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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/21/12)
10/21/2012 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 10/21/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/21/12)
Monday:
8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy
10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC



Friday:
9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy
9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox

Online:
Nuclear Family -- XBox Live


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
Well in honor of finding of a Earth size planet in Alpha Centauri (well I still think there is an Earth like planet there.. Prove me wrong). I thought I show you all a list in how Alpha Centauri has been used in Science Fiction:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Centauri_in_fiction
1 posted on 10/21/2012 4:05:03 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

2 posted on 10/21/2012 4:07:13 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: KevinDavis

cool list


3 posted on 10/21/2012 4:11:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KevinDavis

Where is WD?


4 posted on 10/21/2012 4:14:04 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Beware the worst Halloween nightmare, the "Comeback Kid".......)
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To: Sybeck1; All

WD????


5 posted on 10/21/2012 4:15:11 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Sybeck1
"Where is WD?"

Dunno about nos. 1 thru 39, but I have WD-40 in my garage.

6 posted on 10/21/2012 4:18:41 PM PDT by Aarchaeus (V)
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To: KevinDavis

Walking dead


7 posted on 10/21/2012 4:23:40 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Beware the worst Halloween nightmare, the "Comeback Kid".......)
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To: Sybeck1; All

I consider Walking Dead horror..


8 posted on 10/21/2012 4:25:47 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: KevinDavis

The star name (I guess it is a star) which seems to come up more than any other in science fiction is “Rigel”.

I would guess that Mars is the favorite home planet of more sci-fi movies than all others combined. I will never forget seeing “Invaders From Mars” around 1953 or so. I was only six and it had a tremendous impact on me. For maybe 50 years I had images in my head of that movie. I finally saw it again a few years ago and discovered those images were not quite right.

What star system was “Forbidden Planet” supposed to be from?


9 posted on 10/21/2012 4:28:07 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: KevinDavis

Ok

I was quite the revolution fan at first, now I am getting bored with it


10 posted on 10/21/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Beware the worst Halloween nightmare, the "Comeback Kid".......)
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To: KevinDavis; All
a local tv station; 18.3(digital lex.ky) had the sci-fi classic;
THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955) last night. great stuff. :-D

11 posted on 10/21/2012 4:38:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: yarddog; All

The Antares Star System..


12 posted on 10/21/2012 4:44:38 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: yarddog
fav. home planet..?
probably b/c of H.G.. Wells' War of the World '53 w/ Gene Barry.

13 posted on 10/21/2012 4:46:15 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: KevinDavis
I'm trying to stick with Fringe and give it the benefit of the doubt but this new treasure hunt of trying to search out VHS tapes that Walter has supposedly scattered around the countryside that will presumably save the world is way over the top.

All he had to do was keep them all together and put them in a hard to find spot and the Fringe team would eventually find them.

As for last week's episode with the people suffering from the fungus amoungus, they know what's causing it so why are they still living there?????/ Idiots!

As a side note, as for Olivia, she's the most attractive but asexual heroine in TV today....Astrid has more sexuality going for her than Olive does........

14 posted on 10/21/2012 4:51:36 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: skinkinthegrass

“War of the Worlds”, “Forbidden Planet” and “Invaders From Mars” are probably the 3 all time great sci-fi movies from the golden age of flying saucer movies.

There is one I cannot recall the name of but it too stuck in my memory. It involved aliens from a flying saucer who looked pretty much like your standard aliens of the era.

They killed people by injecting pure alcohol into them. I remember one of their hands was severed and it still was able to function”. I recall there was a lovers lane where the kids all fed beer to a bull. He got so used to alcohol that the aliens steel plungers of alcohol had no effect on him.

The teenagers as was typical in those movies, saved the day. They found out that light destroyed them and turned their car lights on them.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: KevinDavis

Antares: Thanks, I remember that now. Also remember Alterra the gorgeous daughter of the mad scientist. They all seemed to have beautiful daughters.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 4:57:44 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Sybeck1
I was quite the revolution fan at first, now I am getting bored with it

Me too but I can't really explain why. The best I can come up with is "cheesy".....I'm still watching it tho because I'm hoping for a single season closer.

Specifically, I want it to be treated as a mini-series with a final episode that puts an end to the series completely.

17 posted on 10/21/2012 4:59:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: KevinDavis
No Revolution, this monday, just a presidential debate.

Maybe that's a prequel to Revolution.

18 posted on 10/21/2012 5:05:14 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: KevinDavis

Anyone know the REAL plan or update on Cloverfield II?


19 posted on 10/21/2012 5:08:16 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: KevinDavis; yarddog

Actually Altair (in Aquila), not Antares (in Scorpius).

Altair IV, home of the Krell

Hot chick’s name was Altaira


20 posted on 10/21/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Cloverfield surprised me by how good it was. As a kid watching Godzilla movies, my heart always went out to the little people getting squished. The original Godzilla was the only one that tried to portray the human suffering with any genuine pathos. Cloverfield built an entire motion picture around the concept.

BTW — I think this video is a great recap of Cloverfield... set to appropriately jarring music.

Cloverfield music video- Deftones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5okyVSvYeu8


21 posted on 10/21/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: yarddog

I like Forbidden Planet, but just think what a waste it would have been if Leslie Nielsen had stayed in “serious” roles.


22 posted on 10/21/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: hattend

Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

You are welcome.

Now you have me thinking about it, I’m going to have to dig out the DVD when I get home. :-)


24 posted on 10/21/2012 5:28:58 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yeah, just about when he should have been retiring, Nielsen started a whole new career in comedy.

Forbidden Planet also had Robby the Robot who has been around ever since.


25 posted on 10/21/2012 5:32:56 PM PDT by yarddog
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STAR TREK UNAIRED VERSION 2ND PILOT INTRO from 16mm film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFtc2Ypwzl0

(with Sally Kellerman?)


26 posted on 10/21/2012 5:47:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: yarddog

Remember “Honey West?”


27 posted on 10/21/2012 6:38:51 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

I knew “Honey West” was a series starring Anne Francis but I don’t think I ever saw it.

She was also in a couple of episodes of “Twilight Zone”.

She was an unusually pretty girl.


28 posted on 10/21/2012 6:46:29 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: KevinDavis

They are missing my favorite AC author (combination sci-fi/romance) Gini Koch with her Alien series staring Katherine (Kitty) Katt.

Wicked sense of humor, and totally something the this geek girl loves! :-)


29 posted on 10/21/2012 6:47:43 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: KevinDavis

I seem to remember seeing something that the Alpha Centauri system has an unstable star periodically throwing off the bad kind of radiation that makes it unsuitable for humans anywhere near the system, let alone on any planets in the system.


30 posted on 10/21/2012 7:04:03 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: KevinDavis

Singapore time-lapse video.
http://vimeo.com/49753231


31 posted on 10/21/2012 7:17:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Sybeck1

Revolution is like writing a series around the ds9 episode “paradise” I keep expecting them to run into cindy sheehan with a duonetic energy dampening field and they use a piece of lodestone to find it and destroy it......


32 posted on 10/21/2012 8:02:25 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Calvin Locke

That would be proxima centari and it is too far away from A or B to have any effect of the planets circling them.


33 posted on 10/21/2012 8:08:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

If someone wanted to turn off the power to depopulate the planet, one year is enough - why wait 15? If you have the ability to turn it back on, why hide with your family and wait 15 years, knowing so many would die and your quality of life will suffer? The whole premise is unreal.


34 posted on 10/21/2012 8:54:04 PM PDT by tbw2
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(the attack of) THE EYE CREATURE; seems to be, the you remember..
lots of day driving in circles w/dark filters...poor acting, but nice cars.

35 posted on 10/22/2012 5:30:05 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass
(the attack of) THE EYE CREATURE;

I have to correct you. The real title of that movie is Attack of the the Eye Creatures. They just didn't care. (notice the double "the"s) One of the best MST3Ks ever.

36 posted on 10/22/2012 8:56:46 AM PDT by America_Right (I am no longer the 53%. Unemployment sucks!)
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To: KevinDavis
I always wondered if the Centauri from B5 came from there. It would make sense since they were the first aliens we encountered. But, why would they call themselves Centauri? That is the Human word for them. Bah, another sci-fi language discrepancy.

I think they are going to start using the Gliese 581 system for sci-fi aliens. They used it in Battleship first, and I am using it in my new book as the home of the first aliens we encounter. It's only 5 LY away, and it has a very Earth-like planet (maybe).

37 posted on 10/22/2012 9:04:48 AM PDT by America_Right (I am no longer the 53%. Unemployment sucks! Time to write a book...)
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To: America_Right
LOL!
saw that!..didn't want the grammar police on my @$$.

38 posted on 10/22/2012 9:27:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I looked up that movie and discovered it was a remake of “Invasion of the Saucer Men”. After reading both descriptions, I am certain the film I saw was the original from 1957.

It was in black and white.


39 posted on 10/22/2012 9:30:04 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: America_Right
I have to correct you. The real title of that movie is Attack of the the Eye Creatures. They just didn't care. (notice the double "the"s) One of the best MST3Ks ever

My personal MST3K favorite was Hobgoblins.

40 posted on 10/22/2012 12:53:04 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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