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  • Education: Science Fiction That’s Needed Now

    09/18/2012 3:49:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 18, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    ...The one thing modern education does not do very well is teach critical thinking and this needs to change. In my own life, it was the hall way bull sessions of high school and college that probably did more along this line than any class. In Space Cadet, this took the form of the hall way bull session, but in Starship Troopers it was an actual class called History and Moral Philosophy...
  • Personal Hugo Reflections

    09/06/2012 11:13:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Freehold | September 4-6, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    The Hugo Awards! Nothing does the heart of a sci-fi, horror, fantasy fan more good than to see his favorite author or movie win a Hugo or look on past glories of Hugos gone by. Personally, as I looked through the winners old and new, I began to reflect on how much many of the winners and nominees affected my life and influenced my thought. I felt I had to get this down of digital paper for my own benefit. There may be other authors and movies you as a reader hold dear, but these are the ones that...
  • Freedom, Imagination and Story – Essentials of Good Entertainment.

    08/31/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 31, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    ... what then makes for good entertainment and what qualities does that entertainment have? What causes me to like something when I watch it? What excites me enough to drop money on something and go watch it? ...
  • If It has Arnold in It, Don’t Remake It.

    08/29/2012 2:35:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    Actually, I would appreciate if people didn’t remake anything. Some originality would be nice.  While, I would appreciate no remakes, this goes double for ones with Arnold Schwarzenegger.It as actually quite interesting how many of Arnold’s films were science fiction or fantasy based.  It is also interesting how every remake of one of them is a complete flop.  The latest edition of Total Recall going to the remake scrap-heap is prime example.  Great CGI, No originality and No Arnold equals epic fail.  It seems the original which was recently called ‘cheesy’ by some critic did far better at the box office than the new one which...