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A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR SCIENCE FICTION

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    PENGUIN INCARNATE

    P.I.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Those seem like very odd choices.

    Denzel and Jude Law especially. Good actors, but not at all the kind of folk I would ever imagine being picked for those roles.

  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Dr. Manhatten - Denzel Washington

    Okay, that would have been pretty sexy right there.

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Jude Law would've been perfect

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    denzel what ahahahahahahaha

  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    No I can totally see that it's awesome.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I would accept Denzel as the comic book nerd.

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    PENGUIN INCARNATE

    P.I.
    P.I., P.I.

    I knew this dame was trouble from the second she walked into my office. It followed her in here like the all too strong perfume she wore. But, I knew this dame was going to be especially troublesome, because this here wasn't any dame at all.

    "I'm Miss Teefs," she said from under a fifty dollar hat.

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Goatmon wrote: »
    I would accept Denzel as the comic book nerd.
    Ice T should be in more movies

  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    PENGUIN INCARNATE

    P.I.
    P.I., P.I.

    I knew this dame was trouble from the second she walked into my office. It followed her in here like the all too strong perfume she wore. But, I knew this dame was going to be especially troublesome, because this here wasn't any dame at all.

    "I'm Miss Teefs," she said from under a fifty dollar hat.

    hahahaha

    also, I just remembered this.
    Spoiler:

  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    I would accept Denzel as the comic book nerd.
    Ice T should be in more movies
    On Dinner for Five, Faizon Love talked about how Ice T directs his movies

    "Alright move the thang

    Move the thang

    Action, (except he wouldn't say action)

    Alright, get busy with it

    Get busy with yo uhhhhhh.... Roll the cameras

    Alright we're gonna move on to the gun scene, and then we're gonna work on the soundtrack"

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    I would accept Denzel as the comic book nerd.
    Ice T should be in more movies

    "It's like, we're all puppets, you know'm sayin'? Only, Ice-T can see the fuckin' strings."

  • UrianUrian __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Man how does anybody not know ridley scott


    basically, this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lW0F1sccqk

    and this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oYNvmNZP2o

    should get anyone up to speed on the blessing that this thread conveys

    not sci-fi and not as good as those two but it still deserves a spot when Ridley Scott is mentioned

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sjCdTaObSI&feature=related

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Butler wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    I would accept Denzel as the comic book nerd.
    Ice T should be in more movies

    "It's like, we're all puppets, you know'm sayin'? Only, Ice-T can see the fuckin' strings."
    hahahahaha who said that

  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    According to Amazon traveling in that book causes the people traveling to age months and everything else to age centuries. How the hell does that work for a story? So where would they possibly travel and how could they be useful? They can travel to some distant planet to kill aliens that are now hundreds of years more advanced, I just don't see that point. If the enemy was a problem before they will be even a bigger problem now with their advanced future weapons.
    I can't tell if you're not aware of relativity.
    Yes I know about it, I have read several Hawking books. Anyways my point is is that their technology will be hundreds of years old by the time they get to where they want to go.
    see317 wrote: »
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    According to Amazon traveling in that book causes the people traveling to age months and everything else to age centuries. How the hell does that work for a story? So where would they possibly travel and how could they be useful? They can travel to some distant planet to kill aliens that are now hundreds of years more advanced, I just don't see that point. If the enemy was a problem before they will be even a bigger problem now with their advanced future weapons.
    You should read the book, because they do address this exact question.
    Spoiler:
    I will definitely read the book.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    Yes I know about it, I have read several Hawking books.
    i cannot stop laughing

  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I've got the book but I should re-read it, it's been years.

  • UrianUrian __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    The theory of relativity isn't the most complex idea.

    And it's just a theory. I personally think the universe is so completely huge and complex beyond our comprehension that to think we know any real answers about it when it comes to scale that large is kind of naive.

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Hilary Swank would've made a great Laurie.

    And oh my god Ridley Scott oh my god.

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Urian wrote: »
    The theory of relativity isn't the most complex idea.

    And it's just a theory. I personally think the universe is so completely huge and complex beyond our comprehension that to think we know any real answers about it when it comes to scale that large is kind of naive.
    special relativity does not necessarily have to deal with space, though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_paradox

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    okay i'm going to sleep

    i'm glad with the way this thread has turned out

  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Fari have you watched the Kingdom of Heaven DC yet

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  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    by the way

    if you're a fan of Haldeman and Heinlein (if you're not a fan of Heinlein, your life is devoid of meaning), check out John Scalzi. His Old Man's War universe is a fine homage to the masters.

    I am reading starship troopers right now and it is making me a person who is not a fan of heinlein

    this book sounds rad though

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    by the way

    if you're a fan of Haldeman and Heinlein (if you're not a fan of Heinlein, your life is devoid of meaning), check out John Scalzi. His Old Man's War universe is a fine homage to the masters.

    I am reading starship troopers right now and it is making me a person who is not a fan of heinlein

    this book sounds rad though
    jesus fuck are you serious

    starship troopers is brilliant

    D:

    D:

    D:

    t ian: yeah man i've been recommending it for a while now

  • edited October 2008
    i think i listened to the audiobook of starship troopers

    man did tfs ever hate that book probably up there with his hate of ayn rand

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    k, I must be thinking of someone else who hasn't seen it yet then

    you watched the commentary too right

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    actually no

    but i want to

    someone was telling me how that shot of the lone siege tower on fire was accidental, some fuel ignited and ridley filmed it. and it's one of my favorite shots in the movie.

    was that you?

  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    nope, but it's true

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  • UrianUrian __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Fari have you watched the Kingdom of Heaven DC yet

    Question wasn't directed towards me but I will say that I saw it last week and loved it.

    So much more David Thewlis and huge elements of the story that were missing that make the movie feel complete. The theatrical cut was so rushed, but the DC gave everything the breathing room it needed and let the movie play out with the epic scale that was originally intended.

    And yeah that siege tower shot was great but very short.

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    word

    good night

  • edited October 2008
    http://otr.net/?p=xmn1

    old recordings of the radio drama X Minus One (in realplayer format).

    it was a science fiction show with new stories every week with notable authors including: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon. The authors were alive when they broadcast this stuff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Minus_One

    if you can handle realplayer and the occasional sketchy recording, there is some great shit there

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  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    by the way

    if you're a fan of Haldeman and Heinlein (if you're not a fan of Heinlein, your life is devoid of meaning), check out John Scalzi. His Old Man's War universe is a fine homage to the masters.

    I am reading starship troopers right now and it is making me a person who is not a fan of heinlein

    this book sounds rad though
    jesus fuck are you serious

    starship troopers is brilliant

    D:

    D:

    D:

    t ian: yeah man i've been recommending it for a while now

    well all this stuff about flogging and how punishment is the only way for children not to grow up as criminals is pretty dumb

    and he's been in boot camp for probably more than a hundred pages and I'm getting kinda tired of it

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Urian wrote: »
    The theory of relativity isn't the most complex idea.

    And it's just a theory. I personally think the universe is so completely huge and complex beyond our comprehension that to think we know any real answers about it when it comes to scale that large is kind of naive.

    Fuck you.

  • Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Time dilation with the theory of relativity has been observed I think anyway.

  • skinny87skinny87 Registered User
    edited October 2008
    I read Starship Troopers at 13-14 and thought it was brilliant - like an anti-fascist satire, criticism of a totalitarian regime.

    I was crushed a few years ago to find that Heinlein actually thought it was a perfect society...

  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    skinny87 wrote: »
    I read Starship Troopers at 13-14 and thought it was brilliant - like an anti-fascist satire, criticism of a totalitarian regime.

    I was crushed a few years ago to find that Heinlein actually thought it was a perfect society...

    Heinlein pretty much just absorbed the political beliefs of whoever he was married to at the time.

  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited October 2008
    well whoever he was married to while writing starship troopers must have been a terrible bitch

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Look at this sharp motherfucker

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    In regards to the OP:

    Yessss

    Yessssss

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    skinny87 wrote: »
    I read Starship Troopers at 13-14 and thought it was brilliant - like an anti-fascist satire, criticism of a totalitarian regime.

    I was crushed a few years ago to find that Heinlein actually thought it was a perfect society...

    There are elements of that society which are very good. Namely, the layout and attitude of the military, that they exist for the protection of humanity, the fact that all officers were once enlisted men, and their recruiting and training practices. The fact that the military is in complete control of the society, though? Not quite as enthused about that.

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