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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/13/12)
05/13/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 05/13/2012 4:22:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/13/12)
Monday:
9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
I know Eureka, is going through a slowly death, but I would like to see someone deck Dr Parrish. That will salvage this season..

For your viewing pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofTv7bgEzu8
1 posted on 05/13/2012 4:23:05 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; Proud_texan; ...

2 posted on 05/13/2012 4:24:05 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: KevinDavis

meager helpings


3 posted on 05/13/2012 4:30:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KevinDavis
I would like to see someone deck Dr Parrish. That will salvage this season..

I would too, he's a real Richard!

That being said, I enjoy Eureka, it's just fun stuff..........I hope it continues.

Fringe on the other hand is really jumping the shark now with Bell and that third alternative universe.......I'm losing interest really fast.

"Touch" with Kiefer Sutherland, is really good too, I just wish he would stop talking like he just finished running a marathon and talk like a normal person.......

4 posted on 05/13/2012 4:31:50 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

How did e get to be a semi-regular at the expense of other characters?


5 posted on 05/13/2012 4:49:09 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: KevinDavis

Touch has been renewed for a 2nd season. [I have gotten aggravated at Jack Bauer running around asking, whining, ‘what do you want me to do, Jake?’ ‘Is this what I’m supposed to be doing, Jake?’ ‘Help me, Jake’.

Awake takes the dirt nap.

Supernatural goes for an 8th season [it just barely survived, was nearly cancelled after season 1; now, it is one of the few CW ‘success’ stories].

Once Upon a Time and Grimm have both been renewed for a 2nd season. [They are fun to watch. OUAT took some getting used to as it switched from past to present to past. Grimm is an interesting take on the family Grimm and encounters with strange creatures.]

Syfy Saturday has a made-for-TV movie, American Warships. Syfy has a history of making bad movies with names and themes very similar to theater releases.

MTV’s Teen Wolf is scheduled for a season 2 later this summer.


6 posted on 05/13/2012 5:12:52 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis

Folks this may be off subject but it’s one of those things that stick in the mind.

Does anyone remember a book, or a series, about warriors that came from a planet where they had to carry a gun with them at all times because everything on the planet would attack a human?

Made them great warriors for hire. I can’t remember who wrote it or what its called.

s


7 posted on 05/13/2012 5:17:18 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Tanniker Smith
How did e get to be a semi-regular at the expense of other characters?

Well don't forget, he's a graduate of the Star Fleet Academy and his mom was the Chief Medical Officer on the USS Enterprise-D and it's successor ship the USS Enterprise-E.

It helps to have parents in high places.........

8 posted on 05/13/2012 5:23:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: KevinDavis

9 posted on 05/13/2012 5:30:03 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Steve Newton

I don’t think it’s the one you’re thinking of but...

The Dorsai stories by Gordon R Dickson is a great sci/fi series in that vein.


10 posted on 05/13/2012 5:32:08 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GeronL
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11 posted on 05/13/2012 5:39:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steve Newton

Harry Harrison’s trilogy: Death World; Death World II/The Ethical Engineer; Death World III/The Horse Barbarians. Planet was named Pyrrus, and *everything* on it had human on its menu.

Read them originally as they came out as 3-part serials in Astounding/Analog.


12 posted on 05/13/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: KevinDavis

I’m watching Dances with smurfs on FX now. Its really too bad they went with the anti military anti corporate angle. It could have been a great movie if they had made them allies fighting a common enemy.


13 posted on 05/13/2012 6:17:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; All

That is why I didn’t watch it..


14 posted on 05/13/2012 6:47:36 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: Steve Newton

Harry Harrison’s Deathworld trilogy.


15 posted on 05/13/2012 7:00:05 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: KevinDavis

Visually stunning but otherwise crap. Ideal for muting and turning on some music. Maybe giving it the MST3K treatment.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 7:17:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Krankor
sorry... you lost me last week; was it, the innocents
this week, I haven't any idea.

17 posted on 05/13/2012 8:36:23 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: KevinDavis; All
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/05/fox-renews-touch-cancels-the-finder-alcatraz.html

Fox renews ‘Touch,’ cancels ‘The Finder,’ ‘Alcatraz’

...the network renewed its Kiefer Sutherland-led drama “Touch” and canned “Alcatraz” and “Bones” spinoff “The Finder.”

Touch Sucks...unless you are a numerologist, I suppose...and unless 4 digit numbers written by autistic boys connecting 3-4 world shaking events each week is your cup of tea....

Alcatraz (not my favorite but ok) needed some closure...5-6 more episodes to explain what the heck was actually going on.....

18 posted on 05/14/2012 3:46:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KevinDavis; All
Link Alcatraz cancelled
19 posted on 05/14/2012 3:59:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Here's another clue for last week.I know you know this.

20 posted on 05/14/2012 4:38:55 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: Krankor
LOL! :-D
ah...Invaders from Mars, a (relatively) young Lief Ericsson (1950s)
very corny sci-fi, saw opening credits/30 min. got bored(40+ years ago :)
prefers Tim Burton's Mars Attackack.. ack.. ack.. (poor birds *ZOT!* :) ack.. ack.. ack

21 posted on 05/14/2012 7:35:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: TomGuy
Touch has been renewed for a 2nd season. [I have gotten aggravated at Jack Bauer running around asking, whining, ‘what do you want me to do, Jake?’ ‘Is this what I’m supposed to be doing, Jake?’ ‘Help me, Jake’. Awake takes the dirt nap.

I just saw over at AICN that Touch will be the lead in to Fringe next year (for Fringe's abbreviated last season). I was sorry to see that Awake is going away. Hubby and I have been really enjoying that show.

22 posted on 05/14/2012 7:52:02 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: mrsmith

Thank you all VERY much. They both sound right so I will just read them all to find out.

Blessings!


23 posted on 05/14/2012 8:20:38 AM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Krankor
Capt. Cosmo or Buck Rogers of 21st Century
movie serials

24 posted on 05/14/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: cripplecreek

Just wait to get the point where the traitor, Jake, loses communications with all his allies, then turn it off. Voila! Happy ending!


25 posted on 05/14/2012 8:50:31 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: skinkinthegrass
No. It's a movie. Here's a couple more clues

26 posted on 05/14/2012 10:18:01 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: Steve Newton
Does anyone remember a book, or a series, about warriors that came from a planet where they had to carry a gun with them at all times because everything on the planet would attack a human?

Sounds a little like Harry Harrison's "Deathworld" series. It was a series of books where the protagonist went to a planet where pretty much every thing could kill you. Like Australia on steroids! I really loved them, many years ago. And his "Stainless Steel Rat" series too. I think that HH was WAY underrated as a writer, and thought the Stainless Steel Rat books would have made really great movies.

Mark

27 posted on 05/14/2012 1:08:34 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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In a Sci-Fi tie-in, the ABC series Castle (Nathan Fillion from Firefly) has a new bad guy for the next season... Tamoh Pennicut (sp? - Helo on Battlestar Galactica and Paul Ballard from Dollhouse) is the new bad-guy.

I found myself shouting at the TV, "No!!! Not Helo!!!!! He can't be the badguy!!!!

Mark

28 posted on 05/14/2012 1:15:39 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Thanks Mark and everyone!


29 posted on 05/14/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: KevinDavis

Sexy Jedi Bubblebath! Saber 2: Return of the Body Wash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwpb&NR=1&v=B64aihw3kco

Hot and hilarious!


30 posted on 05/14/2012 3:20:38 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: KevinDavis

From Coast To Coast AM:

Space Command

In the first hour, writer Marc Zicree talked about his new project, a series of sci-fi films entitled Space Command. He was joined by Oscar and Emmy Award winner Doug Drexler as well as director Neil Johnson, who are working with him on the project. He detailed how the inspiration for Space Command comes from the science fiction films of the 1950’s, with the goal of bringing back “the kind of hopeful vision of the future we had back then.” Drexler marveled at the early success of Space Command’s fundraising campaign and declared that “if the studios don’t want to make it, we’re going to make it, no matter what.” As to the project’s timetable, they hope to film the first movie in September and then spend the following year working on the elaborate post-production CGI effects. To that end, Zicree promised that “it will be as polished as a jewel by the time we’re done.”

Interview here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuycQ6v5HFU


31 posted on 05/18/2012 7:36:48 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: Jack Hydrazine

Space Command page
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/58936338/space-command
So far they have raised $61,000+.

Doug Drexler website
http://drexfiles.wordpress.com/


32 posted on 05/18/2012 7:40:42 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: Krankor
wag: Capt. Fathom?
i recognize the actor, Kenneth Tobey...from around the time of
"it came from beneath the sea / the thing from another world"

33 posted on 05/20/2012 8:04:27 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Actually Kenneth Tobey does look a bit like Richard Denning. Good eye. Anyway, here's your final clue.
Click here please
There's a new pic on this week's post, by the way.
34 posted on 05/21/2012 5:26:48 AM PDT by Krankor
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