SCI-FI?  

keithcancook 63M
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4/26/2018 3:04 pm
SCI-FI?


 
Are any of you guys fans of science fiction? I just love the genre. I suppose it stems from being a in the Sixties. The Gemini and Apollo programs filled my imagination with limitless possibilities.
 
Limitless possibilities . (This could almost serve as a two-word definition of the Universe, don't you think?)
 
Anyway, before I drone on endlessly, I am posting about science fiction because I want to find out if any of y'all are watching Westworld ( HBO ) or The Expanse (SyFi). I love them both. The writing, acting, and production values are top notch in my opinion.
 
Do you have any use for Sci-Fi? Should we simply deal with the real, not wasting time on imagining the impossible?
 
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keithcancook 63M
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4/26/2018 3:31 pm

I suppose I’m still a kid in his sixties... Ha!

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ltrskr 72M  
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4/26/2018 4:16 pm

Sfi-Fi is imagination, without imagination we would still be walking around dragging our knuckles!

"Beam us up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life here!"


keithcancook 63M
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4/26/2018 4:25 pm

    Quoting ltrskr:
    Sfi-Fi is imagination, without imagination we would still be walking around dragging our knuckles!

    "Beam us up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life here!"
I absolutely agree. It’s totally human to want to go where no one has gone before.

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classicalrebel4 65M  
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4/26/2018 5:52 pm

I've always been more of a fan of written science fiction, Ellison, Silverberg, Delaney, and more.

Please don't let me be misunderstood.


papis_baby_girl 41F
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4/26/2018 5:53 pm

I enjoy Sci-Fi but if it's way to 'sci-fi-y' then I'm out...meaning if it's way too unreasonable to believe it could be true then it doesn't interest me. I guess I prefer 'believable' sc-fi if that's even real...lol

I like Westworld... I saw the movie first and was in awe... the show... fantastic...

another great show that I saw was Mars on Nat-Geo... can't wait for season 2...

anything Mars related and I'm so there...

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redrockrascal 61M
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4/26/2018 6:42 pm

We grew up at the same time and I've always enjoyed Sci-Fi stuff. Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were cool to watch and the 50s movies like Them were fun to watch.

I don't watch much TV now and I need to catch up on Star Wars and Trek.

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keithcancook 63M
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4/26/2018 7:29 pm

    Quoting classicalrebel4:
    I've always been more of a fan of written science fiction, Ellison, Silverberg, Delaney, and more.
Hello classicalrebel4, and welcome to The Venting Blog! Have you read Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny? It won the Hugo in 1968. It's a fun read, and contains the greatest pun in all of Sci-Fi.

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keithcancook 63M
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4/26/2018 7:48 pm

    Quoting papis_baby_girl:
    I enjoy Sci-Fi but if it's way to 'sci-fi-y' then I'm out...meaning if it's way too unreasonable to believe it could be true then it doesn't interest me. I guess I prefer 'believable' sc-fi if that's even real...lol

    I like Westworld... I saw the movie first and was in awe... the show... fantastic...

    another great show that I saw was Mars on Nat-Geo... can't wait for season 2...

    anything Mars related and I'm so there...
One of the reasons I like The Expanse is the efforts made to keep things in the realm of physics. No making turns by steering left or right. Nope, you need directional thrusters to change your trajectory in a vacuum. Details like that impress me.

Check it out. They have human Martians in it! It's in season 3 now, so you can binge your way thru episodes if you wish. The whole "proto-molecule" idea is very cool.

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keithcancook 63M
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4/26/2018 7:53 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    We grew up at the same time and I've always enjoyed Sci-Fi stuff. Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were cool to watch and the 50s movies like Them were fun to watch.

    I don't watch much TV now and I need to catch up on Star Wars and Trek.
Oh! I love TZ & OL! I watched both of em religiously.

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marysia4u 64F
15362 posts
4/26/2018 8:15 pm

Not a lover of Sci- Fi.
Give me a good thriller with a twist at the end.


keithcancook 63M
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4/26/2018 8:35 pm

    Quoting marysia4u:
    Not a lover of Sci- Fi.
    Give me a good thriller with a twist at the end.


Have you seen Shutter Island, or perhaps The Game? Both of those will fit the bill.

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partygald 37F
1791 posts
4/26/2018 9:16 pm

I like the genre, although I have to add, poorly done sci fi movies are quite...horrible to watch


marysia4u 64F
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4/26/2018 9:23 pm

    Quoting keithcancook:
    Have you seen Shutter Island, or perhaps The Game? Both of those will fit the bill.

    blog on!
Both great movies.


Furbal1972 48M
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4/26/2018 10:23 pm

I barely signed up for Netflix a few weeks ago, so I am way behind on all that is streaming.

But I just wanted to express my interest in sci-fi. .. I love the literature. .. I love how the authors peer into the future.

Many authors look to the past for inspiration. Funny how history repeats itself.

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s2ndegree 61M  
9736 posts
4/27/2018 12:28 am

Robinson Crusoe on mars was one of my favorites.
I remember Richard Benjamin was in a movie
called Westworld with Yul Brynner as the run a muck
gunslinger.Is it the same premise as the old movie?
A resort vacation concept based on fulfilling guests
fantasys.If it is, do they have the guy in the golf cart
cruising around?

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s2ndegree 61M  
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4/27/2018 12:30 am

    Quoting Furbal1972:
    I barely signed up for Netflix a few weeks ago, so I am way behind on all that is streaming.

    But I just wanted to express my interest in sci-fi. .. I love the literature. .. I love how the authors peer into the future.

    Many authors look to the past for inspiration. Funny how history repeats itself.
Hey how have you been?Haven't read
you in awhile.I hope all is good!

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author51 57F  
96518 posts
4/27/2018 8:29 am

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    We grew up at the same time and I've always enjoyed Sci-Fi stuff. Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were cool to watch and the 50s movies like Them were fun to watch.

    I don't watch much TV now and I need to catch up on Star Wars and Trek.
Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were a must watch for me. I am a Star Wars fan as well. I did see Westworld the movie, but can not watch the series or many of any of them at all. My hockey is on my t.v. instead for the most part and my computer is a dinosaur that belongs in Jurassic Park and takes a lot out of it to either stream, watch YouTube or anything else.

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keithcancook 63M
18277 posts
4/27/2018 2:58 pm

    Quoting partygald:
    I like the genre, although I have to add, poorly done sci fi movies are quite...horrible to watch
Welcome to The Venting Blog, partygald! Thanks for weighing in. Bad Sci-Fi does seem worse than bad (insert other genre here),

However, there are some folks who love them for heir levels of awfulness. There was a show Mystery Science Theater IIRC, where the movie was ridiculed all the way through by commenters watching it in a mock-theater.

And of course there is the late, great, Frank Zappa. He glorified horrible monster movies in his song Cheapnis.

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keithcancook 63M
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4/27/2018 3:08 pm

    Quoting Furbal1972:
    I barely signed up for Netflix a few weeks ago, so I am way behind on all that is streaming.

    But I just wanted to express my interest in sci-fi. .. I love the literature. .. I love how the authors peer into the future.

    Many authors look to the past for inspiration. Funny how history repeats itself.
Hullo there, old friend! I never imagined myself immersed enough in a story to keep watching a chain of episodes for hours and hours. But I reckon it helps when the programming is uninterrupted by commercials.

(Heck, the only thing I watch that has commercials anymore is sports)

As for history repeating, well look at the authors. They be humans! We are quite predictable, you know.

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keithcancook 63M
18277 posts
4/27/2018 4:32 pm

    Quoting s2ndegree:
    Robinson Crusoe on mars was one of my favorites.
    I remember Richard Benjamin was in a movie
    called Westworld with Yul Brynner as the run a muck
    gunslinger.Is it the same premise as the old movie?
    A resort vacation concept based on fulfilling guests
    fantasys.If it is, do they have the guy in the golf cart
    cruising around?
That was one of my very favorites, too! I loved how he rigged his cave up for survival. Very cool.

The new Westworld is a re-imagining of the '70s movie to which you refer. It totally blows that original plot away. There are a few Easter eggs thrown in as tribute to the original, which was pretty cool as well. I hope you get a chance to see it.

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keithcancook 63M
18277 posts
4/29/2018 11:43 am

I do not know Electric Dreams, but I will look out for it upon your recommendation. The only Vonnegut I have read is Slaughterhouse Five. That was a trip for sure...

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canyaz 52F
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5/15/2018 3:44 am

We are Westworld fans. I loved the original movie when I was a kid. Scared the hell out of me but in a good way. I would say every one in my home are sci-fi fans. We discuss possibilities of AI take overs, advancements to better our lives and the bot media infiltration. I wonder, if it gets out of hand, can we just unplug?

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keithcancook 63M
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5/15/2018 7:22 pm

    Quoting canyaz:
    We are Westworld fans. I loved the original movie when I was a kid. Scared the hell out of me but in a good way. I would say every one in my home are sci-fi fans. We discuss possibilities of AI take overs, advancements to better our lives and the bot media infiltration. I wonder, if it gets out of hand, can we just unplug?
Excellent!

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