Unhappy about new Star Trek movie - Page 7 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Awake In The Dark

Awake In The Dark
What you're watching these days on the Big Screen and the Small Screen.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 28th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #91
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 275
My first foray into sci-fi books was the Halo series with the Reach Prologue to the game.
Leo Pepingco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #92
Air China Pilot
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 2,389
These scifi authors have provided me with great entertainment over the years:

Kim Stanley Robinson
Neal Stephenson
Dan Simmons
China Mieville
Iain M. Banks

Older generation but still producing:
Robert Silverberg
William Gibson
Gene Wolfe
C.J. Cherryh
Fred Saberhagen
Joe Haldeman
__________________
--
Visit http://www.KeithLoh.com | stuff about living in Vancouver | My Flickr photo gallery
Keith Loh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #93
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 259
What i dont like is the "science as religion" approach to sci-fi where supposedly it only works if the science is real or possible--kind of pointless for a fiction story. Just using the term "sci-fi" is supposedly un-pc. You are supposed to say "SF" when talking about "respectable" science fiction.

1968 had the two sides of the coin for movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey..visually striking--but not exactly an accessible film. I still dont understand the point of it.

The other is Planet of the Apes. Both have philosophical content but go in completely different directions.

I love it when the gorilla guard is blasting Heston with the water hose and says: shut up you freak!!!

It's a madhouse. A madhoooooouse!
Kelly Goden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2006, 06:26 PM   #94
Air China Pilot
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 2,389
I like the term "speculative fiction". That would cover a lot of ground from magical realism to hard science.
__________________
--
Visit http://www.KeithLoh.com | stuff about living in Vancouver | My Flickr photo gallery
Keith Loh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2006, 02:29 PM   #95
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Centreville Va
Posts: 1,828
<<1968 had the two sides of the coin for movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey..visually striking--but not exactly an accessible film. I still dont understand the point of it<<

It was about the ascension of man into a purely spiritual being (aka pure energy). BTW in the actual book(s) the monoliths name is Lucifer. Clarke is virulantly antiChristian and makes no bones about it in his books. Even in Childhoods End the aliens witnessing the transformation look like our traditional pictures of Satan, horns and tails included.

If you can get by that, he has written some great SF and was the one who first conceived of a sattlelite staying at a fixed point in space above earth(geosynchronous). All modern communication birds as based on his theories.
__________________
Boycott Guinness, bring back the pint!!!
Joe Carney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2006, 08:36 PM   #96
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 259
<It was about the ascension of man into a purely spiritual being (aka pure energy).>

**
that is the most succinct breakdown of it I have ever read.
Kelly Goden is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Awake In The Dark

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:10 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network