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  Gandalf lived with the hobbits
Posted by: badlands - February 6th, 2023, 10:29 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - No Replies

According to the Amazon series: Gandalf lived among the hobbits ?

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  Science Pushes Back the Edge, Meaning of Death
Posted by: Michael - February 6th, 2023, 11:02 AM - Forum: From New Science to New Sci-Fi - No Replies

This article has some very disturbing elements but it shares some of the most recent research into physical, biological death and technologies that may help extend or restore life.

A Groundbreaking Scientific Discovery Shows That We Can Reverse Death


I find the anecdote with the pigs to be disturbing but it does suggest that some old science fiction/horror stories may have foreshadowed something more than fantasy. So where would this latest research lead writers to take their characters? It's hard to beat classics like "Re-animator" and Frankenstein (among others).

Maybe new stories would focus more on the ethics of dealing with a population of resurrected dead people. What would their rights be? Would they be welcomed back by society? Would they be recognized as their old selves? They might need new bodies. Victims of serious disasters might have to be resurrected and then asked if they want to return to life.

New patient communication systems may have to be devised to interact with them. We've got experimental technology that reads brain waves and translates them into words on computers.

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  Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams, passed away
Posted by: Michael - February 6th, 2023, 10:56 AM - Forum: Actors - No Replies

She suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. They put her on life support but her family had her taken off last week.

Original Wednesday Addams Lisa Loring Taken Off Life Support, Dies at 64

She led such a troubled life but for many years she was THE Wednesday actress.

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  Nuremberg laws vs Nuremberg trials
Posted by: badlands - February 6th, 2023, 12:52 AM - Forum: History - Replies (1)

Why were they both called Nuremberg?

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  REBEL SPURS
Posted by: Irene - January 28th, 2023, 07:55 PM - Forum: Andre Norton - No Replies

I needed something to read. So, I went to the Norton shelf, and picked off REBEL SPURS.

This is a Western. It is also the second book after RIDE PROUD REBEL.  I don't often re-read PROUD. 
RIDE PROUD REBEL is about the Civil war, from the point of view of an unloved orphan from Kentucky, in the Army of the Confederacy.  
REBEL SPURS is about that same young man after the war is over. He has his parole, the papers for the two purebred horses in his train, and a small pile of coin. The mule doesn't have papers. He takes his stake across country to Arizona, in the hope of meeting a man he thought long dead, his father. 

Now, I like the descriptions of AZ, and the usual Norton story of a young man coming of age.

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  Cameron bows to the money, says more Avatars on the way
Posted by: Michael - January 23rd, 2023, 03:27 AM - Forum: General Movies - No Replies

James Cameron will probably go down in history as the most financially successful film director of his generation. He confirmed a couple of weeks ago that [/url=https://gizmodo.com/james-cameron-avatar-4-avatar-5-sequels-1849963281]Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 will happen[/url] because, Gosh Darn It, number 2 has been so successful.

Of course, he did pretty well with that movie in the late 1990s about the sinking ship, and those movies about the murderous robot, and, oh, you know, some other stuff.

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  Earl Boen Passed Away
Posted by: Michael - January 23rd, 2023, 03:24 AM - Forum: Actors - No Replies

His voice would have been very familiar to gamers but he was best known to science fiction and fantasy movie fans as Dr. Peter Silberman, the smarmy police psychologist who survived a couple of encounters with Terminators.

He passed away earlier this month of lung cancer. He was 81 years old. I am sure he will be missed by fandom as well as by his friends and family.

R.I.P. Earl Boen, veteran voice actor and Terminator co-star

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  Peter Pan the vampire movie
Posted by: badlands - January 18th, 2023, 01:13 PM - Forum: Vampire Movies and TV Shows - No Replies

https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3739...ovie-team/

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  Bambi the horror movie
Posted by: badlands - January 18th, 2023, 01:11 PM - Forum: General Movies - Replies (1)

https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3742...nd%20love.

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  Five nights at Freddy’s movie
Posted by: badlands - January 18th, 2023, 01:09 PM - Forum: General Movies - Replies (1)

Is there going to be one?

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