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    Thread: William Hurt has died
Post: RE: William Hurt has died

The first role that pops into my mind was of the military detective in Gorky Park. Strange because I don't think it needed great acting like some of his other roles.
rkomar Actors 2 83 March 14th, 2022, 05:03 PM
    Thread: Russia and Ukraine
Post: RE: Russia and Ukraine

A news program I was watching suggested that Putin was afraid of a similar uprising against himself as occurred in Ukraine against his puppet a few years ago. Getting Ukraine back under his thumb was...
rkomar History 3 141 March 2nd, 2022, 02:54 AM
    Thread: Horror too disturbing
Post: RE: Horror too disturbing

You never know what is going to creep you out. I remember watching this awful movie called "Ssss" (or something like that) about someone being turned into a snake. I thought it was so bad that it wa...
rkomar General Movies 3 132 February 23rd, 2022, 09:59 PM
    Thread: Will we see the return of the small budget science fiction film?
Post: RE: Will we see the return of the small budget sci...

Heh! I could watch more movies like Dark Star with a beach ball starring as the evil protagonist. Hmm, I wonder if Rubber was influenced by Dark Star?
rkomar General Movies 4 153 February 17th, 2022, 01:48 AM
    Thread: Tarzan books racist and sexist?
Post: RE: Tarzan books racist and sexist?

There is much colonialism in the books, which I would guess is a sore point these days. It probably doesn't matter that Burroughs had villains and nobles in every race to those upset by the ranking o...
rkomar Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 8 392 January 26th, 2022, 03:49 AM
    Thread: Remake or reboot of the Six million dollar man
Post: RE: Remake or reboot of the Six million dollar man

Maybe they could give him a bluetooth connection to his smart phone to use the camera for augmented vision, and the speaker for the "Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo" sound effects?
rkomar Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 9 239 January 13th, 2022, 05:02 PM
    Thread: Remake or reboot of the Six million dollar man
Post: RE: Remake or reboot of the Six million dollar man

I wonder if the title of the show needs a reboot, as well? Six million dollars today doesn't buy nearly as much as it did forty-five years ago, except for technology. Could you fit out Steve Austin ...
rkomar Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 9 239 December 30th, 2021, 06:32 PM
    Thread: John Madden died
Post: RE: John Madden died

Hear hear! I'm not a big football fan, but I was a big fan of his. He made the games interesting and entertaining even for those who aren't hard-core football fans or gamblers. Best of all, he kept...
rkomar History 2 99 December 29th, 2021, 07:43 PM
    Thread: Battlestar Galactica
Post: RE: Battlestar Galactica

I was recently rummaging around some dusty corners of a hard drive and found the old "A New Crew in Town" video humourously comparing the old and new Battlestar Galactica series.  It's still up on you...
rkomar Fan Fiction and Poems 3 477 December 25th, 2021, 03:29 AM
    Thread: Should Disney make its own version of the Little Prince
Post: RE: Should Disney make its own version of the Litt...

The Little Prince is a beautiful and tragic story. Does Disney do tragedies? If they cut out the tragic part, I think the story will lose a lot of its beauty.
rkomar Disney and Pixar Movies 3 253 December 9th, 2021, 02:29 PM
    Thread: Star Trek: Lower Decks
Post: RE: Star Trek: Lower Decks

I've watched a few episodes. From the commercials, I thought it would be too Gen-Z oriented for my tastes, but instead I've enjoyed what I've seen. I'll probably watch the rest on demand when I have...
rkomar Star Trek 1 368 December 1st, 2021, 07:02 PM
    Thread: I am not ready to go back into the cinemas
Post: RE: I am not ready to go back into the cinemas

I saw Shang-Chi and the latest Bond movies in theaters, but I waited until near the end of each movie's run before going. I was the only person watching Shang-Chi, and there were maybe a dozen people...
rkomar General Discussions 9 489 November 22nd, 2021, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Just saw Rise of Skywalker
Post: RE: Just saw Rise of Skywalker

I just saw this movie on tv, and the late scene where the young couple join forces to defeat the resurrected dark lord in a battle of "magic" seemed to be right out of an Andre Norton Witch World nove...
rkomar Star Wars 7 1,364 November 7th, 2021, 11:23 AM
    Thread: Jaws remake
Post: RE: Jaws remake

I kind of hope not. I re-watched the original recently and it really holds up well over time. The shark looks more fake now than it used to, but that didn't bother me. The acting is what really mak...
rkomar General Movies 2 366 September 25th, 2021, 03:17 PM
    Thread: I am not ready to go back into the cinemas
Post: RE: I am not ready to go back into the cinemas

It's not subsiding here either. After a year and a half, people are running out of patience. The group that wants to act like covid-19 isn't a problem is by far the most vocal, but the silent majori...
rkomar General Discussions 9 489 September 22nd, 2021, 12:35 AM
    Thread: All the Container Ships are Piling Up
Post: RE: All the Container Ships are Piling Up

I'm no economist, but it seems to me that a lot of today's inflation is driven by supply chain problems rather than too much cash swimming around. Stuff is more expensive because it is harder to sour...
rkomar General Discussions 4 388 September 22nd, 2021, 12:23 AM
    Thread: I am not ready to go back into the cinemas
Post: RE: I am not ready to go back into the cinemas

I was never a regular theatre-goer, but I'm thinking I'll go this week to watch the new Shang-Chi movie. They require proof of vaccination to enter, so it's a bit safer than just opening the doors to...
rkomar General Discussions 9 489 September 21st, 2021, 01:26 PM
    Thread: All the Container Ships are Piling Up
Post: RE: All the Container Ships are Piling Up

We have exactly the same problems here in Canada. Many of the people who had jobs that were "non-essential" and thus subject to pandemic lockdowns left their industries to try to find more secure wor...
rkomar General Discussions 4 388 September 21st, 2021, 01:19 PM
    Thread: Video: Fans remember seeing 'Star Wars' in 1977
Post: RE: Video: Fans remember seeing 'Star Wars' in 197...

I must have seen it, but I don't remember the details, like which theatre I saw it in. What I _do_ remember is finding a book about the movie in the reading pile at the barbershop around the time the...
rkomar Star Wars 3 396 August 29th, 2021, 03:21 PM
    Thread: She lob a monster or spider or something else
Post: RE: She lob a monster or spider or something else

I think there's a good chance she came from the last basement apartment I lived in. I found some pretty gigantic spiders in the tub from time to time. It made me wonder about the ones too smart or b...
rkomar J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 896 August 25th, 2021, 01:54 AM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

Thanks for the offer! The book has a dust jacket, though. The library put clear plastic over the jacket first before applying any taped on library stickers to the outside. I was able to get the tap...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 1,219 July 24th, 2020, 10:45 AM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

My copy came in, and it looks pretty good! It's a library copy, so it has the card pocket glued into it, a little markup, and some stuff taped to the cover. Other than that, it's in great shape, so ...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 1,219 July 23rd, 2020, 07:33 PM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

Huh! I had no idea that some booksellers are on ebay but not on ABE books. Thanks for pointing that out. I put in the order for the cheapest one; as long as I can read it I'll be happy.
rkomar Andre Norton 12 1,219 July 4th, 2020, 12:32 PM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

I don't remember seeing it, but maybe it was further down the list because of the shipping cost. I live in Canada, and some of the shipping fees from outside of the country are many times the price o...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 1,219 July 3rd, 2020, 12:43 PM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

Thanks for pointing out the new releases. I couldn't find the ebooks at google play or kobo, but I do see the copies of the trade paperback omnibus edition on abebooks. I'm thinking it's a bit too m...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 1,219 July 3rd, 2020, 10:52 AM
    Thread: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS
Post: RE: STAR KA'ATS AND THE WINGED WARRIORS

This is one of the few Andre Norton books I don't have a copy of, because it's so hard to find.  Apparently people didn't like it and not many were bought.  So how is Judith reviewing it?  Have these ...
rkomar Andre Norton 12 1,219 July 2nd, 2020, 07:12 PM
    Thread: Video: Eisenhower returns to Normandy 20 years later
Post: RE: Video: Eisenhower returns to Normandy 20 years...

Booo! "The uploader has not made this video available in your country." Too bad, it looked interesting.
rkomar History 3 562 June 14th, 2020, 11:12 PM
    Thread: Video: How medieval Europeans cleaned their teeth
Post: RE: Video: How medieval Europeans cleaned their te...

Belief in miasmas went way past the middle ages. Histories of the cholera epidemics of two to three hundred years ago showed than many still thought that nearby swamps or bad smells were causing the ...
rkomar History 3 902 April 19th, 2020, 07:12 PM
    Thread: Japanese space experiment proves another SF film trope wrong ...
Post: RE: Japanese space experiment proves another SF fi...

I haven't looked at the papers on the Japanese experiment, but I would guess that they are looking into the effect of impacts from small objects in the asteroid belt. The larger asteroids are probabl...
rkomar General Discussions 6 1,078 March 24th, 2020, 08:07 PM
    Thread: Disney parks closures
Post: RE: Disney parks closures

Considering that a lot of those recent measles outbreaks spread out from a Disney park, closing them during this epidemic is just good sense. On top of that, most people aren't traveling right now, s...
rkomar General Discussions 2 541 March 23rd, 2020, 08:13 PM