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    Thread: The Apocrypha:the false teachings of the Bible
Post: The Apocrypha:the false teachings of the Bible

august Wrote:... although in England, the Anglican Bible still has them. Interesting. Did any survive into the King James Bible?
Nightspore Archeology and Prehistory 7 1,315 March 5th, 2014, 05:58 AM
    Thread: Is Star Wars racist?
Post: Is Star Wars racist?

IIRC one of the first criticisms of the original Star Wars movie was that it was too homogeneously 'white'. It may have been one of the reasons in the sequel that the character of Lando Calrissian was...
Nightspore Star Wars 8 1,619 December 2nd, 2013, 04:51 PM
    Thread: Is Star Wars racist?
Post: Is Star Wars racist?

Wasn't it that Jar Jar appeared to speak in some odd affectation that seemed to resemble an Afro-Caribbean accent the issue? Or something like that?
Nightspore Star Wars 8 1,619 December 2nd, 2013, 08:45 AM
    Thread: Gay Rights Group Wants Boycott of "Ender's Game" at Box Office
Post: Gay Rights Group Wants Boycott of "Ender's Game" a...

I think that this is a genuine quandary for many people. I am a huge fan of the novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky yet I don't share his religious beliefs. I can appreciate his intense insight into the huma...
Nightspore Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 4 867 November 22nd, 2013, 02:14 PM
    Thread: Tolkien's influence on science fiction especially Star Trek.
Post: Tolkien's influence on science fiction especially ...

I dunno, I can see a connection between sci fi & fantasy/folk lore though. I read somewhere that originally the 'Spock' character was to be red coloured. This was abandoned as it was feared that t...
Nightspore J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 1,655 November 22nd, 2013, 12:00 AM
    Thread: UFO News: Mr. Spock's Genesis Burial Torpedo Found by NASA?
Post: UFO News: Mr. Spock's Genesis Burial Torpedo Found...

Streamlined tardis?
Nightspore Star Trek 3 886 November 21st, 2013, 11:48 PM
    Thread: LOTR 1978 Animation
Post: LOTR 1978 Animation

Mind you, I haven't seen it for a long time. It would possibly look terrible to me now.
Nightspore J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 18 1,824 November 21st, 2013, 11:47 PM
    Thread: Invaders Over Mars! Did the Rover Capture a Flying Saucer ... ?
Post: Invaders Over Mars! Did the Rover Capture a Flying...

Yeah, it's probably just a case of wishful thinking & gestalt perception. A bit like the supposed 'canals'.
Nightspore General Discussions 2 524 November 21st, 2013, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Wm. Shatner's UFO documentary
Post: Wm. Shatner's UFO documentary

Beam me up Scotty ...
Nightspore Star Trek 4 1,236 November 21st, 2013, 11:41 PM
    Thread: ‘Star Wars’ no longer science fiction: Harvard, MIT scientists create lightsabre
Post: ‘Star Wars’ no longer science fiction: Harvard, MI...

Sempethy Wrote:Amen! You said it. Or hokey religions ... :laugh:
Nightspore Star Wars 4 696 November 21st, 2013, 11:37 PM
    Thread: Doris Lessing 1919 - 2013
Post: Doris Lessing 1919 - 2013

British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died aged 94. A statement from her publisher, Harper Collins, said she "passed away peacefully at her London home in the early hours of this morni...
Nightspore Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 1 635 November 17th, 2013, 01:49 PM
    Thread: Noah the movie
Post: Noah the movie

They ran out of real ale at my local the other day. I thought that was the end of the world for a while. LOL
Nightspore General Discussions 23 1,467 November 15th, 2013, 04:33 PM
    Thread: Rare TOTP clip for any Dr Who fans out there!
Post: Rare TOTP clip for any Dr Who fans out there!

I saw this the other night on BBC 4 & thought it would be of interest to any Dr Who fans. It is the band 'Mankind' (possibly a session group) performing the Dr Who theme on Top of the Pops in 1978...
Nightspore Fan Fiction and Poems 0 424 November 15th, 2013, 09:05 AM
    Thread: Invaders Over Mars! Did the Rover Capture a Flying Saucer ... ?
Post: Invaders Over Mars! Did the Rover Capture a Flying...

Did the Rover Capture a Flying Saucer Hovering in the Martian Atmosphere? Who Forted? My guess, it's Beagle 2. The bloody thing never landed & is still in orbit! Wave for the camera B2 ... :wave...
Nightspore General Discussions 2 524 November 11th, 2013, 12:54 PM
    Thread: Robert A. Monroe: Journeys Out of the Body
Post: Robert A. Monroe: Journeys Out of the Body

I have recently finished reading Robert A. Monroe's Journeys Out of the Body. I read of Monroe's work & the Monroe Institute many years ago via the works of Colin Wilson. I had always wanted to re...
Nightspore General Discussions 1 497 November 7th, 2013, 06:13 PM
    Thread: Roswell of the Reich
Post: Roswell of the Reich

The Nazis had difficulty enough mass producing fighter aircraft towards the end of WWII. They never had any 'flying saucers'. Roswell was not a cover-up for anything. There was no 'flying saucer' or a...
Nightspore History 16 1,668 November 5th, 2013, 07:12 PM
    Thread: ninja Teenager mutant turtles
Post: ninja Teenager mutant turtles

Is this the reboot to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? :D
Nightspore Super Hero Movies 3 657 November 4th, 2013, 03:01 PM
    Thread: Zenna Henderson (1917-1983)
Post: Zenna Henderson (1917-1983)

Agaricus Wrote:Henderson's best known work...(perhaps her only work?)... is her series of stories about 'The People': aliens living among us. Yes, I will probably get around to reading those one of th...
Nightspore Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 9 1,473 November 1st, 2013, 01:14 PM
    Thread: Zenna Henderson (1917-1983)
Post: Zenna Henderson (1917-1983)

It would have been Zenna Henderson's birthday today. She was one of the first female sci fi writers. I have not read that much of her work. I do remember reading her short story Food to All Flesh when...
Nightspore Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 9 1,473 November 1st, 2013, 09:46 AM
    Thread: Noah the movie
Post: Noah the movie

Sierra Nevada doesn't ring any bells. I can't actually remember the names of the US ales off the top of my head. They aren't sold very often (as they are keg) & it has been at least a year since I...
Nightspore General Discussions 23 1,467 October 31st, 2013, 05:33 PM
    Thread: Noah the movie
Post: Noah the movie

Tennent's Super or Extra isn't seen much outside of Scotland these days. There used to be an old joke about Courage ales; it was so bad you had to have courage to drink it! LOL Having said that, South...
Nightspore General Discussions 23 1,467 October 30th, 2013, 06:39 PM
    Thread: Noah the movie
Post: Noah the movie

august Wrote:Yep, they are all about the ales - I think they enjoy lagers, but just as imports, i.e. from Germany or wherever. So even when they make lagers in England, in their minds they're making G...
Nightspore General Discussions 23 1,467 October 28th, 2013, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Noah the movie
Post: Noah the movie

It's usually 'whinging poms'! Whinging is a British/Australian expression meaning to whine or complain. Apparently the British were renowned for complaining a lot when they were on holiday in Oz. Prob...
Nightspore General Discussions 23 1,467 October 27th, 2013, 04:24 PM
    Thread: LOTR 1978 Animation
Post: LOTR 1978 Animation

When it was first shown on British television an announcer explained what happened in the rest of the story after the film had finished.
Nightspore J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 18 1,824 October 27th, 2013, 04:09 PM
    Thread: LOTR 1978 Animation
Post: LOTR 1978 Animation

It reminds me of reading Tolstoy's War and Peace. I have read it in more than one translation. The 'Maude' translation, although probably not the best translation, has conveniently placed chapter note...
Nightspore J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 18 1,824 October 26th, 2013, 07:51 PM
    Thread: Noah the movie
Post: Noah the movie

august Wrote:The Kiwi nickname is just from the bird, which is sort of the mascot or national bird or whatever of NZ. I know where Kiwi is derived from but 'Pommie' is a bit of a mystery. There are se...
Nightspore General Discussions 23 1,467 October 26th, 2013, 07:40 PM
    Thread: Noah the movie
Post: Noah the movie

Agaricus Wrote:Yes, but what does 'losing the Ashes' mean? Quite a lot to the Australians! ROTFLMAO The Ashes
Nightspore General Discussions 23 1,467 October 26th, 2013, 07:37 PM
    Thread: LOTR 1978 Animation
Post: LOTR 1978 Animation

Coconut Ent Wrote:I read that Bakshi renamed Saruman into "Aruman". Strangely, this was done because... American audiences who hadn't read the book might confuse Saruman with Sauron. http://periannat...
Nightspore J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 18 1,824 October 26th, 2013, 08:57 AM
    Thread: Lynn Collins talks about playing Dejah Thoris
Post: Lynn Collins talks about playing Dejah Thoris

rkomar Wrote:Weird! I added a post to the thread on Bakshi's LotR film today, looked around this site for something else to read, and looked into this thread next at random. It was quite a surprize ...
Nightspore Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 10 3,349 October 25th, 2013, 08:30 PM
    Thread: BBC Mini series Jekyll. New look at a old Tale
Post: BBC Mini series Jekyll. New look at a old Tale

I have only have vague memories of Jekyll when it aired in 2007. No doubt Auntie Beeb will repeat it & I can watch it.
Nightspore Vampire Movies and TV Shows 4 1,107 October 25th, 2013, 12:17 PM