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    Thread: Narnia 2 Gets Green Light
Post: Narnia 2 Gets Green Light

I enjoyed the first Narnia...but this sequel will suffer without Tilda Swinton! She was the star, as far as I was concerned!
The Thunder Child General Movies 8 1,043 February 2nd, 2006, 04:32 PM
    Thread: Open to suggestions
Post: Open to suggestions

If you're a fan of Superman, you should try the relatively new book, It's Superman, by Tom De Haven. There's a review of the book in the January issue of my web magazine The Thunder Child, although...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 9 1,038 February 2nd, 2006, 04:16 PM
    Thread: Has anyone here not read the books?
Post: Has anyone here not read the books?

I confess I haven't. So I'm able to see the movies without preconceived notions. It's certainly true that if you'd never seen a previous Potter movie, The Goblet of Fire would have been way to confus...
The Thunder Child Harry Potter 23 1,403 December 9th, 2005, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Harry, Narnia and Wizard of Oz for Christmas store
Post: Harry, Narnia and Wizard of Oz for Christmas store

Hi, guys I've put together an online store for people who need to get ready for Christmas. It's an Amazon affiliate. What's great about Amazon is that your local store might have perhaps ten Harr...
The Thunder Child Harry Potter 0 10 December 9th, 2005, 11:40 PM
    Thread: The Harry Potter Audio Books
Post: The Harry Potter Audio Books

Anybody here like to listen to the audio books as opposed to reading them? I know Jim Dale does the American versions...I was surprised to learn another actor does them in England...Stephen Fry. Ha...
The Thunder Child Harry Potter 5 682 December 8th, 2005, 12:56 AM
    Thread: Does anyone here write real fiction?
Post: Does anyone here write real fiction?

Hi, Michael Thanks for the kind words about the site. The December issue is now up! Lots of interesting articles - including The Invisible Man On Stage and The Avengers (John Steed and Emma Peel) ...
The Thunder Child Fan Fiction and Poems 3 795 December 8th, 2005, 12:44 AM
    Thread: H.G. Wells
Post: H.G. Wells

The man who started it all. Mary Shelley paved the way, and then Jules Verne...but when you think of any sci fi plot...it was pretty much used first by H. G. Wells. Any H. G. Wells fans here? I'm ...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 5 1,093 December 8th, 2005, 12:39 AM
    Thread: The Cybermen Are Back!
Post: The Cybermen Are Back!

They look a lot like silver C-3P0s, don't they? But...cool... I've been rewatching Doctor Who after letting it go for about ten years...I'm currently watching Pertwee in The Planet of the Daleks. L...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 3 707 December 8th, 2005, 12:34 AM
    Thread: Peter Jackson's King Kong
Post: Peter Jackson's King Kong

Is no one excited about this movie???? The trailer looks great. I've heard both good and bad things about it...which usually doesn't matter to me...if I have an interest in a movie I go see it r...
The Thunder Child General Movies 20 1,898 December 8th, 2005, 12:31 AM
    Thread: Zathura
Post: Zathura

Hm...doesn't seem to be much of an interest here about Zathura. Is Michael the only one who saw it? I saw it a couple of weeks ago, and liked it as much as I expected to - meaning not very much. ...
The Thunder Child General Movies 8 982 December 8th, 2005, 12:29 AM
    Thread: Does anyone here write real fiction?
Post: Does anyone here write real fiction?

I publish a monthly webzine, and am looking to add a couple of "Cliffhanger" type serial stories to it, on a monthly basis (or depending on how quickly you can write, even a weekly basis!). What I'd...
The Thunder Child Fan Fiction and Poems 3 795 November 8th, 2005, 02:10 AM
    Thread: Zathura
Post: Zathura

Had a chance to see a preview of this movie at my local theater a week ago, but I didnt' realize it *was* a preview, so I missed it. Now I've got to wait a couple more weeks, eh? Well, I hope the b...
The Thunder Child General Movies 8 982 November 8th, 2005, 02:06 AM
    Thread: 50s/60s books for teens
Post: 50s/60s books for teens

Well, no one seems much interested in Mike Mars....can we discuss the Tom Corbett series? I loved that series - the writing was so much better than the Mike Mars books that it isn't even funny. The...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 4 1,287 November 8th, 2005, 02:02 AM
    Thread: Douglas Adams
Post: Douglas Adams

>>>Of course Adams was funny Heh heh. :laugh: I've read Adams' The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, but have yet to find his Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective Service. Anyone have an op...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 15 1,340 November 8th, 2005, 02:01 AM
    Thread: Chicken Little - a feminist viewpoint!
Post: Chicken Little - a feminist viewpoint!

Just went to see this. Haven't read any of the reviews - I normally don't. If I see trailer or something that interests me I'll go see the movie regardless of the reviews, so I'll seldom bother. Now ...
The Thunder Child General Movies 1 796 November 7th, 2005, 05:02 PM
    Thread: Classic 50s Sci Fi
Post: Classic 50s Sci Fi

The Fifties were the decade for great science fiction movies, from The Day the Earth Stood Still in 1951, to It Came From Outer Space in 1953, to When Worlds Collide and This Island Earth. And of co...
The Thunder Child General Movies 14 1,164 November 4th, 2005, 10:48 PM
    Thread: Douglas Adams
Post: Douglas Adams

If you like Douglas Adams, you should love Terry Pratchett. Course Adams did sci fi and Terry Pratchett, with his Disc World series, does fantasy, but it's the same type of humor.
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 15 1,340 November 4th, 2005, 10:43 PM
    Thread: Do you Blog? - If yes please suggest a good site to start..
Post: Do you Blog? - If yes please suggest a good site t...

I've started a new blog called Science and Sanity, in which I discuss my researches into things of interest I find while reading science fiction. For example I just read a short story called Procrea...
The Thunder Child General Discussions 7 753 November 4th, 2005, 04:24 AM
    Thread: Rakshasa --- Anyone heard of it???
Post: Rakshasa --- Anyone heard of it???

EDSEL_PK Wrote:Anyone heard of this creature? Anyone know how to kill one??. A Rakshasha was a villain in a Kolchak, Night Stalker episode from the 1970s. (The series of which is so infinitely superi...
The Thunder Child Mythology and Folklore 5 2,163 November 3rd, 2005, 12:35 AM
    Thread: Native Americans and "technology"
Post: Native Americans and "technology"

Jaak Wrote:How would you describe the conditions in the slums of Teotihuacan or Tenochtitlan? What makes you think there were slums there?
The Thunder Child History 8 1,055 November 3rd, 2005, 12:31 AM
    Thread: Jamestown 2007
Post: Jamestown 2007

I live in Yorktown, Virginia, and there's quite a bit of work going on to get Jamestown ready for its 400th anniversary. Jamestown was the first settlement in the New World, beating the Pilgrims by ...
The Thunder Child History 5 709 November 3rd, 2005, 12:27 AM
    Thread: Hooray, Insensitivity
Post: Hooray, Insensitivity

Haven't bothered to read any but the last few posts in this thread, but as a non-religious person myself may I suggest that the novel Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett, makes great reading. And gives on...
The Thunder Child General Discussions 127 11,781 November 3rd, 2005, 12:23 AM
    Thread: Original Twilight Zone
Post: Original Twilight Zone

I am a big fan of the Original Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling. One of the best fantasy/sci fi anthology shows ever created, for all that the stories are over 30 years old. Most of them still res...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 12 1,010 November 3rd, 2005, 12:17 AM
    Thread: Classic Sci Fi in The Thunder Child
Post: Classic Sci Fi in The Thunder Child

Hi, all Just wanted to let you know the November issue of The Thunder Child is now online. http://www.thethunderchild.omnivoreink.com/ Articles on: It Came From Outer Space (classic 1950s 3D m...
The Thunder Child General Discussions 0 304 November 1st, 2005, 01:23 PM
    Thread: Zathura
Post: Zathura

Another adventure from the universe of Jumanji. I didn't care for Jumanji when I first saw it, but it grew on me when I got the tape (mainly because I'd fast forward it past the beginning and start ...
The Thunder Child General Movies 8 982 October 30th, 2005, 02:43 PM
    Thread: Terry Brooks
Post: Terry Brooks

I really disliked the first Shannara book for that reason. Also, Brooks had some word that he used to use over and over again...can't remember now what it was (this was what, 20 years ago when it firs...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 10 1,515 October 30th, 2005, 02:40 PM
    Thread: 50s/60s books for teens
Post: 50s/60s books for teens

>>What don't you like? The Mike Mars followed the adventures of the seven astronauts of Project Quicksilver, 7 young graduates from Air Force or Navy academies who were 'expendable,' so while t...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 4 1,287 October 30th, 2005, 02:33 PM
    Thread: Best of Lord Dunsany
Post: Best of Lord Dunsany

I took a look at the online Book of Wonder, and to my delight found The Wonderful Window was there. The Wonderful Window has always been one of my favorites. A very poignant tale: http://www.sff.n...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 3 810 October 30th, 2005, 01:27 AM
    Thread: 50s/60s books for teens
Post: 50s/60s books for teens

I'm currently reading the Mike Mars books, written by Donald Wolheim during the early 60s, and I have to admit I'm not impressed. Yet I understand these books were popular with teens at the time. An...
The Thunder Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 4 1,287 October 30th, 2005, 01:22 AM
    Thread: Avatars vs People
Post: Avatars vs People

Hi, all New to the boards. Just went to add an avatar to my posts and saw under history/mythology this one of a boar. And as a Richard III fan, I had to choose it! And I'm wondering, does a boa...
The Thunder Child General Discussions 22 1,667 October 30th, 2005, 01:19 AM