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    Thread: Star gating books, movies, and authors
Post: RE: Star gating books, movies, and authors

Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky" Also Roger Zelazny's Amber series, where magical playing cards opened up portals to alternate universes
august Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 2 17 6 hours ago
    Thread: Star gating books, movies, and authors
Post: RE: Star gating books, movies, and authors

Heinlein's [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_i...Sky]Tunnel in the Sky[_/url] Also Roger Zelazny's Amber series, where magical playing cards opened up portals to alternate universes
august Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 2 17 6 hours ago
    Thread: Wanda fan represents at Dr. Strange premier
Post: Wanda fan represents at Dr. Strange premier

My young friend Zanna posted this after seeing Dr. Strange: 👩🏼‍🦰 “One ticket to Scarlet Witch in the Multiverse of Madness” Box Office Staff: “ Do you mean Dr. Stra-“ 👩🏼‍🦰 “I said what I said.”
august Super Hero Movies 1 80 May 10th, 2022, 10:06 AM
    Thread: Nazism, Arthurian myths, C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien
Post: RE: Nazism, Arthurian myths, C.S. Lewis, and Tolki...

Yeah, about the only connection is that all were descended from Indo Europeans who had vaguely similar religious and mythological storytelling traditions. So a bold hero with a magic sword on some q...
august J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 130 April 29th, 2022, 09:15 AM
    Thread: Japanese spies / concentration camps
Post: RE: Japanese spies / concentration camps

Yep. All of the above. With extra, nearly unique additions: - physical differences - a child of recent German or Italian immigrants physically looked similar to a child of families of English or F...
august History 2 187 April 18th, 2022, 08:45 PM
    Thread: Huayna Picchu is the correct name for Machu Picchu
Post: RE: Huayna Picchu is the correct name for Machu Pi...

I'm somehow reminded of a scene in "Pitch Perfect." Rebel Eilson plays an exuberant, overweight girl who introduces herself as Fat Amy, so that no one else can try to call her that to insult her. Fin...
august Archeology and Prehistory 1 113 April 18th, 2022, 05:23 PM
    Thread: How can star trek get new fans?
Post: RE: How can star trek get new fans?

They'll get rich fans, at least.
august Star Trek 4 74 April 13th, 2022, 10:18 PM
    Thread: Clash of the clans movie
Post: RE: Clash of the clans movie

Any chance that rather than just posting a link to something many may not be familiar with, you could tell us what it is, why you like it, what the history is, and what you think about a potential mov...
august General Movies 4 55 April 13th, 2022, 10:15 PM
    Thread: Unaffiliated Colorado voters can participate in Republican primary
Post: RE: Unaffiliated Colorado voters can participate i...

The short, over-simplified answer is that people from the general population wanted more of a say in who the parties nominated. That included independents who might suddenly support a particular candi...
august Politics 3 120 April 13th, 2022, 09:12 AM
    Thread: Unaffiliated Colorado voters can participate in Republican primary
Post: RE: Unaffiliated Colorado voters can participate i...

Off the top of my head, I'd say that the govt. shouldn't fund a private election...like the presidency of a garden club. Unfortunately, even though a 2-party system wasn't envisioned by the founders, ...
august Politics 3 120 April 12th, 2022, 07:56 PM
    Thread: Angie Dotchin's birthday - March 31st
Post: RE: Angie Dotchin's birthday - March 31st

No clue - that seems to be the last media mention of her.
august Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 29 5,445 April 6th, 2022, 05:26 AM
    Thread: Did anyone collect starlog magazine?
Post: RE: Did anyone collect starlog magazine?

I read Starlog faithfully from its beginning to maybe 1980, and I think it had a spinoff mag, called...Future?   I think the key was that Analog, F&SF, Galaxy, Asimov, etc. published short stories...
august General Discussions 6 120 April 6th, 2022, 05:24 AM
    Thread: In Defense of Star Trek: Enterprise
Post: RE: In Defense of Star Trek: Enterprise

Aha, but see? Had you been as into it as, oh, maybe LOTR, you would have figured a way to do both. Something within the show may have caused your enthusiasm to diminish, just as the change of show ru...
august Star Trek 19 1,569 April 6th, 2022, 05:13 AM
    Thread: Ghost House Pictures news (Monkey's Paw, Siren, Burst, etc.)
Post: RE: Ghost House Pictures news (Monkey's Paw, Siren...

An interesting article on the films that Sam never filmed: https://screenrant.com/sam-raimi-best-ca...vie-ideas/
august Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 27 5,806 March 31st, 2022, 09:14 PM
    Thread: Angie Dotchin's birthday - March 31st
Post: RE: Angie Dotchin's birthday - March 31st

Was this thread a casualty of covid quarantine for the last 2 years? Seemingly so. Wishing Angie a very happy birthday, and remembering all the lovely photos that were once above :)
august Renaissance and Ghost House Pictures 29 5,445 March 31st, 2022, 07:17 PM
    Thread: In Defense of Star Trek: Enterprise
Post: RE: In Defense of Star Trek: Enterprise

Enterprise? Just low ratings. As one wag on a site about ratings once observed, there are the ratings that fans of shows who want to see the show continue are concerned about, and then there are the ...
august Star Trek 19 1,569 March 31st, 2022, 11:03 AM
    Thread: Which Pixar and Disney characters need their own show/movies?
Post: RE: Which Pixar and Disney characters need their o...

The Liverpool-ish buzzards from Jungle Book. ;)
august Disney and Pixar Movies 2 69 March 26th, 2022, 11:22 AM
    Thread: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life,
Post: RE: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,...

Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind....
august General Discussions 3 154 March 26th, 2022, 11:20 AM
    Thread: In Defense of Star Trek: Enterprise
Post: RE: In Defense of Star Trek: Enterprise

Well that's interesting - sort of the flipside of my long-held theory that Enterprise was rushed. Yep, starting planning a year or two earlier would have worked too, with or without more seasons of Vo...
august Star Trek 19 1,569 March 23rd, 2022, 08:07 PM
    Thread: Happy Birthday Kevin Smith
Post: RE: Happy Birthday Kevin Smith

Well those were in posts from 2016, 2017 and 2018, and remember during one of the server moves or upgrades or whatever, the titles of all the uploaded photos got scrambled, so I don't think any photos...
august Actors 14 3,664 March 18th, 2022, 10:06 AM
    Thread: Happy Birthday Kevin Smith
Post: RE: Happy Birthday Kevin Smith

Is this possible? Kevin would have been 59 this year? And that means last month was the 20th anniversary of his passing. Ask not for whom the bell tolls....
august Actors 14 3,664 March 18th, 2022, 01:10 AM
    Thread: How about a jetsons movie?
Post: RE: How about a jetsons movie?

TV remakes and cartoon-to-live action features haven't been nearly as successful in recent years, and I'm thinking Flintstones might not be the best artistic model to follow....
august General Movies 4 189 March 9th, 2022, 08:27 AM
    Thread: Gold key space family robinson
Post: RE: Gold key space family robinson

A quick Google search reveals that Magnus was written and drawn by Russ Manning, one of my very favorite, ultra-realistic artists from that era. Probably inked too. He did the best of the Tarzan adapt...
august General Discussions 13 259 March 7th, 2022, 05:47 PM
    Thread: Gold key space family robinson
Post: RE: Gold key space family robinson

I think using martial arts in a futuristic setting vs. robots is probably it....because I seem to recall Magnus being usually set outdoors in the sunlight. (As opposed to "Thumbellina of the Doorways"...
august General Discussions 13 259 March 7th, 2022, 09:43 AM
    Thread: Gold key space family robinson
Post: RE: Gold key space family robinson

That's interesting , how some titles were harder to find than others. Guessing some had bigger printings than others?
august General Discussions 13 259 March 2nd, 2022, 10:46 PM
    Thread: Gold key space family robinson
Post: RE: Gold key space family robinson

Hey, a Boomstick discussion! :D I remember Space Family Robinson, and at 7, I "got" the nod to the Swiss family, but was confused as to the difference with the TV show. Still unsure if the TV family...
august General Discussions 13 259 March 2nd, 2022, 08:06 AM
    Thread: J.f.k lives
Post: RE: J.f.k lives

Policy with Russia would have been different, ditto for Viet Nam and Cuba. Might have been tougher and scarier in 64 and 65...and I think that 64 race would have been tighter, but with JFK still winni...
august History 3 87 February 23rd, 2022, 09:10 PM
    Thread: J.f.k lives
Post: RE: J.f.k lives

Some say that they dyed his skin, and he ended up in an East TX nursing home...
august History 3 87 February 22nd, 2022, 11:02 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter vs Encanto
Post: RE: Harry Potter vs Encanto

For those of us who don't want to click on the link, what does it say? And how do you feel about it?
august Harry Potter 3 124 February 22nd, 2022, 10:58 PM
    Thread: Tarzan books racist and sexist?
Post: RE: Tarzan books racist and sexist?

Yeah, if you're looking to be offended by something, they are reflective of their era and genre. That said, as a little white child in the segregated south of the 1960's, it was almost entirely the d...
august Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 8 392 January 21st, 2022, 05:27 PM