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« Reply #1775 on: April 13, 2018, 08:15:52 PM »
Well I'm watching the Lost in Space remake and it is good.
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« Reply #1776 on: April 13, 2018, 08:35:44 PM »
Just saw an ad for the new season of Colony in a few weeks.

I have so many shows I need to catch up on. I've only seen the first season but I liked it.

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« Reply #1777 on: April 14, 2018, 05:49:59 PM »
Well, I just finished watching the Lost in Space remake and I enjoyed it.  All I'm saying no talking carrots or space hippies.
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« Reply #1778 on: April 14, 2018, 10:31:02 PM »
Well, I just finished watching the Lost in Space remake and I enjoyed it.  All I'm saying no talking carrots or space hippies.
Sounds good, I'll have to make time to watch it. Now if only we could get rid of our , it's at least as ridiculous as the other and scarier.

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« Reply #1779 on: April 16, 2018, 12:32:25 AM »
The 50 Best Fantasy Books of the 21st Century (So Far)

While fantastical stories have been around since before the written word, they’ve gone in and out of fashion throughout history. But the 21st century has been a particularly fruitful time of fantasy literature, with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series ushering in an era of both publishers willing to take a chance on new fantasy writers and readers opening themselves up to worlds of magic. Many readers have worked their way back from movies like the Lord of the Rings franchise or TV series like Game of Thrones to their fantasy novel origins, seeking out new authors after devouring J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin’s books.

If you’re looking for your new, favorite fantasy saga, we’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered Paste editors and writers to compile a list of our favorite books in the genre, ranging from high fantasy worlds with distinct systems of magic to simple fantastical fables to urban fantasies filled with characters ripped right out of own realities.

This list boasts everything from Young Adult novels brimming with magic and violence to high fantasy epics chronicling war and drama. We’ve limited our picks to two books per author, and these books include entries in multi-volume series, standalone novels and a collection of short stories. Nearly 150 titles received at least one vote, but we’ve narrowed it down 50 books we recommend without reservation.

List at: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/04/the-50-best-fantasy-novels-of-the-21st-century.html?a=1

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« Reply #1780 on: April 19, 2018, 07:49:49 AM »
As usual The Expanse was great. Where in the hell do they find the writers??
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« Reply #1781 on: April 19, 2018, 01:04:31 PM »
The final Deadpool trailer is out.

http://collider.com/new-deadpool-2-trailer/

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« Reply #1782 on: April 21, 2018, 03:55:16 AM »
The final Deadpool trailer is out.

http://collider.com/new-deadpool-2-trailer/
Awesome.  Between Avengers and Deadpool this month is going to be incredible.
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« Reply #1783 on: April 21, 2018, 11:16:17 AM »
I just finished Lost in Space. It was very good and I really recommend it.

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« Reply #1784 on: April 21, 2018, 11:18:54 AM »
As usual The Expanse was great. Where in the hell do they find the writers??

I just watched it last night, and agree, it was great.
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« Reply #1785 on: April 21, 2018, 08:58:59 PM »
Awesome.  Between Avengers and Deadpool this month is going to be incredible.

June is going to be really Incredible!

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« Reply #1786 on: April 21, 2018, 09:19:52 PM »
Well I just saw Alien Covenant, and I think they need to give the Alien franchise a rest.
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« Reply #1787 on: April 22, 2018, 12:45:09 PM »
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« Reply #1788 on: April 24, 2018, 06:46:35 PM »
"Last but not least, I was a Republican, a Reagan Republican. Still am. Not a Tea Party Republican. Not a Breitbart Republican. Not a talk radio or Fox News Republican. Not an isolationist, protectionist, immigrant-bashing, scapegoating, get-nothing-useful-done Republican. Not, as I am often dismissed by self-declared "real" conservatives, a RINO, Republican in Name Only. I'm a Reagan Republican, a proponent of lower taxes, less government, free markets, free trade, defense readiness, and democratic internationalism."
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« Reply #1790 on: April 24, 2018, 07:37:15 PM »
I'm not a Cocktail kind of guy. I can't imagine why anyone would destroy good whiskey by mixing it with a bunch of fruity crap. Imagine what an insult that must be to the people who made it.
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"Last but not least, I was a Republican, a Reagan Republican. Still am. Not a Tea Party Republican. Not a Breitbart Republican. Not a talk radio or Fox News Republican. Not an isolationist, protectionist, immigrant-bashing, scapegoating, get-nothing-useful-done Republican. Not, as I am often dismissed by self-declared "real" conservatives, a RINO, Republican in Name Only. I'm a Reagan Republican, a proponent of lower taxes, less government, free markets, free trade, defense readiness, and democratic internationalism."
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« Reply #1792 on: April 27, 2018, 12:56:13 PM »
See James Cameron explore science-fiction with Spielberg, Lucas and more in ‘AMC Visionaries’

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“We live in a science-fiction world,” explains James Cameron, the acclaimed filmmaker behind “The Terminator,” “Aliens,” and “The Abyss.”

While fans are waiting for the next four chapters in the “Avatar” franchise, he is celebrating the science-fiction genre he’s found so much success with in “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.”

The six-part docuseries, which premieres Monday, gave Cameron a chance to sit down with other cinema giants – like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, and Guillermo del Toro – to talk about sci-fi and what inspired them to make their films.

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« Reply #1793 on: April 28, 2018, 06:44:51 AM »
See James Cameron explore science-fiction with Spielberg, Lucas and more in ‘AMC Visionaries’

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Personally I can't wait to MISS the next 4 chapters of "Dances with Smurfs" I was completely underwhelmed by "Avatar". I thought the CGI was good but didn't make up for the predictable mundane story.
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« Reply #1794 on: April 28, 2018, 07:28:00 AM »
Personally I can't wait to MISS the next 4 chapters of "Dances with Smurfs" I was completely underwhelmed by "Avatar". I thought the CGI was good but didn't make up for the predictable mundane story.

I really enjoyed the movie,but hated the underlying story,which was the stereotypical "capitalist monsters are willing to destroy an entire planet and murder off a sentiment species that has a lot to teach us in order to increase their profits."
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« Reply #1795 on: April 28, 2018, 10:10:55 AM »
I really enjoyed the movie,but hated the underlying story,which was the stereotypical "capitalist monsters are willing to destroy an entire planet and murder off a sentiment species that has a lot to teach us in order to increase their profits."

Not only that, but they had the Marine saying and doing things a Marine would never do or say.
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« Reply #1796 on: April 28, 2018, 10:30:58 AM »
I really enjoyed The Expanse, however, am I evil that I was hoping Mars somehow blew up the UN Building??  Also, it shows how incompétent the UN is in the future
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« Reply #1797 on: April 28, 2018, 03:56:28 PM »
I really enjoyed The Expanse, however, am I evil that I was hoping Mars somehow blew up the UN Building??  Also, it shows how incompétent the UN is in the future

"Incompetent"?????

It is the best UN that money can buy!
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« Reply #1798 on: April 29, 2018, 10:17:45 AM »
As usual The Expanse was great. Where in the hell do they find the writers??

I haven't gotten around to watching the series yet but I can highly recommend the books. With your background you might be interested in the lengthy discussions of the feasibility of the Epstein drive you can find on some forums...
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« Reply #1799 on: April 29, 2018, 10:22:29 AM »
I haven't gotten around to watching the series yet but I can highly recommend the books. With your background you might be interested in the lengthy discussions of the feasibility of the Epstein drive you can find on some forums...


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