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Re: Childhood's End

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:10 pm

ed wrote:Ooooh oooooh he used a Clarke allusion to insult me.
You seem punchier than usual.

Did Myakka Moe have a headache last night or something?
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Re: Childhood's End

Post by ed » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:21 pm

Punchy is my middle name. Working on a new idea.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:22 pm

ed wrote:Punchy is my middle name. Working on a new idea.
Another super-lame-o sock puppet? 8)
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Post by ed » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:45 pm

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Post by ed » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:46 pm

pm me your email, ill show you.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:50 pm

Anybody with something more to say about Childhood's End? :coolspecs:

Anybody who doesn't think my fan theory sucks? :evil:
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Post by ed » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:44 pm

No and no.
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Post by sparks » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:29 pm

Oh...holy fuck! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Thanks all: That made my day far more endurable!
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Re: Childhood's End

Post by gnome » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:06 am

It is interesting to note--as far as I can tell "Childhood's End" was the influence for the trope of a giant ominous spacecraft looming over major cities. So it led to "the Hitchhiker's Guide" and "Independence Day". Is it also the origin of the "Alien Benefactors" story element?

ETA: Probably depends. That particular one probably blurs with "Deus Ex Machina"
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:48 am

gnome wrote:That particular one probably blurs with "Deus Ex Machina"
The Japanese Latin Greek Original!






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Post by sparks » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:07 am

Did anyone see either "Childhoods End" or "The Expanse"?

I had this stoopid work thing and missed 'em both.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:54 am

I have seen the first episode of Childhoods end and havve the second on my DVD. Also the Expanse is sitting on my DVD waiting for viewing this weekend

I liked it but it was a little slow. Hard to put my finger on what I didn't like about it, but I found my attention wandering...a lot. Interesting story, but it just somehow seemed padded out.
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Post by Doctor X » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:16 am

Sort of wandered in and out but Tywin Lannister paid his debts.

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Re: Childhood's End

Post by sparks » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:19 pm

Ah...got it. I will lose no sleep over it then.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:40 am

This show gives me some good ideas. (I'm only partway into the first episode, but bear with with me).

We need overlords. Humans just are not competent for self-governance. We need benevolent rulers who are wiser and smarter than us.

Since it is unlikely that aliens will descend from the heavens to save us from ourselves, we need to create the overlords.

Benevolent robot overlords!!!!1!!
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Post by Witness » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:47 am

↑ Can one opt for an overlady?

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:31 am

Witness wrote:↑ Can one opt for an overlady?
Well, they're robots so I guess you can make them to appear whatever gender you prefer.

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Re: Childhood's End

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:52 am

I watched all three parts today. That was fucking depressing.

I apologize Gnome. You were right. My brain forgot just how fucking sad that was. I had to watch an episode of The Leftovers to cheer me up.

Overall decent production but part 1 was better than part 2 which was much better than part 3 So, a disappointment overall.

I can't even say it wasn't too off from the book.

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Post by sparks » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:16 am

Thanks Rob. Everyone else: Here's your overlord--
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Post by Rob Lister » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:20 am

I said early that the production was decent. The casting part of the production was not decent. It was where it sucked most.

Charles Dance as Karellen was the only perfect choice. All the others fell well short of meh.