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Science Fiction/Fantasy Atheists

Atheists enjoy speculative stories as they *should* be enjoyed: for entertainment purposes only, not to be confused with reality. Members here can have fun discussiung the literature, movies, TV, etc.

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Welcome science fiction & fantasy fans!

As a science fiction/fantasy writer myself, I enjoy taking voyages into the unknown. Looking at the universe as it isn't often helps us put the real world into perspective. It's also fun to take an occasional vacation from the often-harsh reality around us. Unlike the theists, the religionists, the god-groupies who feel compelled to live in fantasy realms, we visit them and then come back home--and then go voyaging again.

I hope you'll all feel free to congregate here and compare your experiences in other worlds and times.

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Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on May 8, 2009 at 10:17pm
I always thought there would only be ONE Capt. Kirk, yes Im a huge Kirk fan, m mythological hero as a child. So much of what I learned at an early age about bravery, responsibility, service to a cause and an idea bigger than oneself, came from my idealization of Capt. James T. Kirk, as played by William Shatner, and written by many writers.
Having said that, I so want a series now with Chris Pine as Kirk! This film is awesome!! I didnt believe for a moment that Abrams and crew could pull it off. But the story, actors, and mythology is all there. We are going to see it again at the IMAX theatre.
Comment by Leslee Love on May 8, 2009 at 9:41pm
Stephen, I just ordered Trek to Madworld...I said sure to the autograph offer! Can't wait to read it.
Comment by Leslee Love on May 8, 2009 at 9:26pm
Very awesome Stephen. I wish I could have the chance to kiss Mr. Spock (old or new)...

I just got home from viewing the new Star Trek movie...and I loved it. I loved Spock (and always will), Bones, Kirk, and Scottie (which goes without saying--he's brilliant!). I want to discuss it so badly, but I realize there are those who have not seen it (yet)....
Comment by Stephen Goldin on May 8, 2009 at 6:07pm
Well, I wrote the original ST novel Trek to Madworld. Plus I worked for computer game company Spectrum Holobyte and had a hand in writing their ST:TNG computer game. Plus I once got to kiss Nichelle Nichols.
Comment by Leslee Love on May 8, 2009 at 5:24pm
Stephen: you wrote for Star Trek?? Wow, how cool!
Comment by Stephen Goldin on May 8, 2009 at 5:13pm
I thought I'd been trekked out. Having watched it for over 40 years and even written it professionally, I was tired of the entire universe. But now they're in an alternate universe, and they're not tied down to the old "bible". (As an atheist, of course, I hate being restricted to the bible.) This may bring new life to it. Everything changes, and lots of it can be new.

(I did expect Sylar/Spock to simply open up people's foreheads rather than do a mind meld, but oh well. And I've been a little self-conscious about speaking with my new dentures in...but now I sound like Spock. All the hot chicks will dig me!)
Comment by JayBarti on May 8, 2009 at 3:44pm
One of the best things I have seen on screen this year. I really enjoyed it.
Comment by Leslee Love on May 8, 2009 at 2:17pm
And off I go to see the new Star Trek in about 4hours!!!!! :)
Comment by Gecko, of Richie! on May 8, 2009 at 2:14pm
Great point Goldin, I apologize for getting a little to sensitive about your statement. BTW heading to see new Star Trek in about 2 hours, cant wait!!
Comment by deepthought42 on April 20, 2009 at 10:50pm
I loved the HHGTTG movie; I just wish I had remembered to bring my towel with me... I loved all the little nods to Douglas Adams, such as his nose in Humma Kavula's church, and his face appearing at the end. :)

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