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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 Stephen Goldin on April 11, 2009 at 9:07am
ABC has decided to get their money's worth and will air the final 3 episodes of Pushing Daisies--on Saturday nights at 10 beginning May 30. Wonderful time slot. See this link for more details.
Comment by Mack Fuller on April 9, 2009 at 10:08am
Nice to see a group like this. :) Scifi has always seemed to be one of the best venues for putting Atheist concepts and ideas out into the public sphere. Just Finished Staplton's "Last Men, First Men" perfect example of exactly what I'm talking about :)

Currently Reading Snow Crash
Comment by Brian C. Newbold on April 7, 2009 at 12:47pm
Hey there everybody glad to be here. I've been doing some digging, and it appears that they are not making 'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe' into a movie. That I would like to see, it was my favorite of those books. Plus I liked the HGG movie. Thoughts?
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 4, 2009 at 5:54pm
I've been invited to be a guest speaker at the BayCon science fiction convention in Santa Clara, CA over the Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25). Anyone needing details, let me know.
Comment by MJ on April 4, 2009 at 1:32pm
For those interested, Pushing Daisies Season 2 is now avail. at Amazon for pre-order... I got mine... ;-)
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on April 4, 2009 at 1:07pm
See, Steve, I did join eventually :-)
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 2, 2009 at 4:05pm
Thanks for the leads, Jay. I'll definitely check them out! And welcome. This group's still brand new, but it's already getting noisy!
Comment by JayBarti on April 2, 2009 at 2:43pm
Between Purchasing the DVD boxes (I support MST3K as they come out) and the edonkey TV archives I have a copy of every MST3K done (except for the lost KTSM ones).

One of the greatest shows ever!

P.S if you haven't checked out the new projects from the various show creators and hosts I recommend them as nice alternatives.

Joels new venture
http://www.cinematictitanic.com/

Mikes new venture
http://www.rifftrax.com/

I personally enjoy both :D
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 2, 2009 at 11:28am
For those following this thread who don't recognize the acronym, MST3K is Mystery Science Theater 3000--and now that you've got that much, run, do not walk, to your video store and find episodes to rent. Like most works of genius, the basic idea is simplicity itself: sitting around and making fun of bad old movies. We all do it, but these lunatics perfected it. In a single 2-hour episode (minus commercials) they'll fling out somewhere between 500-1000 jokes. If you miss one, don't worry; more are on the way.

I've got nearly all of them taped off the air (including some of the rare KTSM ones--I believe those are the call letters of the Minneapolis station where they started).

[Note to Richard regarding "Manos: The Hands of Fate": I know someone who knew those people. He partied in that house in El Paso. They'd thought they'd destroyed all the copies. Too late now.]
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 2, 2009 at 11:12am
I know what they can name the network. (Are you listening, Leslee?): NEW COKE! It's perfect. Symbolizes the whole MBA mentality. (In Howe's rationalization explanation he even mentions the brand name Coke without noticing the irony!) He admits, it's all about money, expanding their audience.

There are 2 ways to expand. This is the cheap and easy way, the MBA way: go purely for numbers and lowest common denominator, exploiting the shit out of anything you possibly can. Then there's the good way--go for quality products, know the field and go with your gut. But that takes courage and intelligence, qualities that are alien to MBAs. What you don't do is focus groups.

Yup, you're right about the origins of "sci fi." (Which we cognoscenti pronounce "skiffy.") We only put up with the term because we all loved Forry so much. Alas, he died a couple of months ago, and now we're stuck with the term.

Meanwhile, Howe mentions Eureka coming back in July (yay!), and Sanctuary (which was okay and had potential), and something called Warehouse 13 (which I believe is something like where the Ark of the Covenant is stored). Just keep remembering Sturgeon's Law.
 

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