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Freeman still trying for Rendezvous with Rama

screen capture of pollA poll on SciFi’s website says that Morgan Freeman is still trying to get a film based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama. I hope it gets done. Rama is such a good book.

Also from that poll, nearly 700 humans are too stupid to live (see Response #4 and do the math, click to enlarge).

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Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:23 am

The Simpsons go high fashion

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Friday, July 20, 2007 at 12:22 am

The Net is stupid.

I’m watching The Net on TBS because it’s what I stopped on and this is what I’m wondering: What kind of idiot doesn’t know when his gun is missing its clip? About 50 minutes (TV-time) in the bad guy tries to kill Sandra Bullock but she finds his gun while he’s below deck not killing her when he has the chance and removes the clip. She confronts him with the gun and he tells her that it’s for shark fishing or something and she totally doesn’t believe him but he takes the gun and a few minutes later tries to shoot her. What he didn’t notice, though was that the clip was missing from the gun.

1. Without the clip, the gun wouldn’t be as heavy as it had been before he schtupped Sandra while he was supposed to be killing her.
2. There’s a damned hole in the bottom of the grip when the clip isn’t in.

This guy’s not only a third-rate assassin, he’s a complete idiot of a man.

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Sunday, April 8, 2007 at 4:29 am

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Rumors for Star Trek XI

There’s a poll on SciFi Wire this week asking if the viewer approves of a rumor that the new Star Trek movie will be “reimagined” to have more action to “appeal to a broader audience” (read: neanderthals) and “less McCoy”. I for one disapprove. McCoy was more than just a doctor. He was my favorite character in both The Original Series and the movies. A crotchety fellow who didn’t mind speaking his mind. I liked that and I liked him.

Maybe if they’re going to “reimagine” the TOS universe, they should reimagine a new audience, too.

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Monday, March 26, 2007 at 12:38 am

Most interesting thing from the Oscars in ages

It’s the Hollywood Sound Effects Chorale and their recreation of sounds from movie scenes using nothing but their voices. No computers, no machines, no instruments. Just them. How accurate they were was really fascinating.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 9:19 pm

An 11 on the Gay-o-Meter

Val Kilmer sat down with Elle (magazine) and had the following to say:

ELLE: Having played Iceman in Top Gun, please rank its homoerotic content from 1 to 10, 1 being not gay at all, and 10 being Liberace in an F-16.

VAL KILMER: 11.

Also this…

ELLE: Which [of the women you’ve dated] would you have testify as a character witness?

VK: [Long pause] I’m trying to imagine who would be the most forgiving. Cher is a really smart girl and she’d provide perhaps not the most accurate information, but the testimony that would get me off.

December 2006 issue, page 308.

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Friday, November 10, 2006 at 12:14 am

Sad Day: Jane Wyatt dies

Jane Wyatt as Amanda in 1986News came today that Jane Wyatt has passed away. Best known for her work on television’s Father Knows Best, what I most remember her for is her portrayal of Spock’s mother in the original Star Trek series and in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

She died peacefully in her sleep at age 96.

ABC News: ‘Father Knows Best’ Actress Wyatt Dies

Jane Wyatt at Memory Alpha

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Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 11:46 pm