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[#] Fri Dec 07 2001 14:10:15 EST from MikeSmith @ Uncensored

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Hi.

[#] Fri Dec 07 2001 14:38:21 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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'lo.

Anyone read Samuel DeLaney's stuff?

[#] Fri Dec 07 2001 15:12:08 EST from befwinker @ Uncensored

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I've read some Delany (several attempts to get through the Neveryon books stalled out in the second one) but it's usually tough going.

[#] Fri Dec 07 2001 15:23:25 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I finished the Neveryon series (at first difficult, but the it gets better as you come to understand it as a series of short stories).

I also read some other book, the name of which escapes me. I found it intriguing, (if flawed); nearly invicible soldiers from one planet (ours) are sent to another to fight the battle. The other planet somehow manages to capture some of them, and reprogram them by completely changing their language, sending them back to our planet. One of the odd concepts of the language is the lack of a personal pronoun (no 'I' or 'me').

Although, as with so many sci-fi writers of his age, he seems to write a lot about sex; in DeLaney's case, it's polyamorous, with gender-neutral overtones (DeLaney is himself gay).

[#] Fri Dec 07 2001 20:13:30 EST from nadia @ Uncensored

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i read dhalgren. at the end of the day i would say there was a bit much sex in it for my tastes.. i mean it was pretty good, but sometimes it seemed to drag and that was usually related to sex, not developments in the story line.

[#] Sat Jan 25 2003 21:12:24 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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So...Babylon 5? Farscape? SG-1? Anyone?

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 00:11:47 EST from Piouhgd @ Uncensored

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I think there's an echo in here. :) I've been buying SG-1 seasons on DVD. Not having cable, I haven't been able to catch them in original airing. I've enjoyed the series greatly, but I'm only up to season 2. I've also tossed around the idea of a SG-1 online RPG, but my mythology of the series is too sorely lacking to pull it off.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 04:11:35 EST from ming the merciless @ KAOS

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The mythology of SG-1 is not deep enough for a RPG? What do you mean? SG-1 is at least as well developed a mythos as Star Trek did after TOS, IMHO,
I mean you've got like dozens of races, a handful of which affecting early human society directly, a very cool FTL mode of travel with a well reasoned technology... What more could you want?

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 07:35:39 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Pioughd: Doesn't your local UPN or WB affiliate carry SG-1?

ming: Pioghd's mythology of the series...more likely, Pioghd's in-depth knowledge/understanding of the mythology, if I'm reading correctly.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 08:01:11 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I own an SG-10. Nice piece of hardware. Made by Magnovox.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 10:14:26 EST from Piouhgd @ Uncensored

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Yeah, my knowledge of the mythology isn't in-depth. The series is quite in-depth. That'll learn me to write messages working on 30 minutes of SQL Slammer Sleep.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 10:39:04 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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Pus, someone gets to be Richard Dean Anderson!

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 10:48:25 EST from Piouhgd @ Uncensored

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O'Niel's player: Ok, I'm going to stop the goaul'd attack with this bicycle frame and this stick of chewing gum....

DM: Wrong series, chief.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 10:59:39 EST from girthta @ Uncensored

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But it would make cool sci fi to combine the two..

I liked McGyuver! (like CSI- would it/ does it really work? Who cares- it's entertaining...)

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 11:58:24 EST from Mr.T @ Uncensored

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I know that they changed the recipes for dangerous compounds enough so that
if anyone made them it wouldn't work. I think most of the other stuff would
work. (This is all in MacGyver-land).

Though in the opening credits, there's the scene where there's this giant
explosion in space, which used to irk my brother and I no end: a) THERE'S
NO FIRE IN SPACE; b) when the hell was he ever *in* space?

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 14:31:54 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Yet another reason to mourn Firefly - the only sci-fi show I've seen where the space scenes are silent.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 15:07:37 EST from Ian M. Shot @ Haven BBS

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T: Current Season. They were on a ship in space.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 16:09:16 EST from Freakdog @ Haven BBS

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No fire in space? Might I remind you of...oh, I don't know...stars?

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 16:10:15 EST from Freakdog @ Haven BBS

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Besides, those ships exploding...they have breathable/combustible atmospheres inside of them, giving fire a chance, albeit, probably briefly, to burn.

[#] Sun Jan 26 2003 18:36:31 EST from Ally @ Uncensored

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So, so many reasons to mourn Firefly.
*weeps*

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