Magorn: About goddamn time somebody said it. Lucas is a crap writer, crap director. He's basically a special effects wizard who somehow got a director's chair. Call me elitist if you want, but I don't consider star wars to be sci-fi at all, and i have little respect for fans of the novels who think they are. And i say that even though I am a huge fan if space opera generally
jaytkay: *Reads thread*[thenonsensecafe.files.wordpress.com image 450x397]
Any Pie Left: Mote in God's Eye and the sequel would make a great movie... The stuff Niven and Pournelle wrote as a team was always written in a cinematic form, like novelizations of a screenplay. They even list the cast in the book as if it was a film. Adapting those would be easy.I do NOT want to see Hollywood's take on "Ringworld": they could get the *look* right with modern FX technology, but they would ruin the STORY.
Mad_Radhu: 2wolves: Any story that uses Fate to shape itself is fantasy, not Science Fiction.Babylon 5 managed to pull of the prophecy thing well, by having a main chapter travel back in time to become Valen, the one who wrote the prophecies.
gunther_bumpass: Stratohead: gunther_bumpass: Thank god for Cory Doctorow. He'll save us from this living hell.Cory Doctrow will save us from Hipster Fandom?BoingBoing is the epicenter of SciFi Posers everywhere.... if you want to suck up to Cory...you're in the wrong forumsHe's the best thing to happen to literature since the first vaguely-mammalian family's slowest offspring spread its own feces on the wall of the home cave.
bloobeary: I was with him, right up until he said that J. J. Abrams had talent.That's where he lost me.
Relatively Obscure: Is there a term for hipster nerds?
gunther_bumpass: Thank god for Cory Doctorow. He'll save us from this living hell.
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