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Re: OotB: Come get some!
May 26, 2022, 05:31
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Mr. Tact wrote on May 24, 2022, 09:03:
Has he written anything else close? I tried Ilium and didn't get far.

The Terror is a pretty good historical/fantasy mashup thats actually pretty good.
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Re: OotB: Come get some!
May 24, 2022, 09:03
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May 24, 2022, 09:03
 
Has he written anything else close? I tried Ilium and didn't get far.
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May 24, 2022, 03:29
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May 24, 2022, 03:29
 
Dan Simmons is an absolute genius. I read the Hyperion (and Endymion) books a long time ago, and I really need to reread them. This is one of those series that ranks up there with the best of them, how he manages to balance the "personal" stories of the characters with the overarching "plot" (although that word doesn't really do it justice) is nothing short of amazing.

This should have been a big Game of Thrones-like HBO production, there is enough material for at least 4 seasons of 10 (or even more) episodes in the 4 books that make up the Hyperion and Endymion Cantos, it's not going to work as a movie.
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May 24, 2022, 00:41
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May 24, 2022, 00:41
 
Dr. Strange was my first 4DX movie. Can't say I noticed any scents, either. I was pretty suprised at how much the seats moved. Had to hold on to the armrests a few times to stay in my seat. I thought it was pretty fun, and Strange was a good movie it for it, since it's pretty non-stop. Personally, I don't get all the negative reviews. I thought it was a great action film. The closest thing I can think of comparing it to is an Indiana Jones film, in terms of action-adventure with some horror thrown in.
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May 23, 2022, 21:47
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May 23, 2022, 21:47
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 23, 2022, 21:41:
The Shrike, ala the Lord of Pain, isn't so much a time traveler as it is something that manipulates space-time. A subtle but important distinction.
Well... the Shrike is being sent backward in time from the future...
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Re: OotB: Come get some!
May 23, 2022, 21:41
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May 23, 2022, 21:41
 
Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion are some of my favorite sci-fi books.

There is not a chance in Hell that a single movie or even a pair of movies will hit even 20% of the what the first book offers. As other have said, it needs to be a mini-series with a serious budget. The first book alone would take at least 8 hours to tell properly.

The Shrike, ala the Lord of Pain, isn't so much a time traveler as it is something that manipulates space-time. A subtle but important distinction.

I would love to see how the Stables, the Ultimates, and the Volatiles are represented, though. You'd almost have to do a TRON style representation to show what it was like when Brawne and Johnny went to talk to one of the Stables.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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May 23, 2022, 21:06
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May 23, 2022, 21:06
 
I have been kind of waiting/expecting this update: Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk at time of death, according to toxicology report. The actions which he was described as having taken lacked common sense, now we know why.
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May 23, 2022, 20:29
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May 23, 2022, 20:29
 
"I don't respect time travel. If Ant-Man and the Wasp can do it, I'm not Interested."
- Rick Sanchez
"I like my coffee like I like my women. Black, with a side of prune danish." - Gilbert Gottfried
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May 23, 2022, 20:02
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Oh, and also -- Hyperion essentially ends in a cliff hanger. It is really 900 page novel broken into two books. So, even if they managed to cover the entire novel, it is half the story.
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May 23, 2022, 19:52
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May 23, 2022, 19:52
 
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2022, 19:11:
Why Bradley Cooper’s Hyperion Movie Will Be Epic for Sci-FI Fans.

It has been a while since I read this. Weren't there like six different perspectives or something? And lots of sex? And massive time dilation? Also, seems like this should be a six hour miniseries on HBO, not a movie?
It would make it much more manageable if it were a mini-series. There are separate stories for each of the pilgrims which as the reader you see in flashbacks. It has been a bit since I read it last, but I don't recall there being a lot of sex, but there is some. There is some time dilation. The book's universe uses both instantaneous interplanetary travel via "farcasters" and "slow" travel via the Hawking drive on ships, trips can take many months during which passengers often hibernate. These trips via Hawking drive happen at relativistic speeds, time on ship advances much slower than it does for someone on a planet.
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May 23, 2022, 19:11
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May 23, 2022, 19:11
 
Why Bradley Cooper’s Hyperion Movie Will Be Epic for Sci-FI Fans.

It has been a while since I read this. Weren't there like six different perspectives or something? And lots of sex? And massive time dilation? Also, seems like this should be a six hour miniseries on HBO, not a movie?
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May 23, 2022, 19:09
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May 23, 2022, 19:09
 
I saw Dr. Strange in 4DX. It was fun, kind of like a movie amusement park ride. One of the coolest things is drone shots: As the shot pans up and looks down from above, the seats tilt forward, triggering a little vertigo in your inner ear. Supposedly there were scents, but I failed to detect any of them. My wife said she smelled some perfume when there were flowers on screen. Fight scenes were probably the least fun, with the seats jerking around and getting kidney punched. Anyway, I'd recommend it at least once.
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May 23, 2022, 17:00
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Acleacius wrote on May 23, 2022, 16:23:
Southern Baptist Apocalypse, more evil than even imagined
President Carter and Rosalynn tried to warn them 20 years ago when they quit the sbc, because of the abuse to women.
Meh, call me when they reach Catholic Church level of evil.

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May 23, 2022, 16:53
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Acleacius wrote on May 23, 2022, 16:23:
Southern Baptist Apocalypse, more evil than even imagined
President Carter and Rosalynn tried to warn them 20 years ago when they quit the sbc, because of the abuse to women.

Nothing about organized religion strikes me as "more evil than I can imagine". By it's very nature, organized religion is evil.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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May 23, 2022, 16:23
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Southern Baptist Apocalypse, more evil than even imagined
President Carter and Rosalynn tried to warn them 20 years ago when they quit the sbc, because of the abuse to women.
A truck is not a speech.A horn is not a voice.Occupation is not a protest.A blockade is not freedom,it blocks the liberty of all.
A demand to overthrow a government is not a dialogue.Expression of hate is not a difference of opinion.A lie is not the truth
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May 23, 2022, 15:22
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Kxmode wrote on May 23, 2022, 14:09:
Happy World Turtle Day! 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐀

I like turtles!™
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May 23, 2022, 14:18
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RedEye9 wrote on May 23, 2022, 12:55:
New mission impossible has all the prerequisites, it shows cruise running, cruise running on top of a train and cruise riding a motorcycle up to the edge of a precipice. Mission Accomplished
With Tom in charge of the movie, it's Cruise control for cool. 😎
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 Kxmode
 
Happy World Turtle Day! 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐀
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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May 23, 2022, 13:37
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May 23, 2022, 13:37
 
Stop funding Cult Slave Camps, every time you spend money on one of his movies 50% goes to fund scientology! Punch

Rick Wilson the Understated, Burning them to the ground ! Flamethrower

Adam Kinzinger Highfive
A truck is not a speech.A horn is not a voice.Occupation is not a protest.A blockade is not freedom,it blocks the liberty of all.
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May 23, 2022, 12:55
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May 23, 2022, 12:55
 
New mission impossible has all the prerequisites, it shows cruise running, cruise running on top of a train and cruise riding a motorcycle up to the edge of a precipice. Mission Accomplished
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Wouldn’t russia suffer more if Starbucks was forced to stay and they had to include a SubWay in each.
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