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#176 2022-09-12 13:15:33

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

it started as a movie and became a cult tv show
https://www.allmovie.com/movie/v147608

'Babylon 5' to return with a secret project featuring original cast
https://www.space.com/babylon-5-return-original-cast


Mars features in Babylon 5, a creature or force known as 'The Shadows' retreated into hibernation, though not before burying many of their ships and supplies on hundreds of barren unpopulated worlds including Mars and Ganymede where they would be safe and easy to quietly retrieve when the time was again right for another war.

JMS, Joseph Michael Straczynski is also known for Changeling (2008) the comic book Thor and Marvel's Thor movie and the apocalyptic horror film World War Z.

He was one running of the last usenet groups on the web
rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated

and recently undated his old forums
https://forums.jmsnews.com/forum/discussion

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#177 2022-09-13 10:37:40

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Jean-Luc Godard passed away
https://www.liberation.fr/culture/cinem … OABOVFREM/

Science fiction Alphaville: une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution the neo-noir film directed by Jean-Luc Godard

and some not so good scifi

Terrible Remake Ideas: Past, Present, Future
https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2022/08/ … nt-future/

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#178 2022-09-23 02:15:24

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Music will be of interest.

The weird stuff Japanese cartoons dream up

Netflix anime series Exception. Earth in the rearview mirror, a terraforming mission sets out for a distant planet and is it a monster or “What makes a human, human?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctUiQSAYOTo

Ryuichi Sakamoto previews soundtrack for Netflix anime series Exception
https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/news/r … -exception

Sakamoto has great experience and skill as a composer, trained in classical music and began experimenting with the electronic music equipment available at the university, including synthesizers such as the Buchla, Moog, and ARP. As a film-score composer, Sakamoto has won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Grammy, and 2 Golden Globe Awards

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#179 2023-04-01 08:51:50

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

I feel there is Not much scifi on tv worth watching

However there is a media creator that links to the National Space Society guy, the name Isaac Arthur has show up in newmars discussion of Exoplanets, Cyberpunk Dystopia or StarTrek Utopia. His links might pop up in Futurist and Futurologist Space concepts and scifi ideas. I think he has a background in biophysics and may be involved in politics, he has worked with astrophysics guys and he discusses many fringe ideas about the future of exploration and he has thousands of online followers. Perhaps you could call him a content creator, every week there will be a new video about 30 + mins long.

https://rumble.com/IsaacArthur

https://www.bitchute.com/video/k7fLNvpl0c8/

https://www.isaacarthur.net/

Scott Manley, Anton Petrov are similar channels but closer to the science, PBS Spacetime does videos also and Kurtzgazat does philosophy and entertainment, 'Physics Girl' Dianna Leilani Cowern used to be active she has many old videos but seems to have developed long-term health problems after 'Covid'
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/news/y … om-denver/
another social media user Lex Fridman covers a lot of speculation on computers and AI.

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#180 2023-05-14 05:26:21

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

B5 generally respected as a very well structured very well wrote tv show, rumors said it was inspiration to DS9 and it still has fans.

The Babylon 5 Animated Movie Will Reunite Stars Old and New
https://gizmodo.com/babylon-5-animated- … 1850424457

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#181 2023-08-09 09:08:41

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Robert Zubrin during recent 2023 Star Trek convention in Las Vegas

https://piped.video/watch?v=YEBx-pw_Y-g

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#182 2023-10-23 05:43:27

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

A shift to Asia while traditional Hollywood goes weird or stagnates?


Women sci-fi writer numbers rocketing in China

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Wome … a_999.html

China's Chengdu gears up for brighter future of sci-fi industry

https://www.shine.cn/biz/event/2310202638/

WorldCon ushers in more opportunities for Chengdu as "sci-fi incubator"

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/274 … -incubator

Chinese sci-fi fans over the moon at Chengdu Worldcon

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/ch … th-3862306

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#183 2023-12-02 09:09:55

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Hollywood eats itself with stupid politics but there are some good shows out there

A post by Calliban reminds me I should finish the animated toon 'Love, Death and Robots'.

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#184 2023-12-27 12:51:37

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Science Fiction Can Still Deliver Visions Of The Future

https://daysoffuturespassed.com/science … bd6df4579f


10 Most Underrated Sci-Fi Movies of the 1980s

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2023/12/ … the-1980s/

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#185 2023-12-27 19:34:10

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Netflix to Unveil ‘3 Body Problem’ Immersive Experience and Trailer for Sci-Fi Series at CES 2024
https://www.aol.com/entertainment/netfl … 56987.html

The Three-Body Problem
https://www.cambridge.org/jp/university … dy-problem
How do three celestial bodies move under their mutual gravitational attraction?

Carl Sagan had so many great quotes even as a science communicator

Western media is remaking the book, I'm not sure if they will catch its layers and so many stacks of messages.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y9OJzaAyac

The Adventists (a political group of humans) they are backward self destructive, they believe that humanity is so corrupt and perhaps even in such a state 'evil' that it deserves to be completely destroyed

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#186 2024-04-12 11:03:14

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Star Trek vs Star Wars Debate at 39th Space Symposium: Who Won?

https://spacenews.com/star-trek-vs-star … m-who-won/

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#187 2024-05-03 18:06:07

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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Movie? - Blade Runner for me. . .

Maybe not a favorite but he was very influential on that scifi goth look of grim horrific

The images can be of horror, demons of the past, an idea of bio chemical weapons, a real life era of fear over the AIDs virus, Giger’s art is like a marine mammal about to bite and eat while watching real life horrors from the insect kingdom, there are bone and exoskeleton shapes, and machinery patterns, it works on almost a primal level digs down deep into the disturbing.

New York-based filmmaker Zev Deans and Giger’s longtime agent

a: Why do you think his art work has largely remained out of the mainstream?
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/hr-gi … ath-290683
ZD: He has a populist appeal, he’s been shunned by the art world for the past 30-40 years. He was hanging out with Dalì and the surrealists of the 20th century. But the second he did Alien, and the second you become a part of pop culture reference, the art world turns away. There’s certainly more crossover now, but back at the time it certainly alienated him. He got pigeon-holed into the dark, tattooed, metal world that I work in, but I definitely see his work above and beyond the niche.

Everything We Know About the ALIEN TV Series
https://nerdist.com/article/aliens-tv-s … g-we-know/

set for release on FX for Hulu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcvSF9W-5GQ

The Giger art makes it, cinematic and sound and visual in the original scifi horror film is dark,directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O'Bannon and also influenced part 2 'Aliens' science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron.

an apology letter?

http://www.hrgiger.com/james_cameron.htm

Giger might not always have been so grim and bleak, Swissmade looks gloomy and moody but not that 'horror' you might normally link with the artist H. R. Giger

'Swissmade'
https://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleto … made-2069/


I found it difficult to understand the weird darkness of the set designs, how someone would paint and sculpt and draw stuff that was so bleak terror 'grimdark', its like a blend of horror shapes mix of snake and bugs and fish like creature mixed with human and distorted machine shapes known as "biomechanical" then I read of person Li Tobler (30 November 1947 – 19 May 1975)
https://www.fanpop.com/clubs/celebritie … 1975-photo
Giger’s longtime girlfriend and frequent early model, Swiss actress Li Tobler, committed suicide, some of his stuff looks demonic like or Satanic particularly Necronomicon art book. There are lots of Goth or Dark Gothic imagery and skull shapes in his art, Heavy Metal Artists were inspired by his art, punk rock bands would feature his work and Blondie or Deborah Harry's KooKoo.

They seemed to have a weird lifestyle an almost totally destructive 'open relationship' Tobler lived with Giger in squalor, often inside condemned buildings, eventually becoming romantically involved, there was also heavy drug dependence . She is immortalized in Giger's famous portraits Li I and Li II
?

https://www.space-figuren.de/Archiv/H-R … :1674.html

she took her life with a revolver

There is a Giger Bar in Chur which looks weird horrific odd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcvSF9W-5GQ

He finally died aged 74 in 2014, he was involved with early efforts to put Dune on screen but also is perhaps better know as the guy who designed the nightmarish xenomorph creature that takes over a spacecraft in the 1979 film “Alien,”

and now here is where things go weird because Artifical Intelligence is so good at copying artistic style, sound, painting and music, AI has got so good at mimicry of Art and Photographer style it can almost make that 'Dune' film which was never made

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB7TWgG_bdE

'DUNE' by H.R. Giger

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