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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #25 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #366 New Today 02:29 AM
"The Six Million Dollar Man" was based off of a story called "The Cyborg" according to an old activity scifi book that I had as a kid. The TV show, on the other hand, in retrospect, was more special security oriented than encouraging young boys to sign up for police work or other aspects of law enforcement.

All of the plots are fairly high level security plots. There isn't much in the way of going after your local muggers or vandals. Steve Austin goes after government projects gone wron ...More Read More
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  #365 New Today 02:19 AM
"The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits" in the 1960s (starting in 1959 according to the IMDB) were polar opposites of one another, in my opinion. Twilight initially dealt with purely scifi stories that were strange, odd and just plain out there--so to speak. But later turned into a kind of criminal investigation show as per my observations on classic Star Trek. Limits, on the other hand, was more of a hospital show, or a Twilight zone that had good endings (typically), where Twilight seem ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #23 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #364 New Yesterday 11:41 AM
"Robocop" deals with a police officer who has been legally declared dead, and is then revived in more robotic than cyborg form to act as a kind of "human tank" with the emotional control of 386PC (state of the art at the time).

What's really going on is that Weller's character, Officer Murphy, is an allegory for a patient who is under severe psychiatric suggestion, and with the consent of his family, is given to a company to "heal" his mind until such time as he is ready to rejoin society.
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In Moot Member Blogs Police reports filled Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #363 New July 17th, 2018 06:22 PM
So, all those archived Traveller concepts and my XP disk (along with my car's spare key) were probably taken. I don't know how it happened, but I filed a police report. I doubt anything will come of it. But I'll raise h-e-l-l if it doesn't. I've been through way too much.
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In Moot Member Blogs All may be not lost Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #362 New July 17th, 2018 08:58 AM
I got my old XP machine to boot. I don't know how. But it did. It's working. Which means I may be able to recreate those archives. I hope.

But boy, am I angry. My XP disk, all those CDs I created and put in my car so I could get started writing once I got a place, are gone. However, the computer boots up, and if I can rearchive all those stories and images in case the HD decides to keel over again, then I'm in good shape.

But man, ... if you've created anything on any level, and ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Tragic discovery Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #361 New July 17th, 2018 05:25 AM
My XP disk and all the archive CDs I created, may have been stolen when my car was broken into two years ago when I was staying at a local motel.

My old XP half gig of RAM machine currently says I need the XP disk to repair some issues. And I can't access the HD as of present. Which means all those adventure concepts are locked up no more than five feet away from where I'm sitting.

I could have sworn I put all those archives in a box in the back of the storage facility so that when I ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #22 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #360 New July 17th, 2018 12:01 AM
"Where No One Has Gone Before" is one of the few Star Trek the Next Generation episodes I watched, and I nearly threw in the towel on the show right then and there.

The guest star plays the role of an experimental star fleet physicist and engineer who promises to revolutionize warp drive. Allegorically his mind is on "happy pills", or serotonin inhibitors which can have the effect of amplifying your logical thought processes since your emotions have had a damper put on them. The result is ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #21 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #359 New July 16th, 2018 07:08 AM
"The Alternative Factor" is about a man who is bipolar. Calm and rational one moment, and a raving driven lunatic the next, with deep seated hatreds.

In the end he has to be locked up, though the allegory here is that he's imprisoned in an interdimensional doorway.

I remember one of the slogans for fans is that the show showed a better tomorrow, and I'm guessing that at the time the show was produced the world's ills were seen as being started by people with imbalanced thought.

Well ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs More game harrassment Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #358 New July 15th, 2018 12:26 AM
This player;

Just attacked my resources in an allied game. I complained about it in the chat, then quit.

I've had 13 years of this.

The latest effort may have been to steer me towards a psychological goal. I've cruised over to the pertinent websites for the people who are responsible for these individuals, and it just means more complaints.

I actually spoke with a Sergeant down at Moffet Field about my situation, and ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Uptalk revisited. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #357 New July 14th, 2018 09:57 PM
This is a pet peeve with me.

The Origins of Uptalk. This is true American societal history.

Part of it has its origins in Valley girl talk, but not really. Valley girl speak is just more of a dumbed down almost "pigeon" like English for girls with limited vocabulary.

Uptalk actually has its origins in mainstream females being put into traditionally all male surroundings or occupations. I remember when my babysitters and young professional women in the workforce started using it. ...More Read More
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