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  #372 New Yesterday 11:17 PM
"Superman" with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, et al, is a retelling of the prodigal son and messianic myths passed down through the eons.

But it's also inspirational material for the would be immigrant who comes to a nation without knowing his place. Two young Jewish kids by the name of Jerry Siegal and Joe Schuster created the comic, but, a little history, the original "Original" Superman story was about some very brainy villains trying to take over the world.

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  #371 New Yesterday 10:03 PM
"Firefly" is much talked about. Moreso than Babylon 5, but not quite nearly as much as classic Trek when it was in its hey day.

"Firefly" is captained by a bipolar ex-military suffering from PTSD. And because of his conditioning by way of some unnamed psychiatrist, he has fallen into the company of those skirting the edges of the law and society. Those include a prostitute, a multiracial couple (which to me is out of step with the times, because interracial relationships were at one time ...More Read More
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  #370 New Yesterday 06:34 AM
So, in the wake of discovering stolen couches, stolen WinXP disk, stolen archives, I came across more SFB archives online, and managed to save the pages by way of Internet Explorer version 11.

Really, this is just too cool. One race was missing its R-section, but I have an earlier version of that. And another race, which was not listed on previous versions of the page, has a proper place on the Tactical Intelligence (TacIntel) map. A pretty good feeling.

And, since I dumped some old ...More Read More
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  #369 New July 20th, 2018 08:59 PM
"Starchaser, the Legend of Orin" was, I thought, a sequel to the old Heavy Metal film from the late 70s. In fact, I think when it was being promoted during its theatrical run that that very comparison was made. I searched for it, high and low, but couldn't find it. An old Traveller RPG friend taped it off Showtime for me, and I found a copy on VHS at a local Blockbuster.

Years later and its on DVD, widescreen even. Orin is a good looking primitive. He and his people are enslaved by ro ...More Read More
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  #368 New July 20th, 2018 04:33 AM
"The Empath" is low budget third season Star Trek episode that shows a woman being tested to see whether she will help her planet, which is under threat of a nova or something and whose people must be relocated.

This is another classic "psychiatry" episode where the triad of the emotional and logical side governed by what psychologists call "the superego" in the form of McCoy, Spock and Kirk respectively, beam down to discover what's become of the scientists stationed on this planetoid.
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  #367 New July 20th, 2018 04:23 AM
"The Gamesters of Triskelion" is a classic Star Trek episode about the inherit racism of sports' team owners in both the then contemporary age of the NFL and Major League Baseball, as well as an examination of the parallel of classic Roman Empire gladiatorial games.

The mindset with anyone who achieves anything is that they're better at it than others, whatever that thing is. And when you're whole existence orbits managing people for the purpose of entertainment, in this case blood letting ...More Read More
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  #366 New July 19th, 2018 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 July 19th, 2018 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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  #364 New July 18th, 2018 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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  #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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