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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #21 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #359 New Today 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 Yesterday 12:26 AM
This player;

https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198273970791

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

I've had 13 years of this.

*EDIT*
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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  #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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  #356 New July 14th, 2018 11:04 AM
"!984", both book and movie, according to the public rhetoric, is a critical view on communism. That's what your English instructor told you, that's what you heard in the popular media, that's what the masses believe.

Ah, no.

Where there's a lot of socialist and communist varnish to create the setting for 1984, the truth is it's more psychiatric formulations, only this time it's not about straightening out abnormal psychology, but addressing sexual repression.

Without getting tawdry ...More Read More
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  #355 New July 13th, 2018 10:48 AM
"Brazil" is Terry Gilliam's grande opus, depicting a man who is dissatisfied with his life, and has delusions of being a great hero. This thinking transfers from his fantasy driven life to his real every day life where he transposes his fantasy oriented assumptions onto people he knows in the real world.

This man is suffering from severe, or acute, delusional disorder. We see him fantasize, then confuse fantasy and reality, and then finally he goes through the gymnastics of just living or ...More Read More
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  #354 New July 13th, 2018 06:21 AM
"Valerian" is a couples film about how young men and women should work and be together. It's not a bad message, and the film skews towards a really . not young demographic, but perhaps a rather immature one. This is actually Star Wars for a new generation, though it's a bit more fully realized and visually richer than our venerable film from 1977.

The opening sequence of the two shows them competing for dominance in a very playful way on an idealized desert island breach resort. I won't ...More Read More
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  #353 New July 12th, 2018 10:40 AM
The "Flash Gordon" remake from 1980 with Sam Jones, is a very stylized remake of the old black and white serial with Buster Crabbe. The Doctor Zarkov character recognizes the danger posed by Ming the Merciless as an attack on the Earth, and not some strange form of natural disaster. When captured Ming gives his spiel to Zarkov about how it's Zarkov's own fault that the Earth is going to be all but annihilated. Ergo he is strapped down to a table with a device that'll empty his mind of data.
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  #352 New July 11th, 2018 08:37 AM
The old "Battlestar Galactica" TV show, to my middle aged mind, was designed to inspire young minds to sign up for military service. I shrug at that, and don't have too many issues with it.

Most of the stories are oriented towards fighting the Cylons or dangers imposed or generated by the Cylon threat. The allure of being a "glamor guy" (US Navy Parlance for a Tomcat/Hornet driver) is pretty much all of what 70's Battlestar Galactica is all about.

Baltar represent the traitor within ...More Read More
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  #351 New July 11th, 2018 08:20 AM
"Seaquest DSV" is a kind of re-iteration of Irwin Allen's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", only without the obvious unnamed adversary / enemy in the form of the Soviet Union, even though Cold War intrigue abounds in that older TV series. "Seaquest" borrows from the same stock psychopathic and megalomaniacal villains that Trek and other film and TV have used. No surprise there. Other genres, not just scifi use the same bad guys on occasion.

What's different, or rather the same, is the co ...More Read More
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  #350 New July 10th, 2018 05:42 PM
The late 70s version of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" is essentially a kind of special security inspirational tool. The show had a lot of male fantasies in it, and typically dressed the women in skin tight spandex or revealing costumes, which added a lure for young males. It was also fun, but didn't have any serious (or not too serious) deep profound ps6ychiatric themes going on.

Note that the United Earth flag is essentially a take on the stars and stripes, and pretty much every dange ...More Read More
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