Deer Tick

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  1. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Help influence Episode 41!   

    A bit late, but....
    castaway
    Big
    Terminal... Especially as a reliable source informs me of some interesting connections in this to his personal life
  2. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Special 05   

    Thanks so much for discussing this.  I recently watched it and would agree with most everything you said, especially that Ben doesn't look right.  He looks like Lurch from Addams Family, if anything.
  3. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Episode 05   

    Just watched sensorites on DVD.  There's a nice extra on it with Toby Haydoke investigating who Peter R Newman (author of Sensorites) was.  
  4. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Special 04   

    Thanks for an informative and enjoyable listen, which also tickled the neurons of nostalgia a bit.

  5. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Episode 934   

    I have a bit of an issue with Snoke and the emperor before him...  How is it that these ugly, stereotypically evil looking individuals seduce people to joining the dark side?  They have these giant holographic projections that loom threateningly over you, they scowl and bare their teeth.... I'd prefer that they appeared to be less evil, and more nuanced. 
  6. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Episode 934   

    I personally hope Rey isn't related to the Skywalkers.  One thing that I don't like about Star Wars in general is that it seems like a big family reunion show.  The galaxy should be huge, but the time to travel between systems is minimal and everyone important is related to the Skywalkers.
    I like the fact that Kylo Ren is an insecure wannabe... to me that makes him really scary, because it makes sense that people who are insecure and trying to prove themselves can be pretty dangerous.  Do we really expect Ren to have survived?
    Speaking of Ren, we had the Sith before, now we have the "Rens?"  What's next?  In another 30 years we'll have a group of bad guys that start with Q?  The Quagaars, perhaps?
    I don't like Rey being able to swordfight with Kylo Ren without any training.... I think anyone can swing a sword, but being able to swordfight against someone who knows what they are doing seems like a very different thing.  
  7. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Special 01   

    Quick thought: if paramount were to look at what axanar has done, it sounds like they have put out a work that the fans really like  and are willing to support... The argument that this is the trek that the fans want sounds valid.  At what point might it not be a bad idea for a studio to partner with such a production to make it official?  The sounds like a simple idea, and I'm sure details would be tricky, but a studio could benefit by letting amateurs prove a storyline to be popular with fans, and then they could run with it.   I'm thinking of a way to let fans and fanfic help guide what the networks do with these properties that they already love.
     
     
  8. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing   

    Gosh, speaking of Tolkien.... it seems that he borrowed a bit from Beowulf for "The Hobbit."  Quite a major part of the story, actually.
  9. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing   

    Sorry, fangrrl.... Just noticed your question... I've been busy practicing swimming in the ocean with a sword.....
     
    Anyway, I found the Francis Barton Gummere translation on audio book. 
  10. Deer Tick added a post in a topic General S&B/Blake's 7 thoughts   

       Yet another Blake's 7 podcast has appeared, for those who can't get enough....
    It's called the "Down and Safe Podcast" and it's hosted by four people who are sci fi writers.  One is "in the Ian position"
    I have to wonder if the supposed reboot hasn't generated interest in the classic series....
  11. Deer Tick added a post in a topic This game was a trailblazer because....   

    Going back to classic arcade stuff, I'd say that "Sinistar" (1982) was groundbreaking for being the first (that I know of) to actually have the bad guy jump onto the screen with a roar and scare you enough to make you jump.
  12. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Hyperion, Part B: Hard-Boiled Time-Displaced Baby Thing   

    The idea of doing "Beowulf" is something I really like. I've listened to it in audiobook form many times.

    I think it has a lot of interesting historical/legend things to discuss as well as a boatload of linguistic stuff.

    I really hope you guys do it!

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  13. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Episode 809   

    Enjoyed the 90s references in hearing this episode. I feel like all that was lacking in 90s references were "mentos moments", "X games" and "eXtreme sports" and that loud soft drink made just for gen x, "SURGE!"
  14. Deer Tick added a post in a topic Suggestions of shows we could cover.   

    On the spacey theme, how about "Space Maidens?"
  15. Deer Tick added a post in a topic General S&B/Blake's 7 thoughts   

    Mitch,

    Great points. They all kind of add up to a need for more crew members, don't they?