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by Windwalker
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Castle
Replies: 34
Views: 102165

Eloise, I caught the Castle pilot rerun. I liked it better than the season finale. Fillion is his roguish lovable self and Katic is strong (I love her two hovering male subordinates). Castle's three women are fun, too -- sort of like the archetypal Maiden/Mother/Crone trinity (*laughs*). I still thi...
by Windwalker
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: A REAL SF movie!
Replies: 3
Views: 13118

I checked the writeup at Rotten Tomatoes. Sounds intriguing! It hasn't opened in my part of the woods (which is unusual). But Moon just started showing. Have you seen that? If yes, opinion?
by Windwalker
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: STAR TREK
Replies: 14
Views: 34314

And this made me wonder if, perhaps, these similarities were not one of the causes of Athena's reserved response towards the movie... I suppose that only time will tell if the planned Star Trek sequel confirms or infirms these apprehensions. Eloise, many thanks for the link! I enjoyed the article's...
by Windwalker
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: New York Times: Religion and Science in Angels and Demons
Replies: 2
Views: 13447

Re: New York Times: Religion and Science in Angels and Demon

I enjoyed the essay, Eloise, thanks for pointing it out! He's quite right, in my opinion. The difference is always that religion is often more comforting because it (likes to) deal in certainties, whereas science is discomfiting because it's based on constant questioning and revision. When scientist...
by Windwalker
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Castle
Replies: 34
Views: 102165

bretonlass wrote:The upside, though, is that, according to IMDB, the show has been reconducted for next fall. Besides being great news for Nathan and co., it means we'll be able to continue to discuss the show's merits.

Agreed! Do I detect a growing fondness for Nathan Fillion?? (*laughs*)
by Windwalker
Sun May 31, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: New Gallery
Replies: 18
Views: 47414

Heather, that's a wonderful interpretation of a Dryad! The wood grain that runs through her skin, her leaf-like hair, the herald-sprite a cross between a butterfly and a Minoan boy. Literal and imaginative at the same time! The warm colors are exactly right for the element of earth and the fluid lin...
by Windwalker
Tue May 26, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Artificial Intelligence / Synthetic Consciousness
Replies: 38
Views: 91735

There are other parameters pertinent to brain size limit: speed of neuronal transmission (even with the saltatory capacity conferred by the myelin sheath), integration of input and, for humans, birth canal size that will still allow the mother to walk upright.
by Windwalker
Wed May 13, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: STAR TREK
Replies: 14
Views: 34314

Set your Transporter Coordinates...

... to Centauri Dreams, where my friend Paul Gilster is graciously hosting my more extended take on the new Star Trek film.
by Windwalker
Wed May 13, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Castle
Replies: 34
Views: 102165

Eloise, I finally succeeded in seeing an episode of Castle , the season finale. As you say, Castle is wry and amiable and Beckett is tough and smart. The major problem that I see is that, in this episode at least, they lacked chemistry. The secondary characters are sturdy, if not particularly origin...
by Windwalker
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Castle
Replies: 34
Views: 102165

I haven't managed to see the show yet, Eloise! I now have to commute one hour each way to work, so I often get back home at 10 or 11 pm, and at that point I'm wiped out. Also, tomorrow I'm going to Greece for two weeks, to see my parents while they're still both here. It's been five years since my l...
by Windwalker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Castle
Replies: 34
Views: 102165

Thank you for this review, Eloise! I had heard of the show and was wondering about it, because it got mixed responses -- some accused it of being too similar to Moonlighting . As you point out, Fillion counts as snacho in my books whatever his role and it sounds like the women in it are strong, so b...
by Windwalker
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Other Earths
Replies: 9
Views: 27775

can you imagine swimming in the oceans where there are two moons?! the waves would be magnificent. I recall that when I crossed the Equator for the first time and saw new constellations while being at the Barrier Reef, I felt a frisson -- it was as if I was on an alien planet, under strange skies. ...
by Windwalker
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Happy 200th, Charles!
Replies: 1
Views: 8460

Re: Happy 200th, Charles!

Yes, I see it operate in my own research. When you think about it, it's amazing -- how beautifully it unifies and explains the astonishing diversity of lifeforms.

In celebration I will kiss my Copper Yeti, who's of course an evolved bonobo (*grins*).
by Windwalker
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: New Gallery
Replies: 18
Views: 47414

I noticed that another lovely image snuck into Heather's originals gallery! This one is particularly interesting when juxtaposed with its Amethyst counterpart: the two figures seem to belong to the same culture, one that loves art nouveau sinuous curves. But whereas Borealis is young and appears fre...
by Windwalker
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Science fiction/fantasy film recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 60868

Underworld

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually liked the latest Underworld installment and found myself caring for the doomed lovers. It's still schlock -- but good schlock! The first of the series was intriguing as a quasi-new universe, the second was terrible. This one, despite its gore, pre-orda...

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