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Book Talk [Public] / Life imitating art?
« Last post by R. C. on June 26, 2022, 12:54:20 AM »
I wrote Threshold several weeks before these new stories began to appear.

https://www.the-sun.com/tech/5634787/googles-sentient-ai-child-robot-could-escape-bad-things/

In my story... well... some things are best read in context. 🙂

R.C.

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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: A little help would really be appreciated
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on May 21, 2022, 05:01:09 AM »
Hey, Dennis!   :mhk9U91:

Sometimes Holmes and Watson talk too fast for me.


Thick accents can be tricky sometimes, too, for those of us who speak markedly different versions of the language.  There have been numerous times when I've had to turn on subtitles for a video even though they're speaking English.   :confused:
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: A little help would really be appreciated
« Last post by Dennis Chekalov on May 20, 2022, 09:07:31 PM »
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"Even if I do say so myself."

Thank you very much. Sometimes Holmes and Watson talk too fast for me.

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Hi Dennis, nice to see you. Hope you are well. Amanda

Thanks! I hope things are also going well for you. :)
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: A little help would really be appreciated
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 20, 2022, 08:54:56 PM »
"Even if I do say so myself."

Hi Dennis, nice to see you. Hope you are well. Amanda
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: A little help would really be appreciated
« Last post by Dennis Chekalov on May 20, 2022, 06:13:55 PM »
What does Watson say at 22:22?
The Spanish subtitles give only the first part of the line, "Yes, it wasn't bad."

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I have just published on Amazon:

The Events of 1968: An Alternative History

https://mybook.to/events

On price promotion: only 99c / 99p until 14 May.

The second novel in the Pentacle Papers series of funny and thought-provoking techno-thrillers, set in the period 1968-75 in a world where Britain signed a peace treaty with Hitler in 1941. Should appeal to lovers of British humour, speculative fiction and Sixties nostalgia.
A prequel to 'The Hammond Conjecture' (semi-finalist in the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition thespsfc.org)
 
The novel follows Thomas Hammond from shy, insecure and sexually confused schoolboy to a centred young man who has learned the difference between sex and love, and who is prepared to fight for whom, rather than what, he believes in.
Tommy doesn’t question his sheltered, repressed life until he meets Iona at the Sixth Form disco. She introduces him to a world of Left Bank intellectuals and left-wing philosophers. When King Edward VIII appoints a populist kleptocrat as PM they become politically active, organising a schoolkids’ trade union. But as democracy collapses and fascists and anarchists run wild, their relationship also hits the rocks. Iona is sucked into Maoist fervour while Tommy drifts into Sixties psychedelia.
Around them, a cast of journalists and spies, soldiers and activists - and an underground resistance movement - scheme, deceive and betray one another.
In August the political violence reaches its peak at a rally in Trafalgar Square. Does Iona survive? Can Tommy save her? Will she return to him? Does he really want her to?
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by PJ Post on May 05, 2022, 10:43:42 PM »


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Very good, well acted, real stakes, fun and entertaining.




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Still great for the third time.




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It's Tom Hanks at the end of the world with robots - what more do you want?




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It's the same stuff with different actors, but done well. If you like Batman, you'll like this one too - it's a glitter-free show.




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So bad. So, so, so bad. No logic, no....just, ugh, so bad - that's not how science works. But as always these days, the special effects and CGI are amazing.


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Strong +1



+1 too


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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on April 18, 2022, 08:38:48 AM »
Aladdin.

First time seeing it, believe it or not.

I know this movie is highly rated and popular, but I found it kind of boring.  I also thought the genie was annoying most of the time.  (Exception for when he called Aladdin out as a liar; that was a solid moment.)  I like Robin Williams, and I hate that he left us too soon, but his mile-a-minute comedy routine was always too exhausting for me, and his genie character is an example of that.

Also, the movie is nearly half over before we even see the genie.  That's way too late, in my opinion.

Gilbert Gottfried was solid as the bird.  R.I.P., man.   :icon_sad:

I liked the "Arabian Nights" and "Prince Ali" songs.  I didn't care much for "A Whole New World."  It didn't have the Arabesque feel of the other two--especially "Arabian Nights"--so it sounded out of place.

Aladdin is a thief and a liar, so he's kind of hard to root for.  Maybe that's why the movie is just "meh" for me.   :shrug
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: Lee Child Adaptation - Reacher on the Zon
« Last post by Rick Partlow on April 14, 2022, 12:34:54 PM »
I loved it.  Great series.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on April 11, 2022, 03:42:54 AM »
The Ten Commandments.  Yeah, it's that time of year again.

It's still epic and visually spectacular.  Yul Brynner still looks like the baddest dude on the block.   :cool:




Good one! I'll put it on my rewatch list.
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