May. 25th, 2017

supergee: (grandpa)
40 years ago a film buff took all he could remember of Buck Rogers, Seven Samurai, World War II movies (both sides), and the Masterplots guide to The Hero with 1000 Faces, and made a movie with lotsa battles, unprecedented special effects, and magnificent scenery that the actors sometimes blocked our view of. That’s when sf became sci-fi.

ETA: It was also the year that Terry Brooks cut the interesting parts out of Lord of the Rings and created not only a bestseller but a template for the infinite replication of fantasy product. Anus mirabilis, or something.
supergee: (horse's ass)
NRA person says the way to deal with someone who has a backpack full of explosives is to shoot him before he does any harm. Also blames “gender-bending.”

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