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An Apple With A Warped Drive

31/10/2016 08:55
An Apple With A Warped Drive What has puzzled Bible scholars is what the fruit of Eden was. In most interpretations, `the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil`, which it was death to taste, and that was given to Eve, the first woman created by God, by the angel, Satan, who had been...

Johnnie Comes Marching Home

27/10/2016 10:06
Johnnie Comes Marching Home Juan `Johnnie` Rico`s name in Starship Troopers (1997) the movie made from the Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88) science fiction novel for juveniles, originally titled Starship Soldiers (1959), and starring actor Casper Van Dien, is conceived as a joke by those who perceive...

The Gender Coward That Fakes

26/10/2016 15:39
The Gender Coward That Fakes Ursula K. Le Guin`s classic science fiction novel, The Left Hand Of Darkness (1969) is about possession, rather than homelessness, that is, dispossession, although the concepts are related through another of Le Guin`s Hainish cycle of books and stories, The...

The Killer Doesn`t Want The Woman To Escape

17/10/2016 22:10
The Killer Doesn`t Want The Woman To Escape An edutainment theme of the 20th century was the killer, who didn`t want the woman to escape, but misogyny wasn`t perceivable as a new genre until the 21st century. Most cinema and `TV` critics observed that the killer stalking the woman was an adjunct...

The TV That Attained Sentience And Thought Itself Superior To Man

13/10/2016 11:22
The TV That Attained Sentience And Thought Itself Superior To Man Science fiction writer, Harlan Ellison, wrote a story, `I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream` (1967), which was about a `supercomputer` that, having attained sentience, kills and tortures the inhabitants of the Earth. Although it seems...

Time`s `Nuff 4 Love

30/09/2016 11:51
Time`s `Nuff 4 Love   Science fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88), wrote time travel stories for his audience often based on the taboo principle of a character traveling back to the past to have sexual intercourse with their mother and thereby father themselves, for example, Lazarus...

Status Role

29/09/2016 04:12
Status Role   The North American Plains Indians didn`t die because they fought, but because they weren`t interested in the European settlers` culture. Although the Indian wars are something of a pointed issue amongst the inhabitants of the United States of America, what they illustrate isn`t...

It Is A Thing To Do, Like Feeding Vaal

26/09/2016 08:33
It Is A Thing To Do, Like Feeding Vaal   The Vulcans of the television series, Star Trek (1966-9), had pointed ears, not because they were devils, but because the fictional basis of their ancestry was a she-wolf. The Romulans, from the planet Romulus, remained hidden from humans even when they...

Star Trek Universe City

24/09/2016 10:50
Star Trek Universe City   Starfleet Academy is tangential to the main storyline of the Star Trek television and movie franchise that features mainly the adventures of the Starship, Enterprise, in its five year missions: `To boldly go where no one has gone before.` Despite the success of Deep...

Fascistoid

18/09/2016 16:10
Fascistoid   Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88) was accused of being `fascistoid` when his juvenile adventure novel for boys, Starship Troopers (1959), was presented to his usual publisher, Charles Scribner`s Sons, and although it was finally published by G. P. Putnam`s Sons, the term arose from...
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