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by Jan
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

A Boy and His Dog

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm The DVD was released four days ago, and I believe the cheapest way for Americans to mail order it is at play.com: http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=565127 A press announcement is here: http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?sectionId=2&a...
by Jan
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World
Replies: 84
Views: 43396

A nice critique. Interesting point about the narrator using the name Jack. I agree with you about the two identities up to a point. Jack is not a complete person at all. He's just a fictional character made up by the murderer, so he can seperate his acts of violence from his everyday life; it's a ro...
by Jan
Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

TZ

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Harlan, I have finished watching your four episodes (soon I have to check out the NACKLES script as well). One of your audio commentaries completely made my day (PALADIN), and the others were marvellously insightful, funny, moving and/or entertaining as well. Thos...
by Jan
Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Name: Jan
Source: unca20050211.htm
Ezra: "It keeps me from pissing of Jan by asking him which shirt he owns, the blue one, the gold one, or the red one?"

Gee thanks.
by Jan
Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World
Replies: 84
Views: 43396

In his mind it probably made perfect sense. You explanation sounds reasonable to me, but I do think something else was intended. There's this moment when he "sees himself for what he really is" [an approximate quote], which seems to suggest he was hiding the truth from himself; also, the fact that ...
by Jan
Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Tracy: "tepid, mediocre "Star Trek" tie-in novels. A veritable banquet for some undiscerning woodpecker. My question is, how does someone become committed to a project like that? Did the writers actually have to buy thier way into the franchise or are these the ef...
by Jan
Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World
Replies: 84
Views: 43396

But they enjoy it! They allow it to happen because they take pleasure in it! And don't even have the higher motives of "social reform", which they laugh at. Sure, Jack wants social reform, but is he really serious about it? Isn't it more of a pretext he uses to be able to lie to himself? Look at wh...
by Jan
Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Trying, trying...

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm I'm trying to say as little as I can about the subject (Trek), since this is not the place, but some people are totally closed-minded and freely permit their minds to be full of clichs. Star Trek these days gets put down by everyone, why can't we do better and loo...
by Jan
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World
Replies: 84
Views: 43396

I didn't know this story yet. It was a difficult read, I had to take it one sentence at a time, like DEATHBIRD. Interesting thread so far. As usual after reading some of the comments, it would be nice to read the story again for verification. (Only I'm not doing it.) Although most of you know it, no...
by Jan
Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Yes, people, someone should make Deep Shag aware that this recording exists, in case Harlan didn't give it to them yet. (If I recall correctly, Harlan gave them everything he has.) Perhaps they can use something. Jay: I understand. I was amused by what you wrote y...
by Jan
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Name: Jan
Source: unca20050211.htm
Jay, what is your appraisal of grown-ups?
by Jan
Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm William: Why not use REPENT HARLEQUIN! SAID THE TICKTOCKMAN, it's short enough to be read out in class and gives you time for a short discussion. I would guess that's the number one Ellison story used in schools. (You can find the story everywhere including, I pre...
by Jan
Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 36785

I saw the tv adaption now, it was pretty good, especially towards the end. The way Bruce looked out the window and had this cold voice, barely existing anymore, was quite chilling. I noticed right away that many lines were dubbed, which is always a bit of a problem for me, because I'm conscious of s...
by Jan
Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Michael: "Never the idea that some other species could do things better, perhaps ultimately saving us from ourselves." No never... except in "Errand of Mercy", "Arena", "Encounter at Farpoint", to name a few, plus lots of episodes with humans screwing up, includin...
by Jan
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19938

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm This is about as much anti-Star Trek nastiness as *I* can take. :-) Guys, the show was put on for commercial reasons, and for the same reasons it lasted for as long as it did (25 seasons of non-stop Star Trek shows). The people who were handed the responsibility o...

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