- @psibreaker Pleasing binary nature of the narrative. #
- This is the view from our holiday bedroom. http://t.co/yAU4KRh2 #
- @McKelvie Oh god what is actually wrong with you? #
- @ryanklindsay because Katherine Heigl is a douche. #
- @MikeDraws I know, rite? #
- @davidwynne If self-loathing related to personality/talent/hair, tut and tut again. If it's something to do with sexytimes I can't comment. #
- @davidwynne well then shame on you, sir. SHAME. ON. YOU. #
- Finished this last night. What may well be the last outing for Rucka's Queen & Country books, and incredibly satisf… http://t.co/Ugxoi9vk #
- @davidbaillie Actually that was yesterday. Today a bit greyer! #
- @_arien Dorset… Leype? But that was the weather yesterday… Considerably worse today! #
- Anya feeling sorry for herself in The Anchor Inn in Burton Bradstock. http://t.co/VEJqQMTo #
- We are totally watching Can't Hardly Wait. 1st time for 3 of us. Fucking hell, @SethGreen is awesome in this. I'd almost forgotten. #
- @budgie I'd read such a stupid amount of Last Run before I noticed one of the characters was named after you. #
- @budgie Wondered as much, once I twigged! #
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History of mankind by Milo Manara
He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
While you characters unbunch your panties, here’s a thing to consider: Abrams as a kid didn’t like Star Trek for being too philosophical. That’s an entirely legitimate reason for never having watched Star Trek as a kid. Abrams as an adult made a massively successful - both commercially and critically - Star Trek movie, which was both a sequel and a prequel and a reboot of a franchise dying on its arse.
I submit that the two are not entirely unrelated.
In fact, I’d go as far as to say that much - if not most - of the success, on every level, of J. J. Abrams’s Star Trek is precisely down to him not being a lifelong fan of the show.
When you cry and complain that Abrams shouldn’t have been allowed to make Star Trek films because he isn’t ‘one of us’; when you mock or criticise someone because their worldview isn’t yours, and you say it shouldn’t be allowed to intersect with yours; when you denigrate, rather than celebrate, diversity; when you desperately try to keep your part of the world clean and safe for yourself and don’t let the outsider and the alien in…
Then maybe the philosophy of Star Trek hasn’t taught you as much as you like to think it has.
I’m a pretty arrogant guy, so it isn’t often that someone says exactly what I was thinking, when I didn’t know it was exactly what I was thinking, and I can’t think of a single way to improve on it or amend it.
Oh, but for more rumination on fandom, you should definitely listen to Unanswered episode 11 - http://unansweredpodcast.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/show-11/
Space Jam: ‘I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)’ - Barenaked Ladies and Chris Hadfield, two great tastes that taste great together.
Purgatory by Jared Lyon