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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted October 07, 2009 16:12      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I mean Star Wars of course!

Only 90, no 89 slots left as I post this. What a fun project!

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2009 13:54      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I really like this idea..but..

I really don't like Star Wars! I realise that this may sound like heresy to some GCers but it's true - I just don't get it.

If they had chosen The Wicker Man for the project I would definitely sign up, although some of the scenes might be a bit...errr... tricky. [Wink]

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Callipygous
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Icon 11 posted October 09, 2009 00:52      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:

I really don't like Star Wars! I realise that this may sound like heresy to some GCers but it's true - I just don't get it.

Hmmm... Grumm that goes beyond heresy, and strikes at our core beliefs here. Not sure what to say Grumm, but I'm shocked... shocked... [shake head]

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spungo
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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2009 07:09      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
I really like this idea..but..

I really don't like Star Wars!

Persecute the non-believer! No, wait -- he's right -- it's poo. Mind you, 99% of sci-fi is poo (along with bloody CSI and hospital dramas... )

Have I just self-revoked my GC license? [Frown]

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GrumpySteen

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99% of everything is crap. Why should sci-fi be any different?

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2009 08:17      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In fairness to the Star Wars films, I should add that I am not totally dismissing them.

The bit with the Princess in the bikini.......

I get that [evil]

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2009 11:16      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
99% of everything is crap. Why should sci-fi be any different?

Steen, I believe that or something very close to it is from one of Vonnegut's novels, when talking about Kilgour Trout, the pulp science fiction author he created, and justifying his love of the genre. Can't find the exact quote though....

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GrumpySteen

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T'was Theodore Sturgeon who said it at a talk of some sort (which one is the subject of debate). It was quoted so often that it became known as Sturgeon's Law despite the fact that there already was a Sturgeon's Law.

Vonnegut based Kilgore Trout on Sturgeon (trout, sturgeon... geddit? hah), so it's entirely probable that he had the character say something similar, though I don't recall a specific instance of it.

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As long as everyone's agreed that Firefly is part of the 1%, we'll all get along fine.
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