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    so... are there any sci-fi buffs in here? - I myself am going through the 7 seasons (currently in the 2nd season on disc 4) of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 at the moment - borrowing the dvd's from a friend...

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    Heyyyyyyyy I am a "Trekkie" but only had the time to see the old re-runs on sattelite TV. did not know that all were now on DVD.!!!!! must get. Have all the "starwars"
    on DVD.however,"beam me up scottie.!!!." is better.which you like best.???? the old originals, or the new.???? Miss Captain Kirk in the new,but they do have some fantastic "visuals" and a lot more thinking is created.One day we may see "the enterprise" circling our planet.BUT would love to go at "warp speed" hehehehe way out "into the abyss" for some adventure.will go look for the DVD's...But. "once a Trekkie,you get hooked".

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    Re: sci-fi

    so... are there any sci-fi buffs in here? - I myself am going through the 7 seasons (currently in the 2nd season on disc 4) of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 at the moment - borrowing the dvd's from a friend...
    I've actually never seen an episode of "Deep Space 9" is it worth watching?
    However, I have seen most of the Star Trek motion pictures, and about 10 years ago a danish TV station started showing the original seasons of the TV series. I liked to watch that from time to time. But I'm not exactly a "trekkie"

    I do like "sci-fi" though. In my DVD collection there are several Sci-fi movies (though I have a quite diversified cpollection) such as "Blade Runner", "Alien" and "Aliens" (not impressed with No. 3 & 4), "Space Odyssey 2001" and others. I've always been fascinated by science fiction, but of course there are people that are much much more into it than I am (trekkies for example).

    Thinking about it, it seems to me like there is not that many sci-fi films coming out these days... kind of a "sci-fi slump"

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    as to whether or not Star TrekS9 is worth watching... well... it get's better and better as the seasons progresses... - I'm almost halfway through at the moment...

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    so what are your favorite sci-fi movies/books, besides the Star Trek DS9? (if that indeed is a favorite )

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    hmm... well... it's diffucult to say... - I generally like the whole notion of astronomy/space and advanced technology - some of the things I seen/read in that category is of course the Star Wars movies - some of the Star Trek series... Deep Space 9, Voyager, The Next Generation and the newest: Enterprise all interest me - I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm a trekkie in any way... - and "The Original Series" seems to me to be more of a curiosity than actually "good" heh... - or rather - that's probably my feeling about much of the early televised sci-fi... - another movie and following spawn-series is Star Gate - which also has some rather nice music - the Star Gate SG-1 - series are also time consuming - albeit somewhat b-movie like (or the first couple of seasons was - compared to the full scale movie).

    Then there's also fantasy and stories about kingdoms in far away lands, wizards, elves, dwarfs et al - like The Lord of the Rings - but that's an entirely other thing all together.

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    Never really been into Star Trek... I guess I think the costumes are to silly. Though I watched it once in awhile to piss of my ex-girlfriend, but that's about it..

    Of Sci-fi movies I agree with Frederik... the Alien series rocks big time, and I must admit that I'm a big admire of Bladerunner. Especially the scene where the replicant says... "I'll tell you about my mother...". But the moviescene is definately lacking some good stuff here lately.

    Talking about books, I'll say 1984. Nasty...

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    I have always been very thrilled about science fiction. Not only movies or tv-series.

    The first real science fiction book I ever read was Arthur C. Clarke's RAMA series THE GARDEN OF RAMA. Of course they forced us to read Ray Bardburys FAHRENHEIT in school, but back then you did not pay attention.

    One thing that I have always admired Clarke for, is his great sense of portraying humans in midspace. Many science fiction authors are interested in "what happens when we get to the silly but future alien killer planet?" We also see it in 2001: A SPACE ODDESSY! The interesting thing is the time between takoff and reaching the destination. How the human being acts in midspace. If one is thinking of starting to read Clarke I can recommend by beginning with CHILDHOODS END.

    Another science fiction author that I adore is the danish author Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff. I have read a couple of his books and have always thought that he has excellent characters. He is by the way a real Trekkie - having about 700 Star Trek episodes.

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    I can also recommend the Cyberpunk- trilogy by William Gibson. Very interesting reading. Describes a future very close to us, that is both scaring but fascinating as well, and in many ways quite realistic.

    If anyone of you is interested in thought about religion and technology I can recommend The Archangel Protocal, a debut book by a female sci-fi writer called Lyda Morehouse.

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    You'd think the opening scenes in 2001 were written to be synchronized with Fanfare and the Blue Danube, so when I found out those scenes were filmed and then music aquired to accompany them, I was very impressed, it's some of the most beautiful imagery and sound compilation ever filmed. Wonderful stuff.

    I'm a huge science fiction fan, a bit of a trekkie, but largely into reading. I'm currently concluding the Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card, a must for any sci fi fan.

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    Yeeea i like Science fiction

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    Spcially the Alien 1-2-3 and 4

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    I'm in complete agreement about Orson Scott Card - one of the most overlooked Sci-Fi authors around. And probably the only Mormon one! I'm still curious as to why none of his books have been made into a movie. The technology certainly exists now for it. Ender's Game is his best novel. The second two books in the series (and the subsequent ones) were daring, but just didn't have the immediacy of Ender, which would make an amazing movie. If you can find it, look for his short story, "Unaccompanied Sonata". One of the best Sci-Fi short stories I've ever read.

    Ursula K. LeGuin, a Portland, Oregon Sci-Fi author, has a treasure trove of great work. Easily the best female Sci-Fi author alive. The Lathe of Heaven, The Disposessed, The Left Hand of Darkness are among her best works. I believe her Earth-Sea Trilogy will be on the Sci-Fi channel soon.

    Claire

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    Sci-fi... Let me see, it all started with Babylon 5 for me, alsmost 10 years ago. (10 years ?! Am I that old? It's still my favorite sci-fi show. Star Wars, of course. Recently I started watching Andromeda with Kevin Sorbo. Funny show... Anyone knows what I'm talking about? X-files I like, too. As for movies, Blade Runner is great. (Vangelis' soundtrack is worth checking out, too!) 2001 is also good, but I like AC Clarke's book more than the movie.

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