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  • in reply to: Galacticast – Wow, that was embarrassing! #76440
    DarkStar
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    Thus far my attempts to watch the show have proved to be troublsome! I managed to download one show to my PC but I have to admit, although the show was very well done and entertaining, the time & trouble it took to download put a real downer on it. Sadcast was much faster to download!

    Maybe the itunes server is faster than the libsyn server.

    in reply to: Space: Above and Beyond #76439
    DarkStar
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    This one doesn’t jump. The final ep is a doozy!

    Who Monitors the Birds and The Angriest Angel tie for the most memorable, IMO.

    Ooo good choices. 8)

    in reply to: Lost #76438
    DarkStar
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    Well if that adds a bit of spice to Lost then bring it on!

    in reply to: Space: Above and Beyond #76423
    DarkStar
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    Anyone remember this one?

    How could you forget it – It was great! Sci-Fi ran it a couple of years ago and I all the episodes where great – Sugar Dirt is a great two parter.

    in reply to: The Great Sci Fi Debate #76414
    DarkStar
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    So the series ‘Bones’ is sci fi?

    I’ve not watched an episode but from what I’ve seen if it, I’d say if it is then so is the CSI franchise.

    in reply to: Invasion #76413
    DarkStar
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    I gave up watching Invaision as the pace became too slow for me IMHO. I thought Surface was much more interesting – now thats saying something!

    in reply to: The Great Sci Fi Debate #76403
    DarkStar
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    Short Answer – Star Trek, it had regular characters that people related to and it presented futuristic ideas & technology to a main stream audience.

    Long Answer – The orginal meaning of the term is fiction based on Science but there’s a lot more to it than that these days. You have the pure intellectual Sci-Fi market of books that represent the orginal principles of Sci-Fi. I don’t read books but HG Wells Time Machine, War of the Worlds and errr, Things to come all seem to be about how technology can take you on a human adventure no matter how alien it becomes. Dilute that to a more comercial visual based and you’ll have more emphasis on the human adventure and beating the bad guys ala Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers.

    Move forward to the sixties and the intellectual and commercial markets in Star Trek. Digestible chunks of principles and ideas sugar coated with fist fights and smootches to make them more acceptable to a larger market.

    Now we’re in the modern day and Sci-Fi has become a background norm that is just accepted. Short Circuit 2 could be viewed a poiniant film where a robot wrestles with the internal feelings of existance true to pure Sci-Fi or a kids aventure movie where super character saves the day. The Sci-Fi was negligable but this is still counts? Look at Quantum Leap. No traditional factors like a space ship, ray guns and aliens but vingetts of social issues with the background sci-fi element being ‘he travels in time’ is a Sci-Fi classic!!

    So I’ll say Sci-Fi can be pure, commercial and background.

    in reply to: How to watch a SadCAST #76401
    DarkStar
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    Mah, I have to go with WMF too as I have an Ipaq and WMF files play just fine with no extra software needed. (Though are you really telling me that MS Movie maker is the best program out there of WFM!?)

    I’ve never liked the quicktime format but I’m glad it beat Real Player as a internet video format!

    in reply to: Members to Lurkers = 1:30 #76400
    DarkStar
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    I didn’t even realise I was lurking ’til I got the podcast email so I’ll try and make up for lost time although I can’t seem to find any sections about Star Trek or Star Wars but I’m still looking!

    PS – a forum with a spell checker!? Ooo how modern!

    in reply to: Women in Sci-Fi Calendar #76399
    DarkStar
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    Man, it just must suck to be Micheal Shanks and Chistopher Judge: 1st, you get a great career (ie: make money for acting) and then you get your co-stars to strip down (almost) and make money off the calendar you make from the pics. sucks to be you.

    🙄 You can check ‘er out at http://www.womenofsci-fi.com

    At a con in Feb MS & CJ said it was a tough job to make the calendar, CJ had to work harder because he was the photographer!

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