Hello. AsimovLives here. Recently I have found myself dearth of ideas for an article. Well, not completely, but the few ideas I have are... Asi Wants You…

Hello. AsimovLives here.

Recently I have found myself dearth of ideas for an article. Well, not completely, but the few ideas I have are either overtly ambitious in scope or too disarranged to be turned into an article anytime soon.

So I thought to ask you, dear readers, for suggestions. I would welcome suggestions related to films (or books or TV shows), and it doesn’t need to be limited to just SF, but also Horror, Fantasy or hybrid genres like SF/Horror, etc. Hopefully your suggestions are of works I have seen already or that caught my interest and curiosity.

My only caveat is to ask you to please not suggest any of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek (INOs). I have plans for those sometime in a not-yet foreseeable future. Anything else is welcome. I’ll take all suggestions into consideration and, if you so wish so, I could create a review article with the most suggestions.

No reason to post this picture here other than it has two of the coolest people I ever knew of.

 

So, I would like to thank you all so very much for your help and input, all will be extremely welcomed, and let’s have some fun too.

As always, thank you for reading. This is AsimovLives, signing off.

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AsimovLives

Hailing from the atlantic lusitanian shores, AsimovLives is a native of Portugal (it's in Europe). An enthusiastic fan of Science Fiction and Cinema, together with varied interests in Science, Astronomy, History, Arts, Gastronomy, Wines & Spirits and all things Beauty. Unshakable convictions of humanism, secularism and rationalist kind. Tireless supporter of intelligent and honest-hearted entertainment. Staunch enemy of superstition and all dumbed down shallow hack made cynical cash-grabbing cinema and tirelessly calling out on their supporters, no half-measures. Passion is the game.

  • How about a comparison of the two “Solaris”-movies?

  • Maybe book-reviews?

    Dune? Hyperion?

  • Tarmac492.1

    I told you THEM. What about some horror? The Robert Wise Haunting? That is all for now.

  • Tarmac492.1

    This is a good one.

  • OH! That’s good. I watched Wise’s Haunting for the first time last year and I was fuckin’ floored with it’s awesomeness

  • Tarmac492.1

    Great flick of a great book!! Funny how scary a bunch of knocks can be when you are vested in the situation. How about a comparison of that and The jan DeBont Haunting??? LOL!!! That movie was fucking garbage.

  • Yeah, that film was TRASH. A great example why “more is more” is exactly the wrong approach…

  • ErnestRister

    Avatar.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Especially for Haunted House movies. Fucking Hollywood cunts.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The Town–you dig Affleck as a director, no?

  • 80’s brat

    Rank Christopher Nolan’s films.

  • ErnestRister
  • ErnestRister

    The Passion of the Christ

  • I’m loving this suggestion

  • Verhoeven’s “Flesh + Blood”

  • Tarmac492.1

    Insomnia.

  • ErnestRister
  • Tarmac492.1

    The Abyss.

  • 80’s brat

    The Dark Knight Rises sucked. But Interstellar was so good. What really happened?

  • Tarmac492.1

    The Legend of Hell House.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Compare the Omega Man and Last man on Earth and then toss in I am Legend for shits and giggles. That would be a great undertaking, but you could handle.

  • 80’s brat

    Game of Thrones editorial!

  • I wonder how TDKR would work, if it was cut like Memento.

  • 80’s brat

    o.O

  • Tarmac492.1

    TDKR seemed like the director and the star no longer liked the protagonist.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Romero’s Martin.

  • 80’s brat

    It was like they tried to go super ambitious then realized none of their ideas worked but then they had to grind it out because of the release date.

  • Tarmac492.1

    agreed. Had potential, but it was also a Rocky III ripoff as Stalks mentioned.

  • 80’s brat

    The Hobbit movies I would be interested to know your take on.

  • 80’s brat

    My Rocky III knowledge is not great…he fights Mr. T in that?

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yes, who deserved an Oscar.

  • Leave at least some flicks for youself to write about too, man

  • Tarmac492.1

    Dude, Where’s My Car???

    Seriously.

  • ErnestRister

    I think they wanted to make a version of The Dark Knight Returns, but that novel lacks a central antagonist, so they chose Bane. Rounding out the mythology with Robin and Talia led them to invent a structure to fit all this together. Sometimes a film has too many ideas and concepts and simplicity is better.

    Still, I had a blast with The Dark Knight Rises. I wanted to buy another ticket and march straight back into the theater.

  • 80’s brat

    I have been watching westerns a lot lately. For some reason they make me crazy hungry. I turn on a western then eat everything in the fridge and start walking around with my fingers through my belt loops. It’s weird. Anyway review a western.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I wrote about that at TB’er. Along with Laws of Gravity, was my best stuff I thought. Sadly, gone forever. Working on something for Martin.

  • KilliK

    Write a tribute about the 80s and how awesome they were.

  • 80’s brat

    Haha

  • Ah, dang it. That sucks. I was fortunate to rescue my articles way beforehand

  • KilliK

    patience, only 3 months left. he is gonna rip the movie apart when it comes out.

  • 80’s brat

    Even the “robin” stuff? Christ that was like … TV police procedural pilot that got cancelled in 1994 bad.

  • Tarmac492.1

    What if he likes it? Possible?

  • KilliK

    he is not gonna like it, even if it is the greatest movie of all time.
    the dictionary has Asimov’s photo next to the definition of “bias”

  • Tarmac492.1

    1979 ‘Salem’s Lot miniseries.

    You’ll enjoy Mr. Barlow. And he’ll enjoy you.

  • 80’s brat

    Why gone “forever”? Was all that priceless gold deleted?

  • 80’s brat

    Jesus…….

  • 80’s brat

    Down-vote

  • ErnestRister

    What can I say? I slipped very easily back into that world and was completely absorbed…repeat viewings were not so kind, it’s the least of the three (easily), but I have to be honest, that first viewing was unbearably tense, and it was fun spotting all the Dark Knight Returns material.

  • ErnestRister

    I don’t have any of mine, either. Will have to start from scratch, I guess.

  • 80’s brat

    Star Trek DS9 episode recaps from the beginning.

  • 80’s brat

    Hottest French actresses article

  • 80’s brat

    The Old Testament?

  • Tarmac492.1

    I think some of the guys got their stuff. I had disappeared for awhile and actually found SN when I was coming back. I missed all the TB drama which i am glad about.

  • Tarmac492.1

    sometimes that works out better. Other times, not so much. Shame you dont have those articles dude.

  • Zed

    A Talking Cat!?! (2013)

  • Tarmac492.1

    An entire article on the stunning hotness of Ornella Muti. I have attempted this several times. However, after three or four lines about her beauty and I am reaching for my special sock and then well………………..

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    Review Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles Series 1+2, if you can, I dare ya!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    LOL!!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Anything starring Kirk Cameron.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    Pluto.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The Puppet Masters–book and movie.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Nash?

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    Uranus?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    LOL, no! Not unless you want to hear Asimov’s rather…peculiar views on the selfish Na’vi and how they were too arrogant to help those kind humans (based on plot elements found only in the Portuguese version), not to mention how they enjoyed “raping” the local wildlife!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    My suggestion is…eighties sci-fi and fantasy movies. Only eighties movies. And only the most eighties of eighties movies. You can start with Short Circuit, move on to Battle Beyond the Stars and The Last Starfighter, then Krull and Beastmaster, and on from there…

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Snore…

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Leave the Cameron movies to me, man, not this fella!

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    ugh short circuit i have gone from quite liking that as a kid to now fucking hating it ..lol

  • Tarmac492.1

    Ok. You gonna do a Terminator review soon? Aliens? My two faves.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Cloak and Dagger, Ladyhawke, Radio Flyer and Making Mr. Right.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Something Wicked This Way Comes.

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    I like that one

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    and yours next to DOUCHEBAG, and TROLL, and….

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Someone stuck in the past………..

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    No, your anus!

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Buckaroo Banzi or Repo Man

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    A Clockwork Orange

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    aww I never knew you cared..

  • Tarmac492.1

    Two good ones right there.

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    The Martian Chronicles.

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Blue Velvet

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Just a little

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    Mr Hobbs takes a vacation

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I could, but it’s hard to say something about those movies that hasn’t already been said. Maybe if I can find a fresh angle.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I want Cameron to direct a low-budget sci-fi movie again. Maybe 10 mil.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Kurt and Goldie in Overboard. Even if you review, I am still doing a review of that, as well!!!

    Hey Trav!! Don’t knock her up!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Off Limits with Gregory Hines, Willem DaFoe and Fred Ward.

  • ErnestRister

    They first met on the set of Disney’s musical, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. Kurt looks like he’s 14 years old. Goldie has a dance-off of sorts with Leslie Ann Warren.

    This has been your daily dose of pointless trivia with Ernest Rister.

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    Eight diagram pole fighter.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Nice. I just looked that up. They were both young. Kurt-17, Goldie an ancient 23.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I doubt 10 mil would cover the cost of sandwiches for the lunch break these days!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Asimov, if you want a serious recommendation (which is more than you deserve after your ungrateful behavior over the last couple of years), here it is – review the Good Doctor’s Foundation series. Even just the original trilogy form the fifties.

    I’ve seen album, comic and video game reviews on the Supernaughts, but no book reviews as of yet. Let’s hear your thoughts on those novels and how Jonathan Nolan could approach his miniseries adaptation of them.

  • Abe

    No

  • Tarmac492.1

    Prince of Darkness!!!

    This is not a dream……………

  • KilliK

    do a review about Curtis’ striptease in TL and Hamilton’s sex scene in T1, and rate their body and performance. Throw in Mastrantonio’s CPR scene from Abyss.

  • Abe

    Star Trek Voyager. It’ll do you good to see what Berman did to your beloved franchise first.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Mastrantonio is hot in a weird way.

  • KilliK

    excellent suggestion, especially now that there are talks in HW for their adaptation, it’s a good opportunity. if nothing else, it will introduce the books to those who are not familiar with.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    LOL. That last one is borderline necrophilia.

  • Abe

    OMG haha

  • ErnestRister

    “Asimov is a native of Portugal (it’s in Europe).”

    Where’s Europe?

  • Tarmac492.1

    she was revived so it was ok.

  • Abe

    It’s the landmass that surrounds Disneyland Paris!

  • ErnestRister

    It shall be absorbed.

    GELATINOUS CUBE FOR PRESIDENT.
    CUBE 2016.

    We’ll all be in it together.

  • Stalkeye

    LOL

    As much as I go back n forth with Killik at times, I gotta agree that the 80’s was Fucking awesome!

  • Stalkeye

    Blade Runner!
    You know you want to.

  • Abe

    Which version?

  • Stalkeye

    How’s about Sci Fi and spirituality. Science fiction Films with religious overtones and of course your atheist perspective of such.

  • Stalkeye

    XD XD XD

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Of course he wants to. He just talks about the same movies over and over – and Blade Runner has been discussed to death. Let’s see him attempt something different for a change.

  • Stalkeye

    Like Top Ten Reasons why JJ Abrams suck…oh, that’s nothing different.
    (0=

  • Stalkeye

    Ghost in the Shell.Methinks that’s the only Anime you like as far as i can remember.

  • It orbits Jupiter

  • Is that an horror movie?

  • KilliK

    he is a douche and has a cock for nose. Star Wars is fucked.

  • I have considered Repo Man before. I even quoted it in one of Jack’s Podcasts.

  • KilliK

    agreed, but I wouldnt mind reading his “arguments” why BR is a 70s and not an 80s movie, just for the laughs.

  • KilliK

    fuck no.

  • Stalkeye

    Pucky sent my articles before the site folded. That’s why in the future, I may repost them here but with additional content.
    Ergo the “Stalkbacker” title.

  • Stalkeye

    Really?? What kind of Drama are you referring to? X:’

  • I love The Haunting.

  • Stalkeye

    I remember that article and of course seeing the Film. Good Indie.

  • Good idea. I even read the book too. But it would force me to go all philosophy on them, and i fear it could alienate the readership.

  • I do. But it’s a project for the future. I have two approaches in mind.

  • What, the whole show?

  • Do you read my mind? I have considered doing something like that, yes.

  • I have loved that movie since back when it was fashionable to hate it.

  • It is an horror movie, after all

  • I prefer the original norwegian movie.

  • It’s released yet??

  • Stalkeye

    Asi’s me boy, but I had to throw my hands in the Air the minute he mentoned that EFNY was a 70s flick.
    Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of good Films during the 70s but the 80s had it beat with innovative Sci fi,High concept Horror, Action Movies in which the protagonist didn’t need to have Super powers in order to save the day,and the beginning of good sequels. No one who is a Cinema buff/Geek can say that the 80’s sucked and with a straight face at doing so!

  • So that article would only arrive next year then. Like, late next year.

  • Stalkeye

    Good. it’s long overdue, Mang!

  • “Now you’re just being nasty!”
    Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Pluto Nash???

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Trust me, I love the 80s, just think KilliK a douchebag of epic scale

  • Is that the upcoming Fast & Furious-spinoff?

  • Have you read about what Berman tried to do to that series and how the executives over-ruled him and forced him to do what is actually the most hated things in the show? You ever read how the executives wanted boybands to feature in episodes and sing musical numbers?

  • But long in the making.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Basically, he’ll find a contrived way to rationalize that any eighties movie he enjoys (quite a lot of them, as it happens) didn’t actually come from that decade or doesn’t represent it. Lord knows how EFNY is a seventies movie – it’s eighties to the core.

  • Who’s the next actor to die for the next movie’s success?

  • Yup. But in my article i asked suggestions for SF, horror, fantasy or those genres’ hybrids. As far i’m aware, The Town does not belong to those genres. But i could be wrong.

  • Great movies but they are classic noir.

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    I wouldn’t mind you getting some new material…..

  • I have in mind a project article for it, but not a straight up review as such. It’s a bit complicated and ambitious what i have in mind.

  • You have been too much locked in your own shell then. There’s a far more varied world to film geekdom then just it being reduced to merely the 80s groupies.

  • “Creature” aka “The Titan Find” (1985) by William Malone

  • Never heard of that one. Is it an asian?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Charming.

  • No no. Pretty bizarre film, Klaus Kinski also has a role. It’s on youtube.

  • “Robot and Frank” (2012)

  • Well, just him alone would amp up the bizarre.

  • Many consider it an horror film, and not without good reason.

  • AAAAAAAAAL OF THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEM!!!!!

  • KilliK

    forget that and start writing those Foundation reviews, mate. introduce Asimov’s work to the rest of us geeks. come on.

  • Abe

    No. No one has. I’ll refer you again to Ronald D Moore’s bitter breakup with the Star Trek Franchise. It’s clear that Braga/Berman were in charge.

    The suits, in turn hated DS9 and did what they could to try and influence that show but couldn’t.

  • Stalkeye

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/93/9a/df/939adff0cf2efee844f840b31e84aa82.gif

    BZZZT! This is where you are wrong. The 80’s were the pinnacle of breakthrough Films that didn’t need to depend of Franchises or adaptations. (i.e. Novels and Comics) Although i acknowledge the contributions from the previous decade (70s) there were plenty of stuff that was a bit on the cheesy side and aside from Star Wars, Omega Man and the POTA sequels, I cant recall any cool Science fiction films from that decade.

    Carpenter,Cronenberg, Verhooven, O’Bannon and Cameron (among others) have brought their A-game to the Silver screen and thanks to refreshing ideas and direction, HW and as a result, the mainstream entertainment industry as well as the moviegoing public took notice.

    It was the start of Geekry thanks to the release of 1989’s Batman and before that, ESB and Superman 2 which had furthered the momentum of Geek oriented films.

  • Stalkeye

    XD

  • Tarmac492.1

    If you decide to go outside your usual genres.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Umm, I gotta go……..

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Forget it, Stalks; it’s AsiTown.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Perfect for you to review.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I would be excited to read it. I Am Legend is one of the more important novels of the 20th Century. That cant be denied, IMO.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I missed it!! LOL!!!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Even though it was a good idea (and he knows full well it is), he won’t do it, simply because it was I who suggested it.

  • KilliK

    I know, mate, I know.

  • Stalkeye

    *Wink*

  • Stalkeye

    Yup, I’m out!

  • You do not recall. Emphasis on you not recalling it. This is the issue with the 80s groupies, the provincialism. As of now it has become like religion, like fundamentalism. It’s fucking scary! Thank you guys for derailing my article into another moaning about how the infidels don’t have total absolute devotion to your favorite film decade.

  • Abe

    Hell yeah!

  • Ten reasons? You need that many? 😀

  • That’s a huge subject, man. Entire books have been written about it. Books!!

  • They broke up over DS9, if i’m not mistaken. Before Voyager, right?

    One cool thing bout their break up is that Moore used his ideas he had for Star Trek and created his awesome re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica.
    Believe it or not, neither DS9 or Voyager have attracted much of my interest. In fact, and even going before that, i have barely seen much of TNG. The only ST i know whole is the TOS.

  • I loooooooooooooooove that book! That and A Scanner Darkly are my favorite SF novels.

  • Right. But as of yet i’m still the SF guy. That is the reason i was invited for the site.

  • Stalkeye

    OK, if you say so.

  • Abe

    No. Moore went to Voyager and it was a fiasco. Story meetings were held behind his back. He said he felt like he was freelancing. It was no secret that Berman hated Deep Space Nine and this might have been retribution.

  • So, Moore’s ideas he used in BSG originated in his time with Voyager then. Interesting. Thing is, i wonder if Moore’s ideas wouldn’t had been a bit too radical, you know what i mean? I can totally see the genesis of his interpretation of the Cylons as an idea he might had for the Borgs.

  • Abe

    ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS—EXCEPT EUROPA
    ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE

  • Tarmac492.1

    Would we have Romero’s masterpieces without it?

  • So far i have received some pretty awesome suggestions.

    This is gold, guys. This is what i wanted and even more. Thank you very much. Please, by all means, continue, please.

    Know that some of the suggestions are seriously being taken into consideration for future articles, in the near or far future (see what i did there?).

    Some cool suggestions would demand that i get to know more of certain sagas than what i already know of. Some even go beyond what i even want to know of some sagas. There’s some SF sagas which i haven’t went beyond the first book because from what i have read, the thing starts to go way too far and loses the initial charm that attracted them to begin with. For example, i’ll never read the sequels to Gateway because i consider that book to be a great self-contained story right there. Same with the Foundation and the Rendezvous With Rama sagas, for me those stories ends with the first book and that’s it.

    Aces, guys, I thank you all for your input and please, keep it coming. I’m certain there’s more where it came from.

  • That was great!

  • I think not.

  • Cool. Let those not go to waste, that would be a shame.

  • Did you saw it in the theaters?

  • Abe

    Well Moore was pretty clear in his disappointment in Voyager’s homogenization so quickly. And it makes sense, you have “terrorists” and Starfleet together and 24 hours later they’re all decked out in Starfleet uniforms?

  • have you ever read Friday by Robert Henlein?

  • It still blows my mind that Russell started as one of the Disney’s kids.

  • Tarmac492.1

    unfortunately, no.

  • No i haven’t, know of it.

  • It’s a tough read. I wonder what you would think of it.

  • Well, there is a very good point there. But at the same time, the spirit of ST is cooperation.

    While i do believe that conflict does drive drama, i think there conflict can often times be used as a clutch in lieu of imagination. There’s more ways to write stories then just having everybody bitching at everybody.

  • It was awesome. Carpenter sure knows how to frame shots for the big screen.

  • Abe

    A serious conflict inside a starship hadn’t been played with before in Star Trek for any length of time. It could have really been a fascinating idea.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yes, I believe that is why so many reviewers and fans wished he would have done a western.

  • Right. And as you said, it was resolved way too early. It’s not too believable. But nor it is to see a show where characters are constantly at odds. One of my few gripes about BSG is how characters who had finally found a common ground would then go back to their former animosity for very little reason.

  • Abe

    There were a few inconsistencies in BSG in that regard.

  • That would had been awesome! Him and Russell together making a western. Alas, no studio exec in the 80S was willing to give him money to make a western film because they believed the genre dead and buried, despite the fact that SILVERADO was a success at the time. Hollywood executives of the 80s, man! The stories about them makes one think if they were even human beings!

  • Let me guess, Heinlein goes on long author tracts, right? I got a belly full of that in his STARSHIP TROOPERS.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I guess we have Assault on Precinct 13 as a quite excellent urban western.

  • ErnestRister

    Wal personally cast him for the Fred MacMurray boy scout movie, Follow Me, Boys.

  • I remember you writing about a lot about history. How about historical movies(Tied a bit with my suggestion of Verhoeven’s “Flesh + Blood” earlier). It’s quite a leap from science fiction, and might get that muse rolling…

  • ErnestRister

    C.H.O.M.P.S.

  • That and a lot of other weird stuff.

  • If memory serves, i think he once said that half his movies are disguised westerns.

  • Walt was quite a father figure for him, wasn’t he?

  • That’s a strange book, surprisingly very episodic.

  • It’s not the only one i like, but it’s the only one i love. GITS is perfect as far i’m concerned.

  • Hummm… not a bad idea.

  • Resistance is futile.

  • Heinlein?

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    You know I just finished reading that for the first time , I saw the mini series first. I was a little disappointed with it, it felt a little disjointed although I did like the house of Usher chapter which was not in the TV version.

  • I feel like the book is a sort of omnibus, with disconnected stories where the only link is Mars itself and nothing else.

  • ErnestRister

    Walt took care to watch out for him after the flame-outs of Bobby Driscoll and Tommy Kirk. But Walt didn’t know him for long…

  • Tarmac492.1

    yup.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    Do a series on the past 100 years of science fiction and how it’s evolution reflected the progression of scientific discovery.

  • 80’s brat

    Continue please sir. Tell us your theories.

  • 80’s brat

    How about one a week? A regular Sunday feature at SN.

  • 80’s brat

    No just about whatever.

  • 80’s brat

    How dare you.

  • ErnestRister

    RE: the quote from Issac above, it reminds me of this:

    “It is important for an artist to be intelligent, but not an intellectual, for the intellectual is the enemy of all art.”
    — Orson Welles

    I know that’s not what Issac was getting at (he’s referring to a celebration of one’s ignorance), but still, it’s a quote I like to toss out every once and again.

  • ErnestRister

    Get Asi together on a podcast with that young woman who thinks dinosaur bones are a hoax.

  • ErnestRister

    Silverado was perceived as a flop. IIRC, the only westerns that did moderate to good business in the 80’s were Eastwood’s Josey Wales & Pale Rider, and the blockbuster TV ratings for Lonesome Dove.

  • ErnestRister

    A whole lot of movies are disguised westerns. Blade Runner? The bad guys show up in town and the reluctant lawman has to go take ’em out?

  • ErnestRister

    Harrison Ford. Lord knows the Reaper’s tried twice recently.

  • Dr. Geiszler, Kaijuologist

    You want a serious recommendation? Doesn’t matter what medium, right? Okay. The anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    GOLD.

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    yeah i read they were originally a bunch of sort stories and his publisher suggested condensing them together.

  • S_D_M_F

    Ha ha ha! Oh man, I actually remember that movie AND the novelization I read as a kid. For some reason (probably because I saw them all around the same time and read the books), that reminds me of 2 other movies: Condor Man and Super Fuzz.

  • S_D_M_F

    Not the bore worms!!!

  • ErnestRister

    I remember the THEME…only saw it once as a kid, but they played the theme 5,639 times.

  • Tarmac492.1

    i wish I was a bore worm 🙁

  • CreepyThinMan

    DEEP THROAT AND HISTORY’S GREATEST COCKSUCKERS!!!FACT!!!
    https://youtu.be/j5pTJdL06L0

  • Sagamanus

    Why not discuss the future potential of Isaac Asimov on screen? Roland Emmerich has his hands on Foundation btw.

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth. A golden oldie from Nicholas Roeg.

  • ErnestRister

    Legendary.

  • Oh man, i love that movie. The book is pretty good too. Surprisingly, the movie is far more radical.

  • I need to watch that, i really do!

  • Said by Welles who was an intellectual himself. Oh the irony! Maybe he was wishing to cut down the competition.

  • Dr. Geiszler, Kaijuologist

    Damn right you do.

  • The horror!! The horror!!

  • It would be a podcast where for the whole duration i would do nothing but laugh my head off.

  • KilliK

    starring his excellence, CreepyThinMan.

  • Scopedog

    Asi, I would suggest an article looking at SF…but not from live-action. Instead, why not focus on science fiction animation? Granted, that’s in short supply in the US, but in anime, there are many great titles to look at–Wings of Honneamise, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, and the excellent time-travel story Stein’s Gate, f’r instance–and many of them are easy to find online or off (I would also toss in Space Adventure Cobra as well).

    Your mileage may vary, of course.

    And also, there is a Japanese manga adaptation of Foundation. I have not read it so I cannot say how faithful it is, but there is also manga adaptations of Hogan’s Inherit the Stars and The Two Faces of Tomorrow by Yukinobu Hoshino, the best of Japan’s “hard” SF manga artists.

    http://www.mangareader.net/inherit-the-stars

  • Tarmac492.1

    HA!!!! Another one you should do!!! Herzog’s Nosferatu!!!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yes, but your interpretation could be way different than anyone else’.

  • I’m still gonna do a rewatch/review of that myself, someday. Too much on my plate.

  • Stalkeye

    Heh-heh. How’s about….

  • Stalkeye

    Actually Asi, I was perhaps the first to give you an article suggestion.
    let’s see if you follow through giving a retrospective of the Classic Planet of The Apes saga. You know, the Film that we both profess plenty of respect for?

  • Stalkeye

    That would be more up his alley then say, DBZ, Bleach, Bebop or Hellsing.
    (Shit, maybe I should write about the latter.)

  • Good ideas.

  • Dude, i love Cowboy Bepop.

  • I love that movie!!

  • Doubtful. I’m not that original.

  • Dr. Geiszler, Kaijuologist

    I think its time to revisit DBZ. *sniffle*

  • Stalkeye

    Too many eps for me and I’m more of an JoJo Bizarre Adventures Guy than DBZ. My Friends back then loved DBZ but I couldn’t get passed those character designs by Akira Toriyama. That being said, Vegeta was a Badmotherfucker!

  • Stalkeye

    OK, that’s a start.

  • Ollie
  • Infinite Zissou

    Asi is too street to write articles.

  • So this one was made by the holy spirit, then.

  • A start? i have been watching japanese animation before you even born.

  • Good idea.

  • Stalkeye

    The real question would be-have you seen as much Anime than I?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    They’re both under the thumb of the same hack these days. No difference between them now.

  • Stalkeye

    I also would like to see you do a review of The Knick.
    I’m re-watching the entire 1st Season via HBO Now app. Very Good series mind you.
    (Even with the eccentric soundtrack.)

  • I love that show. And the soundtrack is utterly brilliant. Who knew an electronic score would work so well in a period show? Though there’s precedent in Vangelis’ score for Chariots Of Fire, a period movie with an electronic score.

  • Quality over quantity, that’s my motto.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    No, thankfully Emmerich no longer does. Jonathan Nolan is preparing a miniseries based on it for HBO. Hopefully, it won’t be produced with Bad Robot, like his others.

  • CreepyThinMan

    I couldn’t have mastered my technique without watching you and your Dad practicing on each other!!!FACT!!!

  • Stalkeye

    Tell me about it.

  • Stalkeye

    Pick a few examples, please.

  • Future Boy Conan, Ghost In The Shell and sequel, Ninja Scroll, Wings Of Honneamise, Akira, Graveyard Of Fireflies, Patlabor 2, Macross Plus, Planetes… just to name some from memory.

  • Stalkeye

    Never cared for Patlabor (Way too slow.) but I strongly recommend you watch Hellsing Ultimate. If you like Lifeforce and JC’s Vampires, this is up your alley, cat!
    Also there’s some interesting dialog and reveal about spiritual faith and the priesthood.

  • I love slow paced stories with sudden intense bursts of violence, like GITS, No Country For Old Men, Blade Runner and HEAT.

  • Stalkeye

    Well, those were the exception to my rule. At least the story and dialog kept my interest but not with Patlabor(ed).

  • franks_television

    Could do a Hannibal Lecter comparison article.

  • So you know Future Boy Conan?? Not many americans do!

  • Stalkeye

    I’m aware of it. I have a friend from the DR who loved that series as a kid. I have yet to watch it although I have the MKV files on my Hardrive.
    One of these days, perhaps.

  • Today is a day.