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re: Dune... What are we going to do about this one?
Posted by thatguy1892 on 1/28 at 12:50 am
I see the similarities, but a "Sci-fi Rise of Islam?" No. I can point of the differences as well as the similarities, but again, I'm not about to get into a religious discussion here on the M/TV Board. ...

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re: Dune... What are we going to do about this one?
Posted by thatguy1892 on 1/27 at 11:07 pm
I'm not going to get into a religious debate on the TV/Movie board but let's just say we don't agree. ...

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re: Dune... What are we going to do about this one?
Posted by thatguy1892 on 1/27 at 10:41 pm
[quote]They wont touch that movie for a long long long time. Its basically a scifi version of the rise of islam. They even go on a jihad in the sequels. [/quote] While there are some similarities in the use of terminology and environment, if anyone thinks that the first Dune book is about rise of...

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Dune... What are we going to do about this one?
Posted by thatguy1892 on 1/27 at 9:30 pm
So I'm about 50 years behind and just finished the first book. While reading I thought I would try and visualize Lynch's version to try and get an idea of what the hell he was trying to do. (Btw I like Lynch's because it's so awesomely silly.) Well about 100 or so pages into it I said frick that I'll...

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re: Fincher to remake "Strangers on a Train"
Posted by thatguy1892 on 1/13 at 9:34 pm
[quote]Hitchcock movies should never be remade. This is sacrilegious and a total affront to God.[/quote] Well I guess Hitchcock is burning in hell because he remade The Man Who Knew Too Much. ...

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re: finally saw the Hobbit 3- question
Posted by thatguy1892 on 1/12 at 11:32 am
While The Hobbit movies were enjoyable, some of the changes and the way they were changed were unnecessary, mostly the involvement of Legolas. Instead of taking away much of Thorin's focus and adding in Legolas' major part in the story just to have plots connect, I would have done things this way...

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re: Book Board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Adventure series recommendations and progress.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 1/9 at 1:24 pm
Thread bump and update: Okay, finally got the first three WoT. The other day when I made this thread they didn't have it at B&N but today they did and with the help of the $30 gift card my friend have me I was able to get it plus the first book in the Sigma Force series by James Rollins called Sa...

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re: sci-fi/ fantasy novels that need film adaptations
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/31 at 4:29 pm
[quote]The Man in the High Castle [/quote] Been in limbo for close to 10 years now. Ridley Scott keeps saying it's coming but......

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re: Bama Busts lead all SEC schools with 3 Pro-Bowlers
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/24 at 7:24 pm
[quote] if Jeremy Hill Starts from day 1, he is a probowler as well[/quote] Tied with Jamaal Charles and Fred Jackson with most fumbles amongst RBs. OBJ was robbed. ...

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re: Crackpot ASOIAF Theories SPOILERS
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/24 at 7:16 pm
After being very pissed off with how they filmed the meeting of Leaf and Bloodraven, I have come to accept that the two mediums are just separate story tellings. Dan and David have passed the point that inspired them to develope the show (The Red Wedding) and are just allowing themselves to take thi...

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re: Book Board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Adventure series recommendations and progress.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/24 at 12:02 pm
[quote]starting lestat today[/quote] I've only read the first two VCs but I have QotD hardback, just haven't gotten around to it. There's two consignment book stores here in Tuscaloosa and I normally go in there and get books for $2 dollars and that's where I found QotD. That being said, next tim...

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re: We need a book board, please.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/23 at 9:38 pm
I'm in this all the way. Signed, thatguy. ...

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re: Book Board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Adventure series recommendations and progress.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/23 at 9:36 pm
[quote]Harry Potter is a very good read, especially toward the end. [/quote] Yeah I read those years ago when they first came out. And I started with The Order of the Phoenix so I have nothing to worry about there. :lol: Another question, and I saw it brought up the other day, and I know it's...

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re: Book Board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Adventure series recommendations and progress.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/23 at 8:15 pm
Well I am having a little trouble with remembering the hierarchy of Malazhan so switching back and forth with it was not a good idea. But I think some of that has to do with what you said with the cast of characters. With Gardens I was about a third of the way through before I got comfortable to whe...

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re: Book Board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Adventure series recommendations and progress.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/23 at 5:25 pm
Thanks for the input folks. With what y'all have said plus a quick search I think I'm going to go with The Wheel of Time, only question I have is, can I read one then come back a month or two later and not have trouble questioning characters and motives or do I need to read them back to back?...

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re: Book Board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Adventure series recommendations and progress.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/23 at 4:49 pm
Yeah I just finished last night. It's was like reading butter as it's spread across a piece of toast. Smooth. Absolute poetry IMO. Tolkien should be put in the same category as Homer and Virgil. ...

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Book Board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Adventure series recommendations and progress.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/23 at 4:08 pm
Just realized I have two extra 20% off coupons from B&N that expire tomorrow and I'm trying to decide between The Sword of Truth Series and The Wheel of Time. Help deciding between the two is needed. Other suggestions are welcome but the reason I'm choosing between the two mention above is because I...

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re: Finally watched Wolf of Wall St.
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/21 at 6:17 pm
The Wolf of Wall Street, or How I Stopped Giving a shite About Quality Film and Let DiCapprio Scream at Me for Three Hours. (Plus Titties)...

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re: Crackpot ASOIAF Theories SPOILERS
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/20 at 10:10 pm
Except, Tolkien started writing the mythology of Eä in 1914 that would essentially be the Silmarillion. He started notes and outline for The Hobbit in 1917. When the publisher asked for a sequel, he gave the publisher The Silmarillion and it was turned down. He started revising parts of The Silmaril...

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re: Crackpot ASOIAF Theories SPOILERS
Posted by thatguy1892 on 12/20 at 6:34 pm
[quote]The Hobbit was a stand alone book, not part of a series.[/quote] Yeah... You don't Tolkien much do you? He wanted the Silmarillion, The Hobbit and LOTR to be a series about gems and jewels. Also the demand for more books was there, the same way fans of ASoIaF demand books. ETA: LT1...

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