"Heh. In X-Men First Class, when Shaw & company are in the submarine, I kept thinking of how the Navy should keep better track of their surplus subs, instead of selling them to a Mr. P.N. Guin.
"Oddly, that's the one Heinlein I don't like.
And as I'm watching the Hunger Games take off, I can't help thinking that the premise reminds me of John Christopher's Tripods trilogy. Not the same, but the part about…"
"Lately, I think they've been trying to up Iceman's power levels, saying he needed to grow up first. or soemthing like that.
But you're right. If Magneto can hurt people by using the iron in their blood, Iceman should be more…"
"The original is the first one my kids watched but I think there were about 9 or so. We had the VHS tapes of the original Han-shooting-first movies.
They loved it. They were less fond of the sequels. "
"Cyberpunk was at the cutting edge of what virtual reality/cyber reality could do. It's hard to write good speculative stuff in that direction since the technology moves so fast now! Still, Elizabeth Bear has an excellent series about a soldier…"
"Um...I don't think that was available when I was growing up, at least not in the states. However, one of the first things my youngest son asked Siri (the iPhone) was "What is the meaning of life?" hoping for the right answer. "
"Oddly, I read Manly Wade Wellman's mash-up of Sherlock Holmes and the War of the Worlds before I read the H.G. Wells original. Kinda colored my reading of it, though not in a bad way. :)
I didn't grab Heinlein until college, where I…"
"Fun story. I had a chance to interview Betty White last month and my youngest son knew who she was because she did a voice for Ponyo. We wore the tape of Kiki's Delivery Service out when my eldest was little. "
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