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SERIES REVIEW: “Planetes” (2003/2004)

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Planetes – pronounced “Plan-eat-ease” – is the Greek word from which our word “Planet” is derived. It doesn’t actually mean that, though, it means “Wanderers.” This is what the ancients used to call the visible planets: “Wandering stars.” The Epistle of Jude even mentions this in the Bible, in a one-off reference.

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Summer Wars” (2009)

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Man, what a *nice* movie.

I mean, yeah, I’ve seen better films, I’ve seen worse, I’ve seen ones that made more and less sense, I’ve seen sweeter, more cloying films, and far more brutal ones, but the first impression that really jumped out at me about this flick was just how *nice* it was. If Frank Capra made a science fiction film, this would have been it. The central message is that the Lamb is more than a match for the Lion, which is, of course, what Frankie Boy was all about.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Macross II: “Ishtar” (Episode 2)

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Back on earth following the Zentradi attack, Hibiki stashes the hot fan service girl with his creepy transexual friend “Mash,“ then heads to the network and turns over the footage Dennis shot to his boss. He’s informed that there’s a blackout on coverage of the battle until the UN Spacey makes an official statement. Hibiki rolls with this.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Macross II: "Contact" (Episode 1)

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Once upon a time, there was an anime series called “Macross.” This was pretty much the best thing humans have done since we climbed down out of the trees. Yeah, granted, the last six episodes were kinda’ weak, but the thirty prior to that were varying degrees of amazing. “Macross” was exposed to American audiences in a somewhat adumbrated fashion as the first third of “Robotech” in 1985, but it was still pretty amazing.

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RANDOM WANKERY: How does a Pokeball work?

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Pokemon is Science Fiction, just deal with it. It’s set in a parallel world, it’s got time travel, they’ve got limited teleportation, human cloning, and limited anti-gravity. It just is. Granted, it’s inconsistent, SF-lite, but it *is* SF. Moving on:

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MOVIE REVIEW: "LaMB" (2009)

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Review LaMB

It being summer and all the teachers being out of the high school I work at I’ve had the opportunity catch up on my movies and find new things while I’m working.  LaMB is one of the new things I’ve discovered (Hulu seems to be a veritable treasure trove for interesting independent scifi offerings), and it has an interesting premise.  Apparently humanity has trashed the Earth and has had to head out into space to find a new place to live, rather like Firefly and several other scifi movies, shows, stories.

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