Monthly Archives: October 2014

SFADB bug fixed, with a hyphen

About a month ago I was updating sfadb.com and browsing around the site and happened to click on Richard Cowper’s page, http://www.sfadb.com/Richard_Cowper, and got a ‘file not found’ error message. Huh? Also for the following page in the alphabetical sequence … Continue reading

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Arthur C. Clarke: Two Religious Explorations

Arthur C. Clarke is, of course, the British SF writer (who lived much of his life in Sri Lanka) most famous for the novel and film 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as several other of the most popular and … Continue reading

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Heroic Individuals and Magical Thinking

Two interesting article from today’s Science section of The New York Times. From science writer Dennis Overbye: The Leaky Science of Hollywood. The subject is the upcoming film The Theory of Everything, a biopic of Stephen Hawking, which is getting … Continue reading

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Journey to the Beginning of Time

I got two responses to my query late last week on Facebook about a film I’d seen in the mid-1960s and only vaguely remembered, a film about boys in a rowboat going back in time — responses from Alan P … Continue reading

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Right Wing paranoia; Conservative propoganda; coming out Smart like coming out Gay

Interesting links the past few days, with comments. 5 Years After Passage Of Hate Crimes Law, Religious Right’s Dire Predictions Still Haven’t Come True Well, of course not. This is just another example of the Christian Right’s paranoia, and an … Continue reading

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Skiffy Flix: Assignment Outer Space

There was a period in the mid to late 1990s when I watched a whole bunch of 1950s and ’60s science fiction films, via a video store around the corner from my house then, back in the days when there … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Unknown Music

Listening again tonight to The Most Beautiful Music in the World, by Zbigniew Preisner, as I blogged about three years ago. Yes yes, there are passages by Mahler and Debussy and Tchaikovsky that are as beautiful as any music ever … Continue reading

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Savage Garden / Darren Hayes

Guilty Pleasure: the Australian group Savage Garden and its lead singer Darren Hayes, who’s gone on to a solo career. Here is one of Savage Garden’s best songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQ7n_wG_pE. Cool breeze and autumn leaves Slow motion daylight A lone pair … Continue reading

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Why Christian films are so bad; LGBT issues; the superiority of atheist values and ethics

I’ve been so preoccupied with moving issues in recent weeks that I’ve not kept up on my blog. Here are a couple notable items from this past week. A reviewer for Salon explores why the several recent Christian films — … Continue reading

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