The Abrams films also notably forgot the rank insignia—but on the women’s uniforms only.
But science fiction has a better overall track record than fantasy. You can probably count the number of hugely successful epic or sword and sorcery adaptions on one hand, and most of the successful fantasy properties are of the urban/paranormal/fairy tale variety.
Personally, I’d prefer they try and adapt the work of promising up-and-comers than the hoary old touchstones modern readers don’t even care about anymore.
Except Mickey Rourke.
Thank you. Almost every Starfleet captain in TOS besides Kirk was either amoral, insane, or both. I thought it was kind of brilliant to explore how the crew of a ship with that kind of skipper would handle it. (Also interesting—other than Lorca, none of the main cast are bridge officers. Another perspective Trek…
You’re 100% right. Neither is the first story to have adolescents in a death-match run by an oppressive dystopian regime (Stephen King’s The Long Walk predates both of them by decades) and they’re completely different works besides.
A real mixed bag of titles there. A couple of really great episodes, and a few...not very great episodes.
From the ground up, you can tell this whole book was designed not just to sit in the hobby store next to the TSR and Chaosium products where the gamer nerds were likely to pass it by, but in your local mall bookstore, hoping to entice some school-aged fan of the movies who’d never seen a d20 but had plenty of…
That’s a great explanation, but there is one objective measure of time on GOT: the age of Gilly’s baby. I don’t think he looks older than a year and a half, but it’s not impossible he’s just a very small toddler.
50 lbs, not kg. So more like 23 kg.
In fairness, these are mostly modern terms we use to keep different historical sword types straight. So now we realize the longsword, bastard sword, and hand-and-a-half sword are referring to basically the same weapon, and the one-handed arming/”knight” sword is something different. (A “broadsword” usually refers to a…
... Egyptian gods, the Golden Fleece, extraterrestrial devices...
Well, if it’s a college library, it’s probably Library of Congress Classification sort.
Probably not, but the man definitely deserves a steady paycheque.
It’s the only run I’ve read! And we wouldn’t have The Authority or Planetary without it.
I agree the man was hardly a saint and his birthplace shouldn’t be treated like the manger in Bethlehem or something. It’s a house being rented out a few days for a crappy movie, not a shrine.
The obsolescence whiplash is nuts, though. Logan’s Run won an Oscar for Best Special Effects, and the very next year Star Wars came out and made everything that came before it look so cheap and dated.
But I love that it came up naturally through conversation. Peter asks John what stops guests from shooting each other, John asks him to shoot him, and it’s revealed that way.
A lot of those SF thrillers, e.g. Surrogates, mostly from 5-10 years ago, loved to open with these PowerPoint presentations explaining all the ways society was different because of robot bodies, or cloning, or some wonder drug--instead of letting that play out naturally through story.