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By ana (Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 02:08:44 PM EST) food, space, movies, WFC (all tags)
The final frontier. Or something.


So I just finished watching NASA TV (on the web, from the main nasa.gov homepage) during the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Looks flawless so far. I always worry about these things, having been close enough to the shuttle program (working instruments launched or operated from 3 shuttle missions) to catch about 2/3 of the jargon.

In other space news, toxicfur and I did the dinner and a movie thing last night. We saw Sunshine, which is a pretty cool space disaster flick. If you don't expect them to get stuff like orbital dynamics and stellar interiors and gravity right, at least. In some ways it reminds me of Event Horizon which I caught on TV years ago. And of course it pays a certain amount of homage to 2001. Anyway, fun.

Otherwise... I should be writing bad fiction myself, both for the WFC6 (due this weekend) and for another project. It's hard to write when I'm sweating.

And now it's raining on the barbecue. Which won't hurt the cooking much; only annoy the cook. Usually we check the weather radar first. :-/

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event horizon by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 02:25:46 PM EST
was one of the worst movies ever made.
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IAWTP by R343L (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 02:34:24 PM EST
Also gross.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
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Well... by ana (4.00 / 2) #4 Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 02:56:27 PM EST
It's more or less my opinion that they did the creepy, far-from-home-and-help bit very well, though of course the premise of most scifi movies is bollocks, if i may make a transatlantic borrowing.

There's something delightfully creepy about the oft-overdone scene of boarding a derelict spacecraft. What's working, what's not; what creative ways has it found to decay? Not to mention who (or what) might be lurking, alive, awaiting rescue.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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sleepaway camp by wiremind (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Aug 10, 2007 at 10:17:42 PM EST
was the worst movie ever made.

event horizon was a great sci-fi movie, it had a single sci-fi concept and they ran with it. thats what sci fi is. taking a concept and running with it.

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WFC! by blixco (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 02:31:47 PM EST
I've not been able to get anything written that is worth a damn.  All my ideas have been poorly fleshed out as diaries.
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I'm way ahead of you by Herring (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 10:49:33 PM EST
I have written all the words. Now it's just a matter of putting them into the right order ....

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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WIPO by theantix (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 03:25:27 PM EST
however, lunched!
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to this day by joh3n (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Aug 09, 2007 at 04:10:45 PM EST
I can still get things during the launch within a few seconds of them saying it on air, e.g. max Q, press tamico, etc.

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me, too. by ana (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Aug 09, 2007 at 04:40:30 PM EST
I found myself translating the jargon for toxicfur's benefit. She went out and lit the BBQ.

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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Barbeque's are good. by wiremind (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Aug 10, 2007 at 10:25:39 PM EST
They really are!

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