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From the latest episode of the Genius series.

The Austrian emperor speaking to Albert Einstein:
"Herr Einstein, you understand we are not like the Prussians. We have no quarrel with the Jews. As long as you are God-fearing".
Einstein's response:
"Oh, I am, your majesty. Terrified, actually".
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Hey guys, can you recommend a nice sci-fi TV series that would involve all the usual stuff like interplanetary travel, spacecraft, space battles, possibly aliens... but also with mystery elements like time travel, parallel universes, etc? Series that I've watched of this genre are Fringe, Continuum, 12 Monkeys, The Expanse, Dark Matter, and of course classics like Battlestar Galactica and the StarGate franchise. I'm curious about other similar suggestions. Would be very grateful if you have some ideas. Thanks!
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George R.R. Martin's Open Letter About the Deaths in Game of Thrones
http://www.dorkly.com/post/63864/george-rr-martins-open-letter-about-the-deaths-in-game-of-thrones

Plus, we cast Sean Bean in the role [of Ned Stark]. If you thought his head was remaining attached to his neck for the rest of the show, you haven't been paying attention.

;-)
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Behold Radagast the Brown and his flying circus of... Prancing Mega-Bunnies!

Not for hardline Tolkien fans who are faint of heart! )

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Now that The Hobbit is being in the works, and Peter Jackson is about to release a teaser trailer, care to bet on how many more pivotal episodes from the book he'll omit in his movie?

Poor, poor Tom Bombadil. And he was supposed to be important...

If Tom Bombadil was in the LOTR movie... )

x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] t_p_nonsense.
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A short interesting documentary on the social effects of atheism and the repercussions that can come about due to the admission of being atheist in the United States.

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(I know it's propaganda, but what isn't?)

The Billionaires’ Tea Party

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Courtesy: [livejournal.com profile] prog_expat

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Watch Apartheid Did Not Die

Summary:

Apartheid based on race is outlawed now, but the system always went far deeper than that. The cruelty and injustice were underwritten by an economic apartheid, which regarded people as no more than cheap expendable labor. It was backed by great business corporations in South Africa, Britain, the rest of Europe, and the United States. And it was this apartheid based on money and profit to allow a small minority to control most of the land, most of the industrial wealth, and most of the economic power. Today, the same system is called – without a trace of irony – the free market.
John Pilger was banned from South Africa for his reporting during the apartheid era. On his return thirty years later with Alan Lowery, he describes the extraordinary generosity of a liberated people, but asks who are the true beneficiaries of a democracy – the black majority or the white minority? Won the Gold Award in the category of ‘Film & Video Production: Political/International Issues’, Worldfest-Flagstaff, 1998; Certificate for Creative Excellence (third place), U.S. International Film & Video Festival, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1999.
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Trailer )

America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This documentary explores their world - in their homes, at conferences, and on a wide-ranging tour of Israel. By interweaving Christian, Zionist, Jewish and critical perspectives along with telling archival materials, the filmmakers probe the politically powerful - and potentially explosive - alliance between Evangelical Christians and Israelan alliance that may set the stage for what one prominent Evangelical leader calls World War III.

Jesus Camp

Jan. 18th, 2010 10:25 am
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Trailer )

"Jesus Camp" follows several young children as they prepare to attend a summer camp where the kids will get their daily dose of evangelical Christianity. Through interviews with Becky Fischer, the children, and others, "Jesus Camp" illustrates the unswerving belief of the faithful. A housewife and homeschooling mother tells her son that Creationism has all the answers. Footage from inside the camp shows young children weeping and wailing as they promise to stop their sinning. Child after child is driven to tears. Juxtapose these scenes with clips from a more moderate Christian radio host (who is appalled by such tactics), and Jesus Camp seems to pose a clear question: are these children being brainwashed?
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Story: The World of Noon by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky (published 1958-1988)
Story: Avatar by James Cameron (script created 1995-2009)

WoN: Planet named Pandora, covered with jungles
Avatar: Planet named Pandora, covered with jungles

WoN: Populated by sentient dog-like humanoids
Avatar: Populated by sentient cat-like humanoids

WoN: Specific flora & fauna, connected by common conscience
Avatar: Specific flora & fauna, connected by common conscience

WoN: Popular tourism destination, plagued by incursions by the natives
Avatar: Important resource destination, plagued by incursions by the natives

WoN: Humans send biologist Mikhail Sidorov to live with the natives
Avatar: Humans send marine Jake Sully to live with the natives


Yeah...


Also, see
10 Blue Characters That Are More Interesting Than the Aliens in 'Avatar'

Invictus

Jan. 3rd, 2010 03:27 pm
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I know this is not what one might call the best masterpiece to look for, nor is it a massive super-production with stunning visual effects, nor is it full of bloody action, explosions and car chases; but it is a well-thought, well executed, and very sincere movie which casts some light on the events immediately following the end of apartheid. Furthermore, it shows why rugby is more than just a sport in this country. It is a social phenomenon, a brick of the South African society, and as the story shows, it played a key part in the reconciliation process which fortunately took place instead of a bloodbath of vengeance. Madiba, with all his flaws, should be given due credit for this, and I'm sure history will hold him as one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. We are enormously grateful for his contribution to laying the groundwork of a new society that strives for harmony. And this is enormously important, because it is what keeps us going, despite the monstrous difficulties that we are still facing.

Every South African should watch this movie, as well as every person who really wants to understand some of the aspects of the South African society.

It also brings great memories to me, as this was a period which I cherish as the turning point in my life.


The story of 'Invictus' takes place after the fall of the apartheid regime, during the time that South Africa organized the world championship rugby in 1995. Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) just started his first term as a president and uses the event to stop the mistrust and hatred between black and white which took place for decennia. In this Mandela gets help of Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), the captain of the South-African rugby team.

(Based on the real events around the Rugby World Cup '95).
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