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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

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One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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    I looked it up the Gold X Award doesn't exist.

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    Yeah, but that's essentially it. There's nothing new, no noticeable own storyline. The Seph returns, the team reassembles, knockout. I bought it as soon as I could get my hands on it back then - getting the incredibly dumbcut European version for a buttload of money - and thought it was OK back then...

    ...then it rotted unseen in my collection the remainder of the years. Haven't watched it ONCE since then.

    In other news, a really curious thing happened to me today. One of the games that have been on my computer for years now stopped responding to clicks on the desktop shortcut. "Damn", I thought, dug out the location of the original .exe and made a new shortcut. To my utter surprise, that effectively killed the DVD disc check copy protection mechanism. I can now start this game without the disc in the drive. Weird.

    No, I won't tell you what game that was. Nothing new... ;)

  • Because of that, we're all going to assume it's Secret of the Magic Crystal.

  • Been reading I-Robot. Wow, they really did butcher the adaption. I like the adaption....but it only works if you take it as an homage and not as an adaption, as the movie's story and visuals are a combination of Asimov stories and visuals.

  • @Vainamoinen said: No, I won't tell you what game that was. Nothing new... ;)

    Oh please, we all know that you're referring to 'Hentai Volume VI: The Erotic Vengeance of the Lustful Schoolgirl'.

  • @Secret Fawful said: Been reading I-Robot. Wow, they really did butcher the adaption. I like the adaption....but it only works if you take it as an homage and not as an adaption, as the movie's story and visuals are a combination of Asimov stories and visuals.

    Well that's really what it is. I, Robot is a collection of short stories about robots, not a novel. A bunch of them aren't really connected.

    It would be awesome if they actually did an adaptation of the Robot novels. I want to see Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw on the screen.

    I also want to finish reading The Caves of Steel. I'm not good at finishing reading novels.

  • Really. Is there an edition then where the stories are all not being told to a reporter by Susan Calvin, because that's what I'm reading. It feels like a novel to me then in spite of what I've been told.

    Even so, the movie isn't a compilation of stories, it's just a bunch of elements from various Asimov stories mashed into one story. A bit different, and a lot of people look past that without looking at the details.

  • They were all published in magazines before being collected in I, Robot. It feels like that because the introduction was added in.

    And about the movie, what I meant was that it was a homage. I actually watched the movie first, and was surprised when I read the book to find out that absolutely none of that story was written by Asimov. Not bad, of course.

  • Actually some of it was in a way. From Wikipedia:

    The final script retained several of Asimov's characters and ideas. The characters of Dr. Susan Calvin, Dr. Alfred Lanning, and Lawrence Robertson all approximately resemble their counterparts in the source material.
    Sonny's attempt to hide in a sea of identical robots is based on a similar scene in "Little Lost Robot".[11] Moreover, the robot-model designation "NS" was taken from the same story. Sonny's dreams and the final scene resemble similar images in "Robot Dreams", and VIKI's motivation is an extrapolation of the Three Laws that Asimov explored in "The Evitable Conflict," "Robots and Empire," and several other stories.
    However, the premise of a robot uprising and of robots acting collectively as a direct threat of humanity appears nowhere in Asimov's writings, and indeed Asimov stated explicitly that his robot stories were written as a direct antithesis to this idea - derived ultimately from Karel Capek's R.U.R. and prevalent in pre-Asimov robot stories.

    From IMDB:

    Sonny could have eventually become R. Daneel Olivaw (WHich another reviewer pointed out)

    And where Sonny jumps out of the window, that initial shot of him in mid-air, arms and legs close to his body, and broken window frame around, this is an illustration from Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Mag.

    However, Harlan Ellison wrote a far superior screenplay that was never adapted, sadly.

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