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Comment: Re:Considering his history... (Score 3, Interesting) 111

Making a movie from a novel is rather hard. They are different experiences, rely on different cues, have different timings and often play to different audiences.

Yes, Blade Runner isn't Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Aliens is just Giger and Dan O'Bannon and bog knows what Prometheus was about aside from Charleze Theron in a tight fitting flight suit, but it will be interesting to see how this turns out.

Beats Transformer movies and the sad fall of Joss Whedon.

Comment: Re:The only good thing (Score 1) 484

Cigarettes and other form of tobacco are problematic since you are SUPPOSED to get addicted to them following the manufacturers instructions, hopes and dreams. Alcohol, it can be argued, you are supposed to 'enjoy responsibly' (and only get addicted to if you have some form of mental or genetic deficiency).

Ka-CHING! *

* to all you young folk who have never seen a real cash register, that's the noise the device makes when it rings up a sale.

Comment: Re:Meaning of LIFE!?!? (Score 1) 97

by ColdWetDog (#47502393) Attached to: UEA Research Shows Oceans Vital For Possibility of Alien Life

Maybe yes, maybe no.

We know that life has started out in an anaerobic environment with water present. Everything else is up for grabs. So if you're looking for life-as-we-know-it, it makes sense to go with the conditions we already know works.

TF Headline is, of course, hyperbolic. Alien life doesn't necessarily require conditions similar to earth. But that's were the money is. If you have limit the types of planet systems you will spend the time and money to look carefully at, you just might go with what has worked.

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