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    1. AmethystOrator
      AmethystOrator
      Thanks for the compliment noori noori. :) I haven't actually seen much Stargate, but based on the little bit that I have, then I'd agree that their uniforms seem functional and distinctive. Which makes sense, as I think that they have military affiliations, so that they'd want to reflect that in their apparel but at the same time wear something practical for the different sorts of environments that they might find themselves in.
    2. noori noori
      noori noori
      :) cool. i see your logic [costume-wise,] well-put. yes; as "first," ST had an opportunity to lead [in costume]. dont you think Stargate SG-1 has developed "a niche" for itself [costume-wise,] AmethystOrator ? they seem to have based themselves 'round a different "model" ? .. very original in many ways ... :)
    3. AmethystOrator
      AmethystOrator
      I like the Star Trek uniforms as well, because I really think that they fit the sort of Universe and characters that we follow in the story. But obviously B5 is a very different sort of story (despite certain similarities between it and DS9) and so I like that some of the other races are so differently dressed. It seems to make sense to me given the way that that Universe was set up. I agree that the Federation's outfits beat those of the Earth Force and Earth Alliance, but ST was of course first and I appreciate that B5 made the attempt to make their uniforms different and distinct.

      Happy Holidays and New Year to you too!
    4. noori noori
      noori noori
      yes, Babylon 5 is okay. a little strong in the "costume" wardrobe-department ive always thought. i prefer the more "smoother" "slick" Star Trek types.
      Have a good New Year, noori
    5. AmethystOrator
      AmethystOrator
      Also, It's interesting to hear your thoughts on CGI. I can see why it appeals, to you and many others, but for me it's not as important as some of the other factors in a film or series. One of my favorites is Babylon 5, even though some of the effects are really dated. But I definitely should watch 2001: A Space Odyssey sometime soon. I'm trying to remember the last time I watched it, and realize that it's been a pretty long time. First I have to find the DVD though. And I agree that the "feel" and pacing were very distinct.
    6. AmethystOrator
      AmethystOrator
      Hi noori noori,

      I'm sorry for the delay getting back to you, I've been a bit busy with the holidays. I pretty much agree with what you say about Fool Moon. It was definitely younger than what I was used to, and also in comparison to the other UF I had read at the time (the Felix Castor series by Mike Carey which is the least YA urban fantasy series that I've yet found). But Fool Moon was Butcher's first book and imo he gets more complex and sophisticated in some ways as the series goes along. And I also realized that it was just meant to be a little more fun and light-hearted then a lot of other books that I've read. So I've found it very entertaining, even though it isn't always as serious as I would have liked it to be.
    7. noori noori
      noori noori
      by the way AmethystOrator, '2001: a space odyssey' is my favorite SF movie. - i did like the scene in the same movie, of: "the trip to jupiter .." where, the 'astronauts amuse-themselves playing chess. very "laid-back" ! and the movie-set-designs are: ".. way-out" ! very futuristic. the sort of movie: ... still "ahead" even today. noori

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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001:_A_Space_Odyssey_%28film%29
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      :rolleyes:
    8. noori noori
      noori noori
      neat. what i can remember of Fool Moon was that: it was a refreshing novel, quite "young" in many ways, nicely contemporary. but cleverly-done in a literature-way. the book, [.. i think,] would appeal to the younger reader, if i remember it. if i remember; i did nt finish the book, but i would have liked-to ..._ yes JJ Abrams ST did reboot the art, you are succinct-there. i like any showy CGI in a SF movie, like; psychedelic-effect, and laser-effects .... ie "dr who-ish". that-is; the opening shot of the tardis spinning in space, in that program. i liked that scene, in: '2001: a space odyssey' when that "psychedelic-dreaming" scene appears, near the end of the movie. the effect that is created where one is "drifting through time and space in; vivid color". it's very "state-altering....".
    9. AmethystOrator
      AmethystOrator
      'Fool Moon' was okay imo, what did you think about it? One of the things I like about Butcher's series is that I felt like it gets better as it continues and brings in more characters and better develops the ones that it has. I think it makes sense that he would get better as a writer with more experience. I think that the 2009 Trek movie was good in rebooting everything. There was a lot of past history that people couldn't catch up on, or weren't interested in catching up on. I hadn't really planned on trying any ST books, but I heard some really good things about the Destiny Trilogy by David Mack and wound up liking it. A lot of action, mystery and a huge battle.
    10. noori noori
      noori noori
      cool. ive heard of G. R. R. Martin. interesting. i think i may have read some of J. Butcher's 'Fool Moon'. yes i know 'Shadow Of The Apt'. funny, but i have nt read any of the Trekky novels. i thought J. J. Abrams' 2009 movie 'Star Trek' was good, a "new look" at the culture, for me. noori
    11. AmethystOrator
      AmethystOrator
      I don't have a favorite author, thanks for asking noori_noori. There are some authors that I really like, such as George RR Martin, Jim Butcher and Michelle West, but I like different things about all of them. I haven't read much SF, except for a few Star Trek novels and some other short stories, which probably aren't "Hard SF". I have a few series like "Shadows of the Apt" that I've been meaning to try, but right now I've been mostly reading fantasy. I've enjoyed Poe, but haven't read him for quite awhile. I haven't read Tolkien in awhile either, but do have plans to read more of him again, though probably not soon. I've never tried LeGuin (though of course I've heard of her). I'll look into that link, thanks!
    12. noori noori
      noori noori
      no i have nt read a lot of Fantasy, AmethystOrator. ive read most of Tolkien's books, though ... not recently. i like Edgar Allen-Poe, his 'Fall Of The House Of Usher' was good. i liked the Movie of the same name with Vincent Price, though that was really Horror. i dont read or watch Fantasy/Horror movies much. i prefer Hard SF. my Favorite female SF writer is Ursula LeGuin, i liked her: ' The Dispossessed'.

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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dispossessed
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      do u have a favorite Author AmethystOrator ?
    13. noori noori
      noori noori
      hi AmethystOrator _ Thxs for your Feedback. nice knowing u. Thanks for Befriending me. u have a great-sounding Username: "AmethystOrator," neat. noori
    14. noori noori
      noori noori
      hi AmethystOrator _ greetings
    15. The Lord of all Things Inane
      The Lord of all Things Inane
      Have a pleasant All Hallows Eve.
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