Saturday, June 20, 2015

15 Scientist Share Favorite SF Books, Films

I thought this was an interesting article, in which 15 noted scientist share their favorite SF books and movies.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/scientists-science-fiction-favorites_n_5671528.html



4 Comments:

At 6:54 PM, Blogger Richard Bellush said...

Goodall and Tarzan of the Apes is almost too perfect.

 
At 8:29 AM, Blogger El Vox said...

Ha, I know what you mean, but I guess I can see it. It seems young girls love animals. I used to dig them too when I was a kid. I'm glad one of them mentioned David Lynch's Dune. That movie gets a bad rap, but I've always enjoyed it. I prefer it over the television versions. Tyson can be such a geek at times--gotta love him for that!

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Roman J. Martel said...

Yeah, I cheered when I saw the 80s "Dune" on there too. Kinda surprised to see "Star Wars" on the list. Most hard core science friends of mine really don't like the series at all. Also, nice shout out to "Star Trek IV", one of the most fun episodes in that long franchise.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger El Vox said...

I don't know why Lynch's Dune has maintained it's bad reputation. I think when I first saw it in the cinema, it took me by surprise in that it was much more cerebral than say Star Wars. I think a lot of SF fans were in the same boat, wondered what we had just watched! I was clueless about the books when I first saw it. Later I watched Dune with a bunch of SF friends who had read the books, and commented on different aspects of the film and how much the books explored other characters and such of the books that the movie couldn't explore, which lead me to read them. But that still didn't diminish my love of the film. I think Lynch was able to capture some of the cerebral, heady aspects of the books and bring them to life. I've been planning on rewatching that movie, perhaps soon.

I enjoy Star Trek IV over Wrath of Khan, sacrilege I know. But I also like Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

 

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