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Old March 19 2009, 05:21 PM   #31
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Re: OT: Vote for the Unreality SF - Media Tie-In Story of the year

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There's not really anyone out there who's just a "tie-in fan" (except for Steve Roby )
Harrumph. I only ever read two of the Happy Days novels (well, they were written by the guy who wrote the Get Smart novels, and I liked those),.

I loved the old GET SMART novels, and will even cop to having read a PARTRIDGE FAMILY novel long ago and far away . . . . .
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Old March 19 2009, 05:24 PM   #32
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Have you read the novelization to Smokey and the Bandit?

No?

Then you simply have not lived.
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Old March 19 2009, 06:06 PM   #33
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Have you read the novelization to Smokey and the Bandit?

No?

Then you simply have not lived.

Hey, I edited the novelization of MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION.

Don't tell me I haven't lived.
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Old March 19 2009, 06:37 PM   #34
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Re: OT: Vote for the Unreality SF - Media Tie-In Story of the year

No, that's listed as a method of torture under the Geneva Convention.

I'm almost sure of it, Greg.
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Old March 20 2009, 12:26 AM   #35
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No, that's listed as a method of torture under the Geneva Convention.

I'm almost sure of it, Greg.
What about watching it? Does that count?

If it does, I'll recommend it to MI6
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Old March 20 2009, 11:52 AM   #36
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i actually enjoyed MK:A... okay, it's nowhere near as good as the first MK movie, but it's not bad considering it's based on a video game about people beating the crap out of each other...
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Old March 20 2009, 01:43 PM   #37
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Re: OT: Vote for the Unreality SF - Media Tie-In Story of the year

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Have you read the novelization to Smokey and the Bandit?

No?

Then you simply have not lived.
Got me there. But I once skimmed through my cousin's copy of the Grease photonovel.

Hmm... a little googling reveals that Richard Elman wrote the Smokey and the Bandit novelization under a pseudonym, and that he also wrote the novelization of Taxi Driver. According to a book on books.google.com, Paul Schrader, the screenwriter of Taxi Driver, thought Elman had written some material good enough that he wished it could have been in the movie, and Elman, a literary writer and poet, decided he was proud enough of it to publish it under his own name. I may have to track that one down...
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Old March 20 2009, 01:58 PM   #38
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Interesting that readers don't have an option to comment on the reviews on that site.
I've read only one ("Kobayashi Maru"), and it was, well... It made me laugh.
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Old March 20 2009, 02:13 PM   #39
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Re: OT: Vote for the Unreality SF - Media Tie-In Story of the year

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Interesting that readers don't have an option to comment on the reviews on that site.
I've read only one ("Kobayashi Maru"), and it was, well... It made me laugh.
If you had searched a bit beyond reading only one review (which is a bad idea anyway when trying to evaluate a site with multiple contributors ( FWIW I wrote the Kobayashi Maru review)) you would have found this, in case you have something to say about the site:


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Old March 20 2009, 02:42 PM   #40
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No, that's listed as a method of torture under the Geneva Convention.

I'm almost sure of it, Greg.
What about watching it? Does that count?

If it does, I'll recommend it to MI6
Xeris, if you subjected yourself to it by choice, I don't think it can be listed as torture.
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Old March 20 2009, 04:32 PM   #41
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No, that's listed as a method of torture under the Geneva Convention.

I'm almost sure of it, Greg.

No, watching the live stage show was torture . . . .

(Yes, there was a live stage show I had to attend.)
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Old March 20 2009, 09:04 PM   #42
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Re: OT: Vote for the Unreality SF - Media Tie-In Story of the year

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No, that's listed as a method of torture under the Geneva Convention.

I'm almost sure of it, Greg.
What about watching it? Does that count?

If it does, I'll recommend it to MI6
Xeris, if you subjected yourself to it by choice, I don't think it can be listed as torture.
It wasn't by choice, believe me. We had to watch it as part of a course at college. adaptation module, comprising literary adaptation, video game adaptation and a couple of others. The other video game adaptation was Tomb Raider.
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Old March 20 2009, 09:10 PM   #43
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Interesting that readers don't have an option to comment on the reviews on that site.
I've read only one ("Kobayashi Maru"), and it was, well... It made me laugh.
If you had searched a bit beyond reading only one review (which is a bad idea anyway when trying to evaluate a site with multiple contributors ( FWIW I wrote the Kobayashi Maru review)) you would have found this, in case you have something to say about the site:


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I wasn't attempting to evaluate the site. I was simply critical of your review which IMO suffered from a significant lack of objectivity. Also, contacting the person behind the text directly means very little compared to the ability to publicly comment on the article.
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Old March 20 2009, 10:11 PM   #44
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"Significant lack of objectivity"? I've read that review. I agree with it in most respects (I wasn't as down on the stylistic elements, but failed to find any charm in the "Tucker, superspy" portions). What, pray tell, is biased or prejudicial about it?

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Old March 20 2009, 10:37 PM   #45
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First of all the basics: a review never is totally objective. Since we're all humans, of course our personal preferences play into how we perceive things. A review is just the opinion of one person (in this case me), nothing more and nothing less.

Having said that: I liked the Enterprise Series, I liked previous Enterprise books and I liked most of the non-Enterprise Mangels & Martin stories, so theoretically I should have a "positive bias", but the combination of the authors and the series just don't work for me and that they are focusing so much on the one part of the series which I liked the least (the Trip & T'Pol relationship) isn't helping either. By the way: based on your avatar I doubt your opinion on the books is more objective than mine.

As for the commenting on reviews on the site: that's not in my hand. If you want to comment on my review you can do it here if you want.
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