The Night Crew

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by JonathonWally, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ...though I'm 95% sure Lawrence Krauss made mention of Bussard collectors at some point. :p
     
  2. Sephiroth

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    yeah, voyager is on spike right now and they mentioned em, so i did too, i'm bored
     
  3. thestrangequark

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    Eh, I suppose I didn't find them all that interesting then. :p
    It has been ages since I read that book. And I was going through one of my physics phases and all --- so much to learn, so little time!
    I tend to do that, get really caught up in one thing and read everything about it. A couple years later only the really exciting stuff stands out.

    Right now I'm on an Agatha Christie kick, as I mentioned last night, and I'm pleased to say that I worked it out! I punched the air as my conclusions were justified by Hurcule Poirot himself! HA! Honestly, I'm quite surprised that I made it this far in life and never had Murder on the Orient Express spoiled for me.

    That's two Christies down in three days, and I've got an Appointment With Death tomorrow! :D
     
  4. Hermiod

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    ^My mum owns every book Christie ever wrote, and knows them all backwards. She watches old episodes of Poirot picking them up on where they've deviated from the book.
     
  5. Gep Malakai

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    Ha. I've managed to miss everything Agatha Christie. :p Except for whatever was referenced in the Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp" of course. :lol:
     
  6. Sephiroth

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    i'll be waiting on the veranda at 6
     
  7. thestrangequark

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    Now that does sound like fun! I love Christie, her books are just delicious! Along with Appointment With Death I also picked up Partners in Crime. I'm actually not sure which I'll read tomorrow, they both look great.

    Is your mom a Who fan? And if so, did she enjoy the Christie episode? I had so much fun picking out the titles in the dialogue. They got a remarkable number of them in.
    More like the fire escape. I am in Brooklyn after all.
     
  8. Sephiroth

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    ever read or watched the anime/manga "case closed"? man talk about brilliant murder plots
     
  9. thestrangequark

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    ^Nope, I haven't heard of that one. I fell out of the anime crowd pretty early on, though. They were more than I could handle.
     
  10. Hermiod

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    Not when you have to listen to it. It's not quite as bad as the time my sister (the historian) watched Braveheart in another room and kept pausing the DVD to come running down the stairs to angrily explain to me why the filmmakers needed to die for their lack of historical accuracy.

    My protests that I had never seen the film fell on deaf ears.

    You're not supposed to eat them, Worf! :p

    I don't know if she's seen the Christie episode. She did watch the first new season but then lost track of it. She, unlike me, liked it however.

    She's also the main reason I knew who John Barrowman was a long time before most people here did. :borg:
     
  11. Sephiroth

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    well, this one is pretty good despite the odd angle of the main charater, the author is a mystery nut and alot of the charaters are named after famous mystery authors/charaters
     
  12. thestrangequark

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    I daresay I'm like that when it comes to physics, particularly as to do with time travel. I tend to get very excited about time travel in movies, pinning down which theory is being used and then what the writers have done wrong in respect to that theory. I must be horrible to listen to! But it doesn't detract from my enjoyment.

    :lol: Aw, I love talking to geeks. Who else would know that Q once inquired scathingly as to whether Worf had eaten any good books lately, and then turn that around and use it in conversation? Aw...I love geeks.

    Well, you should recommend her that episode from me, a fellow Christie fan, if only for the fun of finding the book titles in the dialogue.
    It is so sad how your taste fails at this point! Alas! :p
    (You know, I actually did remark once, to a friend, that I didn't think I could date a man who did not like Doctor Who.)
    Poor thing. I sympathize on that pint. Captain Jack was enjoyable in series one, but that was all I really needed of him.
     
  13. thestrangequark

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    So is it somewhat self-aware? I love fiction that is self-aware!
    I'm actually not a huge mystery reader, though. I am a longtime, though admittedly under-read, fan of Christie, and I am on a sort of Christie binge currently, but other than that and Harry Potter (which when it comes down to it is basically a collection of mystery stories), I've not read all that much in the genre.
    But bringing us back around to what Hermy was saying last night about video games, one thing I do enjoy very much about mysteries is that one can take on a more active role in the story. It is still more passive than an rpg, obviously, but by pacing your reading you can play the part of the detective. I love that.
     
  14. Hermiod

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    I'm worse. I was watching a quiz show called Eggheads the other day and they asked which superhero's real name is Tony Stark. They got it wrong and I immediately wanted him and his team to lose.

    And we love you too. :p

    She keeps saying she'll catch up at some point.

    I do like Doctor Who! The thing the BBC currently broadcasts, however, is not Doctor Who! It's like watching a bunch of Sylvia Young kids put on a show for their coursework.

    Hold on a second... she did! Billie Piper went to Sylvia Young's school! Aaaaaarrrggghhh!!!!

    I knew who he was when he was a lowly children's television presenter. My mum and my sister were on first name terms with his dog! (Who has sadly passed on, since)
     
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    It's 07:27 here in wet England.

    can i get a whoop-whoop?

    TSQ, i loooove Doctor Who...
     
  16. Aragorn

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    I just finished watching the pilot of Sons of Anarchy on FX. Weapons-dealing biker gangs are definitely not something that's been saturated in the TV market.

    And when the warning at the beginning says nudity, it SHOULD NOT be of a guy's bare ass!!!!
     
  17. Gep Malakai

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    Yeah. TV's kinda bad that way. :p
     
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    :lol:
    Well, she ought to at least watch the one!

    Hey, I'm a classic series fan myself! And certainly it has changed. But is it really all that different to Peter Davison's era? Flashier, yes, but ultimately still Who!
    Your inability to adapt has been duly noted. :p

    Firstly, there is nothing "lowly" about being a children's presenter! I fell in love with LeVar Burton not as Geordi LaForge, but as Mr. Reading Rainbow!
    Secondly, Poor puppy.
    Lastly, I didn't know he was a children's presenter. I bet he was fantastic at that! -- he seems he would be.
     
  20. thestrangequark

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    And I have a thing for British accents. You don't tell Philo and I won't! ;)