The Trouble With.....Flat Cats!!

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  1. EnsignHarper

    EnsignHarper Commander Red Shirt

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    From Muddy Waters, not Heinlein - the song "Mannish Boy" has a line, "I'm a Rollin' Stone". (NOT, as reported, "Rolling Stone blues")
     
  2. Harvey

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    Actually, de Forest Research caught the similarities. This is what they said in their August 11, 1967 research report (note that this report indicates that Desilu was notified of the similarities earlier, when the story was purchased):

     
  3. Therin of Andor

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    The story was reprinted in a very early "Starlog".
     
  4. Nebusj

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    I'm intrigued. Would you know which one? Archve.org has a reasonably complete run of Starlog in its archives.
     
  5. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I miss Starlog and OMNI.

    I think I suffer from cryptomnesia. I write some fic over at starshipmodeler.net's writer's corner--it is hard to be original.

    I remember a Starlog article about an unmade movie called Monolith--anyone recall that?
     
  6. Sir Rhosis

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  7. CaptMurdock

    CaptMurdock Commodore Commodore

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    Fair enough. I accept your correction to my lack of attribution.
     
  8. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wasn't really commenting on a lack of attribution, rather that what we have is Gerrold's claim of what Heinlein supposedly said.
     
  9. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think Gerrold would be fairly honest about that because when he wrote it, Heinlein was very much alive and dialed in to the sci-fi scene. A mention like that in Gerrold's book would get back to Heinlein lickity split.
     
  10. Maurice

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    AGAIN, the point is it's not a direct quote. It might be 100% accurate, but it's not like we have it from the primary source in order to be certain.
     

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