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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Froley, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Montetobuso

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    I'm not sure I follow, The Martian is about one guy stuck on mars completely alone, and there is no aliens as in Mission to Marse, or save the earth thing as in Red planet, just an ordenary mission gone wrong. It also strives for realism, even though i know experts have criticised some of it. Sure they all take place on Mars, but i find them very very different.

    Enjoyed Mission to Mars for the first time a couple of months ago, and wouldnt describe it as a good movie, but it kept me entertained. Guess I have to watch Red Planet too.
     
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    Not the storylines per se, more like little snippets or incidents.

    Watch Mission to Mars, Red Planet, and then read the Wikipedia entry for the "The Martian" book and see if you don't feel a sense of deja vù.

    As you are already filling up the movie queue..... just for giggles, you should add "Europa Report" to the list of space movies to watch.



    There's less Hollywood gloss to it, and the realism of it makes you realize that space travel is hours, days, months of tedium and boredem followed by minutes seeming likes seconds of gut-wrenching terror. I was almost ready to dislike the movie, but the last 5-10 minutes saved it for me.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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  3. Froley

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    Coding for Dummies---
     
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    Dead Wake by Erik Larson
     
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    "That was 3 hours of boredom followed by 10 seconds of sheer terror" -tom hanks in Apollo 13.

    (Forgive me if it's not perfect...it's been years).

    Also, my wife got me on the vampire chronicles. We listened to Interview on the way to and from NOLA, and I'm just into part 2 of The Vampire Lestat.

    It's crazy how much I'm identifying with parts of human Lestat.
     
  6. Froley

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    We've hung up 8 bird feeders in the back yard and watching the birds has become a fascination now---
    because of that i have just started=====
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    Yukon Ho! by Bill Watterson.
     
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    Just finished "One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer" by Capt. Nathaniel Fick and just starting "Generation Kill" by Evan Wright.

    Both center around the 1st Recon Battalion in the start of the '03 invasion of Iraq.
     
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    "The Long War" by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, the sequel to "The Long Earth"
     
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    "Resurrecting Home" by: A.A

    it's book 5 in the "Going Home" series. Great series if you haven't read it. Very Gear nut friendly.
     
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    I also just finished the autobiography of Nicholas Irving, aka The Reaper, a Ranger sniper credited with 33 kills in Afghanistan. Really good book.
     
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    Console Wars!!!
     
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    'Soft Target' by Stephen Hunter.
     
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    J. R. R. Tolkien Unfinished Tales.
     
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    The Simulacra by Philip K Dick.

    Next up: The Crack In Space also by Dick.
     
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    Omega Force Series by Joshua Dalzelle - Fast paced SiFi-Fun...Like "A-Team in Space" many comments on amazon say, but these guys actually hit something/-one here and there... :giggle:
     
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    'Dancers at the End of Time' by Michael Moorcock.

    Sent from my HS_7DTB35 using Tapatalk
     
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    Jamin Asay's dissertation, Truthmaking, Truth, and Realism: New Work for a Theory of Truthmakers. Available for free on philpapers (if you're into nerdy philosophy stuff like I am).