[Off Topic] Geeks Assemble! SciFi Thread


#263

Just read news of the passing of Art Bell, founder and long-time host of Coast to Coast radio. @Englishd is a fan I believe as well. I loved his show, where he covered all manner of topics regarding the paranormal, supernatural, cryptozoological, and extra-terrestrial things. I enjoyed listening those who called in, ranging from true tin-hats to those who made me say “hmmm. Might be something to that.”

Regardless, Art Bell encouraged his listeners to keep an open mind, and the search for possible answers starts with questions influenced by the imagination.

RIP


#264

Nooooo. RIP Art Bell. I hope they do a tribute for him. He was always so calm even when his guests would start to get out of hand. He could make anyone feel like their views were important.


#265

I’m watching Interstellar now as it is finally on Neflix :heart:
Great movie with awesome music!


#266

Sup pals. Just finished the new Lost In Space series on Netflix. Definatly enjoyable!


#267

Hello all! I luckily saw this thread and knew what corner I would go to :slight_smile: It’s great to be here and I look forward to reading the past posts.


#268

Check it out…it’s a fun thread and has lots of great suggestions…I have found so many shows on here that I may otherwise not of watched :slight_smile:


#269

Thanks Bill! And to you all, hope you have an awesome day and…IMG_3057


#270

Started it too yesterday, looks nice


#271

ok friends and fellow SciFi enthusiasts. Look for some recommendations. I’m getting ready to go on a long road trip and I need some good SciFi/fantasy audiobook suggestions. @Bill_Phillips I know we have the same taste in movies and shows…any suggestions??


#272

As requested, in this order and I think you can’t go wrong with any of them.

  1. “The girl with all the gifts” By: M.R Carey

  2. “Ready player one” By: Ernest Cline

  3. “Parable of Sower” By: Octavia Butler

:grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning:


#273

I did that in the wrong order…lol. “Ready player one” should be first…it is awesome!


#274

I almost downloaded that one! Ok I trust your wise judgment and good taste. Thank you!


#275

Steven Spielberg just released a Movie based on the book but I have yet to see it.


#276

I thought the title was familiar


#277

I can second Ready Player One. I’m a super fan. If you like it, Armada also rocks. People say it’s not as good but that’s just because they’ve already fallen in love with RPO when they read it.

We Are Legion [We Are Bob] by Dennis E. Taylor is also a huge favorite of mine. It has two sequels.

I also just listened to Redshirts by John Scalzi (read by Wil Wheaton). Not as good as the aforementioned books but I enjoy Wil Wheaton and this will be a hit with you if you’re a Star Trek junky. If you’re not, some of the humor may get lost in translation.


#278

I like the “We’re Alive” radio theater podcast. It’s a serialized zombie survival story, several seasons. Also, the Dr. Who podcast.


#279

Learned a fun fact yesterday that I thought some here might enjoy. My wife’s fourth grade teacher dated Richard Dean Anderson back in the day. How crazy is that?!!!

For those who don’t know, he played MacGyver and then Jack O’Neill in Stargate SG-1.


#280

That pretty cool!


#281

Has anyone watched the “Izombie” series? Thoughts? I am just anxiously awaiting the new seasons of Altered Carbon and Travelers and I can’t find anything that has caught my attention.


#282

I haven’t, but I am not a big TV watcher. I only allow myself to watch it on weekends. Still working through Jessica Jones, and have added The Orville to my watchlist.