The racial strife is harvest from the seeds she and her husband sowed.
Care to elaborate on that? Not necessarily disagree, because that would be acting stupidly, but I'd like to see what your thoughts are.
Have you read the stuff written by Herbert’s son and Kevin Anderson? I came to like some of those better than the original Dune books. Dune was great. Dune Messiah was okay, but by the time you got to Children and God Emperor, it was all downhill. But the Butlerian Jihad and The Machine Crusade were decent reads and laid a nice foundation for Dune.
No, I haven't. I really got fed up with the Dune sequels. The whole messianic stuff grated on me and I gave up (though I don't remember on which book).
If the prequels are good, I might give them a shot.
What I loved about "Dune" was the world-building - a whole society and universe totally invented, unlike anything I'd read before. I should explore those.
looks great. i need to get my D80 out again and play with it.
Wife not home?......
I was thinking something along those lines, but your comment nailed it.
Levin's radio show is a screech fest. His show on Fox is more Buckley-esque.
Funny you should say.
Many years ago, I made the mistake of tuning into Hannity's radio show.
Ho. Lee. Carp.
It was disgusting. He was dismissive, insulting and obnoxious (I know it's hard to believe that).
His TV show is, well, not as much of those three.
But, as was mentioned on TOCR, you have to remember that these guys are, first of all, entertainers.
That said, I might enjoy his talk with the AG.
Ok, through book 2 it was much better. Book 3 is off to a good start.
Thanks for the update.
I'm about halfway through my re-read of "Dune" and, frankly, I'm finding it a bit tiresome. Perhaps it's because I'm already familiar with the characters, the "Dune Universe" etc. I found that all so amazing back in 1980 (or so). Now, not so much.
Thinking about giving up on it.
Remember when Flynn should be disqualified because he was a liar?
Good times, good times!
Joe needs to tighten up. But can he?
I'm not in a position to opine on his mental acuity.
But, having said that, I'm old enough to remember when the media asked Mitt Romney, "What about your gaffes?"
But, he's a placeholder....
Best line ever was Londo to Vir Cotto:
"You moon-faced assassin of joy."
Considering it was the early-mid 1990s, it was really transformative.
JMS (the writer of most of the episodes) was VERY active on usenet back then. There were long, long discussions about "arc" vs "non-arc" episodes, not to mention thoughts on religion, politics, etc.
Yeah, I miss it too.
If you liked B5, you should really check out "The Expanse" on Amazon prime. It's a another huge story with all kinds of political/religious/societal overtones. It'll take you 4 episodes to "get it." But, once you do, you're hooked. The books are fabulous as well.
I was a huge B5 fan as well (as was, iirc, Phibes). It was a breakthrough show ("Let me tell you a story, it's going to take 5 years."). Though many compared it to DS9, I just couldn't warm up to DS9 because it seemed to episodic for my taste.
That said, Season 5 of B5 was a disappointment. Losing Michael O'Hare was bad enough, but when they were unsure as to the renewal status after S4, everything seemed rushed and disjointed - losing Claudia Christian, etc.
But, I get it - you work with what you have, not with what you want.
Sam Esmail has spoken up about his now-confirmed Battlestar Galactica show, and revealed that it is not a remake of the 2004 Ron Moore-led series, but instead a new story within the mythology.
"BSG fans, this will NOT be a remake of the amazing series [Ron Moore] launched because... why mess with perfection?" he said on Twitter. "Instead, we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar. So say we all!"
The wording of the tweet suggests that Esmail's show will explore different aspects of Battlestar Galactica's established mythos, perhaps akin to how Caprica was set within the same universe but explored the origins of the Cylons. With NBC's Peacock streaming service launching early next year, hopefully it won't be long until we find out more story details.
A reboot of Battlestar Galactica is in development at NBC, headed up by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
The Hollywood Reporter details that its sources claim Esmail’s series will be an updated look at the Battlestar Galactica universe, and will take its inspiration from Ron Moore’s 2004 series, rather than the 1978 original from Glen A. Larson. The show, which has been commissioned straight-to-series, will be created for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service.
Esmail will executive produce the series, and a writer has yet to be hired. The show will be made by Universal Content Productions, where Esmail already has an established deal to produce numerous shows. Battlestar Galactica will be his second show for NBCUniversal’s Peacock; he is also working on an adaptation of the sci-fi classic Metropolis.
Somewhere, I read that more than half of European countries don't permit mail-in voting.
As I've mentioned, I own zero firearms, but I think I would enjoy shooting, just for the sport of it. There's a range about a mile and a half from my home.
What's the cost of doing something like you described, for a total newbie like me (no license, no nothin' here)?