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Subject:  i Robot

10/07/2004 04:13 GMT

I see Irobot with Will Smith starts at the end of the month. The poster says "he was the only one who saw it coming". The TV shorts show him shooting a lot of bullets after crashing thru a wall. I know it is a while since I read the book, but it seems to me that the only thing they took from the book is the title, and maybe a few character names, apart from that I suspect that there is virtually no resemblance. I hope I am wrong as I would like to see a more acturate version of the book. I will probably still see it thou.

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

10/07/2004 13:48 GMT

so what you are saying is that hollywood got a "cult classic" novel and turned it in to a mainstream action/thriller or as they say a Vehicle for Will Smith.

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

12/07/2004 01:36 GMT

Basically, yes, although the actual book is a collection of short stories, not a single book (at least to my memory, maybe I'm going mad, mad, MAD I say...)


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Subject:  Re: i Robot

06/07/2006 23:15 GMT

No, it is indeed a series of short stories.

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

09/07/2006 00:12 GMT

Shame they didnt have the same plot line.....

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

12/08/2006 21:32 GMT

I saw the film a couple of years ago and wasn`t too disappointed because I really hadn`t expected too much. Even the special effects were just about Okay.

But you see that`s Hollywood for you!

Look at the Bi-Centennial Man, another Asimov story.

That was more of a letdown than I Robot.

Strangely though, I got the impression that the producers were reluctant to associate both films with Asimov, but i don`t know why.

There was another Hollywood film a few years ago that took a great concept along with established characters, gadgetry and parameters and totally trashed it because Hollywood seems restricted in it`s formalae. I forget what it was called now,....

Oh yeah. It was called "Doctor Who".

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

26/09/2006 22:50 GMT

Anyone heard the concept album by The Alan Parsons Project?????

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

01/12/2006 00:21 GMT

I had been thinking to suggest that posts` more than a year old should be deleted from the site and then I discovered that I and others had replied to a post that was two years old.
Now here is the question; Do you clutter the site with outdated posts` or allow them to mature until they are responded to ?
Further to that question,...
A particular discussion theme may give rise to a branch in that discussion.
How might that branch be separated to become its own topic in order that surfers do not read disparate themes which are listed under one headline?
    Probably very difficult to resolve,if it is possible: Perhaps it will take discipline on the part of the respondents (but I wouldn`t count on that if I am anything to go by.)
  Perhaps this isn`t even an important question but, in the interest of improving this site, perhaps it could be pondered?

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

12/12/2006 20:03 GMT


Jimmy :

Anyone heard the concept album by The Alan Parsons Project?????


'Tales Of Mystery And Imagination' was better, at least, the first 30 seconds or so were, the rest was the same old acid-addled "concept rock" malarkey.

That booklet that came with the record though... now that was class!

Definately worth the 50 cents it cost.

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

18/12/2006 14:44 GMT

The Alan Parsons Project were the epitome of intelligent, classy progressive rock - not the type of chaps who would be taking LSD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Robot was a phenomenal album that successfully fused seventies disco funk with synthesisers, orchestra and choir to form a concept album based on Asimov's collection of stories. In my opinion it was the Project at its best.
.......however, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is also a classic album - and its legacy among prog rock fans sets its value considerably above the 50 cent mark!!!!!!!!!!! 

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

20/12/2006 02:13 GMT

Yeah, I'd go a high as a Buck fidy.

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

22/12/2006 15:01 GMT

Philistine! 

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

23/12/2006 03:11 GMT

are they the ones who Sansome slue with the a** of a bone????

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

23/12/2006 15:06 GMT

No, I was referring to the culturally inept!

However, seeing as you're a well trained Catholic, could you teach me about the philistines of the Bible........I know bugger all about them.

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

23/12/2006 23:17 GMT

From Wikipedia:
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The historic Philistines (Hebrew plishtim פלשתים) (see "other uses" below) were a people who inhabited the southern coast of Canaan around the time of the arrival of the Israelites, their territory being named Philistia in later contexts. Their origin has been debated among scholars, but modern archaeology has suggested early cultural links with the Mycenean world in mainland Greece. Though the Philistines adopted local Canaanite culture and language before leaving any written texts, an Indo-European origin has been suggested for a handful of known Philistine words (See Philistine language). There is no basis to the claim that the etymology of this word can be based on the Semitic word Plishah (פלישה, meaning invasion).


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Subject:  Re: i Robot

23/12/2006 23:45 GMT

I was going to say that!!!!!!

 
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Subject:  Re: i Robot

27/12/2006 10:40 GMT

But you didn't...

Shaft of Golden when...  Oooh what a give away!

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