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    Burton set the bar pretty low for Planet of the Apes movies.



  • @frimmel:

    Burton set the bar pretty low for Planet of the Apes movies.

    One thing that Burton’s movie did was show that there is still an interest in the movies.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the new one coming out next month, looks really good. Since I saw the movie poster i watched the Burton version and then ordered the original movies in the Legacy box set as well as the tv series and cartoon series. I should be up to speed by the time i go to the new one.


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    @skinny1:

    @frimmel:

    Burton set the bar pretty low for Planet of the Apes movies.

    One thing that Burton’s movie did was show that there is still an interest in the movies.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the new one coming out next month, looks really good. Since I saw the movie poster i watched the Burton version and then ordered the original movies in the Legacy box set as well as the tv series and cartoon series. I should be up to speed by the time i go to the new one.

    It’s got to be good… at least I sure hope so… Andy Serkis is playing Caesar. Although, James Franco needs to fits his role too.



  • @LHoffman:

    @skinny1:

    @frimmel:

    Burton set the bar pretty low for Planet of the Apes movies.

    One thing that Burton’s movie did was show that there is still an interest in the movies.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the new one coming out next month, looks really good. Since I saw the movie poster i watched the Burton version and then ordered the original movies in the Legacy box set as well as the tv series and cartoon series. I should be up to speed by the time i go to the new one.

    It’s got to be good… at least I sure hope so… Andy Serkis is playing Caesar. Although, James Franco needs to fits his role too.

    Even if he doesn’t, John Lithgow is in it and he never disappoints. Andy Serkis is a plus. I think it will be all good.



  • @frimmel:

    Burton set the bar pretty low for Planet of the Apes movies.

    Very true, but I’m wanting to watch this new Ape movie.


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    @ABWorsham:

    @frimmel:

    Burton set the bar pretty low for Planet of the Apes movies.

    Very true, but I’m wanting to watch this new Ape movie.

    Yes the premise has my attention. It looks like they might have something to say as well as a bunch of cool cgi.



  • @frimmel:

    @ABWorsham:

    @frimmel:

    Burton set the bar pretty low for Planet of the Apes movies.

    Very true, but I’m wanting to watch this new Ape movie.

    Yes the premise has my attention. It looks like they might have something to say as well as a bunch of cool cgi.

    I read somewhere that with the new movie they are supposed to be setting up a lot of sequels. Hopefully it does well at the box office and the sequels get made.



  • it’s old, i’m young
    but i like it a lot 😛

    War of the worlds, HG Wells ^^



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  • Read War of the Worlds when I was a teen - scared the heck out of me for weeks!  😄 I’ve heard good things about Rise of the Apes movie, but I’m afraid it’ll be another one that disappoints after reading the book. Been on a more comic book style kick lately, and dl’d a copy of a new one out called HEROS - Metamorphisis by Kevin Rau. New author, never know what you’ll get with those, but was actually pretty entertaining. Story about 3 people turned into superheros but set in a more realistic world. Not too heavy which is what I was looking for, but engaging enough to have me waiting for the 2nd in the series which should come out this month.

    Morph



  • Have any of you heard any details about the upcoming Star Wars book about Darth Plagueis?


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    I´m about to finish “Order 66” Novel of Karen Travis (Star Wars)…and I have to say its not what I expected out of it but reminds rather of Schindlers List…I like the Strong characters of Walon Skirata and his unconditional Love for People he don´t even has to care about but he is JUST doin it…and I like the other Characters like Obrim, Dar and Niner as well…it was a good job for getting the Idea of Clone troopers who are Diffrent to each other but still have this drilled bond to each other…what I don´t like is the beginning ,it´s like a bubble gum,a lil bit chewie…
    After all still a good read and worth to read it again…

    “Rise and Fall of Darth Vader” dissapointed me because it has not much detail on how Vader changes inside and getting soaked up with hate, its more of starting the rivaly of him and his master immediatley, Darth Bane Novel “rule of two” is working it way more out then Vaders Story…

    @ AB Worsham…no I haven´t yet…

    By the way ,George Lukas is not really planning on bringing out the Blue Ray DVD´s and then getting out each of a 1/2 year pause episodes I -VI in 3-D?..I´m not gonna go for all of that!..maybe Episode III on 3-D but thats it…he rather should complete the saga with Episode VII ,VIII, and IX…



  • … and back again…

    I’m glad to see all of the interest in Asimov’s books.  So many of his books are great!

    I’ve read a good many of them, but not all.  I hope to re-read his “Foundation” series again sometime in 2012 along with his young adult “Norby” series which is simply wonderful.

    For the “Dune” novels, it’s been a long while since I’ve read them (probably 15-20 years or so), and I remember that I enjoyed the first one or two, but that the later books got a little “weird”.  Because I haven’t had much inclination to re-read the series since then, I can’t classify this series as ‘great’, just ‘decent’.

    With Brandon Sanderson’s release of Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time” series’ 14th and final book coming up in March, I’m planning to start with book 1 soon so as to time my reading of the entire series so that I’ll finish book 13 right as book 14 comes out.  Is anyone else planning on doing likewise?



  • …well, since I heard that "A Memory of Light’ has had its release date pushed back to November-ish, I decided to hold off on starting the series again for now.

    I’m starting to re-read, "Nobody’s Son’ by Sean Stewart.  Its a great book that I’ve read twice before, and anyone who enjoys character interaction and development in a mild fantasy setting should enjoy it as well.



  • …finished “Nobody’s Son” by Sean Stewart, and it was as enjoyable as I remembered.

    Now I’m going to re-read, “The Prometheus Project” by Steve White and hope that it too, is as good as I remember it being.
    It’s a sci-fi novel about Earth breaking into outer space and finding it already mostly taken up by aliens who are much richer and more powerful than humans.  It explores Earth finding its place in the grand scheme of things.  I’ve enjoyed every novel by Steve White that I’ve read, and I recommend him as an author for all who enjoy sci-fi.



  • What is everyone’s thoughts on Darth Maul getting brought back into the Star Wars story?


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    possible spoilers for “Clone Wars” TV series

    The last two episodes of “Clone Wars” have been down right creepy. The season on a whole has been very strong but these last episodes with Ventress and the Nightsisters and Maul’s ‘resurrection’ have been top notch. The series has a whole has improved greatly since the beginning.

    I was worried when I saw the previews that it would prove to be an ill-conceived premise. But I thought they were well done. My only problem with it but at the same time an interesting question- what happens in the bowels of those buildings? Or maybe Maul’s corpse went out with the trash? Either way it suggests to me colonies of not quite functioning correctly discarded droids.



  • @frimmel:

    possible spoilers for “Clone Wars” TV series

    The last two episodes of “Clone Wars” have been down right creepy. The season on a whole has been very strong but these last episodes with Ventress and the Nightsisters and Maul’s ‘resurrection’ have been top notch. The series has a whole has improved greatly since the beginning.

    I was worried when I saw the previews that it would prove to be an ill-conceived premise. But I thought they were well done. My only problem with it but at the same time an interesting question- what happens in the bowels of those buildings? Or maybe Maul’s corpse went out with the trash? Either way it suggests to me colonies of not quite functioning correctly discarded droids.

    I thought the same thing, about Maul’s survival. I hope next season fills in this gaps. I wonder what Sidious thinks of Maul’s survival? And will Dukoo and Maul have a showdown?



  • I finally read Isaac Asimov’s book The Caves of Steel. It was a pretty decent read and it was the first that I read by him. When I finish my Bourne Betrayal book I was thinking of reading another Asimov book called The Naked Sun. I am also struggling to get through Patriot Games by Tom Clancy. Maybe I will tackle that when I am done with my Bourne book. Decisions decisions.



  • Well, “The Prometheus Project” by Steve White was as good as I remembered it.  For now, I’ve been slooowly reading through David Edding’s, “The Dreamers” quadrilogy.  It’s not too bad, but as some other reveiwers have noted, he definitely seems to borrow some of the personalities from some of his other works - The Ellenium, The Belgariad, and such.



  • My best are Dune 1 and 2 from Frank Herbert.
    I would add Brave new World from Aldous Uxley.
    Then, there is all the work of H.P. Lovecraft!
    From the call of cthulhu to The Dream Quest of Unknow Kadath.



  • Well, I recently read through the entire 14 books of Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time” series.  I started on January 12th, and I finished on March 16th.  I didn’t read “New Spring”, but I will do so later this year.  I had read through the first 11 books before with some of the books having been read many times, but I had never read any of books 12-14 with Brandon Sanderson before.  I won’t spoil anything about the last three books right now, but suffice it to say, I’m glad that the books were written and that I read them.  Brandon Sanderson’s writing style was close enough to Robert Jordan’s so that I didn’t feel jarred out of Robert Jordan’s fantasy world.  If you haven’t read the series, then I highly recommend it to you, and if you have read some of the books but have not finished up the series, then I recommend that you do so.  You will enjoy the reading.



  • I haven’t been able to read much lately, but I’ve been wanting to ready Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.  I have all 5 books, but I’ve only read the first two, and it was ~5 years ago.

    Anyone else been reading much lately?


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