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post #3511 of 3536 Old 05-15-2012, 02:08 PM
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Some of you guys are pushing it.. Lay off the gas pedal a bit and keep focused on the movie. Some posts deleted.

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This is a truly nuanced debate: individual self-interest versus collective good, and is difficult to address within the context of the current thread, and without arguing politics and history.

Let me rest my case by saying that neither "individual, rational self-interest" or "collectivistic social compacts" solve the problem in their purest forms, but takes a mixture of both approaches.

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Man, this is turning into the "Time Machine" thread...

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Man, this is turning into the "Time Machine" thread...

Now there's a blast from the past. It's been dormant awhile. See? This is what happens when you cut NASA's budget.
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You just used up all your carbon footprint for this thread.

But seriously stop saying that we kill this planet, it will be here for far longer after humans perish, much like it was here long before we "arrived" or any other life form.

Yeah, I know. We could even magicly clean up our act, reduce our population to a sustainable, no harm/no foul level, and still lose. A giant asteroid impact like the K-T boundary dinosaur killer, or the slumbering mega-volcano underneath Yellowstone might cash in all our chips without any assistance from us, and no advance warnings.

But honestly, if we render this planet uninhabitable for humans, that is quite "dead" enough for me. I realize it's a human-centric viewpoint, but I really don't care about planets I can't live on.

Pandora's a place where one cannot live without a uber-expensive hybrid "avatar" of recombinant human and Na'vi DNA, and the atmosphere is poison. Not really an interesting planet for colonization. Maybe we could "terraform" one of the other moons.

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Perhaps this discussion about the N'avi (Native Americans) vs. "civilized" (European) culture needs a reality check:
http://www.cracked.com/article_19864...g-america.html

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Intresting read oink, even if I take stuff from cracked.com with a grain of salt.

Good movies are as rare as an on topic discussion.
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Quadrotriticale?

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Intresting read oink, even if I take stuff from cracked.com with a grain of salt.

My advice is to take EVERTHING with a grain of salt...


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Quadrotriticale?

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Perhaps this discussion about the N'avi (Native Americans) vs. "civilized" (European) culture needs a reality check:
http://www.cracked.com/article_19864...g-america.html

way more truth and accuracy in that cracked article than any misinformation.

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way more truth and accuracy in that cracked article than any misinformation.

I wouldn't have linked it otherwise.

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A wise man once said that the internet is full of articles by people who can't get published anywhere else.

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AVATAR 2 Not Expected Until At Least 2015 - Cameron to shoot 2, 3 and 4 at the same time.

http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/2012/07/avatar-2-not-expected-until-at-least.html
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AVATAR 2 Not Expected Until At Least 2015 - Cameron to shoot 2, 3 and 4 at the same time.
http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/2012/07/avatar-2-not-expected-until-at-least.html
20-fn*king-15?!?eek.gifmad.gifeek.gifmad.gifeek.gif


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My liver won't hold together that long....

Wouldnt Avatar2 be the least of your worries then. wink.gif

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L O L!

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"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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Wouldnt Avatar2 be the least of your worries then. wink.gif
I am a fatalist at heart.
We all have to turn in the room key at the front desk eventually...none of us get out of this world alive.wink.gif

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Well, the first one took twelve years to make, this next one (or two or three) will only be six years. That's a 100% efficiency increase. tongue.gif

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Well, the first one took twelve years to make, this next one (or two or three) will only be six years. That's a 100% efficiency increase. tongue.gif
OK, you have a point....biggrin.gif

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Looks like Cameron has mapped out the sequels (from USA Today):


James Cameron's planned Avatar movie trilogy is becoming a quadrilogy.

Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Shane Salerno (Savages) and Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes) have been hired to collaborate with the director to write three follow-ups to Cameron's 2009 sci-fi hit Avatar, 20th Century Fox announced Thursday.

The original currently stands as the USA's all-time box-office champ with a take of $760 million.

The first sequel to Avatar, which followed a space marine (Sam Worthington) going native with a race of blue alien Na'vi on the moon Pandora, will begin production next year and will film simultaneously with the two other sequels.

Avatar 2 is due out in December 2016, with Avatar 3 coming in December 2017 and Avatar 4 tentatively releasing December 2018.

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It's gonna be the reverse. The giant smurfs goes to Earth using human avatars.tongue.gif
Cameron hired quiet a few writers this time, so maybe they can come with a semi original plot this time? We shall see!

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I'm on pins and needles....


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Cameron hired quiet a few writers this time, so maybe they can come with a semi original plot this time?

Something original from the writers of War of the Worlds (remake), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (prequel/rehash) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (crapfest sequel)? Good luck with that. smile.gif

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It's gonna be the reverse. The giant smurfs goes to Earth using human avatars.tongue.gif
Cameron hired quiet a few writers this time, so maybe they can come with a semi original plot this time? We shall see!

At this point it wouldn't surprise me if they flew over a half buried Statue of Liberty on their way off the planet. Oh my gosh. It was Earth the whole time.

I'm not holding my breath.
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Yeah, it's something I picked up in Cabo after my junior year.....
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Cameron hired quiet a few writers this time, so maybe they can come with a semi original plot this time? We shall see!

Original plot? You think they are striving for that?tongue.gif
Normally, it gives me a bad vibe when I see so many writers, but I sort of believe JC has enough of a strong vision to keep them hemmed in and on point.

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Something original from the writers of War of the Worlds (remake), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (prequel/rehash) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (crapfest sequel)? Good luck with that. smile.gif
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