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Forum: HDTV Programming   02-04-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,494
Posted By Gary McCoy
I have to admit, I am rapidly losing interest in...

I have to admit, I am rapidly losing interest in this one. Not enough plot, too many recurring themes, character development at a snail's pace.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-04-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,578
Posted By Gary McCoy
I enjoyed the original short novel before viewing...

I enjoyed the original short novel before viewing the film, both are excellent works. Barry B. Longyear may in the end rival the scope of the great Philip K. Dick if he can survive his addictions -...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-04-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,578
Posted By Gary McCoy
One of Jerome Bixby's greatest works. He was a...

One of Jerome Bixby's greatest works. He was a fantastic writer, but during his era the Western was king of the airwaves, he didn't write much Science Fiction.

Still, Bixby wrote It! The Terror...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-17-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,882
Posted By Gary McCoy
I caught a matinee showing and there were still a...

I caught a matinee showing and there were still a few dozen older people there, the movie has staying power.

About the movie itself, I thought: no need to see it again for a few years. Exactly...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-17-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 807
Posted By Gary McCoy
It was formerly true that you needed a 120Hz or...

It was formerly true that you needed a 120Hz or better display to get proper cadence with 24fps source. Nowadays virtually every new LCD at 60Hz can also sync at 48Hz, it is rare indeed to read a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-16-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 807
Posted By Gary McCoy
It seems to me that TODAY there is a simple...

It seems to me that TODAY there is a simple choice.

Few new movies are actually captured on film in their entirety. There just are not the available labs and optical special effects and optical...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-14-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,494
Posted By Gary McCoy
Full Disclosure: I read a couple of Shannara...

Full Disclosure: I read a couple of Shannara books and gave up on the series. I like SF more than Fantasy.

I thought after the first four hours: Lord Of The Rings Lite. But since I knew the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-14-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,882
Posted By Gary McCoy
I am simply bewildered at all the anguish and all...

I am simply bewildered at all the anguish and all the disagreements and all the worship. I enjoyed the original Star Wars in 1977 as a 26th birthday present in September, when it still did not have...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-07-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 807
Posted By Gary McCoy
We debated film vs. video extensively beginning...

We debated film vs. video extensively beginning in 2010: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/44-movies-concerts-music-discussion/1299152-another-nail-coffin-film.html

For those who still remember the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-31-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Gary McCoy
Ethan and Joel Coen seem to spell their last name...

Ethan and Joel Coen seem to spell their last name differently than do some people. ;)
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-28-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,907
Posted By Gary McCoy
Clarke was an interesting character. After a...

Clarke was an interesting character. After a classical education he spent the waning years of WW2 developing Ground Control Radar for RAF bombers and civilian airliners, which he described in the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-20-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,907
Posted By Gary McCoy
I enjoyed the miniseries very much, and I'm a...

I enjoyed the miniseries very much, and I'm a longtime fan of the original novel, and have read all of Clarke's works. Given the differences between a book and a movie, I thought the adaptation was...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-20-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,332
Posted By Gary McCoy
I'll start: 1) David Weber's Honor...

I'll start:

1) David Weber's Honor Harrington series.

2) John Ringo's Posleen War series (aka the Legend of the Alldenata).

3) Lois McMaster Bujold's The Vorkosigan Saga.

4) Steven...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-14-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,907
Posted By Gary McCoy
I have read and remember both Arthur C. Clarke's...

I have read and remember both Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End (1953) and A. E. van Vogt's Resurrection (1948), and they are nothing alike, even superficially, other than both are "Golden Age" SF...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,129
Posted By Gary McCoy
I saw it in an IMAX theater with all of a dozen...

I saw it in an IMAX theater with all of a dozen people there, including the wife and myself.

I was relieved to see that History was not altered to put Melville on board the ESSEX. In fact, there...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,332
Posted By Gary McCoy
Yes, I meant the 1982 John Carpenter remake, V2 -...

Yes, I meant the 1982 John Carpenter remake, V2 - I didn't even know about V3. Carpenter's remake is straight from the John W. Campbell short novel "Who Goes There?"- a classic SF story.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,332
Posted By Gary McCoy
1) Blade Runner 2) The Terminator (get the...

1) Blade Runner
2) The Terminator (get the title correct, please)
3) The Abyss
4) The Thing (the remake is lots better)
5) Avatar
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-08-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,129
Posted By Gary McCoy
I'm there, sometime in the first week, in order...

I'm there, sometime in the first week, in order to avoid the Star Wars 7 madness. ;)

I suppose we all suffered through the novel The Whale in High School. (It would only be renamed Moby Dick...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-08-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 38,423
Posted By Gary McCoy
Just as an aside from the plot discussion, did...

Just as an aside from the plot discussion, did anybody notice that the UFO appeared to be exactly the same as the UFO that the Coen Brothers used in the 2001 movie The Man Who Wasn't There?

Either...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-16-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 7,152
Posted By Gary McCoy
I'll agree with that. It is also a great book...

I'll agree with that. It is also a great book and an extremely impressive first novel. I hope we get many more from Andy Weir.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-25-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 7,152
Posted By Gary McCoy
The Martian is actually an intelligent,...

The Martian is actually an intelligent, accurately filmed hard SF tale, up to date with the latest scientific data on Mars the planet. But judging by your screen alias, you are a fancier of fantasy...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-20-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By Gary McCoy
Actually, I thought that Jesse Stone: Lost in...

Actually, I thought that Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise was almost 100% recycled material. One new serial killer, whom we saw only twice as he was already caught and imprisoned. One new Irish Setter...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,690
Posted By Gary McCoy
There is definately a qualitative difference in...

There is definately a qualitative difference in both the writing and the production values with Season 4 of Longmire. Bravo, NetFlix.
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-30-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 45,097
Posted By Gary McCoy
Looking forward to the 2016 season. However, one...

Looking forward to the 2016 season. However, one thing about this series has always annoyed me. I am a railroad buff, and the props they use for Hell on Wheels are laughable. This is a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-24-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 354
Posted By Gary McCoy
The DVD version is about 40% as hot. Now I don't...

The DVD version is about 40% as hot. Now I don't really know if she lip-synced or actually sang. I do know that it wasn't Jeff Bridges playing piano, but he was in the video. But whether she sang...
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