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Well, it (Desierto)'ll do until some good sci-fi shows up...


And, show up it did; check out Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. A colony ship/luxury liner awakens one of its sleeping clients without indicating why...and they won't 'get there' for ninety more years.....

It isn't The Mote In God's Eye (Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, 1974; forty-plus years later, still no one has made a movie of it), but extremely well done!

Bonus point: Jennifer ('The Hunger Games') does a good job as a blonde...
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well, i finally got to see the whole "flintstones - on the rocks" special. here's the opening:




seems it was produced by gennedy tartakovsky, the guy who did "dexter's laboratory" and a bunch of other stuff for adult swim.

the special was recently uploaded to archive.org. watch it / download it here:
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it had its moments, particularly the opening scene above and the delicious bowling / claymation scene. other than those, it wasn't all that different from a regular episode, altho i thought it was a little more cynical than playful.
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Now I'm about to throw this here thread back a few cogs...


I just had to find it, found it, will watch it soon...

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Amazing what a little language modification can do...I forgot that there was an uncensored version.

Now, going back a few more cogs; how about a 44-minute documentary on my favorite WWII aircraft. And the beancounters wouldn't even let 'em use the superchargers that were part of the design ! ! !

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C.W. McCall - Convoy - YouTube

I just had to find it, found it, will watch it soon...

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man i ate that stuff up back in the day. i was like 12yrs old with a 23-channel CB radio and a decent antenna on the roof when that movie came out.

i learned the lingo, half-idolized big riggers, and spent a lot of time jawing on that thing. there was sort of a semi-southern accent in vogue on CB, and by copying it, i think that's when i started to get good at doing voice impressions, which later even helped with singing and being in musicals.

one time on CB, before my voice had turned, i found out that most people i talked to thought i was a girl. i kind of lost interest after that.


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Got to say I was just expecting some corn ball laughs and not a lot else from the Convoy and it delivered on that score, that said it really had a lot more on offer and was really greater then the sum of it's parts.

Was well worth a second look see after all those years..

Bonus points for the name of the pinball machine alongside Card Whiz in the near opening diner brawl scene.
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