Predestination

A few days ago, I was privileged to attend (and bring a couple of family members) a pre-screening of the film Predestination. It is a movie based upon a short story by science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, about whom I have written a great deal. I am a member of both the Heinlein Society and an Advocate for the Space Frontier Foundation, and actually got invitations both ways. The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles was a nice venue for this. […]

John Carter

My Lady and I just got back from seeing John Carter. We thought it was very good indeed! The film was a study in contrasts — the melodic, almost romantic music in the middle of a major battle scene — and yet it made sense in the context presented. There was a hostage crisis in the film, and my Lady laughed aloud. We did not share at all Tars Tarkas’s comment: “Thank the gods that’s over with!” […]

Mental gymnastics

I suspect that each of us has odd abilities, though for most of us don’t make extensive use of them. […]

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