Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Status report (1)

Some order from chaos, a snapshot of the mood in the Expanse as it is at the moment.

A little bit of several recent posts in this: Bond and his antics of course, as well as the 1970s, but also monsters (this one comes good), exploitation of space and exploitation of women, and even an annual celebration, albeit later in the year. Plus laser battles.

Can't go far wrong with all of that, surely...



To expand on another past post and its sequel, Damien G. Walter has a link to further discussion of truth and beauty in sci-fi, while Slight Foxing has a view on Tron: Legacy.

4 comments:

b.smoove said...

God bless Holly Goodhead, and all who sail in her.

Bartender said...

The scene with the amphibious condoler in Venice killed it for me....

LOL!

Bartender said...

gondola-oops...

Porky said...

@ b.smoove - I think you probably deserve the lash for that.

@ Bartender - Yep, and the trailer manages to capture a lot of the other dodgy moments, somehow making them look even worse. I'm actually a fan of the overall atmosphere in this one. It's funny to think that when this came out the space shuttle was still nearly two years from going into orbit. The idea of space for the many was just about alive. There was serious discussion of 20 mile-long orbital habitats and microwave transmission of power down from space-based solar panels. Look at where we are now.