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16-07-2012, 02:30 AM
I like movies like Independence Day, Sunshine, The Core.
The themes are somewhat astronomy related. What kind of subject would you like to be released:
- Solar Storm: how to handle large global power failure due to an 1859 Carrington grade solar storm
- Supernova: Betelgeuse or Eta Carinae is exploding and is a threat to Earth / mankind.
- Megatsunami: the Canary island of La Palma rips apart in two parts and causes a tsunami in the eastern US seaboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumbre_Vieja#Future_threats)
What subject would you like ?
16-07-2012, 07:52 PM
i have always thought about what it would be like living on a planet near the edges of somewhere like 47 tuc!
16-07-2012, 10:11 PM
I used to (jokingly) howl about the fact that although there were plenty of movies starring 'geologists' they never made one about geophysicists. Then they did - 'The Core'. I wish I'd kept my mouth shut!
On the question at hand, I'd love to see them try and make a movie out of some of Alastiar Reynold's novels - Revelation Space, for example. Just not the same people who dragged my profession into ignomy and disrepute via 'The Core'.
17-07-2012, 11:21 AM
Definitely The Forge Of God - book by Greg Bear. Or Footfall Niven and Pournelle I think.
Would like to see some of the earlier Iain M Banks Culture novels made into films.
There is a book about a modern character re-discovering the secret to HG Well's time machine and making trips in time, "a Scientific Romance" I think it is.
Top of the list would be the Greg Bear though, the opening chapters with the loss of Jupiter's moons then discovery of the critter in the desert with bad news- outstanding.
18-07-2012, 10:18 PM
How about a small black hole entering earth's atmosphere and causing lots of comical mayhem!
18-07-2012, 11:30 PM
My favourite kids book is apparently in production right now.
"Have Spacesuit....will Travel" by Robert Heinlein
They travel to Vega and then my favourite scene is when they go to the SMC and are gobsmacked by the view of our Milky Way hanging in the sky. :)
18-07-2012, 11:46 PM
James P. Hogan wrote a book much like that - I won't give the plot away - called "Thrice Upon a Time".
18-07-2012, 11:49 PM
I hope they do a better job than Starship Troopers.
Thanks for the tip - looking it up now. :thumbsup:
19-07-2012, 12:18 AM
It's due out next year. :) I think it would be hard to ruin such a good story line.
19-07-2012, 07:39 AM
I would love to see a series of the Red Mars Trilogy
19-07-2012, 04:43 PM
The main plot of Sunstorm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunstorm_(novel)) by Stephen Baxter & Arthur C Clarke is based around a catastrophic solar event, I think it would make a good movie.
Also, if you haven read the book, I highly recommend it, though it's the second in a trilogy, so you should read them all :D
19-07-2012, 09:22 PM
For a comic slant, I suspect any of the 'Stainless steel Rat' series would make a good movie. Other than H2G2, I'm a bit stretched to think of too many comic sci fi. There's Heinlein's Cat Who Walks Through Walls, but it's not a very rich sub-genre. Perhaps Douglas Adams was too tough an act to follow?
Anybody want to recommend some good sci-fi comedy?
19-07-2012, 10:14 PM
Another Harry Harrison one would do well as a sci-fi comedy, The Technicolour Time Machine.
Or maybe Alan Dean Foster, Icerigger (it has some comedic moments).
Edit: In case anyone is interested, I met Alan Dean Foster at Supanova 2012. As well as him autographing my dog-eared copy of Icerigger, we chatted for a few minutes (it was a quiet patch) and he explained some of the back-story surrounding the book's characters and how he came up with them.
20-07-2012, 09:32 AM
:shrug: I am reading " The Departure 'an owner novel' " by Neal Asher , its set in the late 21st century an it is a great book , and I think it would make an interesting movie , good science if not very violent .
A great read .:thumbsup: .
The New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto to discover that there is an alien presence there and that its four smallest moons are huge space stations. The presence of the aliens is to moniter the Solar System much like a park ranger moniters a national park. The aliens then take control of the spacecraft putting it in orbit around Pluto. The aliens then communicate with mankind, through the New Horizons probe, stating that our Solar System is in an undeveloped part of an existing empire one of several in our part of the galaxy. The aliens then start to berate us for being backwards and warlike and look forward to a time when humankind can participate in the political affairs of the empire.
For existing Sci-fi, Forge of the gods- Greg Bear.
25-07-2012, 09:15 AM
How about the life of Johannes Kepler and the mystery surrounding the death of Tycho Brahe?
Or the life of Galileo Galilei and his struggles with the general schizophrenic community?
Favourite Sci-Fi -> The Last Star Fighter!
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