RE: [scifinoir2] Re: [PSA] 'iPods can make you deaf'

2005-05-12 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Thanks, I'll try that. I do that sometimes, but have taken to drinking Propel water every morning. My biggest bane with mucous buildup in my body is dairy products. I'm lactose intolerant of cow's milk like many Blacks. I don't get gastrointestinal distress, however. The one

RE: [scifinoir2] Samuel L. Jackson's greatest deaths

2005-05-14 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Jackson doesn't die nearly as much as the great Charleston Heston, who has more melodramatic death scenes than anybody I know of. Remember "Beneath the Planet of the Apes"? Death. "The Omega Man"? Died, and not just died, but if you saw that movie, he died in a fountain, his

RE: [scifinoir2] RE: Scifi on TV

2005-05-14 Thread Keith Johnson
Son" more than any of the sci-fi shows. "TekWar" had me for all of a month, and let's not discuss "Knight Rider" in ANY incarnation. "The story of a car and his man."Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

RE: [scifinoir2] Enterprise episode Terra Prime

2005-05-15 Thread Keith Johnson
Green. I was all ready for that, figuring how great Green's xenophobic actions would play out against Starfleet's attempts to establish the Federation. One more letdown in a long string of letdowns...Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, I wish I co

RE: [scifinoir2] Samuel L. Jackson's greatest deaths

2005-05-15 Thread Keith Johnson
] Samuel L. Jackson's greatest deaths It was "El Cid".Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Indeed! Remember the movie where he died before a great battle, but had his body propped up on his horse, so his corpse could inspire and lead his men into battle? Was th

RE: [scifinoir2] RE: Scifi on TV

2005-05-15 Thread Keith Johnson
for all of a month, and let's not discuss "Knight Rider" in ANY incarnation. "The story of a car and his man."Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I watched Time Trax maybe twice, but never

RE: [scifinoir2] Hercules on NBC--Weak!

2005-05-16 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Man this was weak! Mediocre FX, confusing plot, performances that seemed like the actors were sleepwalking through their roles. The dude who played Hercules had the musculature but looked way too Caucasian to my tastes (the British accent didn't help). Is there some law

RE: [scifinoir2] Enterprise episode Terra Prime

2005-05-17 Thread Keith Johnson
character...It would give me some more insight in the that last story...or maybe not...Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Right, he appeared in the OS episode "The Savage Curtain", where beings on a planet of lava recreate figures from history that represent go

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Star Wars fans have strong presence at theatre

2005-05-18 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message They could always bring a bottle of Old Spice and try to cover up the funk with liberal amounts of it slathered on. -Original Message-From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MetaSent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:19To:

RE: [scifinoir2] Frank 'The Riddler' Gorshin Dies at 72

2005-05-18 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message This is a loss. A man whose talents extended way behind the couple of TV roles that got him major notice. While the episode of Trek they're mentioning isn't one of my favs, I enjoyed seeing Gorshin, especially the way he'd move that lanky body almost as if he didn't have a

RE: [scifinoir2] FW: [SciFiNoir Lit] Black Voices Column on Sci Fi Noir

2005-05-18 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Try this. Go to the Black Voices home page, click on the News tab, and it's under Views. The link below should work. http://bv.channel.aol.com/newsmain/voices -Original Message-From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: What happened to Grey's Anatomy?

2005-05-19 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message From your response and Tracey's, I guess ABC's pullling stealth diversity, using white-oriented marketing to pull in the mainstream. Like I said ,all the commercials focus on the whites. And I'm still troubled by magazine and other media coverage like TV Guide, which

RE: [scifinoir2] NASA Challenge: Pull Oxygen from Moon Dirt, Win $250,000

2005-05-19 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message This is one of the things we discussed a couple a days ago in how terraforming would work. I noted that needed gases could be pulled from a planet's soil. Wouldn't that be awesome? -Original Message-From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

[scifinoir2] FW: Bill Moyers Blasts CPB Chairman Tomlinson

2005-05-19 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Amy, I hadn't heard about Moyers recent speech until you posted that info tonight.So I searched and found this article about it. Are we surprised? I've been wondering when the villagers would start bringing their pitchforks and torches to the public broadcasting arena. I

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: What happened to Grey's Anatomy?

2005-05-20 Thread Keith Johnson
- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Keith Johnson Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 12:10 AM To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] Re: What happened to Grey's Anatomy? From your response and Tracey's, I guess ABC's pullling stealth diversity, using

RE: [scifinoir2] Darkest of Star Wars dark lords get his day in the sun

2005-05-20 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message After seeing "Sith" today, I just *knew* it had to be the same actor. how awesome it is the same guy playing the Emperor in all the movies! What a strange two-edged sword it must be for actors, to get recognized most for what may be your least challenging or complex work.

[scifinoir2] Scorpius is in Sith!

2005-05-20 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Kelly, from your post about the blue-faced dude in "Sith": A Peter Cushing look-alike. At the end of the film, there's an actor who bears a strong resemblance to the late actor who played Grand Moff Tarkin, one of the villains in the first "Star Wars" movie. Guess what,

RE: [scifinoir2] Kelsey Grammer to play Beast in X-Men 3

2005-05-20 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Huh?? Grammer as Hank Mccoy? Why? Didn't they already have a quick shot of another actor playing McCoy in "X2"? Also, isn't Grammer a little old and frankly out-of-shape to play the superstrong, super-athletic Beast? He may have the intelligent bearing and diction, but I

RE: [scifinoir2] What happened to Grey's Anatomy?

2005-05-20 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message I said I didn't watch it anymore, because the Blacks weren't getting good treatment. That's why I posted, to see if I was missing something worth coming back to. And from what y'all say maybe so. As for the "nurse", yeah, she's an intern. Typo on my part. I mentioned that

RE: [scifinoir2] Scientists Warn Against Weaponizing Space

2005-05-20 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Hell, I guess we need Gary Seven to drop an orbital nuclear weapon on China, blowing it up at the last moment! Think we'll get the message then? -Original Message-From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brent WodehouseSent:

[scifinoir2] Revenge of the Sith lives up to its promise--NO spoilers

2005-05-20 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message This one is spoiler-free, really just a stream-of-consciusness jotting down of my emotional reaction. Overall it wasn't surprising but was very enjoyable. Perhaps not as satisfying in terms of writing and acting quality as "The Empire Strikes Back", but very good. I'll drop

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Kelsey Grammer to play Beast in X-Men 3

2005-05-21 Thread Keith Johnson
ote: I heard a rumor that the Beast was going to be CGIed, no transformation between blue fur and humanoid form. If so, it might play in Peoria. Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Huh?? Grammer as Hank Mccoy? Why? Didn't they already have a quick shot of another actor playing McCoy

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Kelsey Grammer to play Beast in X-Men 3

2005-05-21 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Well, in current mainstream X books, Kitty is definitely shown as Jewish. She's part of the staff at the Xavier Institute, and always wears a Star of David on a necklace. You must mean "X-Men Unlimited", which has all but sanitized many aspects of the X-Men characters'

[scifinoir2] Neon Genesis and Killer Sheep at WETA

2005-05-21 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Been checking out the WETA sites tonight. Interesting. Check out their current projects, which include King Kong of course, and something called "Jane and the Dragon". But what really caught my attention was "Neon Genesis Evangeline", which is on hold but may be

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Wormholes unlikely to allow time travel

2005-05-23 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message Don't despair. If God had consulted "experts", the universe would never have been created. I can see the reports now: "Can't be done, Oh Most High!"..."How you gonna make something out of nothing, Supreme One?""Our research shows a 78 percent probability that any

RE: [scifinoir2] Anyone getting Lost tonight?--spoilers

2005-05-25 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message SPOILERS Yeah, the boat people have to be the "Others". They're way too close to the island to be anything else. What's their deal? What's in that hatch I wonder. Walt and the big dude warned them not to open it. It's obvious the island brought people to it for redemption

RE: [scifinoir2] Voyager 1 reaches solar system's final frontier

2005-05-26 Thread Keith Johnson
: Thursday, May 26, 2005 13:34To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.comSubject: RE: [scifinoir2] Voyager 1 reaches solar system's final frontier Leaning strongly toward Option 2.Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Saw that on the news today. Cool as hell! I remember watching the launches

RE: [scifinoir2] Voyago's Picardo Appears On USA's The 4400

2005-05-29 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message He was also on that short-lived TV series with Rob Lowe. Something about a law firm where the senior partner commits suicide and there's all kinds of questionable things going on? Picardo was some kind of law officer or detective I believe. I think that show--whose name

[scifinoir2] Repost: Scorpius is in Sith!

2005-05-29 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message For those who've seen "Revenge of the Sith" since I posted this. Didja catch these actors? Kelly, from your post about the blue-faced dude in "Sith": A Peter Cushing look-alike. At the end of the film, there's an actor who bears a strong resemblance to the late actor who

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Caught Revenge of the Sith

2005-05-29 Thread Keith Johnson
nakin:"Stop yelling at me!" Mace: "I ain't yellin' at you! This ishow I talk!") which is why Darth Sidious sent Darth Maul toassassinate Qui-Gon in the first place. Frankly, Obi Wan hasn't beenthe same since he saw his master Qui-Gon get broke off by Darth Maulin

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Repost: Scorpius is in Sith!

2005-05-29 Thread Keith Johnson
t; type-hype where young women parade in their Kabuki make-up andNaboobians pony up galactic credits for each call/vote they make?~rave!--- In scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com, "Keith Johnson"[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For those who've seen "Revenge of the Sith" since I posted

[scifinoir2] Sith Fans Maimed in Light-Saber Mishap

2005-05-29 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message This is funny/sad. And checkout the thing about Vader-helmeted crooks pulling robberies. Funniest thing since Reagan masks... "Sith" Fans Maimed in Light-Saber Mishap by Charlie Amter May 25, 2005, 7:05 PM PT The Force--let alone common sense--was definitely not with

RE: [scifinoir2] Fw: World leaders ignoring deadly flu threat, experts say: World Science

2005-05-30 Thread Keith Johnson
Title: Message I've been following this potential nightmare for the last year. The CDC head was in Washington last week testifying on this. The US is finally starting to take steps.. It's a scary thought. Most people know nothing about this. I was telling my wife and a guy at work about

RE: [scifinoir2] Home from Surgery!

2005-06-01 Thread Keith Johnson
Well, long as I'm in good company! -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tracey de Morsella (formerly Tracey L. Minor) Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 15:36 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] Home from Surgery!

[scifinoir2] It's a good time to catch up on TV shows

2005-06-03 Thread Keith Johnson
Though most people on *this* list know this (and more) I thought I'd toss out some info on a few series that I've enjoyed. You may have missed some, but with rerun season here, now's a good time to check 'em out and see what you've been missing. Remember when rerun season was fun, as you could

RE: [scifinoir2] Fw: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news!

2005-06-06 Thread Keith Johnson
Amy, It's one of the oldest hoaxes perpetrated in hopes of getting people to clog up bandwidth and e-mail boxes by sending it all over the world. You probably already know this, but there are three general criteria you can apply to such a message to see if it's probably a fake: *

RE: [scifinoir2] A must-see video I'm sure you will enjoy!

2005-06-09 Thread Keith Johnson
And my wife was stunned the time I yelled K'plah! to a dude dressed like a Klingon at a restaurant! Funny! How'd you go about submitting this? -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of g123curious Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 17:31 To:

[scifinoir2] Early Batman Begins Reviews are great

2005-06-11 Thread Keith Johnson
There are NO spoilers here. Two reviews, both giving Batman Begins an A. I'm even more pumped now than I was before. Until Narnia gets her, I have sneaking suspicion this will be my favorite movie of the year!! 'Batman Begins': The franchise finally takes wing on the big screen By ERIC ROBINETTE

RE: [scifinoir2] Don't forget The Batman and Justice League

2005-06-11 Thread Keith Johnson
! Long time no type... Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:New eps of both series are on Cartoon Network (or at least I never saw The Batman). Good shows. I originally panned The Batman, but it's grown on me. Love the atmosphere. Justice League Unlimited continues to impress, if for no other

RE: [scifinoir2] DARK ENERGY CHILLS OUR GALACTIC NEIGHBORHOOD

2005-06-11 Thread Keith Johnson
Most def! Always been interested by stuff like dark energy and dark matter. I remember in the original Star Trek series, they spoke of the barrier at the edge our the Milky Way as reading negative energy and negative density. (This was in By Any Other Name, when the Kelvins took over the

[scifinoir2] Early Batman Begins Reviews are great

2005-06-11 Thread Keith Johnson
There are NO spoilers here. Two reviews, both giving Batman Begins an A. I'm even more pumped now than I was before. Until Narnia gets her, I have sneaking suspicion this will be my favorite movie of the year!! 'Batman Begins': The franchise finally takes wing on the big screen By ERIC ROBINETTE

[scifinoir2] MacGyver Boss Dies

2005-06-12 Thread Keith Johnson
I remember reading about Elcar's encroaching blindness several years ago. At the time he blamed himself for not having gotten regular eye checkups which could have caught the glaucoma in the early stages. As this article mentions, he was indeed one of those ubiquitous actors that showed up on a

[scifinoir2] FW: Future Giant Laser Threatened by Cuts

2005-06-17 Thread Keith Johnson
The usage of alternative fuel sources is a special interest of mine, and I guess I have a special place for fusion...By all means, let's hold off on fusion research while we continue slogging along with pollution-producing hydrochemicals, destroying pristine environments with oil spills, and

RE: [scifinoir2] Jeffrey Combs on Sci Fi Channel today

2005-06-19 Thread Keith Johnson
@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [scifinoir2] Jeffrey Combs on Sci Fi Channel today Hope you enjoy your Bat-viewing, Keith. As for Hammerhead, I wasted forty minutes of my life on it, and NBC would sue over the land shark similarity, if they didn't already own Sci-Fi. Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED

RE: [scifinoir2] Jeffrey Combs on Sci Fi Channel today

2005-06-20 Thread Keith Johnson
wasted forty minutes of my life on it, and NBC would sue over the land shark similarity, if they didn't already own Sci-Fi. Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Sci Fi Channel is running another creature feature today. The focus today seems to be water-based killers. I just caught the end

[scifinoir2] 'Batman Begins' leads worldwide box office

2005-06-20 Thread Keith Johnson
'Batman Begins' leads worldwide box office By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Caped Crusader led the charge at the North American box office as Batman Begins sold an estimated $46.9 million worth of tickets in its first weekend, reigniting a lucrative superhero franchise that burned

RE: [scifinoir2] AFI list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies

2005-06-22 Thread Keith Johnson
I ended up watching the whole show. It was good, and I was pretty much right on with most of the top twenty quotes, including the number one. As always with the AFI lists (which i follow), I'm always aware of how few Blacks make the list. I think They call me Mr. Tibbs! was possibly the only quote

RE: [scifinoir2] Johansson Quit MI3 Because Cruise Tried To Convert Her

2005-06-22 Thread Keith Johnson
I could care less about Johansson quiting in light of how fearful I am of Cruise putting more dreck on us. MI2 sucked so bad I've never watched it again. It was the Tom Cruise show, not the IM Force. The first movie at least had some aspects of a team dynamic, though their butchering of Jim

RE: [scifinoir2] AFI list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies

2005-06-23 Thread Keith Johnson
100 quotes from U.S. movies Don't forget Cuba Gooding, Jr. -- Jerry McGuire...Show me da money! :o) Two! WOW! ---Original Message--- From: Keith Johnson Date: 06/22/05 18:18:15 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] AFI list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies

RE: [scifinoir2] OT: She Hate Me

2005-06-23 Thread Keith Johnson
Great review. Makes me want to rent the movie. The critics in the main excoriated it.. -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelly Wright Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 18:12 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: [scifinoir2] OT: She

RE: [scifinoir2] What are Good Fantasy Books for Black Youth to Read

2005-06-23 Thread Keith Johnson
What age range? Do you have issues with magic, sorcery, demons, etc? Do the books need to have a moral? Specifically fantasy here, not hard scifi? -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Amanda Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 19:49 To:

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: OT: She Hate Me

2005-06-25 Thread Keith Johnson
and condescending, surprisingly so given Spike's porfolio and reputation. ~rave! --- In scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com, Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Great review. Makes me want to rent the movie. The critics in the main excoriated it.. -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com

[scifinoir2] Justice League Unlimited: WOW!!!!

2005-06-26 Thread Keith Johnson
I know I've said this before, but you have *got* to watch the Justice League show! I don't want to give anything away, but let's just say I think the League's about to battle the US government very soon. I saw trailers from next week's episode showing missiles attacking the League satellite,

RE: [scifinoir2] War of the Worlds-Has Cruise's Meltdown Affected Whether You Will Go See It

2005-06-27 Thread Keith Johnson
I'll still see it. Half the people whose movies I see have issues, so Cruise is no different. In keeping with his belief system, he's just being more open about his particular idiosyncracies than some actors who front all the time. If there's even a chance that Spielberg can pull off a War of the

RE: [scifinoir2] War of the Worlds-Has Cruise's Meltdown Affected Whether You Will Go See It

2005-06-27 Thread Keith Johnson
I agree. So many writers and actors and directors have issues, if you stayed away just for that you'd never go to the movies. I don't patronize any movies by Woody Allen since he basically molested a young, naive Asian girl who was in all practical purposes being raised as his daughter. The

[scifinoir2] Catch the AE special on Star Wars

2005-06-27 Thread Keith Johnson
There's been surprisingly little Star Wars talk in the group. I guess few of y'all are fans, and fewer still saw Revenge of the Sith. I don't consider myself a fan the way I am for Star Trek, but I still enjoy it. Fan or not, I think you'll like the AE special on the making of the first film: A

[scifinoir2] An alternative to the Bush speech tonight

2005-06-29 Thread Keith Johnson
While I try to follow our leaders at all times, I simply haven't been able to force myself to watch any news conferences by the idiot in the White House. So, while channel surfing to find something good on TV, I came across a great two hour program on PBS. It's a documentary on the life of

[scifinoir2] An alternative to the Bush speech tonight

2005-06-29 Thread Keith Johnson
While I try to follow our leaders at all times, I simply haven't been able to force myself to watch any news conferences by the idiot in the White House. So, while channel surfing to find something good on TV, I came across a great two hour program on PBS. It's a documentary on the life of

[scifinoir2] The Batman is getting better

2005-07-11 Thread Keith Johnson
I wrote a scathing review of the new animated series The Batman when it premiered on Kids' WB last year. Too dark, I said. Too self-consciously moody, I charged. Too different in portrayals of criminals like Joker and Penguin, I wrote. I gave up on the show after two episodes. Recently I've had

[scifinoir2] Fez of 'That '70s Show' dons superhero garb

2005-07-16 Thread Keith Johnson
Fez of 'That '70s Show' dons superhero garb By Marty GrahamFri Jul 15, 6:34 PM ET Actor Wilmer Valderrama, best known as Fez on Fox television's That '70s Show, says he needed a special swagger to become Hollywood's first Latino superhero, but he insists it's all in the suit. The 25-year-old

RE: [scifinoir2] Halle looks Great in HDTV! (see who doesn't...)

2005-07-21 Thread Keith Johnson
Not to go the obvious route, but lists like this usually irritate me. One, I've seen Kournikova, and no way her skin looks better than many Sisters I've seen. Black skin tends to be smoother, younger-looking, and less wrinkled than just about any other racial group. Second, one person who's part

[scifinoir2] Wal-Mart cancels experiment with in-store dating

2005-07-24 Thread Keith Johnson
From the sublime to the ridiculous. This was a scary experiment. I know Wal-Mart is already starting to dominate the world in terms of retail, groceries, even automotive care. They're changing the shape of shopping--for good or ill. They've have all kinds of impacts of people's lifestyles (I know

[scifinoir2] Box office results for this weekend.

2005-07-24 Thread Keith Johnson
I'm a little surprised Charlie is still doing so well, after the mixed reviews about Depp's creepy Willie Wonka. More surprised that Wedding Crashers is doing that well. As for The Island? Can't say I am surprised. First, you know I'm not a fan of the directing style of Michael Bay and his ilk.

RE: [scifinoir2] Bay's 'Island' no paradise this time

2005-07-26 Thread Keith Johnson
Are we surprised? Like I said Sunday: As for The Island? Can't say I am surprised. First, you know I'm not a fan of the directing style of Michael Bay and his ilk. The film's trailers throw out the concept, then assault you with lots of vehicle crashes, explosions, and people running. Looked no

[scifinoir2] Don't forget Firefly tonight

2005-07-29 Thread Keith Johnson
The two-hour premiere airs from 6 - 8 pm EST on Sci Fi Channel tonight. See it and see what all the fuss was about. I started out really disliking the show, and three episodes in was a believer, and when it was cancelled, was disappointed. [Non-text portions of this message have been

[scifinoir2] Zeta-Jones and Bullock 'Too Old' for 'Wonder Woman'

2005-08-01 Thread Keith Johnson
Speaking for myself, I don't see either Holmes or Barton as the Wonder Woman I'd like to see. I've always liked having my heroes be a little older, more mature. I like Whedon a lot, but his leaning toward these women concerns me. Last thing I want is him bringing a Buffy-type sensibility to

RE: [scifinoir2] Zeta-Jones and Bullock 'Too Old' for 'Wonder Woman'

2005-08-01 Thread Keith Johnson
hawt. Bosco --- Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Speaking for myself, I don't see either Holmes or Barton as the Wonder Woman I'd like to see. I've always liked having my heroes be a little older, more mature. I like Whedon a lot, but his leaning toward these women concerns me. Last

[scifinoir2] Harry Potter Triggers Debate on the Asian Image in Media

2005-08-01 Thread Keith Johnson
Interesting sometimes to see what other people of color feel about Hollywood and the media in general. Though not opposed to interracial relationships in the main, I do have an issue with how Hollywood tends to put white dudes with women of color (and rarely the other way). Of course Asian women

RE: [scifinoir2] Zeta-Jones and Bullock 'Too Old' for 'Wonder Woman'

2005-08-02 Thread Keith Johnson
: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Keith Johnson Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 10:13 PM To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: [scifinoir2] Zeta-Jones and Bullock 'Too Old' for 'Wonder Woman' Speaking for myself, I don't see either Holmes or Barton as the Wonder Woman

[scifinoir2] What will the future hold?

2005-08-04 Thread Keith Johnson
From a recent conversation. Which scenario seems most likely to you may reflect your current feelings about society, humanity, and the country in which you live: What will the world be like one hundred years from now? Hmmm...let's consult the ol' crystal ball... Scenario one: Utopia. Leaving

RE: [scifinoir2] What will the future hold?

2005-08-05 Thread Keith Johnson
are great to me although Utopia seems the most unrealistic to me...No matter how perfect a world, someone's idea of Utopia will be someone else's idea of Hell, i.e. 'Logan's Run' and 'A Brave New World'...However, I'd love to see a universe where reality shows are outlawed under penalty of death! LOL Keith

RE: [scifinoir2] What will the future hold?

2005-08-05 Thread Keith Johnson
you endured recently...I hope all is well with you now... Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:From a recent conversation. Which scenario seems most likely to you may reflect your current feelings about society, humanity, and the country in which you live: What will the world be like one hundred

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: What does Sci-Fi have against Black people?

2005-08-05 Thread Keith Johnson
Like many of y'all have said--better than me, I might add--it ultimately boils down to us controlling our own. Between whites that are prejudiced, whites that aren't prejudiced but let market factors shaped by *other* whites influence their decisions, and whites that simply don't get it, we're

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: What does Sci-Fi have against Black people?

2005-08-05 Thread Keith Johnson
Oh yeah, I'm aware of it. I follow the videogame industry quite closely. I've even posted some articles on it here, such as the new phenomenon where actors, musicians, and atheletes now count starring in games as being as important as getting good endorsement deals. The issue of race is a huge one

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: What does Sci-Fi have against Black people?

2005-08-06 Thread Keith Johnson
Caveirinha of Capoeira Mandinga) up to some electrodes and sensors, and capturing his movements for all time into the annals of video game history. ~rave! --- In scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com, Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh yeah, I'm aware of it. I follow the videogame industry quite

[scifinoir2] Germans aren't excited about videogames

2005-08-18 Thread Keith Johnson
I find this fascinating. You know I follow the gaming industry for its cultural impact, its growing economic power, which now rivals (perhaps surpasses) the movie industry's. Its potential for education and even further opening up the communication potential of the Net. I guess I'd taken it for

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi!

2005-08-18 Thread Keith Johnson
I stand 6'1, weigh about 210 pounds, yet eat very little meat for my size. Everyone expresses surprise at how little meat I eat. I workout a great deal and always seem to have high energy. A few years ago when this weight consisted of more fat (now it's hopefully more muscle with a little fat

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi!

2005-08-18 Thread Keith Johnson
] On Behalf Of Astromancer Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 19:53 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi! I have to ask...What about those Coke and vanilla ice cream floats??? Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I stand 6'1

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi!

2005-08-19 Thread Keith Johnson
Colon Hydrotherapy... Maurice ---Original Message--- From: Keith Johnson Date: 08/18/05 21:57:46 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi! Ha-ha! The one addiction I have is to ice cream. I try very hard to only

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi!

2005-08-19 Thread Keith Johnson
: Friday, August 19, 2005 14:22 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi! The same with me and rootbeer or gingerale ice cream floats... Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Ha-ha! The one addiction I have is to ice cream. I try very

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi!

2005-08-20 Thread Keith Johnson
. Thanks! Hope that doesn't happen to you often...! Maurice ---Original Message--- From: Keith Johnson Date: 08/19/05 22:12:32 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi! Had a bad week for some reason. It may because

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi!

2005-08-20 Thread Keith Johnson
Pavlovian than biochemical...lol...and you're starting to frighten me...I am thinking about going into the maintenence side of the computer field, but if you keep shring these 'delightful stories' about five hour upgrades, I might bolt and run... Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Had a bad week

RE: [scifinoir2] Star Trek Wiki

2005-08-21 Thread Keith Johnson
Great stuff! I can add this to my other Trek resources, like my tech manuals, interactive CDs, etc. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brent Wodehouse Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2005 19:37 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [scifinoir2] Star Trek

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Pierce Brosnan Out As James Bond, 007

2005-08-22 Thread Keith Johnson
I still say Ewan McGregor would be a great Bond, but no one seems to agree with me. Clive Owen would have done well, too. -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of B. Smith Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 14:59 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Movie theater owners fire back at studios

2005-08-22 Thread Keith Johnson
is the reason few want to say publicly... perceived safety. In a post 9-11 world, some people are more comfortable just staying home and viewing movies there. Just my 2 cents... George Captain The USS Ronald E. McNair (Boston) --- In scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com, Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Pierce Brosnan Out As James Bond, 007

2005-08-23 Thread Keith Johnson
Bond, 007 Clive Owen was my choice as well. But I hear that they think he's too old, not suave enough, etc. I guess he'll have to settle for some more Oscar nods. --- In scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com, Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I still say Ewan McGregor would be a great Bond

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi!

2005-08-23 Thread Keith Johnson
in the day. My first ATT boss was very astute at wiring programming boards! ---Original Message--- From: Keith Johnson Date: 08/20/05 08:17:17 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Reality is often more interesting than sci-fi! Amen! What kind of IT work did

RE: [scifinoir2] DVD format war escalates as talks fail

2005-08-23 Thread Keith Johnson
I've been following this one for a while. I really hope Blu Ray wins out. It has a much higher storage level, which allows for more data and more special stuff on DVDs. The gaming industry would benefit as the next-gen systems could see games so detailed that convential DVDs could be too small for

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: Brock Peters, Sisko's 'Father', Dies at 78

2005-08-26 Thread Keith Johnson
Entertainment Tonight and my local NBC affiliate did mention he'd been in Star Trek movies... -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelly Wright Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 17:25 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: [scifinoir2]

RE: [scifinoir2] It was everything WOTW tried to be (and failed at)!

2005-08-29 Thread Keith Johnson
I still haven't seen Signs, but I agree about War of the Worlds. I only saw the movie once, which for me is saying a great deal. I've seen Batman Begins three times, and will be buying the Sin City DVD. I'll buy the WOTW DVD, but it's not a must-have. It was overall less thrilling than the '50s

RE: [scifinoir2] Re: It was everything WOTW tried to be (and failed at)!

2005-08-30 Thread Keith Johnson
... the George Pal version of WOTW was really goo; and the better of the 2. George --- In scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com, Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I still haven't seen Signs, but I agree about War of the Worlds. I only saw the movie once, which for me is saying a great deal. I've seen

[scifinoir2] When are we going to learn?

2005-09-04 Thread Keith Johnson
We're hearing so much about technology infrastructure failure in New Orleans and Mississippi: lack of cell phone networks, cops draining gas from stranded cars, power gone, backup generators failing in hospitals that went days longer than they should have on emergency power. One guardsman said

[scifinoir2] Nagin said slow response cost lives

2005-09-04 Thread Keith Johnson
Nagin said slow response cost lives Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 7:57 p.m. Frustrated and grieving, Mayor Ray Nagin on Sunday again ripped the painfully slow response of state and federal authorities to the plight of tens of thousands of stranded New Orleanians in the days following Hurricane Katrina,

[scifinoir2] Times-Picayune series on dangers to New Orleans

2005-09-05 Thread Keith Johnson
There have been lots of talk about who knew what about the dangers New Orleans faced from hurricanes. Were studies done, how reliable were the levees, etc? The following link takes you to the Times-Picayune site, which has reposted a series of reports the paper did three years ago on these topics.

RE: [scifinoir2] [OT] 25 Stupid Quotes About Hurricane Katrina

2005-09-11 Thread Keith Johnson
Wow, wow, wow! You know, a friend of mine called me last week extremely upset that Dick Cheney hadn't (at that time) visited the hurricane ravaged area. She kept saying Why don't the Republicans get up in arms about this? How can the VP NOT show up immediately? I think she wondered why I--known as

RE: [scifinoir2] The entire community is now a toxic waste dump

2005-09-11 Thread Keith Johnson
The truth of this is that we're seeing problems in New Orleans, sure, but they're not unique.. Many--most of these problems--aren't unique to this city, or only a result of the hurricance. When you start talking about poverty, intentional (or casually ignorant) racism, politcal ineffectiveness,

[scifinoir2] New shows premiering tonight

2005-09-13 Thread Keith Johnson
Two new shows are premiering tonight. First is Bones (8 pm EST on Fox), about a forensic anthropologist who assists an FBI agent (played by Angel star David Boreanaz) solve cases. Early reviews I've read say it's formulaic (the genre's getting crowded) but has decent leads. Next up is

RE: [scifinoir2] New shows premiering tonight--what did you think?

2005-09-13 Thread Keith Johnson
Supernatural will re-air this Thursday night. -Original Message- From: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Keith Johnson Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 20:22 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: [scifinoir2] New shows premiering tonight Two new shows

RE: [scifinoir2] New shows premiering tonight--what did you think?

2005-09-14 Thread Keith Johnson
Of Astromancer Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 01:22 To: scifinoir2@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [scifinoir2] New shows premiering tonight--what did you think? Hmm...Sorry i missed the premieres...Bones sounds pretty interesting Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Anyone see these shows? Bones

[scifinoir2] Are you watching Prison Break?

2005-09-14 Thread Keith Johnson
Prison Break isn't moving me. I watched it recently and just couldn't get engrossed in the whole plot of the man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. The idea of a guy getting inside the prison to break said innocent out is intriguing, but I'm not sure if they can build on it to hold

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