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H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

one thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse


Slippery Tilde

oh yeah gotta post this in the new thread

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Corla Plankun
May 8, 2007

improve the lives of everyone


Agile Vector posted:

consider phlebas perhaps as an anthology adaptation would be the most viable for general appeal, but thats not really the culture material i want to see happen. pretty sure in a few years player of games could work as some sort of esports political intrigue show

i think you are right but both of those shows sound horrible

i think the main thing that i like about banks's writing is the way he makes it easy to imagine things that could not possibly exist or be coherently rendered by any reality-adjacent rendering engine; Lededje's infinitely intricate skin is fascinating and easy to imagine but there is absolutely no way to ever actually put it on a screen, same with Azad and the assassin cloud and probably hundreds of other extremely memorable scenes

pointsofdata
Apr 25, 2011



I think the biggest barrier to the culture series getting a film adaptation is that the portrayal of (mostly) utopian anarchism is utterly foreign to TV and cinema. Only thing less likely to get an adaptation is The Dispossed

Victory Position
Mar 15, 2004







Jonny 290 posted:

ok its over and holy poo poo what a loving good god drat action spy movie. wowwww

I feel the same way about Johnny English

Victory Position
Mar 15, 2004







qirex
Feb 15, 2001



nobody seems to have a midlife crisis on star trek or is it because human lifespan is so much longer that the whole "become an insufferable ambassador and travel the galaxy annoying young people" is the equivalent?

PCjr sidecar
Jan 26, 2011

dude, you gotta end it on the rhyme



its easy- special circumstances is space cops! in modern day Los Angeles vancouver

PCjr sidecar
Jan 26, 2011

dude, you gotta end it on the rhyme



oh no

idrians have released 99 human criminals

sma and a drone who looks like a human for reasons have to hunt them down

banter!

Corla Plankun
May 8, 2007

improve the lives of everyone


PCjr sidecar posted:

sma and a drone who looks like a human for reasons have to hunt them down

banter!

would

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



let's be honest it would basically be the mandalorian but with a drone instead of baby yoda

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang




pointsofdata posted:

I think the biggest barrier to the culture series getting a film adaptation is that the portrayal of (mostly) utopian anarchism is utterly foreign to TV and cinema. Only thing less likely to get an adaptation is The Dispossed

yeah it would be capitalist as hell lol

Doom Mathematic
Sep 1, 2008


pointsofdata posted:

I think the biggest barrier to the culture series getting a film adaptation is that the portrayal of (mostly) utopian anarchism is utterly foreign to TV and cinema. Only thing less likely to get an adaptation is The Dispossed

Yeah, it's like the main barrier is psychological. Imagine how many tens of millions of dollars your studio would be spending on CGI, just to adapt the message "money is a sign of poverty". It doesn't work.

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


bezos is veppers from surface detail, right down to aws and hells as a service

i don't think i could handle the irony of amazon producing a culture series

indigi
Jul 20, 2004

A
G****Y
W*P


Pillbug


this made me laugh really hard

indigi
Jul 20, 2004

A
G****Y
W*P


Pillbug

infernal machines posted:

bezos is veppers from surface detail, right down to aws and hells as a service

i don't think i could handle the irony of amazon producing a culture series

this is true. but I want to see someone try and adapt the hell subplot of that book, itd be nuts

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


I've tried to explain surface detail to people and I sound like a complete maniac:

ok there are these aliens and they're like elephants but they're not really elephants, ok? So they are a technologically-advanced - well I guess I should back up. In this galaxy there are a bunch of really advanced civilizations like they have ai and huge space orbitals and all this crazy poo poo but it's still all scifi there's no magic - well I guess maybe the civilizations that sublimed, but they just kinda go away. So anyway there are a bunch of these advanced civilizations and it turns out that advanced civilizations tend to evolve in similar ways...

...and then the researcher / academic elephant alien ...

...and then this guy, he's like Jeff bezos...

...well no if she dies this time it'll be a problem because...

...the Angel of Death!

...and the ship is really funny, you have to read it. Like the ship says...

But the anti-hell coalition ...

...so bezos is just absolutely going to town on this hot model chick...

...just miles and miles of stretched skin and jagged bones...

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

Jonny 290 posted:

so holy poo poo i'm watching Atomic Blonde (2017) and its not scifi but is one hell of a cold war artistic color balance cold war nutshot asskicker movie and i literally never heard of it 4 hours ago

Atomic Blonde was def a great sleeper hit, mostly because it really just nails that cold war berlin setting that also makes me wish I had been able to experience berlin in the late 80s.

e: for more hot Charlize Thereon but in sci-fi, I really liked The Old Guard that just came out. I don't know what the source material is but the movie is an action movie about a small group of immortal people dating back to Sumarian times that still do figthing poo poo. Not great, but its a fun shlocky movie

Xaris fucked around with this message at 05:30 on Sep 15, 2020

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

it was a comic book, op

H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

one thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse


Slippery Tilde

Xaris posted:

e: for more hot Charlize Thereon but in sci-fi, I really liked The Old Guard that just came out. I don't know what the source material is but the movie is an action movie about a small group of immortal people dating back to Sumarian times that still do figthing poo poo. Not great, but its a fun shlocky movie

lol that was also her background in hancock

power botton
Nov 2, 2011



old guard is an actual decent movie instead of the crap Netflix shoves out for the rest of its "originals"

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


power botton posted:

old guard is an actual decent movie instead of the crap Netflix shoves out for the rest of its "originals"

i'd believe you, but

haveblue posted:

it was a comic book, op

Kenny Logins
Jan 11, 2011

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A WHITE WHALE INTO THE PEQUOD. IT'S HELL'S HEART AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I STRIKE AT THEE ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, ISHMAEL. I SINK ALL COFFINS AND I SINK ALL HEARSES HARD. MAKING WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE


indigi’s probe caused me to learn that cspam has its own animated probe av. neat. i wonder what such a thing would/should look like in yospos

Eeyo
Aug 29, 2004



Uptime Sinclair posted:

indigi’s probe caused me to learn that cspam has its own animated probe av. neat. i wonder what such a thing would/should look like in yospos

perhaps moose milkie’s av in a kennel.

Kenny Logins
Jan 11, 2011

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A WHITE WHALE INTO THE PEQUOD. IT'S HELL'S HEART AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I STRIKE AT THEE ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, ISHMAEL. I SINK ALL COFFINS AND I SINK ALL HEARSES HARD. MAKING WHOOSHING SOUNDS WHEN I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE


Eeyo posted:

perhaps moose milkie’s av in a kennel.
:hmmyes:

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

Uptime Sinclair posted:

indigi’s probe caused me to learn that cspam has its own animated probe av. neat. i wonder what such a thing would/should look like in yospos

> jail -u [target] -c stop.timeout=21600

SO DEMANDING
Dec 27, 2003



Uptime Sinclair posted:

indigi’s probe caused me to learn that cspam has its own animated probe av. neat. i wonder what such a thing would/should look like in yospos

richard stallman getting booted out of MIT

or maybe that should be reserved for bans

pram
Jun 10, 2001


Uptime Sinclair posted:

indigi’s probe caused me to learn that cspam has its own animated probe av. neat. i wonder what such a thing would/should look like in yospos

no one cares about yospos anymore

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





I care

PCjr sidecar
Jan 26, 2011

dude, you gotta end it on the rhyme




he said no one, checks out

indigi
Jul 20, 2004

A
G****Y
W*P


Pillbug

I feel like the final The Expanse book is gonna suck

H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

one thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse


Slippery Tilde

indigi posted:

I feel like the final The Expanse book is gonna suck

the last one sure did yeah

Amethyst
Mar 28, 2004


good post title glorgnole

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

Corla Plankun posted:

i think you are right but both of those shows sound horrible

i think the main thing that i like about banks's writing is the way he makes it easy to imagine things that could not possibly exist or be coherently rendered by any reality-adjacent rendering engine; Lededje's infinitely intricate skin is fascinating and easy to imagine but there is absolutely no way to ever actually put it on a screen, same with Azad and the assassin cloud and probably hundreds of other extremely memorable scenes

oh, yeah, those would not be particularly great shows for several reasons and you nail it that imagery is a big one. banks could capture the imagination and i dont know if a show for a steaming service could match that even if it was done competently. just the scale and set piece shifts in those two would be a lot for a single show and capturing the detail right would either be lost or ruined in the process

qirex posted:

nobody seems to have a midlife crisis on star trek or is it because human lifespan is so much longer that the whole "become an insufferable ambassador and travel the galaxy annoying young people" is the equivalent?

its all midlife hubris when they turn 100 and try to create super humans or brashness when theyre 20 and get stabbed in the heart in a bar brawl

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

becoming old in star trek means you become mark twain and harass androids

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004



qirex posted:

nobody seems to have a midlife crisis on star trek or is it because human lifespan is so much longer that the whole "become an insufferable ambassador and travel the galaxy annoying young people" is the equivalent?

tom paris is fixing up a hot rod and getting really into black and white serials i feel like he’s a good candidate

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


"I should buy a boat"
- Ensign Harry Kim

Eeyo
Aug 29, 2004



maybe ben sisko is just having one big long midlife crisis throughout DS9. he begins the series being listless and unable to connect with his son. then he finds religion, gets a fancy new star ship, gets a new girlfriend, and has several health scares/disassociations with reality.

he even builds a sail ship, sails it around the neighborhood, and then shows it off to his biggest rival to prove a point.

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





he also makes jambalaya

Jabor
Jul 16, 2010

#1 Loser at SpaceChem

what do you call whatever jean-luc is going through in picard

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infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


an end of life crisis, apparently

alternatively, bad writing

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