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"space opera" Discussed on Fantastic Worlds Podcast
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Writer Aliette de Bodard Discusses Matriarchies in Fiction
"The world as we know it is ruled by men but when it comes to fiction writers can choose what power structure they create and how they depicted despite the free rein this allows authors most recently replicate the patriarchy win authors. Do step outside the familiar. Societal structures and present us with matriarchies. What do we see. Aristotle condemned societies. The place women in paula knowing then is gonna caucases for threatening masculine supremacy since then. Men have often used representations of matriarchies as a way to demonstrate that women are incapable of or should not be trusted with holding power thankfully. The tide is turning early. Feminist speculative fiction writers like joanna russ explored all female worlds and pave the way for modern writers to explore more diverse power structures in action as something more than just projected male anxiety one. Such writer is elliott to bought out who. We are very pleased to welcome in joining us. In a discussion of matriarchies in speculative fiction. Thank you so much for joining us elliott. would you like to introduce yourself to ellis. Yes thank you so much for having me here. my name is edzard. I'm an award-winning writer. Of fantasy. and science fiction Most known for the universities which is a vietnamese inflicted space opera and my latest book is fire heart tiger which is a suffolk romantic. Fantasy said i guess you could call it too much rocky awesome and that is exactly why you are here to talk about matriarchies tonight. So first of all. I'll matriarchies only of used to us. As a way to deconstruct all paradise the patriarchy there other things right and they are They have historically existed Day are also very There's been a lot of investment in mostly trying to hide that they've existed or make it so that they were those terrible the stoke in places. Because you know god forbid that women ever been charged with anything But you can trust for instance The vietnamese society before the arrival of the chinese who who subsequently colonized vietnam was very probably some kind of much marcle and or much linear and you could see it in. You can't see anymore in the recorded history but you can see it in the fairy tales and the miss that our cost down where it's very clear. The women hold the power and that lineages passed through the mother instead of being passed through. The father is actually very interesting to look at the texts and go. You get those kinds of archaeological remains within the tax off the dragon. The dragon prince who marries the queen of the mountain. But she's the queen he's just the prince a to me. That's kind of really fascinating to see how it's been thoroughly arrays. Because the received wisdom was that those things just couldn't possibly exist.
"space opera" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"Here's an example. I think of not-so-great of a title Harlan Ellison's I have no mouth and I must scream. Yeah, that's you know, I mean if you're going to talk about not telling you anything about what it's about or anything. That's yeah, very true. Very true. And then you got other good classic titles like Tarzan of the Apes. Yeah, right which tells you a little bit but not that much right? Yeah. I know with your your books. That's why I asked about the series title because even with it, you know raising Aces if you have the right series title, it would probably be together be just right enough to let people know and Spark their interest along with the cover and the blurb obviously yeah wage and maybe maybe I would do something like Empire shattered series or something like that where yeah, that's I like that kind of brings brings a a better break. I'll definitely take a look at changing the titles once the once the trilogy is finished. It could just do something along the lines of great big robot fighting is it there and the civilization games when you get to the giant robots? It's just giant death robots and then perhaps it sounds more like a an anime, right? Yeah exactly. So packed with this whole discussion what advice might you give new Authors about choosing the title anything else cuz you've already mentioned a bit about what writing excuses said and what you would do different. Do you have any other pointers? Yeah. I I think just clear concise have a point to something about your book. So somebody can tell back of the title what your books about or at least get a good gist of it. So they end make it memorable like you don't want somebody that you know off. Was the name of it? All right later, and then by the time it's later, they'd forgotten it moved on cuz word of mouth is like for at least India. Well for any author really word of mouth is how you get get get sales, right? So do you have any tricks or anything you've developed to help get that feedback from other Readers Choice to see if it is a good title pulls on your poles with your readers list is always a good thing and then like your writers group or whatnot know, make sure that you're right is group actually no genre cuz you don't want to be bowling like Romance Writers if you're writing in sci-fi and vice versa up a lot matter, right? You don't want to call it cute cuddly robots exactly. Right and and that's also an important factor with the critiquing itself. I know a lot of writers groups people jump into that. That's one of the first things I've learned to take anything in a writers group with a grain of salt because we had one guy that read something was a horror story and he had more he gave us than what he actually read to us and I was reading ahead and picking up on some things and this one guy was like ripping the manuscript apart that it didn't give us the conflict in the first page and we should have known this about that main character in itself. I'm like no, I totally disagree. I said what you're saying may be great for Thrillers, but it's not so great for horror. I said horror needs a buildup or needs some of that mystery and suspense right and wrong. I think the same goes with titles to that, you know, a romance title is would be totally different. Even if it was a romance title set in the military with robots right would have a different title than the action fighting military or even if it was more of a Space Opera, you know along the lines of fire fight and Star Wars it different time. So you're you're right, you know, letting other authors take a look at the title can help but I think like you said doing the polls and finding you age readers and getting their feedback is way more important and probably also you don't want to just ask five hundred million cuz you'll get five hundred million different, you know responses, you know, it's probably hard as a very new author but finding your readers that loved that type of stuff down. Those are the ones you want 10 of or something, right exactly. So do you have a writers group that there are sci-fi military people in it that you go to not right now. I I basically written this one solo for the most part. I do have several friends that read sci-fi and so I've given chapters to them to kind of critique and be like is this the just this is just read correctly per se but most of my interactions with sci-fi authors have been online at via email. Okay. All right. Well Chad, I appreciate the talk. Do you have any last words either about your book or for new Authors? Yeah, I think for new Authors just keep right. I know it's cliche and everybody says that but you won't be done until unless you keep writing right said a word goal each day and hit it or said a word game. Each week and edit and keep going great. All right, we'll chat. I appreciate you taking some time to talk to me today really good discussion. Hey, thanks a lot. Super. Thank you for listening to discovered wordsmiths come back next week and listen to another author discuss the road. They've traveled and maybe sometime in the near future. It might be you off..
"space opera" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"That we all kind of used to see in our youth. Oh, absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. I mean we were both my grandmother was a huge Western fan and she had John Wayne sculptures all over the house and home and uh, so yeah, it was it was a huge part of my childhood and and somewhat Pat's childhood as well. So we wanted to it's definitely a tip of the hat to that that old sensibility, you know, there's and there's the some of the tropes that we play with, you know, there's the the the the bar the local solution there's of course, you know, and there's you know, we have an Undertaker character who shows up later issue and um, so yeah there it's it definitely is its intended to sort of harking back to that sense in that feeling. Now Jeremy dilemma really for every writer is what type of Science Fiction are you going to to tell the story and and and not yours you wanted to also kind of have it as grounded as possible. Whatever we started working on this project. We had a long conversation about you know, exactly what kind of sci-fi we wanted it to be. Um, how long hard if we wanted the Sci-Fi, you know, right and Chris and I come from both come from a lot of poorer backgrounds and fantasy backgrounds Chris off my artist and I and when we talked about the project, we we realized that while we love art science fiction and really love the song The Brilliance behind, uh, you know, the roddenberry's of the world and so on forth. We we really felt like like our strength where we were wanting to tell the story and log, In that that kind of Niche, you know of of sci-fi fantasy with the little dash of you know, creepy stuff and they're too so yeah, I mean I promise is interesting it it's their answering a distress call and they have to actually go through these different gateways that are alien gateways and then off to throw something on top of what what could be a standard Rescue Mission. They're also being hunted by aliens. So that certainly makes it pretty interesting as well. Yeah. We really wanted to have fun with it a lot of lot of you know doing that mashup thing. Um, when we started it, I I love love telling stories where Story is not really about what is on the surface first, you know, this is this is a story about identity about people finding themselves about searching out an answer and then realizing something about yourself and that's what a lot of I'm dealing with here. It's good. So it's not just straight up Space Opera. There's also a a meaning to what's going on. Well, you know, can have you can have some of that too. I mean, you know, that's the great thing science fiction much like horror. I love good science fiction. Wow, good for is is social commentary, you know, can talk to her about a lot of things and and you know, there's definitely a dose of that. I I love the idea that we can tell we can both tell a fake popcorn kind of movie style comic and at the same time really dive into character and what makes people human and and why we do the things we do age And and where.
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"They not only filed lawsuits, but they were surveilling them and playing dirty tricks on them like you know they would. They would do these things like an individual irs employ happens to have like. A a a some rentals right and Jones, a little you know little four plex we rent out to people. So they would find a way to have people filing code violations on that property just to be a nuisance to the IRS guy that happens to own it I mean, that's the level see. That's the thing that separate scientology, the granularity of their defense areas schemes. They will get down to that level to put everybody at the irs on edge and get them all freaked out. So finally in, October, Nineteen ninety-one scavenge got an audience with the. IRS Commissioner under Joe George Bush the first who was Fred. This guy named Fred. Goldberg and Marty Rathbun was with miscavige in this meeting and miscavige was like listen can't we find a way to to end this and Goldberg pulled Marty aside because miscavige said listen if we can just work this out all this other stuff will away and any M Goldberg Pulls Mardi aside said is he is he time the truth will all this you know and Maurice it absolutely and he said Marty told me that Fred Goldberg shoulders slumped like You Know Oh. Okay. I'm done and sure enough Gobert then ordered now didn't happen overnight he ordered a study to be done. Of the situation but Hamstrung it, he said you're going to investigate scientology for tax status, but you can't ask them all these questions he really limited and I've talked to tax experts who had reported on at the time and they tell me this was a done deal from the beginning. Now, it took a couple of years scientology had to jump through a lot of hoops which they liked the point through return all these documents we were very, you know we're very of transparent and we followed all the rules. It was a done deal. it was started under George Herbert Walker Bush it was finished under Clinton October ninety three they got everything. They wanted not only tax status, the tax incentive for everything all of their entities and and that's it. They're done. Irs has never want to hear Scientology's name again. So in order to get them to reopen that would take so much. It's all inertia. I. Mean. It would take so much momentum from politicians from the public from the president everybody and just. Really difficult to make that happen, which is probably much of the focus of your work. You're just trying to light a fire under people. Hey, this shit's going on and if it doesn't change than it never changes. Kinda thing, right. Yeah I'm not sure that you know tonio taken has website is going to have that kind of influence. I was one of the things I think we were all interested in this was to see whether Leah and influence she has a hit TV show could generate that kind of interest but even even Leah by her third season just sounded so frustrated that she wasn't seeing more movement I. Think There's I think the tax exempt thing is is probably a bridge too far I think the government if there's GonNa be government action, it's probably more likely going to be in financial law enforcement. Obstruction of justice scientology's breaking the law every day of the week it's not that it's not that that there's nothing to investigate. It's just where's the will to investigate where's the will to chart and I know personally that federal agencies are interested in are looking into this but to get these government officials to pull the trigger and file charges Mike micrometer explained it really well to me one day he said look here's the. Issue the issue is say your Middle Manager at some government agency and your the one who's got a makeup this put together this proposal to go after the church scientology and really investigated for what it's guilty of, and you've gotta get your superior to sign off on it. You have to make a decision. Are you ready for this to become the rest of your career because it's going to be ten years at least? Of fighting with Scientology's very well paid army of lawyers in private investigators. So I know people are surprised when you tell them that yes scientologists committing crimes every day of the week and no law enforcement is doing anything about it but you have to understand those are the kinds of decisions that people need to make. Are they ready to go to the Mat and and so far? We haven't found anybody that is reminded me of. What New York and Chicago taking on the mob in the late Twentieth Century mid to late twentieth century and that's a you know the implications are staggering you open up that rabbit hole and go down there and he knows what's going to happen next. So yeah, it's not. It's not a question of what are the crimes are being committed. It's a question of you. Do you have the resources? Do you have the manpower? Do you have the will and that's another issue with the IRS IRS has been decimated. Under the under trump in particular but but even under the Republican Congress with Obama the IRS is in really bad shape right now they are not in any kind of shape take on the church scientology you know just to finish up here. Tony if you and I were. Not Moral. People or whatever. If I'm really clever, we'd start a church we start. You could found Ortega's them. You know something like that and we go. You know John Oliver did that he? Created A nonprofit church just to prove that you could and. Just in a purely cynical way, absolutely I mean I would I would worship at Ortega's church decide I my tie may not be large but I I'd be there in..
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Criticism that's radio and online I'm guessing other penalties holy. Shit I mean the stuff they essentially they are locked down and not saying anything otherwise they will be personally and financially ruined. Yeah. People ask me all the time. When is Nicole going to say something? When is Katie GonNa? Say some say never heard. You know and and. So, yeah. Now I don't I don't know that it's necessarily the NDA that keeps nausea quiet but you know the in this unpublished chapter actually in our discussion and it was a combination of things she had written and thinks she she had said to me talked about the things that she had conversations with Nazanin. Leah personally spoke to nominate and and revealed some new information that we put out on Monday on the law. How. Much the chapter did you publish the unpublished chapter from the memoir how she gave? She gave me a combination of some stuff that was. Written stuff that was notes and then we talked a lot and I put it all in there I mean I. You know it like I said I. Don't think it was a full chapter, but it was a pretty lengthy piece. I had some people complaining to me that Tony. Too, much for me to read. But I thought it was great while the Internet, right? I mean they're used to react reading twitter bylines. So any of these scientology folks showing up at your doorstep I know they've been doing that to render and other people taunting and threatening and carrying on any of that going on with you know you know I emailed Tommy Davis I reached out to Tom's attorney Bert fields reached out to the church but you know as usual I'm not hearing anything and we'll see if anything else happens but. Lee has got some power these days. You know people when you have a hit show like that you know people really do listen to her and she's really good at what she does. She's she's just. She's she's so good at making people passionate about this stuff on a fan like she. You know she has completely reinvented herself and she's obviously speaking with tremendous conviction and authority about what she experienced and trying to help other people. I think she might be the most influential voice. No offense. Tony. Question question she reaches so many people and I'm know the thing is I broke the news that she had left in two thousand thirteen. And you know it took a couple years two years until the book came out and then another year and a half two years for the TV shorter star. You might remember that. She. Also did like a reality show about her family. And a couple of times mentioned scientology in there and I think over this period. She had. The tough thing is I'll tell you Lindley. I never said anything to me about this. I'm just this is just from my own observation of what she has been through and other people who are celebrities is just getting out of scientology is so difficult and then adapting is so difficult and then she's got to get a career on track. You know she cut had a little bit of A. Downtime there during that period when she was coming out I, mean she obviously had had summer success with King of Queens. But you know when she first came out of Scientology, she did Allen Show and then she did dancing with the stars. She did this little reality show but you know I know she wanted to come out and speak out about scientology but you have to figure that her. Outside people were like look look you don't want to be known. As the critic of Scientology, you want to be known as the comedic actress, right? So I think there was a lot of soul searching she had to go through before he signed decided. No let's do a show about scientology and and then. That first episode was seen by like two million people or something I mean it was for cable. It was a huge. It was the biggest hit an had for years. So what fit? Right and I'm sure her entertainment people were like Oh okay. Okay. This is GonNa work. So you know anybody that goes through that has to make that decision. Do I really want my career to become about this? But she has embraced it and I think people admire her so much for it. Here's the kick in the teeth I'm looking at the numbers membership numbers on the decline people are more and more getting wise walking away sounding the warnings and yet the church scientology has invested in what real estate and property and become a and generating income in other women like they're still freaking huge I was thinking they would be waning and going away I mean what's going on there? It is a strange paradox that they're smaller than ever scientology has never had the millions of people would always claimed. At its height around the year nineteen ninety after there were several years of very successful advertising campaign with these television volcano ads for dianetics at its height around. Then it had about one hundred, thousand people. It never had the six or eight million that had always claimed. But. Then that time, magazine cover story came out in May nineteen, ninety one calling it a global cult of greed or whatever, and it started shrinking, and it's been shrinking ever since when when Mike Winder came out when Jefferson Hawkins came out two, thousand, five, thousand, seven Jefferson's estimate was that it was down to only about forty thousand and it's continued to. Shrink at. So estimates today again, from some of the top former executives with with access to enrollment documents is that it's now gone under twenty, thousand, twenty thousand people can't even want arena right and and yet they've got two things going for them. First of all, because they have taxes status, they can ignore labor laws, and so they pay their workers virtually nothing. Second of all, they still have these wealthy donors. Who can't wait to give them millions of dollars in fact, according to my I keep track of this stuff I keep track the millionaires and how much they give. You know several times a year they have these celebrations of them. Miscarriage has getting more millionaires than ever to turn over big donations right now. So the combination of big donations, no taxes low labor costs he's got more money than ever even with a smaller and smaller membership is the irs still looking the other way or one. Yeah the problem for the IRS is they signed this agreement with scientology in nineteen ninety-three, the game tax status, and. That was a fascinating story, right because they were coming. The IRS is coming after their massive income scientology mobilizes and they just stuff the court without literally thousands of individual lawsuits against the IRS until the internal. Revenue Service just gives up and uncle right there like screw this just give them tax exempt status and a religion they went to war with them..
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"So that Tom Cruise, good. Then date Naza knee okay. Salon backup forgive the interruption but I want make sure we're being clear. Yeah. Nicole Kidman drifted from the Church of Scientology and as a result Tom Cruise it sorta drifted with her which caused the church great alarm ship Tom Cruise has not really active like he was. So the church made it a mission. To get him away from the coal and the kids is that an accurate way to say it? That's right and We didn't know about this until many years later that that he and when they got married in nineteen ninety, she initially was really a cooperative and worked very hard at being a scientologist she I've talked to her auditor. She got all the way to ot too, which is a just. An amazing amount of work just a couple years she must have been very very dedicated to it, but then she soured on it and I think I think she soured miscavige in particular and she pulled away from the Church and she pulled Tom Away. So from Nineteen ninety-two to when they broke up in two thousand Tom was largely out of scientology scientology kept that quiet none of us do it later. tomek comeback occasionally ninety eight for example, came to the Hollywood celebrities center did some stuff with Tommy Davis but but he was far enough away from it that it really like you said, Alarmist Gavin Gavin Adam spied on and so the I didn't occurs. Tom Break up with her in two thousand eight they split up and then scavenge really made it the job of I get Tom. Back in deeply. But yeah, part of the way they make those kinds of things happen is again by by mining the material in these supposedly confidential folders and and Tom they did that to the call and then they did it to nauseam with her boyfriend and so that Tom could date her I. Mean Tom has to know this kind of stuff is going on, he can't be. That's probably one of the more controversial Tom. Cruise Scientology Stories Right? He mentioned that. The name has a boyfriend they need that to go away so that she can date Tom or they can assign her Thomas what it looks like, right? So they come matter like the boy friend you got the guy you're he's doing a bunch of crazy shit and he's being duplicitous and you need to dump him so they convince Nazanin to walk away. and. Then what they ship him out like it's like they delivered her to Tom Yeah like an. Act I. Mean That's yeah. I mean what the Hell it was really well portrayed moviegoing clear. They put her through a makeover. They got They got her new clothes and they got her hair done. I think even like Oh they filed down her her incisors what yes. God. Yeah. It's horrifying. I mean, I. Think we're laughing at a disbelief but oh, my God. So wiler teeth even yeah and get all dolled up and then Yeah she dates Tom from I. Think November. Two thousand, four January two, thousand, five until she says something critical to or about cabbage and all blows up. She had a hard time understanding him. He's got this thick philly accent and. She just really. had a difficult time inch and she wasn't enjoying being around him. And you know that just doesn't work for Tom. So he had Tommy Davis break up with her which is really sad wait he had Tommy Davis facilitate their separation. Yeah. That's one of the things Leah is really critical about. You know that he could do it himself now nuts Anina. Right. She's under what what looks like I mean I'll just call it a threat this nondisclosure that she and I guess everybody who works for Tom Cruise has to sign hang on just a second. Let me just roll through some of this. If you say something damaging or considered damaging about Tom Cruise according to the NDA, you're fine fifty grand for each individual time you say at a.
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"She's really angry and and she and the I wrote of about it was that she really believed Tom Cruise was had had par in in Wyatt Gutter removed did she say why she believes that? Well because the series was going to really come down hard on cruise and Tommy Davis. Anti crews and Tommy. Davis were really tight. With. An Australian billionaire by the name of James Packer, in fact, even though packer left scientology two, thousand, six and Tommy. Davis left his job in the Sea Oregon twenty eleven there's still pretty close in fact, packer hired Tommy a few years ago to run is is his small Hollywood movie studio he did that time. So they're still pretty close and Leah and Mike both told me they believe that Tommy and Tom Tom? Cruise use their influence with packer to get him to say something to carry Stokes Chairman of channel seven chair Kerry stokes and James Packer very close. And we don't have proof of it but it it. It's hard to understand it happening some other way because they say, repeatedly, this series have been okayed by the lawyers at channel seven. There was no legal concern and yet at the last second, it got pulled for no apparent reason. So they are Leeann Mike believe that Tommy Davis and Tom Cruise used their influence with James Packer and packer uses influence with the chairman of the network to have that poll. and. So we were talking about the series and then you know I wanted to. We're talking about what was going to be in it. and. The the in particular this this operation that Tommy Davis and Tom Cruise had pulled off. and Leah's are sending. Some. Written material about it. I'm like, what are you sending me? What is this? And it turns out he reveals to be. She had like most of a chapter written about this stuff about Tom Cruise in particular. But had hit she and ultimately decided not to put it in your book and I said why not? And she. You know when you're writing a book like that you have to think about the response and she she told me her concern was if they put in the stuff about Tom Cruise than that's all the media will be talking about and she wanted this to be a memoir. You want people to understand what scientology was about. She wanted people to focus on our whole journey. She has decided not to include that. But here she said to me and she kept sending me more material and I said, well, how do you feel about making this public now and she said, you know she told me she was angry that that because a lot of this was gonNA come out in that channel seven special and she was so angry that cruise she believed had been able to get it silenced. She decided no the public needs to know this stuff, and so she gave me the green light to make this material public on my website which I did Monday, morning. I'll include that link in the description box who owns the ten part Australian mini series I mean. Can. You put it on Youtube or something are what well see now if it was like, say, for example, Leeann series scientology in the aftermath. That was on. Ame. But what a show like that is is made by production company and it's the production company that owns the material. So if for some reason. Lia had shot a series of her show and an decided they didn't want it. She would then be able to sell it to another network. Okay. That's an and we see that sometimes you'll see a show move from one network to another. It's it's fairly rare, but it does happen because it's the production company that owns it if if it's made by production company in this case, however, this was a production made by that news network. This was a production of seven news not of a production company. So if the seven news network decides to kill it. There's there's no way for the people who made it to sell somebody else. So I don't unless somebody like leaks on a torrent or something I don't think that. Is ever going to be seen. To talk more about this culture of fear, and this especially includes the people who decide to go to work for. Tom. Cruise. Because they're not just working for Tom Cruise I'm GonNa continue my discussion with Tony. Ortega, from the website, the underground bunker we will continue after this. Whole. Continuing my conversation with Tony Ortega. Journalist he is an author he runs the website, the underground bunker, which reports pretty much daily on the cult of scientology. The website is Tony Ortega Dot. Org Still talking about, Tom Cruise. One of the allegations is that the employees of Tom Cruise were essentially employees of the Church of Scientology and if they did something wrong or they challenged Tom, cruise church actually stepped in and subjected Tom Cruise's employees to what kind of cult interrogation until they confessed. Is that accurate? Yeah. I me- Leah's unpublished chapter that we published Yeah. The day it It's got some amazing stuff about when you went to work for Tom Cruise you were suddenly taking orders from Tommy Davis who of course was working for David Miscavige at Church Scientology. The people who work the scientologists couple of different ways you can work for the church, but the thing that is most hardcore something called the sea organization. To be a member of the CR as called, you have to sign a billion year contract and you work three, hundred, sixty, five days a year for at most forty cents an hour when you're paid at all. And these people are completely dedicated and work around the clock. They get maybe four or five hours off day, and if you go to work for Tom Cruise and his production company productions, you're not joining the Church of Scientology you're just off producer or a you know something somebody who wants to make movies or television. You shouldn't be subjected to those rules and that was the shocking thing was that for these people that went to work for his entertainment company suddenly found themselves subject to those kinds of conditions just low pay extreme hours being screamed at and taking orders from scientology operatives. This is amiss what Lee really lays out well in this chapter, but if I'm Tom Cruise, I'm not ignorant of this stuff, right? I know there's abuses going on I see people who are being paid, pennies. Day. I see that there's there are prisons are being. Do you think Tom Cruise is aware that all this crazy shit is going on I? mean he'd have to be the most UNOBSERVANT purse human being in history not to realize because you know obviously the criticism is what the hell how can he enable this type of abuse by being arguably the biggest asset of the Church of Scientology right right. And that's what that's what Leah said she wanted to expose was that you know Tom, benefits from this. Way of working and Tom Participates in it. He's complicit you know he for example, where you're going through these interrogation society scientologists is a snitching culture. It's an interrogation culture. And somebody said something about you or you've said something to somebody else and they pull you in and you put your through intense interrogation gone for hours and hours for days and days. Everything's right down. And then things are pulled out of that file to be used in in other ways. So Tom went through Tom. Has To know. That this was done in a coal. Kidman. That private material from her confessional folders was used. To, encourage him to break up with her when he wanted to date Nazanin Bonyad or when Shelly miscavige wanted him to date nauseating bony this. Young scientologist actress, they pulled confessional material. From her then boyfriend's supposedly confidential files to show her to horrify her about some things that he had said that he was lying to her about to break them up..
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"And stuck on those two words you know what? I'm saying I know I mean what what he did what? What he did one day. See, miscavige was I have a theory about this see miscarriage had always been paranoid but. They had gone to a really tough period. They had a prisoner named Lisa McPherson, die in one, thousand, nine, hundred five, and it became public a year later and blew up into one of the worst periods of publicity for the church in one, thousand, Ninety, eight. That era that period of the turf was actually indicted criminally in her death and the family sued. So there was massive massive bad publicity for several years biggest challenge up to that point and they had managed to get that all solved. There they they they went through some. Real. skulduggery to get the criminal matter dropped and then ultimately got the lawsuit settled. And my theory is that. Through that period miscarriage really needed all of his lieutenants, they had to get through this. It was so tough once they got past that I think miscarriage felt invincible and right around the time they were getting extricating. Themselves from that. Miscavige now turned on his own people. He just saw enemies everywhere. He was sure they were plotting to you know Brian against him or whatever, and January two, thousand, four at the gold base. He just took you know twenty, five thirty of these people and it was an office, right? It's got desks he puts them in there and just locks him in. And day after day after day, they had to sleep on the floor. They were brought food like slop in a bucket and he would add more and more people. Mike Render was in there for like a year two, thousand, four to two, thousand, nine, five years. That's what the conditions were like sleeping on the floor no air conditioning in the summer they were let out each morning marched across the compound so they could take a shower brought back. and. Then they had to do confessionals all day. They had to like do these. What they called seances were they were trying to beat confessions out of each other. Five years like that. The Tampa Bay Times reveal the existence of the whole in a big special in November two, thousand nine, and after that miscavige new e couldn't keep them quite that under quite those kind of conditions allowed them now to sleep in an apartment at night but there's still segregated. There's still a whole when Valerie Haney left and I think two, thousand, sixteen or seventeen I talked about this she said Oh yeah. The whole still exists there they don't they they're allowed to sleep and berthing at night, but they're still segregated they're still considered of. Being punished that and some of those people at that point had been in there for thirteen years. Now let me clarify is this these people constitute what was like a board of directors the only people that might have ever challenged him he took them and sort of cordoned them off is that accurate? Now it's like the you know if if this was Amazon, Jeff Bezos had taken all his vice presidents and lock them in an office and through the key. K and they're still there today at like I said, there is the conditions aren't as harsh. But yes, there is this group of executives that are considered to be in the hall and being punished, and they never get to contact the outside world. The never get to contact their family and it's going on sixteen years now. It's just incredible and and you know Mike Winder talk about this because he spent about a year in the hall now and forgive the interruption tell everybody who might render is very quick Mike Winter. So Mike Render was the international spokesman for Scientology he was a he was a long time lieutenant to Moscow average ran the public relations spying wing of Scientology Office special affairs. And famously defected in two thousand seven and was part of that, Tampa. Bay. Times special in two thousand nine and then became Leah. Remedies Co Star in her her series and really knowledgeable guy really knows what he's talking about and you know he was in the hall for about a year and then he got pulled out of it because John Sweeney the BBC was investigating scientology miscarriage was freaking out he needed. Rendered handle sweeney, and if you watch that sweeney the to I, think the first one is called scientology and me, and if you watch that one look at render, he's look look so gone he looks like he's l just just been pulled out of the whole where they were being fed slop in a bucket. You know I mean so render knows what he's talking about when he says what the conditions like were like in there and the important thing is that what you asked me about was so you know. He the mentality though. Is that. He said that you're in there you figure you must have done something wrong because miscavige is never wrong about anything and if if the FBI came breaking in there and through the door open, you might not necessarily leave. So Lia remedy has the gall to challenge David miscavige. She pays a penalty, but they wouldn't shut her up I. Mean that's why the the title of her memoirs troublemaker she was deemed a troublemaker. She wouldn't shun her family members because they were SP's or suppressive persons and continue to sort of tap on the glass ultimately exiting the church. She wrote this book she talked a lot about scientology, but she did not include a chapter that was largely dedicated to Tom Cruise. Why didn't she include the chapter back in two thousand fifteen? Yeah you know we were talking about the The three of us Leeann Mike in in in in a me too. We were all going to be part of this Australian investigation being done by Brian Seymour at channel seven there seven news. I was interviewed for it in December and I was surprised I didn't realize it Brian turned into a ten part series that the network was was advertising and if you watch the trader. You see a lot of Leeann, Mike, in it and Paul Haggis, and so it was really look like it was going to be very good. You know an and Bryan had when he interviewed me in December had told me some things about what was going to be in it and It had what he he was reporting on yet more examples of scientology dirty tricks and spying and the Tim. Dacian and so he interviewed me because he wanted me to put it in context of his scientology's long history of that. And then after they network began advertising it early July. It was supposed to be released all ten episodes at the same time which I thought was kind of odd but they were gonNA, stream them all so you could binge them if you want. For July ninth and then suddenly we were told they were delaying it until July fourteenth which I thought was strange. And then on July fourteenth not only did they not were they not released, but the trainer was pulled down. I got really concern. I. Started Looking into it. I. I made a source of channel seven. They told me it's been killed. And sure enough It's never going to be seen. So Leah and I were talking about this and she was angry she's talked about how you know she..
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Dead like even now Tony No, we have a pretty good idea of what happened I can run run through it. If you want, we'll let me come back to that in just a second but Leah remedy notices that Tom Cruise is wedding to Katie Holmes. She's like, Hey, where the hell is shelley. and. So she began to challenge like A. People. Somebody's got to explain this to me. Scientology does not like questions can you can take us down that road? Sure. So yeah. The wedding between Tom Katie was November two, thousand six. And it was up in a castle in Italy and David Miscavige. Was Tom's best man in that wedding just as he had been previously in Tom's wedding to Nicole Kidman. So Leah was asking where Shelley and it wasn't just that. Shelly wasn't there but the reaction shocked or Tommy Davis who has sort of this gopher? Enforcer? came up to her angrily and said, you don't have the fucking rank to ask that question. And she was so struck by that response, it made a realize something's Cohen on. and. So she went back to her hotel room and wrote she contacted a friend of hers now lay from Italy and then all night wrote this report about all these things she had seen at the wedding not only was shelley missing, but Dave had been getting a little too friendly with his assistant. So she was Leah was horrified. And because she, she actually wrote a report turning in miscavige. This is like Whoa. Turning in the Poe. All right. And Scientology reacted by ordering her to the Flag Land Base in clearwater Florida this spiritual Mecca of Scientology and put her through three or four months of intense interogations that cost her three hundred thousand dollars away. Hang on just second. She was taking to a reprogramming camp and they made her pay for the camp. That's right. They put her through what's called the false. Truth rundown, which is wonderful Orwellian. Experience and or William. Name. Because what that rundown does by putting you through hour after hour after hour of questioning and questioning and questioning it, they are waiting for it to get to the point where you can no longer trust what you saw with your own eyes. So by the end of the process, she has to come to the conclusion that the report she wrote was false that she didn't see what she saw and that. She's fine with what happened in Italy I mean it's so clockwork orange it's incredible and she went through all that. But that was that's she writes about this book because that was the beginning of her journey out. Now that happened in two thousand six she didn't actually the news I broke the news that she was out of the Church in July twenty thirteen. So it took took several years for her to make that journey out. But we do know what happened with shelly pretty pretty well now In late August or early September two, thousand five. she she indeed had been living at the HAMMOCK. It's called gold base or int base near him at. California. And that's a year. David. Created this prison there that they call the whole. The whole is at gold base that's important to keep in mind and so there were. Sixty or seventy executives already being kept prisoner in this office at that base and Shelly did a coupla things that angered dave she liked filled some job openings without his approval. She boxed up some of his belongings of there could be a renovation done. He had gone to La for a while to work on a book project he came back to the base. He was so angry that she had done some things on her own without his approval he just blew is stack and I have multiple eyewitnesses who were there at the time. And he just blew his stack and a several days later after shelley had been through some interogations Valerie. Haney personally witnessed, shall we be marched to a car put in and they drove off and nobody a senior in fifteen years since in the summer of two thousand seven? She was led out of where they're keeping her long enough to go to the funeral of her father but that's it. Nobody is otherwise seen her in fifteen years. Now, we know where they're keeping her. About sixty miles northwest of that place in Hammett, there's a smaller more even more secret compound near Lake Arrowhead California. This is the headquarters compound of a super secret scientology entity called the Church of spiritual. Technology. S. T., even the highest ranking scientology CR members are never allowed to go there see. US. T as its own little tiny world there's probably only twelve or fifteen people up there. One of whom is shelley and what their the work they do at that little compound is the archiving of l Ron Hubbard's materials. They have an underground vault, they put his lectures and books on special materials so that they will ask thousands of years starting this fall. So when there's possible civilization collapsed, they can rebuild the world with scientology. This is something a Hubbard wanted done. In a big corporate reorganization did in nineteen, eighty one. So she's been up there for fifteen years kept out of sight working on this program. David essentially banished her and John Russo who knew Dave really, well, vacuous brother-in-law for fifteen years John Russo said on Leah's program. He will keep her there until she dies. And you know we have multiple lines of evidence that that's what they're keeping her the police just do not care. It's amazing to me that miscavige can get away with this. A church..
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Later if you decide to leave speak out against them, I mean we've seen it I. Remember Lee Remedy had an episode with a guy that. Had revealed some financial chicanery. Involving the fundraising for buildings just outrageous material. And sure enough. The next day scientology and one of its websites has put up information about this guy that could only have come from one of his confessional sessions. So I mean that's part of the reason why they do this they wanna get this information about you. In case they need the use it later I picture all these huge name Hollywood celebrities who've been in their bearing their souls. and. So let's say they start to have doubts holy Shit, my whole reputation, the tabloids go nuts. If this comes out, I'm screwed kind of thing I mean, the church kind of hasn't by the balls, right? Well, there's definitely the threat of that but I do want to I. You know sometimes people will point to that and say like Travolta or Cruz that's the only reason they're still in. The. I definitely want I definitely want to argue against that and I know it's hard to believe but people like John Travolta and Tom Cruise. Tolerates primarily because they really believe it. It's yes. Of course, they would face the possibility of some very embarrassing material come out about them if they left. But that's not why they're in Tom Cruise does strike me as a guy who's just a true believer. He's a seeker he wants to belong you know before he was an actor he was at seminary. was going he was training to become a Catholic priest and there's it's an interesting way to look at his life and the fact that his father abandoned him and he was raised by his mother and his sisters and never had a father figure and so he kind of went searching for meaning I think and and and early on he was like I said trying to be a priest. And Yeah he's definitely grabbed onto something that gives his life meaning and he you know the thing about scientology all this the staring contests and the other sort of really grueling mind-bending early exercises they are intended to indoctrinate you in the idea that l Ron Hubbard. Really did discover the real secrets of the universe and only scientologists understand what's going on the rest of us here on Earth are diluted fools that don't even realize we're living on a prison planet and once you adopt at idea, it's really powerful. You think everyone else's wrong and only you're right. Is it true from your research that l Ron Hubbard one said that if you really WanNa make good money, you need to start a religion. Yeah. You know in in he had been a pulp writer very, very successful pulp writer in thirty s had then had kind of a disastrous war experience. He was a lieutenant in the navy. had been hospitalized after the war not he claimed he'd been machine-gunned. In Java. But actually he was in the hospital, we got his records for pink eye and hemorrhoids. came out and really spent a bad year after that nine, forty, seven he we have a letter. He actually begged va for psychiatric care which apparently he never got. And then in forty, eight, forty, nine, he got real serious. He had started. He had written something initially in the in the late thirties I think. But in forty, eight, forty, nine to get real serious about writing this book, he wanted to do about how the mind works. And he would still go occasionally these science fiction shows because he was still very well known for the the writing he had done. and. At least at a couple of these science fiction meetings. He said something like you know selling your writing a penny. A word is no way to get rich if you really WANNA. Make money you need to start a religion and people will quote it with quotation marks like. There is no it's something like that I think it said that Harlan Ellison the famous sci fi writer had heard him say it but Harland told me that story personally and I went to house one day and I I love Harland's telling you can hear a youtube version of him telling it to Robin Williams it's a lot of fun and he told me essentially the same story Harland's version see. So the version that we have that at the and the The FDA, which researched a scientology in the early fifties. Early sixties actually talked to some of these people who were there, and that's how we know this happened. So there was like the Science Fiction Meeting in New Jersey, and he said that line that the real money's and starting a religion. Scientology hates this whole question they claim it was or well that said at an or well did say something similar but it was but. You know the FDA did research this that there were people who were there who said Hubbard said this? Harland's version is that there was this like writer's Club and He Harlan tells us real color for story were, Hey, you know Hubbard Hubbard really needs to make more money. Let's let's invent a religion forum and Lester del Rey came up with a name and. Everybody went around and all that. I as much as I. Love Harlan Ellison I have a real hard time with that story. I did the math at one point realized that Harley would have had to been like fourteen and a half years old at the time I I'm not sure that that really happened that way. So here we have a guy though who is I mean I'll call him corrupt, but he's also seeking psychiatry or mental health help. So I'm caught in this place where I'm like was. Was He just a charlatan, a sociopath willing to take advantage of people by constructing this. And bad shit religion or was he literally mentally ill or both right? It's a great question, Lawrence rights struggle with it in going clear and and he was saying look if the guy was just a con man. He would have walked away with the money but east stayed in it, and he kept auditing himself off the end of his life. I think Lawrence's right that you have to think about it as kind of a combination of things where in the same thing with Scab to replace Hubbard is is on some level they really do believe this stuff, but they also have to know that the church isn't really helping anybody and that the money with the money situation really is. So I. Think it is some sort of combination. Now, there's a famous interview Steve Bannon what about this in his Book Fair Game there's a English I think it's an English. Have said Australian before but I think it's an English journalist. Who caught up with Hubbard I think in. Tunisia. for several years Hubbard ran scientology from a ship. And the ship was in dock into Nesia and this this journalist caught up with him. It was the middle of the night I was like two o'clock in the morning justice journalist and Hubbard on the deck of this boat. And the journalist says that he became very frank because there was none of his little st organization people around him. And he admitted that he had created this thing and now he was a prisoner of it. He had no idea. It was going to become so popular and he had to keep up appearances because he was basically admitting was bullshit but he couldn't walk away. It's a fascinating moment and of course, the next the you know the journalist says I couldn't wait to come back my camera and get this all on tape but the next day I came back and he had his crew around him and he was completely different. I think someone journalists somewhere ask them. Is there any chance that you're mad? And he was like, yeah. It was that interview was that interview it was that interview that that that interview they did the next day is the one you see I see but the, but the night before he had opened up the guy and said that you know he'd created this fantasy. But now he was a prisoner of we could do a whole show on l Ron Hubbard. Why not let me come back to remmy which leads me into her criticisms of Tom Cruise for lack of a better word criticisms. There's a twenty thirteen article that of course, you're familiar with it revolves around the disappearance of shelley miscarriage. Now, she is the wife of Scientology's leader and the board David miscavige she's the wife of the head Honcho years ago Shelly miscavige suddenly vanished and to my knowledge nobody knows what happened is that right?.
"space opera" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Lia Remedy was probably most famous as a comedic actor in the Sitcom King of Queens. But in the last few years, she's become really known as the serious and formidable activist against a multi billion dollar cult, and she published this memoir five years ago called troublemaker surviving Hollywood and Scientology, and in this book, she talked about her thirty years has a scientologist risque type and her crusade that's happened since she wants to expose this damaging corrupt cult and culture of abuse and enslavement. She described being physically abused by a member of the church when she was just a teen, she talked about child abuse rampant neglect rampant within the nurseries of the church managed by unqualified workers in unsanitary messes, filth and flies, and you name it. She had the steal food. When she was hungry, she paid a steep financial price for moving up the ladder within scientology trying to achieve this. I Dunno transcendent spiritual state her family ended up more than a quarter million dollars in debt to the church over half a million for some other people they mortgage their homes, they sell all their possessions. There were centrally owned by the Church which quote employs them for as little as pennies in our. This keeps them dependent. Well two years before Lia Remedies bestselling book was published. Her story was actually made public by my guest today Tony Ortega who runs the website underground bunker Tony's journalist and author. He's also a co host on the cult awareness podcast. He's been following scientology for a long time. He knows his stuff Tony. It's great to talk to you man. How did I do on the setup? That's a great summary of her book had actually forgotten some of those details you really you really know that book. Well, you know where this fortunate place where the public is finally getting educated about the teachings and practices of scientology the mystery is starting the fog is starting to clear but I also know that a lot of my listeners they know the name, but they don't really know much about the cult. so forgive me for asking. But can you give me I'm like we were talking over coffee how would you describe scientology? Okay, the real quick version a amid century science fiction writer by the name of Hubbard in the year nineteen. Fifty Put out a book called Dianetics in which he claimed that he was the first human being ever to understand how the mind actually works and he explained that the mine was actually a cut up into a couple of parts and that as adults we were suffering from chronic memories and the most important ones were while we were a fetus in the womb. And if we could just remember what terrible things that happened to us, while we were a fetus in the womb, it would solve all of our problems is created a a a real craze for a year. A lot of people around the country wanted to try to remember what it was like to be a fetus and be born. Two years later after he'd gone bankrupt rebuilding. And the name dianetics is actually in bankruptcy he changed he came up with a new idea called had called scientology that was what he wanted to call it. So dynamics became scientology. Now Scientology added a new layer net was you weren't just trying to remember what happened to you in the womb you're going back to previous lives. So instead of what? Happened to you as a fetus affecting you today as an adult, he were trying to remember what happened to you thousands or millions of years ago on other planets that caused you to have today. So that's what scientology is that sounds surprising to you. It's because the Church of Scientology today never talks about what it actually does this they call this auditing. For counseling to help you remember what happened to you in previous lives that causes problems today, and if you can remember all of those experiences going back, millions, even trillions of years then you will become what's called ultimately an operating Fatan this is what Hubbard this what Hubbard promised was that the end goal of scientology, you would have memories going back trillions of years you would finally know who you really are and as an operating Satan you. Would Have God like powers in in one of his lectures, he actually said that an operating Satan would be able to crush a planet between thumb and forefinger. So this is what scientology offers. It's basically sort of offering God hood and it comes with a god-like price. This process can cost up to two million dollars or fifteen or twenty years, and that's what these people are chasing. Okay. But at the beginning of the conversation you got troubled so. You know I'm having trouble with the boss. My marriage is on the rocks I have depression, and so scientology finds me at that point in my life and they say, you know what we've got some kind a Tony Robbins happy happy joy joy, motivational stuff that will help you. So they don't talk to me about hydrogen bombs in volcanoes and Z. New the Inter Galactic overlord, and all the crazy that they don't tell me anything about that. At the beginning of these conversations, right? Right. It's gradual and they try to make it initially seem more like a business seminar and they say they have great communication skills that they can impart on you and that, and also I think part of the appeal is that rather than come in the call themselves a church. So you kind of expect maybe there's some sort of a Bible or that I'm going to reading and learning all their traditions instead. It's all about you. You know they want you to talk about your issues. They want you to talk about your memories. They want. It's all about you you you and so this this kind of seductive thing about it and you gradually are taught our doctrinaire. In these various processes and they're very repetitive and they're very wrote you have to do things a certain way. One of the first things you do in scientology is these marathon staring contests. You literally just sit in a chair opposite another person who's knees or practically touching yours, and you have to meet their gaze without flinching four hours. At at and it's just a train you to to become completely compliant too what they want you to do Yeah. The space opera comes later but. What the one of the mistakes that people make is they think that you don't get any of it to ot three and that's not true. The space opera does come in pretty soon because you start to. Read what are called the basics and these are the original books of Scientology and here's some of the original lectures and the space opera is in there and pretty fair fairly all early on you are being put through this auditing and asked to be go back in time. So but you're right it's. And and by the time, it gets really crazy. You're you're so sunk into this thing it becomes very difficult to back out at that point the word space opera that just has to I'm have to make a note of that and use that moving forward. When we're when speaking about scientology, I can get it. I mean people in Vulnerable Place, they wanNA talk about themselves it's Kinda therapy it's counseling you're in there and you're heading this e meter this device, which has no I. Think it actually has to have a disclaimer tag on the device right that this serves no medical purpose, right? Because all sped ulta measuring is was called skin galvanising when you when you are. To, a polymath examination polygraph examination so-called lie detector machine there are four inputs, your respiration, your blood pressure, your pulse rate, and skin calvinism. These are the four things that the examiner is looking at when he's asking you questions and the most he can say is that well, when I asked this question, they showed stress. Right, the I could see based on their pulse going up the respiration. Their blood pressure changing their skin galvanising reacting that question they were under stress when they answered they can't say that what he said was a lie all they can say is they were stressed and that's that's why courts are iffy on my detecting machines. They're not reading your mind now in scientology, the e meter is only one of those four things just. The skin calvinism and yet they really believed that this team has this incredible accuracy and has literally reading your mind and knows when you're lying to it and the thing is if you believe that you can't lie to the machine, then it becomes a very, very powerful interrogation device because if you believe, you can't get a secret past it you'll spill everything. and that becomes blackmail material right down the way. If you decide to go out and expose criticized the church, they got the goods on you right. So they're asking you what are these terrible things that have happened in your life, and then of course, once you start telling stories, they want they really bore into it. And these sessions are marathon sessions and they want every detail of your sex live from everything and of course, writing everything down. and. you know you amass these gigantic folders of material that they can mind..
‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ An enchanting journey following seven clans of Gelfling
"I'd never seen the dark crystal <hes> because i mean i i like the the muppets right and i like sesame street but this is only very tangentially related to that in the dark crystal and yeah so it's a jim henson in produced feature film from nineteen eighty two. It's my friend was describing it as like jim henson trying to do a weird puppet version of star wars and the lord of the rings. I guess yeah i feel it yeah. It's like a dark christo was. It's like a dark ethic. Fantasies end to see sort of where you know. Everything is puppets and it's about this world called throb that has been subsumed by darkness because they're crystal. Which is there sort of animating life. Force has been tainted by evil specifically sc cs. Who are these really cool like grossberg bird things who are basically taking the essence out of the other dominant race in the world which is the gulf ling and they at this point can have pretty much killed all the gambling. There's only we think one gulflink left <hes> like the dirtiest thing that you've ever cuss soon. Okay so that's the thing right so i you hate fantasy. I hate fantasy so i've been trying to reconcile why i liked. I liked the the movie okay but i love the show which works as a prequel to the movie where there are lots of guelph ling and the sexiest aren't while they're evil but like the gulling don't know it yet it because they haven't killed all of them yet <hes> but yeah i was like why do i like the so much there's creatures this lore. There's weird made up language. I hate eight lord of the rings type stuff. I don't. I hate game of thrones type stuff but i think it's super. I really like it in that. It's this this very simple and kind of easy to understand setup. Honestly it's like there's one good guy race and one bag. I race and then like okay. I get it like it's not like. There's like oh and then also the still rocky language and the blah blah's and the white walkers and the shit and i'm like yeah. I don't understand this is crap but in this it's just like there's these guys who look kind of cute they have like cute elf ears and they don't look like gross ugly humans like their kilo puppets and then there's is these guys were ugly the funny looking and they're all animal. How do you feel about star wars all the things. I love star wars but that's jess space. That's the other thing. I love space operas but i do not like <hes>. This is so fancy so anything that's like high hi l. the thing i think i was watching what i was saying my friend while we were watching the movie and the show especially the show was this is like a p._g. Would wanna play because i love j. R._p._g.'s to ray so fan which are also fantasy like i love j. R._p._g.'s and honestly i think it comes down to like aesthetic for me like i liked the dark crystal aesthetic just like i like jay r._p._g. Aesthetic because it's like more cartoony it's not like super her <hes> realistic and you're trying to get me to buy that there. Are these like humans with british accents in year eight hundred we should get you to watch the lord of the rings animated made movie from god that he didn't know way. I liked the hobbit one. I watched that in third grade. It was great.
Spacex, Texas And Sixty Five Feet discussed on WIBC Programming
"Now SpaceX suffered a setback Wednesday when its prototype spacecraft went up in flames kind of a big got engulfed in flames a vehicle nickname star hopper was suppose a lift about sixty five feet off the ground instead the mission was aborted mo it's after the rockets massive engine fired up it was set at Texas development side you can see the smoke and as the flames there the craft here is to not have been damage that's the good news SpaceX boundary line mas tweeted that colder than expected propellant because the high pressure situation space operas an early precursor to a rocket called starship which is planned to carry people deep into the solar
The History of Women in Science Fiction
"Science fiction has often been represented as a boys club but you have in particular studied and written extensively about history of women running science fiction if women have always been present in his own room why do people don't know about this why do we just think about the men who have written science fiction right i mean i think we we do think about women in the shocker but only like at certain periods of time right like everyone willing to admit that mary shelley is is one of the founders of the genre certainly one of the i think the first authored a write a commercially successful science fiction story and then you know you get fast forward to the nineteen seventies add a the revival of feminism an all of a sudden you at authors like her glennon joanna raw in margaret atwood and then people are like oh wow women right science fiction fiction and of course just this past year n k jemison right became the first author of of any gender race to win three she goes in award so now we see women in the john ross but there's a huge gap between like eighteen eighteen as they nineteen seventy they add i don't really understand where all the women were so i started looking around at turns out sure enough there they were there we've always had women in the sean raw on from the very beginning women constituted about fifteen percent of all science fiction producer third an we know that by the time they started doing reader's poll in the nineteen forties and fifties that women counted for at least forty percent of the readership as well an today i'm not sure where we are in readership but i know that the numbers of women science fiction have doubled so worried about thirty thirty five percent now but i think the reason that we forget that there were so many women in between shelly an a the revival of feminism in that the the growth of science fiction is because women were sometimes writing we were looking at the kinds of fiction they were writing and then we also can't find it because it didn't always get anthology eyes right it's it's really hard the early science fiction community were all magazine science fiction and add those magazines often got thrown away or they didn't laugh they weren't preserved so if you don't have access to a university with a huge science fiction collection like i do it's really hard to find these women and then you know it's exacerbated by the fact that even even if you have anthologies a lot of early anthologies were written by people who didn't necessarily include women in those anthologies for one reason or another yeah i mean it's it's interesting because obviously you have the the men who were writing in this pulp magazines same guy that didn't disappear people still about that and it's like it's just frustrating but then i mean i don't know if there's anything in it but things like james chip tree you know perhaps people don't necessarily know that that this is a pseudonym right right i i think james kept tree right that was probably a pretty well now one interesting thing i've found is that most women did not you nailed it and then most women went by willie decidedly feminine name an and usually their own name although sometimes they would also take other names like willis lorraine which is a lovely name she was born mary mod done you could see why she switched her name but really what i found is most women did not match courageous men an austin women pictures were printed printed in the magazine in the very early magazines author had catches of themselves with their draw with their with their stories so an even if somehow you missed that'd be editor were quick to correct a reader who missed took female writers from el writer but what did happen and that one very early in the shot like in the twenties and thirties right so white after universal suffrage and the first wave of feminism and i think a lot of people were really sort of on board with thinking about how the future my female as well is mel an but then in the late thirties and forties you the backlash against feminism in that time when the first science fiction anthologies are being put together and those were put together by a younger group of men who really did you find participated in that that minutes backlash rhetoric right john campbell who wore that no woman could write science fiction even though he'd been publishing in magazines women did you know he had it that's how to the male got her start in her career he told her no woman could write a story and she said yeah i bet i can write a story you'll like it so much you'll you'll back me from warren and that's exactly what happened actually but as anthology forgetting put together women we know they're anecdote on an app that that women have told that they were cut out of the magazine so luckily i've known her with one of the pioneering science fiction authors she gold lingers back and a was really popular with people's you're looking big creating space opera often she had been invited to be to include a story in one of the first big client fiction anthologies andover supposed to be a party for everyone who's gonna be on thala g and she was sick and she couldn't go so she sent her husband an editor said oh you must be likely stone he said no no that's my white i'm just here for her as a place called her and they're like oh that's very interesting and then within two weeks you had a letter saying yeah we decided to drop their story from anthology i'd really hard not to put to ensure together on that
"space opera" Discussed on BBC Let's Talk About Tech
"The bottlenecks so they vote site the idea on the nights in their steeds i voted in cell phone do you think he delivers the field lanka twenty eighteen guy motors they actually feel like something from a few years ago because they were producing it with kick start to seed funding and we know they ever smoke company very small team small team but i think that i've read it succeeded he i'll issues with insensitive some of the cinematic elements book otherwise it's a really good game it delivers an it just kind of put all that number crunching and heat tracking and dommage marking that would really take time and planned the ballgame puts it all into the foot and puts you as a player fronton center now he's one of the things isn't it with the original game i think he's probably won't put me off it was incredibly tricky to keep hold of all that stuff that you need to keep holdovers remark has on boards for the heat sinks there were moncus to tell you how many rounds you have munition you had left they haven't got away from that though have the there's a lot of refitting there's a little tove when you come out of combat you have to manage the finances of your mercenary team you have to be thinking about how many mex in the by us being repaired against how much money oh paying every month that was the part of the prices i didn't enjoy very much but that's just the so apply ryan won't be bothering with so cashflows i just want to move onto the next part of the story how did you find that was that part of the total battle take experience view bustle tech the game is they looked like a will of attrition what do i do to counter do most damage whilst doing the least amount of dommage to me i mean it's impossible to have a flawless victory some of you will be dommage d everything comes with a cost missiles to be replenished laces generate heat and is will the chicken let me it reminds me in some ways of x come way kind of his tactical turn based game with the strategic overly beat inspired by x come to a certain extent but still retaining their own unique style see happy that this is stayed a battle take game is hasn't been over influenced by common things that have been coming i in recent years if it had been over influenced by excon it would affect generic it would have lost that kind of tweak at me i love the fact you can tweak the mix to how you play and slip things out on things jot things out as in the way you require it's very back it's very nitty gritty and it seems to me that the grand spice opera that kind of novel maybe arguably with this guy that kind of guy has come back into fashion hasn't it have you seen that that these people have turned again towards this idea of the big spice battle and all that kind of stuff up somebody i'm just i'm a self reading of hamilton again and he's really into his kind of epic space opera and it's great to see this coming back and really embracing the epic scale up special per allows technical nature buccaneer tease faced offers pretty big and then some phone came to the fall and then that came down and then it kind of comes and goes it's just the nature of fiction storytelling let's say the somebody's come to turn based combat in an sf condo spice food with this game i wish should they go next excellent i think is the next step anyway i mean if into ten based games x really is the pinnacle docs dungeon is well it's also another recommendation that's pretty good showed when returns on the sequels i'll buy heaven schemed on it shows in in similar structure jordan and mike pointed out the storytelling mouths inside the sub before the inside shadow run games this is very different isn't it shall do and as much of a role playing game rather than a tactical game emphasis on the role playing foot doctor tech seo front and center a tactical combat game they some storytelling elements which is very well told bill the scored mechanics and the tactics they must come first painter thanks so much for your.
"space opera" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Um i i mean the thing that most stands out to me is probably that that planet with the red soil under the white salt or whatever it is mineral planet yeah that the looks fucking amazing and it was awesome away to get like a very bloody imagery into a pg space opera singer like you know they're bulder footprints or bloody and they're they're the same thing the blood bread tho throne room with the crimson in jobs samurai warriors and ness stuff was light what what was was presuper cool um and it it i think rare ride johnson is kinda like that kind of visionary filmmaker uh at his in another like pat m a fucking faz mca captain fadma gwen portland on chris that you i almost no one except that she's dead even though i saw her fall into a bottomless depth full of fire yeah because i thought there's no way star wars would do another boba fat because as much we like bctp it's kind of a trope to think about what a fundamentally cillian uninteresting character he is he's essentially a really cool set of armor with two or three bad ask lines that has one of the word the stupidest ways ago of all sciencefiction fantasy fandom of all time yep then it is ending the fucking darth mall sure okay and they did the same thing with django fat and like i thought like faz must surely they're not going to just have action actionfigure type of thing that looks cool and then ultimately as a paper tiger but they did and also the more you think about it the more stupid this shit gets like.
"space opera" Discussed on Jesse, Jordan, GO!
"Um i i would call it a space opera it's okay uh when you safe space yeah it's like a do you know neil degrasse tyson's scientist all the wrestler mortar college wrestler yeah yeah okay yeah tyson i do know from college wrestle yeah from calling from those people i say scientist most people either know him as the college wrestler or the jerk from the internet yes those are the two that guy had a mean half nelson yeah on seventy eight and and beat the man who convinced me that i was wrong to enjoy jurassic park are you serious bowed did something neil degrasse tyson's does on twitter at all like explain why the popular movie at the time could never happen yeah may mean he will if soil movie though i got swire goes 'cause it could never happen i don't think he now smart watch legally blond because i think that could happen because i want to feel good one time i interviewed neil degrasse tyson's and i asked him if the infinite nature of space ever made him feel scared and uh he made me feel bad for asking heavenly air it puts you in a half nelson he basically for basically said i was a space push many hit youth the share and he does not know the pussies are strong he that is the craziest insult i've ever heard he was really mean so this star wars movie so okay this sounds kind of like a jupiter ascending or of the larry in in the city of a thousand planets kinda like one of those.
"space opera" Discussed on Inside The Exorcist
"What's that it's a script for a project every studio in town is turned down star wars yeah it's a space opera sprees opera would bullshit bell it that's does with george calls it george who lukas what what the hell is this who's going to direct this george no way can george pull this off no wonder everybody in town said no pass two years later red hot following the french connection in the exorcist billy released the movie he considered his masterwork sourcerer the attention was fierce the audience lines were long there was just one problem the attention the lines they weren't for sourcerer they were for the movie that opened one month earlier star wars billy was despondent he put his all into source were it was as good as he could make it but the reviews were negative no worse than negative they were attacks personal attacks payback for years of hubris and misbehavior payback for too much success too fast and for a sense of entitlement which overwhelm billy's grip on reality they had been waiting for him to crash and now they save at the moment i had flown to close to the sun daily said and my wings melted.
"space opera" Discussed on Double Toasted
"But we have three more so that gives us plenty of room for error but article getting go to question number three what is it is the is here all is well musical verse so here i guess the hidden space opera movie based on the following three points one this movie is based on a series of comic books to the cast beat the cast features an actor who betrayed james bond in three the film was notable for the sound trick which was composed above famous rock band luanda this until you get readily given the game to the people love them had actually alaska was nauseam this what i think he can handle this movie door wrecked remind me reminded me a lot of them to film and thinking to counter an let's see you have no idea what this is can't say that i can say that part of it sorry man you got what you are going to pick me any well you don't know that gay all right let's go ahead and narrow it down to two people right here mr thomas missed goodwill who do you pick mr lesic the black when other black com tom is ria lowlying on go with the donor keep it yourself and you don't have endorsed why you don't win because you normally go or what you here us dan i've never seen this movie but both seen in either get going and thomas thous about us and you are correct i gotta say this to me a lot of players gored with the colors and also just some it and they say amsterdam agree this movies based on flash gordon comic books from the 1930's to the care speeches timothy dalton ak james bond in the living daylights 1987 that that's when i knew what it was yes in licensed to kill 1989 in three the film is notable for its soundtrack impose buck queen sabree rubbing your mattress in well we have just made a perfect winning streak right here we have answered the first three questions correctly.
"space opera" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"And uh nowadays more than ever because of the internet's they're much more in the loop canada august more social media so i'm hoping that if we can create enough word out on the internet of what kind of film it is i think it helps you know going in if you know that it's like when i went to first the two thousand one when i went to see a second ram a pain pat red couple reviews even though it was a kid and so i knew what to expect in its makes all the difference in how you see you a movie like two thousand one a lot of people i know when i saw on an uh coli what it often people walked out his we should point of uh frustration and confusion about and they hate it but then there's a lot of people that stuff to it to the end and i think those are the people who are more when they came in they knew what they were gonna see and so we're more prepared to accept expeced experience and i think that's gonna be true of not that you know in their cellars like two thousand one but i think it's it is really really different sam what's funny since would come to expect independent you know uh space opera and also it's it's about know how decisions are reached in the space try you know when you have uh black the battles how this is dramatic that i think the most successful.