I have to apologise for the title but it’s almost compulsory that anything with this date be so named.
I love science fiction but not films! I’ve been reading the stuff since the fifties as I’ve mentioned elsewhere but can’t get to grips with it on film.
Partly, of course, it’s the sheer length of films that I find off-putting but it’s mainly the old one about the scenery being better in the imagination.
Also films seem to be more prone to bad ‘sequelisation’ than books – an exception is Frank Herbert’s excellent “Dune” that spawned endless crappy follow-ups unto the ‘n’th generation.
The “Star Wars/Trek” thing is totally outwith my comprehension, it seems to have taken the place of cowboy films.
Some films are acceptable – “Alien”, “2001 a Space Odyssey” – but I’d be hard pressed to name more. Fantasy’s a whole different ball game: “Lord of the Rings” is excellent (not seen “The Hobbit” yet) and there’s a lot of animations that are passable.
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Pics on the Fourth of May
doin’ the buggerin’ off
Hover fly not hovering
More seven spot
Green veined(?) white
Another house fly
Speckled wood encore
Chiffchaff up a tree
Front on view of a small tortoiseshell
Pathway through Oilseed rape
Water feature through a hedge
Ramsons or wild garlic
Look at the proboscis on that bee!
Oilseed with bee
Another arbitrary break
Tiny and white
Grey wagtail tweeting
Lichen on a fence
In the long grass
Looks like fun
Moorhen chicks with little blue bits above the beaks