Something cool, something boring and something sad.

December 20th, 2008 by Timo Vuorensola

Most of the Star Wreck -team members are huge Stanislaw Lem -fans, so it’s quite natural that I’m going peanuts right now. It has been informed, via Twitch, that the director of the supposedly-very-f*cking-awesome-animation Waltz With Bashir, Ari Folman, is creating an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s novel Futurological Congress. This is good news in so many levels I can’t even begin to describe, but first of all, I’m looking forward for a positively tedious piece of intelligent animated science fiction film, that’ll kick ass to most of the crap that’s on TVs and theaters nowadays, calling themselves “intelligent science fiction”. Yes, Sunshine, I’m talking to you.

In other news, RIAA has just informed that it has stopped suing individuals. Well, actually, what it’s doing is that it has found out that the 35000 people they’ve sued, including a single mother, a grandma without a computer and a 14-year old kid, and whose lives they’ve propably wrecked pretty nicely, didn’t scare the bad pirates away, but the piracy is pushing through the roof again. So, what they do is they put Internet service providers to do the crappy job for themselves, although nobody is suing anybody anymore, which is good. Well, unless you are running a service based around distribution of free music…

Also, Majel Roddenberry, the widow of Gene Roddenberry, has passed away. Her last role as the computer in Star Trek will be heard in the upcoming JJ Abrams’ Star Trek -film.

Well, that’s it for now.

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2 Responses to “Something cool, something boring and something sad.”

  1. Justus Beckmann says:

    Hmmm…. I do not totally agree with you on Sunshine. Can we call it “poetic science fiction”? I like that movie.
    Lem is a totally different league. I love his work, but it is very intellectual. And more intelligent than 99% of the stuff you get to read or see in any genre.


  2. Max Fun says:

    Did you know Lem has written also about an astronaut called Pirx? A coincidence?

    Opowie?ci o pilocie Pirxie (Kertomuksia avaruuslentäjä Pirxistä, 1968) (Not translated into Finnish yet.)