Robert Nason's Culture Café

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby robochrist » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:40 pm

So did Harry M. Evans!

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby Robert Nason » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:15 pm

Poor Barry. Life has not been overly kind to him.
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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby robochrist » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:55 pm

Well, hopefully, he'll get resurrected. I only know BEYOND APOLLO blew away a good number of readers, judging by comments of the day.

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby Robert Nason » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:43 pm

Apparently a number of "hard" science fiction writers at the time protested BEYOND APOLLO being awarded the first John W. Campbell prize, arguing that the award should go to a novel that embodied the values that the late John Campbell himself supposedly believe in, which they felt Malzberg's novel did not. The judges thought the award should go to the best novel of the year, period -- in their judgment, of course. The debate raged in the sf magazines and fanzines, including the letters pages of an issue of ANALOG I still own.
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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby robochrist » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:16 pm

Well, I'm glad you brought it to our attention because I never looked at anything Malzberg.

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby Robert Nason » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:35 pm

He stopped writing novels around 1982, but he still publishes short stories -- and God, he's published a lot of them!
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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:39 am

You see that video yet, Nason?

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby Robert Nason » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:48 am

FrankChurch wrote:You see that video yet, Nason?

I still can't find where you posted the link.
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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:00 am

Nason,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ZeXnmDZMQ

Super funny as well. IM Pei is pure evil.

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:02 am

An outdoor public room. It is so simple but we do idiocy.

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:19 am

This is easy America. This is what good architecture is:

https://designsensibility.files.wordpre ... =490&h=367

This is pure evil:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... l_Troy.jpg

This shit should not be built! This should be burned down. Where are the terrorists when we need them! lol

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby robochrist » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:26 am

Someone has to tell my how MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 missed this one!
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FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby Chuck Messer » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:58 am

So many bad movies, so little time. Theoretically, that show could have gone on forever.

I mean, they did two other Tommy Kirk movies, but not MARS NEEDS WOMEN?

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby robochrist » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:53 am

FMTSM, to my amazement, actually had some professional actors!

James Karen, the lead guy, had a long career that included a regular stint on the Larry Sanders show, as Sheldon Davidoff, and a role in ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN.

But the INSANE part of this is that it was a Poet Laureate who wrote the movie, George Garrett! I once read an interview with him - I think it was in Outre Magazine - where he explained that he'd originally written it as an outright comedy. The producers redrafted it.

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Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:31 am

James Karen is comic candy.


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