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Open the Pod Bay Door

HAL became operational on 12 January 1992 at the HAL Laboratories in Urbana, Illinois, as production number 3. Yep: it’s HAL’s birthday. 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact are available on Amazon DVD. Both are awesome. Addendum: a reader on Facebook pointed me to this lovely takeoff, which I hadn’t seen […]

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Stormtroopers

Of course, then they’d be able to hit their targets, so best not to try it. Site Note: Now that the biggest part of my meme backlog is cleared out (more than 250 of them!), I’ve cut back the posting speed: as of this week, new posts will come out “about” 3x/week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and […]

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The Ultimate Chick Flick

Or, as TV writer Rick Polito put it in a 1998 TV listing, “Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.”

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