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(07-22-2011 02:59 AM)Scythe Matters Wrote: [ -> ]That's sweet! I like that idea of talking to your "space sibling."

I only broached the subject because the idea of alternate Universes just fascinates me. Guess it's my Sci-Fi geekiness showing Wink

Oh absolutely it's fascinating! Sometimes I wish I took more time to explore those ideas. But silly ol' things like housekeeping & feeding children get in the way Tongue

Aaaand I proudly wave the Sci-Fi Geek flag as a big fan of Star Wars - that was HUUUUGE for me and my lil' bro' growing up. We'd play-act Star Wars w/the neighborhood kids, I remember getting into a fight w/my best friend one day because she would not relinquish the role of Princess Leia, even though by golly it was MY turn. Even now if I'm flipping channels and come across one of the movies I ALWAYS stop to watch, and annoy my viewing companions by calling out dialogue or blurting out "new scene!" during one of the remastered episodes.

Yeah, it's pretty annoying....
Your comment had me remembering growing up too, and the influence of Star Wars at the time. We in the neighborhood would run around in the evening having flashlight wars, pretending they were the Star Wars blasters, and we would make the laser sound effects with our voices. I can't imagine how awful it must have sounded to the adults, all these kids running around flashing their lights and shouting. It was fun though.

But with the new movies being kind of cruddy, I don't pay much attention to Star Wars anymore. But in keeping with the spirit of the original post, I suppose a battle of the Star Wars universe against the Star Trek universe would be interesting?

-Rey

(07-22-2011 07:37 AM)burma.girl Wrote: [ -> ]Oh absolutely it's fascinating! Sometimes I wish I took more time to explore those ideas. But silly ol' things like housekeeping & feeding children get in the way Tongue

Aaaand I proudly wave the Sci-Fi Geek flag as a big fan of Star Wars - that was HUUUUGE for me and my lil' bro' growing up. We'd play-act Star Wars w/the neighborhood kids, I remember getting into a fight w/my best friend one day because she would not relinquish the role of Princess Leia, even though by golly it was MY turn. Even now if I'm flipping channels and come across one of the movies I ALWAYS stop to watch, and annoy my viewing companions by calling out dialogue or blurting out "new scene!" during one of the remastered episodes.

Yeah, it's pretty annoying....
Quote:Star Wars universe against the Star Trek universe would be interesting?

James T Kirk, would kick Darth Vadar`s a*se..........And Princess Leia would fall in love with him....
* Hi 5 to the Sci-fi geek!
Dawn will walk into the living room when I am soaking up "Wonders of the Universe", or something on the History Channel, and just roll her eyes.
I have several responses - none are acceptable to post here...
I love sci-fi....what's wrong with shows on the History Channel?
(07-22-2011 07:21 AM)old honda rider Wrote: [ -> ]Wait... ya mean that the universe wasn't created by the Flying Spaghetti Monster??

Heresy, I say! Heresy! Burn all unbelievers at the stake!

Or in a pot of boiling water for about 7 minutes with a little salt.

Big Grin

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I'm a equal opportunity deist Wink

I was 18 when Star Wars came out so I never got to play those games. Though I did go to a few SF conventions. And when Trek was on TV, I didn't have an geek friends to play with. I'm making up for lost time now...... Three cheers for the geeks!!!!
Well, I’ll tell you, growing up at that time and playing those games was really fun. As kids, we were just in awe of Star Wars. I remember my friend from across the neighborhood got the first toy Light Saber when it came out, which was just a long plastic light up tube attached to a flash light thing.

My parents thought they were too expensive, so they wouldn’t buy me one. So I went about and tried to make one myself. All I could find was an old yellow plastic table leg, short from a kids table, to use as a blade, and I attached it to a metal flashlight. It would light up good, only problem was, it was way too short, the blade was only a few inches longer than the flashlight itself. No problem, I just called it my “Light Dagger”. But it was no match for a full length saber, and our battles must have been a comedic sight to watch. Of course my opponent could have just cut me down at any time, but he would hold back, letting me deflect his blows with my pitiful attempt at a weapon, just so the duel could last a little longer.

I wonder if that summer still exists somewhere in string theory universe form, and may I visit it again, just for a little while?
I'm thinking that, in another Universe, you had one of the store-bought light sabers, Rey Wink

At my age, in that summer of Star Wars, I would lay on a blanket and wish for the Millennium Falcon to come whisk me away. From time to time I still do....
Was watching a program on The Science Channel last night about wormholes, narrated by Morgan Freeman. I think my head hurt afterwards, because some of the schtuff they talked about was just a mite over my head, although some of the terms I recognized from college! All that physics stuff still hangs around in the ol pumpkin somewheres.
(07-25-2011 08:46 PM)boomer Wrote: [ -> ]Was watching a program on The Science Channel last night about wormholes, narrated by Morgan Freeman. I think my head hurt afterwards, because some of the schtuff they talked about was just a mite over my head, although some of the terms I recognized from college! All that physics stuff still hangs around in the ol pumpkin somewheres.

I have wormholes in my garden.....
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