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The Booth At The End

by DJ on August 29th, 2012 at 12:29am

Just came across this excellent sci-fi series, which is currently airing new episodes of its second season exclusively on Hulu (for free). (You can also catch up on all five episodes of the 1st season at the link below.) But it’s as good as anything you’ll find on pay cable or the networks.

The subject matter can get pretty dark, but there’s no violence depicted, nor foul language to speak of… in fact, unlike most typical science fiction fare, you also won’t find any aliens, spaceships, fight scenes, explosions, or special f/x. It all takes place within a diner — specifically, in a booth at the end. The thing it shares with great sci-fi is great writing and intriguing stories.

I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get past the fact that the setting never changes, if I’d feel stifled by the production — but it hasn’t been an issue at all. Wonderful directing and great acting (from some people you may recognize) also contribute to make this a must-see for fans of the genre.

http://www.hulu.com/the-booth-at-the-end

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Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!

by DJ on August 25th, 2012 at 5:00pm

Saluting Neil Armstrong today — he transcends the title of American Hero… he is truly a hero of all the Earth. Even if we put a man on Mars, it won’t be as big a leap for mankind as when he became the first person to set foot on the moon; that act dramatically changed how we viewed the entire universe — not as something “out there” and “ever unreachable”, but as a whole new frontier to be explored.

There’s an anecdote about Neil’s moon landing that has been floating around for some years, which has since been proven false — but it’s a great story, nonetheless, and I think many people sort of wanted it to be true. Read the details below on Snopes.com.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/mrgorsky.asp

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