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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Oh, How I Do Love Winter Break!

Just finished Doris Kearns Goodwin's No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt -- The Home Front in World War II and am starting Cicely Veronica Wedgwood's The Thirty Years War. Evenings, Eric and I have been watching tee vee sf remembered from childhood on dvd -- Blakes 7 (his childhood) and The Starlost (mine). I will say, watching these one really is struck, yet again, by what hoary cliches literally every stunning! disruptive! radical! accelerating! Robot Cult conceit really ends up being. Those guys really are just cranking the same jangly tune over and over from the old futurological calliope.

1 comment:

joe said...

Blakes 7 has one of the best endings in SF tv history....

The Starlost is ....lost on me *cough*, must be an American thing.