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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:45 AM

For science fiction aficionados, if you want to bend your mind a bit

Check out Charlie Jade. It deals with several alternate universes. Possibly the most interesting thing is, it is a Canada, South Africa production and is filmed mostly in South Africa. I highly recommend you read the Wikki overview unless you want to turn your mind into a pretzel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Jade

Some very nice film techniques, including color coding the different "verses" ala Traffic. It only lasted one season, although scripts have been written for the second season and it seems to have worldwide distributuion. The theory is, it was too complex for the average viewer.

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Reply For science fiction aficionados, if you want to bend your mind a bit (Original post)
NV Whino Jul 2012 OP
cyberswede Jul 2012 #1
Neoma Jul 2012 #2
gateley Aug 2012 #3
gateley Aug 2012 #4

Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:01 PM

1. Thanks!

I'm watching Farscape with my 11 y.o. son now (he loves it), and we're always on the lookout for new stuff!

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

2. Hmmm.

Sex scenes in later seasons. Just warning.

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Response to NV Whino (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 01:24 PM

3. I'm going to check it out.

Also, the Wiki piece said the writer was influenced by the book, The Culture Of Make Believe. I hadn't heard of it, but here's the Wiki bit:

The Culture of Make Believe is a non-fiction book by Derrick Jensen, first published in 2002. In the book the author explores the origins of human destructiveness, primarily through the lens of racism, using historical, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and personal anecdotes as tools for understanding.

Hmmmmm.


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