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Scotland and Science Fiction 05 Oct 2014 22:57 #1

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Space oddities: Scotland's influence on 50s US B-movies

Don't ask...



meanwhile...
"The Man from Planet X definitely rises above the campy fun of Devil Girl from Mars." says Prof Grant.

Directed by David MacDonald and released in 1954, it stars Nyah "a statuesque, leather-clad woman from another world".

The Martian and her robot familiar land near a small Scottish town with the aim of boosting the Red Planet's dramatically declining male population with Highlanders.

But she finds the Scotsmen reluctant to travel to with her to Mars, and the local women unwilling to let them go without a fight.



Horror...



www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-29312855

Seriously though if you have not yet read this book by fellow Scottish musician....



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Scotland and Science Fiction 05 Oct 2014 23:06 #2

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rodin wrote:
Space oddities: Scotland's influence on 50s US B-movies

Don't ask...



meanwhile...
"The Man from Planet X definitely rises above the campy fun of Devil Girl from Mars." says Prof Grant.

Directed by David MacDonald and released in 1954, it stars Nyah "a statuesque, leather-clad woman from another world".

The Martian and her robot familiar land near a small Scottish town with the aim of boosting the Red Planet's dramatically declining male population with Highlanders.

But she finds the Scotsmen reluctant to travel to with her to Mars, and the local women unwilling to let them go without a fight.



Horror...



www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-29312855

Seriously though if you have not yet read this book by fellow Scottish musician....



.. yer missin' oot

Here we go again... :roll:
Oh no... is it 3:36 again?
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Scotland and Science Fiction 05 Oct 2014 23:08 #3

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Och aye

To understand who rules over you look to whom you tube can't criticise

The media isn't there to cover the news
It's there to cover the news up

All establishment lies pass through three stages
First, they are accepted as being self evident
Second, they are exposed by diligent research
Third, they are enforced

"Communism is the bloodiest, most difficult and the most terrible way from capitalism to capitalism" from Under the Sign of the Scorpion by Juri Lina
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Scotland and Science Fiction 10 Oct 2014 12:57 #4

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Avacyn wrote:

Here we go again... :roll:

You have come with me before? When was that?
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"Communism is the bloodiest, most difficult and the most terrible way from capitalism to capitalism" from Under the Sign of the Scorpion by Juri Lina
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Scotland and Science Fiction 10 Oct 2014 20:28 #5

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rodin wrote:
Avacyn wrote:

Here we go again... :roll:

You have come with me before? When was that?

I don't need to join you in therapy...

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Scotland and Science Fiction 10 Oct 2014 20:30 #6

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Avacyn wrote:
I don't need to join you in therapy... :roll:

Where is that again, just north of donibristle?
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"Communism is the bloodiest, most difficult and the most terrible way from capitalism to capitalism" from Under the Sign of the Scorpion by Juri Lina
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Scotland and Science Fiction 10 Oct 2014 20:58 #7

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rodin wrote:
Avacyn wrote:
I don't need to join you in therapy... :roll:

Where is that again, just north of donibristle?

You should know, you go to your therapy sessions, not me...

Anyways...

Oh no... is it 3:36 again?
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Iain Banks
Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies (Listeni/ˈmɪŋɨz/).
Following the publication and success of The Wasp Factory (1984), Banks began to write on a full-time basis. His first science fiction book, Consider Phlebas, was released in 1987, marking the start of the popular The Culture series. His books have been adapted for theatre, radio and television. In 2008, The Times named Banks in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".[2] In September 2012 Banks was revealed as one of the Guests of Honour at the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3. In April 2013, Banks announced that he had inoperable cancer and was unlikely to live beyond a year.[3] He died on 9 June 2013.[4].........

In late 2004, Banks was a member of a group of British politicians and media figures who campaigned to have Prime Minister Tony Blair impeached following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In protest he cut up his passport and posted it to 10 Downing Street, the address of the British prime minister—in a Socialist Review interview, Banks explained that his passport protest occurred after he "abandoned the idea of crashing my Land Rover through the gates of Fife dockyard, after spotting the guys armed with machine guns."........

In 2010 Banks called for a cultural and educational boycott of Israel following the Gaza flotilla raid incident. In a letter to The Guardian newspaper, Banks stated that he had instructed his agent to turn down any further book translation deals with Israeli publishers:
Appeals to reason, international law, U.N. resolutions and simple human decency mean—it is now obvious—nothing to Israel ... I would urge all writers, artists and others in the creative arts, as well as those academics engaging in joint educational projects with Israeli institutions, to consider doing everything they can to convince Israel of its moral degradation and ethical isolation, preferably by simply having nothing more to do with this outlaw state.

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"Communism is the bloodiest, most difficult and the most terrible way from capitalism to capitalism" from Under the Sign of the Scorpion by Juri Lina
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