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I've seen several (all?) episodes of this to-date. There's a clear set of repeating elements, as Mr. Gifford points out earlier in this thread. One of those elements is the sound-bite interview with the subject's biographer.

:idea: Is it too much to hope that Bill Patterson is interviewed in the Heinlein episode? Or that someone from Team Heinlein(tm) here was at least involved in some way in the production?


Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:20 pm
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I think there is two chances that there will have someone who really knows much about Heinlein. Slim and none.


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ChuckA wrote:
I think there is two chances that there will have someone who really knows much about Heinlein. Slim and none.


I met Slim once, and he really does know a lot about RAH.


Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:32 pm
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There's a nod to RAH here: http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/15 ... ?hpt=hp_c2


Does anyone know if this series can be downloaded? My PVR has had trouble recording it in Canada.


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You didn't miss much. It was about what I expected, a slicked up and dumbed down show that ignored everything except robots. Nothing about the Foundation trilogy or his years working for the Navy in WWII. I was surprised that Cambell was even mintioned and there was nothing about Heinlein getting him a job in the navy.


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Same impression. It was all to Ridley Scott's agenda, which had nothing to do with the reality of IA and/or his work. Concentrated entirely on his "robot" stories, and featured innumerable extracts from the Will Smith I, Robot travesty along with a detour through the Robin Williams Bicentennial Man travesty. They devoted all of two minutes to IA's immense body of non-fiction in his "the Great Explainer" role.

I fully expect the RAH chapter to be equally flawed. Remember, Verhoaxer is also involved in this project, so expect a lot of shots from ST-The Travesty.

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Maybe I should be glad I can't get it. Sounds like I'd likely be disappointed. Thanks.


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Same here. After reading the first half of Patterson's bio of Heinlein, I doubt that anything the mainstream news or entertainment industries could produce would interest me, and suspect the same is true of Heinlein fans in general.

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Hope: noun
1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen

http://www.heinleinsociety.org/2012/02/ ... e-fiction/

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Zero hour is 10:00 pm tonight [ET-US, repeat at 1:00 am] on Science cable channel for the RAH episode of "Prophets".

I feel like that guy at the start of the first Dirty Harry movie; even though I'm expecting a train wreck, "I gots to know" how many rounds Dirty Scott and Dirty Verhoaxer have left in those pistols. Sigh. Prolly catch the second airing, another show that I really want to watch airs at 10:00 tonight on another cable channel.

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