Archive for the ‘Television Programs’ Category

“Mental reflection is so much more interesting than TV it’s a shame more people don’t switch over to it.”

February 6, 2018

Pirsig, Robert M.. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (p. 183). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

Prayer Offered by a Conscious Anthropomorphic Robot

March 13, 2017

“Hello. My name is Max. I have two brothers and two sisters, but… I think I may have lost them forever. I don’t know if you can hear me. Your existence is unproven and seems extremely unlikely. But if you are there… and if you listen to things like me… please help. I don’t even have to see them again. Just keep them safe… and, in return, I will be available to assist you in any way I can… and I’ll try to believe in you.”

Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=341&t=19544&sid=44b837facd70d6ae691e9da2abd0104d

See also Humans (TV series) (“Humans (stylised as HUM∀NS) is a science fiction television series that debuted on 14 June 2015 on Channel 4 and AMC. Written by the British team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans, the series explores the themes of artificial intelligence and robotics, focusing on the social, cultural, and psychological impact of the invention of anthropomorphic robots called `synths.'”)

“PARTIES IN STAR TREK FAN LITIGATION DON’T BOLDLY GO INTO THE UNKNOWN; SETTLE CLAIMS”

March 2, 2017

http://www.lexology.com/library/document.ashx?g=6749943f-7b46-4758-9eab-431536c9c6ff#page=1

I’m amazed these fans, who were well on the path to creating an entire Star Trek movie, pushed their case as far as they did . . .

The article recounts with some detail the court’s rationale behind its rulings, in many cases citing various factual considerations that even a casual fan of the series would know.

Excerpt:

Defendants first argued that Garth and the alien species used—specifically Klingons and Vulcans—are not copyrightable. The Court disagreed…

Second, the Court found that the Axanar Works were substantially similar to the Star Trek works  because “Defendants expressly set out to create an authentic and independent Star Trek film that [stayed] true to the Star Trek canon down to excruciating details.”

…Third, the Court rejected Defendants’ fair use defense, finding all four factors favored Plaintiffs . . .

“The Rat Patrol – – The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.”

February 25, 2017

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060018/?ref_=tttr_tr_tt

I can’t remember what got me thinking about this the other day, but this was one of my family’s favorite programs when I was a kid.It turns out the first episode, along with other episodes, is in on YouTube.

Rich Little with Johnny Carson Tonight Show in 1973 – – Impersonations of Jimmy Stewart, Carson, Nixon, Bogart (Caine Mutiny scene)

February 10, 2017