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Star Trek: Animated series ... S1 E14 The Slaver Weapon

Discussion in 'TV Talk' started by Bob the Unbeliever, May 21, 2019.

  1. Bob the Unbeliever

    Bob the Unbeliever Well-Known Member

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    This is too cool! Star Trek-- written by Larry Niven (who is credited with the story)

    It is literally adapted from a story he had written in his Known Space series.

    Open scene: Spok is describing a stasis box, found on the planet Kizin (from Niven's Kizinti).

    Pretty cool... :)
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I've never watched the animate series. But this one seems utterly cool to me because I really like the Man-Kzin war series.
     
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    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    It was indeed a nice episode. :)
     
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    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    I remember being shocked--SHOCKED I tell you--when I saw that episode at the time...I didn't see the two universes as being one...only later did I realize that if they can interact with the Evil Kirk and Spock (not to mention Sulu...and Uhuru....uh, sorry, my mind drifted...) universe, then why not with Niven's universe?
     
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    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    Of course, they also made, "More Tribbles More Troubles"....
     
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    If Enterprise had continued with a fifth season the Kzinti were slated to return. They’d already started pre-production on them when the ax fell.
     
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    I was 7 when that series came out, but I remembered the episode and made the connection years later after I started reading Niven.

    Yeah. It is pretty cool.

    I bought the DVD set a while back along with the set for the original Johnny Quest. Great stuff.
     
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  8. Bob the Unbeliever

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    Cool! I did not know that, thanks.
     
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    I loved reading Larry Niven's Known Space series. Alas, as he is a Name Worth Reckoning, his eBook versions are too pricey these days, and I haven't read anything in years.

    It's a pity, he did not quit writing when the eBook revolution began, with the first Kindle. (which I used to have-- loaned it out, and the borrower busted it. Shame, really. It was quite hackable...)
     
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    I bought "World of the Ptavvs" from my neighbor's yardsale for a quarter in the late 1970's and that started me on Niven. I think I have read almost everything he has published.

    It would cost a small fortune to get the Kindle library I want. It will have to remain a project in the making. In the meantime, good old paper books are pretty cheap and easy to get used.
     
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    That's one of his better works, IMO. I've read it several times-- always in dead-tree versions, naturally. :)

    You are correct: Niven's eBooks come dear, if you buy them new. So, I only own a few.

    It's kind of a pity that used eBooks are not a thing.... ;)

    I would have too many dead tree books, if I permitted myself to buy them again. It was a problem...
     
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