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  1. Kaykaykay

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    I have a vague memory of that episode and now want to see it again.

    I've never found horror-slasher movies entertaining, because I could not buy into them, so they're laughable, not scary. But I found Twilight Zone chilling, because it made me think, and all those possibilities of the unknown were quite scary.
     
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    Along with the Twilight Zone I also really liked The Outer Limits.

    BTW, does anyone remember a series called Project Blue Book (I think?)?

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    The original Outer Limits series gave me nightmares as a child when I first saw it.

    Project U.F.O. Was a TV series loosely based on Project Blue Book. In some countries the series was known as Project Blue Book.

    image-1748451494.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_U.F.O.
     
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    i liked The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits too.
     
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    + 1 for Battlestar Galatica, Star Wars and Star Trek, loved those shows. How about Lost in Space--used to love that show as well! By chance, is Wrath of Khan the one where one of the Star Trekkers gets that scorpion bug thing inserted in his ear?

    Also, loved Star Wars quite a bit I have the R2-D2 special edition Droid phone! :D
     
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    Yes to that. Late 70's show loosely based on the
    U.S. Air Force "Project Blue Book" which investigated UFO sightings. Was pretty good for the era.

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    Yes, Khan was the crazed guy who inserted bugs into people.

    I'm going to have to google the R2-D2 phone now. It sounds great. I once saw a hilarious backpack shaped like C3PO -- you wore it like Chewbacca wore C3PO on his back after he'd been taken apart for scrap.

    Oh, look, an iPad is involved: http://www.geekalerts.com/c-3po-backpack/
     
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    Wow, those backpacks are really cute. Even the Gremlin and yoda one is cool to!! Too funny, sure wouldn't want to wear that on a hot day, though!!
     
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    Agree with the sleepless nights. Especially after this episode "The Galaxy Being" where the alien is able to follow a TV signal and materialize on Earth.

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    The quote feature wouldn't accept my reply so I'll try this way.

    Agree with the sleepless nights aspect of The Outer Limits. The episode "The Galaxy Being"
    was so frightening as a kid.

    An alien viewed on a monitor at a TV station travels along the station's signal beam and materialises on Earth.

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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/OL-thegalaxybeing.jpg


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    Is anyone aware of the fact that when the telecommunications satellite was finally invented, it couldn't be patented because Arthur C Clarke had described it so completely in his SF work that no aspect of its build, launch, function or orbit could be considered new technology?

    Cue Telstar by the Tormadoes.

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    I believe that the same thing applied to the waterbed. Heinlein had a detailed enough description of his hydraulic bed in Stranger in a Strange Land that a lot of the details of the modern waterbed couldn't be patented.
     
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    Heineken! Was it full of lager?

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    Lol. I think spellcheck has never heard of Robert A Heinlein.

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