-- "40 Years After Apollo 11, NASA Maps Out the Future"
-- "NASA Lost Moon Footage, But Hollywood Restores It"
-- "40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Celebrated in Liverpool, UK"
-- "Neil Armstrong Remembers Dead Astronauts 40 Years After His Moonwalk"
* Happy early birthday to faramirgirl, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!
* sittingduck1313 has been been working on a science fiction version of Diana Wynne Jones's The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. Visit toughguidescifi and check out his results!
* I've been thinking about disaster movies in preparation for the WorldCon panel "It's a Disaster!" Here's the description: Disaster movies reflect their times. From nuclear war to terrorism to eco-catastrophe, what do these movies tell us about ourselves? Do they help us deal with our fears or just make things worse? (I've found some useful lists of disaster movies here and here, among other places.)
Please let me know what you think in my Disaster Movies Poll! (More than one answer per question is welcome, as are additional comments.) Thanks!
DISASTER MOVIES POLL
What's the best disaster movie about nuclear war?
What's the best disaster movie about a natural/ecologial/environmental catastrophe?
What's the best disaster movie about a virus/plague/contagion?
What's the best disaster movie about a historical catastrophe?
What's the best disaster movie about an alien or monster attack?
What's the worst disaster movie ever?
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