Also, TORn has reminded everyone to be certain to vote (or vote again) now for this year's ORC Awards. I do have a "horse in the race" - Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, which includes a chapter I wrote, is up for the second category, "Best Tolkien themed book published in 2005" - but regardless of which nominees you support, be sure to vote!
Incidentally, is anyone attending The One Ring Celebration later this month?
Fourth, we have joined Netflix, and we're merrily catching up on our genre history by watching those films that somehow got away. I was pleased to see how many early and international movies were included in the library. Do you have any unsung, older, or off-the-beaten-path films or series, especially in the science fiction/fantasy/horror genres, that you recommend?
And last, a quote for the day:
In the first place you remember a single deluge only, but there were many previous ones; in the next place, you do not know that there formerly dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived, and that you and your whole city are descended from a small seed or remnant of them which survived. And this was unknown to you, because, for many generations, the survivors of that destruction died, leaving no written word.
from Plato's "Timaeus"