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Are you really "just some guy"?[edit]

I suspect every editor is a time traveling android until otherwise proven. I'm on to your games. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 18:54, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Are you saying that time-traveling androids CANNOT also be "just some guy"? Anti-droid prejudice!! ;-) Gregstevens (talk) 19:04, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Better call Will Smith. Bubba41102Taste the shortness 19:06, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
If we learned anything from Terminator 2, it's that Terminators Are People Too GregstevensShowing my age 19:09, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
I was refrencing I robot :) Bubba41102Taste the shortness 19:11, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
I know! I totally got that. ;-) And I'm a big enough science fiction nerd that I had to just make another sci fi reference. Gregstevens (talk) 19:21, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
That movie was a good movie but nothing like teh original issac asimov series of stories. Bubba41102Taste the shortness 19:23, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Much of Asimov's stuff is very "thinky" and so tough to translate into movies. Same reason attempts to make a movie out of Dune (another amazing set of books!) have never been stellar, I think. Gregstevens (talk) 19:29, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
I dunno, I'd very much like a "thinky" movie. Most current movies are just people doing dumb shit without thinking anything through (and they still come out victorious!). Not everything needs to be translated into quick flashy visuals to be compelling to the viewer. 141.134.75.236 (talk) 19:49, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Well, I totally agree. I think it can be TOUGH to translate a book with a lot of "mental monologue" into a movie, but it's not impossible. I mean, heck: Bladerunner is one of the best movies of all time, IMO, and it wasn't exactly fast-paced!! But I guess sometimes these attempts turn out poorly because directors feel "compelled" to make the movie something that the book was not, in order to soothe the masses, etc. That's my thought about I, Robot, anyway. Gregstevens (talk) 19:56, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
I think interstellar did thinky very well, I was thinking about what was going ot happen throughout the entire movie, yet it was more comprehendable than 2001. Interstellar was also very good at toying with your emotions too (but thats a topic for another time) Bubba41102Taste the shortness 19:01, 7 May 2015 (UTC)