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Doctor Clu's Dissertations


Posted by doctorclu, 23 July 2017 · 92 views

And Valerian was just that good.
Heroes were likeable, the situation plausible, the action was good but not too much. 
Those oppressed you like, and the oppressors the reasons are likely.
I can go into more detail later since the movie was just released last Friday, but for Sci-Fi buffs I found the movie enjoyable. ...

Family Guy is one one sci-fi/fantasy/comic book universe I would eliminate

Posted by doctorclu, 23 July 2017 · 88 views
Family Guy
Like many times, this thought was inspired by a conversation on Facebook.
Friend #1
Time for a debate.  If you could eliminate one sci-fi / fantasy / Comic book universe from fandom in general which one would it be and why?  Friend #2
Family Guy. The humor is shock for shock's sake, it promotes abuse on women (Meg), it turns literally an...

My Dissertation on a female Doctor Who

Posted by doctorclu, 18 July 2017 · 298 views

Friend # 1
Ok..just gonna say right off the bat...I am not a fan of Dr. Who...that being said...why is everyone freaking out about a female Doctor? I don't get it! The gender of the doctor is completely irrelevant! It's about as dumb as when people freaked out about there not being enough white American actors in Rogue One...or the new Star Trek series......

My Thoughts on Panhandlers: How to Find Those Really in Need?

Posted by doctorclu, 17 July 2017 · 140 views

So I am curious about those that stand out in 100 degree heat and direct sunlight asking for money/help. Is that part of the pity act?   How do we really know who to help and who is just a conman?
Context: I came across a man outside a store asking for money to buy food at a Jack-In-The-Box that was nearby. I said meet me there and I'll b...

"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!"

Posted by doctorclu, 26 April 2017 · 309 views
Star Trek, The Next Generation
"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!" Initial comment on Facebook by a friend:
"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!" Comment 1 :Yeah. She did suck. Comment 2: She worked some nerves. Comment 3: She wasn't that bad. My Comment:
You have to remember it in context. Gates McFadden was actually really flat as an actress the first season. Really they all were and try...

Why can't things be black and white? How about black and grey?

Posted by doctorclu, 19 February 2017 · 262 views

Why can't everything be black and white? That question got me thinking.
In a LARP I am part of a fighter company or family where the colors black and grey and from the above question I realize how true to life those colors area.
First off nothing is ever optimal or perfect which we'll assign the color white.  White or godlike perfecti...

Getting Things on the Internet That Maybe We Shouldn't :P

Posted by doctorclu, 14 February 2017 · 225 views

Today I saw Bill Kendrick get his Atari 1200XL on Facebook .
"Posting via my Atari 1200XL (telneting to my Linux laptop, and running Links browser to visit FB mobile site). Did it work!?"

Honestly, if I had to connect up the Intellivision today, and I've been thinking about doing it again for fun BECAUSE I CAN :P , I would need to d...

My First 40 Years of Computing

Posted by doctorclu, 22 January 2017 · 228 views

I was asked what got me interested in the Atari and later what got me to move onto other computer platforms.
So this is my story:
1977 - Dad had the Sol Terminal 20.   Cool machine.   Lots of Trek80 and Targ played.
-------- We got a Sears Telegames system, which got us into Atari stuff.
1980 - Sold newspaper subscripti...

7800 vs. XEGS: What Was It Like in the 80s?

Posted by doctorclu, 06 January 2017 · 220 views

Wrote a my experience in a thread of what it was really like in the late eighties in the Dallas area.  You can read the story here:

Ron Glass known on Barney Miller and Firefly dies at age 71.

Posted by doctorclu, 26 November 2016 · 306 views

"Ron Glass , who shot to fame with his role on the television series Barney Miller , has sadly died at the age of 71.  The actor died on Friday (November 25) after a battle with various illnesses, his rep told TMZ ." 
More from this TMZ article here .