Category:Science fiction short stories. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Short stories & novelettes in the genre of science fiction.
Subcategories This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total. Pages in category "Science fiction short stories" 15 Shockingly Powerful Forces That Secretly Run the World. The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time. How to Help Kids Cope with Irrational Fears. The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains. 4 Video Games That Are Actually Worthy of a Movie Adaptation. 4 Video Games That Desperately Need a Movie Adaptation. Like many of you, I'm pretty big on deconstructing and nitpicking both movies and video games.
Movies based on video games are my particular pet peeve, as it seems like they never get the essence of the source material right. I mean, just think about the movies about Final Fantasy, and how they managed to mess up practically everything that makes the games tick. Really, the mere thought makes me so angry that I ought to take this conveniently placed giant mallet and ... 5 Mind-Blowing Scientific Answers to Life's 'Big Questions'
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But it doesn't necessarily teach critical thinking, because the available books to do reports on are often limited, and the interpretation of those book reports are done by teachers who do not use critical thought as a basis for their grading of the content. Often students, especially in elementary and middle school, are guided to the books they will report on. They are given an assignment, they are told to write X number of words, and they're graded on hitting certain points and having the appropriate grammar and spelling for their grade level. Let me put it another way: I had tested 12th grade reading comprehension in 2nd grade. Because of that I had full access to the school libraries, where other kids in my class were limited to two sections of children's entertainment books.
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Who is out there to write their crossovers? " Well ask no more, because someone has finally stepped up to pen those stories, and his name is history. We already live in a world in which brilliant, crazy and influential people have teamed up in unlikely partnerships. The results were usually insane, if not world-changing. #5. 12 Sequels That Completely Change How You View The Original Story.
I think Sarah Connor Chronicles also applies too.
It zeroed in on of of the most important and intriguing concepts and implications that T2 introduced to the canon, which T3 and T4 never bothered to follow up on, which was that Skynet's advanced A.I. also included the capacity for learning morality, compassion, and the value of life. So the show introduced an entire faction of Skynet machines who didn't see humans and machines wiping each other out as an inevitability, and wanted to pursue some level of co-existence. 5 Villains Who Went Out of Their Way to Screw Their Own Plan.
If you're the type of person who enjoys picking apart movies, by far the easiest (and most amusing) starting point is to simply rewatch the movie from the villain's perspective.
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That's why pointing out the dumb mistakes that movie characters make is one of our favorite things to talk about. These are the times when the filmmakers are hoping you get so enthralled with the action that you forget how much more easily the whole thing could have been resolved, if somebody hadn't dropped the ball ... #5. How long would Batman last in the real world? 15 Shockingly Powerful Forces That Secretly Run the World. 6 Movies That Inadvertently Remade Other Movies. Hollywood studios have a tendency to produce suspiciously similar movies, sometimes within the same year.
We're pretty sure that for a while there in the early '00s, every movie was The Matrix. But then there are movies, sometimes decades apart, that seem to have absolutely nothing to do with each other ... and yet, when you look at them carefully, they turn out to be the exact same thing. Movies like ... #6. Idiocracy Is a Cruel Movie And You Should Be Ashamed For Liking It. A Map Of The U.S., If There Had Never Been A Mexican-American War. I think Texas would probably be part of Mexico again if not annexed by the U.S.
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I'm speaking as someone who has years of Jesuit education and has been a devoted SF fan for a long time. One of the things I remember hearing is, "Is your concept of God so small that it can't include other intelligent life? " I also remember a great scene from Enemy Mine where the human character is listening to the teachings of the alien lizard character reading from his holy book. How TV Ruined your Life. Why Do We Have Blood Types? 10 Of The Most Bizarre Books Ever Written.
Books If literary history teaches us one thing, it’s that people were just as confused and immature in the Middle Ages as they are now. From unsolvable codes to 13th-century penis doodles in the margins of bibles, history is like an all-encompassing high school cliche that never comes to an end. These books span the course of written history, and they’re all utterly bizarre. 10Codex Seraphinianus. 10 Myths And Untold Facts About Ancient Greece And Rome. Misconceptions Ancient Greece and Rome are fascinating to our modern minds and for good reason.
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