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Silent Running

I haven't seen Silent Running in quite some time. I'd rather like to.

So, have you seen Silent Running?

Yes, I have - repeatedly.
17(25.8%)
Yes, I have.
22(33.3%)
No, but I've heard of it.
8(12.1%)
What is this "Silent Running" of which you speak? Would it be some form of popular entertainment?
19(28.8%)

. . . and if so, did you like it?

I haven't seen this thing.
14(21.9%)
I liked it.
9(14.1%)
I liked it in spite of it being a pile of sentimental hippy toss.
10(15.6%)
I liked it because of it being a pile of sentimental hippy toss.
10(15.6%)
It was alright.
4(6.2%)
I didn't like it.
1(1.6%)
I didn't like it because it was sentimental hippy toss.
1(1.6%)
Hatstand.
15(23.4%)


Jon and Kathryn have been and gone, it was great to see them, and I enjoyed the Joyriders a lot. It was the best free concert I've been to in a long while, and I got a CD of their complete output too. The flat's also tider than it's been in ages. Which is nice. More of you should come visit, OK? I've said this before, and quite frankly I'm a little disappointed in how few of you take me up on it.

In other news, we have some tentative Gigantor dates. Nothing until October, and obviously we'll let you know what they are as soon as they become definite. In the meantime, we'll be taking part in a night called "Alternative Culture" in the inevitable Park Room / Underground / Whatever on the 30th of September, along with (I believe) Cyberia, Bitch and Ascension. Could be a lot of fun.
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Arguably. Few evenings wouldn't be improved by a dose of Dark Star, though.
I can't remember if I liked it or not, or even if I've seen it all the way through.
I think I caught the ending twice before I saw the beginning. It was only after the second time that I looked up what film it was.
I've been forbidden from watching it as apparently the end will make me cry - sentimental fool that I am.
Probably very wise. Some years ago I had a girfriend who would get very angry with me if I'd forgotten to mention that a film had a down ending. I'm not sure she ever forgave me for taking her to see Betty Blue. Ah well.
I haven't seen it in years. Oddly I got a bit confused between it and dark star momentarily there, but the sentimental hippy toss bit reminded me of the ecology.

I think it's the beards, confusing me.

Also, did you know that the ship from silent running was in battlestar galactica (both new and old)?
I came across that yesterday when I was poking around. Now, given that the original BG series was on the TV around the time I first saw Silent Running, I'd have thought I'd have noticed. But I didn't.
I had it confused with Cool Running for a second, which I guess is probably a worse mistake :)
A hijacked bobsleigh being destroyed in a nuclear explosion . . .? Might have its points.
I can't remember if I've seen it or not.

I have seen a pile of sentimental hippy toss but that was in San Francisco and the police arrested the fellow shortly afterwards.
I've never been to Frisco, so I'm quite envious. Ah well.

There are some stills here (click on it for a larger version). The three little robots are quite memorable.
I had to look it up to remind myself that I have in fact seen it, or least part of it. Probably at an Eastercon several years ago, in the film programme. ISTR liking it, but being rather confused about what was actually going on.
Well, for a big chunk there isn't really much going on. The first couple of times I saw the end I'd turned the TV on in the middle, so I'd no idea what it was about either.
you never come visit me either
I thought Dark Star was the one that was basically the humorous version of ALIEN.
You're right - I have to arrange something.
Sort of, yes, except that it was made several years earlier. Perhaps it would be better to describe Alien as an unfunny Dark Star remake?
Silent Running always suffered for me because it was shown on BBC2 either a week before or after Dark Star back in, erm, 1978 or so.