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Carl Sagan Appreciation Thread
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 08:54 | Message # 16
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Ted Turner interview

Turner seems a bit out of his league









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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 09:31 | Message # 17
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Ted Turner interview

I love that interview as well.





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TalismanDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 17:26 | Message # 18
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That's actually a really good paper figure Harb! cool

I really like Sagan and I've read his books and seen some interviews but I really need to get around to seeing all of them, truly an amazing guy, his death was unfortunate and too soon for him in my opinion.





 
OrbitalResonanceDate: Friday, 31.08.2012, 22:04 | Message # 19
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Billions and billions is half written, he was in the process of writing it when he died. Ann Druyan finished it up and published it.

Are you guys familiar with the Carl Sagan Christmas lectures done in 1977? There are six lectures in all, here is the first one about Exoplanets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa4DuH02b7A&feature=relmfu





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HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 01.09.2012, 00:25 | Message # 20
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Are you guys familiar with the Carl Sagan Christmas lectures done in 1977? There are six lectures in all, here is the first one about Exoplanets

Yes! Love those! I think in the second one is the one where he dances around with children and wears the top hat? So boss, even for him smile





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anonymousgamerDate: Monday, 10.09.2012, 21:43 | Message # 21
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Besides, don't you already know how to do this, I thought you made your avatar?


I meant from a video file. For example, a clip from a movie. Just after I posted the comment I googled it an quite a lot of results came up.



Here's a little something I made.

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HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 10.09.2012, 22:17 | Message # 22
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Here's a little something I made

Poor little Ellie, such a rough ride sad I wish they had made it more like the book. It might not have been as good from a Hollywood perspective, but the book was much better.





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anonymousgamerDate: Monday, 10.09.2012, 22:35 | Message # 23
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I haven't read the book (or heard of either the book or the movie until a few weeks ago :P) but the way they portrayed it in the movie was very unique. The stretching effects were so weird but awesome at the same time. For 1997, those effects were really good.

Here's a clean looping GIF.

By the way, the other GIF was so small in res to compress it into less than 150KB of space. It can be used as an avatar if anyone really wants to.

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HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 10.09.2012, 22:38 | Message # 24
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Here's a clean looping GIF

I like it.

You should definitely read the book, it's amazing, one of my favorites.

I'm going to split this into the Sagan thread since this is all very off topic.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 16:29 | Message # 25
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This thread has almost been dead for a month come on guys





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H2BroDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 17:11 | Message # 26
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Heres my Carl Sagan anecdote:

A Friend of mine from college did an internship at Harvard Business Publishing. Doing research or something for a book that was coming out. While there, he met a lot of people associated with Harvard around Boston. One of them used to live in Ithaca. Lets call him Barry. During lunch one day (or maybe over coffee), the topic of Cosmos and Carl Sagan comes up between Barry, my friend, and my friend's mentor. Barry says, "Carl Sagan? He used to be my neighbor in Ithaca. He and I would hang out in my backyard and smoke pot together in the 70s."

I understand posting about such things is probably against forum rules, but Sagan advocated its use for limited purposes, and the story doesn't really make sense without it.





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H2BroDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 17:14 | Message # 27
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Also, for the more technically minded, there is a very very good book out by Sagan called "Intelligent Life in the Universe"

on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Intelli....280302X

This book was published before Sagan gained a whole lot of fame. It works through a lot of great examples, and much of it does a good job of foreshadowing some of the ideas he develops in Cosmos and later works.

I highly recommend it for the layman and scientifically literate. Some of the material is out of date but its all thought provoking.





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Antza2Date: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 17:17 | Message # 28
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Barry says, "Carl Sagan? He used to be my neighbor in Ithaca. He and I would hang out in my backyard and smoke pot together in the 70s."

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Are you sure it was the same person? It could have been another person named "Carl Sagan".





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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 17:32 | Message # 29
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Are you sure it was the same person? It could have been another person named "Carl Sagan".

The story is consistent with what is known about Carl. He is well known for it.





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CaiterzDate: Thursday, 04.10.2012, 17:43 | Message # 30
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biggrin :D :D.. Im on a mission to pick up every carl sagan book i can find at thrift stores. xD

Except for that beast of a hardcove, "Comets" unless its really cheap, cuz it didnt look that interesting >< Same kinda with contact, it starts slow i think :/ but maybe ill get into it. I have a BIG issue with books not written as "Juvenile fiction" ><

I recently picked up "The dragons of eden" :3

Also, I find carl sagan extremely attractive, and his voice sounds amazing. xD

...we share the same birthday...

and of course, the love of astronomy <3

andd i think smart guys are really attractive as well...

Where I live, most people are so debilitated due to alcoholic beverage or other illegal substances that they cannot retain an upward natural sitting-stature on their preferred choice of transportation, be it mechanical or equine in nature. all the time, and I don't think a single person around here knows the difference between "your" and "you're". </forever alone XD>

Soo when people are smart, it's a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE turn on, since i dont get to see that much LOL.

Thank god for the internet.... sort of. Cuz now im addicted ;-; xD

Edit: repented for my forum sins xD





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Edited by Caiterz - Thursday, 04.10.2012, 21:57
 
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