Topics I could give an impromptu speech on

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Hello out there. I hope you are healthy and well, and importantly, keeping yourself mentally well too. I have a routine for me and the daughter to organize our lockdown days. I watch a mystery in the mornings (currently on Rosemary and Thyme) and an SF movie in the evenings. . I’ve already made it through Escape from L.A., Dune, Event Horizon, The Core, and Battle: Los Angeles this past week. 

So, what could I give a speech on….

  1. Classic SF movies and the development of my personal canon. I will cover black and white movies such as the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the original  War of the Worlds. Then I will discuss Forbidden Planet and its influence on Star Trek and space exploration genre shows. Then I will talk about Planet of the Apes and Logan’s Run and how they affected my childhood. I could go on and on and on….
  2. Great Pies. Instead of focusing on how to make a great pie, because I can’t, I will discuss where to get great pies and which you should try and why. I will cover Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Key Lime, Pumpkin, and even Lemon Meringue. 
  3. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. 
  4. Star Trek vs. Blake’s 7
  5. Japanese Castles. I have visiting quite a few of them, and now take more interest in how they were designed and built. I am a history buff so I’ve tried to learn as much as I can. 

 

13 thoughts on “Topics I could give an impromptu speech on

  1. I have a page on my website with pie recipes, because one of my heroines bakes pies all through the book–I even share my “never-fail” homemade pie crust recipe. Try it!

    Have you ever watched Babylon 5? We watched the whole series plus all of the movies. Then husband and one son binged on Battlestar Galactica, the remake, not the hokey original series. We’re dedicated sci-fi nerds around here! Star Trek rules, in all of its manifestations–but NOT J.J.Abrams’ versions. Bleah. His “re-imaginings” should have been kept in his own head, instead of torturing us true believers by violating the canon!

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    • Hi! I l will definitely try your pie suggestions. I love Babylon 5. It’s a wonderful series, with such great characters and story arcs. Delenn is one of my favorite characters of all times. I love Star Trek (DS9) is my personal favorite but I actually don’t mind the movies or the new shows (Discovery, Picard) but I get how it doesn’t vibe with others. That’s okay. There’s plenty of older Trek to love.

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