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Old 04-05-2010, 09:19 PM
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Is Scifi a solely western invention?
I don't really think so, but couldn't say any eastern Scifi production.
I wonder what Science Fiction is like in Russia, China, Korea, Japan...
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:18 PM
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I'm no expert but I know there are a LOT of Japanese SF works. And I've seen a couple of SF films from Korea and China. Russia is definitely into sci-fi and fantasy. The Polish/Ukranian author Stanislaw Lem was a prolific writer of science fiction and philosophy. If memory serves, it was Lem who coined the term robot. He wrote the novel Solaris which was filmed twice. First by the famous Soviet film maker Andrei Tarkovsky, then again as an American production by director Steven Sodorborgh and producer James Cameron! Both are excellent though I prefer the Sodorborgh/Cameron film to the Tarkovsky, which is paced even slower than 2001 (if you can believe that)!
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When I read this post the first thing that popped up was DragonBall Z!! But then I also remember Power Rangers as well. Those are the only ones I know of. Also what comes from the UK as well.
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If memory serves, it was Lem who coined the term robot.
In fact the term "robot" was coined by Czech Sci-fi writer Karel Čapek, and actually invented by his brother Josef Čapek.
Robot derived after the slavic word robota (serf labor) which is also morphologically related to the german word Arbeit.


R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
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And doesn't that font look familiar...?
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:39 AM
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Scifi in general is universal but ST and SW are American creations. Some idiot in some production office somewhere in hollywood seems to think Americans don't like scifi anymore which is dead wrong. Blame the lame stream media for that one, they ignore science fiction yet focus on political crap.
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In fact the term "robot" was coined by Czech Sci-fi writer Karel Čapek, and actually invented by his brother Josef Čapek.
Robot derived after the slavic word robota (serf labor) which is also morphologically related to the german word Arbeit.


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Umm...yeah, that's what I really meant to say

Thanks Odradek. I had read about Karel Capek, though not his brother (that I remember), but the info got muddled over the years.

And great stuff NCC! Thanks to you as well.
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