Low Energy GLoP

As summer slides into autumn GLoP eases into a decidedly laid back edition. Rob goes from the wilds of Alaska to the beaches of the Virgin Islands while John and Jonah go from hot to cold on supposedly classic films like The Searchers, Citizen Kane and Vertigo.

There’s also an appreciation of the film Road House and character actor Paul Willson (Cheers, It’s Gary Shandling’s Show) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

 

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  1. Roderic Coolidge
    Roderic
    @rhfabian

    Interesting take on the Ten Rings movie and Chicom politics. 

    Good stuff.

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  2. jorge espinha Inactive
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    J Ro (View Comment):

    It is a genuinely sad comment on American culture if it is true that Boomers at NASA chose the name Enterprise for a US spaceship because it was the name of a TV spaceship. I would like to think that at least some of those who recommended the name, and especially the older, more historically informed leaders at NASA were also aware that there is a long history of US ships named Enterprise. In fact the first was captured from the British, who have a great tradition of giving bad ass names (Furious, Vengeance, Nemesis, Terror) to their warships.

    It seems obvious to me, as it did when I was a young fan of the original Star Trek, that the TV spaceship was named after USS Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, which was newly commissioned and busily making news around the globe during her first operational deployments just when writers were looking for a name for the TV spaceship.

    No doubt when the 9th USS Enterprise is commissioned in the near future, the poorly educated Star Trek fans will believe and claim that it was named after their favorite Starship. They really should “Get a life!”

    Edit: I’m going to leave this here, but I see now that I was listening to an old episode from June 15 because: New and “improved” Apple Podcast App. Sorry.

    Incredible but true. 

    https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1204.html

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  3. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    I’m still somewhat disappointed that “Enterprise” was the name given to the shuttle that never went into space.

    None of them went far into space.  It looks like the maximum altitude of any of them was about 360 miles, which is not far when you consider that the moon is almost a quarter million miles away.

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  4. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    2 days left for the second “episode” this month.

    • #34
  5. Blue Yeti Podcaster
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    kedavis (View Comment):

    2 days left for the second “episode” this month.

    Thursday (and yes I know it’s the last day of the month). Was supposed to be tomorrow, but one of them had a last minute conflict. 

    • #35
  6. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Do I detect an “oops?”

    • #36
  7. Blue Yeti Podcaster
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Do I detect an “oops?”

    Nope

    • #37
  8. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Do I detect an “oops?”

    Nope.

    I see it was posted 1 hour ago, which was 1:45am Eastern, 12:45am Central, October 1.  Still a loss. :-)

    • #38
  9. Blue Yeti Podcaster
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Do I detect an “oops?”

    Nope.

    I see it was posted 1 hour ago, which was 1:45am Eastern, 12:45am Central, October 1. Still a loss. :-)

    But 10:45 PM PT. So a win. With an hour 15 to spare.

    • #39
  10. WalterSobchakEsq Thatcher
    WalterSobchakEsq
    @WalterSobchakEsq

    What was the closing song? I really liked it.

    • #40
  11. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    WalterSobchakEsq (View Comment):

    What was the closing song? I really liked it.

    Wasn’t that covered in an earlier comment?  “Anchorage” by Michelle Shocked.

    • #41
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