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Dhampy  posted on Oct 24, 2013 10:27:35 AM - Report post

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originally posted by fullmetal5550

just from skimming through the movie I'm assuming that Star Wars and Star Trek heavily influenced it.

Other way around.

The books the anime is based on were written in the 1930s, 40s and 50s by EE Doc Smith.

Doc Smith INVENTED space opera.

It is considered to be the second greatest science fiction series after Asimov's Foundation series.

The series is so significant that even the "grandmaster" himself, Robert Heinlein added lensmen into several of his books.

And a whole slew of Lensmen books by other authors appeared in the 60s.

You know the Expanded Universe of Star Wars?

The first Expanded Universe was Lensmen.

You could not have either Star Wars or Star Trek without Lensman.

And the anime adaptation is ****.

 
kingkob  posted on Oct 24, 2013 1:19:43 PM - Report post

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i remember that movie it was AWESOME. are you sure its from the 80s? i could sworn it came out later..

Yup the 1st one from 84' and the 2nd from 87'.

 
kingkob  posted on Oct 24, 2013 1:20:30 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Dhampy

quote:
originally posted by fullmetal5550

just from skimming through the movie I'm assuming that Star Wars and Star Trek heavily influenced it.

Other way around.

The books the anime is based on were written in the 1930s, 40s and 50s by EE Doc Smith.

Doc Smith INVENTED space opera.

It is considered to be the second greatest science fiction series after Asimov's Foundation series.

The series is so significant that even the "grandmaster" himself, Robert Heinlein added lensmen into several of his books.

And a whole slew of Lensmen books by other authors appeared in the 60s.

You know the Expanded Universe of Star Wars?

The first Expanded Universe was Lensmen.

You could not have either Star Wars or Star Trek without Lensman.

And the anime adaptation is ****.

Wow man! that is so good to know, nice research!

 
kingkob  posted on Jul 03, 2015 12:48:45 AM - Report post

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Ordered these today, can't belive I found them in mint condition:

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I also found the "Britannia II" spaceship but it was too rich for my blood.

 
linesma  posted on Jul 04, 2015 10:03:12 PM - Report post

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originally posted by Dhampy

quote:
originally posted by fullmetal5550

just from skimming through the movie I'm assuming that Star Wars and Star Trek heavily influenced it.

Other way around.

The books the anime is based on were written in the 1930s, 40s and 50s by EE Doc Smith.

Doc Smith INVENTED space opera.

It is considered to be the second greatest science fiction series after Asimov's Foundation series.

The series is so significant that even the "grandmaster" himself, Robert Heinlein added lensmen into several of his books.

And a whole slew of Lensmen books by other authors appeared in the 60s.

You know the Expanded Universe of Star Wars?

The first Expanded Universe was Lensmen.

You could not have either Star Wars or Star Trek without Lensman.

And the anime adaptation is ****.

Dhampy you are the man. I thought I was one of a few people who knew about those books. Got to love the early days of scifi.

 
kingkob  posted on Jul 07, 2015 3:55:18 PM - Report post

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I'm sure the books are much more awesome than the anime film and I'm not an anime buff and never was but these films are absolutely brilliant imo.
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jul 08, 2015 2:19:54 AM - Report post

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I tried to watch that. But I just the idea of a Lens etc etc just made me go eh.......
 
element5  posted on Jul 08, 2015 5:05:07 AM - Report post

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When I was a kid my attention was devoted to a paperback hero and his chums. Doc Savage was the leader along with Renny, Monk, Ham, Johnny and Long Tom. Lateron, sometimes also Doc's cousin Patricia was included.

They were somewhat like the 'A' Team but much much more talented. They could basically do anything from piloting, to law, to surgery and everything in between as well as filthy rich. I read almost 60 paperback stories out of the almost 90 in my collection. When a new story came out, I went nutz till I got my hands on a copy.

I wanted to read all of them but my discovery of girls short-circuited Doc and that hobby. There have been a coupla movies about them but they never really caught on like the modern super heroes. There were also some radio shows and comic books but for me it was the paperbacks. I never understood why it wasn't everybodys passion. I mean, c'mon world, it's Doc Freakin Savage!

I used to skip school and ride the busses trying to find new episodes. I never really met anyone else addicted to Doc and friends like I was. Anybody else here? Raise your hand.




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