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obscuredeadfred  posted on Jul 08, 2015 7:26:24 AM - Report post

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originally posted by Dhampy

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 ****.

Read those Lensman books so many years ago.Then discovered Asimov's Foundation series.Then the guy who wrote the uplift wars forgot his name.Also A.E.Vogt books.

[Edited by obscuredeadfred, 7/10/2015 12:31:35 AM]

linesma  posted on Jul 08, 2015 10:01:53 AM - Report post

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All this talk about the books, I just had to get them. On a lark, I went to the local Public Library. One, I had never been there since I moved here. Two, since I am in Thailand and no not read Thai and only speak very little, I was not expecting much. Lo and behold, they had the first book Triplanetary in ENGLISH!! So I started to read a little of it, got hooked, and bought the series from Amazon for my Kindle.

First games and now books. Thanks guys for being a bad influence on me!

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