@jackbrewster I watched season 1 disc 1 of the Wild Wild West 2 weeks ago. It was my favorite tv show as a kid. We’d have Robert Conrad fights up and down the staircase like he did every week after it aired. Made me sad I couldn’t do it now :)
@iain@brentsimmons So, there's no way an advanced technological civilization could come to rely so heavily on data processing and lookup of information that they lose technology? Hey, have you heard of Google and Wikipedia?
@iain There's no way to disassemble matter and reassemble it at a remote point. There's no way to travel faster than light. There's no way to disintegrate an object but not leave shrapnel or superheat the environment killing you.
@mdhughes Yes, but those things are classic SF tropes. They had been in space opera for years; that’s where Roddenberry stole them from. Brain-stealing, OTOH, was too stupid to be stolen from even a bad comic book.
@iain H.P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness". J.D. Bernal, "The World, the Flesh & the Devil". Old idea, and nicely executed. A brain's a useful device, once unhooked from all that annoying body meat.