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Originally posted by [profile] greenmanenvy_fd at Martian Puppy Dog / Extrovert

Martian Puppy Dog

Martian Puppy Dog, 2006


By Everett A Warren

Eyes upon the heavens
For the flash of life
Beyond may lie a universe
And there may your hopes reside
Pray for the grinding of thermal emissions
A light far off glimpsed between the cloudbanks
Whereby it may be claimed that Others arc along the sky
So conquered
Flight lies in the past forgotten
More is sought
Heights unfathomed
Man has broken ground and soars on tenuous wings
How weak they become
Under the light of the sun
Cries forever drift into the night
Seeking higher sights
A reason and a method must bend the world to a will
How far past the truth
Mankind's Wise do range
Humanocentric thought
Answers so limited render nothing
Grave moments of silence fall as though a dream must fail
Projecting outward
The truth lies hidden
The inner strength is lost
Unacknowledged frontiers
Where strange thoughts play in the fabric of all life

Copyright © 1992 Everett A Warren

Although I'm sure you realize our little Martian puppy dog up there is not, in fact, from the planet Mars, you may be curious, and wondering exactly what he really is. He is a Sphinx eremitus, a hermit sphinx moth caterpillar. But with that wagging tail, I'm sure he looks exactly like puppy dogs on Mars look. I mean, after all, he is green...

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It was on sometime between 1975 and 1985(?) on Saturday mornings; it was live action.

I think it had a Jason and the Argonauts in Space kind of feel - although maybe a bit more swashbucklery. Something with space pirates maybe? Almost like the movie Ice Pirates except geared more for kids.

I seem to recall a space ship - the good guys maybe, but more likely that of the bad guys - that was closer to a meteroite, with superstructures built into the rock.

Any ideas?
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

The thing I found myself wondering most often while reading this was how much of the various scientific names and so forth thrown about was cutting edge for the time it was written, and how much - beyond the Nautilus itself - was fiction.

As one of the earliest science fiction novels, it doesn't skimp on the science: much of the text in quite a few chapters is spent describing the lifeforms seen swimming past the viewing window - or rooted firm to the corals and such.

Although those same descriptions will likely turn some off, those not interested in oceanography or, at least, the classification of marine biology, can still enjoy the adventure. For those with interests in anachrotech, this is an in-depth study of the imagination and the technology of an earlier period.


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