If you haven’t read the book, what are you waiting for??? An engraved invitation from the Taurans? Sheesh. Please excuse my SciFi Lit snobbishness. So anyway, The Forever War is about a soldier who goes to war fighting aliens called Taurans, but thanks to relativity effects from light speed the travel time takes decades, the aliens attack with ever-increasing technological weapons, and Earth is radically different each time he returns. Which causes the soldiers to reenlist and reenlist because Earth is more alien than the aliens. Eventually things get 1970s weird, and the whole books is a commentary on the Vietnam War. It’s often called a response to Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, and even features a Filipino main character and power armor, but Haldeman has denied that.
The following article is unapologetically spoilerific on the subject of Prometheus. If you haven’t seen that film, I’d suggest doing that before reading this. Also, I should warn you that I am quite blunt about genital descriptions, in keeping with the imagery of the film.
Prometheus was one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year. Fans of the Alien films, i.e: everyone, were chomping at the bit for the answers to the unanswerable questions posed by that film’s mysterious “Space Jockey”. Who was that guy? What was his connection to the titular alien? What happened to the rest of them? Well, Ridley Scott finally got his chance to try to answer all these questions in the form of Prometheus, a prequel of sorts to the 1979 film. We were finally going to find out what it was all about!
Monopoly will be the first of the three films, probably because a lot of the ground work has already been done over the years. Ridley Scott is still listed as a producer, but I do not know if they will continue with the “guy wakes up in a Monopoly world” plot that was rumored years ago. All the films are being marketed as family films.
Emmett/Furla is also bankrolling The Tomb, Two Guns, and Broken City, so they’re posed to become very very rich. Which they will need when no one watches these Hasbro films. I mean, I can’t wait for Hungry Hungry Hippos!
I actually seriously can’t wait.