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geggy

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Joined
May 28, 2009
Location
Klendathu
Hi all,
I've no idea how I came to be here; I had the link saved for some reason!
I notice that everyone seems to be VERY brief with their intro's; so I'll try to buck that trend!!
I was born in 19mumble mumble, (oh alright then, 9 years before the first moon landing. You work it out!), & have been into SF for about as long as I can remember; the first SF book I recall reading is Time for the Stars, (when I was 8 or 9), by Heinlein, who has remained my fav author.
My fav Heinlein book is Starship Troopers; I've literally worn out 9 copies! And my tenth I lent to a "mate", who then promptly emigrated to Australia! :mad: That was about 10 years ago and I've not been able to get hold of another copy :cry: Love all his others and re-read them all the time.
James White and the Sector General series is another firm favourite; Richard Avery/Edmund Cooper- mainly the Expendables series, although all are good; John Kippax & Dan Morgan- V12 series. Pournell & Niven- ALL of theirs! Pratchett, Asimov, Clarke, Harrison- again ALL. Andre Norton-Solar Queen series, Star Man's Son etc. I recall one called Star Guard, which I read when I was about 10 and which I've not seen since. Haven't tried the Witch World series yet. I like lots of other authors too. I love almost all SF on TV, esp. ST, SG1, Dr Who, UFO, Thunderbirds, (should go without saying really!!). I wasn't too sure about the new BSG, (esp when they seemed to use rape as an interrogation tool). I'm a model maker and make SF/fantasy models as well as military ones, although I've not done anything for a lonnnng time, (other comittments). I collect books, (SF of course!), military history and anything I think of interest, much to my wifes disgust! But she knew what I was like when she married me:p
AND as may have been seen, I tend to use "!" quite a lot!!!!:D
Is that enough Mr Moderator?(!)
geggy
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
Staff member
Joined
Mar 20, 2004
Location
Pennsylvania
Geggy, welcome aboard!

Yeah, most of the introductions here have been short. No reason that I am aware of, just whatever the person feels like revealing about themselves.

From your history of reading books at a young age, I think you will find some kindred spirits here. We may be a quiet bunch but we all seem to share the love of reading.

I see you mentioned UFO; not many US viewers are aware of those great UK series like that and Blake's 7. Growing up in the Philly (Philadelphia, PA) area the local PBS station *used* to show a lot of those imported series, like The Prisoner and The Avengers, and how is I became a Dr. Who addict myself at a young age.

Speaking of models, did you catch this post about Silent Running? Once those kits are available to the public, I may have to order one (or three :D).

Kevin
PS: Extra ! characters are fine; as long you don't make fun of my overuse of smilies, I won't say nothing about the exclamation points. ;)
 

geggy

Cadet
Joined
May 28, 2009
Location
Klendathu
Hi Kevin,
I wasn't sure what side of the pond the site originated; should've guessed it would be from the far side. I don't know if your satellite tv picks up Sky, but ITV3, (Sky channel 119), runs UFO & Space 1999 on a fairly regular basis. And Sky is always running SG1. Haven't seen Fireball XL5 for ages, (decades), though!
I love UFO esp. the lunar interceptors, Skydiver and the mobiles. For those not in the know, SHADO, (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation), used various land-sea-air-space craft to defend the planet. The interceptors launched, (in a flight of 3), from a camouflaged hanger on the moon and carried a nuclear missile to destry UFO's before they reached Earth; Skydiver was a submarine that launched, from underwater, a one man interceptor in interdict UFO's in Earths atmosphere. You only ever saw one, but in a couple of episodes reference is made to a fleet of 10 or so. The mobiles were AFV's used to combat landed UFO's. Sorry for the lecture:)
I've just seen the Slient Running kits. Awesome. I hate to think how much they cost. Out of my price range I guess. I seem to recall someone, (Aurora?), making the Valley Forge and HDL. But the old memory could be going!
Better go, it's late and getting later, & I'm up early.
OK, you have the smilies & I'll stick to !!!!! !.
 
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