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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 28 2022, 06:49 PM
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Posted By GHarris
Re: Kylara, a Bad girl or just misunderstood?

Almost every villain is the hero of THEIR story.

As for the poll, I tend towards, "I don't think she was Evil but she certainly was no angel"

But it does depend upon how you define, "Evil". Do...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 2 2022, 06:57 PM
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Views: 29,928
Posted By GHarris
Re: What is Happening, part II

Yes, I think you are correct that it was insulation. It may have been preliminary reports that did not know if it was ice or insulation. I'm sure the cold probably caused it to be colder and harder...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 1 2022, 07:06 PM
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Views: 29,928
Posted By GHarris
Re: What is Happening, part II

[QUOTE=SpaceCowboy;212919]And Thursday was the anniversary of the Apollo 1 launch pad fire. Seems strange that the three American space tragedies happened on days that are so close calendar wise.
...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 24 2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,357
Posted By GHarris
Re: New MoM playground?

Michael Whelan did the art for at least one Meatloaf album (Back to Hell). And he also did the cover for at least one Pern book (The White Dragon).

GH
Forum: The Library Café Jan 20 2022, 02:25 PM
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Views: 29,928
Posted By GHarris
Re: What is Happening, part II

It's always fun to see the ISS.

Many years ago, I was able to see the Space Shuttle chasing down the ISS, about a day before they docked. (I did see the ISS that night, as that was how I knew I...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 18 2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By GHarris
Re: Weyrling Wing

I think dragons can control how big their flame is. Ruth took great pride in how economical he could be with his flames.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 12 2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,804
Posted By GHarris
Re: Screenwriter hired for Pern movie(s)

I'd like to see the first movie (or season) start with Fax taking over holds, especially Ruatha. I'm torn whether I want that to be long, and finish with the F'lar / Fax duel, Jaxom being born, and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 11 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,804
Posted By GHarris
Re: Screenwriter hired for Pern movie(s)

Has anyone heard anything in the past year or so?

GH
Forum: All the Rest Jan 11 2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,876
Posted By GHarris
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

I never looked at Lessa after DragonFlight as playing second potato to F'lar. I always looked at them as a team. F'lar dealt with the thread fighting teams, and was point man for matters outside...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 11 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By GHarris
Re: Happy New Year!

From Me and SWMBO,
2 cats
2 dogs
4 rabbits
12 chickens

Happy & Prosperous New Year!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 30 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,329
Posted By GHarris
Re: Domick and Menolly

Let's face it. She could have used people like you, Hans, and P'ter to proofread the books, and point out these errors. Too bad, forums like this, didn't come about until long after she wrote the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,621
Posted By GHarris
Re: When did Lessa realise she loves F'lar?

I think for both of them, it was when she went back in time, and they both realized what her not making back would mean to both of them.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 304,970
Posted By GHarris
Re: Your Pern Movie Cast

Mila would be a good Lessa, but lately, I've been thinking that Anna Kendricks from Pitch Perfect would be a good Lessa. You might have to die her hair or give her a wig, but she's the right size...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,804
Posted By GHarris
Re: Screenwriter hired for Pern movie(s)

I agree that the important part is to get the heart of the story correct.

Your post gave me an idea. What if the first movie was really Lessa's story, and it goes from when Fax invaded Ruatha...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 24 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 304,970
Posted By GHarris
Re: Your Pern Movie Cast

I've thought about it too, and I see a trilogy.

Movie 1: DF - Main plot about thread and getting old timers to come to present. Maybe add some minor things when Lessa is meeting with Old Timers...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 15 2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,937
Posted By GHarris
Re: Harper Hall - TV Series

Because some producers in Hollywood want things pitched to them in 1 or 2 sentences. This would be a fantasy type series that would have singing. But Hollywood would understand LotR better than...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 14 2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,937
Posted By GHarris
Harper Hall - TV Series

I had an idea that the Harper Hall series could be made into a TV Series. With the success of Glee, you would think that Hollywood would like the idea of a cross between Glee and LotR.

Maybe do...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 21 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 37,705
Posted By GHarris
Re: After The Fall

Has anyone heard how finished, After the Fall, was? And if it is ever going to be published.

I can understand if it needs to wait until Todd/Gigi can finish/polish it.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 14 2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,514
Posted By GHarris
Re: Harper Hall Trilogy Question

I thought it was some type of cancer.

But true, DragonSong/DragonSinger are more closely paired, since they're about Menolly. And DragonDrums is about Piemur.

GH
Forum: Café Archives Nov 23 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 60,442
Posted By GHarris
Re: Good Bye, Anne

I just heard the news, and I'm stunned.

We will all miss her writings and my condolences go to her family and those who knew her personally.

George Harris
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 16 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 156,851
Posted By GHarris
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

My thought has been that there are 3 main stories in the 9th pass.

1. How to just save Pern from Thread.
Solution: Lessa brings back the Oldtimers

2. How to deal with the Oldtimers.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 15 2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 156,851
Posted By GHarris
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

I was responding to the blurb where Todd said the guy that was probably going to write the screenplay was going to read the first 3 books. And even though the person is only going to write one...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 14 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 156,851
Posted By GHarris
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

I which he would go ahead and read AtWoP, too. The first 3 books really only have about 2.5 movies of stories in them. With AtWoP, you actually get enough plot for 3 good movies.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 6 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 156,851
Posted By GHarris
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

What was Todd's update about the movie at DragonCon? I had to help my wife in the Dealer's Hall all weekend, and I didn't get a chance to make it to the panel.

GH
Forum: Events Board Aug 10 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,159
Posted By GHarris
Re: Anne at Dragon*Con 2011

Thanks Cavatica!

My wife and I will be going this year. I'm hoping to get to see AMC this year.

Let us know when/where her signing will be.

I see Todd's doing a panel on how the Pern movie...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 27 2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,553
Posted By GHarris
Re: A Idea For A Pern Movie Storyline...

Well, that's the problem with a lot of AMC's relationships in Pern. Although, technically, I would call what Lessa did to F'lar a type of rape, also (with the pushing). Just a mind rape, instead of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 26 2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,553
Posted By GHarris
Re: A Idea For A Pern Movie Storyline...

Agreed. Do DF close to the way it is, and then worry about DQ later.

Would it really be a problem if DF makes enough money that the producers decide to do a DQ, that Jaxom is 16-18 when DQ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 22 2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,553
Posted By GHarris
Re: A Idea For A Pern Movie Storyline...

We're thinking similarly, but I think the Antagonist for a DQ movie should be the Oldtimers. And to keep the story concise. Bring part of TWD into the DQ movie, so the situation with the Oldtimers...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 156,851
Posted By GHarris
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

And with the success of Game of Thrones on HBO, it is likely that more fantasy / sci-fi will go the route of TV.

HBO/Showtime would also solve the problem of how to handle the mature subject of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 20 2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,054
Posted By GHarris
Re: Pern on Earth, not Igen but you get the Idea

Here's a picture that made me think of Pern.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1106/20110615TLEKotsiopoulos.jpg

The "Red Star" is actually the moon during an eclipse.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 10 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,306
Posted By GHarris
Re: Who Gets fostered?

Yes, I've been reading George RR Martin's, A Song of Ice and Fire, and it seems like they use fostering as much to keep hostility down, as they do for any other reasons.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 8 2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,505
Posted By GHarris
Re: Weaving and blindness, :O

There's a difference between a child being permanently blind before beginning training, and an adult that is a master that gets cataracts. There's also a difference between the medical technology...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 7 2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,505
Posted By GHarris
Re: Weaving and blindness, :O

But there is a big difference between Master Oldive, where his craft is mostly a mental faculty, and even there he had full use of his senses, he just couldn't do a lot of lifting.

But contrast...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 7 2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,354
Posted By GHarris
Re: Dragon's Business

I thought I remembered a dragon that died from threadfall injuries that didn't go between, but other dragons took the body between to honor it.

If my recall is correct, then dragons really only...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 5 2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 48,392
Posted By GHarris
Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

Not to mention that when Menolly was on the ship with Robinton as he was being transported to Cove Hold, he actually thinks to himself that if he was younger.... And they share a brief kiss, IIRC....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 16 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,157
Posted By GHarris
Re: Would there be a glowing sea plant, following ships on Pern?

Notice what all of those boats/ships have in common.

They have a propeller, which chops up the algae, which causes it to glow.

Since Pern ships don't have propellers, they would be less...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,596
Posted By GHarris
Re: Dragon Hide Oil?

And remember that Menolly did have to oil her fire lizard fair.

Of course, she was feeding them a lot, so they may have grown faster than those fire lizards that had to find food on their own. Of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 20 2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,544
Posted By GHarris
Re: Fellis poison to dragons?

Remember that Zair wasn't the only one that suffered from an overdose of fellis. Robinton also suffered long lasting effects from being overdosed, including that it made his heart weaker.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 12 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,596
Posted By GHarris
Re: Dragon Hide Oil?

You know how everyone on Earth (or at least in the southern US) is always saving their bacon grease?

Now we know where that grease goes to. :)

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 7 2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,356
Posted By GHarris
Re: Film Curse?

Yes, they have had the techniques to do Pernese dragons for several years, but what would the cost of that CGI have been.

If you look at the D&D movie, they had lot's of dragons in that movie,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 5 2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,356
Posted By GHarris
Re: Film Curse?

Actually, it has probably only recently become cost effective to film a Pern movie with lots of Dragons, and make it look realistic.

Whether you like Avatar or not, its success makes a Pern...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 22 2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,801
Posted By GHarris
Re: Glows

yes
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 9 2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,709
Posted By GHarris
Re: Golds prefer holder girls?

Well, if we go on the theory, that the hatchling can read read people's minds or look for a suitable mind, than a holder girl may make more sense.

1. Holder girls are brought up in an environment...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 3 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,801
Posted By GHarris
Re: Glows

I guess the question is:

Are glows able to generate a compound that is bioluminescent?

If so, what process allows them to generate this compound? Photosynthesis or a different reaction that...
Forum: Science of Pern Sep 3 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,776
Posted By GHarris
Re: Thread, substance and other data

If that is the case, then it is possible that fire lizards have the enzyme, also. But that dragons do not have the enzyme due to a side effect of the bioengineering.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 2 2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,801
Posted By GHarris
Re: Glows

Take sugar and water, mix it together to make sugar water.
Dip a rag into the water, then lay it flat (in a dark place).
Put the fungus on the rag.
Fungus absorbs sugar water to be recharged.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 25 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,534
Posted By GHarris
Re: Yet another Anneconsistancy?

Where was Zair's hatching in Dragonquest? I know that in Dragonsinger it was several days after Ruth's hatching and impression with Jaxom.

Also, is the maturity cycle for a fire lizard about 3...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 25 2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,927
Posted By GHarris
Re: When F'nor was sent back in time-

In Dragondrums, Saneter, the harper says, "Haven't had to use drum talk since I came here with F'nor."

This indicates to me that Toric, Saneter, and a few others stayed in Southern Hold after the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 24 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,735
Posted By GHarris
Re: Dragons for my Mum.

I'd try a google for Michael Whelan, as he was the artist for the original painting of The White Dragon. At least in the US.

GH
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 19 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,356
Posted By GHarris
Re: Film Curse?

I agree that DF would make a good movie by itself. It is the most self-contained book in the series.

DQ / TWD up to the point of F'lar's duel (TWD) at the queen mating / Robinton's Heart Attack...
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