In Search of...

Sort of like "The Bookshelf" but for... you get the idea.
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In Search of...

Post by landrew » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:35 am

There's a new series on Discovery Science named after Leonard Nimoy's 1970s series of the same name. The skeptics on this forum would love it, because they never deal with the unexplained, the way the original series did. They stick to general topics in a book-report format, never getting controversial, and keeping it very uncontroversial. The host Zachary Quinto plays it as tame as possible, looking slack-jawed and nonplussed most of the time. A big disappointment for sure for anyone expecting this series to be any sort of a sequel to the original.
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Re: In Search of...

Post by Matthew Ellard » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:54 am

landrew wrote:
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The skeptics on this forum would love it,
Love it? We stole the show format. I used to work for the Australian company Beyond Ltd that made TV shows in Australia and teams travelling the world, using tax funding. For twenty years we made straight science documentary shows like Beyond 2000 in the 80s and 90s We then put American talent in front of the camera, in the US and called it Mythbusters. . (Yep. Mythbusters was Australian and everyone assumed it was American)

My boss met with Bob Guccionne back then as Penthouse owned "Omni Magazine" a science fiction magazine. The aim was to obtain the rights to make short SF science fiction movies for a cable series. Sadly it was too expensive back then.

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Re: In Search of...

Post by Gord » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:49 am

I used to watch In Search of..., it was one of my favourite shows. The bendy-wordy-nonsense they would make Leonard Nimoy say made my skin crawl! :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6lTSPXDOAI
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Re: In Search of...

Post by scrmbldggs » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:54 am

I'm here for the beer. :ahoy:
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Re: In Search of...

Post by Matthew Ellard » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:13 am

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Hi. I'm Leonard Nimoy. Today we investigate whether my own show , "In Search of" contained any facts at all in our latest episode "In Search of In search of". ( Opening Theme Music).
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However, before we do that : I composed this little song about "searching for in search of". If you like this song please don't hesitate to buy the record which is available at all leading outlets.
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If you really enjoy my work, why not buy my full ten track concept album "The wisdom of Pyrrho, the skeptic society forum moderator". It's a doozy. :D

(Damn you Leonard Nimoy! You stole my album concept. Signed Matthew Ellard)
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Re: In Search of...

Post by landrew » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:18 pm

You can try to besmirch the character of Leonard Nimoy by his choice of subject matter, but he went to his grave a respected man.
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Re: In Search of...

Post by Matthew Ellard » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 am

landrew wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:18 pm
You can try to besmirch the character of Leonard Nimoy by his choice of subject matter, but he went to his grave a respected man.
I have huge respect for Leonard Nimoy. He acted, directed, sang, played instruments and had a huge sense of humour.

I thought it would be you who would consider him "primitive" as Nimoy's parents were Russian.
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Re: In Search of...

Post by landrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 am
landrew wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:18 pm
You can try to besmirch the character of Leonard Nimoy by his choice of subject matter, but he went to his grave a respected man.
I have huge respect for Leonard Nimoy. He acted, directed, sang, played instruments and had a huge sense of humour.

I thought it would be you who would consider him "primitive" as Nimoy's parents were Russian.
:lol:
That's low, even for you.
My ancestors were all from Russia. If you'd been paying attention, my frustration is with the Russian system and culture, not it's people.
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Re: In Search of...

Post by Matthew Ellard » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:26 am

landrew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
That's low, even for you.
I see. So you think Russians are primitive with no evidence, unless they are Leonard Nimoy. That's great.
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My ancestors were all from Russia. If you'd been paying attention, my frustration is with the Russian system and culture, not it's people.
I'll bring that up with the Russian skeptic Society next time I'm back in Moscow. When were you last in Russia to make your observation?

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Re: In Search of...

Post by landrew » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:56 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:26 am
landrew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
That's low, even for you.
I see. So you think Russians are primitive with no evidence, unless they are Leonard Nimoy. That's great.
landrew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
My ancestors were all from Russia. If you'd been paying attention, my frustration is with the Russian system and culture, not it's people.
I'll bring that up with the Russian skeptic Society next time I'm back in Moscow. When were you last in Russia to make your observation?
How do you cook up your "special" criteria? What makes you think you can't have an opinion about a country without visiting there?
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Re: In Search of...

Post by Matthew Ellard » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:20 am

landrew wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:56 am
How do you cook up your "special" criteria?
A history of publishing debunked stories. Next question. ( I thought you studied history? )
landrew wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:56 am
What makes you think you can't have an opinion about a country without visiting there?
You don't know the language. You never saw Russian culture in Russia. Your claim about lard was complete BS from start to finish. Your opinion on something you never saw is worthless.

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Re: In Search of...

Post by Gord » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:26 am

landrew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
...my frustration is with the Russian system and culture, not it's people.
its
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Re: In Search of...

Post by landrew » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:22 pm

Gord wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:26 am
landrew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
...my frustration is with the Russian system and culture, not it's people.
its
Thanks Gord.
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