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Seems like the right choice. I can only pray Lord All Mighty that Ron Shusett gets to write an episode.


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"Magickal" wrote:
Seems like the right choice. I can only pray Lord All Mighty that Ron Shusett gets to write an episode.

Who is this Lord All Mighty? And, especially, who is Ron Shusett, and why should he get involved?


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You, Shiva, the Lord All Mighty must have forgotten Ronald Shusett, who wrote Alien. This ties back into Jodorowsky and of course as everything must...Kenneth Anger.


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I'd prefer Josh Wheedon as a writer. He did one of the Alien films too, but I like the idea of a Scooby Gang approach.


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He's pretty great. I guess I should go see Skelton Twins.


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"Magickal" wrote:
You ... must have forgotten Ronald Shusett, who wrote Alien. This ties back into Jodorowsky ...

No. Not forgotten. Simply never remembered, recognized or acknowleged in the first place. Some people have a limited number of brain cells and they don't pay attention to writer's names or political incumbents. Now who is this Jodorowsky? (I know who Anger is - he appears a lot in the term, Anger Management).


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Alejandro Jodorowsky, occult filmmaker and subject of Amazing recent documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune". Dan O'Bannon worked on the mythic project, and moved on to help Ridley Scott incorporate creative elements into Alien. Shusett, a disciple of Philip K. Dick writes the screenplay.


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Last post for the moment, and then I have to stop obsessing. Aronofsky may be the only director able to do it right.


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Irony that the 78th anniversary of Jack's successful rocket fuel test reminds us of how far we haven't come. Richard Branson should shut this monstrosity down. He's a total hypocrite.

May 23, 2014 MOJAVE, Calif. – Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline which is owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, has selected a polyamide-based fuel grain to power its hybrid rocket motor for the remainder of the test flight program and start of commercial operations. This decision follows numerous ground test firings and is supported by data collected over an extensive development program.

In 2008, Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic’s primary contractor, appointed rocket propulsion specialist, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to develop the basic hybrid rocket motor design for SpaceShipTwo. As a part of the program, Virgin Galactic has been developing two variants of this motor using two types of solid fuel grain: HTPB, a type of rubber (the fuel used in the SpaceShipOne rocket motor) and polyamide, a category of benign thermoplastic using Scaled engineering. Both fuel grains were designed to be interchangeable with the hybrid motor, and both have been tested extensively.

Virgin Galactic has now determined it will use the polyamide version for its space flights. Both industrial partners will continue to support the motor program as the company progresses toward commercial service.

“Of the numerous challenges Virgin Galactic has faced and overcome in our unprecedented mission to create the world’s first spaceline, the greatest engineering challenge has been to develop the world’s largest operational hybrid rocket motor to power SpaceShipTwo and its occupants safely, regularly and efficiently to space,” said Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides. “It is a great credit to the work of our partners Scaled and SNC that we have completed this important milestone.”


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The latest news about Virgin Spaceflight One will probably slow things a bit.


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The money could do used to advance much greater goods in this world.


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Weren't you the guy who was ranting recently in multiple threads about how the announcement of this miniseries about Parsons was more or less the equivalent of the Second Coming of Christ hopping down Fifth Avenue on a purple pogo stick, and furthermore proved certain other posters to be Black Brothers, or do i have you mixed up with someone else, Magickal?
Or did you mean that the money for the rocket, but not the Parsons miniseries, "could do used to advance much greater goods in this world"?


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Yes, one and the same. I mean the money for the millionaire's joyride. The money for the miniseries, well let's be realistic. The miniseries is just a development deal at the moment. That reminds me to go see Skeleton Twins tonight before it leaves the Angelika.


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Just saw Skeleton Twins. Isn't Roman Polanski available to write the script?


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I think Parsons would have approved of Branson, after all, what he's doing is funding rocket research by taking money from (other) millionaires.


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I would like to hear what Branson thinks of Parsons before agreeing with you. Any idea what Branson thinks of Crowley?


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Strange Angel doesn't look too promising to me.

What about you's?


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Saw the trailer that just came out, it looks like a mess.


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"You're trying to work in a field that doesn't even exist!"
"My father taught me about symbols like this."
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Yawn.
Looks horrendous.


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Very few biographical movies do justice to a person's life story...especially tv movies....but at least it gets his story out there for those wishing to investigate further:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bna_hNlLVe8

from: tvguide.com/news/strange-angel-trailer-blood-magick-sex/

"Also, he was involved in a weird blood magick cult based on the wacky Satanic-adjacent philosophy of Aleister Crowley."

"That last bit is the standout in the first trailer for the series, as Parsons goes all Eyes Wide Shut but darker during weird sex rituals. Occultist Crowley believed that sexual energy could be channeled to improve one's life, and Parsons got pulled into the cult in order to improve his rocket science. Hey, whatever works."


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That seems like a fair tv drama. Awareness of the Babalon Working would direct conscious focus in that direction and if there were such a being as She that focus could be helpful as a magickal link for Her. Ridley Scott was involved with that Thunder Perfect Mind Prada video a few years back. He has some informed ideas of his own on what is going on in that arena it seems. There's a lot more people than him involved in this anyhow. Looking forward to seeing what this show is like.


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Very much looking forward to this.

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the time for caution is long past!


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This isn't a one off tv movie this is a mini-series. According to imdb there are 7 episodes:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7210448/episodes

Productions values and casting looks good.


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Freeze frame on AC:

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Freeze frame on AC:

haha seriously? I would've expected an old bald guy. Must be some ritual magick sequence.


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haha seriously? I would’ve expected an old bald guy. Must be some ritual magick sequence.

I thought that too at first. However, I think that Paul was referring to the framed photograph of Crowley visible in the background, rather than the cowled figure in the foreground.


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Apologies for the confusion: yes, I was referring to the framed photograph.

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@lashtal @michael-staley gotcha..i missed that

Question for anyone
: Is Strange Angel the best book on Parsons or are there others you would recommend such as Sex & Rockets?


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