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I loved the Danny Dunn books when I was a boy, and checked them out of the library and reread them over and over

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Nope, says reddit.com/r/communism101.

It has several key characteristics of Communism, most notably elimination of property, profit, business and money. Replicators handle “to each according to his ability.”

But the Federation fails one characteristic of Communism: Eliminating government.

Star Trek under Roddenberry hated business, particularly in “The Next Generation.” But Roddenberry himself was a businessman. As portrayed in These Are the Voyages, http://amzn.to/1YiuJXx Roddenberry’s ego made him self-sabotaging. He blamed others, and was reluctant to share credit and profit. He was kind of a Ferengi, actually.

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HODOR!

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And Nichelle Nichols "gives a masterful performance with a GIF for all occasions."

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Dragons are why the world of Game of Thrones has remained stuck in the middle ages for thousands of years.

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The three kinds of movie time travel in movies. Books, too. Love this. 
 
I remember back in the days of Usenet, there was a long, meaty, nerdtastic discussion of all the various braided timelines of Back to the Future. Like, for example, what happened to the Marty who grew up with the well-adjusted family in the timeline that sprang into being at the end of BttFI? Did he connect with Doc Brown, given that he already had a good father at home?

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Bronn is the Keith Richards of Westeros
 
And the Sand Snakes can't die soon enough for me. I don't care about the whole Dorne storyline. Every minute they're on the screen is wasted.

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Heinlein and Star Trek in a single headline? The ultimate clickbait for me. 
 
I recently came across a definition of socialism (which I can no longer put my fingers on), that said it's an economic system where the means of production is owned by the the workers, with the state as their proxy. It said that socialism is a stepping-stone on the way to Communism, when goods would be so plentiful that there would be no need to pay for them. And I said to myself, holy crap, that's Star Trek. 
 
Star Trek is a Communist society where everybody worthwhile serves in the military and wears a uniform.

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Sweet!
 
I had thought the photo was 'shopped, but Cory says Nimoy bought the car with his Star Trek earnings.
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