Jun 062013

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00:07 The Story Of The Moral: stories, fairy tales, morality, pinnacle of thought, need for arts and entertainment, culture’s focal point, sense of life, Star Trek, Rob Ford, sacrifice, Aesop, fables, moral of the story, The Dog And The Wolf
14:45 From Aesop To Star Trek – The Moral Of The Stories: The Coyote And The Jackrabbit, Rocky And Bullwinkle, Aesop’s fables, Aesop’s sayings, favourite stories, Star Trek’s moral messages
26:28 Still Seeing Red – From TV Frustrations To Martian Distractions The Forgetful King, cancelled TV shows, Caller Scott: An Aesop Fable, needs of the few vs needs of the many, TV story endings, TV stories – good and bad, TV shows that killed themselves: Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Mars Attracts – Martian Books and Movies – a history, Jules Verne
50:15 Once Upon A Tale – At Least Ten Stories Tall: [An Original Rob Ford Fairy Tale] 55:51 END


  2 Responses to “303 – From Aesop to Captain Kirk: Boldly moralizing / TV shows that deserved to be cancelled / Mars: from fiction to reality”

  1. I was going to put this comment under show #302, however comments for shows 300-302 are disabled, and since my comment is about stories, I’ll place them here. 🙂

    Robert mentioned in #302 that there are few good stories available today that emphasize individualism, however I happened to read two such stories recently that I thought I would share.

    1) Clockwork Angels – Kevin J. Anderson & Neil Peart. Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist for Canadian rock band RUSH, who’s album 2112 is said to be inspired by Ayn Rand. This book is an expanded version of their latest album, also titled Clockwork Angels, and tells the story of a young man, Owen, who yearns to experience more than he is allowed in his ultra-controlled society. In Owen’s quest to follow his dreams, he is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos. He travels across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy, with lost cities, pirates, anarchists, exotic carnivals, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life.

    2) The Giver – Lois Lowry. Written primarily for pre-teens (the writing is quite basic; you will have the book finished in an hour), the novel is set in a society that has eliminated pain and strife by converting to “Sameness,” a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas, a twelve year old boy, is selected to inherit the position of “Receiver of Memory,” the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, in case they are ever needed to aid in decisions that others lack the experience to make. As Jonas receives the memories from the Giver, he discovers the power of knowledge.

    While both stories, including the writing, are not without their flaws, I enjoyed both for their imaginative storytelling and emphasize on free will. Lois Lowry has written 3 sequels to The Giver, however I found the second to be terribly written and contrary to the ideas set forth in The Giver and have therefore have not bothered with the final two installments.


    • Thank you, Matthew. We’re always glad to hear of such stories especially aimed at a young audience. BTW – We usually disable comments after 30 days due to the enormous amount of spam comments WordPress blogs receive regardless of the filters and captcha firewalls but we’re glad you posted it even with the comments in show 302 being down.

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