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Deja Vu - spoiler

My SO loved it enough to watch the director comments.

I enjoyed it.  Although there would never be a black woman involved in top secret science affairs for the US/CIA.

I thought the intro of the time travel/bent space thing was awkward--Denzel threw a temper tantrum so they just suddenly drop all pretense and expose the whole truth?!?

Anyway, I really enjoyed the technical filming parts of viewing the past on the same screen as the present but without an obvious cut/slice in the view--they blended the views very well.

Denzel is just a great actor.  True, you see some of him in all his parts, but he accents just enough where you forget his last starring role and sink into the one you are watching.

And the girl was simply gorgeous--even with what looks like no makeup. 

I really don't like Jim Caveziel all that much--he reminds me of someone crazy I had to hide from while I was in the Navy--obsessive guy.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 8:51pm
" Although there would never be a black woman involved in top secret science affairs for the US/CIA."

Oh crap. I should tell her to stop.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 8:52pm
*sigh*

Ignorant blacks.
Permalink Michael B 
July 11th, 2007 8:54pm
Whoops, sharky's right - not CIA.

Never mind.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 8:56pm
Hey, ask SaveTheHubble--any top tier scientists that are NOT bureaucrats that are black females?

I don't mind being put in the idiot box for this if you guys can prove me wrong. I know there are a couple NASA astronauts. I'm talking about engineers who get it done, not people who ride.

Blacks just don't represent in the sciences. 

I enjoy the black dude who is an astronomer on Discovery and Science Channel though.  His attitude is infectious.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 8:56pm
"any top tier scientists that are NOT bureaucrats that are black females?"

You mean "how many black females were in science doctoral programs in the 70's"?

Yeah, not many.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 8:58pm
You could only be speaking of Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Permalink Michael B 
July 11th, 2007 9:00pm
how many black females  in science doctoral programs in the 90's? 2000's?
Permalink one man shopper 
July 11th, 2007 9:00pm
Michael B:  I remember seeing him commenting on Jupiter's Moons on Europa on science channel--but for the life of me I can't find his name.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:09pm
I'm going to suggest that that is a different question.

I read sharky's attitude as "no black woman could ever be a senior scientist because there are no black female senior scientists" - I refute that as proof, since senior scientists today are a result of doctoral programs in the 70's, and I'll agree that black women were severely underrepresented then.

If black women are underrepresented in doctoral programs today (which I'll agree they probably are), I would blame that on a combination of depression and low education standards for inner city areas, the "girls are no good at science" meme, and morons like sharky who help create an aura of "give it up - the man will never let you succeed anyway".

But I will bet there *are* a number of talented women of all races who are working on serious breakthrough scientific research and that in the next decade or so there will be representation among the ranks of senior scientists of black women, hispanic women, asian women, etc, etc. I would not be surprised at all to see a female former mission specialist as director of NASA by 2020.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 9:10pm
Oh, so since I'm not willing to argue with you because I think you are a waste and a complete fuck, you want to argue with yourself.

Go for it.

I don't believe anything you are saying. I watched an unrealistic film and made a comment.

Not only that, _I_ brought up that I have seen exceptions.

So shove off, you back-stabbing worthless piece shit.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:12pm
"how many black females  in science doctoral programs in the 90's? 2000's?"

Probably fewer than in prior decades, relative to the number of university enrollees.

I am sure we would see more if the government would invest in research, just like we would see more of everybody if that were the case.

I think the majority of women who enter grad schools don't view science as a viable career.  Anyone who has done any research knows it is extremely difficult to get a tenured university position.  Add it all up.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:15pm
Yeah, that's him.  Never caught his name.  Thanks.

I admire his enthusiasm for the subject.  Makes space even more interesting.

He hypothesizes about the things I think about.  What if's that occur to me--he says out loud.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:16pm
Blame culture.
Permalink Michael B 
July 11th, 2007 9:21pm
>> I admire his enthusiasm for the subject.  Makes space even more interesting.  <<

Tyson was voted the "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive" by People Magazine in 2000.
Permalink Michael B 
July 11th, 2007 9:22pm
Yeah so much competition.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:25pm
Stephen Hawking?  Don't be fooled, broman's a playah.
Permalink Michael B 
July 11th, 2007 9:29pm
Fo'shizzle!
Permalink Send private email Stephen Hawking 
July 11th, 2007 9:31pm
"Although there would never be a black woman involved in top secret science affairs for the US/CIA. "

nope. just secretary of state ...
Permalink $-- 
July 12th, 2007 7:28am
Like I said, bureaucrat.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 12th, 2007 10:44am

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