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  •  Fantastic Asimov (10+ / 0-)

    Isaac Asimov's novelization of the movie "Fantastic Voyage" was actually pretty good; and Asimov did a heroic job of trying to plaster over some of the scientific holes in the movie.  (For example, in the end, why didn't the submarine also return to normal size and burst out of the patient's brain?  In Asimov's version, the sub gets eaten by a white blood cell, which the hero then suckers into chasing them so that when the heroes are removed out of the patient's eye, the partially-digested wreckage of the submarine are extracted with them).

    Asimov later did a re-imagining of the story which he titled "Fantastic Voyage II" (although it was not technically a sequel).  To my mind, it didn't work as well.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:03:13 PM PDT

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