There was also an adaptation of this in the 2006 TNT series "Stephen King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes", with William Hurt as the hit man, Brian Henson directing, and Richard Christian Matheson screenplay. In a nod to his father Richard Matheson, there's a miniature Zuni fetish doll in a trophy case from the TV movie… » 11/01/14 1:58pm 11/01/14 1:58pm

I'm just trying to give some pointers to the ESA for showmanship. When the entire world has been referring to your comet as rubber-duck-shaped for the last two months, if you can't whip out a rubber duck at your press conference, jab your finger at its left eye, and say, "Here's basically where we're landing!", you're… » 9/15/14 7:04am 9/15/14 7:04am

So the first time I really remember encountering this in fiction was the Larry Niven Known Space stories, specifically the ARM police in the 22nd century, fighting organleggers, by doing surveillance, bouncing a laser beam off an "optically flat surface" in an apartment or whatever.
And yeah, it was a bit Big… » 8/06/14 3:52pm 8/06/14 3:52pm

so I'm all for this. George Miller has confirmed it is a reboot, despite earlier reports to the contrary.

I guess I'm looking at it from a Joseph Campbell viewpoint.What's the essence of Mad Max? Driving around in a Post-Apocalyptic Outback in his cool black car killing arguably badder people than him in fetish gear.… » 7/27/14 2:15pm 7/27/14 2:15pm