Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Women of Altered Carbon

You should already know this, but the links about the show are full of spoilers. 

I got through the first season of Altered Carbon on Netflix. The show is set around 300 years in the future and the UN Protectorate runs the planet (with its own special forces). Humans can extend their lives indefinitely by obtaining new bodies (aka sleaves). Personality is downloaded on a disk embedded in the spine at 1 years of age. True death only occurs if the disk is destroyed. The implications of this technology on society are explored via a crime story.  

Takeshi Kovacs is the protagonist, brought back from the past to solve a crime. He is an envoy, which means he can shift sheaves with less disorientation than most people.  

I did not read the Richard Morgan Takeshi Kovacs books the series is based on in advance, but I will probably do so now.  The tv show is dense, complicated, and a little slow to get through at first (which might explain its low initial ratings), but it ended well. There is a lot of sex and violence, which can bring in some people and drive others away. I suspect the books are much better, but the Netflix series was still good. 

While this post is on the women of the show, an AI program based on Edgar Allen Poe steals the show. 

RadioLab: Who Am I? Is the self an illusion?

Tamara Taylor, Dichen Lachman, Martha Higareda, Kristin Lehman and Renee Elise Goldsberry attend the World Premiere of the Netflix Original Series Altered Carbon

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Hogewash: Enceladus

Lem's Levity: Beauty Matters

The Right Way: Link-O-Rama!

Woodsterman: All About The Bass

Animal Magnetism: Gingermageddon

90 Miles from Tyranny: Girls with Guns

The Feral Irishman: Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Political Clown Parade: CNN, Dead Network Walking

American Power Blog: Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

TOM: Advanced Gender Stereotypes and Transgenderism 'Equality'

Proof Positive: Best of the Web and Friday Night Babe Deborah Ann Woll

Diogenes' Middle Finger: The Planetarium's Gift Shop Manager Weighs In

Pirate's Cove: Sorta Blogless PinupIf all you see is this, or this, or this, or this...

Goodstuffs' St. Patrick Celebration (its never too early) and Elizabeth Hurley 215th

A View From The Beach: Anne Althouse Ain't Buying It and Caroline Kelley Rule 5

AoSHQ: Dear Lindsay Vonn... and If the state can lie to us, why can't we lie to the state?

Instapundit: Netflix's Altered Carbon released10 greatest science fiction detective novels

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and attractive science fiction actresses:

Dust bury
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Proof Positive
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
Raconteur Report
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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