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You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. These are usually audio and a few are video.  In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it's become more or less often than once a month, usually a lot less often.  But now, in the Fall of 2018, I'm getting more in the mood to podcast, and you can expect new episodes at least once a month.  - Paul Levinson

Feb 4, 2007

Welcome to Episode 20 of Light Light Through - Blockbuster, Netflix, the Web: The Future of Watching Movies out of Theaters.  It all began with Edison's kinetoscope, which gave movie-viewers a one-on-one experience.  Now, after a century of theater going, more and more people are watching movies on their own devices.  But not all of them are equal.  Blockbuster, which has dominated this market, still makes you go out in the rain to return a movie.  Netflix is better, but still leaves you hostage to the mailman.  That leaves the Web - and nothing succeeds like delivery of movies at the speed of light...

And debuting in this Episode, a new LOLT feature: flashes ... in which I give quickie takes on media news.  This week:  the media are most to blame for the Boston cartoon terror scare ... Viacom the doomed dinosaur snarls at YouTube ... Yale prof disapproves of student sex in showers (well, ok, sometimes I'm make an exception and consider a story which isn't media news)...

Helpful links:

  1. A Short History of the Movies by Mast and Kawin  best history of motion pix I know of
  2. Brewster General Store if you'd like to get your hands on a real kinetoscope
  3. http://thesilkcode.blogspot.com/ where to subscribe to Shaun Farrell's forthcoming podiobook reading of my novel, The Silk Code (won the Locus Award for best first science fiction novel of 1999)
  4. http://patsyterrell.com  Patsy's the Blubrry voice on LOLT
  5. http://podcastpendulum.podomatic.com  Podcast Pendulum!
  6. http://thesciphishow.com listen for Jason's interview with me - about The Chronology Protection Case - which should be live tomorrow (Sunday, 4 February 2007)
  7. look at the second podiobook in the column to your right: it's The Chronology Protection Case, yours, free, enjoy!  And enjoy the first chapter of The Plot to Save Socrates, too, while you're at it... podiobook reading of that is right above The Chronology Protection Case...

Enjoy...

Paul

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The Plot to Save Socrates - my latest novel
"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly
"Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News