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Geek Childhood Favorites I Share With My Kids
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jjessup570
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jjessup570,
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1/10/2014 | 7:21:50 PM
geek childhood favorites
Oh, The Hobbit is a great suggestion for reading!!! I need to give it a try with my boys. And I'll just skip over the landscapes in Lord of the Rings! :)

Ender's Game might be another good choice for the boys?

 
Emily_Johnson
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1/10/2014 | 7:27:32 PM
Hitchhiker's guide
I love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Such a funny book! 
athorndike
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1/10/2014 | 7:29:46 PM
Geek Childhood Favorites
My kids did not love E.T. as much as I did. I think they hated it in fact.
Ariella
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1/13/2014 | 8:59:30 AM
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@athorndike one thing I find is that  the pacing of movies from the 20th century was much slower than what kids today are used to. In fact, even I find older TV programs much slower and less impressive now because I've been exposed to 21st century standards for action, movement, and special effects. I think that's the gap you find between your own childhood memories and your kids' reactions. 
Drew Conry-Murray
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1/15/2014 | 8:23:08 AM
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Ender's Game can be a bit violent. You might want to read it first to see if you think your kids are ready for it. The Hobbit is a must!
Drew Conry-Murray
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1/15/2014 | 8:25:31 AM
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That's definately the case with my kids. They have a very low tolerance for visual effects made before the year 2000. However, if the story is really good, they'll usually settle in (with the occassional snide comment about the special effects).
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Ariella,
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1/15/2014 | 8:39:16 AM
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Perhaps it's a type of geek aptitude test to see if kids respond well to Star Trek TOS. One of the best episodes to introduce them to is "The Trouble with Tribbles," no CGI needed for little furballs.
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2/13/2014 | 6:40:52 PM
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But don't forget that our children can be a resource for us. My son (now 25) introduced me to Ender's Game and sequels.

And he got to see Star Wars for the first time at about age 7 in a huge theater and not on a tiny TV. But of course the TV he first experienced was  the then big 40" back in the late 80's.


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