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Eat @ Park West Diner, Discuss Friendly Machines @ Fine Grind @ 8PM

Last month we discussed the deadly machines from TERMINATOR, THE MATRIX, and lots of other movies, books, television series. In July we will examine the more helpful side of machines.

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Part 1: Dinner

The July Dinner & Discussion will start with Dinner at the Park West diner at 6:30 PM. Here's a link to their site:  http://www.parkwestdiner.com/.   Anyone there by 6:30 will be at our table. Anyone arriving late is on their own. At dinner we talk about everything in the world except the evening's topic.

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Part 2: Discussion

The Discussion will be held at 8:00 PM at The Fine Grind Coffee Bar in Little Falls. It's on Route 23 South (aka Newark Pompton Turnpike), in a strip mall a half mile or so to the south of the Willowbrook Mall.

There have been lots of friendly robots and useful machines in movies, books and real life. As a starting point, think of WALL-E, A.I. and Robbie the Robot (FORBIDDEN PLANET). As usual, the focus is on works of fantasy, science fiction & horror.

You don't have to make the dinner to attend the discussion.

The discussion is not limited to films. Television series, books, comic books and other genres are all grist for the mill.

Here's a list of topics we've discussed in the past:

https://sites.google.com/site/sfassnofbergencounty/home/book-store-events/topic-discussion-group

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  • Deborah G.

    It was really nice meeting everyone. It was especially nice to be around people who were so friendly and enthusiastic about sci fi. I can't wait to try one of the desserts at the next discussion! =)

    July 18, 2013

  • al v.

    Had a fun time great sense of humor, laughed a lot.great people

    July 17, 2013

  • Phil De P.

    Lots of fun at the Park West where we met Al for the first time. I don't think we scared him away. The discussion was also a good time, with Deborah and her friend, Ramone, joining the ten of us. Among the cool / friendly machines and robots we discussed were R2D2 and C3PO from STAR WARS, the robots from FORBIDDEN PLANET, LOST IN SPACE and SILENT RUNNING. We also talked about Gertie from THE JETSONS and non-robot machines including Kit, Super Car, Matter Duplicators and much more.

    July 17, 2013

  • Deborah G.

    Hi! I can't wait to meet everyone tomorrow night! =)

    July 15, 2013

  • Peggy B.

    look forward to meeting you!

    July 12, 2013

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