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Drabblecast 302 – The Next Logical Step

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:51 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Feature: The Next Logical Step by Ben Bova
Drabble: Exponential Growth by Derek Manuel
Genres: Drama

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
“I don’t really see where this problem has anything to do with me,” the CIA man said. “And, frankly, there are a lot of more important things I could be doing.”

Episode Art: Phil Pomphrey
Read by: Paul Harrington

Twabble: “ Just at shift change, when the crowd at the fire station would be extra large, Jonathan rushed in and screamed, "MOVIE!" ” by Strawman

Re: Drabblecast 302 – The Next Logical Step

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:09 pm
by Richmazzer
Wow, DC has really been bringing the A-game with talent lately! I love Ben Bova and this story did not disappoint. The
Spoiler:
reverse espionage
kicker at the end was a poignant and clever conclusion. I thought some of exposition in the middle playing out the simulation's prediction of mankind's unfortunate fate drug on a bit and could have been shaved off, but all in all another solid and thought provoking story for another week in a row.

Re: Drabblecast 302 – The Next Logical Step

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:27 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Good episode. Norm's back with great lines like, "Miley Cyrus helps us understand unthinkable Nazi war experiments." :D

The drabble was one of the year's best, starting out so plainly and innocently, and then perfectly springing the dystopian twist. A twist that undoubtedly will be a reality just as fast as certain political types can make it so.

Re: Drabblecast 302 – The Next Logical Step

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:43 am
by tbaker2500
I'm a little behind on my listening.
Wow, great episode! I agree with ASID, the drabble was some primo grade stuff! The twabble was a perfect closer. And the main story was just high class. It was a familiar trope, done very well. Ok, I traced original publication to 1962. That explains the computer descriptions. Probably not as familiar a trope back then.

Narration was excellent. Overall, a grand episode!

Re: Drabblecast 302 – The Next Logical Step

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:25 am
by gunsofchekhovia
*blush*

Thanks, y'all.

Re: Drabblecast 302 – The Next Logical Step

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:08 am
by Spindaddy
This one was great! It kinda felt like a twist around the movie war games, where in the end the computer is forced into realizing that neither side can win. I thought it was nicely done, especially the ending.

Re: Drabblecast 302 – The Next Logical Step

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:15 pm
by El Barto
With a title like this one had it was easy to see the twist coming a mile away, but it was still great. And could be true.

Great Drabble as well... yelling movie... love it.