This is Your Mind
Independence Day Special
Copyright Issues Statement
Day Special 2011:
Don't Blame Wall Street
and Individual Rights
Freedom VS On-line Piracy
Must be Specific to Preserve Freedom
To Students of
Kant as Founder
of Modern Art
Terms of Principles
The Purpose of Art
On Objectivity -- The Method
a Proper Standard
Morality and War
and Applied Egoism
Losing the Battle
On Civil Society
Batman and Justice
Paul Ryan and
in the Workplace
The Argument for
Black Friday Special,
The Morality of Profit
How The Internet
Carnegie Museum of
Art and Natural History
Morality of Copyrights and Patents
Freedom of Speech -- a
Ayn Rand as a Moral
Protest NSA Spying
The DIM Hypothesis
Tolerance and DIM
How We Know
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000
Space Cowboys -- Yippee Aye Yea!!!
Thomas M. Miovas, Jr.
Review of "Space Cowboys":
This movie is a must see for anyone who thinks life is full of
adventure; especially if you are a young at heart old geezer who
is not about to give up on your life's passion. It's totally
over the top, totally unbelievable -- and the most wonderful
movie I've seen in a very long time. It's style reminds me of
the Golden Age of science fiction -- where man did the
impossible, made it seem plausible, and had a great time in the
The story is about four men slotted to be in on the space race
at the beginning, who where ousted by NASA because they were too
daring in their pursuit of pushing the envelope; but were
re-instated forty years later when an antique Russian satellite
goes haywire and is about to come crashing down on planet earth.
Turns out the technology is so old that the only people who
understand it are men from another era -- the type of men who
know the sky is not the limit.
Once they get up there, they discover the satellite is a
hold-over from the cold war in more ways than one, and they have
to think of something or disastrous consequences will result.
How they decide to handle the situation is -- well, you wouldn't
believe me if I told you, but it is so outrageous I burst into
exultant laughter; it's such an ingenious solution that it
satisfies all four men's most fervent desire. The very last
scene is both poignant and uplifting -- and says it all.
If you love can-do optimism, you're going to love these old
relics from a better era as they scamper about doing things even
NASA thinks is crazy.
I rate it a ten plus on a scale of ten.