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morjana
February 9th, 2009, 08:59 PM
[NOTE: Michael Cassutt wrote the Stargate SG-1 episode, 'Tangent.']

At SciFi Wire (http://scifiwire.com/2009/02/columnist-michael-cassutt-recal-the-sci-fi-moments-that-made-him-a-writerls.php):

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Columnist Michael Cassutt recalls the sci-fi moments that made him a writer

By Michael Cassutt

ON 02/09/09

No doubt you've noticed that it's awards season. We've had the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild trophies and, soon after you read this, the Oscars. And, of more immediate relevance, the Nebula Awards of the SF Writers of America in April.

This seasonal fever has affected me in the past, once where I gave out my own awards for supreme accomplishment in sci-fi TV ("The Mikeys"), and, during last year's strike-battered season, a more general look at "Favorite Things"—my all-time sci-fi movies and television.

This year I want to look back at important moments ... those images or scenes that made me a sci-fi writer.

The sci-fi moments ...

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... There are many movie moments, but at the top of my list is where the Stargate team led by Kurt Russell goes through the portal—and what is discovered.