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I really like this television show. The masked magician show how to do great tricks and illusions. I even did some at school. Like levitating, walking on water, cutting someone in half and the wine and needle trick. Do you like it ? or what do you think ?

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Goodhart (author)2009-11-23

For those that like the shear "mystery" behind the tricks, many of which I already knew how to do,  he is a bit of a spoiler.. But then, one has ample opportunity to change the channel before too much is revealed; if they really don't want to know. 

For the magician,   magic is not magical in any way,  except for how audiences respond to it. 

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-11-23

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
Arthur C Clark

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-11-23

And yet, much of "magic" is not really all that techie in nature. Like in making the Statue of Liberty dissappear, it isn't hard to "move the camera" since it is setting on wheels.  

I can still do a few simple tricks with common objects like coins and stuff. but to get into "telling everyone that no one is in on the trick" when they ALL are, is going way to far in my book.  I couldn't do that.

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-11-23

He was probably thinking of GPS and mobiles etc.
(I read the quote again this week)

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-11-24
I know, I just trying to stay on subject  :-) 
 

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-11-24
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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-11-24

Probably Britain's most famous illusionist of recent history, a very tidy (and fast) one:

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-11-24

Very nice.  And it is, as he says, just an illusion.  ;-) 

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-11-24

He was once a well-paid entertainer, but backed-up by Ali Bongo. Now old, Daniels was a major player in TV light entertainment, very good at what he knew best, but sliding into thing like this (notice the proliferation of "actors" in that clip).

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-11-24

Interesting (I also watched part two, for context ;-) 

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-11-24

In the line of old-TV, I was thinking of topic-ing Jackie Pearce, but I'm not sure it'd get much interest (late70's early 80's Sci-Fi)?
www.imdb.com/name/nm0668940/bio

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-11-24
reminds me a bit of like a combination of the original Battlestar Galactica 1978-1980, Flash Gorden (1954),  and early Star Trek (1960-70'S) .  :-)

Have you ever seen:  UFO ? 

UFO
26 episodes (1970-71) 60m

 
  
 
    
  
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Gerry Anderson abandons puppets for live actors in this superior pre-cursor to Space 1999. Near-future Earth is invaded by flying saucers full of nasty aliens. Only SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation) resistance is offered, and then only for one 26-episode season. Critical flop, but still has a strong following.

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-11-24

Ha! I didn't - saw enough as a kid waiting for my tea...

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-11-24

I had to see how it ended   LOL   since I had never seen that before...

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Wafflicious (author)2009-11-23

I love that show but I can never find when its on.

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lemonie (author)2009-08-18

I think you should do some digging and reveal his identity (someone must know?) Does he have the hottest assistants though? L

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arylic (author)lemonie2009-08-18

I think that guy is already revealed. He is from Las Vegas.... Just search the name on google and you would get his name.

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caitlinsdad (author)lemonie2009-08-18

The answer must lie in a trick called googling, but no one has revealed how to do that yet or master it. It's magic.

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lemonie (author)caitlinsdad2009-08-18

Googling is an art, I sometimes think about writing an instructable on it. Often it's a piece of (what ever you prefer as a noun), but other times it's a bit of thought and work. Piece of philosophy: "How much information could be written on one lentil?" "All the information in the world if need be." "Yes but it would have to be one () big lentil." "Yes it would." Find me the related ISBN? I doubt it, but I can give you clues. L

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