The following (in no particular order) is my wishlist for Christmas 1999.
I included URLs where I could...and otherwise gave pointers on where you
could go to find it.
As before, I strongly encourage anyone who is getting something off of
this list to send e-mail to My Mom!
This avoids those pesky duplicate present problems. :)
Note: The items listed for "Telescope" in here really should be purchased
from the URL listed (if one is given) to be assured it will work with my
- Computer Game: Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. I suggest
buying it on-line as it's $39.95 with free shipping and handling. For
the first 1500 orders, you get the bonus satisfaction of getting me the
collectors box and the desktop calendar (neither of which will be devastating
to me if I don't get them *grin*). I doubt you'll find this for cheaper
when you include sales tax. http://www.lucasarts.com/companystore/cs-indy.htm $39.95 free shipping right now
- Telescope: Soft Case for Orion SkyView Deluxe 4.5. This is slated
for being available in Late November. Definitely call the order in on
this to be assured they have it in stock. Telephone number is at the bottom
of this page: http://www.telescope.com/interact/item.asp?cat=Scope+and+Accessory+Cases+and+Covers&itemno=G006&pos=6 $98.50 + shipping
- Telescope: Solar Filter for SkyView Deluxe 4.5". A solar filter allows
me to view the sun with my telescope...something I'm anxious to do! It
can be found at: http://www.telescope.com/interact/item.asp?cat=Filters:+Light+Pollution,+Solar,+and+Lunar&itemno=F015&pos=5 $69.95 + shipping
- Telescope: Orion EZ Finder Reflex Sight. One of the more annoying
things about a telescope is trying to correctly aim it at what you want
to see. Even finding really bright objects (like Jupiter) or parts of
familiar constellations can be a frustrating process. Why? The "finder"
scope is magnified 6x...which makes things appear backwards and upside
down...in turn making pointing the scope the opposite of where you think
you need to point. I've gotten kind of used to it, but it's still a
pain. Typically, you know right where you want to look...and the "EZ"
finder gives you a non-magnified view with a little dot projected at
where the telescope is currently oriented. Very nice. You can find this
at: http://www.telescope.com/interact/item.asp?cat=Finder+Scopes+and+Aiming+Devices&itemno=F562&pos=4 $34.95 + shipping
- Telescope: Orion AccuTrack[tm] SVD DC Dual-Axis Drive System. The
dual-axis drive system allows for automatic tracking of the night sky.
Once the telescope is "polar-aligned", you can focus in on an object and
the motors will automatically compensate for the earth's rotation. This
is the first step towards being able to do astro-photography. You will
find this at: http://www.telescope.com/interact/item.asp?cat=Motor+Drives+and+Controllers&itemno=G615&pos=2 $249.00 + shipping
- Telescope: Set of 3 Rubber Eyeguards. Something nice and inexpensive
for a telescope? Yup. And extremely important. Since I do a lot of viewing
from my neighborhood, there is a lot of extra light from porches and
streetlamps...most annoying. I've been holding off on getting these
because they have been advertised as "Early November". Well, they're
available now! http://www.telescope.com/interact/item.asp?cat=Other+Amazing+Accessories&itemno=E901&pos=8 Set Of 3: $8.49, 1: $3.49
- Books: I am a huge Star Wars fan...I am missing the following
from my collection (some should be available at almost any bookstore):
- Any of the "X-Wing" series except the first three. There
are 12 or 13. A lot of them are by Michael Stackpole others by
- Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- Terry Brooks
- A series of "graphic novels" (illustrated) were produced called
"Tales of the Jedi." I have only seen these available on-line
(www.amazon.com...search for "Tales of the Jedi" in quotes).
The series is comprised of "Golden Age of the Sith",
"Fall of the Sith Empire", "The Freedon Nadd Uprising",
"Dark Lords of the Sith", and "The Sith War."
- The "Lando Calrissian Adventures" numbers 1, 2, and 3. I
believe these are all in one book, but can't recall for sure.
By: L. Neil Smith
- The "Han Solo Adventures" numbers 1, 2, and 3. I
think these are all in one book too, but again I don't recall
for sure. You might find them either way. By: Brian Daley
- The "Han Solo Trilogy", by Ann C. Crispin.
- Some books based off of the game Dark Forces:
"Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire", "Dark Forces: Rebel Agent",
and "Dark Forces: Jedi Knight". By: William C. Dietz.
- "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" -- Alan Dean Foster
- The three original movies: SW: A New Hope, Empire Strikes
Back, and Return of the Jedi.
- Another series of "graphic novels" (illustrated) called
"Dark Empire", "Dark Empire II", and "Dark Empire III: Empire's
End". These are all by Tom Veitch and can be found on www.amazon.com.
- DVDs: I typically do my DVD shopping on-line at either: http://www.reel.com/ or
http://www.dvdempire.com/. This is
simply a note that you can typically find the best deals at these two places.
Please note you should be sure you are purchasing a DVD and not a VIDEO
TAPE at www.reel.com.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 2010: The Year We Make Contact
- Air Force One
- Alien Legacy: 20th Anniversary Collection (or any of the 4
- Apollo 13: Collector's Edition
- Army of Darkness (Limited Edition 2 Disc Set)
- Black Rain
- Clear and Present Danger
- Conan the Barbarian
- Conan the Destroyer
- Demolition Man
- Desperado/El Mariachi (NOTE: This is both movies!)
- The Devil's Advocate
- Die Hard Triple Pack (or any of the three movies)
- A Few Good Men
- The Fugitive
- The Game
- Ghostbusters II (I have 1)
- Hudson Hawk
- In the Line of Fire
- Jackie Chan's First Strike
- Jackie Chan's: Who Am I?
- Judge Dredd
- Lethal Weapon 4 Pack (or any of the the four)
- The Long Kiss Goodnight
- Mr. Nice Guy
- Operation Condor
- Operation Condor 2: The Armour Of The Gods
- Presumed Innocent
- Rush Hour
- Saving Private Ryan (Limited Edition)
- The Stand
- Star Trek 4-9 are available on DVD...any of them.
- Stargate: Special Edition (I have the non-special edition)
- Strange Days
- Supercop 2 (release date: 12/21/99)
- The Terminator
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day
- The Three Musketeers (Walt Disney Version with Keifer Sutherland)
- U.S. Marshals
- Wild Things
- X-Files: The Movie (Fight the Future)