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  1. Star Trek: Discovery

    Question for those who are watching Season 1: Has the show toned down the lens flare and odd camera angles that annoyed me so much during the series premiere on CBS?
  2. 2017 Movie Megathread

    Trailers for Justice League and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were released recently: Justice League looks awful. No plot, just explosions. The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is confusing. I'm entirely spoiler-free, so I have no idea what the movie is about. The trailer doesn't do much to explain what's going on.
  3. The Son's of Mogh. the ending bothers me.

    I don't remember much about this episode but I know I didn't like how Kurn ended up being wiped of his memories. It felt liked a weak ending for both the character and the episode.
  4. Remember AOL Instant Messenger (aka AIM)? It's shutting down in December. read more at The New York Times. It's a little sad to think about. Bittersweet, I suppose. I spent so much time on AIM in middle school and high school. Even during college and a few years after that. I was still using it around 2010/2011. Life on the Internet was easier back then.
  5. Three new sci-fi series coming from Amazon

    I haven't heard of Lazarus. I am familiar with Snow Crash and Ringworld but have no interest in watching TV shows based on them.
  6. Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV 2017-2018

    Anyone watch Marvel's Inhumans last night? It wasn't as bad as reviews made it sound. But it wasn't very good. I think there are only 8 or 10 episodes. I'll probably watch them all. I'm a sucker for Marvel TV.
  7. Star Trek: The Next Generation celebrated its 30th anniversary a few days ago. The series premiered in syndication in the United States the week of September 28th, 1987. I actually forgot all about the anniversary until I saw a tweet from Wil Wheaton yesterday. To celebrate, here are some early promotional spots and news coverage from 1987: I'm only slightly older than TNG, so this makes me feel ancient. Happy 30th, TNG!
  8. It's entirely possible but I don't know of any, personally. I used to keep in touch with a few people outside the OL but lost touch with over the years as people migrated from IM to Facebook. As far as I know, they're still alive but haven't returned to the OL.
  9. I still occasionally check out his blog. I only recently learned he's really into tattoos.
  10. 15 (!) years later...

    I was 16 and in high school when I joined the OL in 2001. Now I'm I'm 32, married, and have a five week old baby.
  11. Anyone else try out 3D printing?

    My local library has one. There used to be a display of trinkets and models created by the 3D printer. Most of them weren't very impressive. A single color plastic with rough edges and not much detail. Maybe it's a cheap 3D printer. Or maybe only kids are using it and they don't know what they're doing.
  12. Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV 2017-2018

    I watched the first season of Fear the Walking Dead, hoping it would get good. Then I suffered through all of Season 2 before finally throwing in the towel. I'm still watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 was a mixed bag. The first arc (Ghost Rider) was awful. The second arc (LMD) was pretty good. The third arc (Agents of Hydra) was great. I'm tentatively excited for Season 5.
  13. Anybody else go to comic cons?

    I went to ConnectiCon once about with a friend of mine. We were expecting a comic book convention but it was all about anime. There were tons of cosplayers. Lots of wooden or foam weapons. Not our thing so we left and went to see Superman Returns. I also went to a Twilight Zone Convention in New Jersey. I met the late Lois Nettleton, who starred in "The Midnight Sun," and got her autograph. I saw Mickey Rooney across the room but didn't approach him or get his autograph, which I now regret. I also spoke briefly to Mary Badham, who was in the very last episode of the Twilight Zone ("The Bewitchin' Pool). She's better known for playing Scout in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird.
  14. Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor

    I also started watching when the series picked up again in 2005. I thought Eccleston was great as the Doctor and hated to see him go. Tennant did fine work as well. Smith was okay. Capaldi has been mediocre.
  15. The 2017-2018 network television season started yesterday. That means the return of the Arrowverse on The CW and various other sci-fi/fantasy TV shows in the coming weeks. The Orville has already premiered on FOX. Three episodes have aired. I'm enjoying it. The promos made it look like a Galaxy Quest spoof. It's really more of an homage to Star Trek. The music is especially spot on. Anyone else watching? I'm looking forward to The Gifted on FOX. I'll watch Marvel's Inhumans, or at least the two-hour premiere. It doesn't look good. I'm also going to watch Ghosted on FOX. I've given up on Once Upon a Time. I can't decide whether to keep watching Supergirl. The first season on CBS was hit or miss; the second season on The CW was mostly miss. I will keep watching Arrow, The Flash, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Also, Supernatural. I'm still watching The Walking Dead but I did give up on Fear the Walking Dead. -- Here's a list of sci-fi/fantasy/horror TV show premieres, courtesy of Collider: Friday, September 29 Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC, 8 p.m.) The Exorcist (FOX, 9 p.m.) Sunday, October 1 Ghosted (FOX, 8:30 p.m.) Monday, October 2 Lucifer (FOX, 8:00 p.m.) The Gifted (FOX, 9:00 p.m.) Tuesday, October 3 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, 10 p.m.) Friday, October 6 Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8 p.m.) Monday, October 9 Supergirl (CW, 8 p.m.) Tuesday, October 10 The Flash (CW, 8 p.m.) DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW, 9 p.m.) Wednesday, October 11 Riverdale (CW, 8 p.m.) The Shannara Chronicles (Spike, 10 p.m.) Thursday, October 12 Supernatural (CW, 8 p.m.) Arrow (CW, 9 p.m.) Saturday, October 14 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America, 9 p.m.) Sunday, October 22 The Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.) Tuesday, November 14 Future Man (Hulu) Tuesday, November 21 Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu)