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  1. Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV 2017-2018

    Orville... its cringy, predictable, cliche, and derivative. its also full of plot holes. its barely watchable in my opinion. but i have to admit that i have seen all the episodes to date.
  2. i think he's kind of awkward in person to person interactions, he would probably be the first to tell you that its not you, its him. don't take it personally. plus he has a lot of stories about being burned by the public, so i think hes generally gun shy as a defense mechanism. i've seen him in person about 4 or 5 times in the past 5 years or so at various game cons, but i've never approached him. i don't want to put him on the spot and make him feel like he has to interact with me, a perfect stranger to him. having said that, his online presence is excellent. online hes generally very supportive of everyone who reaches out to him, and he seems to genuinely care about his fans and our shared interests. i've sent him about 4 or 5 short comments over the past 5 years or so, and hes responded to almost all of them. pretty cool to be able to interact with him directly through the internet. he's very accessible online.
  3. I go to his tumblr and blog page practically every day. just wondering if anyone else does that. Maybe its just because we share similar interests. anyone else?
  4. Wandering

    nice, i didn't know about that interesting bit of trivia until now. thanks forst. i think the great bird of the galaxy should be the supreme icon of the religion (i'll let everyone know).
  5. Star Trek Academy Experience

    yes, it was awesome. i was lucky enough to see it shortly before it was torn down. once of my best star trek memories of all time. i hope it comes back someday.
  6. Star Trek Academy Experience

    very nice. i wonder if that is the same stuff from the old las vegas star trek experience.
  7. Wandering

    i started a religion based on star trek. at first it was just as a tax shelter, but memberships grew like crazy. the wednesday night klingon choir is something to see. don't forget to bring your earplugs! the friday night ferengi bazaar is a hoot. don't eat the food. the congregation always says "make it so" after hearing an impassioned speech by one of our 'starship captains.' the kids go to starday school academy. if they play hooky we zap them with a phaser! don' worry, it's only set to stun. that just means we taser them.
  8. Star Trek: Discovery

    here's more http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-enlists-jason-isaacs-as-discovery-captain-983868?utm_source=twitter
  9. Rogue One

    Just saw Rogue One. I thought it was the best star wars movie I've seen since the original trilogy. It was the most similar to the original in pacing, story, visuals, style, everything. And it wasn't full of fanboy nods and throwbacks, which was great because it makes itself its own story, and not some rehash of what they have already done. I thought it was excellent overall.
  10. Rogue One

    yes, i am one of those. it is exactly what i hope for in any newer movies after the original three, and i didn't really like any of the other newer films because they were such a departure from the original feel and style. i thought this one hit the nail on the head.
  11. Waterloo, I didn't pick up on any of that. I plan to watch it again and I will try to keep my eyes open for it. Obviously I was aware of the Kirk and Spock separate story lines regarding their respective struggle with staying in star fleet, but I thought neither was very well developed. As far as any parallels to the current state of the United States, and its history, could you elaborate? I'm not saying I don't believe its there, I just didn't see it (but easily could have missed it).
  12. Let me first say that I am happy to have another movie. Like many other ST fans, I also wish we had more in-depth story, even if it means we have to sacrifice some action and special effects. However, as we all know, the new movies are geared more toward action and newer audiences, and less toward deeper more thought provoking issues, so I guess we will have to take what we can get. Some star trek is better than no star trek. I enjoyed the action and I enjoyed the movie, since I knew going into this what to expect. I enjoyed the action because I knew I was going to see an action movie. I like the cast and the characters. I wish we could have seen more character development and the dealing with more contemporary social issues. But alas, I guess the younger crowds don't have the cognitive appetite or patience for drawing out anything substantive and meaningful. They just want it fast, loud, and in your face, and they want it NOW. They don't have the attention span for anything less (which is, I think, a criticism of modern day culture). Also, I liked that Anton Yelchin appeared a lot in the movie. Its nice when supporting cast members get some character development, and especially Chekov given the recent passing of Anton. In any event, just because I enjoyed the movie doesn't mean I can't be critical. So here is some stuff I thought didn't made sense: How can the bad guy "camp" be so small and so sparsely staffed when later in the move we see literally thousands of them fly away in a swarm? Where were all the enemies when Kirk and Spock broke everyone out? And why do they live in a camp when there are clearly enough soldiers to support the economy and social system of entire city (families, agriculture, housing, infrastructure, etc.)? I understand that a car with a transmission can be 'jump-started' by getting it moving and then popping it into gear, but how in the heck does that work with a starship warp drive and/or impulse engine? Is there a turbine that the rush of air caused to turn so that Sulu could 'pop' it into gear? There is no air in space, and a star ship is built for space travel, so this really doesn't make sense to me. The whole flying around on a motorcycle was hard to watch. To comment on what DMD said, I can believe the independently moving holograms if they are being projected from those floating disks that we saw Jaylah deploy when she rescued Scotty from those thugs. Assuming the projector moves with the hologram, inside of the hologram, then I think it is feasible (I'm thinking of Ace Rimmer from Red Dwarf when he acquired his remote projector that allowed him to leave the ship). However, the idea of using a motorcycle successfully to take on the bad-guys in their camp is hard to believe. I mean, c'mon. Seriously? I liked the Jaylah character, but I thought the movie would have been just fine without her. She was unnecessary to the story, and I think the time could have been better spent on the TNG crew character development. Also, I personally didn't like her accent. Sometimes it was cave-man style, and other times it sounded like a British accent. I was not able to buy into her character. Although, I did think she was quite easy on the eyes and I certainly didn't mind looking at her. Plus the whole you-killed-my-father thing is sooo old. It's like, were the writers even trying? I didn't like the death of old Spock story. I don't remember seeing much character interaction between old and young Spock to be able to understand how young Spock felt. I guess young Spock was sad? He did seem very sad. But why? Did things happen off screen between films that we, the audience, are unaware of? Were they close? I suspect the writers may have thrown the death of old Spock into the film as a nod to the passing of Leonard Nimoy. Which is fine, it just didn't feel like the loss was deep (other than being reminded of the passing of Leonard Nimoy in real life). How exactly did the loud music make the enemy ships explode? I can understand that it may have jammed their signal from ship to ship so that the swarm becomes un-coordinated, but I don't understand how that made them spontaneously explode? I agree with forst, I did not like the fountain-of-youth mechanic because it also reminded me of Insurrection, especially since staying young involved sapping the life of other beings (which I believe was also present in Insurrection, but I haven't seen that movie in a long time). That's it for now. I plan to watch it again soon, so I may have more to comment.
  13. TOS 2:22 - by any other name

    i know that today, in 2016, science has a better understanding of the universe than science had 50 years ago when the original series episode, "by any other name," was written. in that episode, the enterprise penetrates the barrier of our galaxy in order to travel to the andromeda galaxy. i was wondering what kind of space is between galaxies. is it just empty blackness devoid of stars and planetoids? is it filled with dark matter? i just googled it and answered my own question i think. apparently the theory is that there are "rogue" stars and planets out there. i was about to delete this post, but ill post anyway in case anyone wants to comment on the episode or the question. also, does anyone know if the andromedians colonize our galaxy, and do they come up in any later shows? and how many times have we seen Kirk seduce women now? both alien and human alike. maybe its his swagger.
  14. Is Spock nicer in the movies?

    I would even go a step further and note that Spock seems to have become nicer and more understanding and tolerant over the course of his entire life. Look at how understanding and how he expresses his feelings more openly in say Star Trek (2009) as compared to the movies as compared to TOS. I think Spock's progression toward being a nicer and more understanding character is one element that has been a constant thread from TOS through Star Trek (2009). I wonder if that was Leonard Nimoy's intentional influence on the development of the character.
  15. TOS 2:22 - by any other name

    they had a turbolift on L.A. Law?!
  16. Pee-Wee's Big Holiday

    ...watched it last night, it was not as good as the original. i was happy to revisit with pee-wee nonetheless.
  17. Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV 2015-16

    Daredevil season 2 is out. I haven't started watching it yet, but it looks like the Punisher will be involved, and that ninja woman, i forget her name (spectra?). I hope it lives up to the first season. I'm excited to start it, but haven't had time. I still need to catch up on the latest season of Vikings, Workaholics, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Broad City. All the shows seem to come out at the same time. I don't know where to begin.
  18. TOS 2:22 - by any other name

    Kirk finally gets rejected! In TOS 3:5 "Is There in Truth No Beauty", Kirk tries hard to put the moves on Dr. Pulaski, er.. I mean Dr. Jones, but she rejects him. In all fairness to Kirk, she was quite literally blind. And she could read his mind. So there's that, as well. I think episode 3:5 is the second time we see Diana Muldaur appear on TOS, although, it should be noted, I think she played a different character both times she appeared. However, each time she had the title "Doctor," which is fitting since she later played Doctor Pulaski on TNG. Apparently Ms. Muldaur is 77 years old.
  19. TOS 2:22 - by any other name

    Ive been watching all tos episodes in order, which i had not done before. I had just seen episodes randomly before now. Im really enjoying it, despite the fact that there are so many alien planets inhabited by humans (or at least identical in appearance) who have a culture identical to earth cultures (usually with some twist gone horribly wrong) including speaking english. Nevertheless i am thoroughly enjoying it.
  20. Yo, Hello, Yo

    Hi Elmo.
  21. Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV 2015-16

    I watched Jessica Jones after watching Daredevil. Jessica Jones was OK, but Daredevil was much much better. It felt like Jessica Jones was a spin-off of Daredevil.
  22. TOS crew with the Enterprise

    I know right? I am not sure what I like better, the paint job, or the retro-futuristic design of the car.