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  1. Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek?

    http://variety.com/2017/film/news/quentin-tarantino-jj-abrams-star-trek-1202630524/ So now Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams are teaming up to pitch a story for the next Star Trek film. Click the link, but that's about as much detail as you'll find. They've pitched a story to Paramount. Tarantino is said to be a fan of TOS and I've read elsewhere that he considers "Yesterday's Enterprise" to be an excellent example of Star Trek and time travel on television. Tarantino is "considering" directing with Abrams as producer if, IF, Paramount buys the idea. No word on if this would be a continuation of the current film series or an offshoot in the same (or an alternate) universe.
  2. Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek?

    I'm not enthusiastic about it, either. And if it means an abandoning of the PG/PG-13 Trek films, then I'm 100% against it.
  3. Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek?

    So now word is that Tarantino is requiring Paramount to OK an R rating if he's going to be involved, and they've reportedly given their approval. Not that this means the film will happen, but that he can proceed to a script, anyway. I might be able to stomach an R-rated film in the Trek universe that doesn't use familiar Trek characters (like DS9 was to TNG at the time), but I have no desire to see Kirk flinging f-bombs or the Enterprise crew involved in bloodsport. http://deadline.com/2017/12/quentin-tarantino-star-trek-r-rating-mark-l-smith-the-revenant-drew-pearce-lindsay-beer-jj-abrams-1202222161/
  4. Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV 2017-2018

    It's been renewed for a 2nd season, so you're not alone. I've seen a few episodes. It tries hard, so there's that. I can't say it's must-watch TV, but I want it to be good.
  5. Star Trek: Discovery

    So Discovery has been renewed for a second season. No word yet on an episode count, premiere date or whether it, too, will be split into half seasons.
  6. 2017 Movie Megathread

    To be fair, "no plot, just explosions," would still be an improvement over Batman v. Superman.
  7. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Shutting Down December 15

    Indeed. I "met" a good number of people online that way. Haven't signed on in years. In fact, I'm not 100% certain of what my AIM handle was or what e-mail address I used, though it must have been an AOL account. I still haven't been able to convince my mother that she doesn't need to log in to AOL to use the Internet.
  8. How was it impossible to counter Shinzon's cloaking device?

    Ummm... because reasons? Not having watched Nemesis or the episode where Geordi devised the tachyon net thingy for many years, I really can't say, but I'll throw out some I'll-informed ideas. First, as time marches on, technology does, too. Perhaps the Romulans have developed some way to evade detection even by those means in the years between the series and Nemesis. Secondly, a net implies a static structure, waiting for something to attempt to pass through it. The Enterprise, IIRC, was running for its life. Any net cast into space would quickly be left behind. Again, I don't even remotely recall the episode where the cloak-defeating technology was developed. I don't even recall it being done, so perhaps I'm mischaracterizing how it works, but that's my stab at it.
  9. 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation

    I remember watching Encounter at Farpoint with my girlfriend in her dorm room my sophomore year of college. I wasn't exactly impressed, but it was good to have Trek back on the air.
  10. From http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/amazon-are-producing-three-new-sci-fi-shows-in-2018: No less than three new science-fiction projects are being developed and produced by Amazon for 2018. According to Variety, the streaming service is significantly increasing its output of original content next year, with 67 television shows and 20 movies already in current stages of preproduction, production, or postproduction. Among them are three new titles belonging to the sci-fi genre: Lazarus, Snow Crash, and Ringworld. Comic book fans will already be familiar with Lazarus, which is based on the dystopian, coming-of-age comic by Greg Rucka (Action Comics, Batwoman, Detective Comics). The series sees a world divided among 16 rival families running their respective territories in a feudal system, with a young woman named Forever Carlyle at the center of it all. To protect themselves from each other, the families each have a chosen warrior to represent them, called a “Lazarus.” Carlyle is the Lazarus for her family. Another recognizable title, Snow Crash -- based on the Neal Stephenson cult novel -- is set to be a one-hour sci-fi drama set in a not-so-distant future America. The story begins with Hiro Protagonist -- a hacker and a pizza delivery boy -- who works for the mafia navigating his way around The Metaverse, a successor to the Internet. Prepare to put your thinking cap on for the various fictional technologies that are talked about in the high-concept narrative. The show is being executive-produced by Joe Cornish (Ant-Man) and Frank Marshall (Back to the Future). Lastly, Ringworld is based on a 1970 sci-fi novel by Larry Niven set in his Known Space universe, and considered by many as a literary classic in the genre. The show will get to explore Ringworld, the remote artificial ring that lies beyond Known Space. The story’s protagonist is 200-year-old Louis Gridley Wu, but Amazon’s casting department can relax, because he’s in perfect physical condition due to the longevity drug he’s been taking called boosterspice. Niven later added four sequels and four prequels, which means there’s plenty of material for the show’s writers to play with.
  11. 15 (!) years later...

    Speaking of rules, I just remembered some of the rules from the original OL on Section31.com. The server was severely underpowered, so thread lengths were capped, threads would get deleted from time to time, sigs were banned... I think there may have been other rules too, all in the name of preserving CPU cycles in serving up the board. Congratulations!
  12. Does anyone know of any former OL members who have passed away?

    Not to my knowledge, but then there are very few members that I was in touch with through other means, and with traffic here being so slow, there's really no way of knowing whether someone died or simply stopped visiting.
  13. Anyone else try out 3D printing?

    My 2D CAD skills are non-existent, forget 3D. If it were something you were good at, though, I'd imagine you could print some cool things. Create your own prop replicas, etc.
  14. Anybody else go to comic cons?

    I haven't been in ages, but Megacon comes to Orlando and I've been to it. Also, there used to be an Orlando con called Vul-con (there's currently one that meets in Alberta, I believe). I didn't stand in line for autographs or to meet the stars, but I did go to the Q&A sessions. I don't recall all of them, but I know I saw DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Jonathan Frakes, and Marina Sirtis. If you've never been to a convention, it's a must, if only for the spectacle of the cosplayers and sheer volume of memorabilia available.
  15. 15 (!) years later...

    I'll turn 50 next year. That's enough to show that I'm getting old.
  16. Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV 2017-2018

    I watch all the Arrowverse shows, so I'm looking forward to their return. I'm still watching The Walking Dead but only gave Fear TWD one season. I caught parts bits and pieces of it since, but nothing that suggested I made a mistake in walking away. I've also long-since given up on Once Upon a Time, Gotham, The Expanse and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. The only new show I've picked up (or expect to) is The Orville. It's just OK. It's not really funny enough to be a comedy or interesting enough to be a drama. Very few shows have managed to be a successful one-hour dramedy, and I think they'd do better to either shorten to a half hour and punch up the funny or put more effort into being a serious sci-fi show.
  17. 15 (!) years later...

    We have rules? I suppose we do. No porn outside the admin forum, mostly.
  18. Star Trek: Discovery

    So after all the build-up, I forgot to set my DVR. No idea when I'll get to see it. Maybe I'll wait a few weeks and get the free week of CBS All Access and see several episodes at once.
  19. Star Trek: Discovery

    The reaction I've seen on Twitter from people who saw the premiere was positive, mostly from cast members of past incarnations of Trek. Take that for what it's worth. The fact that they have a gag order on any reviews until the 25th still does not fill me with confidence. I will watch with an open mind. That's as much as I can promise.
  20. 2017 Movie Megathread

    Not exactly a 2017 film, but I saw The Wrath of Khan in a theater last night. It holds up, and the experience reinforced my opinion that films are still best viewed on a gigantic screen with a sound system no home setup can match.
  21. 2017 Movie Megathread

    Holy crap!
  22. 2017 Movie Megathread

    Even more "genre" films this fall, (along with descriptions and embedded trailers) though some strain the definition of genre past the breaking point. http://io9.gizmodo.com/fall-movie-guide-35-superhero-scifi-and-fantasy-movi-1798323517
  23. Star Trek: Discovery

    According to tvguidelines.org, TV-MA has the following description: This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program may contain one or more of the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V). Trek shouldn't require any of those, and I'm not sure how they're going to show the premiere on CBS if it has a TV-MA rating. Maybe the broadcast version will be edited and the online version will be uncensored?
  24. Star Trek: Discovery

    I've seen that. I guess they're trying to drive up subscribers to All Access more so than hype Discovery, but it's a ****** way to plug the premiere. Also, there's this (via Trek Today): I know every new crew has to give their "we do stuff differently and you'll just have to deal with it" spiel at one time or another, but it gets old. You're on a paid, streaming service. I'm not going to automatically watch or give it a chance beyond the premiere. Don't go out of your way to piss me off.I'm not thrilled as it is.
  25. Star Trek: Discovery

    I'm fairly pleased with the look of the Starfleet tech in DSC. As Df said, it's closer to what should have been used in the Kelvin-timeline films. I really like what they've done with the communicator, merging the original look with more advanced tech. Here's a look at some of what was displayed in the DSC area at San Deigo Comicon, including Klingon armor, a couple Klingon ships, Starfleet uniforms, another look at Starfleet tech, and Harry Mudd's costume. http://io9.gizmodo.com/these-discovery-props-reveal-a-ton-about-star-treks-new-1797102750 And a few more props here, including Klingon weapons: http://trekmovie.com/2017/07/20/sdcc17-star-trek-discovery-klingon-costumes-and-props/