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« Reply #320 on: 01-13-2009 22:37 »

I think atheists end up in some sort of celestial Dentist's waiting room, where they wait for ever to have their teeth seen to. If they manage to get past that, I assume that they have dental surgery, and then move on to the viewing area, where they watch other atheists waiting.

Kind of a boring afterlife, but since they don;t beleive in anything, they don;t really have anything to complain about.

It's not exactly heaven, but there are no pitchforks and fire and sodomy, so it's alright.
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« Reply #321 on: 01-14-2009 07:26 »



I'm at #6 if he were in front of a computer.
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« Reply #322 on: 01-27-2009 17:31 »

Le Wrath di Khan
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« Reply #323 on: 01-27-2009 18:14 »

At Nix:

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Thanks.  I needed a good laugh today.

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« Reply #324 on: 01-27-2009 22:49 »

I love Robot Chicken for just that reason....
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« Reply #325 on: 01-29-2009 01:28 »

Another one for Ralph: Create your own original Star Trek story
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« Reply #326 on: 02-01-2009 00:45 »

Does the "beam two red shirts into space" apply for all "introduce unknown crewperson with the regular cast , kill him/her and have no one care about it" situations ?
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« Reply #327 on: 02-01-2009 00:47 »

Yes.
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« Reply #328 on: 02-22-2009 21:24 »

How many episodes are there of Star Trek?
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« Reply #329 on: 02-22-2009 23:32 »

Technically 80, as the Menagerie counts as two episodes as it is broadcast so. However, the Menagerie Part II is almost all repurposed footage from The Cage that the actual amount of "new footage" produced is only 79 episodes-worth.
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« Reply #330 on: 02-23-2009 22:18 »

Star Trek: The Antares Incident 10 Videos

It is almost the turn of the century, entering the 25th. Starfleet and the rest of the Alpha Quadrant are regaining their strength and rebuilding.

But as Starfleet expands into the Gamma Quadrant, the Dominion does not take these actions lightly. It all begins with a science mission gone sour close to the Dominion border and the destruction of Starfleet's newest. state of the art warship, the USS Antares, a new breed of Defiant Class.

As Starfleet unleashes the old, mothballed USS Enterprise-A and refitted it with above modern technology. With an unmanned crew and armed with the infamous M5 Multitronic Unit, Starfleet makes its biggest mistake it has ever made. The M5 unleashes hell on the Dominion, and even after the war, the M5 Enterprise-A Resurrection ravages Starfleet installations, ships in the Gamma Quadrant. It also succeeds in destroying DS9, USS Venture, USS Defiant, USS Enterprise-E, USS Enterprise-F.

Over the course of 8 months, Starfleet has suffered 58% casualties and Section 31 gets involved.

Watch this story unfold in one of the best Star Trek Bridge Commander video mini-series's ever made. This is one epic struggle! Lots of Action and story.

http://www.youtube.com/user/RifleMan80
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« Reply #331 on: 03-06-2009 17:08 »

YES

FIRE EVERYTHING indeed.
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« Reply #332 on: 03-07-2009 00:23 »
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The impossible has happened: I'm less impressed than before of this film.
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« Reply #333 on: 03-07-2009 00:27 »

Concerned that it'll just all be action and no thoughtful moments? They're probably only showing the action-y parts to drag in the non-Trek audience.
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« Reply #334 on: 03-07-2009 16:23 »

I thought the trailer looked pretty good.  Will it be all action and little else?  Maybe, but as long as it's good action that will be an improvement over the last couple of films.  I'll still wait to see reviews before I plunk down my money, but at least something sort of different is being tried.
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« Reply #335 on: 04-05-2009 03:27 »

I just went to see Monsters vs. Aliens* and before it screened there was a trailer for for some Star Trek-themed movie which seems to be to ST:ToS what the Muppet Babies was to The Muppet Show.

In any case it showed a teenager in a sports car hooning across the desert (and over a bluff into a canyon, sans driver). The driver identifies himself as one James Tiberius Kirk. BUT don't we already know (from either the gangster-planet or time-travel/peace activist episodes of ToS) that Capt. Kirk had no idea how to operate experiance or practical knowledge when it came to operating an internally-combusted automobile (specifically foot pedals and gear-shift levers)?

I don't know, but it seems a little bit, er... contradictory to me. (It's almost as if they are prepared to ignore or rewrite existing canon purely to service an 'exiting' action scene, but then perhaps my memories of episodes that I watched some 25 years ago aren't as accurate as I perceive them to be.)


* I thought M v A was okay but not as good as Kung Foo Panda (or even Bolt) and the amount of actual "monsterous being" vs "alien entity" (as opposed to alien entity's robots) screen time was pretty minimal (c.f the balance between an ensemble team of heros and a technologically advanced villan that Pixar's The Incredibles achieved).

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« Reply #336 on: 04-05-2009 03:37 »

You're right. Frighteningly nerdish, but right.
Perhaps the car was only retro-styled, with a futuristic interface.
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« Reply #337 on: 04-06-2009 01:38 »

Can't one film go without the whole destiny angle these days?
Destiny shmestiny, he does it for the green space pussy!
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« Reply #338 on: 04-06-2009 01:51 »

@hobbitboy: (answer includes minor spoilers):
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« Reply #339 on: 04-06-2009 02:15 »

Oooh... Nix... so TOS never happened...?
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« Reply #340 on: 04-06-2009 06:18 »
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The question remains, how divergent is the divergent timeline?

Lemme go try to find the io9 article where what's his name tries to explain it.

I think this is it: http://io9.com/5109775/everything-in-star-trek-is-canon-fodder
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« Reply #341 on: 04-06-2009 06:30 »

Abrams is really.... really.... brave.
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« Reply #342 on: 04-09-2009 04:31 »

You know, at first I wasn't sold on Eomer being cast as Bones.  He's growing on me, though
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« Reply #343 on: 04-09-2009 08:33 »

Oh cool. That's perfect. McCoy is my favorite character - if they'd made him mellow or tried to depict a time 'before he was a grouch' I'd have been peeved. That man was born exasperated.
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« Reply #344 on: 04-10-2009 01:36 »

Abrams is just doing this to shit all over Trek canon to spite the fans.  I wish Scott Bakula was here. cry
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« Reply #345 on: 05-04-2009 03:56 »

Hey, maybe this won't be so bad... wink
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« Reply #346 on: 05-04-2009 14:03 »

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« Reply #347 on: 05-04-2009 15:04 »

If only starfleet issued its people with the same sort of side-arm that EVE had then everything would be sweet!   big grin

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« Reply #348 on: 05-05-2009 14:17 »

I'm looking forward because its Star Trek, it had better be good.
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« Reply #349 on: 05-07-2009 00:03 »

I'm afraid I'll pass on the new (reboot) Trek movie until it shows on BBO at 2 in the morning.  And that's only if Coast To Coast isn't interesting.

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« Reply #350 on: 05-07-2009 01:34 »

Eve though Rotten Tomatoes shows over 90% approval, Ebert didn't like it. I think we're safe.
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« Reply #351 on: 05-07-2009 01:38 »

Well, Ebert is either hit or miss. Most of the time he has decent taste but he can be mistaken...


Still very excited
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« Reply #352 on: 05-07-2009 01:41 »
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I enjoy debating canon as much as the next person... Possibly even more, given my pedantic nature. Nevertheless, continuity as far as TOS is concerned (the only branch of Star Trek I've ever been truly interested in) is about as stable and reliable as that of Red Dwarf's. That's part of its legacy, too; not to mention what makes debating so much fun in the first place: Which canons make more sense given their interrelation with the rest of the canons?

What truly holds the show together wasn't the way the characters appeared, what century it took place in, how the uniforms fitted or even how the transporter effect looked—it was in the characters. If this reboot/revival (depending on who you ask) keeps them in the same old paradigm I admire, then I'll be satisfied.

And if it doesn't, well, my tickets are for a double feature. I plan to be seeing Undiscovered Country on the big screen as well. big grin
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« Reply #353 on: 05-07-2009 02:01 »

Good article, Ralph. I didn't know Obama was a Trekkie. That's pretty cool. Perhaps he's busy secretly constructing a starfleet right now.

Ebert gave it two and a half out of four. That's not too bad.
But like Blondie said, he's hit and miss. More and more in recent years he's been liking movies everyone else hates and hating movies everyone else applauds. He's really not reliable anymore - I think he's just being kept around because nobody has the heart to tell him he's senile.

Xanfor, you bastard - TUC is my favorite of all the movies...
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« Reply #354 on: 05-07-2009 02:11 »

It was noted as a "rotten" review on RT, and if you read the review it strays from the 2.5 preface.
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« Reply #355 on: 05-07-2009 02:21 »

Xanfor, you bastard - TUC is my favorite of all the movies...

One of the best, I agree.
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« Reply #356 on: 05-07-2009 02:55 »

TUC - that's the one with the Penal Asteroid, right? I think I liked that one purely because of that. It's a ridiculous film though. Feels like a flaky episode stretched to feature length and padded with a few jokes. But the penal asteroid is win.
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« Reply #357 on: 05-07-2009 03:59 »

Nah, it was cool. The blatant parallel with the concurrent collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe was great, since the Klingons had always been Trek's Soviet Union analogue.
It was the most intelligent/political of all the Trek films.
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« Reply #358 on: 05-09-2009 00:43 »

Saw it last night, kicked all kinds of ass.
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« Reply #359 on: 05-09-2009 02:48 »

Nah, it was cool. The blatant parallel with the concurrent collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe was great, since the Klingons had always been Trek's Soviet Union analogue.
It was the most intelligent/political of all the Trek films.

It's the b;atancy of the parallel that grates for me. Political commentary shouldn;t be crammed down our throats in mindless entertainment. Star Trek is about spaceships, bad acting, wobbly sets, spaceships, aliens, hot aliens, spaceships, bizzare shit, and spaceships.
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