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David A

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« Reply #240 on: 03-26-2021 04:29 »

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« Reply #241 on: 03-26-2021 06:23 »

Touché, sir. But as mentioned, our views are about 99.44% in agreement.*

And I would normally post the following in the anime thread, but since I'm already here, typing into this input box...

...last night I finally moved my ass off the dime (or "disme", as they were sometimes referred to when I was a little kid) and went online to look for a collection of Ghost in the Shell, on disc.

And discovered to my annoyance that I appear to be a day late and a disme short...the 7 or 8 disc sets appear to be long out of print, and are priced accordingly. Except for ones with region encoding that prevents me from playing them here.

And it just struck me that instead waiting for a bargain or paying through the nose for a blu-ray set that I could probably order any DVD set and it should be readable by MakeMKV, regardless of which region it's encoded for!


*You remind me that I can't remember the last time I watched the Thriller video. Love him or hate him, that man had music in his blood like few others.

David A

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« Reply #242 on: 03-26-2021 15:50 »

I know how you feel, brother.  Ask me sometime about how I could have picked up all four Baccano! DVD sets for about five bucks each back when they were selling them at Walmart.  (Actually, don't!  I'm still kicking myself.)

As for Michael, regardless of how you feel about him as a person, he still made some amazing music, and "Thriller" is one of the greatest music videos of all time.
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« Reply #243 on: 03-28-2021 21:46 »

Given my recent GITS shock/disappointment I felt it only appropriate to score the following while the iron was still hot the price was still reasonable. In the '80s when I was living in Japan some of our friends in the States would sent over "care packages" with goodies that were difficult to obtain locally, and would often throw in a VHS tape or two with episodes of ST-TNG or Babylon 5 they taped off the air. Somewhere up-thread I mentioned that I'd watched relatively few episodes of the latter and was always spacing out picking up the entire series on disc.

Well, I'm not getting any younger, and who knows how long these shows will continue to be available on physical media, eh? Ergo:





David A

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« Reply #244 on: 03-29-2021 16:02 »

As I've said before, Babylon 5 is a great show if you get the chance to watch the whole series from beginning to end.  I suppose it's one of those shows that's better on DVD, as they say.  I wouldn't know, but when TNT started showing daily reruns, I did pick up on a lot of things that I probably missed the first time around.

Also, I want to say that I really liked Crusade.  It might not have measured up to the original series (How could it?), but it was still a fun show with a great cast.  It's a shame that it was cancelled after only one season.
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« Reply #245 on: 05-30-2021 01:09 »

Hey, look, I can go to boards other than Offtopic Discussion!

Anyway, I don't watch much TV. I have a very long laundry list of Netflix shows to binge, most of which are either Korean dramas, historical in nature, or both.

My mother and I are both huge fans of Korean dramas and we've even attempted to have K-drama Netflix watch parties. I started Chocolate and Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung a few months ago but never got around to finishing them. The thing about subtitled shows is you need to watch them twice because you don't always catch the subtleties in either the dialogue or the action on your first go.

I also have yet to watch the latest installment of Disenchantment. Someday I'll set aside the few hours or so required to get through the whole thing in one or two sittings.
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« Reply #246 on: 05-30-2021 02:45 »

Do they ever say mey-mey time in the dramas?
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« Reply #247 on: 05-30-2021 06:43 »

I've watched a few Korean shows; I'm currently watching Stranger on Netflix.
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« Reply #248 on: 05-30-2021 10:09 »

For a while, I was interleaving episodes of Babylon 5 with The Expanse, and am 2/3 of the way through the latter's season 2. I love the show and was hooked in pretty short order, having read many sci-fi books with the same overall setting, and this is done really well. And it's ratcheting up on top of ratcheting...it's wild.

David A

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« Reply #249 on: 05-31-2021 20:18 »

The thing about subtitled shows is you need to watch them twice because you don't always catch the subtleties in either the dialogue or the action on your first go.

Tell me about it.  Sometimes it takes me an hour to watch a half-hour show.

Also, on more than one occasion, Crunchyroll has tricked me into watching a series twice by dubbing it into English after I've already started watching the subtitled version.
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« Reply #250 on: 06-06-2021 18:00 »

John Mason is James Bond.
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