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#1079249
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All Things Star Trek
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I must be one of the few Trek fans who doesn’t absolutely loathe the TMP uniforms.

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#1079176
Topic
Random Thoughts
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I wonder how long it’ll be before Ridley Scott makes a prequel/sequel/sidequel to Legend that retcons Darkness, the fairies, the goblins, etc. into being extraterrestrials with sufficiently advanced technology, probably with ties to the Prometheus/Alien Universe. Lord knows preserving the film’s mysticism and grandeur come a distant second to Ridley’s need to profit off nostalgia since he’s too much of a worn-out old fart to create any new stories worth a damn.

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#1079166
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

Tyrphanax said:

Jay said:

Tyrphanax said:

Jay said:

CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Republicans have just elected a man who was charged with assault the day before. Lol.

To be fairer, he was a raging asshole long before he starting hurling people to the floor and even the early voters would have known this.

Exactly. They would’ve voted for him regardless. In fact, I’m sure many supporters like him even more now. There were audible chuckles and an immediate “You’re forgiven!” from the crowd during his apology/victory speech.

Trump’s America: clueless as to how their freedoms are maintained and willingly supportive of those who would strip it from them.

Rampant anti-intellectualism plays a huge role in this.

Remember when it was admirable to seek out higher education and be an informed citizen?

Willful ignorance in the face of overwhelming evidence and common sense are the rule of the day now! Why not save a mint on education and just go off your gut feelings instead?

Let’s not go overboard. You can spend a mint on education at Trump University and still end up without an education. Everyone wins!

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#1079157
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Wazzles said:

At this point, the GOUT is more of a completionist thing for those that want each version in its highest official quality (ex: me).

Or for those too cheap/lazy/technically un-savvy to buy the BDs, download the Despecialized Edition, and burn them to discs (ex: me).

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#1079156
Topic
The Dream of the Giant Fractal Woodlouse.
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Dreamed that I was visited by the spirit of my dog, Sheba, who’s been dead since 2010/11. She appeared as she had through much of her life – chunky – but without the mass of tumours she had developed on her chest in the years before her death. Accompanying her were the spirits of several other dogs, some I recognized, others I didn’t. They hadn’t come to frighten me; they just wanted me to know that death was not the end.

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#1078947
Topic
A Thousand Generations: The Star Wars Prequel Mini-Series
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AveKender said:

The Republic has a different origin story. The galaxy was ruled by the bloodthirsty Sith aristocracy, until a gang of slaves learned the Sith’s secrets of the Force and used them for good instead of evil. In other words, the Sith Lords existed long before the Jedi Knights, and it was the Knights’ crusade against the Sith which proved integral to the creation of the Republic. How the Sith return to the galaxy after so many millennia is a key part of the tale told in SW:ATG.

That’s a damn good inversion of the Jedi/Sith backstory. I’m jealous I didn’t think it up myself. 😉

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#1078690
Topic
Last web series/tv show seen
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Watched the eighth season of The Simpsons.

  • “Treehouse of Horror VII” – 8/10
  • “You Only Move Twice” – 9/10
  • “The Homer They Fall” – 6/10
  • “Burns, Baby Burns” – 6/10
  • “Bart After Dark” – 7/10
  • “A Milhouse Divided” – 8/10
  • “Lisa’s Date with Density” – 8/10
  • “Hurricane Neddy” – 10/10
  • “El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer” – 10/10
  • “The Springfield Files” – 10/10
  • “The Twisted World of Marge Simpson” – 8/10
  • “Mountain of Madness” – 9/10
  • “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious” – 9/10
  • “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show” – 6/10
  • “Homer’s Phobia” – 8/10
  • “Brother from Another Series” – 9/10
  • “My Sister, My Sitter” – 10/10
  • “Homer vs. the 18th Amendment” – 9/10
  • “Grade School Confidential” – 8/10
  • “The Canine Mutiny” – 8/10
  • “The Old Man and the Lisa” – 7/10
  • “In Marge We Trust” – 8/10
  • “Homer’s Enemy” – 9/10
  • “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” – 10/10
  • “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson” – 9/10

Hmmm. I’ve rated three of Season 8’s episodes 6/10; none of the prior seasons had that many imperfect episodes*. Yet I’ve also rated five episodes 10/10; none of the prior seasons had that many perfect episodes. Thus I’m left with a conundrum: Is Season 8 the first season of The Simpsons to show signs of ennui or isn’t it?

*I think. I have to re-watch the first three seasons to know for sure.

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#1078645
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Slavicuss said:

I can just see the 50th passing by with the same results - no restoration of the OOT, and another generation of kids discovering the SE’s.

I can’t believe this is happening or being allowed to happen. Crazy!

In a world where Survivor has run 34 seasons and Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and Lil Wayne is a popular musician, the OOT’s treatment seems only par for the course.

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#1078615
Topic
Extreme Prequel Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
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hairy_hen said:

These kinds of retcons suck and are lame. They are obviously not at all what anyone had in mind when the earlier stories were made, and frankly they insult the intelligence of the viewer by expecting us to believe they actually make any kind of sense.

It is far preferable to simply dismiss the contradictory elements rather than trying pretend they fit together as part of some grand plan. The mental gymnastics required to twist them around into such illogical shapes ends up being too tiring and frustrating to keep track of, so at this point I don’t bother even paying attention to a word of any so-called ‘official’ continuity explanations.

My sentiments exactly – which is why I stopped posting on TFN with any degree of regularity.

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