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SilverWook

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#1059044
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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McInerney is 80, he’s on the Fox News payroll, and is apparently a member of the Obama birther cult. Do the math. 😉

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#1058955
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Last movie seen
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Tobar said:

ENEMY MINE (1985)

Finally was able to get a hold of a copy of this on blu-ray. Absolutely wonderful film! Everything came together just right for it. Outstanding writing, directing and performances from everyone involved. The transfer on this blu-ray is fantastic, sharp clear picture and good color. All of the effects by ILM still hold up very well. It’s such a shame that this film was never appreciated in its time and is mostly forgotten today. If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend it!

I’d pay money to see footage from the original shoot with the first director, (who was fired) and the original Drac makeup. Lou Gossett Jr. said in an old Starlog interview it looked like an “Egyptian lizard”, but AFAIK, no photos have ever seen the light of day.

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#1058814
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Ryan McAvoy said:

SilverWook said:

oojason said:

Historian Dan Snow has the best response to Fox News’ claim that London is ‘defeated and demoralised’:-

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-03-24/historian-dan-snow-has-the-best-response-to-fox-news-claim-that-london-is-defeated-and-demoralised

^ contains video, also found here - https://twitter.com/thehistoryguy/status/845023778044293122

Fox said that?! Whose side are they on? Good thing they weren’t around during the Blitz!

It was Katie Hopkins, who is (if you don’t know) a kind of British Ann Coulter-wannabe. Except unlike with Coulter who has at least some limited support in her Country (as far as I’m aware), every last person in Britain hates Hopkins’ guts with a deep and abiding passion.

Dan Snow’s video and his other twitter responses to her ignorance are very funny but it’s best to just ignore people like her because offending nice people is how she makes a living.

So, another repulsive creature no man would touch, even if it meant saving the entire human race from extinction? Got it. 😉

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#1058795
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Last movie seen
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Alderaan said:

TV’s Frink said:

Judge Dredd (1995)

There are some fun elements but it’s mostly stupid.

4/10

The only thing I remember about that movie is that they basically wallpapered every Taco Bell in America with Judge Dredd stuff for one summer in the mid-90s.

Interesting they would do a tie in with a violent R rated film.

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#1058786
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Alderaan said:

joefavs said:

Eh, if I’m being honest I’m sure I won’t stay gone, but I do think I need a break. It seems that the board is becoming more about hating most of Star Wars than liking any of it.

The name of the board is Original Trilogy. OT = 3 movies. That means 5/8 movies are not OT movies, which is more than half, and would constitute most.

Out of 8 movies that have been made, only 2 and half of them are any good. Eventually, there will be 15 or 20 Star Wars movies or more and they will almost all be terrible. Enjoy.

It’s not “Hate everything that isn’t the OT” either.

15 or 20 movies? Well, job security for you. 😉

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#1058782
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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oojason said:

Historian Dan Snow has the best response to Fox News’ claim that London is ‘defeated and demoralised’:-

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-03-24/historian-dan-snow-has-the-best-response-to-fox-news-claim-that-london-is-defeated-and-demoralised

^ contains video, also found here - https://twitter.com/thehistoryguy/status/845023778044293122

Fox said that?! Whose side are they on? Good thing they weren’t around during the Blitz!

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#1058616
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jetrell Fo said:

On a side note, I didn’t realize this site was as old as Nixon would be, if he was still alive.

😉 (this wink denotes the last sentence as me being humorous)

Tricky Dicky will be back. 😉

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#1058612
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Random Thoughts
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Unless you can track down someone involved with the actual filming, or find some outtakes, it’s impossible to know for sure either way. It’s easy to believe a non American film crew would have little care for the fate of cute fuzzy animals.

There are scenes in the original 1963 The Incredible Journey where I wonder how the dogs (and cat) weren’t in real danger. There are stunts even in the original 1974 Benji movie that probably wouldn’t be allowed today.

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#1058595
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politics/adam-schiff-trump-russia-grand-jury/

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia that would merit a grand jury investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was.

“We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete picture of at least what we know at the outset of our investigation,” Schiff said.

Asked to explain his comments earlier in the week when he said there was more than just “circumstantial evidence of collusion,” Schiff said, "I do think that it’s appropriate to say that it’s the kind of evidence that you would submit to a grand jury at the beginning of an investigation.

“It’s not the kind of evidence that you take to a trial jury when you’re trying to prove something beyond a reasonable doubt. But we’re at the beginning of an investigation, and given the gravity of the subject matter, I think that the evidence certainly warrants us doing a thorough investigation.”

SilverWook said:

Trumpy is starting to lose some fans.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/21/health/opioid-trump-supporter-medicaid-health-care-reform/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/03/23/moss-former-trump-supporter-tapper-lead-intv.cnn

And I think Trumpy owes Chevy Chase a check for stealing his catch phrase.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politics/trump-time-interview-wiretaps-falsehoods/index.html

CNN is probably not the best source for unbiased and accurate reporting, IMO anyways.

If someone says they no longer support Trump, how can CNN distort it?

Did Trump not steal Chevy’s catch phrase? He’s probably blissfully unaware of it, as SNL was probably past his bedtime in the 70’s. 😉

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#1058404
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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doubleofive said:

ray_afraid said:

Why would they have to go back to the models made for the '97 SE? Couldn’t they just use the new and improved models used in R1?

I’m sure the programs ILM uses have progressed enough that they couldn’t plug the new models into the 97 (likely made in 95) animations. So they’d probably have to start from scratch.

The original SE Jabba they made was animated manually frame-by-frame using stuff they built for Jurassic Park.

On the commentary track for Episode III, an ILM guy talks about how they weren’t sure the Boss Nass model created for TPM would work with their current software, (to their surprise, it did) and that was only about a six year gap. I would think a 20 year gap would be impossible in either direction.

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#1058290
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’ll be surprised if SNL doesn’t do a skit where Trump catches Pence alone in the Oval Office measuring the drapes. 😉

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