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SilverWook

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#1108126
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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes
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They didn’t get their parents together at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance I guess? 😉

There were also video jukeboxes back in the day, although I never saw one in my neck of the woods. Not sure what format they used.

There was also a Laserdisc based system I saw in music stores and some department stores with music sections. A flat touch sensitive pad with pictures of current albums allowed you to select a music video from each album. The selection was changed every few months. Not sure what year that began, but the discs turn up on Ebay.

Some guys I knew back in college put together a music video show and wrote letters to the music labels and got boxes of U-matic tapes in return. Can’t recall if any of the big labels sent tapes. The show never went anywhere beyond the pilot as the teacher in charge of the tv station wanted more effing talk shows.

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#1107998
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All Things Star Trek
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doubleofive said:

SilverWook said:

Did anyone catch The Orville on Fox? I heard it’s playing it mostly straight and not the wacky Trek spoof the promos made it out to be. Which begs the question of how it’s going to avoid a big fat lawsuit from Paramount.

Because Paramount doesn’t own a copyright on science fiction? Even if they played it completely straight, they’re not stealing anything.

After what they did to kneecap fan films, I don’t put anything past them. Remember when Fox was lawsuit happy while drunk off the profits from Star Wars? They went after Battlestar Galactica, and even wanted to sue over Hardware Wars until George talked them out of it.


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#1107993
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

chyron8472 said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

Moral Narcissism

The leadership of the Left are intensely depraved outright psychopaths. It’s extremely alarming to see regular Americans excuse their catastrophic destruction with […]

Seriously. What is a regular American? Do regular Americans have kids? If so, are single adults not regular Americans? Are regular Americans divorced? How many times have they been divorced? What kind of job do they have? How much money do they make? What kind of car do they drive? Do they own or rent? How big is their residence? Do they have a pet? What kind of pet and how many? Do they have a smartphone?

For any quantitative answer of the above, what is the acceptable standard of deviation from the “regular” mean, median, and/or mode to still be in range of being considered normal?

How many qualifiers must be met to be considered regular? Can someone be single, work at McDonalds and have a flip phone or a landline phone and be regular? Is there a tax-bracket that, once one exceeds it they are no longer regular? I own a Nintendo Switch. Do regular Americans own a Switch? Do regular Americans prefer Apple or Android? I hate Apple. Am I regular?

Who the heck is a regular American?

Well, in this context, I was referring to denizens of North America who are qualified to vote in elections but not particularly concerned with lefty activist political scheming.

In the sense of your question, I would say that a Regular American is one who is a born or properly naturalized citizen with appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society and who have considerable desire to live their lives according to what we all, underneath it all, know to be True (this will shock many, but that doesn’t include “transgender” 9 year old boys in skin-tight pink outfits on the covers of our most august publications.) This also is not dependent on marital status or tax bracket or game console disposition…

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#1107978
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All Things Star Trek
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Did anyone catch The Orville on Fox? I heard it’s playing it mostly straight and not the wacky Trek spoof the promos made it out to be. Which begs the question of how it’s going to avoid a big fat lawsuit from Paramount.

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#1107812
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Movies generally considered "bad" that you like.
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TV’s Frink said:

I think the movie is quite underrated. Remove the kid and his monkey and it’s a complete winner.

The kid and his monkey were in the original cartoon and frequently saved Speed’s butt. Rewatching the series, I laughed my head off at how Speed actually said “I give up.” after finding they had stowed away in the car again for the umpteenth time. All the gadgets on the Mach 5, and they didn’t put a lock on the trunk. 😉

The movie succeeded in making me feel like I was seven years old again, and my hat is off to the Wachowskis for that. I almost think the movie is actually set in one of those “happy” versions of The Matrix.

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#1107595
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All Things Star Trek
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ray_afraid said:

chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

To me, saying Doc Brown is too recognizable to be a convincing Kruge is to say Shran is too recognizable to be a convincing Weyoun.

To you, maybe. To me, I have zero idea what this means.

It means this is all the same actor, and this is all from just Trek.

And they can get away with using him that because he’s never had a role or persona that defined him to millions of people.

Horror movie fans notwithstanding. 😉

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#1107580
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All Things Star Trek
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chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

You’re saying you didn’t like Kruge’s character from Star Trek III? I thought he did a fantastic job.

All I could see was Doc Brown in a Klingon costume.

Nevermind that Back to the Future was released July 3, 1985, and Star Trek III was released June 1, 1984.

I saw at least one stand up comedian at the time point out it was Reverend Jim from Taxi in a Klingon costume. 😛

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#1107566
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BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY - HD WIDESCREEN THATRICAL CUT???
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Buck was originally intended as a tv miniseries and the switch to feature film came very late in production. Open matte full frame is probably best for it.

It’s too bad the stereo mix on the old Discovision Laserdisc hasn’t been carried over to modern releases.

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