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chyron8472

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#1111031
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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I can guarantee that I’m not paying for CBS All Access to watch Discovery until (or unless) the character interactions improve. Disagreeing with each other is one thing, but downright insubordination and bickering is something else.

Seriously, this isn’t The Walking Dead: A Star Trek Story.

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#1111025
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Possessed said:

This is murrica and we stand for this song that was written during a war that was going on many years after our country was founded!

No. It’s not just a song. It’s the National Anthem of the United States of America. Its words have meaning. Its symbolism has meaning. It is not just a song. To rob it of its symbolism is to say that respect for one’s country is pointless and holds no value. It’s to say that the people who work and fight to give us the freedoms that we have were doing so without need nor purpose, and we do not honor them because who gives a crap.

But to show protest of injustice by sitting during the anthem is a legitimate form of protest, and is not inherently disrespectful toward the country itself so long as the purpose of protest is made plain.

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#1111014
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Banned members
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I see Warb got banned.

He was getting rather testy in the Electric Boogaloo thread, but did he really say anything warranting a ban?

The ban is not (currently) permanent.

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#1111011
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

After watching the first part/episode, the crew apparently has several years of history together, and yet they often interact as though it’s the maiden voyage; The captain asks questions of the first officer in a manner that sometimes is unclear whether the captain is testing the first officer or is just legitimately uninformed; The first 12 minutes are extremely dialogue heavy with very little relevance to the story; and the first officer and science officer needlessly bicker. In previous Treks, while crewmates might disagree, there was a clear chain of command or at the very least respect, but this crew seems to lack that. At best, the first officer seems the captain’s pupil, and the crewmates bicker just because.

Oddly enough, the best part about the pilot is the Klingons, not the Starfleet crew.

And while yes, I agree that the title sequence feels like it could be in a medical drama, I didn’t think it was generally bad, just didn’t have the feeling of exploring “Space, the final frontier…”

The truth of the matter is, the Kelvin Timeline felt much more like Prime Universe Trek than this does.

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#1110999
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Aaand… with this latest bout of protests and the argument here, I’ve come down off the fence on the side with Frink and Co., with a caveat. I understand that the anthem and what it stands for are held sacred by some, but it is both nowhere akin to WBC nor up to us to judge how someone feels they best may protest (so long as it’s peaceful, which obviously WBC is not).

I once was annoyed at Kaepernick for simply bringing attention to himself—only himself and not the cause for which he protested—but having this kind of coordinated group effort of protest does actually get the point across. And so now I’m okay with it. I’m sad that it’s potentially a mainstream thing, and certainly once it’s gone from protest to popular it will have lost its purpose only to devolve back into disrespect, but again I agree with those who serve who say they fought so people have the right to sit.

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#1110568
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Penultimate Movie Seen
Time

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

You’re saying I should post in here identically what I already previously posted in there for each one movie that I watch?

You posted it here, then you posted it there just seven minutes later.

JEDIT: nvm, two different fanedits. Argh.

Is that a yes, a no, or a no meaning yes?

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#1110548
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Last movie seen
Time

Star Wars: Heir to the Force, by DigMod

Makes me wish there was a mashup between this and Hal’s TFA edit. Moving the reveal til later and keeping Ren’s helmet on until the climax I think helps the character.

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#1110540
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Penultimate Movie Seen
Time

Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit

I like the name “Rogue One” better than “Rise of the Rebellion”, but otherwise this is a really good edit. It really helps the flow and tone of the film to feel more like Star Wars.

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#1110502
Topic
Star Wars: Heir to the Force (TFA edit) <em>Released</em>
Time

I just started watching Heir, with headphones in, and I immediately notice that the Fox Fanfare is coming entirely out of the right channel; and the theme during the title crawl feels a bit off with more instruments (especially the melody) coming out of the right channel than the left. I feel like at least the main melody should be coming from both channels.

As soon as the crawl ends, the direction of the sound noticeably shifts to the center and the sound during the movie is fine.

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#1110456
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Penultimate Movie Seen
Time

No. I watched one last night, and another this morning. And a third yesterday afternoon.

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#1110441
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Last movie seen
Time

Wonder Woman (2017)

Fantastic. Feels like a Marvel movie, tbh.

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#1110334
Topic
Penultimate Movie Seen
Time

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: The Essential Edition (fanedit by Q2).

The first (and only) time I watched the theatrical edition, I recall being annoyed about the climax (especially the collapsing temple scene) being super duper sci-fi instead of metaphysical or religious. This time it didn’t bother me, so maybe the theatrical version’s climax was just the icing on a turd cake.

This movie was very good, actually. Except, during the scene where Indy and Co. are in the truck, there are several single frames accidentally inserted in odd places and it breaks my “doesn’t feel like a fan edit” rule.

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