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#1121296
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All Things Star Trek
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moviefreakedmind said:

oojason said:

moviefreakedmind said:

pittrek said:

Ehm, Star Trek anybody?

What are your favorite parts of the TNG classic, “Shades of Grey”?

The end titles appearing mate, the end titles.

Sometimes I expect the end titles to just be a flashback of other episodes’ end titles, and it goes on for an hour.

😃

That’d still be more preferable to watch than the Threshold episode from Voyager - which would also be infinitely better if it just showed the titles.

 

Thankfully there’s a fair few quality episodes out there too 😃

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#1121261
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Tyrphanax said:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/10/22/john-mccain-mocks-donald-trumps-deferment-bone-spurs/789083001/

On C-SPAN McCain says, “One aspect of the (Vietnam) conflict by the way that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur. That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”

Daaaaang.

A good and valid point, well made, by McCain there.

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#1121179
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

I think this is the thread for kk650’s Semi-Specilazied Editions of the OT:-

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/kk650s-Star-Wars-Semi-Specialised-Edition-HD-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-Semi-Specialised-Edition-HD-Return-of-the-Jedi-Semi-Specialised-Edition-HD-Help-Needed-Please-/id/16001
 

and this for kk650’s ‘Regraded and Semi-Specialized Saga Series’ (both the Prequel and Original Trilogies):-

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/kk650s-Star-Wars-Saga-Regraded-and-Semi-Specialized/id/15637

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#1121162
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All Things Star Trek
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I was knocking this up as a better quality example / suggestion etc for you Warbler:-

and have seen you have totally removed your sig (which I hope you change your mind on, and also re-read the posts made about your signature as to what has actually been said to you) - as well as just having seeing Wook’s cool sig for you above too.

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#1121138
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All Things Star Trek
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Warbler said:

additionally, the last time I made a change was to change the flag to the American flag. It had been the UK in tribute to the tragedies that happen there some months ago. The time I changed it before the flag switch was went I added the words “It has been a year. I miss you so much Dad. I love you” on 09/13/2017. The sig has been exactly the same as it is now since before summer with the exception of switching the flags(both were the exact same size as each other) and the addition of the sentence. So I really don’t get the problem now all of the sudden.

Right, thank you, and once again, as stated before:-

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler - has your signature grown of late? It seems to be taking up half the screen.

I haven’t changed anything in my sig in while, not since I added the American flag. I did that weeks ago.

Could you consider making it a little less substantial - maybe something like this, please?:-


or

etc.

I don’t know what the problem is. My sig has been this exact same way for awhile. I haven’t altered it in multiple weeks. If it wasn’t a problem two weeks ago, if it wasn’t a problem last week, if it wasn’t a problem yesterday, why it is a problem now?

Likely I have noticed it when scrolling through this and the politics thread today - possibly because of the amount of posts with one lines, and also fewer other posters posting in there - and it seems the screen is half full of the signature every post.

For clarity - it’s not a ‘problem’, nor is it a ‘complaint’ - it is just a request to consider making the signature less substantial.

It is not a ‘problem’, nor is it a ‘complaint’ - it is just a request to consider making the signature less substantial.

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#1121127
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All Things Star Trek
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Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler - has your signature grown of late? It seems to be taking up half the screen.

I haven’t changed anything in my sig in while, not since I added the American flag. I did that weeks ago.

Could you consider making it a little less substantial - maybe something like this, please?:-


or

etc.

I don’t know what the problem is. My sig has been this exact same way for awhile. I haven’t altered it in multiple weeks. If it wasn’t a problem two weeks ago, if it wasn’t a problem last week, if it wasn’t a problem yesterday, why it is a problem now?

Likely I have noticed it when scrolling through this and the politics thread today - possibly because of the amount of posts with one lines, and also fewer other posters posting in there - and it seems the screen is half full of the signature every post.

For clarity - it’s not a ‘problem’, nor is it a ‘complaint’ - it is just a request to consider making the signature less substantial.

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#1121122
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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SilverWook said:

Can one actually format their sig that way though?

No mate - I don’t think there is a way to put text alongside pics in the signature box via formatting.

(though am happy to be proven wrong - if someone does know a way please let us know).

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#1121117
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All Things Star Trek
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Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler - has your signature grown of late? It seems to be taking up half the screen.

I haven’t changed anything in my sig in while, not since I added the American flag. I did that weeks ago.

Could you consider making it a little less substantial - maybe something like this, please?:-


or

etc.

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#1121103
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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SilverWook said:

They did seem to revisit the idea with her colleague who was full Betazoid and born with their abilities fully “switched on” in the Tin Man episode.

and some good humour with Deana’s mother on occasion too 😃

Poor Mr Homn, Mr Woof and Picard’s dirty thoughts… (he was not amused! 😃)

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#1121094
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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moviefreakedmind said:

oojason said:

moviefreakedmind said:

oojason said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Troi is laughably ridiculous in Farpoint. What did she say at the end? “Good tidings and joy for all!” or something like that. SAD!

‘Great joy and gratitude…’ eurgh!

I did think ‘The Boy’ Wesley was going to end being Picard’s son in the first few seasons - Picard and Beverley always seemed have that awkward thing going on, and it seemed the obvious place for the writers to go with Picard really not liking children…

I didn’t think that was going to happen. It would’ve made Picard and Crusher seem like pretty big piles of shit to have an affair and let the child and man think that Beverly’s husband was his father.

You’re right - though it could have made for some interesting stories/arcs - especially given just how moral and ‘stiff’ Picard was in the early seasons.

That is true. Maybe in a different show it could’ve worked but it just seems to soap opera-ey for Star Trek in my opinion. Plus I just don’t see Picard or Crusher, even in the former’s young rebellious days as being that heartless.

Possibly a better fit the grey and not-so-moral tones of DS9 (I really miss that show - some great tv at the time) rather than the safer / more moral TNG.

 

SilverWook said:

oojason said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Troi is laughably ridiculous in Farpoint. What did she say at the end? “Good tidings and joy for all!” or something like that. SAD!

‘Great joy and gratitude…’ eurgh!

I did think ‘The Boy’ Wesley was going to end being Picard’s son in the first few seasons - Picard and Beverley always seemed have that awkward thing going on, and it seemed the obvious place for the writers to go with Picard really not liking children…

She was translating the emotional vibes she was getting from giant matter transforming space jellyfish. She probably didn’t have to say it three times.
They did tone down her getting too emotional all the time after the pilot.

I’m quite glad they did - an obvious expositional character like that could have been quite jarring/distracting if that had continued…

and she thankfully Troi did get some better stories and characterisation throughout the show - and especially late on it’s run.

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#1121092
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

SilverWook said:

Warbler said:

SilverWook said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

The point is that you think it’s getting worse and worse. Which is funny. Because black people would probably say what is getting worse and worse is the police killing them. But you know, protesting during the anthem is the real problem.

I think both are a problem. Obviously the wrongful killing of African Americans is a more serious problem. This does not mean that people protesting the anthem is not a problem.

It isn’t.

In your opinion.

I hate to sound like someone we all can’t stand, but you’re denying the truth here.

agree to disagree

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

I’d be interested in hearing ric_olie_2’s take on the incident.

He might think that SNL is an inappropriate venue for such a statement. I personally think it’s one of the most beautiful and stunning protests ever done by a musician.

I don’t think I’d call it beautiful.

It was a bold, brave, and beautiful action by a bold, brave, and beautiful woman. She timed and planned it all perfectly so that the producers wouldn’t expect it and would be unable to cut it because it was live, and she pulled out the picture as she sang the final lyric, “Evil”. And who could forget, “Fight the real enemy!” It gives me the chills every time I see it. She was so ahead of her time with it too.

agree to disagree.

I would ask why you object to her but I think that would be a can of worms not worth opening.

Somehow tearing up a pic of the Pope on live tv without any explanation given doesn’t seem like a good way of protesting. It also seems to offensive to Catholics that had nothing to do with the scandal. Do you think it would be ok to protest 911 by tearing up a pic of Muhammad on live tv without giving any explanation?

There was an explanation given.

She took the pic, tore it up, said nothing. That is not an explanation.

She changed the lyrics of the Marley song to refer to child abuse before she tore up the picture.

Do you honestly think people really had an idea why she tore up the pic? There is reason why people disliked her for awhile after that pic and it is not because people approve of the Catholic Church covering for child molesters.

Who cares if it’s offensive?

many people.

If the person whose picture you’re tearing up was, at least tacitly, involved in the cover up of the scandals, then you shouldn’t fear offending people that respect him.

We are talking about Religion here, its complicated.

Hell, I think it’d all be okay even without cause and explanation honestly. They’re men, not gods. That said, in the context of protest, it’s fair, effective, intense, and powerful. In the case of Sinéad’s performance, beautiful.

agree to disagree

By the way, I’m rarely into the whole “agree to disagree” thing. I don’t like opinions that dramatically differ from mine. Who does?

too bad.

Don’t you think that’s offensive to insane people like me that don’t like opinions that dramatically differ from my own?

*sigh*

IIRC, she said Fight the real power when she tore up the photo.

I forgot about that. In any case, I am pretty sure people at the time were confused as to why she did what she did.

Or were too busy being outraged to bother finding out why she did what she did.

Exactly. It’s a very similar case with the athletes. I really don’t even care if people are going to still complain about the protests, but refuse to acknowledge the reality behind it is what gets me.

In my experience there are sections of many a country’s population that refuse to believe that it’s Govt, or establishment, or authorities are capable of such things. They have put so much trust into these pillars of society that even when faced with overwhelming evidence they will still deny these pillars’ faults, will try to deflect away for the topic - or attempt to discredit those who bring about the attention to their cause / subject at hand - often without evidence or facts, in a bid to try and somehow distort events.

Thankfully the truth usually prevails in the end - it may take along time; the fight for the truth is often prolonged by those with much to hide - especially when backed by those in power or influence. Yet, it’s always easier to expose a lie when the facts are known…

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#1121087
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

SilverWook said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

The point is that you think it’s getting worse and worse. Which is funny. Because black people would probably say what is getting worse and worse is the police killing them. But you know, protesting during the anthem is the real problem.

I think both are a problem. Obviously the wrongful killing of African Americans is a more serious problem. This does not mean that people protesting the anthem is not a problem.

It isn’t.

In your opinion.

I hate to sound like someone we all can’t stand, but you’re denying the truth here.

agree to disagree

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

I’d be interested in hearing ric_olie_2’s take on the incident.

He might think that SNL is an inappropriate venue for such a statement. I personally think it’s one of the most beautiful and stunning protests ever done by a musician.

I don’t think I’d call it beautiful.

It was a bold, brave, and beautiful action by a bold, brave, and beautiful woman. She timed and planned it all perfectly so that the producers wouldn’t expect it and would be unable to cut it because it was live, and she pulled out the picture as she sang the final lyric, “Evil”. And who could forget, “Fight the real enemy!” It gives me the chills every time I see it. She was so ahead of her time with it too.

agree to disagree.

I would ask why you object to her but I think that would be a can of worms not worth opening.

Somehow tearing up a pic of the Pope on live tv without any explanation given doesn’t seem like a good way of protesting. It also seems to offensive to Catholics that had nothing to do with the scandal. Do you think it would be ok to protest 911 by tearing up a pic of Muhammad on live tv without giving any explanation?

There was an explanation given.

She took the pic, tore it up, said nothing. That is not an explanation.

She changed the lyrics of the Marley song to refer to child abuse before she tore up the picture.

Do you honestly think people really had an idea why she tore up the pic? There is reason why people disliked her for awhile after that pic and it is not because people approve of the Catholic Church covering for child molesters.

Who cares if it’s offensive?

many people.

Well, I’m sure the victims of the priests that got away with rape and abuse have it a little worse than being offended by an SNL stunt.

If the person whose picture you’re tearing up was, at least tacitly, involved in the cover up of the scandals, then you shouldn’t fear offending people that respect him.

We are talking about Religion here, its complicated.

I don’t agree. I don’t see why it’s okay to talk about how evil people like Trump are when we all know plenty of people worship him, but it’s not okay to do the same to the pope or people in positions like his. Why does religion get a pass? Especially when we’re talking about a man that is a religious figure. She didn’t tear up a picture of Jesus Christ or anything like that. I would get people’s complaints a little more if that were the case.

Hell, I think it’d all be okay even without cause and explanation honestly. They’re men, not gods. That said, in the context of protest, it’s fair, effective, intense, and powerful. In the case of Sinéad’s performance, beautiful.

agree to disagree

Nope. I don’t agree to disagree. If you don’t want to talk about this then you’ll just have to admit that you’re walking away from the discussion. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but agreeing to disagree tends to be a mutual decision.

By the way, I’m rarely into the whole “agree to disagree” thing. I don’t like opinions that dramatically differ from mine. Who does?

too bad.

Don’t you think that’s offensive to insane people like me that don’t like opinions that dramatically differ from my own?

*sigh*

What? I thought you cared about being offensive?

Warbler said:

SilverWook said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

The point is that you think it’s getting worse and worse. Which is funny. Because black people would probably say what is getting worse and worse is the police killing them. But you know, protesting during the anthem is the real problem.

I think both are a problem. Obviously the wrongful killing of African Americans is a more serious problem. This does not mean that people protesting the anthem is not a problem.

It isn’t.

In your opinion.

I hate to sound like someone we all can’t stand, but you’re denying the truth here.

agree to disagree

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

I’d be interested in hearing ric_olie_2’s take on the incident.

He might think that SNL is an inappropriate venue for such a statement. I personally think it’s one of the most beautiful and stunning protests ever done by a musician.

I don’t think I’d call it beautiful.

It was a bold, brave, and beautiful action by a bold, brave, and beautiful woman. She timed and planned it all perfectly so that the producers wouldn’t expect it and would be unable to cut it because it was live, and she pulled out the picture as she sang the final lyric, “Evil”. And who could forget, “Fight the real enemy!” It gives me the chills every time I see it. She was so ahead of her time with it too.

agree to disagree.

I would ask why you object to her but I think that would be a can of worms not worth opening.

Somehow tearing up a pic of the Pope on live tv without any explanation given doesn’t seem like a good way of protesting. It also seems to offensive to Catholics that had nothing to do with the scandal. Do you think it would be ok to protest 911 by tearing up a pic of Muhammad on live tv without giving any explanation?

There was an explanation given.

She took the pic, tore it up, said nothing. That is not an explanation.

She changed the lyrics of the Marley song to refer to child abuse before she tore up the picture.

Do you honestly think people really had an idea why she tore up the pic? There is reason why people disliked her for awhile after that pic and it is not because people approve of the Catholic Church covering for child molesters.

Who cares if it’s offensive?

many people.

If the person whose picture you’re tearing up was, at least tacitly, involved in the cover up of the scandals, then you shouldn’t fear offending people that respect him.

We are talking about Religion here, its complicated.

Hell, I think it’d all be okay even without cause and explanation honestly. They’re men, not gods. That said, in the context of protest, it’s fair, effective, intense, and powerful. In the case of Sinéad’s performance, beautiful.

agree to disagree

By the way, I’m rarely into the whole “agree to disagree” thing. I don’t like opinions that dramatically differ from mine. Who does?

too bad.

Don’t you think that’s offensive to insane people like me that don’t like opinions that dramatically differ from my own?

*sigh*

IIRC, she said Fight the real power when she tore up the photo.

I forgot about that. In any case, I am pretty sure people at the time were confused as to why she did what she did.

She said “Fight the real enemy!” And no, no one was confused.

Been ages since I’ve seen the actual incident. (It was cut from rebroadcasts ever since.) Thanks for the correction.

It is available here - for those that wish to see it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCOIQOGXOg0

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#1121085
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

oojason said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Troi is laughably ridiculous in Farpoint. What did she say at the end? “Good tidings and joy for all!” or something like that. SAD!

‘Great joy and gratitude…’ eurgh!

I did think ‘The Boy’ Wesley was going to end being Picard’s son in the first few seasons - Picard and Beverley always seemed have that awkward thing going on, and it seemed the obvious place for the writers to go with Picard really not liking children…

I didn’t think that was going to happen. It would’ve made Picard and Crusher seem like pretty big piles of shit to have an affair and let the child and man think that Beverly’s husband was his father.

You’re right - though it could have made for some interesting stories/arcs - especially given just how moral and ‘stiff’ Picard was in the early seasons.

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#1121081
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Warbler - has your signature grown of late? It seems to be taking up half the screen.

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#1121070
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Troi is laughably ridiculous in Farpoint. What did she say at the end? “Good tidings and joy for all!” or something like that. SAD!

‘Great joy and gratitude…’ eurgh!

I did think ‘The Boy’ Wesley was going to end being Picard’s son in the first few seasons - Picard and Beverley always seemed have that awkward thing going on, and it seemed the obvious place for the writers to go with Picard really not liking children…

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#1121022
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

😄 (especially when written as a child genius - viewers usually should be able to connect with the characters - or at least some of their characterisations)

I was about to give Troi as an example of some of the poor characterisation ‘I’m feeling so much pain’ or similar, Captain Obvious type lines of dialogue (and at times delivery) early on.

Another is Worf pointing his phaser at the viewscreen in one episode too. Poor Dr Pulanski as well for season 2.

Very glad they improved in the main throughout the series 😃

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