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#1226835
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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chyron8472 said:

Dek Rollins said:

chyron8472 said:

Mrebo said:

chyron8472 said:

Dek Rollins said:

Man the thing I love about Enterprise is that everything Kirk supposedly did first was actually done first by this Archer guy. That’s the best and most original writing to come out of Star Trek in years.

What did Kirk supposedly do first that no one else in the whole of Starfleet couldn’t have similarly done previously? By the time Kirk became a captain, Starfleet had been around for hundreds of years.

Enterprise doesn’t retcon Kirk doing anything first. And just because Kirk is routinely going where no man has gone before doesn’t mean no man has ever been anywhere Kirk ever goes.

Kirk apologist!

Well, seriously. It’s not like no one is going to go anywhere until Kirk gets around to doing it. TOS never says 1701 was the first ship to ever time travel; encounter the Romulans; or get the Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites in the same room at the same time. I’m not sure what thunder Archer is supposed to have stolen from Kirk.

Did someone mention Romulans?

No one from Starfleet ever did see them in Enterprise. Heard their voice on audio-only comms, or saw their ships, yes. Saw the actual face of a Romulan? No. Administrator V’Las of the Vulcan High Command did see (one of) them, but no one else did and he was kicked out of the High Command not long before that organization was dissolved entirely.

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Kir'Shara_(episode)

The Earth-Romulan War (which takes place one year after Enterprise ended) happened before Kirk took command, and Kirk in TOS mentions no one had seen what they look like yet. But they are cousin-species to Vulcans, so it would make sense for a Vulcan not in Starfleet to once have seen them, especially if the Romulans are deviously trying to throw the Alpha Quadrant species into chaos from behind the scenes.

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Earth-Romulan_War

The Romulans were just a basic example because ‘encoutering Romulans’ was mentioned. I actually didn’t remember it happening specifically, I just assumed that’s what was being referred to since it was brought up.

And how about Spock being the first Vulcan to join Starfleet?

The USS Intrepid in TOS is entirely manned by Vulcans, so no. That’s not a thing.
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/The_Immunity_Syndrome_(episode)

The USS Intrepid is not proof of the contrary. Spock didn’t just materialize when Kirk took the Enterprise. Spock was in Starfleet for at least eleven years prior to the start of TOS, according to The Cage/The Menagerie. That’s plenty of time for the Vulcan government to request a Federation science vessel for their use or whatever may be the case.

Also, T’Pol transferred her commission from the Vulcan fleet; she never enrolled at Starfleet Academy.

Dek Rollins said:

They weaseled out an excuse by having her not actually be an officer, but come on.

Perhaps I’m thinking of him being the first Vulcan First Officer, or something of the like, but even if my memory of Star Trek lore is a bit off, it’s still just as lazy to put another Vulcan First Officer on the bridge ‘just cause.’

That’s the biggest problem here. I’m annoyed that implications are ignored, but I’m more annoyed by “hey, why don’t we just redo a bunch of stuff the old show did?”

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#1226685
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

chyron8472 said:

Mrebo said:

chyron8472 said:

Dek Rollins said:

Man the thing I love about Enterprise is that everything Kirk supposedly did first was actually done first by this Archer guy. That’s the best and most original writing to come out of Star Trek in years.

What did Kirk supposedly do first that no one else in the whole of Starfleet couldn’t have similarly done previously? By the time Kirk became a captain, Starfleet had been around for hundreds of years.

Enterprise doesn’t retcon Kirk doing anything first. And just because Kirk is routinely going where no man has gone before doesn’t mean no man has ever been anywhere Kirk ever goes.

Kirk apologist!

Well, seriously. It’s not like no one is going to go anywhere until Kirk gets around to doing it. TOS never says 1701 was the first ship to ever time travel; encounter the Romulans; or get the Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites in the same room at the same time. I’m not sure what thunder Archer is supposed to have stolen from Kirk.

Did someone mention Romulans? The group of people that had actually never been seen by the Federation before Kirk? And how about Spock being the first Vulcan to join Starfleet? They weaseled out an excuse by having her not actually be an officer, but come on. I’m not saying that Kirk is some kind of god (what would God need with a starship?), but each series makes implications about what things the federation knows about and what is clearly newfound knowledge. Federation captains do have to report their missions y’know. They don’t just dillydally around and not tell command when they see the face of a Romulan for the first time in history.

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#1226676
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

chyron8472 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Dek Rollins said:

Man the thing I love about Enterprise is that everything Kirk supposedly did first was actually done first by this Archer guy. That’s the best and most original writing to come out of Star Trek in years.

Dammit. If I had known that from the start, I would’ve watched this years ago and made it my #1 priority to rewatch it every year.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.hatdoctor.com/repairs.html&ved=2ahUKEwiBuOP-16LcAhVptlkKHbDSC3gQFjACegQIBxAB&usg=AOvVaw0sXJ6Vb_txTPClxwzQxOK-

Except that his saying that would fall flat on its face had he actually watched the show.

HAHAHAHAHA!

I watched the entire show.

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#1226236
Topic
Last movie seen
Time

I’ve only seen this once a long time ago and decided to watch it again. I really like this movie. It’s occasionally corny but it’s great. One thing that bothered me was the couple scenes of (not too egregious) nudity that show up. I mean, it was the early '70s, but it just makes it less comfortable to watch with other people. They’re short though, and it doesn’t lessen my liking of the film.

I still have to watch The Last Man On Earth, which I expect might be better based on popular opinion.

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#1224434
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Dek Rollins said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Dek Rollins said:

But the Batman costume had a purpose behind it’s design. (and didn’t some of the late-'80s comics have a pure black outfit?)

Bats first got an all-black costume in the comics in the '90s.

Anyway I love the batsuit because it still embodies the comicbook feel.

I can live with it, but I still prefer the gray-with-black-trunks look.

Maybe it’s because I grew up with it, but I’ve always thought the ‘jet-black with yellow emblem/belt’ look is super cool.

I mean he’s just so darn cool!

I think the color variance of the trunks might actually work better in illustrated form though.

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#1224428
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Dek Rollins said:

But the Batman costume had a purpose behind it’s design. (and didn’t some of the late-'80s comics have a pure black outfit?)

Bats first got an all-black costume in the comics in the '90s.

Anyway I love the batsuit because it still embodies the comicbook feel. The costumes (and Halle Berry) are the biggest reason I can’t bring myself to rewatch X-Men and X2. I loved those movies as a kid.

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#1223061
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Tobar said:

Or you know…you could recommend they switch to classic graphics when playing the SE. =P

SE Guybrush is an abomination that thankfully can be ignored with a button press.

All of the graphics in the SE are horrendous. All of the intricate detail created by the pixel art (including some very disturbing background imagery) is replaced with awful smeary digital paint crap that has zero fine detail.

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#1222091
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Spuffure said:

I have not watched George of the Jungle in a while, but I just realized it’s a Tarzan clone. Tarzan and George are shockingly similar, and Ursula is obviously Jane.

I’m pretty sure it’s a parody. I don’t think it was trying to steel Tarzan’s thunder. At least not the movie, and I’m sure the cartoon series from the '60s is the same story.

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#1221575
Topic
TV shows you have loved
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Dek Rollins said:

TV’s Frink said:

Lol paja telling someone their opinion on culture is pathetic.

Not to mention that Red Green being on that list is far more concerning.

Mildly amusing, but great comedy it ain’t.

But great comedy it is. Not always smart comedy, but certainly well executed and very funny, and of course clever sometimes. It stayed on the air 15 years for a reason.
You wrong 😉.

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#1219987
Topic
Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
Time

Handman said:

Dek Rollins said:

His face flashes a greenish yellow but it’s never actually green, and the flowers don’t appear over his face. I find the intensity of the colors and the placement of the objects unpleasant to look at. Putting just his face over a colored and striped background from the sequence and putting the flower bit on the back without that staircase would be a better look.

They chose red and green because the entire film revolves around red and green.

I guess different tranfers make it look different. I went and rewatched the dream sequence to make sure I didn’t forget something and his face looked yellow, not grannysmith green.

The cover is just an amalgamation of everything that appears in that dream sequence, which I would argue is the most memorable scene of the film. Definitely the most surreal. However, I can’t argue your personal taste.

As I said before, the use of that sequence isn’t the problem. I described what I considered a better idea for portraying the imagery in a way that is pleasing to the eye. I don’t find the choices they made for that cover pleasing to the eye. But, as you say, personal taste.

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#1219773
Topic
Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
Time

His face flashes a greenish yellow but it’s never actually green, and the flowers don’t appear over his face. I find the intensity of the colors and the placement of the objects unpleasant to look at. Putting just his face over a colored and striped background from the sequence and putting the flower bit on the back without that staircase would be a better look.

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#1219737
Topic
Out of Context Thread: New and Improved
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

TV’s Frink said:

So…disgusting?

I dunno. I don’t much care for cranberries, but the taste of black licorice’s grown on me.

You should bathe more often if that is the case. But harvest that licorice first, make some $ (or whatever you call it was j Canada)

Don’t you know? We use beaver pelts as currency.

Sounds better than that terrible plastic crap. 😛