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DuracellEnergizer

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#1326193
Topic
Last movie seen
Time

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non-MST3K rating

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MST3K rating

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(director’s cut)

★★★★★★★★☆☆


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★★★★★★★★☆☆

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#1326086
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

I tend to skip over the episodes which don’t focus on world-building/character development/the Dominion War. Seven seasons of 20-26 episodes each are too damn many, anyway.

NeverarGreat said:

DS9 tries to go for an edgier tone, more gray areas and darkness, but that feels antithetical to the optimism of Star Trek. TNG largely remains true to this optimism, to the point that even when it becomes overly comfortable with itself and eschews real world drama it is at least settling into that quietly radical philosophy.

Trek became so insufferably smug with TNG’s self-satisfied utopianism; it needed a spoonful of deconstructive humility to reduce the swelling in its head.

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#1326006
Topic
Crime in your life
Time

Never fessed up to this before, but figured I may as well, 'cause why not?

For a brief period of time — 2001-2002 — my parents operated a marijuana grow-op here, in the very basement of our now-condemn-worthy decayed shit-shanty excuse for a home. Not alone, of course; they had business partners who supplied the tables, lights, etc. Then one rainy April night, my mother made the stupid mistake of burning cannabis leaves/stalks in the wood stove, which sent a lovely hempy miasma into the air, alerting neighbours who called the fire department. From there, police got in on the action. They busted in doors, arrested my parents, confiscated all the plants and growing equipment, yada yada yada.

My parents were released the following day, but charges had been filed. After a number of years of hearings and delays and other legal mumbo-jumbo I don’t really understand, my parents received house arrest. A relatively light sentence, all things considered. Still, it was bullshit. All this hassle for what? Growing pot — organic pot, by the way — which never hurt anyone. My parents didn’t even benefit that much from the operation; their partners did. Hell, you just had to look at the state of the house even back then to tell we weren’t raking in the green.

tl;dr: Cops suck, Canadian cops unexempted. Fuck them and the corrupt bourgeois state they serve.

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#1325461
Topic
What do you HATE about the EU?
Time

LuckyGungan2001 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

Lord Haseo said:

darklordoftech said:

Lord Haseo said:

darklordoftech said:

That in Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Bane causes the very thing that his character revolves around preventing: the extinction of the Sith through infighting.

The Brotherhood of Darkness needed to be purged because they followed Lord Kaan and his asinine beliefs of equality among the Sith. So Bane destroyed them so he could rebuild the Sith Order under The Rule of Two

Lord Haseo. Your sad devotion to that ancient canon hasn’t helped you predict VIII or given you clairvoyance enough to predict IX.

Bullshit. I’ll castrate myself with a butterknife if Snoke isn’t Plagueis. I’m that damn sure.

I know you’re banned but you better get on that man. You’re already three months late.

How do you know he didn’t whip that butter knife out and get right down to work in the theatre?

I would’ve felt it in the Force.

Not if he’s a Yuuzhan Vong with a pet ysalamir.

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#1325460
Topic
Musical Obsessions
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’m quite bored now, so I’m gonna kill time by typing out a list off all my favourite bands and artists.

FAVOURITE BANDS

  • Alice in Chains (with Layne Staley)
  • The Cranberries
  • Dance with the Dead
  • Genesis
  • I Mother Earth
  • Matthew Good Band
  • The Motels
  • The Sisters of Mercy
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket

FAVOURITE ARTISTS

  • Tori Amos
  • Linn Berggren
  • Kate Bush
  • Neil Cicierega
  • Martha Davis
  • Matthew Good
  • Lene Lovich
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alannah Myles
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Dolores O’Riordan
  • Suzanne Vega
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  • Bryan Adams (he was only good in the '80s)
  • Susan Aglukark (need to hear more of her stuff)
  • David Bowie (need to hear more of his stuff)
  • Laura Branigan
  • Tracy Chapman (need to hear more of her stuff)
  • Alice Cooper (need to hear more of his stuff)
  • Crash Test Dummies (need to hear more of their stuff)
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Hootie & the Blowfish (need to hear more of their stuff)
  • Michael Jackson
  • Live
  • Tom Petty (need to hear more of his stuff)
  • Gerry Rafferty (need to hear more of his stuff)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Kim Wilde

I really wish the Sisters of Mercy would release another album.

Since listening to this, I’ve realized that would be a lost cause.

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#1325458
Topic
Does Kylo really deserve to be redeemed? Did he deserve to be Reys love interest?
Time

Mocata said:

Vader’s redemption kind of comes out of nowhere. But it doesn’t matter unless you expect a fully realised villain, with many facets and deep characterisation. The Empire might seem like fascist super state, but meaningful comparisons to real historical figures are not really appropriate. It’s just Star Wars.

All the more reason why Trek is the superior Star franchise.

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#1325457
Topic
What do you HATE about the EU?
Time

LuckyGungan2001 said:

Lord Haseo said:

darklordoftech said:

Lord Haseo said:

darklordoftech said:

That in Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Bane causes the very thing that his character revolves around preventing: the extinction of the Sith through infighting.

The Brotherhood of Darkness needed to be purged because they followed Lord Kaan and his asinine beliefs of equality among the Sith. So Bane destroyed them so he could rebuild the Sith Order under The Rule of Two

Lord Haseo. Your sad devotion to that ancient canon hasn’t helped you predict VIII or given you clairvoyance enough to predict IX.

Bullshit. I’ll castrate myself with a butterknife if Snoke isn’t Plagueis. I’m that damn sure.

I know you’re banned but you better get on that man. You’re already three months late.

How do you know he didn’t whip that butter knife out and get right down to work in the theatre?

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#1325441
Topic
Last web series/tv show seen
Time

Mr. Bean

EPISODE RATINGS

  • “Mr. Bean” – 7/10
  • “The Return of Mr. Bean” – 6/10
  • “The Curse of Mr. Bean” – 7/10
  • “Mr. Bean Goes to Town” – 8/10
  • “The Trouble with Mr. Bean” – 8/10
  • “Mr. Bean Rides Again” – 7/10
  • “Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean” – 7/10
  • “Mr. Bean in Room 426” – 8/10
  • “Do-It-Yourself Mr. Bean” – 7/10
  • “Mind the Baby, Mr. Bean” – 8/10
  • “Back to School Mr. Bean” – 8/10
  • “Tee Off, Mr. Bean” – 8/10
  • “Goodnight Mr. Bean” – 7/10
  • “Hair by Mr. Bean of London” – 7/10
  • “The Best Bits of Mr. Bean” – 5/10

SERIES RATING

★★★★★★★★☆☆

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#1325429
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

The dated visuals of TOS are what initially dissuaded me from checking the show out. DS9 and the TOS films are what warmed me up to Star Trek and allowed me to eventually plunge into the '60s show without reservation. I consider it my second favourite Trek series after DS9.

TNG remains the worst of the live-action Trek series I’ve seen. Too preachy, too much technobabble, and three seasons too many*. Of course, I say that having never watched VOY, ENT, STD, etc.

*Cut Seasons 1, 2, & 7 and you lose little of value.

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#1325343
Topic
Pattinson confirmed as Batman.
Time

And my interest has fallen to 1%. Yet another ugly “realistic” Batsuit with too many parts and textures. Whatever happened to the suit being patterned after the classic blue-&-gray costume?

As someone who genuinely loves Silver Age-Copper Age superhero comics, it’s disheartening that there hasn’t been a single superhero film made in the last decade which captures the spirit of those comics. Everything is homogenized or gritty or “realistic”, and I’m sick to my stomach of it.