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SilverWook

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#1242820
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

SilverWook said:

Warbler said:

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2nd-woman-accuses-brett-kavanaugh-sexual-misconduct-report/story?id=58031736

Is a Nute Gunray joke really appropriate here? And it’s apparently up to three accusers now.

Maybe not. I certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone, and definitely no disrespect intended to the accusers in this case. I will delete the pic.

I haven’t seen anything about a third accuser, link?

https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti

Could be a fourth one in the wings now as well.

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#1242454
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Warbler said:

SilverWook said:

Possessed said:

You realize he was just parodying you when you say you aren’t going to engage with insert poster right?

Also I must admit my understanding of DW is very limited, but HAS it always been a male? I thought it was kinda like a trill. Sure it always HAS been a male, but does it HAVE to be? I mean it’s not like Luke was suddenly a woman in the ST or anything, doesn’t the very gimmick of the series enable the doctor to be a woman sometimes?

The Doctor turned into a woman in The Curse Of The Fatal Death, which was a one off comedy special that aired during a charity telethon in the 1990’s. Coincidentally, that was written by Steven Moffat, who worked on the new version of the show until recently.

Non-canon as far as I know.

Yes, I’m just saying the idea has been around a while. If you count the Peter Cushing Dalek movies, the 1970’s stage play, and an animated web series, there are a lot of non-canon Doctors floating around.

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#1242453
Topic
Doctor Who
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My local PBS station would run entire stories on weekends, so I’ve seldom experienced classic Who drawn out over weeks.
Tom Baker was the only Doctor I knew as a kid, since very few American markets ever got the Jon Pertwee episodes back in the 70’s.
Having seen more of Patrick Troughton’s era, thanks to recovered episodes and animated reconstructions, he’s currently my second favorite these days.

I still marvel at what they could pull off with limited resources and technology in the 1960’s era.

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#1242399
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Possessed said:

You realize he was just parodying you when you say you aren’t going to engage with insert poster right?

Also I must admit my understanding of DW is very limited, but HAS it always been a male? I thought it was kinda like a trill. Sure it always HAS been a male, but does it HAVE to be? I mean it’s not like Luke was suddenly a woman in the ST or anything, doesn’t the very gimmick of the series enable the doctor to be a woman sometimes?

The Doctor turned into a woman in The Curse Of The Fatal Death, which was a one off comedy special that aired during a charity telethon in the 1990’s. Coincidentally, that was written by Steven Moffat, who worked on the new version of the show until recently.

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#1242297
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Some versions of Battle don’t even have that scene essentially setting up the future bomb cult. I’ve long been fascinated by the concept that the films are a gigantic time loop with variations every time it plays out. Kind of like that one Star Trek TNG episode.

David Gerrold, (who wrote the novelization of the movie) got to play an ape extra, and wrote an account in Starlog magazine about what it was like to be an ape for a day. And how weird it is to use a urinal with ape hands on. 😉

Also, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Paul Williams in full ape makeup singing on the Tonight Show.
https://youtu.be/bE2m355-JRo

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#1242292
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Doctor Who
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Warbler said:

Anchorhead said:

Warbler said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Warbler said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Warbler said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Warb, are you seriously bothered by the fact that the advertising for the first season with a female Doctor emphasizes the fact that the Doctor is female? What the fuck did you expect? It’s advertising designed to attract an audience,

a pro-feminist audience.

Don’t understand why that’s an issue. Any network will always want to increase their viewership, same as any company will always want to increase their profits (as for television, more viewers = more profit). This is the first woman Doctor, so why wouldn’t they try to target feminists (or pro-feminists, if that’s even a thing) in their advertising?

it’s not necessarily indicative of any stance the episodes may or may not take.

I didn’t say it was indicative of any stance that episodes may or may not take

Then what’s your point?

Warbler said:

It is clear this is marketed to feminists. ugh.

So you are an anti-feminist. I’m glad you’ve admitted it, which is the first step towards solving your problem. The next step is moving out of the sexist 1950s and into the 21st century.

mods, if you want me to give this the response it deserves(which would be against the rules), I suggest you tell him to back off and not call me anti-feminist again.

I suggest you stop telling the mods how we should handle your threats.

Cat got your tongue, SilverWook?

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#1242146
Topic
Burger Chef / Burger King promotions
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I can’t recall ever seeing a Burger Chef restaurant back then. My family moved around the country several times over the years in the 70’s.
It’s possible they were operating in regions where there wasn’t a Burger King, and hence could offer the same Coca Cola movie tie-in promotions.
When I lived in New Jersey back in the late 70’s there were no Kentucky Fried Chicken locations to be found. But there was a burger chain called Gino’s that offered KFC food in addition to their own menu. That massively confused me as a kid. 😉
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gino’s_Hamburgers

JEDIT:I swear I saw the posters at BK too. I never got one for some reason. One wall in my room was already covered in SW posters and newspaper clippings. Still have all my glasses though. 😃

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#1242126
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I find it curious these guys are standing guard well before there are rebel scum running loose on the Death Star. Does Tarkin have to worry about assassination attempts from his rivals? Does Vader just stand around wheezing all day when he doesn’t have people to torture?

I suppose it could simply be a honor guard befitting Tarkin’s title.

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#1242072
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Or they can do what every loonatic fringe person did before the internet. Print out some leaflets and pass them out on a street corner, and write batsh*t crazy letters to the editor. Private companies don’t owe them a damn thing. I’m sure such people will find alternative means to spew their crap on the internet. Isn’t there already a twitter alternative catering to the people twitter is kicking off?
None of these cranks complained when they couldn’t get on anything other then public access cable tv.

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#1242008
Topic
Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
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Astroboi2 said:

If science fiction is about how scientific advancements impact humanity, then Star Wars can’t be sci-fi. There aren’t any real humans. It’s just a bunch of aliens… with many that happen to look like humans and happen to speak english. It’s a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, so it’s got nothing to do with us.

Now, if they went the Battlestar Galactica route and said that these were our forefathers who would one day colonize earth, then I would argree that it’s sci-fi.

Not that I really care. Star Wars just belongs in the genre of Awesome.

You mean had colonized Earth. The final episode of the original series pretty much sets things taking place after 1969. Whether a few years or thousand years after is anyone’s guess. And Galactica 1980 doesn’t count. 😉

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#1241943
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Collipso said:

moviefreakedmind said:

The country needs a revolution (ideally a peaceful one, but if that’s impossible, then potentially a violent one) to get rid of both corporate and theocratic influences in our government.

most countries do at this point in time. in brazil, one of the mottos of the candidate that’s in the lead for the upcoming presidential election is “brazil above everything, god above everyone”, and he intends to make abortion and gay marriage crimes due to those practices being against the “traditional brazilian family and their christian values”, for example.

Plenty of christian values on display at Carnival in Rio every year. Makes Mardi Gras look like a Disney film. 😉