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thedalek

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#53244
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Star Wars...The TV series!!
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You're forgetting how heavy on brass those shows were. Full orchestra, like.

"5...4...3...2...1...Rogue Squadron is go!"

As soon as interdimensional travel becomes a reality, that's one of the first offworld imports I'm going to bring in. Right after the 1990 Beatles Reunion Album, and the 1962 version of Frank Herbert's _Dune_ movie, directed by Salvador Dali, and scored by Pink Floyd. And no, I'm not making that one up. It was officially in the works, but was dropped before production could begin because it was deemed "Too expensive."
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#53189
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Star Wars...The TV series!!
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I've got one and a half words for this thread: Supermarionation.

Of course, it's not gonna happen, but Gary Anderson's method of storytelling was quite effective with dozens of shows. Even though I'm a Digital Media major, I'd like to see a serious effort on the part of moviemakers to stop relying so heavily on digital effects, and go back to the "Well, this door was actually an 8 foot long block of styrofoam that Bill and I found. The burn marks were done by brushing on gasoline, then airbrushed to color," line of production.

For those who don't know, Supermarionation was the technique uesed in such wonderful TV series as Fireball XL-5, Supercar, Joe 90, and most popularly Thunderbirds (the 1960's TV show, not the 2004 movie based on it), as well as many others.
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#53113
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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Galahad_Skywalker:

You're probably behind a campus firewall that's configured in some screwy way, or your OIT (Office of Information Technology) has decided to block commonly used peer-to-peer ports (in the 6999 range) in an attempt to save bandwidth. Heaven knows OIT people love to have towers of unused bandwidth.

"Check it out, Bob. We're running a T3 line, and with the new port blocking, it's only pulling 26kbps."
"You know, Phil, you're a real jerk."

As far as I know, there is no solution to this problem short of getting your internet elsewhere. If there is, I'd love to hear it. I haven't been able to use bittorrent in months because of this. Heck, my campus just recently started blocking port 6667, claiming that IRC was tying up 30% of their bandwidth usage. I'd believe it if DCC transfers didn't take place on random ports.
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#53064
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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First time post, but here goes:

In the interests of getting the various bootleg DVDs out and in circulation, could some of the people who have them please post them to Usenet? I know I'm talking to a very narrow slice of the enthusiast bell curve here: Those who read this board, have the DVDs, and know what Usenet is, but it would get out to more people than just those here on this board.

For those who don't know what Usenet is, it's a network of discussion groups, categorized by a hierarchical structure. Groups.google.com archives many of them, but there are hundreds of thousands of unique groups not archived by Google. The most prolific are those which begin with the prefix alt.binaries... as those are the ones which actually contain binary data. It is possible to post full DVDs to some of these groups, and in fact, this is frequently done. Good groups to post these DVDs to would be alt.binaries.dvd, alt.binaries.dvdr, or alt.binaries.starwars.

Posting the files is, admittedly, a time consuming exercise, and involves creating a disc image (such as an iso or mdf/mds set), compressing that into a series of .rar files, and then using a program like Agent newsreader to post those files.

I'm willing to do this for the TR47 set, although I won't be able to until sometime next month, as they have been borrowed from me.