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@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM)

A king isn't a king without subjects.

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:09 AM)

The rich will never flee to space until there's enough an underclass up there so they have someone to do all the jobs they won't. Same reason seasteading never takes off.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 10:45 AM)

Do we have to let them come back?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Well, it's only going to be the ultra-rich who are able to go for the first couple decades at least, so I doubt anyone's going to care much

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:32 AM)

They could be standing on the surface of the moon, insist they're in the middle of a giant set, and take off their helmet to "prove" it.

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

Assuming these are genuinely convinced conspiracy morons and not just internet trolls, I would assume "not a lot".

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

I wonder how all these recent private and international space travel programs are going to affect those craziacs who insist that the Earth is flat/the moon landing was forged/outer space isn't real etc.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

Well... rory WOULD love a trebuchet...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 09:29 AM)

Trebuchets never go out of style.

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Have you considered a trapdoor spike pit?

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

It's not the worst gift but not evryone may want one given rising fuel prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 08:22 AM)

Is a fire pit too literal for a house warming gift?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 July 2019 - 07:43 AM)

Welp, just realized everyone's been talking about Halle BAILEY this week, not BERRY. (so that's why i haven't been seeing CatFishWoman memes...)

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 07:08 AM)

Oh, sounds like fun.I wonder if I have a decent mic lying around.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (13 July 2019 - 07:26 PM)

Casting call for TF Roll Out Shorts! https://www.behindth...y/casting-call/

@  Kalidor : (13 July 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Talking about the show in chat is absolutely fine - posting spoilers on anything that's current season isn't tho

@  Arazyr : (13 July 2019 - 07:05 AM)

Yeah, I'm a season or so behind, so I would definitely appreciate no spoilers. 8^)

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:21 PM)

Still, though, yeah, we do have a thread for the show. Best to use it.

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:20 PM)

I think Nevermore once said he was a few episodes behind, so I don't think he's talking about tonight's new episode.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Yeah, you realize we have a designated thread for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., right?

@  MEDdMI : (12 July 2019 - 09:35 PM)

Not that I care about the show, but I'd be pretty annoyed about spoilers there. Please post it in a thread.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 06:05 PM)

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. The opening of the episode was a deliberate play with clichés, but unfortunately, the rest of the episode that's played straight is also riddled with them...


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#481 Coglestop

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:54 AM

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:50 AM

 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

Well now they have all this tech available to them. Wonder if that will come up.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:03 PM

Funny how in the sixties the transporter was used by production so Star Treks budget wouldn't take a hit from landing shuttles and in the Orville they won't use transporters through writers choices resulting in a fair few landing shots.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:05 PM

I had that same thought the other day. It's interesting that CGI has gotten so cheap, that it's not a big deal. That being said, I wonder how much also stems from them not wanting to cross a line. Like, the show is so obviously Star Trek, but as long as they don't have transporters they can keep Paramount/Viacom off their backs.


 
 
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:21 PM

Damn, no fair making me cry.

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:45 PM

Why was the crew so concerned about Gordon?  All the information needed to make that simulation came from a cell phone in a time capsule.  That stuff was going to end at some point anyways.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

I had that same thought the other day. It's interesting that CGI has gotten so cheap, that it's not a big deal. That being said, I wonder how much also stems from them not wanting to cross a line. Like, the show is so obviously Star Trek, but as long as they don't have transporters they can keep Paramount/Viacom off their backs.

 

I think Paramount is well aware that the future technologies that make the building blocks of Star Trek's setting do not belong to them.  I imagine it is more about the fans.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

As if we didn't already know it, but that song selection unequivocally proves we have some serious Uber-nerds working on this show.

 


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:22 AM

More and more it seems pretty clear McFarlane is just homaging all his favorite TNG episodes. This was an interesting twist on Geordi's girlfriend that also managed to add a little something poignant to the story.

 

Why was the crew so concerned about Gordon?  All the information needed to make that simulation came from a cell phone in a time capsule.  That stuff was going to end at some point anyways.

 

 

Because he might have decided he was ok with changing the script and disappearing into the fantasy world.


 
 
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:54 AM

The idea that a holo-AI could send text messages to the real world blows my mind. At that point she might as well be alive.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:19 AM

Well, it's not that odd of an idea...he basically told the computer to keep running the simulation without physically manifesting anything, but to link it to a physical object that the computer replicated for him.  So it's kinda like having one of those Pokemon Go wristband things that can play aspects of the game for you even while your phone isn't actively showing the game on-screen.

 

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:59 PM

Of course the Macklans got into a domestic violence situation over nicotine...

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:58 AM

The humans on The Orville act pretty much like modern humans and reference 20th and 21st century culture all the time.  To see them suddenly baffled by the contents of a time capsule from 2015 is very odd.



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 11:19 AM

Yeah - I had to laugh at that little contrivance. Likewise how they were stumped at how to power the cellphone but then the ship's computer was able to just upload its contents over Blue-tooth or something. But Orville has always been Trek-lite about those sorts of things. If it moves the story forward, it's good enough.

 

But also hey, good to see Tuvok!


 
 
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Posted 25 March 2019 - 04:28 PM

It's possible there's gaps in even the media record, note how most of their pop culture references are from pre-cellphone media.  It's possible that a LOT was lost in the intervening centuries, but a well-preserved collection of 80s and 90s stuff was found by archaeologists during the formative years of much of the crew.

 

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:00 PM

It's possible there's gaps in even the media record, note how most of their pop culture references are from pre-cellphone media.  It's possible that a LOT was lost in the intervening centuries, but a well-preserved collection of 80s and 90s stuff was found by archaeologists during the formative years of much of the crew.

 

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They came across a complete dvd set of 'Family Guy'.



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Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:48 AM

 

 

They came across a complete dvd set of 'Family Guy'.

 

Season 17 specifically which featured references to their ship and a few familiar voices which led to some time travel high jinks where Mercer finds Seth Macfarlane never actually existed and so becomes him.


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 06:42 PM

Couple of episodes have passed now and I've been impressed with both.

 

In Sanctuary I think it's just flat out time for Bortis to "divorce" Klyden.

 

Meanwhile, "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" genuinely surprised me. I'll be curious to see if there's fallout.


 
 
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:46 PM

This week’s episode was very reminiscent of TNG’s “Second Chances” with Thomas Riker.

I’m not sure what to make of the ending. Either it was a split timeline all along or there are going to be consequences.



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