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@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.


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#2841 Shadewing

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:52 PM

Thats how i felt after getting through the whole series awhile back

Still some MASSIVE stinkers though

 

Exactly. Voyager isn't really as bad a people remember. Its certainly flawed and could be better in places, but its not the worst like people make it out to be... but yeah... unfortunately when the show IS bad... it is REALLY awful.

 

Still has a few of my favorite episodes though, like Bride of Chaotica.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:45 PM

Voyager is dull. Brilliant series concept continuously undermined by being a reset heavy TNG rehash.

Episodes like In The Pale Moonlight should have been happening on Voyager. Likewise DS9's ensemble cast would make sense. Instead 99% of the crew are so disposable time traveller Janeway had no concern for them

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:51 AM

Someday I'll figure out what it is about Voyager that leads people's opinions on it to be so exaggerated.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:43 PM

I'm nearing the end of season 5 of Voyager.  I can generally forgive it for not being what it could have been and enjoy it for what it was.  It's generally very enjoyable.  There are some snoozers but not a lot of actively terrible episodes.  A lot of very average episodes and an occasional excellent one.

 

"Course: Oblivion" was one I saw a few days ago that was excellent.  It's a major bummer but in a good way.

 

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:19 AM

Hey I liked both
 
Benged the final eps of TNG and started on DS9 everything about DS9 is so different
 
Right out of the gate we get to know these characters.
Siskos amonsity to Picard was so refreshing to see
Kira yelling and slamming the comms call end button
And the humor is more in play as well Sisko goading Quark into staying Odo "You know at first I didn't like him"
The banter of Sisko and Dax in the Runabout as its under duress
 
Lets do this

DS9 shits over TNG, frankly. Found TNG too dull to keep my interest other than in a handful of standout episodes. DS9 grabbed me (again) after just the pilot, which was to my pleasant surprise much better than I had remembered. And I kept going. Was so worth it. :)
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Posted 08 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

Why is it the more I watch First Contact and Insurrection I find I like First Contact less and less and Insurrection more and more??


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:18 PM

My appreciation of First Contact has also declined over the years, but Insurrection's never appealed to me much. Any of the television 2-parters feature better stories than Insurrection, and neither the Federation's nor Picard's actions in the film make much sense.

 

I'll take any of the first 6 films over any of the ones that came after.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:49 PM

I'm probably one of the few people who like anything that Star Trek has put out. It's also the only thing I can think of that I truly do feel that way about. Every single series and movie has an appeal that makes me like it. I guess if I hate to rate my least favorite Trek material it would be the Kelvin Timeline reboot movies - although I really liked the last one.

 

I can sit down and watch anything Star Trek put in front of me with zero complaints. Questions and critique maybe.. but I'm never unhappy about what I'm watching. *Especially* in retrospect after it's been a while since I've seen it. 



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Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:43 AM

Here's how it works for me.

 

TOS- Can excuse for the era it was created in and laying the groundwork. Does some great swashbuckling space adventures/morality plays.

 

TNG- Starts out dull but continues the morality plays and excels when it really starts developing the characters and their relationships with one another. Data for instance is arguably a cliche character but is defined by how his quest to be more 'human' results in a likeable, dependable individual.

 

DS9- Explores what happens when the Federation faces threats both internal and external. Addresses issues of redundancy by giving us a setting where non-Federation races are part of the main cast and has a bit more daring as a result.

 

VOY- Has a brilliant concept that it absolutely fails to explore. Everything I find boring about TNG is on display here with essentially none of the strengths that made that show work. It's a ship out by itself but never really having to make tough choices or feeling like it's under pressure and as it goes on digs in hard to TNG fanservice to keep viewers.

 

ENT- Carries over a lot of Voyager's problems but redeems itself somewhat latter when it starts exploring what laying the foundation for the Federation actually means, especially for a humanity that has just crawled out of self inflicted nuclear war and isn't the big deal they are by Kirk and Picard's times.

 

BEY- Haven't watched.



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Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:39 PM

So, somewhat related to Star Trek, I was watching this week's episode of Elementary, and who do I see in the second scene talking to Sherlock Holmes? It is Daniel Davis himself! The absolute best Moriarty ever from TNG. 

 

https://en.wikipedia...vis#Filmography

 

 

Just thought that I would share that. 

 

I am still watching Voyager, I just got through the episode where they get stuck inside the singularity and see a mirror of themselves while Janeway gets to know Torres. Now I am on the time traveling Paris episode.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:00 AM

Why is it the more I watch First Contact and Insurrection I find I like First Contact less and less and Insurrection more and more??

Can't explain First Contact, but clearly as you get older the idea of a fountain of youth planet becomes more appealing to you.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:50 AM

I mean, Insurrection has always been mainly criticized for just being "a movie-sized episode", which . . . isn't actually a bad thing (especially now that Star Trek has been off the air long enough for us to miss it).

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:27 PM

Insurrection had to follow up the smash hit First Contact, and it wasn't really on the same scale. There was no threat to the entire Federation. No larger than life enemy to fight. Just some old guys trying to take back their old world and Data singing.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:51 PM

Be fair. Picard and Worf sang, too.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:56 PM

Something interesting to read. It is an oral history of Star Trek. It is two volumes. This volume shows that burnout was creeping into Voyager and Enterprise.

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:28 PM

If it's oral history, why is it a book?



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:01 PM

If it's oral history, why is it a book?

 

I'm sure there is an audio version of it.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:39 PM

I wonder if keevan is still walking into that bulkhead on empok nor...
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Posted 14 June 2019 - 10:26 AM

In regards to "Insurrection", it would've gone over better in a vacuum- like the original movies were. However, it had to share cultural relevance, and contunity, with 2 other ONGOING series. Which really soured with Trek fans since they were most likely following DS9 and with it's current situation: Worf just lost his wife and the Federation is barley holding on in a brutal war, but hey lets go to a paradise planet and get our Captain laid and talk about BOOBS!

 

And as much as I like the battle in the Brier Patch, it's no battle of Sector 001. 


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 10:39 PM

Something interesting to read. It is an oral history of Star Trek. It is two volumes. This volume shows that burnout was creeping into Voyager and Enterprise.

 

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I read both volumes.  It's pretty enjoyable.  I'm not going to heap praise on it, but I learned a few things.

 

I really liked Insurrection at the time.  Its flaws have magnified for me over time.  It's a fine story, but probably not worthy of a feature film.

 

I relate to what Kal said.  I enjoy pretty much any Star Trek on some level.  Some really stretch it.





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