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@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲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.


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#3081 AgentOrange

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:34 PM

DS9 remains the show I've seen the least of overall, but a lot about O'Brien never gets mentioned again after it happens to him. Remember how in TNG he was a veteran of the Federation-Cardassian conflict? I don't think that ever was a thing that played a role anywhere in the show.

 
There are several things that happen to O'Brien that seem to be dropped after the first episode they're mentioned in, but his involvement in the Federation-Cardassian conflict is most assuredly not one of those things. It comes up quite a few times.

Shit, there's a whole episode based on it as early as season 2
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:39 PM

We finished TNG almost in time for "Picard"--ended up delaying the first episode by a day in order to watch "All Good Things." Obviously, that was a good call, since so much of the new show has referenced the series finale. I really enjoyed watching the whole TNG series, as I figure I'd only seen maybe half of the original run when I was a kid, and I was a bit sad to see it end. I don't plan to watch the TNG movies, thank you, as once was more than enough.

 

So now we're on to DS9! When it came out, I was 15 and a fan of the original series, movies, and TNG. I didn't like much of anything about the first episode: it was dark, it wasn't about "trekking" at all, everyone seemed angry and unlikable. I immediately quit and didn't watch any more episodes. Now, I'm realizing I missed out. We're eight episodes in, and it's off to a much stronger start than TNG. I'm really enjoying the Odo/Quark interplay, the simmering political issues, the dialogue, and even the darkness in the characters.

 

"Captive Pursuit," "A Man Alone," and "Dax" (even though it was effectively a remake of TNG's "Measure of a Man") have been the highlights for me so far, as they explored these new characters and expanded the Trek universe in ways I found interesting. The worst so far is "The Passenger," with its stupid plot, junk science, and an embarrassingly bizarre performance by Alexander Siddig. "Babel" was also silly, and "Q-less" felt forced. I like Odo, Quark, O'Brien, and Kira quite a bit; I hate Bashir's character and I don't understand Sisko yet (I don't think Avery Brooks did either). Looking forward to seeing how the show develops as we move forward, since it's all totally new to me.



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:51 PM

If I were skipping one, it would be Empok Nor.

 

...why?

 

The one where O'Brien goes to mind prison and gets depression is skippable if only because it's weird how it never comes up again in the show.

 

speaking of things that are never mentioned again, remember when obrien played a musical instrument in tng? the writers didnt either :p

 

 

 

DS9 remains the show I've seen the least of overall, but a lot about O'Brien never gets mentioned again after it happens to him. Remember how in TNG he was a veteran of the Federation-Cardassian conflict? I don't think that ever was a thing that played a role anywhere in the show.

 
There are several things that happen to O'Brien that seem to be dropped after the first episode they're mentioned in, but his involvement in the Federation-Cardassian conflict is most assuredly not one of those things. It comes up quite a few times.

Shit, there's a whole episode based on it as early as season 2

 

 

tribunal i think? i know that boone guy was on the same ship as obrien back in the war days. its even mentioned in empok nor now i think about it. garak keeps calling obrien "the hero of setlik (cetlic?) 3" while hes going crazy

 

 

 I don't understand Sisko yet (I don't think Avery Brooks did either).

 

thats ok. the writers didnt either. from memory alpha:

 

 

According to Michael Piller, "It was harder to define Sisko as a character than perhaps any of the others, and ultimately it took us probably a season and a half to reach the conclusion that Sisko was a builder, a man who built things, stayed with projects, as opposed to the driver, the captain of a starship who went off and moved from place to place." (New Frontiers: The Story of Deep Space Nine, DS9 Season 2 DVD special features)

 

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:44 AM

Sisko was an awesome character. The dynamic between him and Jake is probably the best Father Son dynamic I have ever seen on TV. His speeches are just as good as Picards, and his backstory is epic, not too mention what he accomplishes during the show.


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 12:49 PM

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 12:52 PM

Nice! I had the three pack with the Reliant, Excelsior, and the bird of prey when I was a kid. Between the two sets, you should have everything prior to Voyager and first contact.


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 01:24 PM

I have a lot of them but this was the only way to get the Refit/A Enterprise and I dang sure didn't have the Defiant


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:32 PM

whats that yellow one in the second pic? looks like a constellation class. is that lighting or age making it yellow? if its actually yellow, why is it yellow? 

 

i had the defiant. it was tied with twist ties to a docking port on my big ds9


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:38 PM

 

If I were skipping one, it would be Empok Nor.

 
...why?

 


Because I thought that was the title of "The Magnificent Ferengi".

whats that yellow one in the second pic? looks like a constellation class. is that lighting or age making it yellow? if its actually yellow, why is it yellow? 
 
i had the defiant. it was tied with twist ties to a docking port on my big ds9


It is the Stargazer and I have always assumed it was yellow because the model Picard had in his ready room was gold and the producers thought it was a gold-colored ship.


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:26 PM

Yep the USS Stargazer it was done in yellow it dose give it a more distinct look


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:46 PM

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Hey, I had this set in high school! I think I sold it on eBay once eBay existed.
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 06:20 PM

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Those are fantastic sets. Lots of great ships that weren't to be seen in toy form until Eaglemoss came along years later.

 

Be careful though - the various pylons and nacelles are likely fairly brittle at this point. I have a couple ships that have become "battle damaged" over the years.


 
 
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 06:30 PM

All of these where in great shape not to much warping or bent-ness

 

Now Ill need to track down the Voyager...thats not gonna be cheep


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:46 PM

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Super jealous. Lately I've been ebay-ing to fill in my Micro Machine spaceship collection (finally got the majority of the Babylon 5 sets) and I've been watching those collections.

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 03:08 PM

We have a big Star Wars set up here at work but I had all but to two so I passed on it


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:35 AM

one season of trek down. only 29 seasons (counting animated as 2 seasons, which ive never seen) and 10 movies to go!

 

i know i posted this pic before, but you really never know just how much trek there is until its staring you in the face

 

trek.jpg


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:18 AM

I'm currently at the start of DS9 season 2, a show I've never sat down and watched all of.

So far it's been intriguing to watch how much detail is given to Bajor and its occupation and its internal politics. The fact that Kira is actually a former terrorist, or erm, freedom fighter, is nuanced too. It's a weird but appreciated approach for a star trek show. There's a lot more to say but if I got in to everything I dig I'll end up writing a whole essay. Star Trek has that effect on me.
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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:36 AM

one season of trek down. only 29 seasons (counting animated as 2 seasons, which ive never seen) and 10 movies to go!

 

i know i posted this pic before, but you really never know just how much trek there is until its staring you in the face

 

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One could almost say it's been a long road...getting from there to here.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:05 AM

out..:D


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:30 AM

one season of trek down. only 29 seasons (counting animated as 2 seasons, which ive never seen) and 10 movies to go!

 

i know i posted this pic before, but you really never know just how much trek there is until its staring you in the face

 

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You also have the CBS All access shows too.


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