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@  ▲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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.


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#3421 Cabooceratops

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:27 PM

It's one of the more fun products of the early 'nacelles must see each other' design rule.


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#3422 Telly

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:17 AM

Wow

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:37 PM

Wow

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 01:37 AM

Got 3 movies, 6 seasons of voyager and 4 seasons of ds9 left.

*weary sigh* i can do this. Ive come this far. Be strong. Be strong!!
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 01:05 PM

Just finished season 6 of DS9. I remembered really, really enjoying it at the time.

 

Looking back now, I feel it's the perfect season of Star Trek. The first six episodes explores the divergent paths, as the casts separate and work to help the Federation in the war and reclaim the station. I liked that Sisko got the Prophets involved in the war, and the threat of him having to pay the price in the future hangs over his head.

 

The stand-alone episodes still, in small ways, move along the larger narrative. "Far Beyond the Stars" remains my favorite episode of the season, this series and--to date--any Trek. At its best, Star Trek explores the human condition in unexpected ways. This fits that bill, and sets a standard impossible to replicate.

 

Top episodes:

 

The first six of the season: I watched these all in the span of 24 hours, a rarity for me. I'd forgotten that in these episodes, Sisko gets a taste of what the admiralty goes through, when he sends Dax to lead a mission. When watched all at once, it feels cinematic. A great start to the season.

 

The Magnificent Ferengi: I enjoyed this more than I should have. Never saw it on its first run; had no idea THAT'S who that Vorta was.

 

Far Beyond the Stars: I think I've said enough.

 

One Little Ship: Thank you, Dr. Bashir, for pointing out the oxygen molecules are too large for a miniaturized person to breath.

 

Change of Heart: The Worf/Dax episode, and Worf chooses his wife over the mission.

 

In the Pale Moonlight: What price will Sisko pay to bring the Romulans in to the war? As it turns out, his very soul. Brooks and Andrew Robinson are great in this. This is also the episode that launched the "It's a FAAAAAKE" meme.

 

Valiant: A Nog and Jake episode, and a strong one at that.

 

The Sound of Her Voice/Tears of the Prophets: Not a two-parter, but they compliment each other in so many ways. O'Brien's speech at the end of 'Sound' foreshadows the end of 'Tears' in a striking way. Watch them together, it'll make more sense. How far in advance did the writers know Terry Farrell wasn't coming back? I felt at the time she deserved better.

 

It was a fitting end to a season that repeatedly ripped the collective hearts out of the audience.

 

Season six happened at a watershed time in my life. It was my junior year of college. I remember setting my VCR to record the show, and watching them in grainy resolution after I'd gotten back to my room after whatever rehearsal I was in had ended. I was a solid A-/B+ student. A long-term relationship had ended; a new, not-great relationship had started. On a positive note, my improv troupe was performing in the pop-up coffee shop regularly, and if there is a sentence that isn't more '90s than that, I don't know it.

 

I was ramping up for my senior year (I was an RA. Get paid to live in a dorm? SURE! What could possibly go wrong?). In short, in a time of uncertainty, DS9 was a source of reassurance and stability for me, navigating those college years. I had high hopes going in to season 7.



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 03:54 PM

Got 3 movies, 6 seasons of voyager and 4 seasons of ds9 left.

*weary sigh* i can do this. Ive come this far. Be strong. Be strong!!

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:05 PM

been at it almost 4 months now. id probly be a lot further along if i didnt take a break for a day or 2 every so often to keep my sanity. i can usually manage at least one disc of a series when i watch. sometimes im even able to start a second disc. i knew this was gonna be a task but DAMN!

 

on the plus side, ds9 is about to shift into "buckle up" mode with the klingons joining the party


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Posted 27 May 2020 - 05:26 PM

ocampa live for 9 years. but...how long is an ocampan year?


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Posted 27 May 2020 - 05:28 PM

365 days.



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Posted 27 May 2020 - 06:53 PM

The lucky ones have 3 leap years.


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Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:55 AM

Different sci-fi property, but it seemed to fit the current conversation.

 

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 01:44 PM

An article about captain's quarters.

 

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 03:32 PM

A couple of items in relation to the Voyager quarter-centennial have come up too: Bryan Fuller describing why Voyager was just more Next Gen and noting that Ira Steven Behr had bigger balls than he could ever have hoped to, and a video conference reunion of the Voyager cast talking about Jeri Ryan's catsuit. They may have each covered other topics here and there, those were the bits that stood out for me.

 

As for why Deep Space Nine didn’t have the same struggle, Fuller explained that DS9’s showrunner, Ira Stephen Behr, “didn’t give a [hug] what Rick Berman said.”

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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 03:57 PM

An article about captain's quarters.
 
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 06:36 PM

I think it is really interesting that the things I and similar fans have always complained about Voyager were things that people on the inside were trying to fix, but they just weren't allowed.



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Posted 31 May 2020 - 06:55 PM

Made it. Seven seasons of Deep Space Nine.

 

On the seventh season, I remember not liking it as much as the sixth season. I still feel justified in thinking that, although DS9's seventh season was great. I suspect it was because--for me--college was over, and I was heading into the real world.

 

The final 10 episodes are gorram flawless. Sisko thumbs his nose at the Prophets, and marries Kassidy anyway; Kira finds herself helping the Cardassians; Bashir and O'Brien go a bit rogue to get the shapeshifter virus cure; Worf kills Gowron, who was always a bit of a jerk; and Dukat and Kai Winn have an amazing subplot that plumbs the depths of their evil.

 

(Although--was there more that was supposed to happen with Dukat being blinded by the Wraiths? Seriously, he read the forbidden book, is blinded, Winn casts him out, and then a few days later he just gets his sight back? What did I miss?)

 

The final scene, of Kira and Jake staring out the window, thinking of their lost loved ones, was excellent.

 

I think the reason I liked season six better: Far Beyond the Stars. I suppose part of me wanted to see something like that in season seven.

 

I feel like I'm dismissing season seven just because "It was excellent, but I wanted more." What can I say? I'm as complex as Garak.

 

The series leaves it open-ended as to what happens next. The novels continue DS9's story (WITH VERY MIXED RESULTS. I tend to avoid David Mack's novels now), but I imagine Sisko most certainly would have returned to Kassidy well before the birth of their child.



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 01:37 PM

Dukat getting his sight back after a few days is a bit odd but then again he could of said he would offer the Prophets Kai Winn as tribute to them or his body to be their tool to carry out whatever master plan they had.


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 07:58 PM

A friend gave theses to me

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 01:09 PM

A friend gave theses to me

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