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@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  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?


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#121 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:53 PM

I mean, Pocket's license is specifically tied to the film/TV franchise. They have to account for the new series, even if it doesn't have to account for them, which means they'll inevitably need to either course-correct or retcon. For that matter, that's been why they've been dragging their feet getting to Hobus, to see what the official canon has to say about that event.

The license has specifically forbidden them from getting as far as the events of Hobus. They haven't been waiting for the official canon. They flat-out couldn't go there.

 

And, no, they don't HAVE to account fro the new series. They'd just drop the outdated canon and start up with the new. No need to reference stuff that's been invalidated at all.

 

In fact, they've done it before.


New teaser trailer dropped! It is pretty good! Not much content in it other than he was an Admiral when he retired.

 

Leaving aside the novel discontinuity entirely (and, again, I never expected them to retain it), I have trouble believing Picard would ever have accepted a promotion to Admiral.

That said, i'm intrigued to see where this goes.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:55 PM

Everyone knows Starfleet Admirals are all evil anyway.  The shows told me so, several times.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:05 PM

And, no, they don't HAVE to account fro the new series. They'd just drop the outdated canon and start up with the new.

That's what I mean; they can't just ignore the new series and keep doing the old (as they could with the Abramsverse because it's explicitly a different continuity). One way or another, the books being published next year will include the Picard series as part of the canon.

The only question is if the Picard series will explicitly rule out anything from the novels. Because if it doesn't, I guarantee the TrekLit writers and editors will find ways to make it fit.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:19 PM

*Watches Terminator Teaser*...meh

 

*Watches Star Trek Picard teaser get goose bumps and chills*  Now thats what I'm talking about!!


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:27 PM

The teaser if you wanna just see it here

 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:18 PM

 

And, no, they don't HAVE to account fro the new series. They'd just drop the outdated canon and start up with the new.

That's what I mean; they can't just ignore the new series and keep doing the old (as they could with the Abramsverse because it's explicitly a different continuity). One way or another, the books being published next year will include the Picard series as part of the canon.

The only question is if the Picard series will explicitly rule out anything from the novels. Because if it doesn't, I guarantee the TrekLit writers and editors will find ways to make it fit.

 

 
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:36 PM

I know it's not a lot to go on, but that little teaser trailer doesn't give me high hopes the writers and producers know what they're doing.  Picard isn't supposed to be a tragic character, but they keep trying to turn him into one.  I don't want to see another situation like Luke Skywalker where they turn our bold, optimistic hero into a bitter, sad old man just living his last days alone in isolation.  That just isn't Jean-Luc Picard.  



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:39 PM

I dunno, you can do most anything with a character... Picard could be an interesting conflicted character under the right circumstances.

 

'WHAT TERRIBLE THING MADE YOU RETIRE FROM THE GROUP YOU ONCE LOVED?!?' is not those circumstances.  It's a tired, tired, tired cliche and really just emphasizes that all their budget went to Patrick Stewart and they had none left over for good writers.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:51 AM

I thought Patrick Stewart hadn’t aged since the 80s, but you can tell in that teaser that he started up again at some point.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:06 AM

If the trailer uploaded by CBS All Access is region-locked, then try these:

 

 



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:28 AM

The teaser looks kind of promising, I get the feeling they'll do what Arrow was doing, having two stories running at the same time, one story be set in the present day for Picard while the other will show flash backs to the rescure that is mentioned in the trailer and the battle it hints at.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:48 AM

Behind Picard...there are....four...lights???
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:04 AM

But will Picard run over aliens in a dune-buggy?


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I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:20 AM

You have to remember, that Kirk told him not be an admiral in 2371, when he had been a captain for decades! His first ship, he was captain of for 22 years, and then he got to be the captain of the Enterprise for decades. He is the perfect person to be an admiral, and he probably was ready to be one at that point. Kirk didn't enjoy being an admiral because of who he was. He wanted to be in control, at the helm of his ship, battling aliens, discovering new worlds, and banging their women. That was Kirk. Picard was an entirely different person.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

True and when you think about the context, fans had watched Kirk for over 25 years by that point. Picard? 7.

In universe Picard was far more experienced than Kirk. In the real world, Picard was the newbie. It was written for us; Picard probably noted the comment and moved on.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:37 AM

Maybe I'm too tied to the characterization of Picard in the novels. Picard in the novels had no interest in becoming admiral, quite explicitly.

 

He's an explorer at heart. Being tied to a desk would have been anathema to him.

 

He doesn't have to resemble Kirk to share Kirk's antipathy to becoming admiral.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:00 PM

Sometimes its not even your choice sometimes its pushed apon you and maybe thats what happened here we will see when it airs


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:15 PM

I don't see why anyone who ever aspired to be a starship captain would want to become an admiral.  That doesn't seem like any kind of upgrade.

 

(Well, I can see why Janeway might be done with captaining, but in normal circumstances, no.)


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

Sometimes its not even your choice sometimes its pushed apon you and maybe thats what happened here we will see when it airs

 

Oh, I agree. Mostly just trying to push back against this idea that Picard (not being Kirk) would have just ignored him.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:32 PM

Maybe I'm too tied to the characterization of Picard in the novels. Picard in the novels had no interest in becoming admiral, quite explicitly.

 

He's an explorer at heart. Being tied to a desk would have been anathema to him.

 

He doesn't have to resemble Kirk to share Kirk's antipathy to becoming admiral.

 

As an admiral, he would still have a ship. Ross had one, Riker had one, and he could have one and be in charge of exploration. Just because he is an admiral doesn't mean that he has to stay at a desk on a star base or Earth.


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