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    From the commentary on Nerdist News it sounds...

    From the commentary on Nerdist News it sounds like those additional scenes are just getting tacked on the end, as stingers. They aren't dropping them into the appropriate parts of the movie.
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    He's in his mid-fifties now, so I think he'd...

    He's in his mid-fifties now, so I think he'd qualify to play Corsair.
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    Sure, until Jack-Ja.... I mean Franklin comes...

    Sure, until Jack-Ja.... I mean Franklin comes along.

    When the parody gets it right but the original continually fails, you've got a problem.
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    This thread contains a poll. Four people hit by gunfire near the celebration....

    Four people hit by gunfire near the celebration. Two separate stabbings at the Eaton Centre (a shopping mall, some distance away from the celebrations), and apparently more gunfire in the same area I...
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    And it's getting a second season. ...

    And it's getting a second season.

    https://www.geek.com/television/love-death-robots-animated-adult-series-renewed-for-season-2-by-netflix-1791293/
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    This thread contains a poll. I would have to leave for work as soon as I got...

    I would have to leave for work as soon as I got home from work? I'm in the downtown core and drive down to the lakeshore, past Scotiabank Arena, to get out of town at the end of the day. 401 is well...
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    This thread contains a poll. I hope the Raptors win. Damned road closures for...

    I hope the Raptors win. Damned road closures for the "Jurassic Park" viewing parties are adding up to 40 minutes to my commute, so I want it to be over as soon as possible.
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    Not the first time I've been caught like that. I...

    Not the first time I've been caught like that. I blame lack of sleep.

    ... and a general inability to keep up with pop culture, on my part.
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    DOH! (Again)

    DOH! (Again)
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    It's a funding thing, apparently. The State of...

    It's a funding thing, apparently. The State of North Carolina was supposed to put up thirty-something million in tax rebates for the production, whose total budget for the season was around $80M....
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    For a production that had BBC stamped all over...

    For a production that had BBC stamped all over it, that was a little off-putting for the first bit. I managed to put it behind me after the, "Get thee behind me, foul fiend" line hit though.
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    OK, finally saw it. As much plot as an '80...

    OK, finally saw it. As much plot as an '80 Schwarzenegger movie, but with far better fight choreography. Switched my brain off and enjoyed it very much.
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    Log into Prime with a web browser. Click on the...

    Log into Prime with a web browser. Click on the "My Prime" link and then select Video. Find what you want in the video list.
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    Sign up for Amazon Prime for one month. Watch...

    Sign up for Amazon Prime for one month. Watch "Good Omens." Buy product that you'd be buying anyway, to the point that you've saved more in shipping than the subscription cost. Cancel.
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    Having seen "Aquaman", it's still got a ways to...

    Having seen "Aquaman", it's still got a ways to go ;)
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    You've created a FOR/NEXT loop. No staying at #2...

    You've created a FOR/NEXT loop. No staying at #2 for you!
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    Given the way things ended, Data would be...

    Given the way things ended, Data would be unlikely.
  18. Just started reading "Legend of the Savage Isle",...

    Just started reading "Legend of the Savage Isle", the fourth novel in Todd Downing's "Airship Daedalus" 1930s pulp style series. As a kid I spent many summer nights listening to "Theatre of the Mind"...
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    Worth checking out just for the presence of Sir...

    Worth checking out just for the presence of Sir Patrick.
  20. Not the goal, but a byproduct.

    Not the goal, but a byproduct.
  21. First Edition Shadowrun predicted the smartphone...

    First Edition Shadowrun predicted the smartphone ("Pocket Secretary") in 1989.

    Star Trek: TOS was the inspiration for flip phones so less predicted, than brought into being. People have been...
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    I immediately contrast that, in my mind, with...

    I immediately contrast that, in my mind, with little known author/screenwriter Matt Vancil. He's essentially been writing in the same universe since 1997 through movies, books, and comics, with...
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    I love a well thought out plot, with fully...

    I love a well thought out plot, with fully fleshed-out and compelling characters, performed by extremely talented actors.

    ... but sometimes you just have to turn off your brain and enjoy the flow.
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    As long as it's not using actual Trek brands you...

    As long as it's not using actual Trek brands you could point to any number of inspirational sources, for most of the stuff that they do.
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    "The Protectot" (Turkish series on Netflix) is...

    "The Protectot" (Turkish series on Netflix) is also pretty good, though I haven't watched season 2 yet.
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    The crossover shows, in an attempt to force...

    The crossover shows, in an attempt to force viewers to watch the shows that they weren't currently also watching, had the affect on me of making me drop the lot.

    Unfortunately it seems that amazon...
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    Given that they have control of both gravity and...

    Given that they have control of both gravity and inertial, I tend to think of the ship as an independent and closed system.

    ... until that control fails.
  28. I'd say that's good advice. That way you'll...

    I'd say that's good advice. That way you'll likely avoid the episodes in which virtually the entire crew should have been spaced for mutiny.
  29. I think that Nelix redeemed himself somewhat,...

    I think that Nelix redeemed himself somewhat, toward the end of the series, but I also found him hugely annoying. The "Tuvix" episode was particularly good, or at least much better than much of the...
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    "Space: Above and Beyond" suffered from the...

    "Space: Above and Beyond" suffered from the unlikely pretty people issue, but I really enjoyed it anyway.

    I've got something like 6 chainmail and leather projects in various conditions of partial...
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    Except, if I remember the lore correctly, BW was...

    Except, if I remember the lore correctly, BW was sterile because she was a spy, as part of her training. She wasn't a spy because she was sterile.
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    While there was an explicit "for Nat" moment, I...

    While there was an explicit "for Nat" moment, I have to agree with you. The motivation was already present.
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    The merging of the two might have been a bit of...

    The merging of the two might have been a bit of fan service to comic readers who remember "Smart Hulk."
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    It's been reported that Peter Mayhew has died. ...

    It's been reported that Peter Mayhew has died.

    https://wtkr.com/2019/05/02/peter-mayhew-original-chewbacca-actor-dies-at-74/
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    That could be changed, if their fundamental...

    That could be changed, if their fundamental premise could be shown to be flawed. Time for a patented James Tiberius Kirk logic loop!
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    The Kaylons were great shots when they started to...

    The Kaylons were great shots when they started to take the rebel base, because NPCs. They kept missing Mercer and Malloy because PCs/"The Force is strong with them."
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    So the alternate timeline of a Star Trek homage...

    So the alternate timeline of a Star Trek homage is a Star WARS homage? Who knew?
  38. Enterprise, for all of its missteps, managed to...

    Enterprise, for all of its missteps, managed to have ship sets that were at once more advanced and less advanced than TOS. It can be done, with a little thought about the design.
  39. ... and Cylons being screwed up by microwave...

    ... and Cylons being screwed up by microwave ovens, and Super Scouts.
  40. That would be "Battlestar Galactica" and...

    That would be "Battlestar Galactica" and "Galactica 1980." The original was very much a creature of its time and the esthetic shows it. Remember, this was the end of the disco era and that doesn't...
  41. If you're talking about the 2005 BSG reboot...

    If you're talking about the 2005 BSG reboot series then it had four seasons, not one. The BSG reboot spin-off prequel series, "Caprica", had only one season.
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    That's for alternate *universes.* In alternate...

    That's for alternate *universes.* In alternate realities the captain never made captain.
  43. The funny thing about the Klingon change from TOS...

    The funny thing about the Klingon change from TOS to the movies, is that third parties managed to shoe-horn reason into it. The old FASA Star Trek RPG managed to plausibly explain not only that, but...
  44. From the beginning this has been an exercise in...

    From the beginning this has been an exercise in leveraging a brand, rather than continuing a legacy.
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    I really need to learn that ancient Lancastrian...

    I really need to learn that ancient Lancastrian art of self defence, Ecky Thump.
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    The cast change is really the only thing that...

    The cast change is really the only thing that occasionally jars me. The original actress brought a life to her character that her replacement lacks, IMHO. It feels like there's a hole in the cast.
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    As I recall the beginning of season 1 there was a...

    As I recall the beginning of season 1 there was a surfeit of ships and a dearth of qualified command officers. On his ex-wife's recommendation Mercer, who was still lacking in confidence, was given...
  48. This week in science: Zombie pigs and Planet of...

    This week in science: Zombie pigs and Planet of the Apes. Film at eleven.
  49. This thread contains a poll. Only hyperspace bypasses.

    Only hyperspace bypasses.
  50. This thread contains a poll. I'm normally a law and order guy, but I like...

    I'm normally a law and order guy, but I like planets. That pretty much takes The First Order out of the running.
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    And, perhaps, accidentally.

    And, perhaps, accidentally.
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    Multiple directors can change the tone of the...

    Multiple directors can change the tone of the delivered product, but it's the writers who give broader continuity. Producers have a wider effect, due to them being the primary funders of a show....
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    I think that I can see the cause of this. Other...

    I think that I can see the cause of this. Other than MacFarlane there are TWENTY ONE producers, co-producers, executive producers, and co-executive producers on this show. Those are the money people....
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    It has been watered down a fair bit from season...

    It has been watered down a fair bit from season 1, but I recall an awful lot of complaints about its tenor.
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    When we're talking 500 years (or whatever) in the...

    When we're talking 500 years (or whatever) in the future, I don't mind a little historical silliness. I loved the ZX-11 Ninja motorcycle rebuild in "Babylon 5", for example :)
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    Good catch on Tony Todd. I wasn't sure I was...

    Good catch on Tony Todd. I wasn't sure I was seeing what I thought I was, so I checked IMDB; not listed on his page, but confirmed on The Orville's page.
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    After Leto's horrible take on The Joker I think...

    After Leto's horrible take on The Joker I think that having someone like Phoenix play him could be a balm for the soul.

    On the subject of showing a mundane origin for him, I'm a little leery....
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    And a useful tactic is to remove references to...

    And a useful tactic is to remove references to your own post, clump together all of the responses from the Fisker (at which point they will generally look like disconnected nonsense), and then...
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    It depends upon to what extreme it's taken. On...

    It depends upon to what extreme it's taken. On one forum on which I posted there was a guy who would go as far as take a paragraph, that represented a single contiguous thought, and break it down by...
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    "Producer" generally translates to "guy who put...

    "Producer" generally translates to "guy who put money up to make the show." "Executive Producer" can mean either "guy who put up the most money", or "guy we paid to use his name."
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    Ah, found the archetypes that I was looking for....

    Ah, found the archetypes that I was looking for. It isn't the original page that I remembered, but contains the information that I was trying to find:
    ...
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    I can't seem to find it at the moment but there...

    I can't seem to find it at the moment but there was a website dedicated to the various forum behaviours, naming them, complete with cartoon figures of them. Maybe someone else remembers it?
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    if we're going for science shows, then let's add...

    if we're going for science shows, then let's add "Don't Ask Me." The last that I'd hears Rob Buckman was at the University of Toronto.
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    Grand Island, NY PBS ran those back-to-back.

    Grand Island, NY PBS ran those back-to-back.
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    Making both Klinger from MASH and Cordelia Chase...

    Making both Klinger from MASH and Cordelia Chase Disney Princesses.

    Fox is very intolerant of "OK" and "Good." If they don't get "Spectacular", they bring down the cancellation hammer. Hopefully...
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    I don't know that you missed much in "The...

    I don't know that you missed much in "The Witness." It seemed like a rather simple premise to show off animation skills and unnecessary nudity.
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    Speaking of the Andersons, does anyone remember...

    Speaking of the Andersons, does anyone remember "UFO"? Some of the sets were repurposed for "Space 1999."
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    The Benny Hill Show is enough part of the...

    The Benny Hill Show is enough part of the zeitgeist that others do homages to it in movies. "V for Vendetta" had their chase scene on the set of a talk show, in which Sutler chases V. I can't...
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    Valedictorian then.

    Valedictorian then.
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    *Potential* formidable assassins, which isn't the...

    *Potential* formidable assassins, which isn't the same thing as warriors. The one who is their best fighter generally gets her ass handed to her by either multiple opponents, people who have already...
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    "Hogwarts for assassins" would be a fairly...

    "Hogwarts for assassins" would be a fairly accurate description of the series. I quite like it and just watched the season finale. I've always enjoyed Benedict Wong's style and Hank Rollins is fun.
    ...
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    Very close. The major characters are the avatars...

    Very close. The major characters are the avatars of the Norse Gods.
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    I'll have to look it up. I watched "Almighty...

    I'll have to look it up. I watched "Almighty Johnsons" right through and thought that it was both novel, and quite good.
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    Would "The Almighty Johnsons" fit in there...

    Would "The Almighty Johnsons" fit in there somewhere?
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    The best stories are about people. Technology...

    The best stories are about people. Technology just facilitates them :)
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    The movie was directed by Taika Waititi (Thor:...

    The movie was directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who also played a character in it. Excellent stuff. He's involved in this, too, but I don't know if a series can capture the comedy of the...
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    Alcoholism is what eventually killed Jerry Doyle....

    Alcoholism is what eventually killed Jerry Doyle. That, and maybe a little more than averagely high blood pressure from a career as a right-wing talk show host.
  78. Yeah, I skipped the last few seasons of "X-Files"...

    Yeah, I skipped the last few seasons of "X-Files" and didn't bother with the second of the new seasons. "Lost" was also one of the shows that suffered from this. By the third episode I already...
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    Trust me when I say that you missed nothing....

    Trust me when I say that you missed nothing. There's a reason why an Americanized "Red Dwarf" never saw the light of day ;)
  80. Perhaps the same reason that people feel the need...

    Perhaps the same reason that people feel the need to post positively about a programme in a thread that was clearly and decidedly negative about it ;)
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    I'm currently working my way through "Fringe"...

    I'm currently working my way through "Fringe" which never made it to syndication and the Blu-Ray collection finally came down to a price that I was willing to pay. The "Blake's 7" collection DVDs are...
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    You're absolutely right. I had forgotten that....

    You're absolutely right. I had forgotten that. It's been rather a while ;)
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    And no Blake at all in the final season, if...

    And no Blake at all in the final season, if memory serves.
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    Some North Americans are familiar with Red Dwarf....

    Some North Americans are familiar with Red Dwarf. A few of us were unfortunate enough to have seen the two separate attempts at Americanizing the series (one of which had Jane Leeves as Holly).
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    105491

    (DRAT! Animated GIF failure)
  86. Presumably not something "dark and edgy" that...

    Presumably not something "dark and edgy" that they were pushing so hard prior to its release?
  87. For the people who are still watching Discovery:...

    For the people who are still watching Discovery: Would you say that they are stepping back from their original "darker, edgier" mission statement prior to season 1 and going back to what might be...
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    You might like a novel that Matt Vancil is in the...

    You might like a novel that Matt Vancil is in the process of writing; "The Fatal Frontier" ;) His "Federation" is in a post scarcity, but capitalist culture. Imagine who rises to command. No fart...
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    I found at least a half dozen such statements...

    I found at least a half dozen such statements but, given that they are worded remarkably similarly, you may well be right.
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    IMDB was one place where I found the statement. ...

    IMDB was one place where I found the statement.

    "Contrary to popular belief..."

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708443/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
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    I don't specifically remember it in the news from...

    I don't specifically remember it in the news from back then, as I was more interested in following the war in Vietnam, but in my brief research I kept coming across mentions that several TV stations...
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    At time that "Plato's Stepchildren" first aired I...

    At time that "Plato's Stepchildren" first aired I was living in an area of Toronto, in which my school picture looked like "children of the United Nations." The only other white kid in my class had...
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    The Diocese coat of arms was the first thing I...

    The Diocese coat of arms was the first thing I checked and ruled out.

    *EDIT* Doesn't appear to be the Settle or Rump coats of arms either (founders of the rebuilt church, post destruction by fire,...
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    The name and denomination of the church might...

    The name and denomination of the church might help, as there could be historic records with relevant information.
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    Indeed. Movies in which the wheels come off tend...

    Indeed. Movies in which the wheels come off tend to be far more interesting.
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    A couple of friends raised an interesting point...

    A couple of friends raised an interesting point about something that happens in the last episode, roughly 35 minutes in. I had completely missed the implications as it slides on by so quickly. I...
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    Actor Luke Perry, of "Beverly Hills 90210" fame,...

    Actor Luke Perry, of "Beverly Hills 90210" fame, has died after what is reported to be a massive stroke.
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    I thought about that and figured that sort of...

    I thought about that and figured that sort of direct link would probably be considered an exploitable weakness, so not employed.
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    Don't know about the head guns but I recall...

    Don't know about the head guns but I recall seeing at least one other Kaylon with blue lights, and others were either red or orange (slight difference).
  100. No mention of the Prime Directive that I can...

    No mention of the Prime Directive that I can recall either, though I haven't seen that episode in a while.
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