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by borgmatrix
May 22nd, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Benioff & Weiss Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Benioff and Weiss to Create Series of Star Wars Movies
Replies: 17
Views: 7512

Re: Benioff and Weiss to Create Series of Star Wars Movies

I never watched GOT (always wanted to) but the discontent is tangible! What else has D&D done? They done some other things, but not much. It's pretty much GoT that got them SW. I am a bit nervous about that. If anything, I'd think a SW TV show would have make sense since they've been showrunners fo...
by borgmatrix
May 22nd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 144
Views: 52694

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Yes, sadly it has gotten truly awful. I'm glad that I didn't watch the series over eight years (I watched seasons 1-7 December '18 to January). Me too, I guess. Though I'm almost regretful I wasted my time, regardless of how I watched it. It's been a heavy show, so I've taken breaks (often of a few...
by borgmatrix
May 15th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 119
Views: 36128

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Potential Spoilers ahead.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1sXi-sCMc8 Thanks. I can see this being true. If it is, my disappointment would be that McDiarmid would have very limited screentime in the movie. I'd rather see him as Sidious, than someone else. But, I do like the idea of a villain who...
by borgmatrix
May 13th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 144
Views: 52694

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Episode 5 of Game of Throne's final season. Whoo, boy. Its been worse with every episode. Not thrilled. Characters being moved around a chess board by writers who don't seem to know how to play chess. A clear sense of thinking from the end and just moving the characters there without much considerat...
by borgmatrix
May 13th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 119
Views: 36128

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Any links you guys have to these supposed leaks?
by borgmatrix
May 1st, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 144
Views: 52694

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I prefer an episodic structure before an arc one, just as long as previous events aren't "forgotten". A few episodes are weak, but overall I like the show. I first saw it when it aired on Swedish public service which only aired seasons 1-2 between May 2003 and August 2004 (they had previously aired...
by borgmatrix
April 28th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 144
Views: 52694

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I'm currently rewatching Star Trek: Enterprise on Netflix. Somewhat flawed, but still an enormously much better Star Trek show than Discovery. I need to give it a watch from beginning to end. When it was on TV, I watched the first few episodes of season 1, then stopped, finding it to be more of the...
by borgmatrix
April 22nd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 119
Views: 36128

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I'm right on the same page! Exactly how large a role McDiarmid will have as the Emperor remains to be seen. I do believe he serves the same role as he has been previously, that of being the one pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Agreed. It may not necessarily be a lot of screen time, but t...
by borgmatrix
April 20th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 119
Views: 36128

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

At the Episode IX panel, they clearly framed IX as the conclusion to the Skywalker saga. And Palpatine is the big bad of this Saga. A reveal like this, in that context, wouldn’t be done without a significant role for him. He’s alive. I believe that firmly. Whether he survived the fall, extended his ...
by borgmatrix
April 20th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3970

Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019

Blizz please tell us about The Mandalorian footage!!! What we saw looked movie quality. Very physical, tangible, tactile feel to it. Action looks very well filmed, clear, dynamic. I think the combination of Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and the other directors involved is going to mean big things and h...
by borgmatrix
March 29th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

I have nitpickers guides, reference books, and a considerable store direct observation against which to measure every move they make. :laugh: But, more often then not, it's done with pleasure. Some things they do drive me nuts--when it flows from or produces bad writing or other bad product, most o...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

But, then, they never were too worried about that sort of thing in Trek. During the original run there were a great many inconsistencies, and they only had one program to keep track of, which they were making up as they went along. True. And I'll admit, its not a huge issue for me. But, I do wonder...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

Same thing happens to me at my desk. Sometimes someone takes a header over the front--usually Luke--or Vader, Luke, the Tusken Raider and Slave Leia take turns knocking each other over like so many articulated dominoes. When I had Revan and Jake on my desk at work, there was one morning I came in t...
by borgmatrix
March 22nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

I have versions of some of those, but not sure if they're the same ones. They tend to repeat the figures with one tweak or another way too much, which was one thing that helped sour me on the 3.75". Of my course Snoke and Ren are 6" Black Series. And today I managed a pre-order on the Yoda, due in ...
by borgmatrix
March 22nd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

That's not the best way to go about fashioning a "period-authentic" Enterprise, to my way of thinking, but it's a nice looking ship, no doubt. Though I'm not sure to what degree we can say "period authentic" is really the goal, given the uniforms, technology, Spock stuff (at least through first 4-5...
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

I'm not entirely sure which line is the Vintage (isn't there more than one Hasbro 3.75" line at the moment?), but I think I have that figure in the 6" Black Series. It sounds like the line where they re-release past figures. I don't want to pay $80+ for the previous release, so I'm looking forward ...
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

;) Heck, they'd probably make me as happy if they dispensed with the human characters and made the programs about the ships with artificial intelligences operating them serving as the characters. Make Bill Shatner the voice of Enterprise 's machine mind. That sounds more interesting that what we've...
by borgmatrix
March 9th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Cassus Fett wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 3:45 pm
I really like the STD Enterprise
Yeah, I don't remember having any issues with it. But, honestly, I don't usually watch that carefully for changed details.
by borgmatrix
March 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

Lord Tesla wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 11:22 am
The poll says "Star Wars Products," so I'm going with the new 8" Darth Vader Black Series Action Figure from Hasbro.
I'm waiting for the 3.75" vintage Revan.

Just added Kylo Ren in that size, have him standing near "Grandfather":
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by borgmatrix
March 7th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

So, which version of Enterprise did they use? Original pilot, original series, original series enhanced TMP/NCC-1701A, or the Abrams 2009 feature film version? :o :-o :shock: LT's back!!!!! What was the question? Oh, right...I honestly can't remember. Probably yet another slightly altered variation.
by borgmatrix
February 22nd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi
Replies: 19
Views: 10220

Re: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi

thepepgal wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 2:06 pm
There is a rumour floating around that this film has morphed into a six part mini series to be shown on Disney's new streaming service.
With or without Ewan McGregor?
by borgmatrix
February 18th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 119
Views: 36128

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Master Magnus wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 11:38 am
And hopefully we'll get a trailer soon.
Yeah. I won't be staying away from spoilers. Want to have all the info I can get to decide whether I go to see it or not.
by borgmatrix
February 18th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

So I've seen another two episodes of Discovery (episodes 2 and 3). The season is getting more interesting to me with each episode, though I'm still not convinced or won over yet. Episode 2 felt like a nice throwback to TOS episodes with the crew finding a town very reminiscent of those in Earth's pa...
by borgmatrix
February 18th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 144
Views: 52694

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I liked it! Though some plot elements were predictable, the series as a whole wasn't. The money put into the series, the effort and the actors made it worthwhile. I was glad to see not only Julian Glover, but Diana Rigg in such a prominent role (and my favorite Swedish actor, Max von Sydow also mad...
by borgmatrix
January 29th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi
Replies: 10
Views: 7768

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

JJ Abrams managed to rhyme to some degree, but the rhyming between the OT and the ST got shot out of the water with TLJ (that movie rhymes better with Spaceballs ). And as we've discussed in other threads, Abrams/Kasdan took it too far in TFA, too note-for-note and too intrinsic to the backbone of ...
by borgmatrix
January 29th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

If you search for an application called ShowBox you can watch it on there Thanks. I've got a few more weeks on my free month of All Access, so for now I'm good. I'll gauge whether I want to continue with Discovery after a couple more episodes. So I watched the first episode of season 2 last night w...
by borgmatrix
January 28th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi
Replies: 10
Views: 7768

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Caught a bit of ROTJ over the weekend, the scene on Endor where Vader and Luke are talking. Luke I think had his back turned and Vader ignited Luke's saber. I thought of the scene in ROTS where Palpatine has his back turned, asking "are you going to kill me?", when Anakin ignited his own saber. Not ...
by borgmatrix
January 28th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 25657

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

So I signed up for a free month of All Access to get the CBS NFL playoff games. Last night, my brother and I attempted to watch the first episode of Discovery's new season, but were stymied by the app on Roku not working right (and the website too). We'll maybe give it another try tonight. One of th...
by borgmatrix
January 25th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

The April SW Celebration in Chicago will be at the top of my SW list for 2019. I suppose maybe the video game, though I don't know anything about it. Not sure that there's much else that has me really excited.
by borgmatrix
January 14th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 123
Views: 56338

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Predator - C+ I keep wanting to rent something and that's been maybe the top contender, but based on reviews (critics and general moviegoers), I haven't been that jazzed about seeing it. Guess I'll continue to put it off. My last was "Replicas", the Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie in which he's tryin...