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    Re: MOVIES/TV: Star Trek

    I wondered about that. I remember rumors before the '09 movie that the story was going to involve time traveler going back to try to assassinate Jim Kirk. Could Star Trek 4 be about Kirk going back...
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    Re: MOVIES/TV: Star Trek

    I'll probably be seeing it next week, as I'm waiting for a friend who's out of town this weekend.

    I'm greatly looking forward to it. It's been an interesting ride from not knowing what to...
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    I'm not sure why I had "I" in there, too. Typo. But yes, "his" is referencing you. :)



    You're right, and I get all that. Its just that, beyond the inherited materials and similar...
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Thing You Watched on TV?

    Cleveland Cavaliers completing the comeback after being down 1-3 and winning the NBA Championship over the Golden State Warriors last night!!!!!! Oh, and a whole bunch of the post-game and morning...
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    Well, I his focus seems to be more on the word "First" before Order, and whether First implies/suggests it was the original order.


    Here's the thing, though...why is the First Order modeled so...
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    Re: R.I.P.: Celebrity Deaths

    Yeah, so horrible. He brought such a smile to my face as Chekov.
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    Are you suggesting causation? As in Snoke hears Luke's looking for the first Temple, and so decides to name his own cause after the original Jedi Order?

    Or the opposite, that Snoke named his...
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    Re: MOVIES/TV: Star Trek

    Agreed. They didn't need to destroy the ship in order to have a largely planet-bound adventure. And in III, it happened late, and was a consequence of Kirk's actions, and a sacrifice made in the...
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    Re: GAMING: What game are you playing?

    Is there a Disney Infinity thread? Picked up a couple of the 2.0 sets from Target with their 75% off cartwheel sale, and then ordered the Star Wars Saga bundle from BestBuy.com. Haven't opened it...
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Thing You Listened To?

    Been listening to movie soundtracks mostly recently. John Ottman's X-men: Days of Future Past score today.
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    Re: MOVIES/TV: Star Trek

    I liked that one a lot better than the first trailer. Still don't know what I'm expecting the movie to be, but it was at least presented better here. Felt more of the ST vibe. Or the new ST vibe...
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    Re: MOVIES/TV: Star Trek

    That's part of my concern with the upcoming movie. I'm not sure how good it will feel to not have Enterprise around as much.

    As far as the TV series, if its not Kirk and crew, I don't feel like...
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    Re: MOVIES/TV: Star Trek

    I don't mind which ship, as long as they do something different with the stories or overall mission. I don't want to feel like they're slipping back into the same thing Voyager and Enterprise were...
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    They can milk TFA all they want with multiple releases. But that doesn't require an extended cut. And an extended cut won't happen. Like Mags said, Abrams considers his theatrical releases...
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    Sure, but what I'm saying is if (1) Arndt delivered a completed script that was filmable or (2) Abrams and Kasdan were the primary creative driving forces from the very beginning (rather than 6...
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    Yeah, the entire outfit might be a bit much.


    Perhaps. I'd rather have it in commentary form, because that way I can see the movie while I'm listening to them.


    Wasn't meant to be a...
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    I completely agree regarding where Han is relative to the end of ROTJ. Yeah, absolutely, where he is in the galaxy was reset back to where he was in ANH.

    When I talk about ROTJ Han, I'm meaning...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    I've been in the same place. Hate the unimaginative story, but did enjoy the humor, and the look and feel of the movie.
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    Well, in this case he and Kasdan were the creative team. I don't entirely blame him in that I know there was a time crunch. Arndt not being able to finish his script in time, and the release date...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    I, Frankenstein? We've probably talked about it before. I have it on disc, but haven't watched it yet. Sounds like Underworld minus Kate Beckinsale. Which is probably why I haven't watched.
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    Sort of like a martial artist's black belt, I suppose. After years and years it starts to fade, and begins to resemble the white belt they started their journey with.


    Lack of a commentary...
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    Re: MOVIES/TV: Star Trek

    If going with the original universe, I kind of wish they'd set it after Nemesis, just to feel like the future is truly open and that they could do whatever the want without concerns about clashing...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Saw Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation two nights ago. It was a lot of fun with the Syndicate feeling a lot like Bond's SPECTRE organization, though I think MI turned out a much better and more...
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    Where have ya been, LT? I was gonna start looking for a droid-stored map to your location. ;)


    I, unexpectedly, bought it as well. Though only because I found a nice deal where I should be...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    I knew what the reaction would be when I saw him in ads and trailers. Maybe its because I had time to wrap my mind around his choice of performance before seeing the movie, but I was okay with, in...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Batman v Superman - Been waiting a while for this one. Enjoyed it. I've seen it twice now (Friday and Saturday). 3.5/4 stars. Great opening scene, as was the scene right after in Metropolis. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Watched The Dark Knight Returns last night as part of my prep and buildup towards Batman v. Superman. Forgot how brutal Batman was in this movie, and it was better than I remembered. Watching it,...
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    I don't think anyone here has not admitted flaws. Its more a belief that TFA has more flaws than the OT. Believing TFA to be a lot worse than the OT doesn't mean the OT is perfect. It just means...
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    Re: TV: Battlestar Galactica

    So BSG has been on my mind this past week, I think because I've been playing the Mass Effect games, which also have a theme of cyclical war with machines/AI. But I felt inspired to get my miniseries...
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    Bringing up the previous Ages might not have been the best example. I was getting at the latter part of what you're saying: Sauron being indestructible and continuing on beyond the Third Age. In...
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    Hope so.

    I'll add that I don't consider GL to be Sauron. Or if he was, I'd consider it a previous Age.


    TFA's faults weren't about CGI, though, but basic storytelling. Maybe we could...
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    I saw that. Though I still don't know what he was going for with Leia and Rey hugging one another, even if we take Chewie out of the equation. I'm not sure if it was meant to be another moment that...
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    Re: The name's Whipped, Galore Whipped...

    It's in my top 5. His relationship with Tracy being not just another fling, and the emotional hit of the ending, is a large reason why. I remember the action/fights seeming on another level...
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    Unfortunate thing is that to remain uncorrupted might require them to stay away from that scene. Sauron might begin to cover the land in a second darkness once they pick things up in VIII from that...
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    Re: MOVIES/TV: X Files

    Did anyone watch the recent 6-episode return of The X-Files? I finished watching it a couple nights ago. Overall, I was underwhelmed. I felt the most emotionally engaged with the first episode,...
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    Re: The name's Whipped, Galore Whipped...

    The first one, The Bourne Identity, directed by Doug Liman, is great. I would recommend it.

    The next two, directed by Paul Greengrass, were relatively solid movies, but I couldn't stand his...
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    Re: The name's Whipped, Galore Whipped...

    In the case of QoS, the writers strike happened before the script was finished, and Craig and the Marc Forster finished the script. I quite liked the first half of QoS, and felt things went badly...
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    Re: The name's Whipped, Galore Whipped...

    That's very disappointing. A movie like Spectre, even if flawed, I would have been inclined to pick up to listen to the commentary. Yeah, no incentive to buy it if it doesn't have that.
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Book You Read?

    So I finished The Bone Clocks last week for the book club I'm on. I liked the ambition and structure of it. Long, but interesting.

    Next up is A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay.
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Saw Deadpool last night. Was quite impressed initially. The opening credits were fun, and the imagery that served as a backdrop was of the first action scene that occurs soon after. First few...
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    Which is maybe the biggest reason I'm unable to bring myself to see much in that "scene".


    Concerned in that DE wasn't very good? I remember liking the concept, but I haven't looked at it in...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    That I had forgotten about. So even Sam Rockwell couldn't lift it, huh? Hmm. Remember seeing previews, but then completely forgot about it. Don't even recall hearing about critical consensus.
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    Re: The name's Whipped, Galore Whipped...

    Does the BD have a commentary track?

    I loved the opening Day of the Dead section, the Bond swagger as he walked masked with his lady through the crowds, the way the camera followed them. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Glad you liked it, MM. I've been getting tired of all the criticism of seen of it. I didn't like it nearly as much as Skyfall, but I thought it was a pretty solid effort overall.
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    Before I saw TFA, I was anticipating Luke being in the clutches of the bad guys and the third act involving finding and springing him. The early setup (droid having a map to his location) seemed to...
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    Re: MOVIES: Godfather Saga

    So I saw the above scene a couple days ago when watching part of HBO's The Godfather Epic. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I'm positive that scene is not in the theatrical version.

    But it seems like is...
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    I'm sure there's stuff he could forage/hunt for. The planet had bright sun light, clear waters, green everywhere...hardly a barren planet.


    You mean besides the light of the Sun?


    The...
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    Anything that hinted/suggested Snoke has no Force powers? Because's that's the new rumor/speculation/theory I've seen recently.
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    I've got a lot of catching up to do, having not seen most of these.

    Of the ones I have seen, Mad Max and Ex Machina stuck with me the longest and had the most impact. I actually chose the latter...
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    Maybe more "I wish you weren't here...", as in Rey.


    Though that seems too positively expectant, whereas Luke looked so...defeated


    If he perceives an "enemy", I don't see him trying to...
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