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    Re: Star Wars Celebration VII - Anaheim, CA 2015

    I saw the live feed of the Force Awakens presentation this morning. I saw the second teaser trailer.

    I saw...
    Star Wars.

    It looked like the real deal.

    I am now almost convinced that Abrams...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Last weekend: Star Trek into Darkness, Star Trek, and Witchfinder General, in that order.

    An odd sequence perhaps.

    Witchfinder General, also shown under the title The Conqueror Worm, mostly in...
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    Re: BOOKS: What are you reading?

    The Judge of Ages, John C. Wright (Count to the Eschaton, volume 3)
    Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary, Updated and Expanded
    Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the...
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Thing You Watched on TV?

    Castle.

    Also caught a few minutes of Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld later, before the eyelid-remote shut off my noggin.
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What Are You Doing Right Now?

    Diverting my attention from annoyances.
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    The Avengers--FX has been running the sprocket holes off this one, probably six or seven times in the last ten days or so, and I've watched most or all of it...every single time. I didn't care much...
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    If memory serves, the second Death Star was supposed to be in the third trilogy, way back when George Lucas was explaining his idea to people and there were supposed to be at least nine episodes (I...
  8. Re: THE SEQUEL TRILOGY - EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS - Spoilers Allowed

    Regarding Billie Lourd rumor, 2 words:

    1. Clone.

    2. Noooooooooooooooo!
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    One could argue that that was a somewhat different asylum...and different lunatics. As to the results, well, those will ultimately speak for themselves.

    But The Search for Spock was a necessary...
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    Hmmm...

    Really ambivalent about this. Sounds like the inmates are taking over the asylum. Of course, I had a similar opinion of Orci. Which means they're on their second set of lunatics--and...
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    Anyone else sense this is GL laying the groundwork for backtsabbing the thing if he he doesn't like the way it turns out?
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    Re: Caption 941 Closes 14th February

    Proof positive that Luke Skywalker does not know how to hold a lightsaber. Bet he chokes hammers, too.
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    Re: Caption 940 Closes 14th February

    "I hope that clown in the police call box did a good job installing my camouflage system--hey! he neighbor-chick is running around naked in her back yard..."
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    Re: Caption 942 Closes 14th February

    Blaster Trooper: "Look at these swellings up here..."
    Left Arm-Holding Trooper: "It's arms are small and slim."
    Right Arm-Holding Trooper: "Yeah. Boys, I think we captured a 'girl'. "
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    Sticky: Re: General Fan Fic Discussion

    Not my thing, either. Fan art...I'm afraid I'm left out on visual stuff: my drawings look like sketchy (pun partially intended) Egyptian tomb art, and I can't snap a photo, let alone doctor one.
    ...
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    Re: Movie Title Game

    The Bridge on the River Kwaidan.
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    Re: One Letter Off Movies

    Tim Burton re-imagines the Stuart Rosenberg/Paul Newman classic. Don't miss Johnny Depp in...

    Tool Hand Luke
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Dr. Phibes Rises Again. American International Pictures, 1972. Directed by Robert Fuest. Written by Robert Blees and Robert Fuest. Starring Vincent Price. Well, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, it...
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Book You Read?

    Believe it or not, I'd forgotten all about that one. It's still unread on the shelf next to my copy of Star Wars: Kenobi (which I have read, and didn't mind that much). What I'm reading now is W....
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    Re: Survey: What have you accomplished today?

    Lord Tesla's Log, Stardate 2015.01.10:

    In an effort to make the thing more efficient, and clear some of the stuff of the top of it, I took most of the stuff out of my desk and tried to rearrange...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Star Trek (2009 feature film)
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    Sticky: Re: General Fan Fic Discussion

    Excellent!




    Well, I ventured off in Trek. Still really regret not having had a chance to finish what I started, too.



    What is "DeviantArt"? Sounds...kinky.
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Book You Read?

    I finished The Colt 1911 Pistol.

    I'm plodding on in Joyce Carol Oates's The Accursed--which title is I'm positive a jab at the readers.

    And I've started The Razor's Edge.
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    Re: Survey: What Are You Thinking Right Now?

    Strangely enough, I'm trying not to think, at least not to think too hard, right now. So what I'm sort of thinking is this:
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    Re: What does it mean, "Closed Thread"?

    Excellent! I was next to last post at the time I spotted it, and I thought I might have screwed something up.
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    What does it mean, "Closed Thread"?

    Was just looking at the RIP: Celebrity Deaths thread, and noticed, when I tried to post, it was showing "Closed Thread" where the "Reply to Thread" button should be.

    Just curious if that's...
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    What does it mean, "Closed Thread"?
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    Re: R.I.P.: Celebrity Deaths

    The Time Traveller's time has run out:

    Rod Taylor, 84, star of The Time Machine and The Birds, has assumed room temperature.
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    Re: Random Comments

    Enforce the Constitution!
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    Re: Survey: What Are You Thinking Right Now?

    We are under attack from thugs at home and abroad; we are governed by suit-and-tie brigands at home.

    Which is actually insulting to thugs and brigands.
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    Re: Random Comments

    What does God need with a starship?
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    One off? Like Vader's TiE Fighter? Sure.

    Assuming it's even legit, which I don't think is proven yet, is it?
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    Thunderball!
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    Re: Survey: What have you accomplished today?

    Hmmm....

    I...

    Well, next to nothing. Finished off The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, wrote a few messages...

    And pretty much lost the rest of the day up to this point to assorted...
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    Maybe that's what the Guards are for, rolling the bombs down the ramp...



    Tons of designs, in the OT? There were two kinds of Imperial Navy vessels: Stardestroyers and Super Stardestroyers;...
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    ARGH!
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    Even if it's a REALLY important bomber, why the ramp? Are the bombs really important? Do they get to walk off the bomber, take a little stroll before they blow crap up? If they don't use the ramp,...
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    All the "JJisms"? Really? I kinda like the latest iteration of NCC-1701. And, having recently rewatched The Wrath of Khan,
    I'm not eager to trade CumberKhan for MontalKhan. But...a lot of the...
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    It's all too Phildickian!
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Thing You Watched on TV?

    Doctor Who, series 8, forget the episode number, but it was "Kill the Moon." Silly premise, but not without entertainment value, all the same.
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    Ah, yes. Well, having completed said birdcage-liner, I can attest to it's silence on the Imperial Succession.

    Ye gads, think of the possibilities...

    Emperor Sheesh Palpatine...Shinola...
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    Interesting, very interesting.

    On the successor...

    They never told us much about Palpatine. (And I disregard everything in the novels, and always have.) He could have had offspring, or a...
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    Re: Survey: What's the Last Book You Read?

    Last was Tarkin, for me; but I'm only fifteen pages from the end of The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick. It's highly readable, an extremely curious bit of prose; but I don't know...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    2001: A Space Odyssey. What can be said that hasn't been said already? Well, it bears repeating that you'll get more from the film if you've read Clarke's novel than you will otherwise. And, I...
  45. Re: Star Wars: Tarkin -- New Novel by James Luceno -- Released 4 November 2014

    That's one way to put it. I finished it yesterday (2 January 2015) and it did not fail to disappoint. What a slog. There was absolutely nothing significant here, other than the revelation of...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    The snooze-inducing 2014 Godzilla. -1,346,987 out of 10.
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    To say nothing of the various headgear worn by the Naboo militia, the helmets worn by the Stormtroopers on Hoth--to sya nothing of the various types of helmets like it worn on Earth in this century,...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    Of course it could have been better, but, for me, it is good enough to warrant rewatching. And it's visually quite remarkable for my money. And...it's got the aroma of 2001: A Space Odyssey all...
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    Sticky: Re: Survey: What's the Last Flick You Watched? Rate it!

    For me, yes, it does.



    I've seen it...I've lost count of how many complete and partial viewings I have under my belt. I must have seen it all the way through at least three or four times. ...
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    Re: Random Comments

    The greyness...
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