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About maneth

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  • Birthday 03/04/1972

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    Rebuilding Cardassia after the Revolution
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  • Favorite Trek Movie
    First Contact
  • Favorite Trek Captain
    Jean-Luc Picard
  • Favorite Trek Series
    Deep Space Nine
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    Genre shows and books, dabbling in graphics, spending time at BBoards, languages... Attractive guys (actors and otherwise)

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  1. He was my first Bond as well.
  2. I felt horribly let down by the prequel movies when I first watched them. I remember coming out of the theater after seeing TPM and thinking "I wonder what the heck that was, but it sure wasn't Star Wars". AotC is my least favorite SW film so far (haven't seen The Clone Wars movie). RotS is somewhat better, I think, even if it was dark and dreary. That said, I've been able to enjoy the movies somewhat on subsequent viewings, but they certainly don't bring me the sort of pleasure that the OT, or even TFA and R1, do. I always feel sorry for Jake Lloyd. He was put in a very tough situation by a director who isn't very good at directing people by all accounts, and in addition, he had to act mostly before a green screen. So I tend to cut him a lot of slack. The "romance" between Anakin and Padmé made me squirm, mostly because it was so completely free of any on-screen chemistry. Again, this was something the director wanted, since from what I've read about making AotC and RotS, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman got along well with each other and enjoyed each other's company behind the scenes, but they were't allowed to show it. I don't understand what Lucas thought when he wanted the acting to be intentionally bland. Especially combined with the painfully clunky and cliché-ridden dialog. I do like the theory presented upthread about Padmé's death being due to the dark side of the force draining her of life force, makes a lot more sense than just dying of a broken heart. However, Padmé wasn't a force user and didn't really understand it, so maybe she thought she was dying of a broken heart. My favorite parts of RotS include the scenes with Palpatine just after he's turned, because there Christensen does a decent job of mimicking the movements of Darth Vader in his suit. The clenched fists particularly.
  3. My condolences, Robin. Losing a friend is hard. I'm optimistic on Discovery. The trailer looked great.
  4. I enjoyed Prelude to Axanar, and I'm really sad they pretty much spoiled things for ST fan movies, with the single exception of STC. I'm just so happy they'll get to complete the 11 episodes.
  5. Really enjoying my new QHD (2560*1440 pixels) screen!

    1. Sehlat Vie

      Sehlat Vie

      Makes me want to throw my 1080p 43" TV straight into the trash...:P

    2. maneth
  6. Doctor Who: The Pilot. I loved the photos, although the exact battle they visited escaped me. I like Bill, even if her masculine name bothers me for some reason I can't quite fathom. Recently I've also seen the first two episodes of Victoria, an 8 episode miniseries starring Jenna Coleman. Very good, if you like historical docudramas like I do.
  7. Looks really cool. Just watched Rogue One again today and I can't wait for Christmas...
  8. I just wish I could see the definite cut in theater. It's a beautiful movie, but parts of it really made me uncomfortable, especially Deckard forcing himself on that skinjob.
  9. Great stuff. Feels almost like I'd been there too.
  10. Episode 8 is freely available now. I really enjoyed it, they just seem to get better and better at it. I guess I'll have to see all of them again at some point, not that that's a chore by any means.
  11. This is comparing apples to oranges and kiwifruit. I would like to see the extended editions of the Hobbit movies, though, as the extended editions of LoTR are much better than the theatrical releases. Prequels only count as such if they're actually made after the movies they supposedly precede, so the SW original series vs. the Disney sequels doesn't count as such. That said, I really enjoyed TFA and I'm looking forward to episodes 8 and 9.
  12. Well, to be fair, no anime characters I've seen look remotely Japanese or Asian, the round eyes that are used in manga style kinda spoil it for me. Ghost in the Shell is actually one of the few anime I've seen, even if it was something like 15 years ago. I'm not panning this one unseen because of casting choices.
  13. D'oh! Thanks for the clarification.
  14. Given the fact that Discovery isn't going to be broadcast anywhere, a new fan can jump in at any time and then go back to watch the show from the beginning on the streaming service. So I expect that they'll lean heavily towards serialization, with binge watchers as the ideal long-term audience. That said, they need something to pull in viewers in the first place. As a Trek fan living outside the US, I have no idea what else NBC is going to offer on its streaming service except Discovery and how much they have invested in the show as a way to get people to sign up for the service.