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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Looks really cool. Just watched Rogue One again today and I can't wait for Christmas...
  4. 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.
  5. Great stuff. Feels almost like I'd been there too.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. D'oh! Thanks for the clarification.
  10. 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.
  11. Pretty much all of TOS is linear storytelling. Most Trek episodes since have at least an A and a B story, and possibly C and occasionally D (maybe just a scene or two) as well. I don't think DSC is going to do completely linear storytelling over a whole season, but rather, episodes where the main story is interleaved with more episode specific scenes, or vice versa. DS9 and Babylon 5 did this really well.
  12. Gone With The Wind on blu-ray. Beautiful.
  13. That was weird... It took me forever to post anything yesterday, I hope it's only temporary.
  14. Yeah, this round avi default is stupid. But I'm very glad to be back!
  15. Great to be back!

    1. C.Lovett


      Welcome back! ;)

    2. Robin Bland

      Robin Bland

      [High-fives Maneth]

  16. Such a good movie. One of my all-time favorites. I've watched it more times than I can count; it's an instant pick-me-up. I've watched it so many times by now that if I want to watch it again, I'll have to wait until my husband and son go camping and leave me in peace.
  17. MacGyver, The Wish Child. Featuring memorable guest performances by George Takei and Tia Carrere.
  18. This is so sad. I remember him best as Fred Haise in Apollo 13.
  19. Yay! This is wonderful news. I'm over the moon.
  20. Gisele certainly looks the part, but can she act? That should be the first and last consideration in any casting decision...
  21. Welcome aboard. Have fun!
  22. Welcome aboard! Post long and prosper. My favorite Trek is DS9. I like them all, although I have to admit that some of VOY is tough going. At its best it's great, but the great episodes are, IMO, few and far between. I tend to prefer long story arcs over episodic shows, so VOY makes me feel like it was a missed opportunity. I'm also a fan of well-made fan productions, such as Star Trek: Horizon and Star Trek Continues (see my avatar).
  23. STID. This one improved a lot on second viewing.
  24. RIP A great talent is gone.