The Founder

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  • Birthday 04/06/1986

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  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Undiscovered Country
  • Favorite Trek Captain
    Benjamin Sisko
  • Favorite Trek Series
    Deep Space Nine
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  1. I agree with Sehlat Vie that this movie was fantastic and everyone did an amazing job - especially Sir Patrick. The man is amazing at acting and I felt genuinely down and sad when we saw what the great Professor X became. It actually makes me wish the scripts of the Trek movies were better because he goes above and beyond with the right material. I'm hoping this is the end for Stewart's Professor X and Jackman's Wolverine. I'm not saying that cause they're bad. Quite the opposite. They were amazing but this is a great end for them.
  2. Great choice. I thought someone else was going to be captain though ...
  3. Considering how much effort ENT put into explaining the Klingon appearance - I hope they won't do away with the "smooth" head Klingons. That these are just updated ones that look like Worf? Ugh. IDK.
  4. If one advocates for a non-interference policy 100% because it is natural and the universe should not be meddled with - then ... why bother advancing medicine? You're meddling with nature and don't know what the ramifications are to extend life. We're not "meant" to travel faster than light either. Technology allows us to transcend limitations that nature has placed upon us and others. Why hoard that only for us and not benefit others? Why - because they might turn into space-Nazis? They may also turn into space-Teslas too. I err on the side of life. Plus, I can't help but notice that the majority of the time it is the people who have the power that argue to leave the so-called less developed races to their own devices.**** I'd hate to be part of a primitive alien race that is dying from a disease that the Federation can easily cure with a pill (ala McCoy in Star Trek IV). In fact, I'd be bitter and angry if a so-called advanced alien culture could have saved mine from extinction because they believed it was the natural order of things for me to die. I'm a living, breathing sentient being that wants to live just as much as the "advanced" culture. Why is my life not worth saving? Because of cosmic circumstances put me on a world where we haven't figured out the complexities of warp drive and now my world will end because we did not make it in time for the UFP to talk to us? I just cannot fathom why this conversation is always reduced to a non-nuanced zero sum game. Both sides are right in their own way. If you have the power to stop an asteroid from slamming into a planet - do it. Any prospective species that may have arisen be damned. On the flip side - those primitive aliens you just save? The ones still struggling with their own bias/prejudice - let them solve their own problems. Do not drop warp technology on their heads to advance them prematurely. You've given them the opportunity to one day move past it. See how both sides can work? It's not one or the other .... **** Before anyone says "I'm sure indigenous people would be happy to have had the "advanced" people leave them to their own devices." - that is not the same thing. Because the interference there was destructive and genocidal.
  5. Sim is always dropping knowledge on us. :D As for the topic: I agree with those that say the Klingons/Dominion/etc. can't really offer the UFP any type of monetary reparations. As others stated - they can offer symbolic gestures or overtures of peace. However, couldn't they cede worlds to them? I'm pretty sure there is an implication that the UFP still needs resources but I could be wrong on that.
  6. Even though the transporter is "iconic" to Star Trek like the lightsaber is to Star Wars - this is why I am not a big fan of it (like a lot of Trek tech). It was constantly used as a quick plot device and then discarded later on. It can turn you younger. It can split you in two. It can divide your personality into an actual person. It can cause you to time travel. It can cause you to go into a "ghost" form. It can send you into another universe. Etc. etc. etc. Plus, from a writing stand point, it's a nightmare to have drama when you can easily just transport your people out of danger. It's why they constantly have to do the whole "I can't lock on to them" or "Shields were raised." or "That last hit knocked out our transporter." etc. I wish they simply used it in a single way that doesn't leave all these plot holes later on. As for the question - technically ... it could be used as a weapon. But I think the "larger" an object is the more power the transporter needs. So for example - I don't think the Enterprise can beam an entire building away from a city. Simply due to the fact that there is not enough space in the buffer. However, one could beam a chunk of the ship and cause "hull breaches" but that seems unnecessarily evil/pain/cruel for the Federation. Plus - you have to have perfect skill in locking on and then beaming the part of the ship you want to remove. When ships are zipping back and forth firing at each other - it's probably hard to do that. Plus, a lot of power is going to the shields and phasers. So there probably isn't enough power to mess with the transporter in such a specific way during that moment. I think a good question, though, is why is it not utilized when intruders are on board? Simply beam them directly into a holding cell...
  7. The reason I never had a problem with Archer being incompetent versus Janeway (for example) is because Archer is meant to make mistakes. His generation of captains are the reasons why our generation had all the rules. The dos and donts. It wouldn't make sense that Archer does everything right if he is the first to be out there for Starfleet. Now I do agree that ... he was made to be a bit too irrational. Making him captain was a dubious idea by Starfleet Command considering how emotional he behaved. But I guess it made sense that is why T'Pol was there.
  8. I thought that is what they were going to do. Have Jyn and Andor go from world to world recruiting the other characters, which allowed a little bit of development. That is probably one very minor change I think might've helped.
  9. It might help to think of these anthology villains as one shot villains (most of them at least). Think of it like the villains on all the Marvel Netflix shows. None of them will be shown to over power Thanos or most of the Marvel movie villains. They simply won't. Whoever the villain is in the upcoming Han Solo film will unlikely unseat Jabba the Hutt or Boba Fett as Solo's primary antagonists ... Darth Vader's ending time in Rogue One was so amazing that he made Darth Maul look cartoonish.
  10. Krennic should not have been an over powering presence to Darth Vader or Tarkin. Or even on a par with them. If he seemed more menacing than those two - then it would diminish their presence in the OT. He wasn't meant to be another Vader/Tarkin /Palpatine anyways. He was a greedy opportunist that wanted to advance his career by any means necessary. That's it. His intimidating stature comes from the death squad he surrounds himself with. Like Jabba and his bounty hunters.
  11. Hey Robin - same to you. I didn't mean to imply my post was criticizing your specific post. The timing was bad. haha. Sorry about that. I was talking in general in regards to Erso. In my opinion, I'm not really sure what else could have been established in her background. I think the movie was so fast-paced and fighting hard to get us to the beginning of Episode IV that what you are looking for with Andor and Erso kind of was put to the way side. They gave us enough to give them the story and propelled us to the Death Star plans. You also brought up something I forgot to mention - am I the only one that wasn't really convinced by the "romance" between the two? This was a movie that probably could have gotten away with zero romance. I was pretty surprised when they were on the left heading down to the beach that they looked at each other lovingly. Nothing else in the movie really hinted they felt that way about each other.
  12. I think this is a movie that will be better appreciated by fans that like a lot of the side-materials. The books and the games specifically - not just the cartoons. I grew up reading a lot of the Expanded Universe so I appreciated little side stories that weren't about the Force or massive cosmic battles. Rather it was showing a small but cool piece of a much larger puzzle. That is what this movie was meant to be - nothing more. I don't know how much more back story could have been given to Erso or Andor. Jyn is the daughter of an Imperial scientist that grew up with terrorists until she was abandoned. She is then swept on a mission that reunites her with her father and thus the mission. What more is there supposed to be with that? That is more development than most movie characters get.... I do wish that Donnie Yen's character had a bit more development rather than just being along for the ride. Mostly because his character intrigued me so much. But I liked what we saw of him and I like the idea that normal, non-Jedi "worship" the Force. I believe the elderly character that gives Poe Dameron that map to Luke Skywalker is also another non-Jedi that worships the Force too. I wonder if there is any connection ... The only aspect I find fishy because of this new canon is that Leia tells Vader in episode 4 that she is on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan. Even though, he clearly sees her ship was at the last battle. Seems like a flimsy excuse on her part. Although, there are tons of Corellian Corvettes in the fleet. I suppose if he did say he saw her ship, she could simply say it was another one? IDK. A very minor nitpick.
  13. Star Wars' focus wasn't about the Force. It was about good vs. evil. Lucas' simplicity, for once, worked in shaping an entire franchise. Light vs. dark. Jedi vs. Sith. Rebel vs. Empire. Plus, most of us are burnt out on Jedi and Sith after the PT. It's nice to an entire universe exists where the Jedi/Sith/Force are not at the fore front. Like ANH was. It makes the Force feel special, rather than some mundane thing. Jedi were once again remembered as almost a mythical group rather than the third branch of the Republic. Plus - you'll get plenty of Force with episode 8 and 9.
  14. A lot of non-Jedi refer to the Force in the OT. Leia, Jan Dodana, and Mon Mothma all say "May the Force be with you." Han says it to Luke too. It's just a common saying in this galaxy. It has nothing to do with being a Jedi. Believing in the Force has no relevance to siding with the Rebel Alliance.