Mr.Picard

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  1. And here we have another video from yesterday. He's so happy and content I love him.
  2. Since this is probably the only message board on which I did NOT have such a topic so far, the time has come for me to create one. As you all know, I'm obsessed with a huge fan of Mr. Stewart and his work - and I love be up do date when it comes to "what is he doing right now?". So... I'll post Stewart-related news here, and, if I'm in the mood, pictures as well. Also, if you have any questions about him (serious ones, please... well... okay, somewhat serious might do as well ), feel free to ask and I'll try to come up with an answer. I just say this because I don't want you to see this topic as one that has only me posting news and nothing else, nah, that's not how all this is meant... I mean I don't mind posting news, but I also don't mind if someone asks a question or posts a picture or something. See what I mean? ^^ **************** And now... weeeeeeell, so what IS he doing at the moment? He's in New York City right now, performing Shakespeare's Macbeth (my favorite play!!! *squee*) on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. And since I found this nice little interview today, I thought I'd just go ahead and post it. Here's a recent picture of Mr. Stewart (this was taken at a Trek convention in New Jersey in March):
  3. Or a jigsaw puzzle nerd, or a train nerd, or a history nerd, or a book nerd, or an art nerd... he's a nerd about sooooo many things, and he is always incredibly adorable, especially when he starts to talk about one of them.
  4. Today: 14th wedding anniversary for Jean-Luc & me. Yay? Yay.

    1. Sim

      Sim

      Yay indeed! :)

    2. Mr.Picard

      Mr.Picard

      Heh. Trying my best to squeeze in a TNG episode because this just how things HAVE to be celebrated!

  5. Sir Patrick was in Huddersfield yesterday - he had arranged for a movie theater and LOGAN - for friends of his and, of course, the players of Huddersfield Town, his favorite soccer club, who are not far from being promoted to the Premier League. (They most likely won't make it but hey, he has hope and that's fine with me.) I know how much this means to him, it's so important that he says he'll stay in the UK to watch all the games from now on (there are six left) and cheer them on and whatnot. He's just so cute when he's in soccer nerd mode. Here's a video from yesterday. And here are screencaps: look at him being a soccer nerd and perfect and beautiful
  6. Aaaand he's doing some voice work again: Dragonheart
  7. Okay, here we go. It's been a while since I got a game that grabbed me the way this one did and still does, so I figured I'd write a review. I got this game about a week ago - and I'm still busy with playing. I got through the main story the day before yesterday and now I'm doing all the side quests and errands, which is also going to take time, and then there's other stuff on the BIIIIIIG map that isn't a quest (clearing corrupted areas, etc). That's not all, though - they announced DLC for the game, so I guess this will keep me busy, too. First things first - for me, a game stands and falls with the story and the protagonist (graphics are nice as well but ultimately not that important to me, I'm too much of a retro gamer to put emphasis on graphics, although HZD really delivers here, it's FLAWLESS graphic-wise, I have to mention it, it's absolutely PERFECT). The protagonist: I love that the game has an amazing and well-written female protagonist (take note, GTA franchise and also every video game franchise that caters to the "disgruntled loner dude" main guy) and that the guys in the game are there to advance HER story, not the (sadly usual) other way around. There is also no unnecessary love story WHATSOEVER that involves the main protagonist. WELL DONE. The story: It's basically similar to TNG's "The Arsenal Of Freedom" (I wonder if they were inspired by that episode), only more fleshed out and without the "why don't you just shut it off by buying it" solution. The basic story is this: Machines called "peacekeepers", built to serve, almost wiped out humanity and everything else on Earth after turning against it by suddenly hunting for biomass if it had not been for a project named Zero Dawn which was one last effort by the finest minds of humanity who came together in a secret location while the rest of the world's population gave them time by fighting a hopeless battle against the self-replicating machines. Those finest human people and their minds created a computer program to come up with a solution to make the machines more peaceful and re-build Earth from scratch after everything had been destroyed. They succeeded in some parts, but not in others - the part of the program that was designed to give humanity its knowledge back was not implemented (the game tells you why but I won't, haha) and so, after many years have passed, humans live in tribes now and are pre-industrial (they do still have the ruins of the "Old Ones" as they call them though) except for one thing: The machines are still there, and they've been peaceful for a long time but now they're suddenly turning against humanity and you're supposed to find out why and stop whatever it is that's happening (the main protagonist is directly tied into the how and why so she is not a random hero person). I really love this story, the fan fic writer in me has so many ideas (some include a TNG crossover haha) and I just ADORE video games that come with a big story and apocalyptic undertones but also offer hope. This is the stuff I looooooooooooooooooove to explore in my mind. I could write essays about this storyline...! I also love the gameplay - it's a MASSIVE open world and you can run from region to region without any loading screens, the environment just changes around you gradually. Also, there's day and night, and I love the night mode because everything is really beautiful. It also isn't a game that wastes a lot of time on explaining how to do things, you're supposed to try it all out by yourself, and I got the hang of it rather quickly, so it can't be that difficult (I sometimes struggle with controls at first... I almost gave up on Dying Light because I couldn't figure things out and it was so DIFFICULT TO PLAY at first and the zombies were so strong, it's my favorite game now so I'm glad I stuck with it but yeah, difficult controls can irk me a lot). The only few gripes I have is that you can't use one of the flying machines to travel around (I get why, it's probably a programming nightmare to get this to work, so many different environments, so many changes the game would have to make in seconds when you fly over a new region AND you'd need places to land, etc etc) and that the hunting grounds are annoying because I prefer to get the desired results on my own instead of being told what to do and fail the challenge just because I used other methods than the ones they asked me to, but hey, you don't HAVE to do them. And, finally... the soundtrack. SO GOOD. THE MUSIC IS SO GOOD. I hardly ever notice music in games but THIS music is AMAZING, almost as amazing as the one Dying Light has. Anyways. Anyone playing this one? I highly recommend it. Just in case this wasn't clear. lol Wiki Trailer
  8. Cool, thanks for the information, Gus! *underlines movie on To-Buy-List*
  9. I was tempted to wait a while myself because these games are just so expensive when they're released but then I remembered the Amazon gift card I'd gotten for XMas last year and... weeeeeell...
  10. Okay. I'll put the movie on my To-Buy list then. My mother will be pleased.
  11. ^ Yeah but... what does that mean? Big role? Small role? lol (I am clueless.)
  12. Yeah by "younger people" I meant 16 year olds maybe, not 11 year olds. I did see that the movie doesn't seem to be targeted at very young folks, and that's a shame indeed - THEY are the ones who are supposed to love the Power Rangers, we adults already HAVE our Rangers. Another shame about the representation, yeah - they finally add HUGE chunks of it and then the movie is bad. Shaka, when the walls fell.
  13. Exactly the way I see it, too.
  14. Okay can anyone - quickly - tell me if Kurt Russell has a big part in this movie? I don't want to read through all kinds of announcements and spoilers and whatnot, I'm looking for a quick answer, lol. I'm asking because I showed the pic above to my mother and she can't stop talking about how good Russell's character looks (I showed it to her because I knew this guy was her type, haha) and now I'm at a loss to tell her whether he has a major role or not. (I'll give her the DVD as a gift if he has. Haha.) Oh and scenario you're not the only one who didn't like the first movie. A co-worker of mine gave me her Blu Ray for a while and I watched the movie and it bored and annoyed (I'll give it credit for that combination) me so much that I switched it off after forcing myself through half of it. I didn't like anything about it, neither the plot nor the characters nor the setting, but then, I'm not into sci-fi, I should probably have known this would happen. I was just curious because everyone was so hyped about it, I figured "it can't be that bad, right"... but it was.
  15. It was THE movie for us back in the late 90s, I guess me being a teenager played into things as well (I was 16 when it was released), we all loved it because Keanu Reeves was so cool and I had a crush on Trinity that I told no one about (haha) and Agent Smith was another crush of mine and I dunno, it was just REALLY REALLY COOL. Some of us ran around in black outfits like Neo's, with the sunglasses and all. It created a STYLE, almost. Until the sequels came and ruined everything, that is.
  16. I have issues with crowded places anyway, especially when people sit all around me (I still don't know how I managed to get through uni where everything was always incredibly crowded) but the things you mentioned are another major reason why it's been over a decade since I last set foot into a movie theater. Movies were never a big part of my life, I don't really feel like missing something. I always wait for DVDs (or in rare cases the Blu Ray, I refuse to buy the slightly more expensive Blu Rays unless I have a REALLY good reason for it), but then, I hardly ever feel any interest towards movies in the first place, I'm really not into them. I prefer television series and/or books. With Sir Patrick movies things are extremely complicated, now more than they have ever been. These days I hate watching Sir Patrick movies with others, it's a very personal experience for me and I'm no good anyway, I'm very impatient for him to be on screen and complain constantly when he isn't, and when he is I just sit there and grin and squeal sometimes and if it's a DVD I'm watching I take notes for possible screencap moments - it's no use for me to be in a movie theater. I need peace and quiet when I watch a Sir Patrick movie, not other people bothering me and interrupting my thought processes. (I tend to not care about the movie at all at first, I need to watch stuff with Sir Patrick twice usually - the first time is just to see him and admire him and his beautiful face and just HIM, the second time is for actually watching the movie, and if I like what I see I watch it a third time to really get into it and learn some of his lines by heart and remember all the great moments and so on.)
  17. I'd handle it, somehow. Since I don't go to the movies I'd have a lot of time to prepare myself for the Blu Ray.
  18. I haven't heard from even ONE person who likes the idea of this. The first movie is a masterpiece. Everything else... nah, thanks.
  19. I'm not surprised either, they never should have resurrected the Power Rangers in the first place, I liked the show fine, cheesy as it was, it was a huge part of my childhood. However, from what I've heard they've inserted more representation in the movie - and if younger folks see this and find themselves represented and grow up with these Power Rangers... well, there are worse things.
  20. Yup! This is why I'd LOVE to see him as Mystique. IMAGINE THE THINGS HE COULD WEAR AND DO *heavy breathing*
  21. HEY. He said it himself recently, he's "ready to be naked and painted blue" in order to play Mystique, so the road from there to a red latex suit really isn't too far.
  22. He would look AMAZING in it though. I'm not biased at all
  23. I can even see him wearing Britney's outfit from the video. lol
  24. *plays Britney Spears OOPS I DID IT AGAIN* honestly I can hear him singing it "I'm not that innocent..." HONESTLY THO THESE TWO LOOK AT HOW PASSIONATE THEY ARE askjdnsakjdnsjkadnajskd
  25. *PTERODACTYL SCREECH* (Source) I CAN'T