Mutai Sho-Rin

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About Mutai Sho-Rin

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    Omega Sector Moderator, Wise & Mighty Old One
  • Birthday 05/03/1946

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Orange, CA USA
  • Marital Status Married
  • Favorite Trek Movie First Contact
  • Favorite Trek Captain Jonathan Archer
  • Favorite Trek Series The Next Generation
  • Interests The Lady Sho-Rin - wife of 37 years.
    Two lovely daughters, the Space Planner at Monterey Bay Aquarium and a chaplain at Providence St. Joseph hospital in Burbank.
    Anything mechanical, particularly including airplanes and cars. Currently an instrument rated pilot.
    Music of many types.
    White Castle hamburgers!

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  1. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Rolling Stones Readers' Poll on Trek Movies   

    Interesting analysis, not too far from my own very subjective list.  Still, I don't get the bashing of "The Motion Picture".  Yes, it is slow but there is an elegance in the slowness that perhaps can't appeal to a hyper-speed post MTV generation.  Perhaps age has its benefits.
  2. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic A Little Love Letter To TNG   

    I found the "Next Generation" title derivative and uninspiring and simply refused to watch.  Much like Mr. Picard, a friend coaxed me into watching just one episode so I gave in.  "The Measure of a Man".  Need I say more.  TNG and Garrison Kiellor's "Prairie Home Companion" radio show became our family traditions and our girls grew up with both.  I'm convinced that both shows had a positive impact on their lives and helped make them the fine women they are today.  Our older daughter even wrote a paper for her senior year AP English class comparing the search for humanity by Data and Lenny from "Of Mice and Men".  It was terrific.  TNG has remained my favorite Trek series although only slightly ahead of Enterprise.  Given a full run, ENT might have risen to the top but we'll never know.
  3. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic good morning, fellow officers   

    Several things from the perspective of the "oldest" (70) member around.
    The board has a very international flavor with topics as broad as Brexit and German regional elections popping up in the Kobiashi Maru forum.
    The majority of the regular posters lean toward the liberal / progressive side of social and political issues but other voices are welcome too.
    We have a sizeable number of active openly GLBT members who are included and welcomed as the truly normal people that they are.
    Even card-carrying geezers are welcomed (speaking from personal experience).
    And if you want to quote any of this; permission granted, Captain Kira.
  4. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Introductions are not my forte, but Hi   

    Welcome MFg (too lazy for whole usernames).  As the board Senior Citizen (70) I know nothing of this tumblr of which you speak.  Also draw a blank on Doctor Who but a huge fan of Babylon 5.  Do you have any exposure to that show?  This is a very easy going board where miscreants are quickly identified and rehabilitated or shown the airlock.  Plenty of other places to go if one enjjoys being an ass.
  5. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic You don't know me, but I might know you...   

    Ahhh yes, the unofficial inhabitants of "Down Below".  My username should give away my fondness for B5.
  6. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Star Trek Ds9 Documentary!   

    Gus!  Wow!  Make us proud.
  7. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Petition for Arex...   

    Couldn't help doing it again.

  8. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Into Darkness Press Reviews Thread   

    Here's my review.
    And - we really liked the movie and will go see it again.  The character interplay was the best part, well written and executed with natural feeling embedded humor.

  9. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic RIP Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5's Mr. Garibaldi   

    As Londo would phrase it, "Mister Gari-BALD-I."  Great character on my all time favorite television series.  One scene where he gets invasively probed by a telepath to prove his honesty, after it is done he said "I think I need more fiber in my diet."
  10. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Hello!   

    Must comment that your use of English is excellent.  Did you learn it in schools in Russia or have you lived in an English speaking country in the past?  Do you speak it as well as you write it?  Otherwise, welcome to the board; I hope you have fun here.
  11. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Business is Boldly Going   

    Worth watching twice.  I'll be back!
  12. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Sulu, Star Trek Beyond - Spoiler   

    And an obvious tip of the hat to George Takei as well.
  13. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Official website for Star Trek Beyond   

    Considerable mainstream TV advertising in the last two weeks or so.  Since WE DVR everything we watch, I have to stop my FF zip through the commercials to watch them.
  14. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic What Do You Look Like?   

    Gus, here's a toast (coffee only at this hour) to your dad, my dad and all departed family.  May they live on in memory yet green.
  15. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK : THE MOVIE   

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  Thanks for the effort you put into this detailed review.  It shows that it means a lot to you personally.  Nicely done.