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 Nice to Meet You!   

    You'll find this to be a very broad-minded board with many different opinions but generally respectful discussion.  Even the Kobayashi Maru forum is pretty comfortable, even if expressions are more robust.  Here's hoping you enjoy the place.
  2. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic New fan! Want to get to know everyone ☺️   

    Moved to Introductions and Celebrations.
  3. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Was Jadzia Dax the first transgender major character of ST?   

    My impression was that the symbionts were genderless and only the memories of previous hosts carried any gender or sexual orientation information to the new host.  Obviously, host candidates have to be prepared in advance for the disorientation that must come with any joining since they will inherit the past life or lives of the symbiont.  It was never shown, but I'm betting there were usually long study sessions of those past lives of that planned symbiont for each new host.  I wished at the time that there had been some exploration of the reproduction, birth and death cycle of the symbionts.  In TNG, Riker seemed overwhelmed by his joining with the Odan symbiont, in part because he had no preparation time.  The main impression shown was the symbiont's passion for Beverly.
  4. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Back for good...   

    We left everything where it was so you could find it.  Just needs a little dusting.
  5. Mutai Sho-Rin added a topic in Science & Technology   

    Falcon 9 Breakfast Surprise
    We got together with our daughters and their husband/partner over the weekend to celebrate a belated Christmas at a rented AirBNB house in Lompoc, CA.  Enjoyed a late breakfast Saturday morning and were just sitting and talking when, a few minutes before 10:00, the end of the world began.  Well, not really.  Turns out the house was just a few miles from Vandenberg Air Force Base and a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched carrying a payloads pf 10 Iridium communication satellites into polar orbit.  We didn't know it was scheduled.  We ran outside though and watched the rocket climb away and could hear the engines for more than 1 1/2 minutes.  I've always wanted to experience a rocket launch and now I can check that off my bucket list.
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  6. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Brannon Braga Comments on VOY/ENT   

    Title edited for clarity.
  7. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Which (older) non-Trek tv shows impressed you?   

    Reading all the lists and commentary serves to highlight how little episodic television I have actually watched outside of the Trek universe.  Here is about all that comes to mind
    Babylon 5 - still my favorite series of all time
    The West Wing - watched on Netflix within the last 5 years and really enjoyed the whole ride.
    Star Talk - Neil DeGrasse Tyson's TV show on National Geographic
    The Colbert Report - continuously brilliant satire by Stephen Colbert
    The Late Show - Latter day Colbert
    Rachel Maddow - progressive political commentary.  I actually stopped watching within the last couple of years because of her irritating repetitiveness.
    Twilight Zone - still haven't seen all episodes
    Grace and Frankie - current Netflix series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
    There may be more but nothing leaps off the keyboard.
  8. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Merry Christmas   

    Best wishes for the holiday season, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Solstice or whatever you may celebrate.  Then comes the New year and hopes and fears for everybody.
  9. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Festive greetings   

    Welcome home, Madam.  Yep, most of the regular suspects are still around in various degrees.  Like you, I found Garak to be one of the most intriguing characters on DS9.  He could light up any episode in which he appeared.  You'll find a wide range of opinion regarding the new movies as well as expectations for Discovery.  Don't let the doubters drag you down.
  10. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Fantastic TOS poster!   

    Here's the irony.  I have that poster as an enormous JPG on my computer (14+ MB) and I've had it for years.  Got it at no cost somewhere along the line but can't remember how.  It is really well done.
  11. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Happy Birthday to me!   

    24!  Damn, I can't even remember 24.  Make it a good one.
  12. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Bryan Fuller - News on the New Show   

    Unnecessary remark.  Gus has as much right to post his thoughts as anyone else, besides, there are newbies who might not be aware og his history.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.