InterestsThe 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.