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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Mutai Sho-Rin's Activity

  1. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Hi!   

    Welcome aboard and have fun here.  Lots of things to enjoy and get involved in.
  2. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Where is the Turnip Section?   

    I voted for a rutabaga section but got shot down as well.
  3. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic U.S. Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage nationwide   

    I just posted the same news in the KM forum. Late to the party, I know, but I'll leave it there. THIS forum truly IS where it belongs.
  4. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic The [quote] system   

    I can't get the quote system to work at all. I click Quote and nothing happens.
  5. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Happy Birthday Mutai!   

    Thanks for the kind wishes, folks. Though ancient by young folks' standards, old Mutai is a tough old bird able to knock off 50+ miles on a Trek bicycle with only water and a stop at White Castle for some Sliders (local foodie phenomenon). Very happy to now be able to say "Next birthday, I'll be SEVENTY!"
  6. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Happy Birthday Mutai!   

    Yep, as Paul Simon sang, "Another year hung on the line." As of today, I can honestly start saying "Next birthday, I'll be 70." Looking forward to it.
  7. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Board Policy Question   

    Dead horse. Stop beating it.
  8. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic All New Members - Post a Reply Here!   

    OK, SpockST, are you challenging my position as the official Omega Sector geezer??? I'll be 69 on May three and you've got to be somewhere in that range. In any event, fellow AARP candidate, welcome to the board.
  9. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Star Trek: Voyager fan or not?   

    I watched most (but not all) of Voyager in first run. I started with high hopes but soon became somewhat disenchanted, mostly because of Janeway. Somehow, I rarely saw the character and just saw an actor hitting her mark and delivering her lines with almost mechanical body language and facial expression. Yes, Harry Kim was a bit boring and the Kazon had really ugly hair but the captain was the weakest link. Jerri Ryan's 7 of 9 somewhat rescued the show (and I believe the character would have been compelling even if played by a less attractive actress).

    I am now midway through Season 2 on a Netflix rewatch and fid myself coming to the same conclusions. I really like the EMH and find both Neelix and Kes to be more enjoyable than I remember but Janeway still misses the mark.
  10. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic I love this place   

    There's a lot to see and read here. Don't miss the photo archives available off the Trek Core main page.
  11. Mutai Sho-Rin added a topic in Trek General   

    An Insightful Article about Nimoy/Spock
    This is from The Progressive Interfaith Alliance, not the most likely source for such a reflection.

    Live Long and Prosper ...

    Today’s article is dedicated to Leonard Nimoy who at the age of 83 passed away this week. Now you may be asking of all the people of who have died: “why dedicate an article to Leonard Nimoy?” There are lots of celebrity deaths right? Well Leonard Nimoy was more than just a celebrity. He was also a philanthropist who was dedicated to equal rights. He and the character he created in Mr Spock are cultural icons that gave voice to the oppressed. He is quoted as saying: “I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful - collecting these shards of spirituality - that we maybe helping to bring about healing.”

    Nimoy is best known for his role as Mr Spock from Star Trek. In 1966 in this role as Spock, Nimoy gave life to a character that epitomizes the person that PIA aims to serve. Mr Spock was biracial (species), misunderstood, bullied, and ostracized by his community because of who he was born to be. His journey to self realization came as a result of being invited to leadership in his community with the condition that he is asked to deny his true self. It is at this point that he leaves his biological family and community behind and begins a voyage of self discovery. On this voyage he moves to the “big city,” forms a new family of choice, and engages the world around him with a sense of compassion, logic, and equality. Through out this voyage as he struggles with his own identity and each time he is challenged with his own “beingness” he not only comes to a personal realization about himself but also uses this new found realization to make positive change in the world.

    In the REAL world Nimoy was dedicated to changing the world as well. He and his wife Susan dedicated their time and money supporting children in poverty, arts in schools, marriage equality, supported women fighting glass ceilings, and addiction recovery to name a few. He celebrated his Jewish faith. He understood that “logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” He has now passed the torch of playing Spock to Zachary Quinto making Quinto the first openly gay action hero.

    Thank you to both Mr Nimoy and Mr Spock for reminding us that: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or of the one.”

    In Service,

    Your Steering Committee
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  12. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Leonard Nimoy dies at 83   

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ That one is brilliantly done.
  13. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Maurice Hurley (1939 -n2015) RIP   

    Shades of Grey, fine. FIFTY Shades of Grey, not so much. Welcome to the board and thank you for your powerful personal story in the Leonard Nimoy thread.
  14. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic Cardassian (Actors) Appreciation   

    Having just finished the 7 years on New Years Eve, I have to agree with the whole statement. All the actors delivered believable characters that you loved to hate (or love) as the situation required.

    Here's something I proposed at the TrekBBS site.

    Is Dukat the REAL star of DS9???

    While there are many threads devoted to Dukat, his evil and his evolution, can an argument be made that Mark Alaimo's character is the real star of the series. When he is in an episode, he can stand toe-to-toe with every actor in any scene. When not in an ep, his actions hang over most eps like a solar eclipse. I am about halfway through season 7 now and this feeling has been growing since the first episode. I remember how he finally evolves at the end of the series from my first-run watching and I'm curious to see how I will respond this time. I really didn't like it back then.

    I followed up with this.

    I finally finished DS9 with a 6 episode mini-binge on New Years Eve. In the final episode, it is made clear that the "Prophets" caused Cisco to be created for the exclusive purpose of throwing Gul Dukat into the fire caves along with the book of the wraiths. IMO, that further supports a notion that Dukat was the real star of the show. No, I'm not going to run a lengthy battle to defend this point of view, in fact, I clearly acknowledge that the main characters were the real meat of the show. It is just that Dukat was the alpha and the omega of the story and I think Mark Alaimo did a great job bring him to life.

    Any thoughts, Niners?
  15. Mutai Sho-Rin added a post in a topic ENTERPRISE Fourth Season Revisited   

    ENT is my #2 Trek series, just a smidge behind TNG. If it had lasted another year or three, it might have taken over first place. (That said, Babylon 5 is still my overall #1 series of all time.