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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    Orange, CA USA
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  • 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. Tell a Star Trek Story in Six Words.

    [Don't know how I missed this 3 years ago.] Enterprise warp core, made from eggshells.
  2. The Maybe-Im-Willing-to-Give-Enterprise-a-Second-Look Thread

    Best advice I can offer is to ignore everybody's advice. A Night In Sickbay is one of my favorite episodes if you let it be played for humor as intended. To each his (her) own.
  3. Episode 1.11 "The Wolf Inside" Discussion Thread

    One thing not yet mentioned is another great performance by Mary Wiseman as Tilly the spore/medical engineer. We have timid Tilly, brilliant Tilley and certified badass Tilley all in two episodes. IMHO, she's the breakout performer at this point.
  4. Episode 1.10 “Despite Yourself” Discussion Thread

    Finally watched the episode last night (busy week and sick wife) and enjoyed it more than I expected to. Mary Wiseman really shined in her Captain Tilly guise and the fate of Ash, the Doc and Stammets will keep me glued to the screen for future episodes.
  5. The Orville

    Thing is, I've known a few "LaMarr-alikes" in both university and occupational settings who hid their intellectual prowess under a cover of prankish stupidity. I bought the story completely. The only hard part was that nobody knew. As an aside, I have a copy of Flatland and the minute the two-dimensional universe was mentioned, I told my wife about it so when Mercer mentioned it, I literally shouted out loud.
  6. The Orville

    The last two episodes, Firestorm and New Dimensions were both solid sci-fi and excellent character development. If the show continues to show this kind of growth and complexity, I’ll certainly be a fan.
  7. Star Trek: Discovery occurs in an alternate universe

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ He said "bite the phaser". Snicker!
  8. Episode 1.8: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” Discussion Thread

    I got a real sense of Avatar from the planet and it’s beings. The transmitter even reminded me of Home Tree in a metaphorical sense.
  9. The Orville

    Ummmm - Orville, anyone???
  10. Stranger Things - Spoilers?

    This is a complete out-of-left-field comment, but... Last night, I attended the Annual awards gala for Chapman University in our town of Orange, CA. There were two honorees: The Fowler family, notable for endowments to Chapman now in excess of $100,000,000 (yes, 100 Million) The Duffer brothers, 2007 graduates in film technologies for their creation and direction of Stranger Things. There was an awful lot of big money cruising around campus last night.
  11. The Orville

    Into the Fold was a strong character episode for Dr. Claire Finn and Isaac who owned the majority of the screen time. The Jr. High humor was at a very minimum in scenes back on the shop, not involving the two main characters. Isaac is obviously meant to be the show's Data analog and Claire is a generic responsible adult in the crew, but well played by PJJ. Still liking the show more than I wanted to.
  12. The Orville

    I must confess, I actually wanted The Orville to suck because I don't personally care for McFarlane's brand of Jr. High humor. That said, some of the episodes have been very good and Majority Rule was brilliant. As you guys above me have said, the parallel to our social media situation rang true on so many levels including food safety, GMO fears and popularity vs competence in almost everything. I had already watched it alone before seeing it again with the Lady Sho-Rin. Her reactions were very strong indicating that she was totally engaged with the story and its subtle horrors. 9,999,996.
  13. Another Visual from Another Show

    When discovery goes Black Alert and engages the spore drive, the outer hull ring rotates counter-clockwise like a turntable then the whole ship rotates rapidly around its longitudinal axis. Anybody else see a similarity to the machine in Contact? Those rings had masses circling the circumference, then the rings themselves began to spin as well. Interesting similarity IMHO.
  14. Digital Copy for PLEX Server

    OK, I have no idea what you're talking about or why it is in this particular forum. what do you really want to know?
  15. The Sir Patrick Stewart Topic

    Nice Panamera too.