Mutai Sho-Rin

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  1. The Sir Patrick Stewart Topic

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ He certainly is a dapper old dude. On the other hand...
  2. Your overall impression after season 1

    I don't give a flying flip about either supposed "canon" or "continuity". Each series stands alone for me and doesn't have to stick to minutia from previous series. Given that, I thought Discovery was excellent, easily the best structured first Trek season ever. I liked all of the major characters and found Saru and Tilly to be my personal breakout favorites. Burnham is also a personal favorite and her development in S1 leaves a ton of room for continuing seasons. S1 left me hungry for more.
  3. Favorites in "Star Trek: Discovery" Season 1 (Spoilers Included)

    She is Airiam. I'm expecting her story to come to the front in Season 2.
  4. The Orville

    Ummmmm... If someone has never seen Star Trek, or any other SF TV for that matter, The Orville might be more fun. Plus + They have seat belts. Minuses- Almost every other derivative moment - AND - a penis joke in the first 6 minutes. I'm not a fan of Seth McFarlane so IO was expecting his level of sophomoric humor but the plot(?) was so lacking in originality that it was painful. I've got it set to DVR and I'll give it another couple of tries but I don't anticipate a long term relationship.
  5. Greetings

    Plug in your guitar and post away.
  6. Greetings and salutations

    Welcome to the party. I'm bending my brain figuring out everything odd about your clock avatar and finally decided it is from the Mirror Universe. Since things are inverted there, I think I'll call you -_-.
  7. Falcon Heavy did it!!!!!

    Unfortunately the center booster crashed into the drone ship but everything else was spectacular. That’s one bad-ass booster.
  8. Is it time to give up on Discovery? (Spoilers)

    Maybe the outlier here but I don't give a damn about supposed "canon". For me, Discovery is telling a great story with huge twists and surprises and real character development and I'm here to stay.
  9. Voyager"s planetary landing

    I had the same thought for a couple of seconds then decided they were only to stabilize the ship in contact with the ground and not to hold its entire mass.
  10. The Sylvia Tilly Appreciation Thread...

    Finally got the chance last night to view Ep. #12 along with thee Lady Sho-Rin. I really liked it but she is put off by the amount and graphic nature of the violence. We both agree, however, that it "Needs more Tilly."
  11. The Sylvia Tilly Appreciation Thread...

    I haven't yet watched the latest episode so I don't know what she might have done there but I join you in your Tilley-fest. Mary Wiseman has appeared on "After Trek" a couple of times and adds some further depth to the character she is realizing for us. The sequences where she has to act as Captain are simply acting gold. As I said in the episode thread, "Need more Tilly!"
  12. Episode 1.12 "Vaulting Ambition" Discussion Thread

    Needs more Tilly!
  13. Tell a Star Trek Story in Six Words.

    [Don't know how I missed this 3 years ago.] Enterprise warp core, made from eggshells.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Star Trek: Discovery occurs in an alternate universe

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ He said "bite the phaser". Snicker!
  20. 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.
  21. The Orville

    Ummmm - Orville, anyone???
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.