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Watch out for the nerd rage!

It appears no one cared.

I can't believe they tried to paint Rose leaving from nerd outrage when she left for safety reasons, you know, almost breaking her back.

Supergirl this season, was OK, sort of participation award kind of way. It was really direction less and threw Lena under the bus, that wasn't Lena. Very little Kara. Ended in a wet fart. Still better than the dumpster fire of last season(4). What were they even thinking.

Legends was good. **** it, lets just have fun.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: August 02, 2020, 07:02:44 PM »
Wait, nickmitch, you don't know about the Superman Moustache?

They have redressed it so often it would be weird not to notice it's the same set. An entire season was a bottle show on that set.

The "Battle Arena" of two white boxes was on the space station thing that was somehow also the light house in the far future!? Ughh what a horrific season, literally better off if they didn't make it. They had staged play not TV money.

My problem with Mac is he isn't much of a leader. His lingering freak out over angles and demons last season really put me off. Like, how many years at SHIELD now? Steadfast wouldn't be the word I would use, obstinate with non-plans, events out running him, out played, getting undermined, usually by Daisy as the team does its thing. They know what to do, yet he tells them what to do like he doesn't trust them. Add on top he got the job because Daisy turned it down displaying of leadership that made her first choice. Coulson's return really put a nail into a coffin. Mac comes off like baggage with muscles stuck on an airport conveyor belt.

Agents of Shield is back if anyone still cares. Was enjoyable. Mac is really cheesing me off. Why did they make him Director again? Last season has been so long ago I had to rack my brain. Deak is cool, promoted from git. The suffering of Fritz Simmons continues unabated. Coulson is back to being cool. Premise for the season is intriguing.

Oh boy, here we go...Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.

I think I watched this. Had to double check. John and Zatanna are always top shelf although not her best incarnation. I am right with you on the new 52 or whatever. Just bad.

Harley Quinn has continued to slaughter every sacred cow with ever humorous gusto. Shots fired at Disney via Little Mermaid. I died with the invisible plane. Gordon is new level badass and bat **** insane. Poor Batgirl with no one listening to her. Not a single bad episode yet.

Legends is humming along nicely, ever more embracing the weird and fun with strong character moments.

Supergirl season was all over the place and the finale was a wet fart. Lex is a bastard. SG was constantly on the back foot and ineffective as a reporter. Lena got reduced to this dumb emotional mess, you're better than this girl. Brainy is just dumb, dumb. John was muscle taking SG's job. The new reporter is sort of cool but steals Kara's job. Kara is playing second fiddle to her own show.

I have no dog with the DC movies. Really enjoy the parody cuts. Don't care for Synder although I would take him or anyone imaginable over J 'Dumpster fire' J.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 18, 2020, 04:49:33 PM »
Was what was in Picard the Federation or just something with it's name? You make the claim of this core optimism but it has none. Despite being in a existential galactic war I would chose to live in DS9 that rather than Picard. In DS9 there is a Federation to fight for and I wouldn't have to put up with Fox News.

I miss Stargate. Lots of fun. Even SGU was starting to lighten up. That web/mini series was pretty good.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 18, 2020, 04:57:28 AM »
Feel free to make an actual counter argument.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 18, 2020, 04:19:02 AM »
You... you haven't watched Picard or actually know anything about it do you.. There is no excuse to what they did in Picard.

Pale Moonlight is good as it is a extremely well written powerful character driven episode exploring that moral space rather than the whole Federation becoming this crapsack world where FOX news somehow exists. There is this massive lead up, it isn't there for shock value. The Federation is losing and I have to sell my soul to save it not just materially but it's soul as well. I consume this sin, drink freely from this poisoned chalice so the Federation ideals can continue.

Every time someone throws out DS9 to justify Kurtzman, everything post 2009, I only see someone who never understood why DS9 worked. Rich actually addresses part of this straight afterwards. To add to that, despite the grittiness, the hope of that future is still there. I think it's something of a mistake to call it gritty, more a sense of adventure, being on the edge of known space where your ideals are tested against others. The crew continues to carry those ideals in this dirty environment, that hope. They get called out on it by Quark among many other characters with their ideals, ideals that are valid from their perspective. Nog and Rom, polar opposites embraces and sacrifices for them in the face of the strongest protests.

It's not that the Federation is false. DS9 acknowledges that it's not something that is achieved, it is a continued work, requiring maintenance and protection. Much like the rights we enjoy today we have to be vigilant to those who seek to tear them down whether they be worker, race, health or sexual rights.

Picard doesn't even pay lip service to that. Every little thing it brings up is twisted, misconstrue, exploits, then abandoned to fake progressive credentials. It undermines itself at every turn and it is sickening to think Picard somehow represents the Trek ideals or progressiveness when it doesn't. The same goes for STD and no doubt Pike.

That is not even touching on to how god awfully written it is even if you were to excuse the whole "Trek" thing. Look at this, how is this level of writing acceptable:

If that is not written by a hack I don't know what is. Something as basic as blowing something up.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 18, 2020, 02:33:44 AM »

19:15 - 20:15

Rich Evans nailed as always. I actual tear up a little. "Stop shitting on Star Trek man".

Youtube automatic transcribe so it's a bit off:

Star Trek has always done political

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analogies let's talk about that but they

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have done it in a way

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they did it in a way where you still had

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your optimistic future I always I always

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loved that optimistic future about Star

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Trek I always have my favorite fucking

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moment in Star Trek I don't I've told

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we've done like five of these Star Trek

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reviews stop me if I've talked about

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this before but this the Abraham Lincoln

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space episode as corny as that is but

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you have Abraham Lincoln other bridge

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the enterprise and he uses an outdated

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offensive term a charming negress to her

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horror to her and and Lincoln even even

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faked space Lincoln being a kind man

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looks to her and apologizes Oh forgive

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me my dear I know that in my time some

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use that term as a description of

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property and a hora is utterly confused

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by this for a moment and then she

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realizes what happened and she laughs

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and it's a beautiful fucking moment

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because starts the Federation humanity

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is so good in the future racism is so

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dead she doesn't even know to be

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offended by that the foolishness of my

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century had me apologizing where no

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offense was given we've each learned to

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be delighted with what we are and it's

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it's such a thing of the past that it's

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forgotten it's completely it's

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completely forgotten about it's this

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wonderful bright vision of a humanity

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that that made it it's something we can

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look forward to it since fucking it's

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inspiring to me and now we're coming

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along and they're a bunch of fuckin

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fuckin xenophobes and racist and ****

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bad **** that stop **** that Star Trek

Clearly the CIA is spreading conspiracy theories, again, after their newest bay of pigs plot was foiled.
Funny you mention the bay of pigs.
That new Jagged Alliance 3 game is getting too real.

Don't hire ex-Trump employees. The BellingCat investigation is much better, cutting through a ton of nonsense. It's currently at part 2.

The revolution will be televised.

The contract’s Attachments D and J mention embedding “media teams at all stages of the operation to record documentary style footage”, while Attachment J gives the signers of the document first right of refusal for all attempts to purchase copyrighted material related to the operation

While there is no evidence that the RCGS Resolute was in any way involved in “Operación Gedeón”, the Venezuelan government’s statements following the sinking of the Naiguatá suggest that they were on high alert for a seaborne incursion into Venezuela by one or more small teams of mercenaries.

I goddamn love Bain. His prison is just something else.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Wars Fanhouse, Chewie, we're home!
« on: May 17, 2020, 05:28:21 PM »
Boba Fett wouldn't have so many problems if he could find someone to cook him some eggs.

Bad feelings about season 2 now that the executives have their eyes on it.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 17, 2020, 05:14:50 PM »
Speaking of bait, how was Picard? There sure was an unspeakable amount of excitement! Such quality! Surely they won't destroy such an iconic character? right? RIGHT!?

It's ok, you can say where it bad touch you. People finally accepted that for Star Wars.

On the bright side we will get another year of entertaining leaks.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 17, 2020, 12:35:38 PM »
You are going to be so disappointed.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:54:29 AM »
You are comparing Trailers to Posters. That is out of scope.

Also of course they are going to show the action bit in a trailer. If there is comedic violence in a comedy they are going to show that. Trailers can run an arbitrary amount of time so out of sheer probability you are going to have some violence. Even Orville Trailer plays to this.

You wouldn't blink an eye to the action shown to old Trek you knew it wasn't hapless pewpew BOOM kill everything. Team pewpew is nothing but pewpew and has yet to prove themselves otherwise. How many episodes, body count, how many different series does it take to show Trek is nothing but a marketing label to them? Nobody would read anything into the gun if not for the expectations they themselves built up.

Hence Face Eating Leopard Party.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:46:15 AM »
Ran your little poster experiment. Well what do you know! The posters reflect what is in the movie! It's like they are related. Lets make it fun.

Contain violence?

Khan: Yes
Spock: Yes
Voyage home: No
Final: No (People on horse violent?)
Undiscovered: Yes

The marketing media is inextricably interlinked as they are there to see the contents. So yeah, meta Checkov's gun.

Lets continue.

Generations: No
First Contact: No (Resistance is Futile and ominous count?)
Insurrection: No (Evil face?)
Nemesis: Yes (Knife)

2009: 50/50 First poster isn't, Violent poster is on first row on google search
Darkness: Yes
Beyond: Yes

Then add team pew pew body of work and the conclusion is foregone. It's like you are telling me Michael Bay isn't going to do explosions when there clearly is an explosion on the poster. Come. on.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 17, 2020, 03:08:21 AM »
So you are telling me to ignore the gun in the very first bit of media we get from a team that is infamous for pewpew. There is a Face Eating Leopard Party you might be interested in voting for.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 16, 2020, 05:01:21 PM »
Wrong war Spak Spang.

The Eugenics War is pre-warp Earth. It's Khan's origin story, a story already told. No aliens, no Federation. The Federation wasn't really a thing till the end of Enterprise. The only reason to touch it is if you have a death pewpew boner which the current "Creators" have a very hard one for. iirc that is not WW3 that leads to First Contact.

It's a bad idea to go there not because of the subject matter, it's another prequel based off a handful of lines. They have a very high difficulty and the current team sure as hell can't make it work. The Clairece Sterling pilot is said to be super bad and you know all the unending dire af "Trek".

I do not know where they got the money from for Pike. Viacom is facing serious debt issues which would have been manageable for not the Chinese nasty. CBS All Access is facing a heavy duty retooling/re-branding very soon possibly dumping Pike into Limbo. Maybe this is another Star Wars situation with someone going on a fishing expedition. No way they are getting money from Viacom. Who is the sucker this time?

Oh for those thinking this is some sort of return to Trek, Pike is holding a gun. We come in peace shoot to kill.

Movies & TV / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:02:35 AM »
lol Kurtzman and Goldsman. Abandon all hope who ye enter.

Pike is an example of mediocrity going a long way in a dumpster fire. It's DOA even if actually gets made. Announcing is cheap.

TalkBack / Re: Tharsis (Switch) Review
« on: April 18, 2020, 03:54:57 AM »
There doesn't seem to be any clamping as to how random it is. When I played it on PC it would be more than happy to throw impossible levels of damage. You can have perfect play, the best dice rolls, the best cards but if the RNG wants you dead there is nothing you can do.

It's the nature of these dice games if it doesn't contain enough player influenced elements or to hedge bets. You're either threading a needle or it's cake.

Day to day imperial units annoy me as they are relics that just won't go away. If you have a group that has a traditional measurement you want to keep to yourself ok, but the outside is metric. I am especially annoyed when watching something online and they would use imperial units without a metric conversion anywhere. It is especially bad with Fahrenheit as that is just nonsense shameful unit of measurement.

There are very useful specific exceptions for marine and aviation though.

That said selling by diagonal is in itself dumb and smart. The average peep would be durrr, 50 inch/cm TV please. 50 inches/cm is near meaningless without the aspect ratio. It's not technically useful but great for marketing.

Unfortunately yes, TVs are still "Sold" in diagonal inches as are monitors, easier to market and too much inertia.  However every other metric is in metric.

that's why you invite over all your friends, family and neighbors, at $5 a head, and now the movie is making you money /$
Plague parties!

Just watch the cartoon show which is actually good.

I wouldn't say they threw out all the expectations as people expect to see a Joker rather than someone called Joker. Hamill, Nicholson, Caesar and Ledger Joker are very different but no one argues over their legitimacy. If Joaquin couldn't legitimise his take the rest of the movie doesn't matter. Leto fucked that up and has been disavowed.

Which causes a problem for BoP. HQ can't "Free" herself if Joker isn't the antagonist. HQ show has Joker as an antagonist but she isn't free at the end of the first episode. It's an ongoing arc where she continues to be abused making every step towards freedom that much sweeter. If you can't get Joker dump the freedom angle by having an adventure during one of those "Mister J told me to **** off" periods.

The lack of Poison Ivy is a death blow for fans of HQ's "Emancipation". The creators had no idea where they were going understanding only the most shallow aspects of HQ's deep mental issues.

That's not really who Huntress is based on my limited knowledge. She is meant to be a willing to kill version of Batman, she wouldn't give a damn about the diamond other than a way to track down the murderers. The other characters have the same issue where they are illegitimate, couldn't sell this version of them, a common complaint.

It has the same issue of SS with too many characters but at least SS didn't **** around getting them together so they can interact.

It doesn't work for the fans. Causals has zero hype. Being effectively a sequel to SS poisoned it. The R rating is underutilised. It chases Deadpool without understanding why it worked. It doesn't understand HQ freeing her too early instead at the end making it an abandoned arc.

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