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In some ways TNG was Gene's way to reinvent Star Trek but in some ways it was the way he wanted to do it from the beginning. TNG seems to have more in common with the original pilot than the official series. Star Wars itself was a reinvention of the original Sat. morning serials that were seen in the 30's and 40's and Indiana Jones the same thing. Personally I'm looking forward to see what JJ does with it. "Reinventions" have been done a lot before in other mediums like plays for example. We seem to have no problem seeing plays done by other actors or done in a different setting. i.e. Shakespeare done in a WW setting, etc. It seems as if Trek's canon has been taken too seriously to a point that it has stifled storytelling. Let's see what's out there!
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In some ways TNG was Gene's way to reinvent Star Trek but in some ways it was the way he wanted to do it from the beginning. TNG seems to have more in common with the original pilot than the official series. Star Wars itself was a reinvention of the original Sat. morning serials that were seen in the 30's and 40's and Indiana Jones the same thing. Personally I'm looking forward to see what JJ does with it. "Reinventions" have been done a lot before in other mediums like plays for example. We seem to have no problem seeing plays done by other actors or done in a different setting. i.e. Shakespeare done in a WW setting, etc. It seems as if Trek's canon has been taken too seriously to a point that it has stifled storytelling. Let's see what's out there!
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Actually by working at home I avoid the temptations of going to fast food places for lunch time fix.
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I'm not feeling well either dude. I've got a fever for the second day in a row. I need more cowbell.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2008 on is there anyone home? at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm not feeling well either dude. I've got a fever for the second day in a row. I need more cowbell.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2008 on is there anyone home? at WWdN: In Exile
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I heard back in the 80's they were talks of a Trek/Who crossover but they could have just been the ramblings of fan of both shows. The first shows I watched were the Tom Baker shows on my public TV station (actually it was the neighboring states public TV (North Carolina Public TV). In fact I think Genesis may have been one of the first I saw! The series repeated a time or two before I saw Davidson. I always thought the watcher was the oddest thing. I watch Colin Baker as I accepted every actor playing the doctor as part of the story but Colin's doctor was not my favorite, especially with the silly outfit. I'm really enjoying the current revival and think Tennant really captures who the Doctor is. He seems to have a bits of Davidson, Tom Baker, Trougton and McCoy.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2007 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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I heard back in the 80's they were talks of a Trek/Who crossover but they could have just been the ramblings of fan of both shows. The first shows I watched were the Tom Baker shows on my public TV station (actually it was the neighboring states public TV (North Carolina Public TV). In fact I think Genesis may have been one of the first I saw! The series repeated a time or two before I saw Davidson. I always thought the watcher was the oddest thing. I watch Colin Baker as I accepted every actor playing the doctor as part of the story but Colin's doctor was not my favorite, especially with the silly outfit. I'm really enjoying the current revival and think Tennant really captures who the Doctor is. He seems to have a bits of Davidson, Tom Baker, Trougton and McCoy.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2007 on genesis of the daleks at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm a pretty low key guy deep down and I've never gone to a Trek convention and dressed up but if I did it would be as a Klingon to the fullest with full make-up, teeth, weapons, etc. I'd also love to have a batleth hanging over my fireplace. The funny thing is my wife has expressed similar desires. Hmm.. we are due for a home decoration.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2007 on klingons crossing the delaware at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm a pretty low key guy deep down and I've never gone to a Trek convention and dressed up but if I did it would be as a Klingon to the fullest with full make-up, teeth, weapons, etc. I'd also love to have a batleth hanging over my fireplace. The funny thing is my wife has expressed similar desires. Hmm.. we are due for a home decoration.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2007 on klingons crossing the delaware at WWdN: In Exile
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I thought the whole point of warp drive was to act as sort of a cheat against FTL travel by creating a "bubble" universe around the ship. Breaking the sound barrier doesn't do anything like that. I look at the show where your "mother" aka Beverly existed in a seperate tiny bubble universe (maybe the universe of the traditional warp bubble itself) was produced or rather spawned seperately from the mind of person. Sort of like the way you stopped time in the last official episode you were in. Maybe that is why Q is so concerned about Humanity is humanity one day harnesses warp technologies with their mind instead of with ships that use matter/anti-matter controled explosions. Barclay may have even used a similar "tech" in the Nth degree. When you look at it then Internet sort of breaks the rules of traditional communication by essentially sending our communication through the crude "transporter beam" of TCP/IP. i.e. breaking all of the messages, files, etc. into packets.
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I thought the whole point of warp drive was to act as sort of a cheat against FTL travel by creating a "bubble" universe around the ship. Breaking the sound barrier doesn't do anything like that. I look at the show where your "mother" aka Beverly existed in a seperate tiny bubble universe (maybe the universe of the traditional warp bubble itself) was produced or rather spawned seperately from the mind of person. Sort of like the way you stopped time in the last official episode you were in. Maybe that is why Q is so concerned about Humanity is humanity one day harnesses warp technologies with their mind instead of with ships that use matter/anti-matter controled explosions. Barclay may have even used a similar "tech" in the Nth degree. When you look at it then Internet sort of breaks the rules of traditional communication by essentially sending our communication through the crude "transporter beam" of TCP/IP. i.e. breaking all of the messages, files, etc. into packets.
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I just want to clarify and say that I do stand by my comments about the media but I also think they were unwise to say the least. I was mainly commenting on the media reaction and wording.
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I just want to clarify and say that I do stand by my comments about the media but I also think they were unwise to say the least. I was mainly commenting on the media reaction and wording.
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I totally agree. I saw the story on the news and was scratching my head at the fear caused by flashing light character thingies. A hobby I have been involved in, Geocaching which I discovered when I was involved with viral marketing campaign associated with the video game, Uru. The more and more I watch the news media the more I am shocked at their stupidity. For a long time I though a lot of them were just playing the "dumb guy" but it's appearing to be more and more a reality and less of an act. If anyone should be a literal student of current events and culture it's those who work in the news media but instead they are not students but more often than not come across as "blank slates".
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I totally agree. I saw the story on the news and was scratching my head at the fear caused by flashing light character thingies. A hobby I have been involved in, Geocaching which I discovered when I was involved with viral marketing campaign associated with the video game, Uru. The more and more I watch the news media the more I am shocked at their stupidity. For a long time I though a lot of them were just playing the "dumb guy" but it's appearing to be more and more a reality and less of an act. If anyone should be a literal student of current events and culture it's those who work in the news media but instead they are not students but more often than not come across as "blank slates".
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