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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:27 pm 
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Talk about binge watching, the Navy theater at North Island is showing the first six episodes of Star Wars[/] starting at 9 am in serial order. [i]Episode I - The Phantom Menace is the first movie and the last is Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi. In between Episode III and Episode IV, they'll have a Star Wars costume contest.

I like Star Wars, not so much the first three episodes, but that would be too much for me to sit through.

BTW, admission at the Navy theaters is free.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:00 pm 
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That's not binge watching by Navy standards Number6.

Binge watching by Navy standards is watching all 214 episodes of Stargate SG-1 in seven days. Seals in four days.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:55 pm 
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Whattyathink?

Knock it off and get back to work?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:59 pm 
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Star Trek TNG is one of my all time favorite shows! I'm dating myself here, but I own all seasons on VHS. :shock:

That may have been the last show I binge watched.

I was able to borrow the VHS tapes from a friend who owned all of them, though this was just before the last season aired, so didn't get to include that one in the binge. Darn.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:35 pm 
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I never got into STNG. The only reason why I got to seer the pilot was the fact we were on our Citizenship weekend in Battleschool, and therefore were in London, ON to visit the Regimental museum. We were given a bit of slack in the evenings. I was so appalled at the cheesy cliches that I never watched it ever again. I caught episodes here and there, but was always turned off by it.

Now, Babylon 5, now THERE was a more plausible future.

Battlestar Galactica (the new series) was better than both.

This past week I've been watching Dr. Who episodes from the '60s and '70s.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:52 pm 
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i may be doing more than binging, i may have stepped into a different world. :rw) :rw)
im watching a very long series :rw) with plenty of seasons and ill prolly get thru half
of them by the time this holiday deal is compete.

its all im watching besides weather channel.


Next week, or the week after that, I'll have a weather station online and reporting to the weather channel. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:02 am 
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I binge watched the Canal+ series Borgia over the course of a couple days. That's not the Showtime series starring Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI, but another series with John Doman as Alexander. That was considerably grittier and a more realistic portrayal of late 15th / early 16th century Rome than the Showtime series - which had its sharper edges dulled for 21st century sensibilities.

My brother in law - who stayed in St. Louis due to my feline niece Maggie being sick - went and watched Episodes I through VI one day when he wasn't doing anything else.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:50 am 
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One of William Shatner's first appearances was on the Twilight Zone.

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"Nightmare at 20,000 feet"; he's the only one who can see a monster on the wing of the plane. They remade that segment for the Twilight Zone movie.

As you may recall, some of the crew for the movie did, in fact, die in a helicopter crash.



No it wasn't one of his first. Not even close. He had already worked extensively - Kaiser Hour, Hitchcock, Kraft Theatre, Studio One, etc. - on TV in the 50's. He did a year as Ranger Bob on "Howdey Doody" in the early 50's. Had a solid part in the movie "the Brothers Karamazov" , he was a brother. Also had a nice part in one of the finest movies ever made, "Judgement at Nuremberg". He got to be part of "The Twilight Zone" because he was well known and experienced in TV circles.


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No it wasn't one of his first. Not even close. He had already worked extensively - Kaiser Hour, Hitchcock, Kraft Theatre, Studio One, etc. - on TV in the 50's. He did a year as Ranger Bob on "Howdey Doody" in the early 50's. Had a solid part in the movie "the Brothers Karamazov" , he was a brother. Also had a nice part in one of the finest movies ever made, "Judgement at Nuremberg". He got to be part of "The Twilight Zone" because he was well known and experienced in TV circles.

Wow, pretty cool historical overview.

Though, you probably also realize that ultimately it is likely that Shatner will be perceived somewhat negatively by many liberals, in spite of his role as Captain Kirk.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:48 am 
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That may have been the last show I binge watched.

I was able to borrow the VHS tapes from a friend who owned all of them, though this was just before the last season aired, so didn't get to include that one in the binge. Darn.


Season 7 had a mixed bag of some of the best and some of the worst episodes. The stinkers include "Sub Rosa," "Masks," and "Genesis."

If you have Netflix, check out "Pegasus," "Lower Decks," and "Preemptive Strike."

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My blog: (for those interested in TNG)

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I did it again!

Yesterday, I watched 8 (yes, 8) episodes of "Jessica Jones." I'll finish it this evening, after I get shit done. :rw)

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I fired Netflix up and have now watched two and a half episodes of Dark Matter. By halfway through the first episode I found that I had this feeling that the character Number 3 was "Jayne" from the Firefly. And it seems like Number 5 was being both Kaylee and River Tam. It seemed like Number 4 was Shepherd Book. And Number 6 was Hoban.

Once I had noticed all that, I noticed that Number 1 appears to be Malcomish, and Number 2 appears to be being both Zoe and Inara. And it appears that Zoe is no longer married to Hoban.

And It also appears like Wil Wheaton is OK with all of this, so I guess it is OK. I like the show insofar as that goes. I would describe this show as a Space Western. That is how Firefly was described.

That Space Western part explains why there is noise in outer space. And I wouldn't describe it as a show where the science part is OK. There is no science part, it is a Space Western. Before this show is though I wouldn't be surprised to see some cows being hauled around in that spaceship.

Cows naturally heighten any funny situation.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:34 pm 
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My blog: (for those interested in TNG)

http://rbdreams1961.blogspot.com/search?q=best+of

Beautiful blog, lovely lady.

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Wow, pretty cool historical overview.

Though, you probably also realize that ultimately it is likely that Shatner will be perceived somewhat negatively by many liberals, in spite of his role as Captain Kirk.


These would be the stupid liberals, I'm sure they are legion, who think he's a conservative republican because of the Denny Crane character.


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These would be the stupid liberals, I'm sure they are legion, who think he's a conservative republican because of the Denny Crane character.

Stupid liberals...that's almost an oxymoron, but not quite, eh?

Anyway, from what I've heard, he has a bit of a reputation, if for nothing else, at being tough and somewhat ruthless as a businessman.

My perception of him, just in the way he carries and portrays himself as an actor, is that he tends toward right-wing libertarian ideals.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:14 pm 
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No it wasn't one of his first. Not even close. He had already worked extensively - Kaiser Hour, Hitchcock, Kraft Theatre, Studio One, etc. - on TV in the 50's. He did a year as Ranger Bob on "Howdey Doody" in the early 50's. Had a solid part in the movie "the Brothers Karamazov" , he was a brother. Also had a nice part in one of the finest movies ever made, "Judgement at Nuremberg". He got to be part of "The Twilight Zone" because he was well known and experienced in TV circles.


Your points are taken.

Still, I have no idea about Bill Shatner's politics, nor do I really care. He came to my alma mater in the 90s, and people showed up in Trek costume to see him talk. (No, I wasn't one of them.) Mostly talked about futurism, he tends to like to even talk about the nonfiction side of what the future will be like.

Takei doesn't like him because he wouldn't come to his wedding. Bill says he didn't show up because he had a prior engagement, not that he opposes gay marriage. I understand a lot of the rest of the Trek cast didn't like him because he was a scene stealer. Seems everybody else's biographies/books/interviews agree with this, only Bill says they're over-reacting.

He has a certain rep for his acting style.

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I don't know that it was entirely undeserved.

Look: he evaded being typecast better than some of the rest of the crew. Hence, TJ: Hooker, Boston Public, etc.

And I'll leave things at that.

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Hmmm. Well, this did come up over the summer. Of course, it concerns his character's politics, not his own. Granted, he seems to clarify the issue.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/26/wi ... republican

William Shatner has weighed in on Ted Cruz’s theory about his Star Trek character’s political leanings.

In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the Republican presidential candidate and Star Trek fan said he prefers Shatner’s Captain Kirk over Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard.

Cruz called Picard a “complete captain” and added, “If you look at Star Trek: The Next Generation, it basically split James T. Kirk into two people. Picard was Kirk’s rational side, and William Riker was his passionate side.”

“The original Star Trek was grittier,” he said. “Kirk is working class; Picard is an aristocrat. Kirk is a passionate fighter for justice; Picard is a cerebral philosopher.”

When asked where he thinks Kirk stands politically, Cruz replied, “I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and Picard is a Democrat.”

Shatner responded to Cruz’s comments this week on Twitter, saying that Star Trek “wasn’t political.”

“Star Trek wasn’t political. I’m not political; I can’t even vote in the US,” he wrote. “So to put a geocentric label on interstellar characters is silly.”

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BTW, although I believe Federation headquarters are in San Francisco in the 23rd century, it appears by that time there are neither current political parties nor geopolitical entities. :mrgreen:

He does tour campuses, like my own, but from what I've heard of other speeches, rarely touches on political topics. More on futurism, and his own post-Trek science fiction writing projects.

I will add that the main point of the 6th Trek film is to note, just as Spock said, "even Nixon went to China" and thus the most logical person to make peace with the Klingons (which he hates, for killing his son) is the past man of war, ... Kirk.

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I don't know about his politics, but I thank God that his hair is there to protect us.
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Stupid liberals...that's almost an oxymoron, but not quite, eh?

Anyway, from what I've heard, he has a bit of a reputation, if for nothing else, at being tough and somewhat ruthless as a businessman.

My perception of him, just in the way he carries and portrays himself as an actor, is that he tends toward right-wing libertarian ideals.


So you're opinion of him is based on not really knowing anything about him. Evidence suggests stupid liberal is not an oxymoron.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:22 am 
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So you're opinion of him is based on not really knowing anything about him. Evidence suggests stupid liberal is not an oxymoron.

LOL.

I spent many years of my life within a few miles of where he lives. As they say, Hollywood is a small town. While it does not seem necessary to articulate the details any more clearly than I already have, chances are quite good that I know a fair amount more than you would care to recognize.


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Beautiful blog, lovely lady.

Thanks.


:D THANKS !

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Watched 8 episodes of "The Following" season 3 last night.

:hypno:

I'm actually liking this better than the second season. Joe Carroll is behind bars and the current creep is a techno nerd criminal mastermind that's corrupting the databases of law enforcement to the point where they can't trust their own information. Pretty intense.

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Started watching Dark Matters, about 6 episodes in.

Did see this bit of good news

Deadwood Movie Is Finally Happening!
http://comicbook.com/2016/01/08/deadwoo ... appening-/


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