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  1. I assumed she died because she was having a difficult birth and had a caesarean delivery performed by a combat medic on a farm rather than by a doctor in a hospital.
  2. I think at one point K had three different trackers on him. The LAPD probably had standard policy to track their vehicles; Mariette slipped a tracker into K's coat for the Replicant underground, and Joi's portable device ( made by Wallace Corp) had an antenna to communicate with his home network which I think Luv tapped into to track K. So when Joi had K break the antenna, Luv had to get K's location from the LAPD to find him in Vegas.
  3. Joi actually sacrifices herself to protect K by first copying her onto the handheld device and deleting her program from his house files so they couldn't read her memories and find out what he has learned, and then having him break off the antenna so they couldn't find the handheld. Luv and Wallace have been tracking him through Joi, which was how Luv was able to find them near the orphanage and drive off the scavengers. After Joi has K break the antenna on her gift, Luv gets upset and is forced to have to go confront Madam to find out K's location. It was a great moment when K finds out he is not the child, And liked the comment K makes at the end that all her memories were the best ones.
  4. The Good Place is back for Season 2 and it is still awesome.
  5. The fourth episode was great, the show is definitely an homage to and drawing inspiration from the original Star Trek series. Have enjoyed the Orville more than the first episode of Discovery. Also liking it more than I ever liked the first few episodes of the Next Generation, which also rehashed some of the original series' episodes. The Liam Neeson cameo was great and it looks like Charlize Theron will be on next week in much more than a cameo role. Also like the tribute to Isaac Asimov naming the robot after him. And someone else pointed out, that Adrianne Palicki's character, Kelly Grayson, is probably named after Spock's mother Amanda Grayson. (especially as she also slept with an alien )
  6. Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but it is fitting based on my topic. I think the Silent Sisters tradition may extend much further back than the Citadel or the Faith, all the way to the Long Night. The Sisters primary task is to prepare the dead by rendering the bodies down to nothing but bones, removing all the flesh. This make sense in the War against the Others. In an endless winter, where firewood is needed to stay warm and alive, it is too precious waste burning the dead, But you still need to deny the Others your dead family members as recruits to their Army of the Dead. A pile of bones with no connective tissue is useless as a soldier. (An additional more gruesome reason may have been, food was scarce, and meat is meat) So the older women, too weak to fight, were tasked with dealing with the dead before they had a chance to rise and serve the Others. And if cannibalism was also involved it may explain the silent part, as no one wanted to hear where the food the Sisters provided came from. When the Long Night ended, the tradition continued, first because the survivors remembered, but then later, just because that was the way it was always done. 8,000 years later, when the Wall falls and Others come south, living men will not have to face corpses rising from graveyards and pouring from tombs because the Silent Sisters continued their work.and piles of bones can't rise and walk.
  7. Yep, Brad was short for Battle-ready Remote-operated Aerial Drone.
  8. For lighter sword and sorcery books you can try: Lawrence Watt Evans, his Ethshar books are full of magic and he has another series starting with Dragon Weather. Barbara Hambly has the Darwath Trilogy with a few follow up books and also the Sunwolf trilogy that that starts with the Ladies of Mandrigyn. Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon and the George is one of my favorites. I didn't read all the follow up books, but enjoyed the first couple. David Gemmell is another author you can't go wrong with.
  9. "Texican... saved my neck twice. Once after he was dead. "
  10. I don't live anywhere near the path of totality, but I'm going to a wedding in Kentucky, which is in the path, the Saturday before, so am extending my trip an extra day to stay and wait for the eclipse.
  11. The description of this made me think of S.M. Stirling's alternate history Draka series.
  12. Handling security clearances is most likely one of the many jobs Trump assigned to Kushner along with establishing peace in the Middle East.
  13. My old school ones I grew up with would be All in the Family WKRP in Cincinnati Cheers Barney Miller Taxi The not precisely sitcoms would be The Muppet Show and Monty Python's Flying Circus My favorites among current shows would be The Good Place Brooklyn 99 Silicon Valley
  14. Here is my list of shows I'm currently watching or have finished in 2017. Just starting the final season of Orphan Black so not sure where it will fall but expect in the Great or high Good category. The Great 1. The Leftovers S3 2. The Expanse S2 3. Black Sails S4 4. American Gods S1 5. Sense8 S2 6. The Last Kingdom S2 The Good 7. Fargo S3 8. Sneaky Pete 9. The Good Place S1 10. Agents of Shield S4 11. Brooklyn 99 S4 12. Legion S1 13. The Americans S5 14. The 100 S4 15. Star Wars Rebels Season 4 16. Into the Badlands S2 17. Silicon Valley S4 18. Powerless 19. Humans S2 20. Incorporated The Meh 21. The Magicians S2 22. Ironfist S1 23. Taboo S1 24. The Walking Dead S7 25. Vikings Season 5 26. Timeless S1 27. Victoria season 1
  15. Lucas did write Willow and worked with Howard on it, and Madmartigan has some of the Han Solo swagger. Plus Howard has some Scifi cred with Cocoon and of course working with Mork from Ork.
  16. Kind of a very dark violent Fantasy Island show with Lance Reddick as Ricardo Montalban
  17. The bolded actually has always bothered me about Superman, he's so incredibly strong even as a child how could he work out enough to build such a muscular physique, why isn't he just scrawny, or even overweight as he'd have to push mountains around to even work up a sweat. This may be why I loved the workout scenes when Mr. Incredible was getting back in shape.
  18. Yep, from the departed's point of view 98% of the world population disappeared. That's why Nora said her husband and kids were the lucky ones, their family only lost one member, Nora. They nailed this ending, really enjoyed how it was all worked out.
  19. Yuri's in trouble, he's a talker, using his ongoing spiel about how nasty it was in Mother Russia to confuse and frighten his victims, so a deaf man is kryptonite.
  20. Finished Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. Loved the world setting, and the hints of how absurdly powerful Nona and her friends will become. Now reading The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  21. Man I really wanted them to have to vote again so we could have another celebration in the Rose Garden after.
  22. Looks like CBS may miss their chance by pushing the release of Discovery to the Fall, Fox is airing their own version of Star Trek, and it won't be behind a paywall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9sKeCE8V0
  23. I was thinking that his friend was more involved in the peddling of the tainted medicine overseas and Rajan's new desire to stop that practice may be costing his friend a lot of money. Not sure if the investigation Rajan is helping with is also tied to the selling of defective drugs.
  24. So the Smoke monster makes their eyes go black.
  25. Yeah Quinn not finishing off or capturing Sunny after the explosion doesn't make sense. Plus Quinn stabbed Sunny in the side with a sai, which Sunny ignores, but Biaji gets stabbed in the same location with a pair of scissors and seems to die and Veil and Quinn both die from one thrust of the same weapon. It appears that Biaje used the book and compass unlocked a frequency or encoded message that was broadcast from the tower presumably going to Azra, the city MK and maybe all the others with his "gift" originate from. Biaji thinks he is saving the world by sending the message, but we don't know from who or what; the abbots maybe or the Widow or something else.