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  1. 14 hours ago, Ser Rodrigo Belmonte II said:

    Felt like a Spielberg clone tbh

    Absolutely.  But it was a good Spielberg clone.

    14 hours ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

    Once again demonstrating that Abrams does not understand how space works…

    In this case, it was probably more important to understand how Michael Bay works.

    And, man, this is a Star Wars thread.

  2. 5 hours ago, Martell Spy said:

    'Better Call Saul' Creator's Next Series Will Focus on Rhea Seehorn (As It Should)

    Vince Gilligan says the new series is back in production.



    Wait, so the BCS follow up will be a mild sci-fi story? Because I'm totally here for that. 

    Or maybe they're working on two different shows. I could see a Kim Wexler courtroom drama being pretty cool. 

  3. 15 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

    Abrams is a capital “P” plagiarist.  He’s all show and no substance.  He is the worst thing to Star Wars and Star Trek.

    I dunno. Some of his work was pretty interesting and well received before he got into the franchise IP business. 

  4. 18 hours ago, The Anti-Targ said:

    I was sick 3 weeks ago for nearly 10 days, didn't test, recovered, then got sick again this week, tested and am positive for COVID-19 now. Seems highly unlikely my previous illness was COVID as there's been a lot of non-COVID respiratory illness going around the last month or so and re-infection so quickly seems highly improbable. I was sicker before than I am now (so far, 3 days in with symptoms).

    A significant difference between my two illnesses is this time around much more brain fog relative to other physical symptoms. Probably in absolute terms about the same amount of brain fog, but because I had worse headache, worse throat, deeper cough and lower quality sleep with the first illness that brain fog is more like a secondary symptom of those other symptoms, whereas, this brain fog feels more like a primary symptom.

    Sorry to hear about the chronic symptoms @Theda Baratheon and @Underfoot

    Wow that sucks. 

    I haven't been following the situation in NZ for a while. How are you doing there vis a' vis Covid? 

  5. 4 hours ago, Relic said:

    It's been a good run SW, sort of. Well, maybe not really. But... thank you for the childhood inspirations. Byeeeeeeee.

    Yeah. That's basically where I've been for a while now. I've got the SW that's precious to me and that's enough. That's OK.

    I haven't sworn it off completely, but I'm not a "fan" anymore. I don't care about spoilers. 'Don't care about leaks. I don't anticipate any of it and I can miss a good deal of it and not get anxious. It's fine. 

    1 hour ago, Kalnak the Magnificent said:

    Clearly, the problem is Kathleen Kennedy, and clearly Dave Filoni needs to come in and fix things.

    Sorry, I've just been told that this was created entirely by Dave Filoni using almost exclusively characters he invented or stole from other sources.

    So...maybe we need to hire Dave Filoni's more handsome, mustachioed brother?

    Some thoughts:

    I don't think the director really matters. The whole thing gets filtered through Disney / Lucasfilm's production system. I don't think there is any combination of individual elements that could be swapped out to substantially change the result. The machine, man.

    In case you haven't been paying attention, The critics love this show. The vegetable consensus has deemed it a hit. There is also no shortage of user-generated content; featuring reaction videos with regular schmucks gleefully squealing when this character or that easter egg appears. There is a shocking level of consensus on this.

    So, it would appear that for SW ever shrinking fanbase*, this series delivered exactly what they wanted. Well done them.

    *search your feelings...

    29 minutes ago, polishgenius said:

    You say that, but what if (the un-Filoni-affiliated) The Acolyte fucking slaps? 

    I was going to say, "I have no faith...", but Russian Doll was basically Leslye Headland's creation and that abso-fucking-lutely slaps, so yeah, maybe a little faith.

    It won't be great, but it could be pretty good. 

  6. 14 minutes ago, polishgenius said:

    The bar for modern Star Wars is the prequels. A show can clear it and still be really shit. 

    Did it though? 

    Ashoka felt like a 120-150 minute film that was stretched out to a 5-6 hour runtime. 

    Oooooooh don’t get me started. You almost got me started.

    And I’ll look down and whisper, “prequel fight”. 

  7. I wasn’t kidding about Ben Affleck, but mostly I just don’t care.

    I’m not tuning in to season 2. This show was shit and it got massive praise for being shit; thus guaranteeing more shit for season 2. I got spoiled binging The Expanse before watching this. You know, “a good show”? And yes, there are about a dozen different things I could rattle off that I liked about Ashoka, but why bother?

    As for replacements, there are a few British actors I’d also be looking at: Richard Armitage, Damian Lewis, a few more whose names were already mentioned are good too. The new guy doesn’t have to be a Stevenson clone. 

  8. Speaking of virtue signalling, the classics are coming back, Mellon farmer!!!



    Look, I'm a healthy person, I tend to take care of my immune system.



    I'm very healthy as well. I have a very healthy immune system.

    It’s all fallen down the memory hole. The way we went back to business-as-usual in the summer of 2021, the 4th wave that hit in the fall of 2021, a flood of ICU and non-ICU hospitalizations, Hospitals jammed with patients, the federal government and military getting involved to shuttle overflow to neighbouring provinces… guess what; didn’t happen, fuckers!

    Add to that, these UCP clowns are mostly concerned with not pissing off their political base. I’m beginning to rethink my policy of not enthusiastically mocking these “healthy immune system” idiots.

    6 hours ago, Zorral said:

    Nobel Prize Awarded to Covid Vaccine Pioneers
    The physiology or medicine prize for Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman recognized work that led to the development of vaccines that were administered to billions around the world.

    What?!? You mean it didn’t go to those people who do their research on Facebook? 

  9. 1 hour ago, Tywin et al. said:

    Lol, just saw one for a wallet. The idiot actors kept pulling out broken cards and wrecked money from their pockets. 

    But there's a limited supply that's going to run out soon so get your three wallets that can survive being run over by a car, because that happens...

    Do you know how difficult it is to find a durable wallet?

    I bought a goat skin, made-in-Canada, Tilley wallet from a kiosk in a mall when I was 15. The thing lasted decades. If I knew then what I know now, I'd have bought a case of them. Not just because it was possibly the best made thing I've ever owned, but there's a market for vintage leather. 

    It took a bit of searching but I did find a replacement that'll probably outlast me. 

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