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  1. I don't even know what to say about the absolute stupidity of this "let's build a plane and fly out of here" plot. We started the season with them flying a plane...which we were never given any indication that anyone knew how to do. And know we're expected to believe they're repairing/building a large airplane in a matter of days?!?!? There are no roads out of this area that they're in??!
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    Board games!

    I can understand that. It's certainly reached saturation point in a lot of ways.
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    Board games!

    There's a couple of Firefly games, but I'm assuming you mean the big board game that takes hours and hours to play. I like it, but it never gets to the table. I hear that "Star Wars: Outer Rim" has a similar feel, but in much less time, so I've been keen to check that one out.
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    Spiderman: Far From Home, Near to Spoilers

    I was confused as well for a moment. No...his daughter was not MJ. His daughter was Liz: https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Liz_Toomes
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    Spiderman: Far From Home, Near to Spoilers

    Nope, not just you. I thought the same thing. Here's a good pic of him from the first Avengers at the top of this article: https://theplaylist.net/samuel-l-jackson-no-nick-fury-avengers-20170815/ And here he is in a promo still from Far From Home: https://www.cbr.com/spider-man-far-from-home-skrulls-post-credits/ The 3 scratch marks are definitely more prominent...and that sort of spider-web effect from the first picture is pretty much gone.
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    Spiderman: Far From Home, Near to Spoilers

    Fair enough, I suppose. But there's still going to be issues. Like I mentioned...people that died in the interim, new spouses, societal infrastructure having to adapt, etc. Nothing that hasn't been mentioned before. I'd like to see it addressed a little...so that the snap does have some lasting effect on the MCU. If only they had a TV show...about SHIELD...and how the agents reacted to it.... Anyway, back on topic - I really enjoyed Far From Home. About the only thing that I didn't like was the final battle - Peter against 5000 drones. It just seemed pretty implausible that he could dodge that many bullets. And speaking of the drones...makes you think about the Sokovia Accords...there's a private satellite that can dispatch thousands of killer drones? And it's been placed in control of a 16 year old kid? Hm.....
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    Spiderman: Far From Home, Near to Spoilers

    "The Blip" is still troubling. I agree that the MCU shouldn't turn it into some overall depressing thing...but if people were snapped back to where they were when they go dusted...what about people that were in airplanes? And lots of other scenarios - people that had their infants die of neglect when they were snapped, people that had their spouses remarry, etc. I think they should continue to show *some* ramifications. As for SHIELD - Fury isn't part of it anymore, right? I mean, I know the TV show is basically a separate entity at this point, but they don't talk about Shield in the movies at all. Yeah, that was confusing. When they showed his before/after pictures, I could have sworn they were talking about 16 year olds now being 21. And then he was still in high school with them. It was weird. The actor is in his 30s! I must be the only person who didn't like Into the Spiderverse. Well, I didn't dislike it...but I fell asleep during it. I jut didn't get anything out of it. I think the more outlandish versions really took me out of it - mostly the Spiderpig character. That was pretty cringey for me.
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    Board games!

    Glad you like it - I don't necessarily dislike it...just was hoping for something not as combat oriented. My son just started using the app, so that helps a little. It also helps that he's 14 and I say "Oh, you want to play...go set it up, and let me know when it's ready".
  9. I feel like I may be missing another thread...but I can't find one. In any case, this new season confuses me. I don't really understand this whole mission to just go out and "help" anybody they think is out there. Who thought it was a good idea to fly that plane in episode one...generally planes don't do well just sitting around for years before being fired back up. Skipping to the most recent episode...what was Al's big secret...that she was too busy filming the zombie outbreak at the start and therefore missed saving her brother? The whole rock climbing thing was bizarre...it was like it was shoehorned in just to give an excuse to face a walker in another weird situation. I guess they're really driving at setting up the Rick standalone movie(s), since the mysterious 3 circle logo was on the same helicopter that took him away.
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    Board games!

    My wife, son and I are working our way through Gloomhaven. The only reason I'm still doing it is because my son really loves it. The game is almost all combat, which is starting to bore me. In hindsight, I wish I'd gotten 7th Continent instead - that one sounds more interesting to me. We also finally got around to starting Pandemic Legacy Season 2. Only 1 game in so far...we have to keep the momentum going....
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    MCUniverse: Phase Four and Beyond(er) **maybe spoilers**

    Saw Endgame for the 2nd time today. During the final battle, Spidey is swinging across the battlefield on his webs...but I have no idea what he was attaching them to. Also, it got me thinking about the Black Widow standalone movie. If Cap went back in time and replaced all the stones at the moment they were taken...I wonder if they're going to use that to bring Widow back to life. Like...I can see the whole movie being a prequel, and then the post-credit scene being Cap (if they can get Evans to do a cameo) showing up to Vormir and undoing Widow's death.
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    Women's World Cup 2019

    Watching at work, I left to go home with 20 minutes left when it was 7-0. I jokingly said to my co-workers, "I wonder what the score will be by the time I get home". I was expecting 8-0, 9-0, maybe an outside chance at 10-0. Found a radio station when I was almost home, and I almost choked when they said 13-0. Wow...just wow. Hope it doesn't go to their heads.
  13. There are a number of things that bother me - 1) The show started off as the "Agents of Shield" investigating smaller issues, that the Avengers wouldn't have time for - now they're jumping though hyperspace to all sorts of different planets, and fighting off world ending events - THAT THE AVENGERS WOULD TAKE NOTICE OF. To be fair, that isn't just this season - when they jumped ahead in time and fought the Kree, I wasn't a big fan. And even before that, the Inhumans represented a worldwide threat. 2) The complete separation from the MCU. I know this has been discussed ad nauseum...but just last season, a major plot point was that Thanos was coming - and they were trying to make a deal with that other alien race to protect them. (Another giant spaceship, that you would think the Avengers would notice) 3) Production values seem to be a bit variable. It seems like they're putting a lot of money into CGI, but the sets are atrocious. Fitz's freeze-chamber was quite obviously a Thule car-top carrier. 4) This whole last episode was just silly. And I know that was the point...but the whole "let's just grab these colorful puff things and eat them" was so off the wall bad.... 5) Getting the condensed version of Data learning to be human in the form of Enoch.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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    MCUniverse: Phase Four and Beyond(er) **maybe spoilers**

    Well, it was always weird that she was Peggy's niece, given that Peggy was an adult in the 1940s...and Sharon is about 30, which has her born in the 80s. (Emily Van de Camp, the actress was born in 1986.) So, let's just go with Peggy had a much younger sibling. Or maybe Peggy was get great-Aunt - it wouldn't be unusual for someone to call their Great-Aunt just "Aunt".
  15. Just caught up on this season. Wow. Just wow. This show is just plain awful at this point. What the hell is even going on? It bears almost no resemblance to the show of the last 5 years.
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