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    Star Wars Thread: Don't Get Cocky

    So Rey was cloned from Luke's hand, or from some of the body parts Anakin lost in the prequel trilogy. Someone found Luke's light saber, so they probably found his hand as well.
  2. So my first impressions from the stories on CNN is that Trump tried to obstruct the investigation repeatedly but his own people just refused to carry out or just ignored his instructions. So the intent was there, but he failed at it completely.
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    Second Quarter 2019 Reading

    Finished Conqueror's Child in March, the last book in the Holdfast chronicles by Suzy McKee Charnas. Ends with a bit hope which was great after how bleak the earlier books were. Also read through F.M. Busby's short story collection, Getting Home. Enjoyed several of the stories including the title one. Several stories introduce some very interesting aliens, both their biology and view of the world. Burned through Tiamat's Wrath in a couple nights, really enjoyed it, one of the best books in the series. Now about half way into City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. Loving the setting and mythology. Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence and Elven Winter by Bernhard Hennen are up next.
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    MCUniverse: Cat Scratch Fever edition.

    Maybe he did page her, but the Avengers were able to handle it before she arrived, so he sent her a follow up message, "Never mind, we got this." The events in Avengers weren't an issue she would be needed for until Loki opened the portal for the actual alien invasion, and that was over within a couple hours, so not enough time for her to really get a message and then do something about it. The same with Age of Ultron, a renegade robot is stealing things, not something worth calling her for. It isn't until they find Ultron in Sokovia that the scale of his plan is realized, and again it is resolved within a day.
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    Alien 40th Anniversary

    Liked the second one even more than the first. Hopefully, they're counting down to the best one, and the rest will just get better and better.
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    MCUniverse: Cat Scratch Fever edition.

    Or he would need Aunt May to sign for him as his legal guardian, which obviously didn't happen, based on her reaction at the end of Homecoming.
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    Captain Marvel Thread 2: Talk to me Goose...

    I agree, he may not have been even aiming at her, but actually at the phone, trying to cut off her communication with the Kree and isolate her so they would have a chance to talk before the rest of the Kree arrived.
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    Can you recommend a good mockumentry?

    Can also check out his HBO mockumentaries 7 Days in Hell, about the longest tennis match at Wimbledon and Tour de Pharmacy, about doping in cycling.
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    Your bet for the energy source of the future?

    Two other sources of future power: Tidal Energy - another form of hydro power, already in limited use, but could be expanded significantly. Space based solar power - has been discussed for decades, but a major limitation was always cost of getting materials into orbit. The rise of private space companies such as SpaceX, with reusable rockets reducing launch costs, may make it more feasible, but still be long time in coming.
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    MCUniverse - Nick hath no Fury like an MRA troll

    Rocket might be there, they just didn't pan down to show him
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    Aladdin Trailer Out

    They had a different Aladdin teaser trailer ahead of Captain Marvel, no genie or singing, just sweeping views of the desert and a grand city and then Aladdin entering the cave.
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    Make Mine Captain Marvel! (SPOILERS)

    I assume Goose came to Earth with Mar-Vell, and got stranded when she died, so most cats are just cats.
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    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    When I first started playing around on Ancestry, I was populating a lot of my family tree using other people's existing trees, but as I began noticing children being born 10 years after one or both their parents had died, or woman giving birth in their 70's, and children being born in other states even when there is no indication that their parents ever went more than 10 miles from where they were born, I realized you need to check and confirm everything. Part of the fun is finding these errors and digging out the truth, whether they were just wrong, or they missed a generation and the parents should actually be grandparents.
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    The Education Thread

    For the last two years in elementary school we had report cards that didn't give letter grades , just something called the SIN system, you either were Satisfactory, Incomplete, or Nonsatisfactory, so basically just had to pass a threshold to advance based on understanding the topic material in each class and behavior in class. That didn't carry over into Middle School or High School, where they went with standard letter grades.
  15. For the shows ending to early totally agree Firefly and Briscoe County Junior , loved those shows. And agree with others on Farscape, Carnivale, Rome, Deadwood (though the new movie will help), Stargate:Universe, also throw in Limitless, my most recent cancellation disappointment.
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    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    Soon as the Mike said his daughter's name was Lucy I knew she was Julie's daughter, but I thought Julie had still died until they suggested later that the nuns had lied about it. When imaginary Amelia was telling Hayes to tell the story of Julie's happy ending, I was thinking, no just leave her in peace. So was kinda of happy he forgot why he drove out there.
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    New Forum Census

    Born and raised in Massachusetts, went to school in Vermont, then moved California and have been here ever since.
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    Star Wars Thread: I KNOW WHAT THAT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It did end with a Darth Vader barbecue.
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    NFL 2019 Super Bowl: the restless shade of Mike Martz

    I think they are also supposed to count out loud "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi,3 Mississippi" after the ball is snapped before they can rush the passer.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    One movie it made me think of was Courage Under Fire, mainly hearing pieces of Serling's tank battle throughout the movie, and then finally hearing tape of whole battle at the end and seeing that he kept his cool and did the best thing he could do in a bad situation, similar to Sully deciding the Hudson was the best option to put the plane down.
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    December 2018 Reading

    I read Cold Iron in November, found the story and characters very similar to those in his Chivalry Series, (historical fiction as Christian Cameron) with the addition of magic and the other fantasy elements, so had a little bit of deja vu reading it, but still enjoyed it. Currently finishing up Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Amazing book, coming up on finale as the Gilagamesh returns to the planet. Also reading both Fire and Blood by Martin and Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari in spurts, a couple chapters at a time.
  22. Half Price books is the only local place left to browse books in my area, but they only stock a few new books. The local Barnes and Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks all closed down years ago, so I have been buying all my newer books (both physical books and e-books) from Amazon for the last few years and rely more and more on my Kindle fire.
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    Bond 25: Hiddleswift Down

    The first Casino Royale ( David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Woody Allen) actually already used this idea and dialed it up to 11.
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    Horror - As the days get shorter

    I enjoyed MR Carey's Girl with All the Gifts and the Boy on the Bridge, so Fellside has been on my radar for a while. Twilight Eyes is one of my favorite Dean Koontz books. If you want some lighter horror, can try Charles Stross's Laundry Files books.
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    September '18 Reading - A Labor of Love

    I finished Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames, I think I liked Kings of the Wyld a little more, but that may have been the novelty wearing off for the second book, or liking Clay's perspective a little more than Tam's, but it is still a very fun read. Diving back into the Vlad Tatlos books by Steven Brust. Read a bunch years ago, so picking up about where I left off, read Athyra and now onto Orca. Athyra was an interesting place to return, as Vlad isn't narrating, so kind of eased into my reintroduction by seeing him through another's eyes.