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    The Mandalorian (Spoiler Thread)

    Doctor Pershing, working for the Client, is from Kamino, evidenced by the patch on his right shoulder. So it is possible this baby is an actual clone of Yoda. 50 years old puts the birth of baby Yodaa about 9-10 years before Episode 1 I think. Which might be the same time the Clone Troopers were made, if they're all about 20 years old in Ep. 2.
  2. Would be funny if the show re-inserted the 6th Emond's Fielder that was suppose to leave with Moirane, back into the story, then kill him off quickly.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Those aren't pillows!

    There is no current Survivor thread I guess due to lack of interest but WTF was that?? I don't even no how to process it. Oh, there's this: https://ew.com/tv/2019/11/14/survivor-elizabeth-beisel-missy-byrd-apology/
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    'Watchmen' TV Series From Damon Lindelof on HBO {SPOILERS FROM PAGE 8}

    I think you're overestimating how much there is to know. Don't forget the original comic was just 12 issues and done.
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    Space Launches, Landings, and Destinations - SpaceX Thread #3

    Interesting point. However, people will try to get around that by suggesting it would be possible to create a stronger substitute to block out cosmic radiation more completely (as some does pass through to us).
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    Trailer Thread VI

  7. Marvel Studios Unveils Clips From Animated ‘What If?’ & Concept Art From ‘Falcon/Winter Soldier’ And ‘Hawkeye’
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    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    X-Man "Rogue" is now a Liberal MP
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    Space Launches, Landings, and Destinations - SpaceX Thread #3

    Starlink launch tomorrow
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    Upcoming TV Series of 2019/2020 - Your most anticipated shows

    GRRM said recently a series based on his Tuf Voyaging stories is being developed.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hunting Minds

    Saw Terminator: Dark Fate last night. I really enjoyed it. Yes, like The Force Awakens was a retread of past Star Wars movies, this was a retread of T2 and the original. That didn't bother me in the least. The shift in the timeline is significant, while saying something importnat -- saying if we rush to create AI we will always create AI that will destroy us. But give AI a chance to develop a moral sense and empathy, things can go differently.
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    Space Launches, Landings, and Destinations - SpaceX Thread #3

    I think there was a problem with the parachutes but it just aced a dozen tests of that, and SpaceX is looking to do the final in-flight abort test soon. NASA is currently asking SpaceX to plan for the crew launched with the first ISS flight to stay several months instead of coming down in the week. In Starship news, Musk reportedly has told the Air Force each flight will be available for purchase at about $2 million. That includes about $900,000 in fuel costs. That means with 100 tonnes of cargo to LEO, price would be $20/kg. Passengers would be something different, with a basement of $20,000 per person. I'd guess $25-35k range. Less than than for point-to-point travel. Regarding Starlink, I believe the 30,000 number includes a 5% annual attrition rate over 10 years as satellites fail and are replaced. 10 years is like the half-life of the constellation by which half the number of sats up there will have been replaced.