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Out of the Blue

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2011, 15:25 nin
 
For the film, I was OK with it so long as they leave it alone. It was a way to "reboot" the series and do different things without the trekkies flipping out about broken cannon. No matter how many times JJ and company could stand on stage and say "it's a new reality" they wouldn't care and would rage about something wrong with Pike.

Saying "It's different because of time travel" about 20 times in the film though apparently calmed them down.

I'm fine with it, just don't have subsequent films be about more time travel or people from the Prime universe visiting them.


Yeah, exactly. They've set a new timeline, fine. But I don't want Bill, or Picard or Data or anybody else showing up. It needs to stand on it's own from this point on. And I'm betting they'll do that.

As an extremely casual Trekie, I actually enjoyed the last movie, even with Nemoy sandwiched in.

 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2011, 15:19 kanniballl
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2011, 09:18:
Leonard Nimoy's small part in the recent film was OK, but I think it should end there. And as much as I've started to like Shatner for his recent wacky stuff I don't want him in the next Star Trek film.

Trek has got to stop the time travel shit for awhile...it's become nothing but a crutch for when they run out of ideas.


The fact that "Enterprise" started around a time-travel Pilot and general plot-line was quite weak.

For the film, I was OK with it so long as they leave it alone. It was a way to "reboot" the series and do different things without the trekkies flipping out about broken cannon. No matter how many times JJ and company could stand on stage and say "it's a new reality" they wouldn't care and would rage about something wrong with Pike.

Saying "It's different because of time travel" about 20 times in the film though apparently calmed them down.

I'm fine with it, just don't have subsequent films be about more time travel or people from the Prime universe visiting them.
 
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2011, 09:18 nin
 
Leonard Nimoy's small part in the recent film was OK, but I think it should end there. And as much as I've started to like Shatner for his recent wacky stuff I don't want him in the next Star Trek film.

Trek has got to stop the time travel shit for awhile...it's become nothing but a crutch for when they run out of ideas.

 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2011, 08:16 kanniballl
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 21, 2011, 17:53:
Good, I don't want to see Shatner in a ST sequel. Let the old crew be done already. I am tired of cross-overs and "passing the torch" BS.

I liked the show 'Enterprise,' I can see why some people didn't but I still liked it.

However the 'Enterprise' series finale was a slap in the face... it was a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode taking place aboard the holodeck. With one of the TNG characters playing out the events of one of the final voyages.

WEAK. Even if you didn't like the show you have to admit that was silly (since TNG ended a LONG time ago).

Leonard Nimoy's small part in the recent film was OK, but I think it should end there. And as much as I've started to like Shatner for his recent wacky stuff I don't want him in the next Star Trek film.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 20:48 The Half Elf
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 21, 2011, 11:06:
I'd say get a 560 for $200 or a 560ti for $250.

Did the EVGA 560ti from a 8800GTS 700 something, and I love it, everything I have thrown at it has been very smooth.
 
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"I've never seen a feature like this before. It warms your ass. It's wonderful" -Walter Bishop
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 20:01 Sepharo
 
Dammit.

My desk, chair, and monitor have been leaning more and more with use, a thick carpet has aided this. So today I got the level out and decided to make everything level through strategic use of shims. Everything is supposedly level now but it actually feels more crooked than ever.

I'm taking the level to my head next, perhaps that's the problem.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 19:48 Hoop
 
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Two great Portal 2 community made maps.

"you owe it to yourself" Maximilien Brice

"Worth every inverse femtobarn" Steve Myers (CERN)

"I chew chewed through my mouse lead" Ralph Wiggums

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Um .. Behind you...
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 17:55 nyr27
 
Verno wrote on Jun 21, 2011, 15:58:
They got bought recently, they're probably just transferring the DNS over. Godaddy probably screwed up the transfer, it takes awhile to propogate sometimes.

Yup, it's back up now.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 17:53 Silicon Avatar
 
Good, I don't want to see Shatner in a ST sequel. Let the old crew be done already. I am tired of cross-overs and "passing the torch" BS.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 15:58 Verno
 
nyr27 wrote on Jun 21, 2011, 15:39:
Anyone know, did direct2drive forget to pay their bills (all I get is a godaddy page):
http://www.direct2drive.com/

They got bought recently, they're probably just transferring the DNS over. Godaddy probably screwed up the transfer, it takes awhile to propogate sometimes.
 
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Watching: Kitchen Nightmares, Coherence, The Rover
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 15:54 nin
 
nyr27 wrote on Jun 21, 2011, 15:39:
Anyone know, did direct2drive forget to pay their bills (all I get is a godaddy page):
http://www.direct2drive.com/

Ah-hahahahahahahaha

(yes, it's hozed here, too)
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 15:39 nyr27
 
Anyone know, did direct2drive forget to pay their bills (all I get is a godaddy page):
http://www.direct2drive.com/
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 14:41 nin
 


Saw GL last Sunday. Wasn't bad, but wasn't particularly good, either. But RR and Blake Boring certainty didn't help things.

 
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6. Re: Japanese Scientists Jun 21, 2011, 14:39 Bill Borre
 
Soylent Green is People...Shit!!!  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 14:25 kanniballl
 
As bad as some people said GL was, and as much as some people hated casting Ryan as Hal...

I would have flipped... the... frell... out if they dared to cast Jack Black. Ignore the look and the physique, he makes Ryan look like an Oscar-worthy drama actor.

NO No no

Sure, it could've gone the way of Galaxy Quest as a way to mock its own plot / genre. But considering how unfamiliar GL is/was it wouldn't work. A Superman-mocking thing perhaps.

That's one movie I'm glad didn't happen.

-PS-
Will probably see GL on Friday.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 12:57 Killer Kane
 
"One Inverse Femtobarn"

My next screen name
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 12:53 nin
 

Good call. I went ahead with a 560 that's overclocked from EVGA, since I'm already breaking the bank as it is, and anything over that looks like I'd have to replace the PS as well.

Thank you!
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 11:06 PHJF
 
I'd say get a 560 for $200 or a 560ti for $250.  
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Steam + PSN: PHJF
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2011, 10:15 nin
 

All right, Bluesers. What are your thoughts on the GTX 570s? Good? Bad? I think I've had all the ATI/AMD I can stand...


Thanks!
 
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