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by JM1776
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: Asked, "Is Thor Stronger than the Hulk" ...
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Asked, "Is Thor Stronger than the Hulk" ...

... I went on a bit of a rant. The issue’s become a joke, now. Writers are regularly powering the Hulk up. The original Gray Hulk. Savage Hulk. Joe Fixit/Neo-Gray Hulk. Professor Hulk. The Maestro. World War Hulk. World Breaker Hulk. Nul. Immortal/Devil Hulk. No doubt there are others I missed. Hone...
by JM1776
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 6202

Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

I had a big long post here ... Yeah, see ... there's the thing, sirus. You posted, and while you may regret doing so ... ... I already have it. :shock: I'll be re-posting it in parts and quoting you in my responses thereto. Shouldn't have put it out there if you didn't want a reply ... because now ...
by JM1776
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 6202

Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

How about we call it a draw and just shut up about all of this? Traditionally, in serious chess, one offers a draw when holding what is believed by both sides to be a slightly advantageous position. If not, it's often considered by your opponent to be at best amusingly ignorant and at worst an insu...
by JM1776
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: In another forum I was asked ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

Re: In another forum I was asked ...

Michael wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:13 pm
JM1776 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:41 am
And it's "sheer" volume, unless you're cutting some of it off. :wink:
Janeway was buried in fresh wool.
Evidently Kathy had a little lamb ...
by JM1776
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 6202

Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

You are presuming a level of skill that permits you the employment of vulgarity to positive effect.

Noted.
by JM1776
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: In another forum I was asked ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

Re: In another forum I was asked ...

While I believe that's a logical reason for her promotion, to keep her from causing any more trouble, I think a more interesting one in terms of Janeway the character is that she went through a pro forma "court-martial" and was given a slap on the wrist. Janeway finally breaks down under the pressu...
by JM1776
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 6202

Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

They screwed the pooch and it's not really possible to unf*ck the dog.
The inherent vulgarity of these phrases hurts your credibility, in particular when they're regularly employed.

I suggest you refrain from using them nearly as much in the future.
by JM1776
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: In another forum I was asked ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

In another forum I was asked ...

... In Star Trek: Nemesis , why did Kathryn Janeway get promoted to admiral before Picard? My answer: Janeway received a flag rank because Starfleet couldn’t toss a galactic hero into the pokey, despite her innumerable documented crimes in the Delta Quadrant. So they did the next best thing: Promote...
by JM1776
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: The Orville
Replies: 43
Views: 7775

Re: The Orville

Joe, at no point did I say any of that and you know it. At no point did I say that post was directed at you, and you know it. You, sirus and Gazomg are not the only people with whom I discuss this topic, and I have no doubt my other conversations color my statements here, too. My post, however, sta...
by JM1776
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: The Orville
Replies: 43
Views: 7775

Re: The Orville

"It doesn't feel like Trek to me" is a legitimate criticism, whether newer fans like that or not. But the locus of that sentence is " to me ". "Stop expecting our standards to conform to yours", however, is a legitimate counter-argument to that criticism. It's not satisfying to the old guard, of whi...
by JM1776
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Mid 23rd Century Holographic Tech
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Re: Mid 23rd Century Holographic Tech

This is certainly one of the controversial issues Discovery is handling exceptionally well. In this case, they're working within previously established parameters, which requires a subtler hand but results in a more elegant finished product.
by JM1776
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 6202

Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

sirus wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:10 am
This ... isn't them returning to a story I have been waiting with bated breath for.
Thank you for spelling "bated" correctly.
by JM1776
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: No one can resist the Red Paladin
Replies: 0
Views: 789

No one can resist the Red Paladin

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And all three were actually in character, too.
by JM1776
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 6202

Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

I haven't been truly excited/hyped for a Star Wars film since The Phantom Menace. That movie broke Star Wars. It's never been the same since. It'll likely never recover.
by JM1776
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Sci-Fi, & Fantasy
Topic: If Captain America/Steve Rogers (Marvel) had been given The One Ring to take to Mount Doom, could he ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: If Captain America/Steve Rogers (Marvel) had been given The One Ring to take to Mount Doom, could he ...

Thor is another argument entirely. Mjolnir is easily more powerful than the Ring, so ... but relative to their literary cosmologies, the Ring is more important. Cap is worthy of Mjolnir in the comics ... as are Beta Ray Bill, Odin, Buri, Bor, Jane Foster, Dargo Ktor, Woden, Wonder Woman, et al . Vis...