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by borgmatrix
October 18th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 97
Views: 8285

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

One reason I think Rey will go dark is that this essentially is the TESB of the sequel trilogy and where things will look bleak at the end. If she indeed turns, then perhaps Rey is saved in IX (possibly by Finn). We do know that she somehow ends up Snoke. It'll be interesting to see how it all turn...
by borgmatrix
October 18th, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

"Lifeless", that's a good way to describe this dystopian series. It doesn't feel much at all like Star Trek. I'm open to something darker. I don't mind that. But it feels like they're barreling forward haphazardly and without much effort to allow the characters or story to breathe. The one-week fre...
by borgmatrix
October 3rd, 2017, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (NO SPOILERS)
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (NO SPOILERS)

Is it just me or are other fans feeling the same way? And btw, I absolutely loved The Force Awakens. But until seeing the Falcon soar into view in that 2nd or 3rd teaser, they underwhelmed me as well. The teasers did, I mean. Though teasers usually are underwhelming or don't show much, right? I'm u...
by borgmatrix
September 25th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Watched the first two episodes of Discovery last night. I enjoyed them. Probably not going to pay for the terrible CBS All Access service for it but will look for other ways to purchase it in the future. I signed up for the 1 week free trial. Saw the first episode last night and will check out the ...
by borgmatrix
September 25th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 95
Views: 4740

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Watched the first episode of Star Trek Discovery last night. Quite lackluster. I'll check out the second episode tonight, but unless its significantly better, I'm not gonna feel too bad about not continuing with CBS All Access.
by borgmatrix
September 12th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

Master Magnus wrote:
September 7th, 2017, 1:45 pm
There's one good change, Pernilla August recorded a few new lines for Anakin's nightmare scene, but sadly I find the movie unwatchable on Blu-Ray.
I only recently bought the Saga on Blu-ray, so I haven't watched it yet. But the version shown on TV is likely the BD version, right?
by borgmatrix
August 31st, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

Seriously, I really like Attack of the Clones . When I first saw it in theater in 2002, I was pleasantly surprised as I really didn't like TPM. Much has been said about the dialogue, but the dialogue isn't an important element of Star Wars: It's a very visual franchise and could work as silent movi...
by borgmatrix
August 28th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 95
Views: 4740

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. Leaves them in a good position for the final 6 episodes. Glad they cleaned up some dangling things, and set up resolutions for others. The chess board feels appropriately manned for the last run.
by borgmatrix
August 28th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 18
Views: 1384

Re: What's the last book you read?

The Godfather by Mario Puzo. Book club I'm in met yesterday to discuss the book and watch the movie. Fun day!
by borgmatrix
August 16th, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: THE REPUBLIC vs. THE SEPARATISTS...a "what-if" question
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: THE REPUBLIC vs. THE SEPARATISTS...a "what-if" question

Keep in mind folks, despite the use of the Force, the Jedi in the Geonosis arena were outnumbered and ended up surrounded in a losing fight before Yoda showed up with reinforcements. Sure, and if its the Jedi making up the army for the Republic, they'd lose. But, again, if its a Clone Army for the ...
by borgmatrix
August 15th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 95
Views: 4740

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Yes, especially during the writer's strike during the second season (when they had to resort to polishing up old Star Trek: Phase II scripts), but they're sprinkled throughout... I didn't realize a writer's strike had affected things. Though, overall, I still remember the second season being better...
by borgmatrix
August 14th, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 95
Views: 4740

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I watched a few episodes of the remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix. I had forgotten how many bad episodes there were... Especially early on. Last for me was the new episode of Game of Thrones last night. Glad I got caught up before this season started. Solid stuff so far. A lot of...
by borgmatrix
August 10th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Swedish public service television aired Enterprise but not the last season so I watched it on Netflix when it became available there. The cancellation was premature and the show got really good during its last season (even though I think they may have tried to cram a bit too many explanations into ...
by borgmatrix
August 9th, 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: THE REPUBLIC vs. THE SEPARATISTS...a "what-if" question
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: THE REPUBLIC vs. THE SEPARATISTS...a "what-if" question

toVor wrote:
July 21st, 2017, 3:00 am
Do you think that either side had the military might to defeat the other?
If the Republic still ended up with the Clone army, yeah. Like thepepgal is alluding to, I think the deciding factor would be who's commanding the armies.
by borgmatrix
August 9th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: "EVERYTHING THAT HAS TRANSPIRED HAS DONE SO ACCORDING TO MY DESIGN" ...even the Rebel Alliance?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: "EVERYTHING THAT HAS TRANSPIRED HAS DONE SO ACCORDING TO MY DESIGN" ...even the Rebel Alliance?

Certainly, based solely on his actions and words, would one have any reason to doubt that all transpired according to his design...and I'd lump the rebellion in with that. I mean, it's a bit of a stretch to come to that conclusion after seeing just the OT, but his puppeteering throughout the entire...
by borgmatrix
August 9th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Yes, but the last episode isn't fully canon (well, at least not in the Kelvinverse). Otherwise, I agree. I don't think Enterprise was that bad. And I do like the first version of the theme song (the second is awful). I'm considering picking up the Enterprise box set at some point when its at a dece...
by borgmatrix
May 26th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 70
Views: 5231

Re: Last Movie Watched

http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/logan-noir-black-and-white-slice-600x200.png I love this movie. Watched it in color with the commentary on, and then switched to Noir for the last quarter. I need to watch it in black/white the whole way through. Still not sure which version I like...
by borgmatrix
May 24th, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: MOVIES: Indiana Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: MOVIES: Indiana Jones

As for "trashing" almost every film or program: I'm a demanding viewer, it's true. I hold to the adage that 90% of everything is crap. (And I suspect the percentage is nearer 95, maybe 99.) I'm also capable of enjoying some things I find fault with, faults and all. And not every program or film com...
by borgmatrix
May 16th, 2017, 3:55 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 70
Views: 5231

Re: Last Movie Watched

Revenge sure had a lot more action, fight scenes, and intensity, but Empire will probably always come first to me due to the nostalgia and the lifelong love ever since seeing it in 1980. I may have to admit that I now enjoy Revenge more due to the story content, but Empire stays due to the nostalgi...
by borgmatrix
May 16th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 70
Views: 5231

Re: Last Movie Watched

Wrote a reply to you last week and lost it, and didn't feel like recreating it until now. It's been a frightfully long time since I saw all the OT films start to finish. I need to get to work on that. Me too. I almost bought the complete collection recently when Amazon/BestBuy/Walmart had it on sale...
by borgmatrix
April 28th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Thing You Ate?
Replies: 33
Views: 1624

Re: What's the Last Thing You Ate?

^^^^^ A lot of hot dogs being eaten recently.

I had a PB&J sandwich, cottage cheese, and pretzels. And Gatorade to drink.
by borgmatrix
April 27th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: MOVIES: Indiana Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: MOVIES: Indiana Jones

The third film has some good moments. Connery and Ford work well off each other. That makes it tolerable. I'll add Alison Doody to the list of positives. :heart: You're better off barely remembering the second film. An awful film. Spielbergian excess at its worst. Maybe I'll stick to just rewatchin...
by borgmatrix
April 27th, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: MOVIES: Indiana Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: MOVIES: Indiana Jones

Yay. Considering the only good one was the first one, and the only other tolerable one was the third one (saved, barely, by Sean Connery as Henry Sr.), and the second and fourth ones stank on ice, I'm not thinking the chances of #5 being very good are...very good. 3 has been my favorite for a while...
by borgmatrix
April 25th, 2017, 7:04 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Symbolism and Comparisons in Films
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Symbolism and Comparisons in Films

My thought about that is that as we've seen, Mike has come a long way since the events of the 2nd movie, and so has Neri. If not an oversight by the filmmakers as you've implied here, then perhaps it was intentional as if to show that Neri has grown to wanting peace and legal earnings as Michael ha...
by borgmatrix
April 25th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 70
Views: 5231

Re: Last Movie Watched

toVor wrote:
April 24th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Top Three Favorite Star Wars films on my list:
Empire
Revenge
Rogue
Interesting. Might be my top 3 also, though I'd have Revenge at the top.
by borgmatrix
April 24th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Symbolism and Comparisons in Films
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Symbolism and Comparisons in Films

All right, so this is completely unrelated to your first post (I still haven't seen Jaws), but I wanted to get a few brief thoughts down, Godfather-related, and thought why not use this thread. The movies were on a few weekends ago, and I was watching here and there. When Mike's with his father at t...
by borgmatrix
April 24th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 70
Views: 5231

Re: Last Movie Watched

Well, it was a more visually rewarding display in RO, and he had demonstrated the same techniques in the OT, but with nowhere near the same sense of speed and shall we call it, "determination"? Determination, more than speed. The latter also felt true to what we'd seen from Vader before. If you loo...
by borgmatrix
April 24th, 2017, 8:55 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 95
Views: 4740

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I never really felt the program was boring until they arrived Alexandria. "Boring" was the wrong word on my part. Let's say tedious, perhaps. Segments have felt redundant, or like they've gone on for too long. There are some very weird references in it, some political, some not (last week, there wa...
by borgmatrix
April 23rd, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 95
Views: 4740

Re: Last Television Show Watched

That said, I'm not having as much fun with it as I did in the earlier seasons, for reasons I won't go into in details about since you're not caught up. Suffice it to say that I think they're having having some trouble because of the constraints production places on the story. I think you're right. ...
by borgmatrix
April 21st, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Comic You Read?
Replies: 19
Views: 1312

Re: What's the Last Comic You Read?

Oh, boy...haven't read comics regularly in a while. The last, and this was sometime last year I think, was probably the first couple issues of DC's Injustice. Or maybe some digital Star Trek comics.