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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: 154

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: 82
Views: 3648

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: 82
Views: 3648

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: 14
Views: 783

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: 154

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: 159

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: 14
Views: 783

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: 64
Views: 4323

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: 653

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: 64
Views: 4323

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: 64
Views: 4323

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: 29
Views: 1267

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: 653

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: 653

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: 7
Views: 491

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: 64
Views: 4323

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: 7
Views: 491

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: 64
Views: 4323

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: 82
Views: 3648

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: 82
Views: 3648

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: 940

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.
by borgmatrix
April 21st, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: What's the last book you read?

I hate to admit this (mostly because I'll catch shit for it), but I think I like the Hobbit films better than the book. No, you're absolutely right. It was the cool thing to just dump on the movies, but most either hadn't read the book, or didn't remember it. Even Del Toro first had the reaction th...
by borgmatrix
April 21st, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 82
Views: 3648

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And before that, the Cavs comeback over the Pacers in game 3 last night.
by borgmatrix
April 14th, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Thing You Ate?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: What's the Last Thing You Ate?

Lord Tesla wrote:
April 14th, 2017, 1:18 pm
Breakfast.
Isn't that kind of like saying you ate food. How about some specifics? :)

I last ate lunch...which was a fish sandwich from Wendy's (supposedly North Pacific cod or something fancy sounding) with fries and fruit punch.
by borgmatrix
April 13th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 82
Views: 3648

Re: Last Television Show Watched

The X-Files , Season One: "Young at Heart." I continue to be amazed that the program made such an impact at the time, until, of course, I recall the time, which I do just before nodding off and missing the payoff, as I did last night. I don't think I ever saw the first season. Maybe not even the se...
by borgmatrix
April 13th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 64
Views: 4323

Re: Last Movie Watched

There is one thing that might creep into my mind while I'm watching ANH in the future, arising from having seen R1: the amazing inconsistency in Vader's abilities from the "earlier" film to the "later" film. :laugh: I'm certainly glad they didn't stick to the piss-poor "fighting" we got from him in...
by borgmatrix
April 13th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 64
Views: 4323

Re: Last Movie Watched

Saw Passengers two nights ago. It entertained, but doesn't seem like it'll stick with me much. I enjoyed the first Act a lot, in particular the humor in this advanced ship having technology seemingly no smarter than Amazon's Alexa. The android bartender was fun. Chris Pratt did well conveying the sh...
by borgmatrix
April 12th, 2017, 12:07 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Symbolism and Comparisons in Films
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Symbolism and Comparisons in Films

toVor wrote:
April 12th, 2017, 12:44 am
What's funny about that, Borg, is that in the old Godfather thread we both expressed disbelief that anybody would not have seen GF by that point.
I'll make sure to never express that sentiment again. :laugh:
by borgmatrix
April 11th, 2017, 10:11 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 64
Views: 4323

Re: Last Movie Watched

Raging Bull. Very good, but as with my viewing of Southpaw, I did not care for the main character so it was hard to root for him. Exactly the problem I had. Saw it years ago, and have had zero interest in revisiting it because I hated LaMatta so much. Star Wars: Rogue One. Wow, just fucking wow. Sa...
by borgmatrix
April 10th, 2017, 8:31 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 64
Views: 4323

Re: Last Movie Watched

I'm sorry I missed replying to this! To tell you the truth, I don't remember all of the original music, it has been along time since I watched the original. I did hear there is some new music and Celine Dion does have a new one. No problem. Just occurred to me to look on Spotify, and they've got th...