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by borgmatrix
January 22nd, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 103
Views: 7558

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Both seasons of Carnivàle . A fantastic series! Too bad it was cancelled... I started this and for some reason didn't continue. I need to get back to that. Also, I signed up for 3 months of CBS access at 20% mostly to get the AFC championship game, but figured I could get caught up on Discovery , t...
by borgmatrix
January 16th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: Holy Happy Holiday Thread, Batman
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Holy Happy Holiday Thread, Batman

toVor wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 1:28 pm
What about the unesteemed ones, the rogues and the scruffy nerfherders? The derelicts? The nitwits and dimwits?
And you would be the ringleader, right? :laugh: ;)
by borgmatrix
January 9th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

I don't think anyone's posted a link to this article, but I thought it was an interesting take on some of the events in TLJ: http://bigshinyrobot.com/60239/luke-skywalkers-arc-star-wars-last-jedi/ Not sure it will change anyone's minds about the quality of the storyline, but it might give people so...
by borgmatrix
January 6th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

Well, the Star Wars novelization mentioned ducks and dogs, but I can forgive that given its age. The Aftermath -trilogy was far worse with its references to snow globes, hamsters, direct references to Earth mythology and modern American slang. The writing is also atrocious: She's spinning, once mor...
by borgmatrix
January 4th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

Johnson has also said, in an interview with Collider , that Kylo Ren wasn't lying: So, here we have a conflict between Rey's vision/memory of her parents apparently blasting off from Jakku, with Kylo's true statement (according to Johnson) that her parents were nobodies who were buried in a unmarke...
by borgmatrix
January 4th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

I couldn't agree more with the posts about the poor quality of the new books. I hated the Aftermath books. I thought Tarkin was quite good. Currently reading Phasma and I'm struggling to keep going. I don't know what it is with the present-tense, simplistic style but I do not like it. I also agree ...
by borgmatrix
January 4th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

I've quite frankly never seen Abrams concluding much of anything. He opens up his mystery box whose content can be interpreted any which way, but he never closes it. And I think you're quite right: As I wrote after first having watched the movie, I felt as if Johnson didn't like some of Abrams's id...
by borgmatrix
January 3rd, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

In my opinion this was the weakest plot of the SW movies. While Johnson tried to echo The Empire Strikes Back with the Raddus in place of the Falcon , I think it failed completely and felt to me as a boring version of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica pilot 33 (in which the plot made more sense ...
by borgmatrix
January 3rd, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

Things I liked: 1. Porgs They were cute. I think their screentime was just right. 2. Carrie's performance It's been hard for me to see the Leia/Carrie of the OT. No specific criticisms of her performance, though. 3. Rey's character development I like what we got. I really hope they do something mea...
by borgmatrix
January 1st, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: tHe HIVE is aliVe
Replies: 32
Views: 3431

Re: tHe HIVE is aliVe

Master Magnus wrote:
December 30th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Christmas is over and my least favorite holiday, New Year's, is tomorrow... I need a big glass of champagne...
Why your least favorite?
by borgmatrix
December 29th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 41
Views: 3930

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Momin327 wrote:
December 27th, 2017, 5:07 pm
I liked how Luke referred to Emperor Palpatine as "Darth Sidious", his Sith title from the Prequel Trilogy.
I did, too. That was a nice touch. On the other hand, I found it odd that he referred to a "Jedi" training Darth Vader, not mentioning Ben/Obi-wan by name.
by borgmatrix
December 28th, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 41
Views: 3930

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Doesn't surprise me. Can't even have a decent conversation here like with TFA. Just negativity. Javen, decent conversations can happen whether people like the movie or not. I didn't like TFA or TLJ, but I still love SW and love talking about them. That's why I'm here. I'm not seeing any problematic...
by borgmatrix
December 27th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

I have many questions but the one that I keep coming back to is if Snoke was the one that connected Rey and Kylo so they could communicate with each other prior to the throne room scene....which he admits he was. Who connected them together at the end when Rey is moving the rocks so the resistance ...
by borgmatrix
December 22nd, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 93
Views: 8714

Re: Last Movie Watched

Darth Badly Awakens wrote:
December 22nd, 2017, 3:13 pm
It is, matey.

Hello. How are you?
Doing well. I was relatively new during your last bit of time on the old forums. Man, you gave me fits. Drove me absolutely nuts. :laugh: Of course, I was "but the learner" back then. I'd like to think I'm a bit wiser now. :yoda:

Welcome back!
by borgmatrix
December 21st, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 93
Views: 8714

Re: Last Movie Watched

toVor wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 3:33 am
Your very first post on this board, or rather the prior version of this board, was to express your hatred of Episode II and I as well. Now this one you say you need to see it again? Did you like it old man, or not sure?
Wait...is this really the Darth Badly?
by borgmatrix
December 21st, 2017, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

In hindsight I have determined that I don't care about who Snoke is or why he came to power. Clearly he was a bridge to support Kylo's growth from Luke's student to Supreme Leader of the First Order. Abrams and Kasdan obviously expected whoever picked up the story in Episode VIII would expand on Sn...
by borgmatrix
December 21st, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

Think about the scenes in TLJ that feature Snoke and try to imagine any backstory being presented whatsoever. Is he going to tell Hux or Kylo his life story out of nowhere, especially considering they probably know most of it? Or, okay, he tells Rey, and we're suddenly inundated with a buttload of ...
by borgmatrix
December 18th, 2017, 11:03 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

I like Poe getting taken down multiple pegs throughout the movie and his subsequent growth from it. Hubris and gumption can only take one so far and he had to learn that the very hard way. Classic hero's journey stuff. I didn't get any sense of Poe getting taken down a notch. He was so understandin...
by borgmatrix
December 17th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

Does that mean that it was good? Unfortunately no. Upon my first viewing I have to say that there are things to like, quite a few things not to like a few things that the filmmakers had forgotten about since TFA as there's a serious continuity error (the Knights of Ren seems to have been completely...
by borgmatrix
December 16th, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

Didn't much care for the movie. Saw it Thursday and Friday night. Here are some thoughts: I don't mind humor in these movies, and quite enjoyed much of the humor in TFA. But the first scenes with Hux turned him into too much of a joke, which then made it hard as the movie progressed to feel much sus...
by borgmatrix
December 11th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 32
Views: 2656

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

I first thought this was a joke...: Deadline Quentin Tarantino doing Star Trek?! :o I have no issues with this. Never opposed to seeing different takes on things. Based on that article, it looks like Tarantino made a pitch to Paramount (as opposed to the latter seeking him out), so I see that as be...
by borgmatrix
December 4th, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 32
Views: 2656

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Master Magnus wrote:
November 16th, 2017, 1:26 pm
The last two episodes (including the cliffhanger before the mid-season break) were actually pretty good! :)
That's good to hear. At some point, I'll check out the rest of the season.
by borgmatrix
December 4th, 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 93
Views: 8714

Re: Last Movie Watched

Hopefully gonna see Thor Ragnarock tonight with my son. I really liked it, and I'm having a tough time deciding whether I preferred it or GOTG2. Definitely the best of the Thor trilogy (though I know some found it too jokey and almost like a spoof of the previous Thor movies). A little bit too long...
by borgmatrix
November 30th, 2017, 10:02 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 93
Views: 8714

Re: Last Movie Watched

Justice League. I knew I wanted to see this even despite the complaints and bad reviews so I went in expecting it to be a mess. Well, it had its faults and slow points and a few scenes I didn't care for, but nevertheless I enjoyed it a lot. That's right, I had a good time. I enjoyed all of the JL p...
by borgmatrix
November 17th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 93
Views: 8714

Re: Last Movie Watched

Thor: Ragnork or however you spell it. Meh. I was very disappointed. Thor was pretty much my favorite Avenger and I enjoyed the first 2 Thor films, but this one felt very different. First I'll say that the first 5 minutes were downright fantastic. But then it dragged on and got too goofy for me. I ...
by borgmatrix
November 1st, 2017, 12:08 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 32
Views: 2656

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Sorry, but to me it isn't Star Trek. We are also shown a crew that can't work together. While I'm glad Roddenberry's stupid rule that there can't be conflicts among the main characters is gone, I want to see a group of people working together to solve problems and that humanity has progressed, not ...
by borgmatrix
October 30th, 2017, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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

I dunno. I still have the feeling Snoke and Luke are in cahoots, in some fashion. I also note that Luke and Kylo sometimes dress alike in this trailer, and it all hearkens back to the awful Dark Empire comics.... My guess is that Kylo's destined to find what lies beyond the dark side, not return to...
by borgmatrix
October 30th, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 32
Views: 2656

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Star Trek has always been about optimism for the future, of teamwork and exploration. And there's no reason this show can't get into those things as it proceeds. Again, I don't want to judge the entire show in the content of just a few episodes. I think its fair game to pursue darker, war-themed st...
by borgmatrix
October 18th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 218
Views: 16159

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...