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by Lord Tesla
March 14th, 2023, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: "EVERYTHING THAT HAS TRANSPIRED HAS DONE SO ACCORDING TO MY DESIGN" ...even the Rebel Alliance?
Replies: 10
Views: 47598

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

With what I've seen in "Andor" and "Bad Batch", I'd say no. I get the feeling there is a game of cat and mouse going about with military commanders and senators trying to establish their power bases for influence and survival. And yeah I get it it's easier to draw those conclusi...
by Lord Tesla
March 14th, 2023, 4:03 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 161
Views: 396235

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Approximately 1/2 of an episode of Doc Martin , 6.5, I think. I nodded off. No reflection on the program: I'd seen it before and it was rather late, and I find it very difficult to say awake for a complete episode of anything these days. Last Monday I was watching Reggie Perrin , and couldn't make i...
by Lord Tesla
December 5th, 2022, 9:31 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

I finally finished The Return of the King . Geez, what a mess. What was the point of it? It has virtually nothing to do with the source material. Names, superficial likenesses (few of those and not very good at that), I suppose, and a few nonsensical image streams--you can't really call these scenes...
by Lord Tesla
December 5th, 2022, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: Celebrities Deaths
Replies: 9
Views: 33526

Re: Celebrities Deaths

She's dead, Jim:

Kirstie Alley, the Original Lt. Saavik, has succumbed to cancer at age 71.
by Lord Tesla
December 4th, 2022, 4:15 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

Still working on The Return of the King , almost done, but still about another two or three thousand years left, or so it seems... Which brings to mind one of the worst faults of the Jackson films: their shallowness, and their smallness: History began, these films seem to say, five minutes ago, and ...
by Lord Tesla
December 4th, 2022, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Last Letter Word Game
Replies: 21
Views: 59539

Re: [Game] Last Letter Word Game

garbage

(I just finished another chunk of that piece of same by Peter Jackson, The Return of the King, which might have influenced my selection.)
by Lord Tesla
December 1st, 2022, 7:03 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Two Towers The Second of Peter Jackson's Franken-films assembled from the remains of Tolkien's desecrated and dismembered novel, The Lord of the Rings. Or, poetically: Pete's Second film, Worse than the first. Watch it too long, And your head'll burst. Now watching, in short doses, the Third Un...
by Lord Tesla
May 4th, 2022, 4:46 pm
Forum: Fan Activitities
Topic: Fan Fiction: Recursion of the Force
Replies: 5
Views: 34774

Re: Fan Fiction: Recursion of the Force

Geez, three years, and...

Crickets.

Bummer.
by Lord Tesla
May 4th, 2022, 4:33 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Happy Star Wars Day
Replies: 17
Views: 53739

Re: Happy Star Wars Day

Though of late each morning may seem to bring cause to call out afresh, "MAYDAY!", this May day is the Fourth of May, and a powerful day it is.

Therefore, of good cheer be, and call out:

May the Fourth be with you!

:yoda:
by Lord Tesla
February 13th, 2022, 3:52 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi" *Spoilers allowed*
Replies: 62
Views: 160081

Re: Live-action: "Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi"

"executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy"?

I'll pass.
by Lord Tesla
May 14th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game
Replies: 57
Views: 156385

Re: [Game] Combine the Movie Titles Game

Quatermass and the Pit and the Pendulum

Or...

Five Million Years to Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
by Lord Tesla
December 18th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

You don't read Charlotte Brontë in junior- and senior high in the U.S.? It's part of the Swedish curriculum as part of classic literature and we had to read Jane Eyre in 8th grade (IIRC). Perhaps it was so once; I doubt that it is so any longer. American education is long on ideology and indoctrina...
by Lord Tesla
December 18th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 167539

Re: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)

Holy Expletive Deleted! I just saw Episode 8 of Season 2, Chapter 16 "The Rescue," which I presume is the end of season two, and I have to say... That was pretty darned good! It wasn't without its problems (for example: Why do Super Duper Troopers resort to fists? I can think of things we'...
by Lord Tesla
December 10th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 167539

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

So after watching Friday’s episode of the Mandalorian  I’m convinced Boba Fett was just hung over from Jabba’s party the night before in Return of the Jedi, that’s why he fell in the Sarlacc pit! Hung over? Fett? I don't think so. He was suffering from George Lucas's sense of humor. (Or should that...
by Lord Tesla
December 5th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

Jane Eyre 1943, B&W, 97, 20th Century Fox, directed by Roger Stevenson. Starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Weird bit of soapy Gothic, from the Charlotte Brontë novel, which I have not read but assume is likewise Goth-y. Not my usual sort of thing, but it was the least objectionable altern...
by Lord Tesla
November 27th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 167539

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

Y'know, I liked the first season of The Mandalorian pretty well. It was sure a helluva lot better than anything those idiots threw at us in their Dark Empire -adaptation sequel trilogy. But it was pretty plain the thing that sold it was Yoda Jr. No Yoda Jr., no Mandalorian. Because, as becomes prett...
by Lord Tesla
November 9th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

Hell, yes! It's not got a lot to do with Bram Stoker's novel, few Dracula adaptations do, aside from some names (and the Vampire Count named Dracula), but it's a Good Flick. A movie getting designated Good Flick by you is a pretty rare and well-earned thing... color me excited. :) I hope I didn't r...
by Lord Tesla
October 20th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 161
Views: 396235

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Doc Martin , 3.3, "Love Thy Neighbor." Love that show! :) I've really been surprised by how good it is. I kept seeing it advertised in the "Previews" on another disc set I was watching, and tried it on a lark. Now I have the first six series on the shelf, adding an another serie...
by Lord Tesla
October 20th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

Particulars: 1967 Hammer films, color, 97 minues; written by Nigel Kneale. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Starring Andrew Keir, James Donald, Barbara Shelley and Julian Glover. Hey LT, speaking of Hammer films. I'm recording "Horror of Dracula" (1958) with Christopher Lee with the plan to wa...
by Lord Tesla
October 19th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Today in History...
Replies: 7
Views: 22611

Re: Today in History...

A.D. 2020 - I went out of the house for the first time in 237 days. I'd have preferred to stay in.
by Lord Tesla
September 16th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 161
Views: 396235

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Doc Martin, 3.3, "Love Thy Neighbor."
by Lord Tesla
September 7th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Today in History...
Replies: 7
Views: 22611

Re: Today in History...

A.D. 1191: Richard I of England kicks Saladin's arse at the battle of Arsuf during the Third Crusade. A.D. 1776: Ezra Lee, in the Turtle , makes the first recorded submarine attack (unsuccessful) against HMS Eagle in New York Harbor. A.D. 1945: Imperial Japanese forces on Wake Island, held since Dec...
by Lord Tesla
September 7th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Podcast You Listened to?
Replies: 2
Views: 8331

Re: What's the Last Podcast You Listened to?

Another "In ReSearch Of", this time, revisiting the In Search Of episode "In Search of Hurricanes." Still have to finish it actually.
by Lord Tesla
September 7th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 161
Views: 396235

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Midsomer Murders, 3.1, "Death of a Stranger." Either that one was a little sloppy, or four hours of sleep a day is no longer cutting it. DCI Barnaby was a step ahead of me way too often.
by Lord Tesla
September 3rd, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Trouble with Harry, 1955, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 99 minutes, color. Starring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley McClaine, et. al.

I must have seen it a dozen times, but it's still entertaining, and a charmingly mild little blast from a better world in the Dark Times.
by Lord Tesla
May 10th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 167539

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

I have never seen any of Lost and have no plans to. This show isn't Lost and everyone I know felt cheated by the reveal it was all a dream. It made it very unpopular and Disney hates unpopular as it is bad for after sales. Disney hates unpopular...? The same folks that perpetrated So Low: A Star Wa...
by Lord Tesla
May 10th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Live-action: "The Mandalorian" (2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 167539

Re: "The Mandalorian" Live-Action Series (2019)

I haven't seen much of The Mandalorian. Ads, brief clips, some concept art circulating on the web. And who could escape the revoltingly cute Yodaling? And I keep thinking one thing: Lone Wolf and Cub But I don't think I see any Japanese people. Is this some of that "cultural appropriation"...
by Lord Tesla
May 10th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie
Replies: 4
Views: 11632

Re: Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie

Master Magnus wrote: May 8th, 2020, 12:28 pm On May 4th 2020, Lucasfilm announced that Taika Waititi is set to direct a new Star Wars movie that will have a theatrical release. Not much is known.

StarWars.com
And the less that's known about it, the better, given the quality of recent products.
by Lord Tesla
May 9th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 168
Views: 421673

Re: Last Movie Watched

Twilight Zone: The Movie . Warner Bros., 1983. Color, 101 minutes. Directed by John Landis, Steven Speilberg, et. al. . What a mess. I hadn't seen it in years, but remembered fondly the prologue with Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks, and the remake of the old Shatner episode, "Nightmare at 20,000...
by Lord Tesla
May 4th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Happy Star Wars Day
Replies: 17
Views: 53739

Re: Happy Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you. :vader: