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Old 05-08-2009, 01:30 PM   #41
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Uggghh. Thanks for reminding me of THAT trainwreck.
Since you're obviously a fan of the games, did you ever notice how much WC appropriated from the original BSG series?

The shape and launching mechanism of the Ferret / Rapier / Sabre are pretty much identical to the Vipers, the Lexington-class (and other carrier-style Confed capships) are pretty much Battlestars, the Dralthi-class fighters are Raiders, the Kalrathi StarPost is a Basestar, etc. Just put fursuits on the Centurions and you've got it all.

Since BSG's style of shipbuilding was such a radical departure from anything else of the era (Star Wars fighters of the Rebel fleet appeared to be exclusively ground-based, and even the Empire, with its carrier-mission battlegroups didn't use catapult launchers. Star Trek battles were fought entirely between capitol ships without fighters, etc) it seems an interesting coincidence that WC would so closely mirror the least conventional paradigm in sci-fi at that time.

OTOH, BSG TOS was conducted pretty much entirely in linear space. Where did the jumpdrive which made the new series possible come from? Yeah- Wing Commander. Same name, even.
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For IT guys it's gotta be one of those!

Actual human beings like us can appreciate a broader range of sci-fi crap!




I'm IT. Well kinda. DBA's are a bit less nerdy than the typical IT dorks.
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I'm IT. Well kinda. DBA's are a bit less nerdy than the typical IT dorks.
If you are like any other DBA I've ever met, you will be able to answer this question:

What level is your paladin in WOW?
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Since you're obviously a fan of the games, did you ever notice how much WC appropriated from the original BSG series?

The shape and launching mechanism of the Ferret / Rapier / Sabre are pretty much identical to the Vipers, the Lexington-class (and other carrier-style Confed capships) are pretty much Battlestars, the Dralthi-class fighters are Raiders, the Kalrathi StarPost is a Basestar, etc. Just put fursuits on the Centurions and you've got it all.

Since BSG's style of shipbuilding was such a radical departure from anything else of the era (Star Wars fighters of the Rebel fleet appeared to be exclusively ground-based, and even the Empire, with its carrier-mission battlegroups didn't use catapult launchers. Star Trek battles were fought entirely between capitol ships without fighters, etc) it seems an interesting coincidence that WC would so closely mirror the least conventional paradigm in sci-fi at that time.

OTOH, BSG TOS was conducted pretty much entirely in linear space. Where did the jumpdrive which made the new series possible come from? Yeah- Wing Commander. Same name, even.
HA! You know, I never really thought about that, but you are 100% right.
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spoilers go in a spoilers thread FYI. or you go in the ban usergroup.
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Not normally a Star Trek fan, but this re-launch looks pretty good I have to say. I probably won't get a chance to see it in the theater, but I will see if for sure eventually.
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If you are like any other DBA I've ever met, you will be able to answer this question:

What level is your paladin in WOW?


Isn't a paladin one of thoes words that is spelled the same backwards and forwards? Like mom and racecar?

I'd say wow is a pretty easy palandin, I'd give it a level 2. Only because words like I or A are only one character.
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What level is your paladin in WOW?
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What level is your paladin in WOW?
Um pallys suck man real men play fury warriors, eversince patch 3.05 pallys just became the fad for all posers.

Im just glad i kicked that addiction god wow sucks time down fast.
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Star Trek rocked on the IMAX. I was pretty damned impressed by JJ, Spock and the rest of the cast.

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so I was sad I didnt get to see star trek before I left for belgium but wtf right across the street it's playing at the brussels IMAX theatre.
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So, on the way to see the film I was referred to as a "typical New Yorker" by an old woman on the subway, as I ran from the turnstile and lept off of the platform onto the train through the doors as they were closing. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

As to the film: Wow. I wasn't expecting that.

Seriously. Much more realistic look & feel than I'd dared to hope for, and even if you're not a Star Trek fan per se, anybody with even the slightest in the scifi genre as a whole should enjoy this one. I think I even got just a little teary-eyed during the first scene.
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I liked it the did Kirk very well. But i found the whole thing pretty predictable. Spocks version of the wrath Kahn if nothing else lol
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So, on the way to see the film I was referred to as a "typical New Yorker" by an old woman on the subway, as I ran from the turnstile and lept off of the platform onto the train through the doors as they were closing. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
that's funny. I keep getting people walking up to me blabbing away in french or whatever and asking questions about how to use the metro system. i'm like ... uhh plus lentement svp, je suis americain.


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As to the film: Wow. I wasn't expecting that.

Seriously. Much more realistic look & feel than I'd dared to hope for, and even if you're not a Star Trek fan per se, anybody with even the slightest in the scifi genre as a whole should enjoy this one. I think I even got just a little teary-eyed during the first scene.
jj abrams is basically a sci fi action chick flick writer. why do you think all girls loved the alias series? as long as it's sexy and exciting, what does technical accuracy have to do with anything?
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that's funny. I keep getting people walking up to me blabbing away in french or whatever and asking questions about how to use the metro system.
Heh. Yeah, I guess I must fit in, because I get a lot of that here, too. Fortunately, most of it's in English.

Sometimes I marvel at the questions I get asked. A few days ago, a woman who as sitting in a subway car on the 1 train asked me whether this train was uptown or downtown. Now mind you, she'd been sitting there for at least two stops, so even if she hadn't been paying attention to the admittedly semi-unintelligible PA calls, she should have noticed that the street numbers were getting higher at every stop.

Of course, I've also been asked the uptown / downtown question while standing on the platform, right under the sign that has said information printed on it.



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I'll have to admit that I have no idea what the alias series is.
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I took the afternoon off and saw the movie in IMAX with my wife since she really wanted to go check it out. I agree, it is a great movie. I enjoyed it.

I am also a fan of Star Trek and I have my DVR set to record the old original series episodes. They are campy by modern standards but fun to watch. So some of the character references to events from the old episodes and old Star Trek movies were cool. I am by no means a Trekkie though; you will not ever see me at a convention in costume or otherwise, and I own no Start Trek merchandise.

I can do the Vulcan 'live long and prosper' sign though
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I never chimed in. Saw it last Friday after work. Rushed through my last bit and flew my *** to the nearest theater and saw it with 2 co-workers. When I first heard about the movie a few years ago, I was sure it was going to blow. then I saw the 3rd trailer and thought... maybe it will be good. Nothing prepared me for the awesomeness that this movie showed me. Not to sound like I'm just a Trek fan, but this was the best movie I have ever seen, no kidding. My favorite universe/series ever. The cast was much better than I thought they would be, couldn't have done it any better. Great story, good visuals, everything. The only thing I could sort of say as a negative was all of the lens flare. A bit over done, but thats just his style. I just knew it was going to be awesome then it hand't even been introduced yet, and I was already teared up a bit at the part where (spoiler deleted). Just wow though. Wow is all I could say for like an hour after I had seen it. Even still, WOW! is all I can put into words about how bad *** this movie was. OK, I'll end my Star Trek jerk off session now. If you haven't seen it (who hasn't by this point) then go ******* see it!

And Blu Ray release needs to hurry up!!! Thats still like 4 months away, and I can't handle the wait.

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^ First Contact was the best Trek movie ever.
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