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30 March 2006 @ 08:40 am
Brain dump  
Letter-writing without envelopes, cutting or glue...letterfu!

While I couldn't care less about The Da Vinci Code film, I do find this quite hilarious.

ReadyMade - A bimonthly print magazine for people who like to make stuff.

Roulette chocolate

Fun old-school diversions: The 8-bit quiz and 16-bit quiz.

The Legendary N.W.A. Quiz

A great clip from a CBS reporter taking on the "negative Iraq War coverage" charges that the administration has been putting out as of late.

A lengthy, but good, essay from Eric at Websnark on Those Cinematic Moments, and how Star Trek's lost the ability to do them. I'd be interested to see what you think shadoh.

A fun read entitled The Ten Best Sci-Fi Films That Never Existed.

If you are into videogame soundtracks, you have got to check out Galbadia Hotel.

For those of you using Firefox, you should definitely try out the Foxmarks extension. It simply rules.
 
 
 
ben and maggie's momchrispina on March 30th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
the one about the sci-fi films made me sad.
I am Asparagon! From the Planet Vegetor!!mc_dork on March 30th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
[remarkable appendage]

HaH!!
Phil Gagnershadoh on March 30th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
Gates McFadden, on the other hand, might as well have just sent a photograph in, for all they gave her to do.

hhehehehaha. That made me 'lol'. It's true, she gets such puny roles in the films.

As for the article in general? For the most part, I agree. I found killing off Data to be rather stupid. It felt like they were trying way too hard to evoke an emotional response and to try to find another way to break up the crew besides sending the Trois Rikers off to their own ship. What I do not agree with is how haphazardly he dismisses Deep Space Nine and Voyager. There was a lot of emotion in those shows, and I know *I* was saddened when they killed off Jadzia. It pissed me off in the same way the Tasha Yar killing did (it was so... meaningless and non-heroic), although I didn't care all that much for Tasha anyway. There was a lot of emotion in DS9, and I am particularly fond of the evolution of the Sisko character. He started off not wanting to be there, and hoping this would be a temporary assignment so he could get the hell out, and evolved to becoming intimately involved with the Bajorans and pretty much becoming a Saint. He went so far as to being willing to, on separate occasions, sacrifice himself, his career, and his family for the good of Bajor.

And Voyager. There were quite a few *gasp OMG* moments there as well. One of the ones that stands out for me is "Pathfinder", which is a Season 6! episode and the first time that they make two-way communication with Earth. They talk briefly for a few minutes, and after being so involved with the characters who are lost and haven't really had contact with home for 6 years, it was a spine-tingling and chilling moment when they spoke and so sad when it was over.

In any case, I agree about the movies, at least about Nemesis. This is not the first time I've seen it compared to Star Trek II. And, indeed, it felt like they were trying to turn the Picard and Clone conflict into sort of a Kirk and Kahn thing, but it just didn't work. It seemed so.. cheap. And again, I agree that Data's death was totally and utterly senseless, and the B-4 brain-transplant thing a dumb and obvious cop-out for the future. Unlike Star Trek II and III. At the end of II, we had no idea Spock would be coming back.
Brian Beckseether on March 30th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
For some reason I never got into DS9 or Voyager, but I find myself becoming more intrigued by them the more I hear people talk about them. I definitely think I'll have to pick up the series on DVD, or at least rent them, so I can really give them a chance.
RoXXenroxxen on March 30th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
you know I <3 The Legendary N.W.A. Quiz...

and you know I got em all right!

you must have thought of me when you first saw it!

I thought it was so fitting that strawberry was the last question, too!
Brian Beckseether on March 30th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
you must have thought of me when you first saw it!

How right you are!