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  2. dBLOOD

    Game of the Moment?

    GUYS! GUYSGUYSGUYSGUYSGUYSGUYS! 😭 I'm literally crying from joy! Persona 4 The Golden is out on Steam! Persona 4 on PC!
  3. Another one I'd never seen before. Amanda Tapping (Carter) doing some behind the scenes video shooting herself. It's actually quite nice seeing things from a different perspective, shot and commented by a leading actor.
  4. Recently watched this. Recommendation: skip! From the very first episode it's clear why this never went anywhere. The actors acting ability is pretty awful, the characters are awful and not believable, the story is half-assed and poorly executed, ... It looks like it's a made by a bunch of people who've never watched an actual movie or series and completely grew up on poor quality story lines from video games. Maybe made for pre-teens? The visual effects are of lower quality than the ones they were using 10 years earlier. There is one redeeming quality though: you get to watch Connor Trinneer transform from engineer (Trip from Enterprise) to archeologist. I didn't know he was in it and I squirted liquid from my mouth when I first saw him, as I was taking a sip right at that moment. His performance is the best in the whole thing, even if it's not the greatest either. The show is made from 10 episodes of 9 to 10 minutes each. They also made a movie, which is really just all the individual episodes combined into one. I'm serious in my recommendation though. Completely skip it. It's a stain on an otherwise relatively ok sci fi universe.
  5. This is like really old or even ancient news. But as I never knew of this before, I'm guessing some of you didn't know either. It explains why Stargate completely died and what he tried to do to save it and how the big financial idiots weren't interested in the slightest.
  6. TFMF

    COVID-19

    The media definitely doesn’t help. But what’s worse is SOCIAL media. Did you know 50% of Facebook users are Virologists, and the other 50% are legal experts? so many arrogant pricks thinking they know the lifecycle of the virus and how to stay safe (or thinking it’ll just give them a mild cough so no need to worry about staying indoors). i want to get rid of Facebook so much... but just can’t bring myself to do it. I must secretly enjoy the negativity. I hate people.
  7. TetsuoShima

    COVID-19

    All is fine over here. I'm required to work from home most of the time, though at certain times I do still have to go in. The country has been shut down for the most part for a few weeks already. Still more people are getting sick, half of them because they simply refuse to obey the strict interaction rules set by the non-existent government (I'm not joking, we've been without an officially sanctioned government for almost a year now, what we have is an interim government that doesn't have permission to make any decisions without prior house approval). I'm not even joking, people are holding let's get sick parties... Crazy irresponsible mofo's, I'd revoke their citizenship and deport the lot of them, though that would probably require a complete rewrite of the constitution lmao. If there is one thing politics is good at over here is clogging up the system so nothing gets done and if something does get done it's something no one really wants and making certain that as many things as possible are not allowed, so many that they can't even keep track of it themselves. On top of that, we have a rather large immigrant community, coming from countries where they apparently aren't used to obeying laws and where everybody practically lives in each other's house. Among these communities there are higher than average infection rates because they aren't obeying the social distancing requirements. This virus is certainly dangerous in the sense that about 1% of the people who get it die from it provided those that get infected do get proper medical care, if proper care is impossible because hospitals and the whole medical system is overwhelmed (as was the case in for example Italy), the death rate is closer to 10%. In contrast, regular flu has a death rate of let's call it 0.1%. Most of the people dying from it are elderly people who have a prior health condition, though not all of them fall in that category. Other people do have a responsibility toward those elderly though, you can't just ignore the fact the disease is more deadly to them simply because you yourself are not in a high risk group. The idea about the measures currently taken is to reduce the speed of the spread of the infection to such an extend that hospitals can keep up. If current predictions are correct, this virus or at the very least, this type of virus is here to stay. It's highly likely that eventually the majority of the population will get exposed. It's predicted this will become yet another seasonal virus, like the flu. Obviously they cannot implement the measures they have in place on a yearly basis. Even though it's not immediately obvious atm, the economy is being crippled by it. If they would take these sort of measures on a yearly basis for several months each year it'd kill economical progress and at one point or the other decisions will have to be made to keep the economy going as currently expenses are up and revenue is down, that cannot continue for any prolonged period of time without going bankrupt. The incredible early ease of the spread of the virus in Europe and the US can be attributed to mostly two things, stupidity excluded. 1. There areas are not governed by totalitarian regimes, meaning, they can't just keep people indoors and implement a complete lock down. 2. In Europe and the US it's common for people who are sick to just go ahead with life while being sick (and as a result spread their infection all over), instead of staying home for the duration of their illness. In fact, most companies have regulations in place that if you call in sick a few days too often, you can go look for another job when you come back to work, which also forces people to just go to work while being sick, unless they're so sick they can't see straight anymore. The same thing goes for schools. In developed Asian countries it's far more common to stay home while sick and they also have a tradition to wear mouth masks while sick, to reduce the risk they spread the infection they're carrying. When's the last time you saw someone who had a cold wearing a face mask in Europe? Never? On top of that, developed Asian countries are far more organised than European countries, they get shit done, while over here they debate over what to do until the decision has been made for them. South-Korea is a prime example.
  8. https://boundingintocomics.com/2020/03/27/star-trek-picard-showrunner-michael-chabon-admits-he-wanted-to-piss-off-or-provoke-people/ This article describes perfectly what the main philosophy behind Pickard is, and unfortunately it's an agenda, as it usually is these days, instead of creating a great Star Trek series. Again, the agenda drives the story, not the story the agenda. Pickard unfortunately is just one of the badly written, woke, PC-pandering bullshit, the same way Terminator: Dark Fate is. Terrible writing, terrible characters. Very disappointing. Oh, I almost forgot: without spoilers the main story-arch is literally the most cliché, most used bullshit we are seeing these days in video games, and the way it was realized is ridiculoous.
  9. dBLOOD

    COVID-19

    Yeah, 51% of this whole covid thing is fear-mongering unfortunately. The mainstream media spews back any bad news they can find. The fact that 80% of the people getting sick is recovering, the fact that it is the most dangerous to people 50+ years old, none of those information are getting to the public, mainstream media is knowingly driving people into a fear-induced panic. Ever heard the saying 'divide and conquer'? That is exactly what's happening with the social piss-dancing. I'm the last person who likes or believes in conspiracy-theories, I think people saying the CIA created the virus to do something is stupid and ridiculous, but corporations abusing the situation is obviously a thing. Also there is a reason the US reacted too late to the epidemic, and the reason is money. There is no universal health-care in the US, and the epidemic need global efforts, which means it costs a lot of money to corporations. People in the US don't like to go to the doctor, because it costs them money. By the way it is a similar situation in the UK, not because of money, but because by the time you get to a doctor, more often than not your condition is way worse than when you realized there is something wrong with your health. I pay taxes here for the last 6 years, and I still did not get to a doctor, and my colon is in my scrotum now. The way the virus spreads is directly connected to the general hygiene, and the hygiene culture in Asia, the US, or unfortunately here is way worse than in a lot of European countries. I just saw an announcement at my workplace the other day warning people not to spit on the floor in the warehouse! How savage do you have to be to do that?
  10. TFMF

    COVID-19

    How is everyone coping with the current crisis? I’m still working as normal (my company supplies food to vessels so quite critical) but my partner and son are both off indefinitely. Thankfully no one we know has caught it yet but the UK is definitely getting more severe. Is everyone ok health and job wise? One our biggest suppliers (very big UK foodservice operator) told us they have £5m worth of stock going out of date very soon - it could break them. 😳
  11. Yes, ok, so technically Leonard Nimoy is not playing Spock there. But it's actually the official video for that 80's song. Never knew he participated in that sort of thing. I thought it was a fun fact though.
  12. TetsuoShima

    Doctor Who

    I enjoyed watching season 12 more than I did the previous season. Quite a few nice episodes, though there were also enough that were no good again. Interesting to find out more of the backstory, though it also creates a whole bunch of questions. Plenty of interesting concepts left to explore for future seasons. Funny enough, my own impression seems to match that of the average on rotten tomatoes, though I liked the last episode more than as indicated on the graph, for the rest it's pretty accurate. Obviously it's the blue line, not the white one. 😄
  13. Romulan Warrior Nuns! Wait what? Yes, you heard that right! ROFL Edit: Well, now that I've finished the whole thing. My brief thoughts: it was alright. I enjoyed watching most of it. Some of the new graphics they're using certainly need getting used to, but the content and story and characters were quite nice for the most part. I was not a fan of the final two episodes. I felt very anticlimactic to me. I think they could have done more with it, make it more believable somehow. I can't really compare it to the old trek, as it's quite different. It is much better than discovery though, much much better. While I would not recommend anyone to watch Discovery, other than out of sheer curiosity and to be able to say you've watched all trek, I certainly would recommend people to watch this show. It's worth it imo. The full first season is currently streaming for free for non-subscribers on CBS All Access for the duration of the "shelter at home" policy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  14. Season 3 did have a couple of cringe worthy episodes/moments, but it was great to me. It was the first time since the dominion war that we had a proper story arc. When enterprise was first aired, I don’t actually think I watched it properly until season 2 - that’s when I felt they were making it more “Star Trek” and less something new and different. (Which always fails if you don’t look after the older fans too) Minefield and Regeneration were awesome. Our first taste of the Romulans and Borg in one season! Season 4 was definitely very strong. The mini-arcs, I loved. I wish they did this more before.
  15. Bit of a necro-post but didn't want to open another topic so... -- So, I've been re-watching a lot of Trek the past few months. And even though there was so much malcontent about Enterprise back in the day. After watching it again, over a decade later, I have to say it's actually fairly well thought out, when compared to what came after, it's an absolute masterpiece. If we compare it to say, for example Discovery, it would be like comparing a swan to a turkey, or something like that. I was never a fan of the 3rd season, I'm still not, but it's not quite as bad as I remembered, the 4th season has a lot of excellent episodes in it, the 1st was generally ok, the 2nd season was the poorest of the bunch imho. For those of you who were ambiguous about Enterprise in the past, considering a lot of the other drab that's been released since, it might be worth revisiting, you might actually be pleasantly surprised.
  16. I just rewatched the episode, and it's amazing how prophetic it was. The 'younger, edgier' version is basically sci-fi series in 2020, or the CW channel, since it exists. :D
  17. Yeah, dammit, I have to say, I love the music during the Voyager Borg Cube heist! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgzQN_pOo2Y Oh yeah and Agnes is a fucking great character, and not because that was the name of my sister.
  18. Although part of me hopes they do resurrect the Borg and repair some of the damage Voyager did to make them look weak.
  19. I bet you that at some point the Borgs are going to wake up. That would be so ridiculous, and I'm afraid they can't stop themselves from puling that bullshit. Otherwise I'm in with Picard, I'm just scared that it will turn into the new Star Trek series.
  20. Spoiler tag added! So, 3 episodes in. I'm very pleased so far, although pacing is a little slow in places with episodes 2 & 3. I was hoping to see more previous cast by now - 3 episodes in and they just kind of dropped Hue in there with little introduction... :S But it was still nice to see him. I'm really liking Doctor Jurati's character - I hope she sticks around. (photo below if you're like me and still having to google the main cast to remember their names) I'm curious to see how the whole Borg thing turns out. I can't quite tell if they're going to be a main component of the season or if they're just using the borg cube to house the Romulan storyline.
  21. subspatial

    Doctor Who

    dBLOOD FYI: I did watch it and it gave me some hope. But why have they moved a Late season 'story' episode earlier. Do we have to wade through many more episodes until we find the true super narrative..... C'mon! Lets just solve the problem Doctor!
  22. subspatial

    Doctor Who

    I'm a hardcore Doctor fan. And like you dBlood I love the fact that the Doctor is female - I mean, what difference does it make. But I have to admit it has been too safe and littered with way too much exposition by the overburden of too many companions. Seriously... A token to a Planet. C'mon - just leave already. I've actually stopped watching one of my favourite shows because its driving me to spontaneous outbursts and disillusionment in Chibnel's reign. But your post dBlood is the trigger I've been waiting for to start watching again. Lets just hope that ep.6. doesn't drive me bat-shit-crazy with the (overly expositional) dialogue again........
  23. If you're wondering why I haven't commented on the Episodes yet.... Its all just sinking in. And I'm breathing a sigh of relief, while I await a couple of episodes to tie things in. Also don't want to add the spoiler tag yet 😉 But I will say: Picard & Star Trek are Back baby!
  24. dBLOOD

    Game of the Moment?

    How did that waiting for Fallout 76 turned out mate? LUL Update: Beautiful Desolation! It's basically Fallout 2 in point&click adventure game format. I can't emphasize how good this game is! Also had like one patch since it came out, not released in a dogshit state, than one patch every month, as AAA games do.
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