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  1. Kev-Mas_Colcha Force Ghost

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    About J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars... First he kills Star Trek, now Star Wars! smh...

    I'm gonna look forward to the lens flare lightsabers creating seizure outbreaks in theaters!
  2. Nick of Time Jedi Knight

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    As if Star Wars wasn't already ruined after the prequels.
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  3. BLemelisk Force Ghost

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    Dude I wasn't in to Star Trek UNTIL I saw '09.

    It taught me that groups of college freshman could pilot starships.
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  4. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Kev-Mas:
    Because bow-ties are cool.

    Also

    a) J J Abrams ruined Vulcan, but not Star Trek, in fact, I was impressed that he kept the one we know and love, largely intact, and set the re-boot in an alternate timeline.

    b) Till the venison quips on here, I thought that looked like an Alsatian running along the Stop and Shop
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  5. Kev-Mas_Colcha Force Ghost

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    Well, fwiw, I absolutely hated the latest Star Trek, because it completely goes against what Star Trek is about. Its "to boldly go where no man has gone before", not "to boldly revisit what's been done to death".
  6. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    It's a reboot - obviously it's going to revisit everything.
  7. Kev-Mas_Colcha Force Ghost

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    Well, in general, reboots suck, and at least in my opinion, this was no different.
  8. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I liked Star Trek - it was a fun movie, it kept the essence of the characters while still feeling free to change things up and modernize a bit, and the core dynamic wherein two individuals from different species and different backgrounds learn to become friends was more in keeping with Gene Rodenberry's ideals than the entirety of the post-TNG Star Trek franchise.
  9. Nick of Time Jedi Knight

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    I don't think that it is a particularly well made movie, but it made me really happy, so I shan't complain. I'm really excited for Into Darkness.
  10. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It certainly wasn't a cinematographically marvelous film, no; but then, it's genre sci-fi, I don't go in expecting technical mastery.

    Which reminds me, I had a dream last night where I was arguing the merits of Annie Hall with someone who was citing Star Wars as an example of the Oscars being a load of crap, whereas I was attempting to make the case that the real evidence for that were the wins for How Green Was My Valley, Rocky, and Forrest Gump.

    ... My dreams are really boring, is what I'm saying.
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  11. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    Meanwhile, I had a zombie apocalypse dream one time where the first thing I thought of when my alarm woke me up was "OHGAWDTHEZOMBIESAREGONNAHEARTHATNOGFIAJGODUAJGDNAGLJ!"
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  12. Nick of Time Jedi Knight

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    I like that you think in caps.
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  13. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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  14. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I think I have to hand over my Gundam fan card.

    See, I had intended to wait to watch Unicorn until all seven episodes had come out, but I decided I'd rather be able to watch the last two as they arrived so I could talk about them day-of on 4chan's mecha board. So I watched the first episode.





    ... And I liked it.

    [IMG]
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  15. Yuul_Shamar Force Ghost

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    *Pats Ramza on the back* There there...

    *looks awkwardly at everyone else* What's up with him?
  16. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    No idea. I know he doesn't like AGE, but this is the first mention of Unicorn I've gotten :p
  17. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    It's just rather broadly disliked in the fanbase, so I went in expecting to, well, dislike it, because ordinarily I'm par with such verdicts. Didn't pan out. I just can't not like it, it has everything: the robot fights are great, I like the plot because it feels like a throwback to the simpler days of the franchise, it's U.C. so it's automatically better than all of the other series, and freaking Shuichi Ikeda's voice, man (What's he saying here? I have no idea. For all I know he's denouncing my lifestyle while talking about the virtues of How Green Was My Valley. STILL SOUNDS AMAZING!).

    Plus fluffy hair variant Char!

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  18. Ktala Force Ghost

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    **Floats into the bar**

    SOOOO happy at all the lovely posts that I've had to play with lately!!! :D[face_love][face_love]

    Lands gently in front of the caffinator, and begins to drink.
    After filling out lovely bits of posting bits looks over towards the clock...

    [IMG]
    Does a double-take...
    And switches over to Bourbon.

    No... Just. No.

    I would never make it anywhere on time...lol.:p

    *goes back into the clouds of lovely, lovely, post writing!....*
    :D
  19. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    Ah Ramza...and you were kind of dreading it too when we were in the jcrpfchat weren't you? Ah well, we'll see if Unicorn can keep it up. ...Although dat fluffeh hair.

    Meanwhile, I decided to check out Kotoura-san, a romantic comedy...

    EDIT: Hotlinking fail!

    Anyway, despite being a romantic comedy, the beginning of the first episode that begins with a mind reading girl's happy life being torn apart when she destroys her parents' marriage by blurting out their affairs, being shunned and hated by her school, mom abandoning her and wishing she didn't give birth to her, and the stray cat she befriended (since she can't read its mind) being sent to the shelter...yep, wasn't expecting that kind of depressing beginning!

    So yeah, romantic comedy!

    Though that does come later after all that ten minutes of despair! >.>
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  20. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    They totally had one of those clocks in one of the rooms of the math department at my undergrad. 9 o'clock was literally everyone's pet peeve. :p
  21. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    I think I would be very tempted to break a clock like that if I had to rely on it :p
  22. Yuul_Shamar Force Ghost

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    Here here!
  23. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    @Ramza I started looking at Gundam UC...yep, I'm sold. May be the first "real" Gundam series that I get into. 00 apparently doesn't count :p
  24. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    @Penguinator I think it should work for those purposes, though I'm a staunch believer in following production order for Universal Century Gundams. Not sure how easy Unicorn is to follow without the traditional 0079 -> Zeta -> ZZ -> Char's Counterattack progression.

    That said, I have made a handy flow-chart.
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  25. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    Hey, I resent that :p

    SEED wasn't as bad as AGE or Destiny :p

    (may be nostalgia talking though, and I do prefer X these days)
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