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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6405 on: January 16, 2013, 05:19:06 AM »
Undiscovered Country was actually pretty good.  The movies that followed were, by and large, junk (except First Contact, which was merely "meh".)

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6406 on: January 16, 2013, 05:51:33 AM »
Nooooo - I really enjoyed the Abrams film! The beginning makes me cry each time I see it.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6407 on: January 16, 2013, 06:12:55 AM »

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)
You mean the USS Lens Flare?
(I love that movie to bits, but the lens flare on every reflective surface bugs me).


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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6408 on: January 16, 2013, 06:44:46 AM »
Nooooo - I really enjoyed the Abrams film! The beginning makes me cry each time I see it.

Me too, but I suspect for different reasons.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6409 on: January 16, 2013, 07:29:51 AM »
Undiscovered Country was actually pretty good.  The movies that followed were, by and large, junk (except First Contact, which was merely "meh".)

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)

Thanks for making my new computer screen order a "rush" from IT today.   ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6410 on: January 16, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »
Undiscovered Country was actually pretty good.  The movies that followed were, by and large, junk (except First Contact, which was merely "meh".)

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)

Thanks for making my new computer screen order a "rush" from IT today.   ;D

I wish I could claim that one.  SFDebris has corrupted me that badly.  :)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6411 on: January 16, 2013, 08:16:45 AM »
I may be low brow, but I love all the ST:TNG and the ST movies. My favorite is Insurrection.

The minute I came in to the office today, I was informed about the helicopter crash in London. I am very sorry that it happened, but I work in Florida, and have no friends or relatives in London proper. It made my brain hurt.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6412 on: January 16, 2013, 08:52:15 AM »
Insurrection?  Now my brain hurts...
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6413 on: January 17, 2013, 09:53:28 PM »
Undiscovered Country was actually pretty good.  The movies that followed were, by and large, junk (except First Contact, which was merely "meh".)

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)

Thanks for making my new computer screen order a "rush" from IT today.   ;D

OOooops!  I got the name wrong.  Which was the one where they journey to the planet where God supposedly resides?  They ultimately find an unexplained Poseidon monster that tries to kill them.  They escape, the end.  (Shatner wrote that one).

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6414 on: January 17, 2013, 10:15:56 PM »
THAT is Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (of Shatner's bloated ego).  It is widely regarded to be the worst of all Trek, narrowly beating out anything else Shatner had a personal hand in.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6415 on: January 17, 2013, 11:11:22 PM »
THAT is Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (of Shatner's bloated ego).  It is widely regarded to be the worst of all Trek, narrowly beating out anything else Shatner had a personal hand in.

Yes, there it is!   One star on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6416 on: January 18, 2013, 12:12:42 AM »
Perhaps a spin-off thread could be created for the Star Trek discussions?
 
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6417 on: January 18, 2013, 12:17:11 AM »
THAT is Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (of Shatner's bloated ego).  It is widely regarded to be the worst of all Trek, narrowly beating out anything else Shatner had a personal hand in.

I went to a Star Trek con in the early 90's where one of the speakers was some exec who'd been involved with Trek for quite awhile. During his speech he basically apologized for Star Trek V, which was hilarious. He did make a point of defending Shatner's ability as a director. He said the problem was that Shatner also wrote the script. I'm willing to believe that.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6418 on: January 18, 2013, 12:21:35 AM »
We had the funeral for my church's choir director tonight. We also happened to get the worst snowstorm we've had in years tonight. We almost had to cancel the funeral, because we thought only 5 people other than the family and pastor were going to be there (it wasn't; we ended up having 70 people).

My pastor, who was born and raised in the Deep South, and pastored there, was talking to me and the organist for the service and he said: "I've never had this [snowing out of a funeral] happen before." I gave him a blank look until he realized why and amended: "Oh. Yeah. I've only served in Deep South state." Yes, Pastor. There isn't a whole lot of snow in the Deep South.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6419 on: January 18, 2013, 02:04:08 AM »
We had the funeral for my church's choir director tonight. We also happened to get the worst snowstorm we've had in years tonight. We almost had to cancel the funeral, because we thought only 5 people other than the family and pastor were going to be there (it wasn't; we ended up having 70 people).

My pastor, who was born and raised in the Deep South, and pastored there, was talking to me and the organist for the service and he said: "I've never had this [snowing out of a funeral] happen before." I gave him a blank look until he realized why and amended: "Oh. Yeah. I've only served in Deep South state." Yes, Pastor. There isn't a whole lot of snow in the Deep South.

There was today!  DH and Babybartfast were all excited to go out and build a snowman.  I, who grew up in Wisconsin and have had enough snow to last me several lifetimes, offered to stay inside and guard the hot chocolate until they returned  ;D

The brain-hurty part is seeing all my friends post pictures of their own backyards and the complete LACK of anything resembling snow, while complaining about how the whole city shut down for a few flakes in the air.  It looks like the inch we got was localized to the mile around our house!  (DH and Babybartfast did make a snowman on the back porch - it's about a foot high.)  To be fair, though, we also live very near a few roads lots of people have to commute on, and our city doesn't have the resources to effectively salt or sand, so for once it did make sense to close schools early and such.  And even though I am totally comfortable driving on a slushy road, I'll still hole up at home because everyone else on the road drives like an idiot . . .


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