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Started by GalacticBusDriver, February 16, 2013, 12:37:09 AM

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SGOS

The Green Knight 0/10
My God, that was slow.

Shiranu

Quote from: Hydra009 on November 02, 2021, 09:34:11 AM
Eh, they were visually impressive, but I kept thinking how cool but insane it is to have a transport with dragonfly wings.  I worried about what would happen to one the instant it took any damage whatsoever.  I could've gone for something either more bird-like (going all in on the sleek design) or more boxy like the 2000 miniseries (more practical)

Peak aesthetic:


Peak practicality:


Don't care much for the first one, but that second one is sexy.
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Gawdzilla Sama

I think 100th C. technology would have made them safer than some fear they'd be.
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Hydra009

Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on November 02, 2021, 06:32:23 PM
I think 100th C. technology would have made them safer than some fear they'd be.
True, they can certainly survive a rapid reentry in one piece, much like most Star Wars ships.  Surprisingly sturdy.

But whether 2k CE or 40k or 100k, dragonfly wings is an inherently problematic setup.  Though I have to admit, those orb designs don't make a whole lot of aviation sense to me either.  Maybe we get to the point where technology is so advanced that you can make a flying vessel in whatever shape you want, physics be damned.  Idk.

Mike Cl

Quote from: Shiranu on November 02, 2021, 06:26:21 PM
Don't care much for the first one, but that second one is sexy.
The bottom one reminds me of a movie I saw in the late '50's I think--The Fly.
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Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: Hydra009 on November 02, 2021, 06:59:46 PM
True, they can certainly survive a rapid reentry in one piece, much like most Star Wars ships.  Surprisingly sturdy.

But whether 2k CE or 40k or 100k, dragonfly wings is an inherently problematic setup.  Though I have to admit, those orb designs don't make a whole lot of aviation sense to me either.  Maybe we get to the point where technology is so advanced that you can make a flying vessel in whatever shape you want, physics be damned.  Idk.
Aerodynamics be damned when you have anti-gravity.

Anybody spot the "salt shaker"?
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Shiranu

#6411
Really the main reason I am sharing this (I figure a lot of this is just common sense) is that there is a comparison between 1991's Star Trek - The Undiscovered Country and 2016's "Star Trek Beyond" (around the 6 minute mark). Both involve Kirk and Spock having arguments.

I never could quite put my finger on it, but seeing the two side-by-side... the new Kirk and Spock look like children. Not because of their age, but their actions; they look like two 5 year olds in the sandbox fighting over a shovel. These are suppose to be two high-ranking military officers behaving like literal children throwing punches over who gets to play with the toy first. In comparison the Shatner/Nimoy conflict involves raised voices, sure, but not screaming... and both sides are trying to use reasonable/understandable arguments to explain their position.

Tl;dw - 1. Movies are expensive af so you have to make the content target the biggest demographic; that just also happens to be the youngest.
2. As a result the conflict between characters is about how you would expect a 5-16 year old to handle conflict.
3. The directors themselves behave like children online, and a character is always going to be influenced by his writer/director.

But yeah, I would really recommend watching around the 5:50 mark to see the comparison, because it's one thing to know there is a difference and another to see it side by side. I really cant help but wonder how much this actually might influence society as a whole, because when you really look at it about 95% of movies follow this model and that's what people grow-up thinking conflict resolution should be about; shout and punch your opponent till they cant disagree with you.

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Shiranu

Related but unrelated to my first post...

HOLY FUCKING SHIT I just realized that the Klingon Empire is an analogy to the Soviet Union, and watching "The Undiscovered Country" for the first time it is a VERY loosely veiled analogy to Chernobyl.

It was also co-written and directed by Nimoy who also did "The Voyage Home" and it's environmental message... I didn't realize it has been 6 years since he passed away and jesus christ what a national treasure he was.
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Hydra009

Quote from: Shiranu on November 03, 2021, 12:51:31 AMI never could quite put my finger on it, but seeing the two side-by-side... the new Kirk and Spock look like children. Not because of their age, but their actions; they look like two 5 year olds in the sandbox fighting over a shovel. These are suppose to be two high-ranking military officers behaving like literal children throwing punches over who gets to play with the toy first. In comparison the Shatner/Nimoy conflict involves raised voices, sure, but not screaming... and both sides are trying to use reasonable/understandable arguments to explain their position.

Tl;dw - 1. Movies are expensive af so you have to make the content target the biggest demographic; that just also happens to be the youngest.
2. As a result the conflict between characters is about how you would expect a 5-16 year old to handle conflict.
3. The directors themselves behave like children online, and a character is always going to be influenced by his writer/director.
This has worried me as well.  Exacerbated by the popularity of "reality" TV that features extreme versions of this sort of childish behavior prominently.

Hydra009

Quote from: Shiranu on November 03, 2021, 01:44:26 AMHOLY FUCKING SHIT I just realized that the Klingon Empire is an analogy to the Soviet Union, and watching "The Undiscovered Country" for the first time it is a VERY loosely veiled analogy to Chernobyl.
Yep.  And the Romulans are essentially spacefaring Romans.

For a long time, I thought the Borg were at least partially a metaphor for communism (abolishment of classes, lack of private ownership, etc) but it's apparently just an inverted Federation - instead of individuality, they have a collective, instead of peaceful coexistence, they have unrelenting expansionism, instead of personal freedom, they have no freedom whatsoever, etc.  Even the name is just a shortened form of the word cyborg.

SGOS

Quote from: Shiranu on November 03, 2021, 12:51:31 AM
I never could quite put my finger on it, but seeing the two side-by-side... the new Kirk and Spock look like children. Not because of their age, but their actions; they look like two 5 year olds in the sandbox fighting over a shovel. These are suppose to be two high-ranking military officers behaving like literal children throwing punches over who gets to play with the toy first.
As much as I enjoyed that movie, I found the childish behavior unsettling too.

SGOS

Last Night in SoHo 7/10
I love time travel and body swapping, and this does both.  The device has been used a lot, but what interested me here was that the cinematography handled it in a new an interesting way and affords some 1960s nostalgia.  Beyond that, the actual plot seemed all too familiar, which wasn't bad because I'm such a fan of traveling through time.


Shiranu

Quote from: SGOS on November 03, 2021, 07:12:52 PM
As much as I enjoyed that movie, I found the childish behavior unsettling too.

Yeah, all in all it's honestly not the worst movie in the world but... eh.
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drunkenshoe

#6419
What We Do at Shadows. Well, I was told "please, check out the series, now!", lol, so  I've watched the movie first and it is hilarious! Thumbs up.
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