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Comment: Re:Now they just need to care. (Score 1) 165

by ConceptJunkie (#49063951) Attached to: Star Trek Continues Meets Kickstarter Goal, Aims For Stretch Goals

"Voyager" would have worked if the writers would have cut back severely on the booze. Kate Mulgrew is a fine actress, but the writing for her character was wildly inconsistent and the writing for the show varied between "going through the motions" and "people actually got paid for this crap?". If there was ever a by-the-numbers, we-can't-upset-the-status-quo-one-iota television show, it was "Voyager". You can go back and watch "Gilligan's Island" reruns and there is a more realistic chance that the castaways will get rescued in every single episode than there will be in the Voyager crew making any meaningful progress in getting back to Earth, until the finale-decreed deus ex machina.

Comment: Re:Now they just need intensity from the actors. (Score 1) 165

by ConceptJunkie (#49063921) Attached to: Star Trek Continues Meets Kickstarter Goal, Aims For Stretch Goals

If your brain did work, you'd likely have better appreciation for classic cinema, and if you still didn't like it, your criticisms would be more meaningful than "they are so terrible", therefore I conclude there is no evidence to back up your assertion.

Comment: Re:Now they just need intensity from the actors. (Score 1) 165

by ConceptJunkie (#49063899) Attached to: Star Trek Continues Meets Kickstarter Goal, Aims For Stretch Goals

Maybe not to you, but I've seen the three episodes of "Star Trek Continues" and I thought they were great. Yes, the acting the isn't always the best, but the effort faithfully created the look and feel of the original show and the stories were really good. You might not like it or think it's a good idea, but other people, like me, disagree with you, and are willing to finance the project so that it can continue. Therefore, it is a good idea.

Comment: Re:Now they just need intensity from the actors. (Score 1) 165

by ConceptJunkie (#49063883) Attached to: Star Trek Continues Meets Kickstarter Goal, Aims For Stretch Goals

Gee, a television show shouldn't feature its stars performing most of the action? The thing that ticks me off more than anything else about criticism of shows like Star Trek is people who refuse to acknowledge the trade-offs that needed to be made to make a _television show_ 50 years ago. Sure, let's have Ensign Ricky and a team of redshirts we don't care about be the away team because that's more realistic, and no one is interested in watching the show.

Comment: Re:Am I looking at my calendar wrong? (Score 1) 212

Exactly. This experiment is just that, an experiment. If it works, it will show evidence of something predicted by these multiverse theories based on inflation, and provides an interesting and important new data point. If it doesn't it doesn't disprove anything because it's still a guess.

There are so many weird and previously unexpected things that were predicted by theory and only then discovered: variations in orbits due to the curvature of spacetime (predicted by relativity and confirmed by studying the orbit of Mercury), the existence of neutrinos, the cosmic background radiation, a lot of other stuff from the Standard Model that I don't recall because I'm not an expert...

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