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Comment: Re:The End (Score 1) 106

by Kevin Fishburne (#48854331) Attached to: <em>Star Trek Continues</em> Kickstarter 2.0
I've seen every Star Trek episode and film in order with the exception of TOS which I watched last in an epic and sadly final marathon. Sci-fi has moved on, but Star Trek deserves a place in our hearts that will be difficult to fill again. It was the first serious sci-fi drama on television and has more episodes and films than any normal human being would dare to watch. Star Trek began dying, or should I say everyone began moving on, right around the time TNG was ending and DS9 was beginning. Voyager was its gasps for air and Enterprise its final throes. Battlestar Galactica put the last nail in the coffin, making people realize just how different (and equally if not more excellent) a sci-fi television show could be. The two JJ films succeeded because they had a recognizable name and were simple action flicks.

So Star Trek is dead. Everyone has moved on. That being said, let those who deeply love Star Trek for everything it has given us have a little fun with Star Trek Continues. They're not hurting anyone. Unless they violate the Prime Directive. Is it getting hot in here? Report! Compensate. Check the relays and coils and all that shit. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Comment: Re:So how are they (Score 1) 106

by Kevin Fishburne (#48854289) Attached to: <em>Star Trek Continues</em> Kickstarter 2.0

I watched until 5:50. 2 Most important things:

1) Chris Doohan is spooky (son of James Doohan, reprising his father as "Scotty")

2) Has a holodeck like ST Next Generation, but says "Where no MAN has gone before" in opening credits

Aside from that, it wasn't horrible, in fact they capture the 60's style so well that it's like a really good Vegas tribute act, an Elvis-Karaoke worth paying a compliment to.

That some people today are insistent about the use of gender-agnostic nouns doesn't mean that those using lesser-so nouns in the past were bigots. I highly doubt TOS's use of the word "man" was meant as a slight toward women considering Roddenberry's vision and the fact that it was the first television program showing a white and black person kissing. The entire premise of Star Trek Continues is that it's a continuation of the original series, which used the word "man", so I doubt they intended it to be a slight or exclusionary either. I despise bigotry, but people gotta loosen up a bit. If I say to my kid, "Hey, it's the mailman!" and then realize it's a woman driving I'm not going to start calling them the "mail person" and flog myself for being a misogynist. Language is fluid and its primary purpose is to get the point across. I wonder how many people when they heard the "where no man has gone before" bit thought, "Those sexist bastards! They specifically chose to use the word 'man' instead of 'one' because they're sexist pigs!" I mean, really? I hope someday people will realize that bigotry and choice of words are two very different things and that it's the intent and meaning of language that should cause offense, not an individual word in a sentence.

Comment: Re:Odd choices of Heinlein stories to make into mo (Score 1) 254

by Kevin Fishburne (#48768447) Attached to: Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip
Stranger in a Strange Land is the only book by Heinlein I've read; it was awesome. I'm thinking Jim Carrey would do well as Valentine. He's great at pulling off "strange" roles (whoops) and is a damn good actor. It's a fish-out-of-water story that serves as a mirror to human nature with an inevitably dark ending. I can already see Jim at the bottom of a swimming pool. Can someone please make that?

Comment: One way to fix it (Score 1) 160

by Kevin Fishburne (#48768201) Attached to: What's Wrong With the Manhattan Project National Park
Have a "The Future" exhibit, a three-room 1:1000-scale model of cities, parks and suburbs showing what a full-scale nuclear war by major powers would look like. The first room would be pre-war, the second as it was happening, and the third what it would look like 100 years later. It that doesn't sober people up then only the real thing will.

Comment: Re:Is SONY breaking the law with this "defense"? (Score 1) 190

Then they are no better than those that hacked into their systems, and should be prosecuted like any criminal hacker Those that have helped them in this, should be prosecuted as accessories. Or, if what SONY is doing is acceptable, Than it was okay for those that hacked SONY to do what they did.

The law applies to all, big and small.

Keep telling yourself that as you scratch off the days, months and years on the walls of your prison cell while imagining the guffawing of Sony suits snorting cocaine off prostitutes' asses like Doogie Howser and rolling around in piles of money like Scrooge McDuck. Sony does what it likes, and if anyone disagrees they get beaten with socks filled with 100 dollar bill stacks until they shut up. Don't believe the fairy tale of equal justice under law.

Comment: Re:In other news (Score 2) 313

by Kevin Fishburne (#48481787) Attached to: Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC
God, I forgot about that one. It asks you if you'd like to format it. Pretty nightmarish. If you use Ext2 IFS to automatically mount an ext2/3/4 partition under Windows, it occasionally fails. If you try to access the partition in the file manager at that point it also asks if you'd like to format it. You can nuke an entire partition with a single click and no password entry.

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.