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Old 11-20-2008, 11:59 AM   #16
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A Steve Irwin style alien zoologist would be awesome.

"Crikey, captain, watch out for that Betelgeusian Blatterbug. Those antenna are chock full o' deadly poison, they'll leap right up at ya and wipe that nasty stuff all over ya face. You'd be a dead-set drongo to go tanglin' with some fearsome creachya like that... here, let me get a stick and poke it some... "

Thirty seconds later:

"Scotty, this is Kirk. Beam Irwin straight to sickbay. Yes, again."
oh, it totally would!
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:03 PM   #17
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The only thing I find strange is that this is a prequel to the original series . . . . . So why does the ship look more advanced and high tech than anything even in the Next Generation series?
Because the effects were so clunky to start with... if they wanted to make stuff look like older technology, as compared to the Christmas tree lights and cardboard boxes of the original series, they'd have Sulu plotting courses on a pocket calculator.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:31 PM   #18
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cough, cough, NERDS, cough, cough.
Not nerds, geeks.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:47 PM   #19
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geeks bite the heads off live animals.

just saying.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:40 PM   #20
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geeks bite the heads off live animals.

just saying.
Not sure I believe that. Are you gonna tell me that Ozzy Osbourne is a geek?
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:09 PM   #21
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Not sure I believe that. Are you gonna tell me that Ozzy Osbourne is a geek?
Alas, it's true. A geek was a circus sideshow act. He or she would bite the heads off of live animals for entertainment and shock value.

geek  Slang.
–noun 1. a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp. one who is perceived to be overly intellectual.
2. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
3. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.


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Old 11-20-2008, 05:41 PM   #22
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By that definition OO is more of a geek than me. Oh! The shame!
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #23
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i thought it was actually a dove he bit. and not a bat after all.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:19 PM   #24
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Article says both. At different times.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:19 AM   #25
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He thought the bat was rubber. It was just dead. I'm sure we've all made that mistake.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:42 AM   #26
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But Sundae, there were non-Merkins on the Enterprise in ST TNG...not least Captain Picard.

I'm delighted at their choice for Spock. I love that actor.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #27
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My bad all round. I was reacting simply to the trailer, and my memory of finding out Deanna Troi naturally has an English accent - like it was some flaw which had to be airbrushed out.

Turns out we get a real Scotty in this film too - good old Obi Wan himself!
Silly for accents to bug me, when I loved Ewan as Alec Guinness and Tennant as an English Doctor.

Why do I hate America?
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:31 PM   #28
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been talking to a certain aussie amerihater?
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:08 PM   #29
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Tcha, stop baiting. Typical bloody American war-monger.

I think I must secretly be in love with America. I think I'm in denial. No Cairo jokes plz.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #30
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My bad all round. I was reacting simply to the trailer, and my memory of finding out Deanna Troi naturally has an English accent - like it was some flaw which had to be airbrushed out.

Turns out we get a real Scotty in this film too - good old Obi Wan himself!
Silly for accents to bug me, when I loved Ewan as Alec Guinness and Tennant as an English Doctor.

Why do I hate America?
They didn't get Ewan McGregor for Scottie. They got Simon Pegg (the guy from Shawn of the Dead)
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