Just like all the emotional parts of my relationships, my only contribution is, “Let’s get this over with.”

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It’s a pretty good one? Don’t have much to say, but I do apologize if I got angry about Riker’s strategies, but there are well-documented flaws with his approach to combat.

I was referencing Augustine there, not Aquinas. My bad. For the record, I think it’s weird that, despite the loss of prestige their works have suffered in the past 800 to 1800 years, the Catholic Church rank and file aren’t more familiar with them. But then, my upbringing was protestant. Weird protestant. And there aren’t too many authoritative writings by folks who list “speaking in tongues” as a second language on their resumes.

Also, submarine sails aren’t built to break ice; they just have the ability to break some ice. There have been about a half-dozen SCICEX missions where subs worked on scientific missions. There are also incidental scientific missions which occur during other ice exercises (ICEX). I was aware of these missions in general when I was in the Navy, but the specifics here are from a general internet search. I would love to hear from guys who have a more in-depth knowledge.

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It is kind of disappointing that women only get important missions when they’re destined to be a love interest and that other women only get good moments when they have other women to speak to, but I’ll take what I can get. The transition from “Manhunt” to “The Emissary” is a sharp turn in quality that probably–more than the upcoming Season 3 opener–marks the show’s change in quality.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence those episodes aired on either side of the abysmal Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Pulaski had that straight, but I admit; that flourish was 100% Spiner.

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There’s so many things wrong with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. I wasn’t aware until I was doing the research that lots of folks considered it non-canon. That’s incredible. For a Star Trek production to be considered non-canon by fans is exceptional, but for an actual film…The Final Frontier earns that by being pretty bad, but it’s still impressive.

TFF was ambitious in its scope and a lot of its execution, but it’s just written bad from the ground up. I think that the editing issues show some directing issues (the shuttle crash, the deck numbers), but I believe that if this had had a decent script, William Shatner would have directed it just fine. The cameras cover the garbage that’s happening and the worst performance is by William I-Need-A-Director-With-A-Good-Set-Of-Reins Shatner (he won a Razzie for this, beating out Ralph Macchio, Tony Danza, and Sylvester Stallone).

The next episode of 17 to 01 will be for Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country. UDC came out in December of 1991, so it’ll be after TNG’s season five, episode nine, “A Matter of Time.” Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UpS4LHHn88

I tend to take notes while I watch movies. Then, I transcribe those notes here when I’m done. I recently watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so here it is. Text is what what written, information in [[double brackets]] are after-the-fact notes.

The Last Jedi

Between black listing and just punching out of internet conversations where it came up, the backlash I’ve seen against The Last Jedi has been muted and undirected. Some of the socially aware folks I follow are discontent and the folks who’d call them “SJWs” who occasionally float across my dash also seem unhappy, but with a duller focus than I usually see from them.

People have even dredged through and compiled Mark Hamill interviews with a fervor that either represents their moral outrage or an equally strong desire to get Mark Hamill fired from Star Wars forever, the dicks.

Anyway, the pre-movie ads are still up so I’ll fill some more time. [[TLJ apparently thought it assert its dominance over me in the ‘filling time’ competition]]

I’m watching the AVX version or the BMX version. Whatever bullshit theater upgrade they only put in two theaters so they can charge $2 extra to folks who couldn’t make the earlier show because their car was acting up. Whatever. It’s just $2 [[And my car barely started when I left, so that’s a win]].

But seriously, how much bass does the “silence your cell phones” PSA need?

Fuck man, the lights literally just went down and this bitch in front of me immediately pulled up Facebook on their fucking phone.

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A new Minecraft News for Adults. I wiped my system and installed 64-bit Windows so I could have better video editing quality. I cut it down to 15 minutes and focused on exactly five talking points per episode so I could get high-quality audio. You should see the video as it plays on my computer.

…but YouTube seemed to mince all of that in the upload. (:

Links below the cut.

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I swear you guys, this was all recorded before the accusations against Harvey Weinstein came out. It’s apropos though. I guess it’s…always apropos though.

I really wanted to make Worf’s Tumblr a thing, but since I can’t really top Riker Googling (@RikerGoogling), I don’t know if it’d be worth it.

Is Lwaxanna’s harassment of Picard over the line? Is it okay? Is it in good fun? I don’t like it, but then I’m not objective, I don’t like folks messing with Papa Picard.

I’m going to be doubling up on the episodes for a while to burn through a respectable queue we’ve got built up. 17 to 01’s “The Final Frontier” is going up Friday morning.

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