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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    I am watching more cnbc when they are talking about the market, and reading a bit more too. I am pretty conservative in the market, but am looking for buying possibilities for when it starts looking like things are solidly turning around. I expect the market to take off when the panic subsides. In any event, it is an interesting change from watching or reading fiction or virus/medical news.
    IMHO, when this is over, the markets will go up like a Saturn V.
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    I've also been watching The Ready Room (have I mentioned this, above? I get lost sometimes) with Wil Wheaton, as he recaps each week's ST:Picard episode and interviews cast and crew. I really like Wil, insofar as I see him on social media and now this show. It amazes me how much of the fandom hates him because of his troubled time when he exited TNG (he was still basically a kid, with real issues) and not the person he has become. Sure, he can be contentious, but he seems like a pretty good guy to me. He's shining in these recaps.

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    I’m still liking Devs. It is dark, oppressive, weird, but keeping my interest like few recent shows have. That said, I can already see how they could either end this series in a way that would be very satisfying, or could annoy me to an extent I would regret bothering to watch it.

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    The Man With Two Brains. Amazing how many moments from that we recall--the Boon Companion and I were laughing in anticipation during the set-up for a lot of the jokes, despite not have watched it in a decade or more.
    A good supply of comic movies is going to be useful in the coming months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    The Man With Two Brains.
    I am of two minds about that movie.
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    Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. It seemed the ideal way to brighten up the day and it certainly did. Even after nearly 70 years Jacques Tati still managed to make us feel better.

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    Nice to see Brent Spiner back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. It seemed the ideal way to brighten up the day and it certainly did. Even after nearly 70 years Jacques Tati still managed to make us feel better.
    That's a charming movie; I should add Tati to my Attention Must Be Paid list.

    Yesterday, I watched a bunch of Mr. Wizard's World clips on YouTube. Today, I'm thinking I'll do my bit to ease the strain on the internet and watch things we have on disc for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Nice to see Brent Spiner back.
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    I wonder if somehow ol' Bruce got a hold of one of Lore's positronic neurons, given how Sutra behaves.
    It was a bit of a disappointing episode for me, but we'll see how they wrap it up!

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    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

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    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    [Potential spoiler]




    I wonder if somehow ol' Bruce got a hold of one of Lore's positronic neurons, given how Sutra behaves.
    It was a bit of a disappointing episode for me, but we'll see how they wrap it up!

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    It would be interesting, but there is going to be a season 2.
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    Oh another thing nobody experts the Borg cube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    It would be interesting, but there is going to be a season 2.
    Yes, I know. But the season will have to wrap up somehow, and I hope on a better note - writing and story-wise - than episode 9 seems to indicate.

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    "Off went his rocket at the speed of light
    Flying so fast there was no day or night
    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

    Davy, Davy Crockett
    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

    -They Might Be Giants, "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    That's a charming movie; I should add Tati to my Attention Must Be Paid list.

    Yesterday, I watched a bunch of Mr. Wizard's World clips on YouTube. Today, I'm thinking I'll do my bit to ease the strain on the internet and watch things we have on disc for a while.
    That seems like a good idea. He only made a few movies but they are well regarded. His early life certainly seems "interesting".

    We had watched Mon Uncle a couple of months ago. Traffic might be next. I saw it in the cinema on its first release over here.

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    There's also an animated film called The Illusionist that came out maybe ten years ago based on a Tati script.
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    Playtime, the movie which sent Tati into bankruptcy is on TV today.

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    Well today if you get the Canadian Scifi channel you can catch up on Picard.
    For some reason I started watching St Elsewhere on a station that show old shows, the series will be over in a week or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Well today if you get the Canadian Scifi channel you can catch up on Picard.
    For some reason I started watching St Elsewhere on a station that show old shows, the series will be over in a week or so.
    Great season of Picard, there is an actual connection between the two, Ronny Cox on Chain of Command.
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    I'm still entirely sure what happened toward the end of ST:Picard, season one. In the interest of not leaving any spoilers, I won't say anything just yet. There is a season two, and there are a few minor loose ends to tie up, but to carry another 10 episodes is going to require a new story line.

    CJSF
    "Off went his rocket at the speed of light
    Flying so fast there was no day or night
    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

    Davy, Davy Crockett
    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

    -They Might Be Giants, "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)"


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    Hopefully it is a season long mission for each season. Saw a picture of Frakes on board his new ship the Feng Sha (I think) giving the peace symbol and saying self isolating.
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    [very minor almost spoiler]








    There's a peculiar visual style I noticed first with ST: Disco and now with Picard. The way fleets of ships or groups of objects are placed so close to each other. It just doesn't look right and seems to make little practical sense. Whenever there are action scenes in space, be it with fleets or asteroid fragments (even beyond the usual inaccurately dense asteroid "belts"), the screen is so overcrowded. Add in swooping virtual cameras, and it makes for unpleasant viewing, in my opinion.

    CJSF
    "Off went his rocket at the speed of light
    Flying so fast there was no day or night
    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

    Davy, Davy Crockett
    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

    -They Might Be Giants, "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)"


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    I kind of noticed something similar last night, all the Federation ships were the same class. I think someone got a little cut and paste happy.
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    I liked Picard very much, but it ended leaving me a bit underwhelmed and with some trepidation for season two. I mean, deus ex machina much (three times)? The third time, almost had me roll my eyes out of my head. I mean, yeah, you need the title protagonist, but it's almost like they had one ending set for cancellation, and then used this device to put together another one when season two was confirmed.

    CJSF
    "Off went his rocket at the speed of light
    Flying so fast there was no day or night
    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

    Davy, Davy Crockett
    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

    -They Might Be Giants, "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)"


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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    [very minor almost spoiler]


    There's a peculiar visual style I noticed first with ST: Disco and now with Picard. The way fleets of ships or groups of objects are placed so close to each other. It just doesn't look right and seems to make little practical sense. Whenever there are action scenes in space, be it with fleets or asteroid fragments (even beyond the usual inaccurately dense asteroid "belts"), the screen is so overcrowded. Add in swooping virtual cameras, and it makes for unpleasant viewing, in my opinion.

    CJSF
    It was too hard to do that with physical models and a green screen. Unfortunately just because you CAN do lots of stuff with CGI doesn't mean you should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    It was too hard to do that with physical models and a green screen. Unfortunately just because you CAN do lots of stuff with CGI doesn't mean you should.
    I understand that, in principle, but what stops them from using different CG models and spacing things out more? Or having a fleet of ships bent on bombarding a planet maybe approach the planet from multiple vectors?

    CJSF
    "Off went his rocket at the speed of light
    Flying so fast there was no day or night
    Messing around with the fabric of time
    He knows who's guilty 'fore there's even a crime

    Davy, Davy Crockett
    The buckskin astronaut
    Davy, Davy Crockett
    There's more than we were taught"

    -They Might Be Giants, "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)"


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