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Old May 1 2013, 07:14 AM   #76
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Re: Robert Picardo -- Best Male Trek Actor Next to Stewart

It's true Meaney should be in this conversation.

He's the only Trek actor who got his job the hard way, by being cast as a throwaway ansillary character and proving himself by delivering his two lines every five episodes so well they couldn't help but give him more.
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Old May 1 2013, 07:49 AM   #77
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It's true Meaney should be in this conversation.

He's the only Trek actor who got his job the hard way, by being cast as a throwaway ansillary character and proving himself by delivering his two lines every five episodes so well they couldn't help but give him more.
I can't help but wonder how many times they discussed having O'brien killed in TNG. You know it had to happen.
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Old May 1 2013, 08:33 AM   #78
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Re: Robert Picardo -- Best Male Trek Actor Next to Stewart

I bet they did! The everyman, perfect death. Not a red shirt, someone you know but not as important as the others. Thank goodness that never happened, he was great on DS9.
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Old May 1 2013, 05:55 PM   #79
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I thought the whole point of Twitter was so you'd instantly know when someone you followed had a really big burrito aftermath.


I find Twitter very useful. It's a social media platform used by the fiber community (as is Pinterest). But more than that, I discovered quite by accident and very early in my days on Twitter, it can me an amazing source of help in the midst of disaster.

Almost 2 years ago, the place where I'm from was flooded in the wake of Irene. Roads & bridges gone, homes & farms washed away. The local internet newspaper set up a central site for needs (folks stranded here, medications needed there, shelters are here, food is needed there...) and were constantly tweeting requests. From 3000 miles away, I could mostly just cry.

Then a request came through for kosher food at one of the shelters. I RT'd that to a follower in NYC who RT'd it to some folks at her synagogue who contacted the shelter and drove the food up themselves that night.

It was pretty cool to watch that in action. But even moreso was just the good will people all over the world were sending to some very isolated (and very disheartened) farmers. I've seen that again after the recent heavy snows in the UK--farm folks and city folks all over the world are just giving guys who've lost huge numbers of livestock some dearly needed encouragement and support. Social media has been a godsend for rural residents.

It actually makes going home possible.
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Old May 1 2013, 06:05 PM   #80
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Re: Robert Picardo -- Best Male Trek Actor Next to Stewart

Maybe I don't understand how it's organized. I've only looked at it in occasional instances of looking up an individual user's feed when it's mentioned elsewhere, so I'm only seeing narrow examples, not the big picture.

I don't understand how one can keep track of anything if you're following hundreds of different accounts.

And there's nothing going on in my life that would interest anyone, as my waking hours are nearly always at this machine.
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Old May 1 2013, 06:11 PM   #81
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You can make lists, you can use hashtages. During the flooding, we used things like #Irene518, #iaintdone, #catskills, etc.

I was like you beforehand. I was on Twitter but didn't use it much because it seemed overwhelming. Irene provided a crash course on using Twitter for crowdsourcing in a good way.
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Old May 13 2013, 04:35 PM   #82
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ok, so im a bit old hat, but Picard was almost as much as a stuffed shirt as Janeway, they musta had the prime directive stitched into their shirts, im for Kirk.... what prime directive? the best diplomat is a fully charged phaserbank
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Old May 27 2013, 04:36 PM   #83
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The Doctor was indeed fantastic. He's memorable and amusing, while showing some really great acting.
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Old May 27 2013, 06:06 PM   #84
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The definition of realism in acting has changed through the years. Even before Star Trek, Shatner could appear natural and believable with the right part. He's had to continually tweak his performance style in the last 50 years, but remained popular.
And don't forget his two classic appearances on "The Twlight Zone," including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet."
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Old May 28 2013, 09:24 AM   #85
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Where is Melakon anyway?
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