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Old May 29 2013, 12:16 PM   #121
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God that book was awful.
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Old May 29 2013, 12:32 PM   #122
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Context for the cheap seats madam.
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Old May 29 2013, 12:48 PM   #123
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Why is everyone being mean to Star Trek these days?
I think there are levels. The shift from TNG Trek to the new opened by JJ Trek, folks never so enamored by Trek at all, and those for whom Trek is just another show. Over the years, I've grown quite weary of the Trek as the 'Non Plus Utra of Sci Fi' crowd. There is a lot to like in Trek, but there's a lot to like elsewhere, too.
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Old May 29 2013, 01:00 PM   #124
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Stranger in a Strange Land.

Awful.
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Old May 29 2013, 01:02 PM   #125
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Why is everyone being mean to Star Trek these days?
I think there are levels. The shift from TNG Trek to the new opened by JJ Trek, folks never so enamored by Trek at all, and those for whom Trek is just another show. Over the years, I've grown quite weary of the Trek as the 'Non Plus Utra of Sci Fi' crowd. There is a lot to like in Trek, but there's a lot to like elsewhere, too.
What does "non plus ultra" mean?
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Old May 29 2013, 01:26 PM   #126
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I liked the bit were they compared curing sexual dysfunction to reducing the water pressure on a garden hose by extensively puncturing it's length.

Strangers form the Sky was better.

Kirk and Spock having a phaser duel with assholes while time lorn through the historic signing of the Federation Charter.

Aces!
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Old May 29 2013, 01:32 PM   #127
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Why is everyone being mean to Star Trek these days?
I think there are levels. The shift from TNG Trek to the new opened by JJ Trek, folks never so enamored by Trek at all, and those for whom Trek is just another show. Over the years, I've grown quite weary of the Trek as the 'Non Plus Utra of Sci Fi' crowd. There is a lot to like in Trek, but there's a lot to like elsewhere, too.
What does "non plus ultra" mean?
Well it depends on where you put the breaks.

Nonplus Ultra is different from Non plusultra.

Remember how Roman numerals work?

Historically... This sounds like Orwellian newspeak.

In the book they were trying to control the shape of language, reducing the size of the dictionary, so that heresy against Big Brother was impossible to put into words or thought.

In the movie, they thought that by gradually reducing the language and the size of the dictionary, that mankind would eventually have no language and become telepathic.

Which is what they based goodfacts and truefacts on in the final episode of season 4, deconstruction of falling stars, where the hologram Garibaldi ignited the nuclear apocalypse 500 years in the future.
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Old May 29 2013, 01:34 PM   #128
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Why is everyone being mean to Star Trek these days?
I think there are levels. The shift from TNG Trek to the new opened by JJ Trek, folks never so enamored by Trek at all, and those for whom Trek is just another show. Over the years, I've grown quite weary of the Trek as the 'Non Plus Utra of Sci Fi' crowd. There is a lot to like in Trek, but there's a lot to like elsewhere, too.
What does "non plus ultra" mean?
Better than anything else.. nothing could surpass this. No further more, Seven is the Non Plus Ultra of Trek pulchritude.
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Old May 29 2013, 01:47 PM   #129
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Don't you think it's weird that pulchritude means beauty when it is such an ugly word?
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Old May 29 2013, 01:53 PM   #130
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder -- presumably a Roman would approve (pulcher = beautiful in Latin)
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Old May 29 2013, 01:57 PM   #131
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It reminds me of pilchards which I usually see in cat food. With gelatine.
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Old May 29 2013, 02:04 PM   #132
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This thread has gotten kinda surreal.

I like it.
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Old May 29 2013, 11:53 PM   #133
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I don't care if Game of Thrones looks like a visual feast of fantasy and delivers gorgeously ugly people stabbing and fucking each other all out the wazoo,
There's something about your posting style that gets me stiff
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Old May 30 2013, 12:16 AM   #134
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I pity the poor startled proctologist inspecting her wazoo.
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Old May 30 2013, 06:22 AM   #135
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Still with the body cavity searches.. well I suppose you're of an age where the annual butt exam draws closer so it must be on your mind.
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