TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by TheGodBen, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. MrBorg

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    It seems Mass Effect 3 has ASSUMED DIRECT CONTROL of TGB.
     
  2. free2131

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    From what I've heard online, you are gonna be VERY disappointed when you finish.
     
  3. Ln X

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    I know that feeling; I wasted most of the teenage years of my life playing first Simcity 4, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (the best turn based strategy game ever) and now Battlefield Bad Company 2. Games are addictive...
     
  4. Worf'sParmach

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    Sim City 5 come out next year. I'm going to end up losing my job, husband and kids. But I will finally complete my goal of building the entire continental United States.
     
  5. Sykonee

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    Since this thread is semi-offrails as it is, and I don't want to wander into the Gaming forum, I may as well ask ol' GoddyBen this here.

    Of the following sci-fi franchises, who's ending do you think has pissed off its loyal, dedicated fanbase the most:

    A. VOY
    B. ENT
    C. Altered ROTJ
    D. ME3
     
  6. Ln X

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    But it will be worth it!
     
  7. DonIago

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    I'll go with B.

    A was bad, but not horrible.
    C was irritating and stupid, but hardly unexpected if you'd seen the altered earlier films.
    D is not one I'm personally familiar with and is probably too recent for comment.

    B, OTOH... this is a "Valentine for the fans"? Really? Which fans in particular? The fact that ENT had actually improved during its final season, and that this is what we get to finish things off...I mean really, the only thing worth watching is the montage at the end.
     
  8. Sindatur

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    Heh, I just started a thread in the ENT Forum a few days back about TATV Popularity. As insulted as us BBS posters felt over the episode, apparently it was well loved by the General Public (Must be TNG fans, I guess), because I just noticed on the "Captains Log" Fan Collection Box set, TATV was selected as a Fan Favorite. Apparently, even though we disliked it so much, they knew what they were doing :confused:
     
  9. TheGodBen

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    Hmm, we're still in the middle of the ME3 hate-storm, but I'd give it the edge because the developers have indicated that they're open to changing the ending in the face of the backlash against them. I know that those Trek finales were retconned somewhat in the novels, but those were written by different people.

    What makes ME3's ending so toxic to fans is that the games themselves are so amazing. Mass Effect 3 is a fantastic game, even with that ending I would still recommend it to anyone that enjoys great space opera, it is an experience like few others. I laughed, I held back manly tears, I felt a true bromance with a Turian named Garrus. So the fact that they dropped the ball in the last five minutes, then tripped and broke their own neck, it's not only disappointing, it's utterly incomprehensible.
     
  10. apenpaap

    apenpaap Commodore Commodore

    Yeah, it's bizarre that TATV is on the fan favourite in Captain's Log. Scott Bakula's introduction to it is kind of funny, though. He sounds really surprised it came out as a fan favourite and it really seems like he's trying to stop himself from saying: "Why the hell did you select this stinker, fans?!"
     
  11. Deranged Nasat

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    Perhaps it's a situation where masses of people voted for it "for the lulz" - and it backfired spectacularly because too many of them did it? :p
     
  12. Sykonee

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    Heh. Seems like such an innocent time when the biggest criticism the game had was day-one DLC and the potential for a gay romance.:lol:
     
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  13. Satyrquaze

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    Well, at least with A. the fanbase has clearly moved on to Twilight.
     
  14. TheGodBen

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    Yeah, the internet has had it out for ME3 for the last few months, it seemed like fans were actively hoping that the game would suck for some reason, in some cases people were actually making things up just to criticise the game. I assumed that the backlash against the ending was just another case of people griping for no reason, considering the quality of the rest of the game there was no way that the ending could be that bad. Then I got to the end...
     
  15. apenpaap

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    By the way, what altered ending of ROTJ? Did George Lucas change it?
     
  16. Fist McStrongpunch

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    The Anakin force-ghost is now played by Hayden Christensen.
     
  17. apenpaap

    apenpaap Commodore Commodore

    ^Oh, that? To be honest (and I should probably stop talking right now) I prefer that over the old version.
     
  18. Harvey

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    Plus, there's the business with Darth Vader saying "noooooooo" during the Luke/Emperor confrontation now.
     
  19. apenpaap

    apenpaap Commodore Commodore

    ^Really? I thought that was just a joke edit someone on youtube had made. That's bloody awful if it's really in there.
     
  20. DonIago

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    You'd think it would be a joke edit.

    Sadly, you'd be wrong.

    Also, blinking Ewoks are freaky.