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  1. J.T.B. replied to the thread New Coke.

    This thread reminded me that in the 1980s glass soda bottles came out in a new, more squat shape with twist tops. Most of the bottle was...

    Jun 27, 2019 at 3:20 AM
  2. J.T.B. replied to the thread Things that frustrate us all.

    "Penultimate" means next-to-last, it is not another word for "ultimate." I have been hearing it misused a lot in the past year or so,...

    Jun 26, 2019 at 4:50 PM
  3. J.T.B. liked XCV330's post in the thread If you're interested in DeForrest Kelley's earlier cowboy roles, Warlock (1959) is a great showcase..

    My grandfather came from a town out in Idaho that got named by the first five people to the new proposed post office using a letter from...

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:44 PM
  4. J.T.B. replied to the thread Why is everyone more robotic than V'Ger in TMP?.

    Which doesn't matter. Regardless of what subordinates do or don't do, the commanding officer has ultimate responsibility for the success...

    Jun 25, 2019 at 2:40 PM
  5. J.T.B. replied to the thread Clueless Admirals.

    The point is, the UN is not an apt comparison because it does not have to deal with an adversarial entity of similar size or capability....

    Jun 25, 2019 at 2:15 PM
  6. J.T.B. replied to the thread Clueless Admirals.

    Not comparable unless there is a adversary UN-equivalent developing weapons to use against UN members.

    Jun 24, 2019 at 9:00 PM
  7. J.T.B. replied to the thread Clueless Admirals.

    Cloaking was a device (ha) to tell a submarine story in space, and I don't see why historical parallels to submarines would not be...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 7:42 PM
  8. J.T.B. replied to the thread Why Was Riker Demoted?.

    It didn't seem to matter for Data on the Sutherland, though. It is standard for the XO on a US carrier to have the rank of captain....

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:37 PM
  9. J.T.B. replied to the thread Starfleet Command.

    That is far from universal among nations today. Sometimes it's the head of state, sometimes the head of government, sometimes a cabinet...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:37 PM
  10. J.T.B. replied to the thread If you're interested in DeForrest Kelley's earlier cowboy roles, Warlock (1959) is a great showcase..

    ^Miners sometimes gave odd and colorful names to their claims, and the towns that sprang up after successful strikes often adopted that...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  11. J.T.B. liked Maurice's post in the thread My Little Video About Paramount/Desilu, shot on location.

    Today I happened to be just down the road from the Paramount Pictures lot on Melrose Avenue and decided to shoot this little video about...

    Jun 23, 2019 at 11:01 PM
  12. J.T.B. replied to the thread The Classic/Retro Pop Culture Thread.

    Yeah. I think him playing a character so different from previous roles gave people a bit of a surprise, "What do you know, the Duke can...

    Jun 23, 2019 at 4:45 PM
  13. J.T.B. attached a file to the thread If you're interested in DeForrest Kelley's earlier cowboy roles, Warlock (1959) is a great showcase..

    I have also posted about this movie here somewhere years ago. One of the better '50s psychological Westerns, IMO. And non-speaking...

    warlock_lockwood.png warlock_jenson.png Jun 23, 2019 at 12:15 AM
  14. J.T.B. liked mb22's post in the thread Siskel & Ebert TWOK 1982.

    As of this previous thread, the 1982 Siskel & Ebert TWOK review had yet to be posted. Here it is: [MEDIA]

    Jun 20, 2019
  15. J.T.B. liked RookieBatman's post in the thread If you're interested in DeForrest Kelley's earlier cowboy roles, Warlock (1959) is a great showcase..

    I think it's a really good movie in general, with a nice variety of interesting characters that don't completely fit into the usual...

    Jun 20, 2019