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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Red envelopes make me think of the Wii Letterbomb...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NintendoByNature

@bimmy-lee species may have been my first exposure to lady parts lol. It was such a long time ago.
@ThanosReXXX it's definitely a classic. I might even rewatch it in the near future.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia To elaborate on the situation over here, which might give you more of an insight:
This channel also broadcasted most of the Star Trek shows, and usually on similar time slots, so once those were either done or temporarily gone, due to seasonal breaks, the voids were usually also filled by similar shows or programs, and so I got to know Farscape. I've always had this frame of mind of try before you say you don't like it, and I possess a natural curiosity to the new, so I'm usually quite open-minded in that regard.

So, although I was kinda sad that another season of a Star Trek show had ended, and that I had to wait at least 4 or 5 months for another to start, I was always curious as to what would temporarily take its place, and always willing to give it a try. And the first episode already got me hooked, so yeah, definitely a great show, and I was sad when it ended.

Some other sci-fi series that I got to know because they started as "Star Trek replacement/filler series", were Babylon 5, Firefly, Andromeda, Lexx, Space - Above & Beyond, Mutant X, Cleopatra 2525, Dark Angel, FFWD, Total Recall and probably quite a few others, that I can't remember right now.

One annoying thing about it, though: if you either know or look up some of these shows, you'll see that except for a small handful of them, most were short-lived and cancelled after two or three seasons. And even though the Dutch network knew this, they still bought the series from American, Canadian or British channels, probably because canceled shows are cheap and nice, short fillers for when their main series is temporarily off the air...

The main downside of that was that I got to REALLY like some of these shows, only to see them end in a cliff hanger, or not even have any kind of ending at all, and never being any the wiser about it. Well, at least: not until the internet finally offered me an option to find out about these shows and the reasons they were canceled, sometimes also offering a decent enough explanation of the final episodes and/or even offering scripts to tie open ends from the creators themselves.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Grumblevolcano

Fallout 1st is a newly announced premium membership for Fallout 76 with the pricing being $12.99 a month or $99.99 a year. This game somehow manages to become even more of a joke.

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ThanosReXXX

@Grumblevolcano Hm... well, I guess they had better prepare for the, erm... Fallout, then?

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NEStalgia

@Grumblevolcano W.T. actual F.??? How does one even respond to that. Hysterical laughter doesn't even fit. I may just sob uncontrollably for hours despite not even caring. It's just that bad.

How is Bethesda even still in business? How do they have any customers at all? It's hard to blame the company when thy apparently found a whole ton of suckers to sell garbage to at outrageous sums of money. I have always loved Elder Scrolls, but I feel like Fallout76 and it's continued.....carpification of it....has made me consider Bethesda a rung or two below EA in my book. At least with EA the lootboxes eventually give you something good to play. With Bethesda you just keep shoveling $20's in the furnace just to watch the smoke blow.

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NEStalgia

"Remember that time you paid us $80 for a completely broken product you couldn't use? Now you can relive the magic on an annual subscription basis!"

I'm starting to believe the series is an actual Enclave/VaulTec experiment on the population.

@ThanosReXXX Haha, yeah I have a similar arc of "need Trek filler" shows. And I second the misery of a sci-fi fan when more than half the shows you try to watch get cancelled 13-28 episodes in. It's not easy being ...er....just pretend sci-fi TV fan rhymes with "green"?

B5 is no filler though....it's the king of all sci-fi shows. No exceptions.

There's a fun plaque that hangs (or hung) above a doorway in the JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory): "Never use a Star Trek solution on a Babylon 5 problem."

Also fun fact, since you're familiar with B5. NASA actually bought the blueprints for the Starfury fighters. Not a joke. They've done nothing with them. I can't imagine what they would do with them, and since they're not a military division they didn't buy them as combat vehicles. But they were considering building adapting them for mining/construction/something/someday/maybe.

Then again, these are the same people that "lost" the blueprints for the Saturn V, the most powerful rocket engine ever built.......

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Anti-Matter

Speaking about satellite and planets....

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Haha, yeah, or actually: belay that laugh, I should have actually cried, because it's rather sad and infinitely stupid, but yay humans working for governmental agencies, I guess...

As for Babylon 5: I didn't mean to imply that it was a filler series per se, but over here, it DID start as such, filling the exact time slot that Star Trek normally occupied, so filler in that sense, not as in "disposable series that only runs for one or two seasons anyway".

Oh, and sorry to ruin the joke, but the "rhymes with green" thing is completely flying over my head, by the way.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@Anti-Matter "Speaking about satellites and planets"

Huh? Literally NO ONE was talking about either of these two things. Man, it really baffles me how your mind works, sometimes...

@NEStalgia For my own peace of mind, I think I'm just going to see that comment of his as a n00b's translation of sci-fi: yeah, must be those movies and series about space, planets and satellites and all that stuff...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Only in government can you be the guy that loses the blueprint to the most powerful engine/weapon ever designed, and the only known tool to accomplish specific tasks, and still have a job. Probably a promotion. And pension. And only in government can it take another 40+ years and counting to design something comparable to the thing you already had 50 years ago. Imagine being the guy at Amazon that loses the password hash for the backups? And telling them it'll take you at LEAST 45 more years (and a half dozen well connected contractors) to build another one?

The joke was just Kermit's "it's not easy being green" except "it's not easy being a sci-fi fan" but without any word I can think of that rhymes with it. Speaking of Farscape and Muppets and such.

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Eel

I got a new usb-c cable and, gosh, I can't believe how much of a difference the cable can make!

Everything went from unstable slow charging to working like new again.

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ThanosReXXX

@StableInvadeel We've all been there.

@NEStalgia But it is suspiciously weird how these things always happen with either the most crucial or important things. No one ever loses the plans for the Space Shuttle's sleeping bag hinges...

All kidding aside, though: back in the early 00's over here, the Dutch military supposedly "lost" a not yet developed roll of film about crimes against humanity in Eastern Europe, or somewhere thereabouts. That film would have been crucial evidence in the international trials, but because some idiot lost it/made it disappear, hundreds of pages of additional paperwork were needed to still make certain cases/accusations stick. And I can name a couple more examples, both local and international.

All or most of them just WAY too convenient, or stupid to actually just be an accident. Or maybe I just like conspiracy theories...

As for the joke: ah... good old Kermit. And I actually know that song, but I already forgot you mentioning Muppets. I was already way too deep into the sci-fi memories...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX I think the greatest conspiracy is that everyone is convinced there are no such things as conspiracies and theories about them are inherently crazy. Meanwhile there are volumes of laws that are tried in court regularly specifically relating to conspiracy....

The idea that one human or group of humans aren't motivated to lie or deceive in concert with each other based on personal gains, idealistic gains, or under threat and that believing they are is "tin foil hat" territory has got to be the most intense conspiracy of deception ever!

There were no such thing as KGB spies. There were never KGB spies. In fact the USSR didn't even exist. Someone just thought Saturn V plans were their sandwich wrapper and threw them out. Honest! Pfft, you people and your conspiracy theories, always overlooking the obvious answers exactly as your leaders tell you they exist....

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia So... so... aliens DO exist in Area 51?

But yeah, that's pretty much the gist of it. I'd dare to wager a bet that both governments and most major religious institutions would prefer us to still be illiterate, like in the Middle Ages, so that they're the only ones that can tell us what the books actually say...

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But of course, nowadays there are also many new and "glorious" ways of indoctrinating people. Just look at Russian, Chinese and Korean correctional institutes. I've recently seen a news item on a Chinese one, about an Islamic subculture called the Uyghurs, who are not only discriminated, but are also re-educated in special camps, to become "good citizens", and adopt a more accepted, Chinese way of living, instead of their own, which is considered to be inferior and/or close to unpatriotic.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Eel

This is your website agent here reminding you to not get too deep into these topics <3

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ThanosReXXX

@StableInvadeel Ooh, and I just added an edit. My bad. I'll stop there. It's just that it is sometimes very interesting to talk about, and this is the Chit-Chat thread after all, so the daily stuff does sometimes come to the surface, even if it isn't a nice topic.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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BruceCM

ThanosReXXX wrote:

@I'd dare to wager a bet that both governments and most major religious institutions would prefer us to still be illiterate, like in the Middle Ages, so that they're the only ones that can tell us what the books actually say...

What books? & you surely don't automatically believe everything any author writes....?
For the religious side, it is now easy to get hold of any books they're referring to & check that, at least, those do say whatever is being claimed
But for governments, I'm not sure there's really anything similar?

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