ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4579 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
Quoting 9V (Reply 6): There's no way William Shatner can do another one!
He could, you seen him in Boston Legal with James Spader and Candice Bergen? Chewing up the scenery doesn't begin to describe it... However, Bones and Scotty have since passed on, so it's probably not going to happen!
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1171 times:
^^Yup. (Meant for Reply 6.) There's another one coming up, and it's going to be directed by J. J. Abrams, and it's going to involve the Classic crew, I believe. But the Shat Man is getting a bit old to play Kirk, I would agree, unless it's a retired Kirk or something. If anything, the movie may involve a young Kirk and a Classic crew that would be played by different actors from the original.
Maybe they could get him to promote it on his Priceline commercials, though. He made a joint appearance with Leonard Nimoy a few years ago in one of them.
Kieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
OK, it's a little off-topic, but just say that the auction was for Trek items that actually worked. What would you buy?
Would you go for the transporter, so as to never again be stuck in a traffic jam or next to that drunk fella on the bus coughing up phlegm everywhere?
You'd never be late again, just make sure you know how to work the bloody thing, so as to not materialise your head in a wall.
Would you opt for the phaser, set on kill to instantly vapourize any bastard that bothered you. No evidence... No crime!
What about the holo-suite? I'm sure our friend AerospaceFan would spend hours in there arguing with history's greatest minds. Personally I'd love to chat to Rob Schneider over a beer or two.
Perhaps the Enterprise complete computer records, so you finally can find out the address of that green woman.
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 8 Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13): See Battlestar Galactica these days and see what could have been had Paramount had their heads outta the
Oddly enough, I had it on the other night while I was doing an assignment. looked fairly decent...is it any good? I gather season 3 has just started. Would it be worth my while to get my hands on 1 and 2 to get caught up?
Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 14): but just say that the auction was for Trek items that actually worked. What would you buy?
Definitely the holodeck.......be anywhere, anytime, with anyone.....live out your fantasies......1 holodeck, please. Now...where the hell am I going to put it?
'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1610 posts, RR: 31 Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 14): OK, it's a little off-topic, but just say that the auction was for Trek items that actually worked. What would you buy?
I would definitely go for the Transporter! I travel so often from the USA to the UK as a student studying in London. I study at King's College London (Guy's Hospital campus, London Bridge) in their craniofacial department.
A transporter, if installed in my residence-hall room or even a portable system, would give me endless possibilities! I could transport instantaneously from London to my home in Fort Wayne, IN, with my luggage for the summer or the Christmas holiday (or whenever I need to). Conversely, I could immediately return to London. Even at Christmas time, I could totally surprise my mother and family and friends by suddenly teleporting to my home or wherever and materialising right in front of my surprised family or friends!
I could also use my transporter to beam myself out to LHR on weekends (thereby not wasting my time on the hour-long tube ride out to LHR from Russell Square) or any airport as soon as I heard a very special aircraft (ie, A380 or a Russian type) was slated to visit!
Since I am studying to be a craniofacial research doctor, I would really appreciate the convenience of instantaneous teleportation to research conferences anywhere, or even interviews or open days for PhD-applying students, etc.
In short, a transporter would open up endless possibilities for me to go anywhere I need to go (for my educational purposes) or desire to go, without the expense and hassle of normal travel by air. No more lugging my violin, CPAP machine, two huge Samsonites, and carry-on bag(s) through airports, waiting for buses/trains/taxis with my luggage, or lugging all that up stairs, etc!
To pay off my student loans, I could even use my transporter to make money (by charging people "fares" to use it)!
However, I would be much more likely to get my own 747 or A380 than a transporter anytime soon!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
Kieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1096 times:
Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 18): understand that it's bigger inside than out, and could transport me anywhere and to any point in time, but in your opinion what would be the point of having a TARDIS and a holodeck?
Let's hypothesise. The TARDIS could take you to ancient Egypt, and you could probably get to meet Cleopatra. With the aid of the holodeck, you'd be able to do more than meet her!
Kieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1081 times:
Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 22): That show has been on for like a kajillion years, hasn't it? Has the storyline run sequentially or is this something that can be watched "new" with each new incarnation?
Tough question that. It depends who you are. I was a fan of the original series, before the BBC restarted it a couple of years ago with Christopher Eccleston. i do however like the revamped series.
The original series lasted from 1963 to 1989 spanning 7 Doctors. The original series was very much classic sci-fi, with a small budget and dodgy sets, however that's one reason I like it. It is very british and I grew up as a kid loving it.
I'd suggest watching the new versions and then, if your interest is roused, going back to the original series.
the question still remains however, about the new Battlestar galactica. We need ANCFlyer here to give us an honest opinion, and suggest whether it's worth buying the DVDs (if they're out yet!)