Chapter 13, page 32

September 21st, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Lloyd (Guest) September 21st, 2017, 11:36 pm
built in taser It looks like the guardian is going for the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, with a built in taser.

Also, it looks like his fingernails are really short. I wonder if guardians get nervous and chew their fingernails.
Merceneiress September 25th, 2017, 9:24 am
@Lloyd: Haha! by the way, did you watch the new star trek show?

@Guesticus: good advice for Blue --- I agree.
He is not using his full potential (his weight) to damage her squishy organic parts!
Guesticus (Guest) September 25th, 2017, 3:55 pm
@Merceneiress: do you mean "Discovery" or "The Orville"?
Merceneiress September 25th, 2017, 7:28 pm
@Guesticus: Discovery --- but didn't realize had to pay to see the rest of the episodes. I didn't see the Orville (heard it was funny).
Guesticus (Guest) September 26th, 2017, 5:58 am
@Merceneiress: The Orville is how Star Trek should be: fun :D
xpacetrue September 26th, 2017, 1:57 pm
@Merceneiress: You should definitely give Orville a chance. It is quite funny. Even aside from the humor, it's worth a watch. It actually feels more in the spirit of Star Trek than the new series.

Also, you really have us on the edge of our seats here. Hope there aren't too many casualties among Tirin's friends before the dust settles... She already has her work cut out as it is without having to do everything herself.
Merceneiress September 27th, 2017, 10:34 pm
@xpacetrue and @Guesticus: I will watch the Orville based on what you and Guesticus have said. I also know what you mean regarding Discovery --- but when Number One vulcan-nerve-pinched the Captain I thought, "wow, Spock never would have done that!" But then I thought, "actually he did, but that was evil Kirk." I didn't watch anymore episodes of Discovery. Maybe the Captain was evil?
E Hines (Guest) September 26th, 2017, 7:02 am
@Merceneiress: Looked to me like ol' Blue gave it his best shot with his first punch. And then failed to follow and finish the fight.
Which is why he always failed when he sparred with Tirin: he relies too much on his bulk, and he spends too much time posing for the cameras after his first punch.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) September 26th, 2017, 3:16 pm
@E Hines: personally wouldn't say The Orville 'tries too hard', tries, sure, but 'too hard'? MacFarlane has a specific type of humour, and it doesn't appeal to most people, and to me, he has kept the humour in this show to a minimum, certainly not to the degree as his other shows, so if you were expecting it to be something like "Family Guy in Space", you will be highly disappointed

@xpacetrue that was what was trying to convey: it is more in the spirit of the original series, very light-hearted and not taking itself too seriously
Lloyd (Guest) September 26th, 2017, 8:04 am
@Merceneiress: I grew up with the original Star Trek. No, I haven't seen either of the new Star Trek shows mentioned here in the comments. Considering what I've heard (Thank you, E. Hines) I think I'd rather be entertained by something more original ... like Merceneiress!
Merceneiress September 26th, 2017, 9:17 am
Hey, now that's quite a compliment! Thanks, Lloyd! I grew up with and loved the original Star Trek too - one of the major influences on me when I was young, as well as Lost in Space (Danger Will Robinson!), Giant Robo, Gamera, Ultraman, Star Blazers, Star Wars, and Kung-Fu Theater (local weekly showings of old martial arts movies). Not to mention the countless comic books I collected, sci-fi novels read, and videogames played (Atari 2600).
xpacetrue September 26th, 2017, 1:55 pm
@Lloyd: I don't believe that you're missing much by not watching the new series. I've seen the first episode of Discovery and they've changed so much that it is barely recognizable as Star Trek. The new Klingons do not look anything like either original series or Next Generation Klingons. And they certainly do not behave like them. Instead, they look and act more like the Remans in Star Trek: Nemesis. I guess the producers really wanted something different and "edgy" to appeal to a younger generation. Even the show's intro looks and sounds completely different from any other Star Trek series. It's like a complete departure from anything fans knew as "Star Trek". Admittedly, I'm biased. I just can't forgive them for rebooting the beloved universe and destroying the Vulcan homeworld. They should not have messed up Vulcans or Klingons, the two fan favorite races. It seems many execs and directors these days have NO RESPECT for fans. Indeed, CBS's exec admittedly hates sci-fi. Go figure...
Guesticus (Guest) September 22nd, 2017, 2:26 am
Looks like Al is about to feel such a nasty pinch! Hopefully his hands are continuing doing what they need to do

"Blue? Get your head out of there! You have no idea what she has been with!! That's just nasty!!!"

Blue needs to get a clue and tap into what Tirin has been teaching him: lift the itty-bitty titty-monster and drop her, with his full weight, onto that table or desk or whatever beside him, her cyber parts may endure it, but not-so-sure about her still-squishy organic parts
E Hines (Guest) September 26th, 2017, 6:57 am
I watched both. The Orville tries too hard, and it fails entirely to be funny. I won't be back to it.
Discovery is just a rehash of the original Star Trek TV series, and so it's boring. The ship's captain and first officer are a whole lot of fun to look at, but that's not enough to get me to spend any more time on the show.
And, I really get tired of the level of insubordination and outright mutiny that are tolerated. But maybe that's just me.
Eric Hines
Speedy (Guest) May 22nd, 2019, 7:47 am
@E Hines: The Orville took a few episodes to find its legs, but I think they got it right.

At first, I was afraid that the Orville was going to end up going the way of Red Dwarf, but it's actually turned into a Star Trek: TNG, without the sticks up everyone's rectums.

It's no Firefly, but I'd say the plots and humor in the more recent episodes have at least plotted a course in that direction.

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