Who says he didn't? The example he offered Rey seemed a perfect balance of Obi Wan's "Here's a light saber, use the force, when you're old and beat to hell, occupy the bad guy so the younger generation can escape," and Anakin's self aggrandizing whininess. Having achieved such perfection, he transcended physical existence to become one with the Force. It's all right there in the movie! :P
(More seriously, we haven't yet seen how Rey is going to comprehend/understand/account for the dark side/light side dichotomy, but this movie has at least raised the issue.)
Probably the same movie the manga of Nausicaa and Akira were adapted from, I guess. And Appleseed for that matter.
I like the uncanny valley (we haven't seen the other side in the real world yet, it might just be a cliff) mien of Alita a lot. The CGI robot combat seemed to work better with not quite human choreographics.
I know, that's a lot to extrapolate from such a brief trailer, so sue me.
The thing is, if you're dealing with a dick DM who really truly is looking for a TPK, that one spell in the hands of a BBEG is the least of your worries. I think it works badly from a PF perspective of building NPCs and PCs with the same mechanical function, but DnD5e doesn't work that way. It's a PC appropriate spell in 5e.
Steve Geddes wrote:
I don't mean to derail the thread, but do you feel out of touch because shared campaigns are so typical that the appendix is unnecessary, or because they're so rare that it's a waste of space?
What if it's something that just happens, like when you take a strip of paper, put a twist in it and glue the two ends together, and BANG, mobius strip! But with hyperspatial/interplanar travel as a means of function.
Also, not to be patronizing, but plane doesn't mean infinite flat space with First World at the bottom and sky at the top in this context, it means pristine, natural, verdant ideal of whichever planet you happen to be on. Probably a lot more noticeable on Akiton than Castrovel. Just don't ask me about the Diaspora, I got no guesses on that one.
If you guys get the chance you should see the Syfy miniseries version of Dune. Stilgar, leader of the Fremen, is gloriously not at all hot.
And yes, like Hama, I was really only ever watching the series to see Poppy Drayton wiggle around in tight leather pants. Haven't watched a single episode of season two.
Enjoyed this weeks episode. I'm little confused about why they broadcast what was obviously the Halloween episode a week before Thanksgiving, but okay.
Given the way they've written Alara's character thus far, there's no doubt in my mind that she'd demand that the not-holodeck was set to save or die.
We also saw this with Worf, Geordi, Data, Kira, Dax, Tuvok, Torres, T'Pol, etc.
Don't forget that episode where Captain Kirk went back in time with Spock and said that his friend was obviously Chinese, his ears just looked so weird because his head was caught in an automated rice-picker.
I'm not being racist, Leonard Nimoy was from Boston. Harlan Ellison? Never heard of him, but the name sounds jewish.
John Adams never had the opportunity to watch The Orville in his life, but I'd like to return the conversation to the most recent episode.
I really liked it. My only issue was I felt that making the planet so similar to 21st century US was a bit heavy handed. "A Taste of Armageddon" from TOS was broadcast before lottery numbers were an issue with Vietnam enlistment, but no one watching was confused about its relevancy, no matter how futuristic the set design was.
I really liked that John's idiotic grind on the state was a plot point rather than just played for bro-laughs.
I really really liked how lysella assimilated the existence of an alien spaceship so quickly, and liked even more that she turned off the feed at the end of the episode, rather than mindlessly up-voting, in contrast to her inattentive down-vote at the beginning.
[i]The Orville[/] can stand shoulder to shoulder with name brand Star Trek; I thought this week was better than that TNG episode where Riker has illicit UFO sex with the nurse.
The whole speed of plot thing seems more an issue in later D&D and PF. In AD&D one turn (out of combat) was ten minutes, and a round was one minute, so it was built into the game mechanics that combat wasted (well, related to is a better term, I guess) dungeon exploration time. Nothing against PF, but it seems like speed of plot is built into 3.5/PF, if only because the combat rounds are so short that they don't really relate to actions outside of combat.
I could totally enjoy a story where Dani survived a bear attack in which her parents were killed, and the demon bear is a psychic manifestation of her childhood trauma. That would be rather awesome, actually. I'm just not convinced a Marvel movie can be that character driven, if you see what I mean.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be convinced.
As drawn by Sienkiewicz, the demon bear was much, much bigger than your average bear. Kaiju big? Okay, but I doubt Godzilla or a Jaeger is going to show up to fight it in a New Mutants movie.
Dani's power is telepathic projection of a person's most deep seated fear. One of the earliest storylines was about things getting hallucinogenically screwy at Xavier's School because a Brood Queen was using Xavier's telepathy to manifest Dani's power without her knowledge, which lead her to consider suicide because she believed she was going crazy. (At least, that's what I remember from more than thirty years ago, forgive any errors.)
I doubt they'll include the Brood, but expecting this movie not to use horror genre motifs is like expecting a Superman movie not to feature super-strength or invulnerability.
Can I ask your opinion of episode 4? There was a lot of nerdy Star Trek parody stuff going on, but I thought that "dude-bros at playtime" became a non issue the instant Grayson and Kitan were arrested and shot. I like the way sharing meals has been used to illustrate functional multiculturalism in several episodes, as an example of a different overarching theme.
Uniforms and sets that find a design esthetic halfway between Enterprise and the Abramsverse? I would have preferred an reinterpretation of the Pike-era uniforms, but okay.
Holographic shipboard communication devices, even though we've only ever seen flatscreens in previous iterations of Trek? I can live with that.
A xeno-anthropologist who was orphaned in a Klingon attack but doesn't recognize a Klingon artifact? That's stupidest f&%$ing thing I've ever heard! It's bad writing which undercuts Michael Burnham's character on a very fundamental level, but whatever, she knows the Vulcan Nerve Pinch just to appeal to the nerd fanbase.
If this show were on broadcast, I'd DVR it, but it's not going to be the reason I subscribe to CBS All Access.
To be fair, Forest Whitaker didn't have a whole lot of resemblance to cgi Saw Gerrera. That said, I don't think they'd retread a Rebels character for such a central role in the new trilogy.
The source of Android evolution can't have biological origin? Is that a deal breaker?
So, you're admitting that the show-runner's/author's pro-incest agenda that you were blathering about is your subjective interpretation, not something they're actually writing into the books or script?
'Cause that's what I'm saying.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
It's funny, the series dropped my favorite scene of Jaime's slow, gradual, de-handed disillusionment (that's when he's looking at Loras thinking, "Kid, I used to be just like you, and BOY was I ever a f**king a**hole.") but it's been an interesting post Riverrun path to a schism in the twincest. Look, whatever, maybe that sentence was laden with jargon, it should make sense whether you've read the books, seen the TV series, or both.
I was..kind disappointed that he broke down like that. Basing the 'Do not trust me.' line on the word of a supposed seer?(As Baelish would have said it no doubt) It was tying things up nice and pat but I am imagining that he would be able to cast enough doubt on things.
It was an interesting performance by Aidan Gillen.
Littlefinger's breakdown looked a bit contrived, as if he still thought he could tug Sansa's heartstrings, whereas his "Sansa, gurgle gurgle gurgle," seemed a bit more genuine, if unintelligible. I liked a lot that he kept talking even after his throat had been slit, as if he could negotiate his way out of bleeding to death, but the look of surprise when he realized he was the one on trial was even better.
Orville Redenbacher wrote:
I guess im just some sort of a@#hole, but I liked the banal road scenes that added a sense of travel and provided some exposition. I forgot the show even has it anymore.
I enjoyed the road scenes. It was like watching a superhero team get together for the first time or something. I loved the Torment vs. Hound:"You're with Brienne of f**king Tarth?"
"Well, I'm not really with her yet, but here's hoping."
I'm a little disappointed that Jorah never looked at Jon and said, "Served under my father? Do you, like, know a guy named Samwell Tarly? 'Cause that's the dude who cured me of the greyscale in Oldtown." And Jon would be all, "Omigod that's hilarious, I totally sent him there to study as a Maester, small Westeros, right?"
But the manly-man-theatre Longclaw exchange was cool enough.
Addams Family DM wrote:
To hell with the fan fiction, whats an annulment again?
Marc Radle wrote:
I heard it as, "That isn't you," as in not in your character. Maybe Arya ended the episode with a moment of ecce lupus and decided that as glad as she is to hear that the Starks are once again in Winterfell, there's still a queen who needs to be assassinated in King's landing.
I mean, my pet theory is that Arya's going to show up in Winterfell and say, "Wait, Littlefinger's here? I'm totally murdering that guy! Relax sis, I can just wear his face around afterwards, the Knights of the Vale won't be a problem." I've been wrong before, though.