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Cody B
Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 2:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

I suppose this was a good enough finale. I definitely prefer episodes that are more character study oriented but this one still had some nice moments. Hiding in the event horizon and going down into the Mariana’s Trench among them. Parts of the episode even bordered on looking like feature film quality. Count me in for season three later this year!
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Cody B
Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 4:40am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

This was great. This exemplified everything The Orville should be. A plot that could absolutely be from Star Trek but also can be used comedically. Even without having your ex around, just the idea of having a younger you around is a lot to play with. Will the younger you take older you’s advice? Would it even matter? Then throw in the ex wanting the younger version and they had so much to explore. The scene where they had to power down and you could see the Kaylon ships trying to find them was also well done. This is one of my favorite episodes easily
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Cody B
Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 1:31pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Lasting Impressions

Great episode. The cigarette stuff was hilarious I laughed out loud when Bortus ordered 500 cigarettes from the replicator and then tried to hide an entire pillow full of cigarettes from Krydon. I felt for Gordon. It’s understandable how he just wanted to delete her ex boyfriend from the data but the holodeck relationship thing has been explored before and it just doesn’t work. On some level I’m sure he knew that from the start.
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Cody B
Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 8:37am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part I

@ Dave in MN

No I’m watching all the episodes in order I just watched three in a row in a hurry and didn’t have much to say. I liked both of those episodes my only problem is when Isaac regularly makes it clear he’s fully a robot without feelings that Claire would be unattractive to that. Isaac is not like Data who badly wanted to be human and constantly tried to be. Isaac is constantly saying “I’m here to examine humans, I am incapable of feelings”. Deflectors I also liked. I always appreciate when a show doesn’t go for the easy “happy ending” and everything isn’t neatly wrapped up. Everyone involved was left unhappy and I found it particularly sad at the end when Bortus went home and his husband so bad wanted him to be affectionate and happy to be home but Bortus isn’t happy with everything at home.
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Cody B
Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 8:22am (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Paul M

Idk about you but The reason Disney doing that to Gina Carano bothers me is because you have what couldn’t be a bigger example of “corporation” stomping out an interesting outspoken person. The world needs people like that whether you agree with them or not.
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Cody B
Tue, Feb 16, 2021, 12:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part I

While I Don’t agree with QUITE so high of a episode rating, I do have to say that the end reveal of the Kaylon being the equivalent of Borgs is a brilliant and exciting idea. One gripe I have is that Isaac never really showed human traits whatsoever to the point I have a hard time believing a woman would fall in love with him and doubly so when it’s a woman with kids.
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Cody B
Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 1:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes

Another good episode. About finding out a person who catfishes You is not what you thought, not what youre attracted to, biologically different and forgiving them for the trickery. Will be interesting to see how Mercer is dealt with for releasing a prisoner
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Cody B
Sun, Feb 14, 2021, 7:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Home

Nice. Three for three so far in season 2. Was surprised to see Alara leave for good at the end. I don’t know if this a story arc or if the actress really left the show but I guess I’ll find out. Also was nice to see Robert Picardo and the doctor from Enterprise whose name escapes me. I’m going to running through the remaining 11 episodes since I cancelled hulu and only have one week until my paid for month ends
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Cody B
Sun, Feb 14, 2021, 7:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Dave in MN

It will be a never ending back and forth. As Booming said “science let’s me approach things differently than most people”, so not only is Booming better than us (after all who could forget when Booming revealed he/she regular AMAZES people around her/him by constantly predicting the future), but also science allows her/him to regularly post studies that and graphs and charts that don’t really give any answer at all and doesn’t prove anything but with careful wording and constant posts of these studies the water can be muddied and mental gymnastics employed until you are mentally exhausted and tired of arguing

For the record though Dave you are right
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Cody B
Sun, Feb 14, 2021, 4:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Primal Urges

This was a good episode as well. Season two seems like it’s going to be good. I laughed at the sequence where Isaac is asking Bortus about his pornography addiction and it seems to be an emotional scene where Bortus is opening up and then Isaac says “it’s prudent you seek therapy”. As far as the scenes where people from the dying planet are rescued, I’ve always wondered why in all these sci fo shows and movies when only a certain number of people can be saved because of weight limitations of the ship used to rescue them, since it’s in the future and happens so many times why isn’t there a pill or device that can suck out everyone’s water weight? Like an instant dehydrater. Several more people could be rescued this way
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Cody B
Sat, Feb 13, 2021, 8:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Ja'loja

I liked this episode quite a bit. That was a sweet moment when Isaac went to the parent teacher conference with Dr Claire and he eased her worried mind about her son being the one who got vodka from the food synthesizer.
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Cody B
Sat, Feb 13, 2021, 1:19am (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Booming

All I ever said was martial arts can and usually does instill confidence and discipline in kids who have nothing and no one. You've morphed that statement into kids who “are not smart” and in “problematic areas”. I don’t have any areas in mind I was just saying that martial arts does give kids positive role models, discipline, confidence, maybe even something to live for.
You said
“About martial arts. For a long time people had that notion that teaching people from problematic areas martial arts will make them less violent which when you really think about sounds already pretty stupid. Studies show time and time again that teaching people from problematic areas martial arts leads to an increase in violence, not a decrease.”
Could you please link some of those studies? I would like to take a look at them. Are you trying to say opening a martial arts gym in a community leads to an uptick in murders? I’ll take a look at those studies maybe I’ll be surprised but THAT is something that sounds “pretty stupid”.

As far as CTE, that was never discussed until you just now brought it. You said a lot of people are “crippled” from martial arts, which is a false statement and I said as much, and then you moved the goal post to CTE and talking about football. CTE is a problem but if you’re going to look at CTE in combat sports you need to narrow it down to the past twenty years when the disease was understood and steps were taken to avoid it. It vastly safer nowadays than it was in even the 1980s. But even this conversation is unnecessary when talking about kids doing martial arts. They don’t even have to ever compete or even spar for that matter to be a part of and accepted in any given gym. If they did compete there would be headgear and they would be closely monitored. This is all getting far from my original point of martial arts being a good thing for many kids as that doesn’t automatically mean they have to compete and they certainly aren’t going to be groomed for and expected to turn professional.
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Cody B
Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 3:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Booming

“ If you are not smart then what other way is there these days in the USA to achieve a position of respect or wealth when your parents are poor? Sports (and crime).”

A lot to unpack in that statement. What ways are there for people in your country who are poor and “not smart”? Well if their aren’t role models in the home, places like martial arts gyms are a good place to find those role models. Believe it or not they are not run by cavemen but almost always good people trying to help kids. There are also boys and girls clubs.
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Cody B
Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 2:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Booming

“Many of them end up as cripples”. No they don’t. That’s just completely false. The small handful of examples that can be found from the past twenty years are almost all directly from rule violations (hitting to the back of the head) or negligence on the part of officials. And kids going into martial arts gyms aren’t encouraged to become pros. It instills confidence and discipline. I remember an interview with Anne Wolfe someone had where they asked her “tell me about some of your upcoming pros, the hot prospects we will be seeing in the ring” to which she said something like “I don’t care about my pros. I’d rather talk about the boys who just went through the military and are now in college after coming to me eight years ago in foster care and their mom was on crack”. Yes I’m talking about combat sports but life itself is a fight.
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Cody B
Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 9:15am (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

And the situation is even more complex when you consider Gina Carano really was THE original women’s MMA star and absolute pioneer. This was a time when Dana White LAUGHED and said “women will never fight in the ufc”, Gina became a star WITHOUT the ufc which still hasn’t been done by any other mma fighter male or female. If she didn’t exist that really might not be women’s mma that is not an exaggeration
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Cody B
Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 9:09am (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Jammer

You’re right about a company having the rights to hire and fire whoever they want but this is such a nuanced situation. It’s not a simple firing. She is blackballed, dropped by her agency and “cancelled”. I don’t think she will go hungry anytime soon but money will run out. She’s not an ultra wealthy a-lister. About those tweets you mentioned it’s two situations both which are free speech and not hateful in anyway. She said business should be open and that covid doesn’t know if someone is protesting or praising god. Now if I were a celebrity I would not have said anything and I agree it’s playing with fire but I think she’s making a broader point about how the large majority of the media refused to acknowledge that thousands of people with no masks on were dangering human lives not just by rioting but by refusing to comply with any covid rules. Her other tweet was about how people were trying to FORCE her into putting her preferred pronouns into her twitter bio and how she was an enemy for not doing so. Literally months of being attacked for not putting pronouns in her bio while staying silent on the subject. I guess she should have complied. I have to agree with the other posters who have compared all this to McCarthyism.
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Cody B
Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 8:29am (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Booming

“She is in mma (according to cody) no idea what that is (and I refuse to find out) but I guess it is about violence and lower class people turning each other into cripples for the audience's pleasure. ”

Mma is martial arts. The various martial arts include gyms where kids who have nothing, no one, can go and be shown that if they are willing to put in the work that they can always count on themselves and unlike the lot they were given in life the outcome will be fair. That not only are they not worthless, but they are actually powerful and beautiful. I would suggest taking just five minutes and reading about the lives of people like Anne Wolfe or Lamont Peterson. You are making broadstroke assumptions and have a prejudice that if other people had and verbalized about folks you relate or look up to you’d hit the roof.
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Cody B
Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 7:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@dave from mn

I agree completely. It’s actually scary. What Disney did firing her was either from some of their loud wokerati squawking or it was a preemptive strike because they anticipated some sort of backlash. Either way it was done in fear. Typically spineless corporate bs
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Cody B
Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 5:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Booming

Nah. You say nazi atleast three times every day and I haven’t appeared in awhile
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Cody B
Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 3:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

@Booming

Wow saying Gina did steroids is a disappointing assumption. She was the original star for women’s mma. Truly broke down doors for women and girls look up to her. And when you say things like that I’m afraid girls could think looking like Gina is bad. Saying she does steroids is disappointing. She has actually spoke out against using steroids which is great because we don’t need little girls thinking that taking testosterone or HGH is a good idea
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Cody B
Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 3:46pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

Started watching Orville. This is my favorite episode so far. Felt like a comedic black mirror episode. I’m starting to know all the characters and this isn’t a bad show. I appreciate that the show doesn’t revolve around comedy. Seems like they come up with a trek episode first and foremost and then write in comedic lines. I’ll stick with it
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Cody B
Tue, Feb 2, 2021, 6:13am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek Beyond

Hello everyone it’s been awhile. I decided to rewatch Beyond because I had only seen it one other time and wasn’t remembering it as well as the other two and decided to give it another chance. And I DID enjoy it more this second time around. I can’t really argue with anyone who thinks this is the best of the trilogy, all the characters have an arc and time to shine and there is the plot of them becoming a family again overall, but I just don’t think I can say this is my favorite of the three. Something is missing. Not totally sure what it is. No iconic villains? No memorable plot element the way you can say “the v’ger one”, or “the one with khan”, or “the one with the borg Queen”. Idk overall I do like it even more so than I did so I do t want to come down on it to hard. Well anyway I will be starting Orville next week so everyone can get used to seeing me comment again. Cheers
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Cody B
Thu, Dec 31, 2020, 4:56am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: There Is a Tide...

Hello everyone it’s been about a month since I’ve commented and I usually commented on every new episode as they were released. But a few weeks ago I came to the realization that I don’t like Discovery. I gave it a honest chance. Three seasons. It’s not a good show. In the past three episodes we’ve got bizarro side adventure send off to set up the Georgiou show, then we had Saru, Hugh and Michael go on some little adventure where the gimmick was they were human, Bajoran and Trill (who even cares) and we had Tilly as the captain (YASSS! SLAY QUEEN!). This episode had the Orian woman come back. Yeah great whatever. I’m pretty much done with Nu Trek and will be commenting on them less. I really tried.
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Cody B
Fri, Dec 11, 2020, 3:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Terra Firma, Part 1

Mirror universe is supposed to be a silly gag. The viewer gets to think “oh it’s the characters I’m used- BUT EVIL!”. It works for one episode. Or if it’s a long running series maybe twice. This is all basic common sense that most people natural just understand but I guess Discovery writers need told this
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Cody B
Thu, Dec 10, 2020, 2:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Terra Firma, Part 1

Entertaining in a complete sh*t show kind of way. “Killy”. More and more I find myself wondering why I continue watching this show
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