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by DeadPoolX
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

Yes, the "Starfleet" emblem should only be for the Enterprise. I've not heard this before. You mean the arrowhead? That's definitely Starfleet's emblem and has always been. Not in TOS. Back then every ship had its own emblem. The Enterprise's emblem is what we today consider Starfleet's emblem. The...
by DeadPoolX
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

Maybe the people behind DIS feel that showing technology that represents "the future" based on ideas from over half a century ago (yeah, TOS first appeared in 1966, which was 53 years ago) would seem silly or backwards, but like you said, they could've blended it better. It'd be neat if they ended D...
by DeadPoolX
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

Maia and I've been watching Star Trek Discovery more lately and after slogging through the first season, I'm happy to say the show really improves in the second season. With the introduction of new crew, Captain Pike, and even showing TOS uniforms, DIS is really starting to FEEL like Star Trek. That...
by DeadPoolX
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: For DPX
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: For DPX

Just saw this now and I approve! For a second I almost looked for the "like" button. I think I've been on FB way too much.
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Activision laying off nearly 800
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Activision laying off nearly 800

Micro-transactions have become the new "thing" in gaming, probably due to mobile gaming. Mobile gamers are cheap to the point of absurdity. They'll pay hundreds of dollars for a smartphone with an extensive plan, but then balk at paying anything over a dollar for games or programs. That's where micr...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Activision laying off nearly 800
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Activision laying off nearly 800

It's sad to see what's become of companies like Activision and Electronic Arts. They're nothing like they were when they first started, but that's the risk you face when you become a publicly-traded company. Once you have shareholders (whose appeasement can make or break a CEO's position) the compan...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

As for Bridge Crew, I've been dying to play it but I thought it was VR only! But I think the whole point is to play it in VR and anything else kind of misses the point. Especially since there's not a lot to do in it like you said. Bridge Crew can definitely be played on a normal monitor, but I imag...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

Also, in Star Trek Online they do away with the captain-in-rank-only approach and you start off with your own ship as an ensign because of the war and hostilities that have arisen (after the opening tutorial/introduction sequences where you prove your worth as a good commanding officer). The head a...
by DeadPoolX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

To make matters worse, in Star Trek (every show and film, regardless of which universe it's in) no one's the captain of a ship unless they literally hold the rank of captain, which is NOT how it's done in ANY real world navy, especially the US Navy which is what Starfleet was initially based on. No...
by DeadPoolX
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

Maybe it seems silly, but one of the things that pissed me off about the JJ Abrams ST universe is the phasers. I remember seeing them pop up as gun batteries that behave like rapid-fire blasters instead of the traditional phaser emitters or arrays that fire off long, continuous beams of energy. Plus...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Sierra: The Movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1502

Re: Sierra: The Movie

NOTE: If I write something that doesn't make sense or seems weird (not as in "normal weird"), it's because I'm currently operating on four hours of sleep at best. Having seen Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries in Australia, a Laura Bow TV show could follow a similar line. The period female detective ge...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1136
Views: 151894

Re: What are you playing now?

Did you have CAPS LOCK turned on by any chance? Apparently that forces the character to walk instead of run (and what's usually viewed as "normal movement speed" is running, not walking).
by DeadPoolX
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 89
Views: 3972

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

I never watched DS9, so I can't comment on it. Honestly, a show based around a space station didn't seem that appealing to me. Out of all the "Next Generation" shows, my favorite is Voyager, which oddly enough, a lot of people really dislike. I tried to get into TNG, but I just couldn't. That said, ...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Sierra: The Movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1502

Re: Sierra: The Movie

I think your anger at the "diversity push" is blinding you to SHP's hypothetical question. :lol: That may be true. I'm just annoyed at people taking intellectual property and twisting it to fit whatever image or goal they have in mind. If you want something like that, make a new IP, don't take some...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Sierra: The Movie
Replies: 24
Views: 1502

Re: Sierra: The Movie

I think the problem with turning any Sierra property into a movie (or at least, the classic adventures) is that those games were heavily influenced by other genre-related media, often taking bits and pieces themselves. Then there's the concern a studio would change everything about the story and jus...