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Lex Luthor was just a smart guy....

Smart guys shouldn't be considered villains...

Cool guys with big guns/lightsabers/giant robots....

And No Luthor's suit of armor does not count. That was just bad writing.

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How dare you know so much about someone in the Superman comics!? Herectic!

take it easy baby take it as it comes

28 (edited by Humorbot5 Friday, December 8, 2006 1:23 pm)

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I deserve anything I get...I know...

In my defence I only got the DK book cos it came free with an X-Men one.

I really wanted the X-Men one and I don't believe in not trying to read something I wasted my money on.


And to stay on topic....

Lex Luthor beating Vader is the stupidest idea ever.

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No contest really wink

Now the Borg Queen might give Vader a run for his money tongue

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You almost tricked me into admitting I was a fandalorian and a trekker ....

Luckily I was too smart....


Oh wait.....I...well..oh dear.

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Don't feel too bad Humorbot5. I went through a trekker phase myself some 15 years back. Now I'm virtually all fandalorian. smile

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Don't worry, I don't feel bad...Star Trek will always be inferior to Star Wars and I only really watch it when I'm feeling ill or feeling unnaturally sad or angry. I have only seen a small percentage of the episodes anyway.

I've seen enough to know that Picard is superior to Kirk though wink

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The only Star Trek I enjoy is the Voyager series. But Star Wars will always be number one. cool

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Wait Borg Queen? Is that the one robochick from the movie who almost turned Data?

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That'd be her.

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Where do you get comparing her to Vader?

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Because they were both scary cyborg people, and both were parent figures (the Borg queen was "mother" to all the Borg).
At the moment I agree that Star Wars is number one, but I have been known to go back and forth.

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38 (edited by Ursula Monday, December 11, 2006 7:01 pm)

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The old man and I have had the Star Trek vs. Star Wars argument regulalry. Far more than who washes the dishes or brushes the cat. Most recenlty, last week, in a restaurant, we argued loudly about who would win in a fight: Kirk, Fett, and then Kirk, Vader and Fett in a three way. Natrually, I said Fett. He said Kirk, though he'd go through a few shirts in the three way.

Star Wars for me was so pivitol in forming and directing my imagination which more than anything guides me through life (and they say I'm an adult. Yeah, right.), I'd say that for me it was the greatest movie. Of the three early ones, Empire was the best and remains the best. But Star Wars, man, it was like someone flipped the on switch inside of me when I saw that, and then the pulled it from the wall so it couldn't be turned off again.

The other day I was watching a special on the makind of Episode IV, and how totally screwed up and seat of the pants it all was. The only thing not going wrong at one point was John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra as they recorded the sountrack, blissfully unaware of the madness set loose on the rest of the production. Lucas went to hospital with chest pain, the special effects guys were trying to do things that didn't exist at the time and doing it on their own schedule.  Meanwhile, while Rome was kindling, the Fox executives were writing each other memos about a very serious, high priority issue: the Wookie has no pants. Mark Hamill says he remembered this the most, despite everything going down. And when it all came together, the disparate parts of Lucas's inner vision, one of the Special Effects guys sitting in the crowd that first viewed it was stunned. "Who worked on this?" he said.  I always look  to what Lucas did, go against the grain in Hollywood to do something percieved as completely insane becuase in his head it all made sense, and he had to get that vision out to the rest of us come hell, high water, or sudden cardiac death syndrome: and I think that's the way more people need to be. True. Daring. Just a little crazy. But look at the results you can achieve with passion and vision.

And that makes the movie even greater, because of what it is, and what it took to get it out, and the message that contains: you have to work to realize your dreams, make your destiny. The hell with the crowd.

I can't think of any other movie that grabbed me that way, the minute the theater went dark, the orchestral music soared to life, and the words began to roll across a starlit screen.

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39 (edited by Dravage Monday, December 11, 2006 9:30 pm)

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Ursula wrote:

The old man and I have had the Star Trek vs. Star Wars argument regulalry. Far more than who washes the dishes or brushes the cat. Most recenlty, last week, in a restaurant, we argued loudly about who would win in a fight: Kirk, Fett, and then Kirk, Vader and Fett in a three way. Natrually, I said Fett. He said Kirk, though he'd go through a few shirts in the three way.

ROTFLMAO! a few shirts and through quite a few dramatic pauses as well.

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Agreed, like Kirk could take Vader and Fett - that's a riot lol

I never knew about the whole "Wookie has no pants" issue, that's so stupid it's funny.

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Go the naked wookies!

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Ursula wrote:

He said Kirk, though he'd go through a few shirts in the three way.

How true!  I wouldn't mind seeing Kirk vs. Bossk, or Bossk vs. the Gorn.  wink

I think Star Wars couldn't win in the US because the people who make the decision are elitist and only like "intellectual" films, which means that they have to include some controversial topic and address it in a way that pleases all the liberal film critics.  And movies can't be "intellectual" unless they have a rating of R or worse.  That's why I was so surprised when Return of the King actually won best picture (but I think they allowed that just so that we could no longer point out that "critics hate sci-fi/fantasy films."  It was just to throw us off their scent and confuse us.)

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BFFC Chrys wrote:
Ursula wrote:

He said Kirk, though he'd go through a few shirts in the three way.

How true!  I wouldn't mind seeing Kirk vs. Bossk, or Bossk vs. the Gorn.  wink

I think Star Wars couldn't win in the US because the people who make the decision are elitist and only like "intellectual" films, which means that they have to include some controversial topic and address it in a way that pleases all the liberal film critics.  And movies can't be "intellectual" unless they have a rating of R or worse.  That's why I was so surprised when Return of the King actually won best picture (but I think they allowed that just so that we could no longer point out that "critics hate sci-fi/fantasy films."  It was just to throw us off their scent and confuse us.)

Bossk vs. The Gorn would RULE!  That would be a great fantasy fight! They could compete on bad fashion choices alone!

Our 'Film' critics here in the US can get pretty darned pompus.

I particularly hate when they laud historical docudramas that are wildly inaccurate. Or, when really great off beat stuff doesn't get much play because it doesn't follow the normal formula or, over-tell the story to the audience.

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Agreed, like Kirk could take Vader and Fett - that's a riot lol

I never knew about the whole "Wookie has no pants" issue, that's so stupid it's funny.

Hamill's delivery of the story was even funnier. He had this very straight vocal delivery, but his facial expression was one of utter bewilderment. I couldn't stop lauging!

I consider that my absurdo-meter at work now: if an issue ranks up there with Wookies having no pants, I just can't be a part of it. It's too lame. I have "The wookie has no pants" posted on my white board, next to the "Boba Fett says :"  line. Trying to keep it real in Corporate America.

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ROTFLMAO! a few shirts and through quite a few dramatic pauses as well.

And don't forget the droning riffs that passed for Kirk's action scene mood music:

dah dah Dah Dah Dah DAH DAH DUH DUH DUH...dah dah Dah Dah Dah DAH DAH DUH DUH DUH...

Just thinking about it gives me the willies.

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46 (edited by BFFC Chrys Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:45 pm)

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Ursula wrote:

Bossk vs. The Gorn would RULE!  That would be a great fantasy fight! They could compete on bad fashion choices alone!

Assuming its hand-to-hand yes. Cos our Gorny little chum was knocked out by a homemade cannon....

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