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  1. 33 minutes ago, deerokus said:

    I quite enjoy playing against galactuses. They're quite predictable in what they follow up with usually so it is fun to throw down Shang Chi or Negasonic Teenage Warhead to ruin their big turn six play (depending on who has priority).


    Loads of them follow a script of Wave-Galactus-Hobgoblin-Knull. You have to mess with that rhythm.

    The last two I’ve had haven’t been anywhere near that obvious - they play a normal destroy game with a Wolverine/Bucky/Nova that’s been powered up a couple of times and then just play Galactus on the last turn and destroy everything, so Wolverine appears with a 16.

  2. On 18/04/2023 at 11:53, Hamus said:


    Disrupt = cowardly shit fisters IMO.


    I find honour in playing the game, not playing to spoil.


    It's also why having a backup plan is useful, with your DD or Ultron.


    Professor go X yourself.


    Galactus can fuck off as well.

  3. 17 hours ago, Stoppy2000 said:

    I'd absolutely hate us to get a blood money owner. My main concern is getting a team that plays nice football. Something that is at least an appealing way to spend an afternoon. 

    This is the problem - we can play nice football but we want them to play winning football too. I want us to play better football than we are, but I don’t want to be shitting myself because we’re down the bottom all season like 97/98 and pull clear of relegation with a couple of weeks to go. Someone who I know who goes every week said we played some lovely stuff up until we went 1-0 up, and then dropped deeper and deeper. Stellini says that’s not part of the tactical approach but was a mindset problem with the players. Conte said the same, and so did Mourinho. We’ve definitely missed Bentancur driving the team up the pitch since he got crocked, and Skipp and Hojbjerg’s natural game is to sit. We have a big personnel issue.

  4. 2 hours ago, LaveDisco said:

    I think they wanted to honour TNG by making the first two series bad, and then growing the beard in the third.


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    But, yeah, as much as he's brilliant, Stewart wants movie Picard. For all you can say about Shatner, at least he gets Kirk.



    Shatner had the easier gig as Kirk though - he was already a buccaneering type of character that already got to do a lot of the ‘fun’ stuff, whereas Stewart thought Picard should do more of it. 

  5. On 29/03/2023 at 10:41, Parappa said:

    'Normal' Pepsi is no longer full sugar and full of sweetners and that sucks. 😐

    Is that the case ? That does indeed suck - my ‘go to’ hangover cure of a pint of full-fat pepsi/coke in a pub has already been ruined by them only having the Max/Zero on tap. If I can’t even get a couple of bottles of the sugared version that’s extra annoying.

  6. 4 hours ago, Sprite Machine said:
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    If the Borg only needed Jack Crusher to transmit their assimilation message, then what did they need with Picard's body? Will this be explained, do you think?

    For that matter, how did they know that Jack could do what he could do in the first place?

    Will we ever find out who the Changling leader floating head was?




    They needed Picard’s brain as that’s where the dormant borg implants were. Worf said that parts of it had been removed when they did the autopsy after recovering the body from the Shrike.

    The ‘Locutus’ DNA extracted was then spliced into everyone using the transporters, turning them all into receivers, with ‘Vox’ acting as the transmitter.


  7. My 19-year old loved the books and films. I wasn’t interested in them at all but I started watching the films after I started reading the books to her. She pretty much knows all the dialogue from the films too, she’s watched them that many times. Ditched it now though, as one of her best mates/housemates at Uni is trans.


    1 hour ago, Festoon said:

    What I can't understand is Rowling's weird insistence that these will keep to the books, it seems to imply that the films, which she had complete creative control over, didn't.


    As someone who’s ingested the books by osmosis (bedtime reading several times through for my daughter) there’s a lot missed out, especially in the later ones. Also, actions attributed to Hermione in the films that were Harry’s idea in the books, the missing Weasley brother that’s actually in most of the films but never acknowledged or mentioned by the others, but has a big subplot over several of the books, and that ending, amongst many other things.

    The nuance of the films is that Harry gets lucky a lot, with Hermione being the one who sorts shit out, but the books portray him as far more capable.

  8. I didn’t mind the cinema 3D as the glasses were passive, but they don’t seem to present much in 3D these days. The telly ones with the active glasses gives me a really bad headache after a couple of minutes, so I gave it a miss at home.

  9. 2 hours ago, Thor said:

    I'm really not liking Lux Aeterna at all, but then I hated it when they released it. However, the rest of the album is pretty great. My fave is still If Darkness Had A Son, which for me is like a cross between Black Album era Metallica and Re/Load era Metallica. 

    I found the singles better loud, but I’m enjoying this more than Hardwired… overall, despite complaining about it on first listen. Still think Lars is a better mid-paced drummer than fast-paced these days. He has quite a groove going on with the slower stuff.

  10. I’d say Stellini and Mason have fucked their audition after that bullshit. Apparently in the last four games Sanchez has been subbed on, we’ve let a goal in within 15 minutes.


    It was written in the stars -

    Newcastle had already lost, and when was the last time Spurs actually took advantage of that sort of situation ?

  11. Yup, I’m a couple more listens in, and at a proper volume where the bass is coming through a lot more. Trujillo has done a good job on this; there’s a real Burtonesque growl to his bass sound.

  12. Yeah, a great performance from all of them. I think I prefer the live performance of this to the studio version. He’s got a bit of venom back in his voice for this, but like you say, two years of touring will take its toll.

  13. 1 hour ago, IcEBuRN said:

    Shouldn't the Enterprise F have replaced the E years ago. Not really up on starship service lives, but we got to E in about what? 80 years, not including the TOS one?

    They don’t necessarily replace them straight away - the Royal Navy has announced one of the new Type 26 frigates they’re building is going to be called Belfast, but the one floating in the Thames was decommissioned in 1963. My point being, they might have skipped a few generations of ships before naming another one Enterprise.

  14. 9 minutes ago, Protocol Penguin said:

    Question related to S3 Ep9…

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    What’s meant it have happened to the Enterprise-E? I missed the first two seasons of Picard if it happened to have been mentioned there.




    It did get pretty fucked up in Nemesis - maybe they got it back to the shipyards and the mechanics shook their heads and said “That’s a write-off mate. Your front end’s missing”.


  15. They’ve certainly got the publicity side sewn up - my son got into a vehicle in a game of Fortnite just now, and Lux Aeterna was playing on the car stereo 😀

  16. On 12/04/2023 at 13:25, krenzler said:



    "The original song was 6:43 sec long. Midnight Special producers only gave them a 4 and a half minute slot in the programming. Instead of picking another song to perform and not perform their current hit, which they would have had to abbreviate into the single 3:37 version for radio, they greatly sped up the tempo to fit the full version in 4:30 sec time."



    This is an amazing performance, but it’s worth watching the Old Grey Whistle Test one because Jan Akkerman (guitar) and Hans Cleuver (drummer) get the giggles about something a little way into the performance and can’t stop.



  17. 6 hours ago, jonathanhoey said:

    Went with the band last night to see the premiere of the new album (ie the album in full, at the cinema, with to-camera bits by the band talking about each song in between). 



    Loved it. Don't think there's a weak song on the album. 


    @Jammy You might be right about the comfort zone, but I mean, they're 60 years old and they know that they've got to be able to perform this stuff every night for at least the next two or three years. I think they can be forgiven for not pushing the physical limits like when they were 25. 


    For sure, and I totally get that, but if you’re dialling back on a ‘signature’ attribute, then they should look at dialling up on other aspects, and at first listen some of the faster stuff seems a bit flat, and ‘by the numbers’. I should also say that Danny Carey and Dave Lombardo are both older than Lars and play much more complicated and/or faster parts, and Lars simplified all his live playing when he was in his late 30s.


    They’ve never always been about speed either; stuff like ‘Harvester Of Sorrow’ prove that in spades, and the parts in Harvester aren’t fast, but they are creative. ‘Inamorata’ is a direction I hope they pursue a bit more, and both Kirk and Lars add a bit of flash to that one.


    I’ll keep listening though - I’m sure more of it will stick.


    EDIT - Crown of Barbed Wire and Chasing Light 👍

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