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  1. couldn't find the Rebels thread so I figured this was a good place to post this positive tidbit of possible news...
  2. Wow!... bohemian douche bag Picard, zoot suit pimp (professor Farnsworth did it better), and a bipedal turd... or a poor homage to Sloth... --//-- Enterprise actually had a couple of pretty good "dress up like the locals to blend in and avoid discovery/contamination" episodes, too: North Star, the episode where they encounter 19th century cowboys who turned the tables on their Skagaran captors, and Carbon Creek, where it is a crew of stranded Vulcans who must go incognito in 20th Century America after their survey ship crashes (my personal favorite episode of the STE series)... there are a couple others, but these were the most memorable/outstanding ones.
  3. It looks kind of like a forced perspective figure where the observer, being the same size as the subject, has his head on the ground, near the feet, looking up. It looks goofy as all hell.
  4. ^ Also as Pappy Boyington in the Black Sheep Squadron/Baa Baa Black Sheep... RIP.
  5. The ~ 12" version would be much more in keeping with established relative sizes of the pre JJ make-it-larger-beyond-all-reason-and-precedent mentality, if one ignores the stated 1:2500 scale.
  6. ^ Oh, boy... if even half of your observations/complaints are even partly on the money, and I have no reason to believe that they aren't, STP is a fan-fic train wreck of a bad joke, made all the more pathetic by the incompetence of everyone involved in bringing this abhorrent mess to fruition.
  7. Ooh, I might get the kit; although, I will NOT be calling it Enterprise... I'll shoehorn the design as a contemporary of the Enterprise B or something -- akin to a homage design that saw limited use well after the A and it's sister ships were decommissioned/mothballed/dismantled -- instead of accepting as a TOS era Constitution class.
  8. 103! Now, THAT is what I call staying power. We should all enjoy such longevity. Godspeed Spartacus.
  9. It's completely clear, when applied and after it's cured. As for Mr. Hobby; it looks like a perfectly viable alternative, bu I've never tried it myself.
  10. Come on now, we all know that quitting in a huff because you don't get your way, just the way you want it, and then bitching and moaning afterwards, to later make a complete ass and sanctimonious nuisance of yourself in complete contradiction of past dignity is so much more mature than what you've posited...
  11. You can try this stuff, or something similar: https://www.micromark.com/Watch-Crystal-Cement-Two-1-3-oz-Tubes
  12. ^ Attracting new fans is a sound strategy; however, what we're seeing is not a growing fan base, but a dwindling one because of the type of people the industry is trying to get: A never satisfied, easily triggered, fickle demographic who will NEVER pay off... they don't really watch the shows, and worse, they don't buy the media and merchandise. Stuff from STD does not sell (that goes for TLJ, TRoS, TerminatorDF, etc.) and I expect STP won't fare much better in the bottom line department. The fans they are attempting to get are a net profit loss as all that twitter warriors are interested in is ragging on something until it is tailored to their sensitivities, then they lose interest and proceed to the next target; and the old fans, who did support franchises with their purchasing power, get tired of these shenanigans and end up soundly rejecting the sanctimony they see in the new, and finding solace in the old stuff. So, not only do these pandering fools in the industry fail to attract new fans, but they also succeed to alienate the old... a double loss proposition.
  13. TOS was not woke, far from it; heck, the current state of affairs wasn't but a cautionary tale penned by futurist writers warning their present audiences of the dangers of possible dystopian futures. It was firmly grounded in classical liberalism and the ideals of western democratic values, and a product of its time. The current garbage is a combination of echo chamber thinking combined with sanctimonious shallow activism, and a misguided attempt to placate and attract SJW twitter mobs as new fans at the expense of preexisting fans, coherent narratives, interesting and thought provoking stories, and tone. The neanderthals quip was just my way of colorfully, and hopefully in amusing fashion, expressing the disdainful and elitist attitude of industry insiders and shill media who never miss an opportunity to attack anyone with the temerity to point out that the Emperor has no clothes. Prequels are almost always problematic, and rarely done correctly, so I don't blame anyone for having no interest in them.
  14. That actually looks really good; I might just have to give this line a second look and get a copy.
  15. Yeah, it does appear that some people, as a go-to response to any criticism of a woman in a position of power, immediately associate incompetence and hubris with being female as a means to invalidate said criticism, and to somehow impugn the character of the critic (the validity, or lack thereof, of the criticism being totally ignored for cheap rhetorical peacocking)... go figure.
  16. The old, pre-woke, business model was to "give the consumer what they want and they'll beat a path to your door." The customer was always right. The new, post modern, woke paradigm is to vandalize beloved properties into loathsome mockeries of what they were, and to belittle, castigate, and vilify (insert preferred epithet here) the fan base, that made the franchises prosperous in the first place, when they reject the garbage they are told they should brainlessly accept and consume, because if they deign to voice their displeasure it's not because the crap they've been served stinks... no, no, no, it's because the "neanderthals" are too uncouth to appreciate the distinctive new bouquet.
  17. That looks fantastic! One more must buy from KC. Now, when do preorders start?
  18. That, and... "Oh, you want to put this included superior hair sculpt to proper use? You'll have to buy the previously released figure!" Which is where I'd find myself.
  19. Wouldn't Enablers Assemble be more apropos in this context?...
  20. It's a lesser known subspecies from the same planet as the ballchinians, called ballcheekians...
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