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a bit about the new guy

Unread postby pozboro » 4 June 2021, 21:08

Age: 56
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Interests and hobbies: cinema, gardening, walking the dog, politics & world events
Favourite movies: Koyaanisqatsi; The Last Emperor; La Grande Ballezza; The Apartment; Moulin Rouge!; LotR; Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker; Umberto D.; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Favourite TV shows: Six Feet Under, Stargate SG-1, The Sopranos, Rome
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edit: forgot to mention, joined because I feel pretty isolated, less because of the past year and more because I don't know many LGBTQ+ people any longer
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby René » 4 June 2021, 21:16

Welcome!

Stargate SG-1 is one of my favourite shows ever!! Always nice to meet another fan :)
I can't wait to rewatch the whole thing sometime with my husband and our boyfriend. Currently making our way through Babylon 5, which is also excellent.
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby pozboro » 4 June 2021, 21:21

Thanks for the welcome!

Yeah, I've got the whole SG-1 series (including the three movies) and have watched it all a few times now. Have also seen all of Babylon 5 and just recently finished Star Trek Discovery season 2 (need I mention I've seen all prior series and movies?)
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby René » 4 June 2021, 21:35

Nice :)

My husband and I watched Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis soon after we got together, so they became quite a foundational shared experience :3

We're currently on season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery. I've also seen all of TNG, DS9 and VOY quite a number of times, and all the movies at least once. I'm so glad Discovery isn't a reboot that wipes the canon. Hate it when they do that.
I've been trying to get Brenden into the 90s-ero Star Trek shows, but he hasn't been very impressed so far. :P

I wish they'd make a new (non-reboot) Stargate series sometime. Maybe Amazon buying MGM will make that more likely... I can dream, lol.
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Unread postby pozboro » 4 June 2021, 21:40

yeah, I never quite understood why people pan things like Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise - I actually enjoyed them all
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Unread postby René » 4 June 2021, 21:59

pozboro wrote:yeah, I never quite understood why people pan things like Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise - I actually enjoyed them all

I guess TNG is a bit slow at first. We'll get to the good parts at some point :P
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby pozboro » 4 June 2021, 22:01

:devil: don't worry, you WILL be assimilated!!!

What about Battlestar Galactica (and Caprica)? Have you seen them as well?
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Unread postby René » 4 June 2021, 22:10

pozboro wrote::devil: don't worry, you WILL be assimilated!!!

What about Battlestar Galactica (and Caprica)? Have you seen them as well?

Yes!!! I thought BSG was really good, but way too depressing to watch more than once probably. If I ever watch it again, it'll probably be decades from now. I also loved Caprica. I thought that was really, really well done, and not so depressing. :P I loved the cyclical nature of it all.
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby NobodySpecial » 9 June 2021, 16:29

I was really disappointed that Caprica was canceled so soon. Likewise back on Atlantis, it was sad how that show could have gone on longer but didn't.
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby PopTart » 9 June 2021, 18:25

Welcome pozboro!

NobodySpecial wrote:I was really disappointed that Caprica was canceled so soon. Likewise back on Atlantis, it was sad how that show could have gone on longer but didn't.

Caprica being cancelled so soon was abit of a let down, but I feel they ran through much of the available plot with that they had.

As to Atlantis. I used to feel the same way and I still love it (and stargate sg1, universe failed to snare me) but in retrospect, I do feel Atlantis followed the Sg1 formula a little too closely.

I really came to love Mckay though, who completely stole the show. Ronan was annoying however.
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby René » 9 June 2021, 19:41

PopTart wrote:As to Atlantis. I used to feel the same way and I still love it (and stargate sg1, universe failed to snare me) but in retrospect, I do feel Atlantis followed the Sg1 formula a little too closely.

I guess the formula just totally worked for me and I would have been delighted with another 10 seasons of it :D
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby pozboro » 10 June 2021, 01:57

I was really looking forward to the second season (or whatever format it would have been) of Caprica. It seemed like a great set-up to explore these new civilizations and all. It was a such a disappointment when it got cancelled but it also looked like a pretty expensive production and I'm not sure they had much luck pulling the BSG crowd over to this alternative storyline. It just was so really well-done.

Will say though, there are few series that excite me much after five (or at the most seven) seasons. Even the one major SF series not yet mentioned - Doctor Who - has grown less interesting to me over recent seasons. Even with the new characters - something fairly unique to the Dr Who franchise - it can be rather hard to keep things new and fresh after a decade, but it's good that they try.

My one major complaint about most of the series though is we never really believe any of the main characters are really "at risk." That was one of the things that made LOST so interesting: we didn't know who was going to make it through to the next episode.
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby René » 10 June 2021, 02:26

pozboro wrote:I was really looking forward to the second season (or whatever format it would have been) of Caprica. It seemed like a great set-up to explore these new civilizations and all. It was a such a disappointment when it got cancelled but it also looked like a pretty expensive production and I'm not sure they had much luck pulling the BSG crowd over to this alternative storyline. It just was so really well-done.

That was my strong feeling by the end of Caprica: that it was really well-done. :)

pozboro wrote:My one major complaint about most of the series though is we never really believe any of the main characters are really "at risk." That was one of the things that made LOST so interesting: we didn't know who was going to make it through to the next episode.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Stargate SG-1 and Star Trek: TNG spoilers
Daniel did kind of die in SG-1, and I remember that as well as subsequent events being very emotionally resonant for me. I really loved how they did the little hints of his still being around, the little shifts of air and such, and the beautiful music both during the latter and when he was actively dying. I'm getting goosebumps and teary-eyed just thinking about it. I soooo can't wait to rewatch that show sometime. I've been excited for that for, like, the past decade. :D I think I'll push for doing that with our boyfriend after we finish Babylon 5 / movies / Crusade later this year.

And I guess Jack kind of died a bunch of times.

And TNG killed Tasha Yar, but rather quickly (before giving the viewer the chance to develop much of a strong relationship with the character) and she did also return in a way I guess.

I suppose I would say I am prepared for main characters to die. And after the traumas of BSG I'm prepared for anything. :lol: :cry:
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby Brenden » 10 June 2021, 12:19

Welcome to the forum pozboro!

If you want to share any photos of your garden, you could make a thread in General Pictures! I'd post my balcony containers.
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Re: a bit about the new guy

Unread postby pozboro » 12 June 2021, 21:08

Shucks! I had replied that I would try to grab some interesting pix to post from my garden, but it's really not very exciting. I do have a couple interesting things though. Some aren't really showy right now. My garden's split between to small spaces: one has lots of sun and gets no rain, the other has little sun and lots of rain.

Anyway, is there there a thread to ask questions? I haven't found it yet nor can I figure out how to +1 someone's post. Is this a "feature" that depends on user status?
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Unread postby Brenden » 12 June 2021, 21:15

You can +1 using the thumbs-up icon on each post.

We don’t have a general questions thread.
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