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In Moot Member Blogs Star Trek the Junk Generation Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #593 New May 14th, 2020 04:53 PM
Repetition of Rant, but with some realizations

A thought occurred to me as I was thinking about why Star Trek the Next Generation was so … poorly written, or just outright bad. It’s more than the fact that original Star Trek was an adventure and police show, and more than Star Trek the Next Generation being a “family psychology” show dressed up as science fiction. But if you look at the bad stories for TNG, you’ll note that the psychological phenomenon presented are things that people tend ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Why D&D films are garbage Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #592 New March 14th, 2020 08:54 AM
Dungeons and Dragons, as I was reminded by timerover51, are designed as power trips for pre-teens and older.

I don't like them for all of the afore mentioned reasons in my Fantasy entries' i.e. a mish mash of time periods and technologies from classical era to the renaissance.

I never saw the D&D feature film, but it looked like garbage. And where I didn't see it, I did see that dim witted cartoon on Saturday mornings. If you liked it, then I'm sorry for trashing it.

To me Boorman' ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Why I left media 2 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #591 New March 14th, 2020 08:22 AM
In short you couldn't produce TV or film without some socially positive message, or going after some psychology for the masses.

My thought is that it would have been cool to have shown mainstream America (and whoever else) what you and I did as gamers during our high school and pre-teen years in the late 70s and throughout the 80s as we hit college, university or just went into business. Wow them with an OGRE movie or TV show. Wow them with a Car Wars' movie. Wow them with a Traveller T ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Why I left film and media. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #590 New March 10th, 2020 01:33 AM
I’m going to try and explain my thoughts and feelings on US media, and western media as a whole, and why I fell out of love with film, TV and just visual media as a whole. I still want to turn all the games you and I played during the late 70s, 80s and even 90s into films or visual media that can be enjoyed by all, but that seems unlikely at this point in time.

Original Star Trek, as I’ve commented on YouTube and on Amazon in my reviews, at its heart, is a police and hospital show. The gal ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Tolkien verse Wagner Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #589 New September 25th, 2019 05:28 PM
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Tolkien and Wagner drank from the same public well, which is a very different thing than stealing one thing from another.

In fact, Tolkien, as a scholar of Norse and Anglo-Saxon cultures (and who could read and write in both languages), drew from deeper material than Wagner did; so if anything, his story is a fuller and more authentic interpretation of the ancient Germanic legends than Wagner's version.
I really don't want to write another web log entry. The "Thanks" one was supposed to be ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Private security harassment Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #588 New August 23rd, 2019 10:49 PM
So, way back in 2005 there was an individual with the last name of Carroll who was part of my then gaming group. He was private security for either Fed Ex or DHL or some express deliver service.

Based on the numerous complaints I filed with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, notably the BBS and board of Psychology, the few times that I tried to file complaints with the board that overseas private security (guards and companies) either did not respo0nd to my phone calls, or I was ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs More thanks Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #587 New July 25th, 2019 09:42 AM
I want to thank everyone who reads my nonsense. Truly, it's kind of fun to look back and see what threads garnish the most attention.

Reminiscing here about the 80s and what a great time it was to be alive, about the great discovery of war gaming and role playing, and just the sheer explosion of games of all genres back then, has been really terrific. Going back and reading what I've put down … it almost feels like another golden age of gaming.

In fact, I'm pretty sure that's tr ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs OGRE thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #586 New July 24th, 2019 11:14 AM
I rarely played Ogre, but it was a game that I bought my friend, and we both really loved the simplicity of it. Yet at the same time it didn't hold our attention because of other games and other activities, and I think also because it was so simple, and still is.

Ogre was one of those early pioneering science fiction warsims that again put the players in Steve Jackson's imagination as we battled super tanks with hyper-intelligent AI. Ogres.

But the game was more abstract and imperson ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Car Wars' memories Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #585 New July 21st, 2019 09:08 PM
Car Wars is one of my favorite all time games. Star Fleet Battles used to take that slot, but the game, as per previous web log entries, has gotten way too big for its britches. In a very traditional Kirk and Spock Star Trek vein I still like a lot of that creation, and Franz Joesph's material codified into rules' format, but Car Wars deals with an abstract reality that you can imagine. That, as opposed to Star Fleet Battles which is supposed to take its cues from the classic Trek-verse, but ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Today's superher films Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #584 New July 17th, 2019 06:40 PM
I've only seen three or so, and I really can't take them. Way back in the 70s and 80s comic books, specifically superhero comic books, went from being children's fare to something far more adult with adult oriented art. I don't mean sexually oriented (though there was an element of that), but just on the whole something that had more shadows and more realized in terms of artistic style. I recall an issue of Brave and the Bold by DC Comics where Swamp Thing and Batman were teamed up, and the ...More Read More
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