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Nate the Great 05-18-2022 02:33 AM

A video clip of Voyager arriving at Earth

A nice clip, but I like the comment section more. The commenters joke that Voyager could land at Starfleet Headquarters, but it would ruin Boothby's flowers. :D

Nate the Great 05-18-2022 03:50 PM

The ten-minute anime Wizard of Oz

You just can't tell this story in ten minutes. The point of the Wizard of Oz isn't the major plot events, it's the development of the characters and how they interact with the world of Oz.

Nate the Great 05-22-2022 10:24 PM

Matthias Wandel never ceases to amaze with his wooden creations.

A wooden hand-cranked escalator to keep a Slinky in motion going "downstairs."

Nate the Great 05-24-2022 01:45 AM

A Trek/Wars crossover meme that has to be seen to be groaned at.

Nate the Great 05-25-2022 01:08 AM

A short explanation of how warp drive works.

I find it interesting that so much screentime was devoted to explaining the particulars of getting warp plasma to the nacelles, and yet once it gets to the coils, what happens after that? How do the warp coils turn plasma into a subspace field?

Furthermore, why isn't all of the antimatter kept in the nacelles along with a warp core in each? After all, jettisoning the nacelles in the event of a warp core breach would surely be less work than a full saucer separation, right?

Nate the Great 05-26-2022 02:48 PM

The Peanuts cast as the TNG crew

Cute idea, but of course my mind goes to the fact that they put six rear stations on the bridge instead of five.

(Is that supposed to be the Little Red Haired Girl as Dr. Crusher? I will never call her Heather)

Nate the Great 05-27-2022 01:47 AM

Is Yoshi a dragon or a dinosaur (or was he a Koopa the whole time?)

Truly a matter that must be settled before the madness spreads.

Nate the Great 05-27-2022 02:58 AM

So Disney is making a new Willow series.

Since it's a continuation instead of a reboot and Warwick Davis is on board I'm moderately hopeful.

Although let's be honest, rebooting Willow would be rather pointless as the story was always a mashup of the monomyth and Star Wars. You could call it anything, why drag Willow's name through the mud?

Nash reviews Willow on Here There Be Dragons

Nate the Great 05-30-2022 03:03 PM

A rather impressive LEGO Technic clock

My only real problem is that ugly mechanism for the second hand being in front of the clock face. He couldn't have moved that to the rear?

It is ingenious how the second hand trips the minute hand after each revolution.

Nate the Great 06-01-2022 02:36 AM

So I've had a fondness for "Wishing On A Star" (as covered by Miriam Stockley) ever since it was the theme song for The 10th Kingdom over twenty years ago. Cover roundup!

Rose Royce from 1977, apparently the original version
Will Downing pushes it into a soul/R&B direction
Fresh Four (the backing track is too loud in my opinion)
The Cover Girls is more like smooth jazz
Randy Crawford pushes it into '80s dance party territory
Jay-Z and Gwen Dickey, an odd combination of an unrelated rap with the song
Beyonce goes towards soul music, again the backing track is too loud
Seal has an interesting combination of instruments and styles
X Factor Finalists (no comment will do this one justice, just watch and smile)

Nate the Great 06-02-2022 12:56 AM

What's the best way to boil water?

In terms of time and energy efficiency, I mean.

It should be noted that I'm neither a coffee nor tea drinker. Occasionally I enjoy a hot cider, but even then I just use the microwave.

Nate the Great 06-07-2022 04:06 AM

I missed Towel Day this year, so here's a YouTube video for all the other unhoopy strags who missed it as well.

For some reason, someone put a Zaphod Bebblebrox cosplayer in a TOS uniform...

Nate the Great 06-07-2022 01:58 PM

So recently LEGO put out a series of Muppet minifigs...

Well, someone designed a Muppet Theater set to put them into, and it looks pretty cool if you ask me.

Nate the Great 06-08-2022 03:10 PM

If you like large-scale engineering projects like me, you may want to subscribe to The B1M channel on YouTube.

Today's video is just insane. A historic theater is being lifted to make room for a commercial space below it. The Palace is just that important, spanning from the vaudeville era to the Broadway era.

Nate the Great 06-12-2022 02:37 PM

It's always fun to see people animate Trek clips as though they were from TAS-style cartoons. This time it's Voyager's turn.

Nate the Great 06-19-2022 03:48 AM

Food Theory tackles Left Twix VS Right Twix

This is one marketing campaign that I always hated. It's idiotic. At best it exemplifies PT Barnum's observation that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Which might be from someone other than Barnum, but I don't care.

For that matter, we're not even sure if Barnum ever said "there's a sucker born every minute."

At least we know that "a fool and his money are soon parted" comes from the Bible.

Nate the Great 06-25-2022 03:27 PM

Just a random Mythbusters clip to brighten your day.

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