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A roundup of fictional games within the Trek universe.



I had forgotten how vaguely defined kaltoh and kadiskot in Voyager were.
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Old 01-26-2022, 03:58 AM
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The Soundcarriers have a new album!

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Old 01-26-2022, 04:40 AM
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XKCD does a Star Trek joke
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Old 02-04-2022, 04:19 AM
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Odin makes giant LEGO pieces that combine into a LEGO Star Wars blaster


I have a soft spot for these classic LEGO Space pieces, and making large versions of pieces that can combine is great.


I made one post about him a couple weeks ago, but let's have a proper Odin Makes roundup:


Millennium Puzzle
Power Rangers Power Sword

Darkwing Duck Gas Blaster
TOS and TNG Phasers

Eye of Agamotto
He-Man Power Sword
Matrix of Leadership
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Old 02-05-2022, 04:14 PM
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Monster Bash HD


When it comes to classic '90s PC gaming far too many people online focus so much on the Dooms and Quakes and LucasArts games. They forget the smaller studios that also put out good games. Apogee (later called 3DRealms) was one of them. It's nice to see a revival of the DOS era, especially when it's done with faithfulness to the original.



Crystal Caves HD


I'm glad that all these guys are doing is buffing up the sprites and adding background music (although I admit that this music feels more suitable for Secret Agent than Crystal Caves).



Secret Agent HD


You know, with how good Apogee was at DOS platforming, I really wish Nintendo had licensed Mario to them back in the day. Oh, look, another excuse to link to Dangerous Dave in Copyright Infringement!
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What a coincidence that I mentioned Dangerous Dave yesterday, as today I discovered this...


What is the maximum score in Dangerous Dave if you collect all items, and how many extra lives would you need?


Awesome DOS Games by Pixelmusement has been a favorite of mine for years. I miss the DOS games of the late '80s and early '90s.
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Old 02-09-2022, 04:46 AM
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A LEGO car that moves on four ball wheels that can independently roll in whatever direction you want.
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Old 02-09-2022, 02:49 PM
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A LEGO tank that shoots playing cards
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Old 02-12-2022, 04:23 PM
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Pawn Stars features a TOS cast photo covered in forged cast signatures.


What a bummer, it would be great if that thing was real...
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How many universal joints can you chain with LEGO axles before you can't spin them anymore?


Get ready for some spine-shivering grinding sounds. I guess despite LEGO's best efforts, precision manufacturing just isn't possible past a certain level.
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Teaser Trailer for the new Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers show on Disney Plus.


It's for moments like this that TV Tropes invented the trope Flat What.


I was ready to do a whole screed, but you don't want to read it. Lets just say that I am appalled.
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And your daily dose of randomness is someone superimposing machine guns into Maria's hands during her iconic twirl at the start of The Sound of Music.


The BBC and the John Wilson Orchestra present new performances of the soundtrack


A bunch of dancers invade a Belgium train station with a hip-hop version of the soundtrack, complete with dubstep remixes of the original soundtrack


Carrie Underwood covers Do Re Mi


The original Broadway cast of the children appear on What's My Line


Of course someone would do a horror movie recut trailer. It's a shame that you can never top the Mary Poppins version.



A high school production.
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Old 02-21-2022, 04:08 AM
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Pilot episode of the 2020 Digimon Adventure remake on Crunchyroll


I'll have to watch this one. I was a huge Digimon freak twenty years ago, at least up to Frontier. I'm glad that they're not using the overly-floppy animation from the movies. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Today's dose of randomness is another tomosteen stop motion video. A bunch of animal pencil holders dance.



The concept is confusing to me. Small animal statues...okay. Animal statues holding their arms up so you can lay a pencil across them...weird. Who has the time to do that every time they put their pencil down?
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Old 03-01-2022, 10:43 PM
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Today is my 40th birthday. It's a bummer. Time for a Trek birthday roundup! Not including "Distant Voices", of course. That episode is still depressing.



Kirk's birthday, McCoy edition
Kirk's birthday, Spock edition
Worf's birthday
Tuvok's birthday.
There's an error here as Janeway thinks that he's not 100 yet, when we all know that he's 112. He was born in 2264, and "Fury" is 2376. Remember that he was a fresh Ensign in "Flashback", which is 2293. If Janeway was right and Tuvok is around 99, that would mean he was born in 2277, making him 16 at the time of "Flashback". No dice, he was born in 2264 and was 29 during "Flashback", which you have to admit seems a little old for any ensign not named Harry Kim. Memory Alpha reconciles this by stating that he started at the Academy in 2289 at the age of 25 and was a fresh graduate for "Flashback".
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Old 03-04-2022, 02:13 AM
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Matt Parker strikes again, with jigsaw puzzles this time.


How do you relate the puzzle proportion, piece proportion, and number of pieces in a jigsaw puzzle to get a pleasing puzzle piece shape AND a pleasing total number of pieces?


I went through a jigsaw puzzle phase in my youth, I even had a bunch in one of those puzzle keepers for awhile waiting to be framed before I gave up on it. As it turns out, custom picture frames are really expensive, I only did it for my All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarden poster.


So now I only do jigsaw puzzles on screens.
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A discussion of the transporter and the perennial question: does this thing just kill and then clone you at the destination?


An interesting idea presented is that you're not really being deconstructed to your component atoms, you're transferred to another dimension and then transferred back to our dimension at the destination.



One annoying component of the whole debate is that people are always bringing up the Ship of Theseus. And the thing is that the Ship of Theseus doesn't equate to the transporter as well. The whole point is that the sailors ON the ship can take raw materials and convert it into replacement parts for the ship. Just like we can eat food and convert it into replacement cells. The transporter is NOT the ship of Theseus, everything happening to the transport subject is done by an external force.



So yeah, the transporter is a suicide box. Furthermore, it spits in the face of the concept of a "soul". Unless you're going to tell me that God is willing to transfer your soul into your transporter clone every time. Highly doubtful.



The last question is about the subject's awareness during transport. We've seen that from the subject's perspective it's just a bit of blue sparkles for a second before arriving at the destination. What are the odds that this other dimension that you're temporarily shifted to looks exactly like the annular confinement beam? Unless you're going to argue that the blue sparkles are the other dimension bleeding through. Which means that Federation transporters tap into a blue dimension, and Klingon transporters tap into a different orange dimension, etc.
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