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Old 05-18-2022, 02:33 AM
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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.
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Old 05-18-2022, 03:50 PM
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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.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:24 PM
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Matthias Wandel never ceases to amaze with his wooden creations.


A wooden hand-cranked escalator to keep a Slinky in motion going "downstairs."
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Old 05-24-2022, 01:45 AM
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A Trek/Wars crossover meme that has to be seen to be groaned at.
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Old 05-25-2022, 01:08 AM
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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?
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Old 05-26-2022, 02:48 PM
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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)
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Old 05-27-2022, 01:47 AM
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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.
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Old 05-27-2022, 02:58 AM
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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
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Old 05-30-2022, 03:03 PM
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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.
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Old 06-01-2022, 02:36 AM
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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)
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-19-2022, 03:48 AM
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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.
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Old 06-25-2022, 03:27 PM
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Just a random Mythbusters clip to brighten your day.

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Old 07-06-2022, 12:22 AM
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A song about the shapes of the nations of the earth as two guys try to decided which is closest to a square.


(Spoiler: Egypt)


Just in case you've grown sick of Yakko's World and have already watched the video that lists its inaccuracies.
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Galaxy Quest Retrospective


As you'll recall when Alan Rickman died, I am not a fan of this movie. But I am a fan of Rowan Coleman's videos. He's also covered a number of Trek subjects.



Why don't I like Galaxy Quest? The aliens (all of them) are idiots, I don't like plots where people think fiction is reality, and let's be real here, the moviemakers were more interested in throwing stones at Trek than actually creating a cohesive plot.
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Old 07-25-2022, 01:04 AM
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The evolution of Tommy Westphall universe maps.



Just in case you haven't had your daily pop culture headache yet today.


A more visual map, I'm not sure which is more extensive.
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