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  1. Maybe it’s just a matter of proportion. Maybe it’s not as if everybody had interactions with Jedi even before Order 66. It’s a huge galaxy with tens of billions of habitable planets, right? And the PT shows what, 20 Jedi? 200? And we only got to see all of them because, well, we were watching a movie that followed them.
  2. Maybe, but neither are the two concerns mutually exclusive in any quantifiable manner. And surely faithfulness to Tolkien—nailing the unique feel of his world—will be an important ingredient in how this project is received.
  3. I recreated the 1999 programme with my favorite takes/mixes from the La-La Land release(s): 01 3-01 Overture [long version] 2:50 02 1-02 Main Title/Klingon Battle 7:01 03 1-03 Total Logic 3:54 04 1-04 Floating Office 1:08 05 1-05 The Enterprise 6:02 06 1-08 Leaving Drydock 3:32 07 1-11 Spock’s Arrival 2:03 08 1-14 The Cloud 5:05 09 1-15 V’Ger Flyover 5:01 10 1-16 The Force Field 5:07 11 1-18 Games/Spock Walk 9:51 12 x-xx Inner Workings (alternate mix) (4:03) 13 2-01 V’Ger Speaks 4:04 14 3-14 The Meld [film version] 3:16 15 3-15 A Good Start [discrete] 2:27 16 2-03 End Title 3:16 ---- 70:40 Inner Workings (“featuring the wind machine more prominently”) is from the 50th Anniversary Collection, Disc 1, Track 55. I did this in order to have a go-to listening experience for when I just want to pop in a CD and let it run from start to finish, and have a satisfactory experience in a reasonable amount of time. The LLL Film Score presentation is frankly too long, and the 1978 Album is too bare bones, jumps around too much, and I don’t like the mix. There is a lot of GREAT stuff in the set, though, really too much to name, and I will reach for one of the actual discs as often as for my CD-R. But yeah, there’s no listening to it all through, Discs 1+2+3!
  4. Yeah, personal computing was a hobby for its own sake, first and foremost. There was much less gap between the power user and the regular user.
  5. In recent development, it was revealed Russians have discovered life on Venus since 1980s. The Soviet state sent powerful probes to the planet and established contact with its natural life. In other news, Russia has officially annexed Venus. “Now who is trolls?” said Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s government space agency.
  6. There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens.
  7. My dad brought home a IIc in ’84 or ’85. Later, my brother and I bought a IIGS on money we earned from a paper route. It proved difficult to share, so, we also picked up a ][+. My dad traded in his IIc for a IIc Plus (which I never liked). This is my first //e, though of course every school had a lab full of them in those days.
  8. Cool! Yeah, I’m looking forward to getting this bad boy up and running. A nice hobby to share with my son. Running games, of course, but I also want to get him into at least BASIC. Not to mention opening it up and swapping out cards and chips. A nice change from the iPad!
  9. Those Venusians need to stop using so much hairspray. Bad for the ozone.
  10. My family went apple-picking yesterday, and so did I.
  11. I read 1 + 2 recently, or rather listened to the audiobooks. I really enjoyed them. Not sure I want to keep going, though. Thanks for your summary. I’ll probably get back into them at some point! I have been waiting for a not-completely-garbage edition of the books in English; looks like there is one now from Illumicrate (a small press I’ve never heard of): I don’t love it, but the price is low, and sure at least to keep its value.
  12. Most of my favorite movies are full-on musicals… Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The Sound of Music The Court Jester Mary Poppins Thoroughly Modern Millie White Christmas Sleeping Beauty (1959) Yellow Submarine A Hard Day’s Night The Producers Or at least part musicals… Team America: World Police Monty Python and the Holy Grail Romeo and Juliet (Olivia Hussey) We watch a lot of musicals in my house, your Fred Astaires and your Gene Kellys and your Rogers and Hammersteins. Performers used to have just bucketloads of talent. You just don’t see that today. I like La-La Land a lot, but, sad that’s the best they can pull off today. As for West Side Story, love the stage show (I have been in it as a kid; who hasn’t?), but the movie really falls flat in my opinion.
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