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I'm reluctantly pro-torture in ticking time bomb scenarios, but otherwise am certain we have to resist its dubious comforts.
Isn't the incentive by the torturee to give false info to stall time just enough for his plan to succeed? I don't see how torture is any more effective under that scenario.
A few years back I tried to watch TNG as I was going through a phase of tv series marathoning...
I'm reluctantly pro-torture in ticking time bomb scenarios
I'm geeky enough to find it disconcerting that Abrams is doing both Star Trek and Star Wars. It seems wrong.
And don't get me started on the buffoonish handling of the Kobiyahsi Maru scenario. That could have been a great scene.
Still, Spock with Uhuru? C'mon...
A good article on the popularity of Alison Brie
The Romulans could provide lots of fodder for a challenging opponent but both Star Trek: Nemesis and the reboot botched it by chucking out pretty much all of the established canon regarding the Romulans.
Why is this so hard?
My point was that women are very rarely THE actor in a movie, when women are major stars they are still almost always paired with major male actors, when they aren't their movies generally don't draw, and regardless of age women's roles in film are almost always secondary to the male roles.
The Romulan?/Klingon? Kirk had a spaceship strategy duel with was good, too. Didn't they bring him back as Spock's father later? I'm just not good at this Star Trek nerdery...
That was "Balance of Terror" with Mark Lenard. He also played Sarek, correct. Quite possibly the best of the original series episodes.
Streep has worked consistently and has been repeatedly praised for her work in a lot of good movies, but she's never been in a truly GREAT movie.
In general the Romulan episodes of TOS and TNG were among the best.
edit: Damn you, Srul! Drinks!!
Silence of the Lambs: Anthony Hopkins
Contact: Basically broke even
Panic Room: Modest hit
She pretty much has the same kind of career arc as Sandra Bullock when it comes to non rom-com movies.
Blind Side was a football movie based on a football book.
I haven't come across Mirror, Mirror yet. Think that's the one with Spock in a beard. Excellent work all around in that one. Shatner actually underacts, iirc
I wasn't suggesting he was the lead role. Merely noting that Anthony Hopkins made that movie what it is.
Studios get either half or less than half the ticket revenue from foreign markets and even domestic markets they don't get all of it nor does the budget include marketing. Throw in those factors and the movie basically broke even.
Flightplan probably broke even domestically and somehow made a good amount of money overseas. I have no idea why since it was a garbage film.
Are some of you guys actually trying to argue that Hollywood and moviegoers are gender neutral in their preferences and that the sexes have achieved equality in Hollywood?
Foster wasn't exactly chopped liver, either - she won Best Actress.
Hey, I'm one of the few people here who was old enough to watch TOS when it first came on.
EDIT -- Oh Lord, we are just 3 years away from the 50th anniversary of the first season.
I was close--I remember around that time thinking Time Tunnel was the greatest series ever ever made.
Season Three (1968–1969)
After Star Trek's second season, NBC was prepared to cancel the show due to low ratings. Led by fans Bjo and John Trimble, Trek viewers inundated NBC with letters protesting the show's demise and pleading the network to renew the series for another year. After NBC agreed to produce a third season, the network promised Gene Roddenberry that the show would air in a favorable timeslot (Mondays at 7:30 PM), but later changed the schedule so that Trek would air in the so-called "death slot" — Friday nights at 10:00PM. In addition to the "mismanaged" schedule, the show's budget was "seriously slashed" and Nichelle Nichols described the series' eventual cancellation as "a self-fulfilling prophecy".
Except she hadn't made anything in 3 years
Flightplan would end up being her second to last project where she was the lead.
There is no real reason to think Jodie Foster in 2005 was a very bankable star.
I remember seeing a doc about Planet of the Apes and the producers lamenting that the studio kept cutting the budget for every sequel even though they were profitable. Kind of bizarro to what they would do now.
You don't build up bankability then sit out for three years and expect to have the same level of bankability.
Right now Hollywood has bankable franchises and directors not so much actors. LOTR, Bond, Marvel, Spider Man, Twilight, Potter, and so on. Get outside of that and you have guys like Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington who can deliver modest or better hits.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose did 30 million its opening weekend. Saw II did 32 million. Chicken Little did 40 million.
I'm reminded sometimes of how long it can take men to become stars.
Robert Duvall took a while too I believe.
I saw Time Tunnel for the first time a few years ago (don't know what channel)
I can tolerate Lost in Space I guess because I watched that as a kid and have some nostalgia for it
Btw, the third season of Enterprise is a lot more enjoyable than the first two. I'm actually enjoying myself rather than just sort of pushing through to get a Star Trek fix. I guess the show needed some direction.
Likewise Jack Nicholson: started making movies in 1958, became an overnight success with Easy Rider in 1969.
Speaking of Little Shop of Horrors, the pointless 1986 remake
The legendary case is John Wayne. Ten years, about, in the nether world of cheapie westerns (not even B level) before his break-thru in Stagecoach. Still, Bogart is an exception. Didn't become a star until he was pass 40.
As someone who is very much outside of the target age group, what movies make Winona Ryder the 'Dwight Gooden of acting'? Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands are all right, but not spectacular or anything.
I really liked it.
As someone who is very much outside of the target age group, what movies make Winona Ryder the 'Dwight Gooden of acting'?
Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands are all right, but not spectacular or anything.
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