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  1. I really miss having a soap to watch at the end of the day. 


    I'd give anything to revisit Pine Valley. Or Springfield. Or even Llanview. It's one of the reasons I just can't bring myself to change my avatar photo. I'm a Jesse & Angie fan then, now, and forever.

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      applcin

      I haven't watched a current soap in years. But I do miss the experience of "the stories" so I've been tuning into some vintage stuff online. Watching Dark Shadows for the first time. I can pick up The Doctors again with their new service. I have at various times watched or am watching AW, EON and RH on youtube. I'm enjoying the retro stuff more than anything I would see on today's soaps. Although, it's kind of bittersweet to see some familiar faces early in their careers, esp. those who are no longer with us.

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  2. RIP   Morgan Woodward   Marvin "Punk" Anderson of Dallas and Phillip Colville of DOOL.

     

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      applcin

      First time I saw him were his 2 episodes of Star Trek. RIP.

  3. RIP Albert Finney. Two for the Road will always have a place in my heart. 

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      applcin

      He's my favorite Scrooge. Love that movie. 

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  4. Didn't know where to post this but, interesting article on the skewing older of TV viewers that is being seen as a less than welcomed aspect of the current entertainment landscape.

    Is this overly pessmisstic? Or simply being realistic? 

     

    Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble

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      applcin

      I think something else that hurts viewership is what the networks, cable included, do, namely: moving shows around the schedule, pulling them off quickly when they don't pass muster fast enough, short seasons with long waits (as much as a year) in between, awkwardly scheduling reruns. Yes, everything has always been about money but there's a disconnect happening on both sides, I think. 

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  5. Was Stargate SG-1 any good and serialized?

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      applcin

      I'll join the Stargate topic, too, if you decide you want to have one. :) 

      I think the thing about serialization within the scifi genre is that, like this series and, for example, ST:DS9, you can have both standalone and serial going on at the same time. Certain events and stories do begin and end in 1 hour. But it's told within a larger framework that has continuity. A number of the guest actors/characters appear more than once and their stories progress over the seasons. Events in earlier episodes are referred to again and do affect later episodes.

      All in all, it's just a really good & fun series! :lol:

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  6. Was Stargate SG-1 any good and serialized?

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      applcin

      It's actually 10 seasons long but mentally I kind of ignore the last 2. :P 

      The series picks up about a year after the events of the movie with James Spader & Kurt Russell, with those parts recast with Michael Shanks & Richard Dean Anderson. It's pretty heavy on Egyptian mythology and the idea of ancient aliens. And the original 4 who make up the SG-1 team work well together and, like Victoria said, are each strong, interesting characters.

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  7. Was Stargate SG-1 any good and serialized?

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      applcin

      I came to Stargate late, too. I first watched it about 5 years ago. Afterwards, I got Amazon Prime and the first thing I binged was Stargate: Atlantis. (Both series were free at the time there.) Haven't seen Universe yet, though.

      I liked the original series up until the end of Season 8. No story spoilers here...it's just that by the last 2 seasons, some of the original cast were gone and the new story arcs and characters were just boring to me. It seemed like a shell of its former self to me. It is serialized but some episodes can stand alone as contained stories within the overall arcs and mythology. Still, it would be better to watch them in order to get the full context.

      I liked Atlantis, too, though it also went through a couple of major character changes in the latter half of its 5-season run.

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  8. Huh! I just read that Linda Thorson - who played Julia Medina on OLTL in the early '90s - is the younger sister of Susan Clark, who played the wife and adoptive mom on the corny sitcom, "Webster" with her now late real-life hubby and ex-Detroit Lions football player, Alex Karras. Small world!

     

    So Linda Thorson has a "Webster" connection.  :-P

  9. Dallas star Jared Martin(Dusty Farlow) has passed away.:(

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      applcin

      I also remember his time on OLTL as Donald LaMarr in the late 80s. Far cry from nice guy Dusty. R.I.P.

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  10. The pilot for Star Trek TNG.... Oh my. Apart from the character intros and that wonderful cameo, it was somewhat unimpressive. I did love the new Enterprise design and know from later episodes that it can be much better than this, but for now it was a glorified retread in terms of plot.

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      applcin

      YRBB...I agree about Denise Crosby. It was her I didn't care for. If Yar had been played by someone else, who knows. I was glad when she was killed off and not so glad to see her back as Sela.

      With DS9...the Cardassians and Bajorans and their history are basically the futuristic version of Nazis and Jews. There's an especially excellent episode in the first season called "Duet" where Kira (a Bajoran) encounters a Cardassian war criminal. The show also has a more spiritual/religious overtone than any of the others because of the Bajorans and also what they believe Sisko to be. But that recurring cast...people like Andrew Robinson, Marc Alaimo, Casey Biggs, Jeffrey Combs...many of whom are unrecognizable under the prosthetics and makeup, really do add a lot to the show. DS9 is basically this group of disparate races residing on the station, and the sometimes-not-so-nice visitors they get!
       

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  11. The pilot for Star Trek TNG.... Oh my. Apart from the character intros and that wonderful cameo, it was somewhat unimpressive. I did love the new Enterprise design and know from later episodes that it can be much better than this, but for now it was a glorified retread in terms of plot.

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      applcin

      It's funny because there were some similarities to Kira on DS9, the kickass, "I have a chip on my shoulder because of how bad my life was" attitude but I liked Kira. 

      The thing I also found weird about TNG was that it had families on board. I mean, if they're in space encountering aliens and bad guys who shoot at the ship, why would they want civilian spouses and kids on board?

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  12. The pilot for Star Trek TNG.... Oh my. Apart from the character intros and that wonderful cameo, it was somewhat unimpressive. I did love the new Enterprise design and know from later episodes that it can be much better than this, but for now it was a glorified retread in terms of plot.

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      applcin

      I watched it when it aired. The first season was kind of a drag to watch, especially having grown up watching the TOS reruns. The cast had zero chemistry, the captain's 2nd barked his orders, the captain had a shrink in a cheerleader outfit sitting next to him. The Naked Now episode was a total ripoff of The Naked Time and was basically a "Data is fully functional" joke. Wesley...ugh. Yar...I'm with YRBB, I didn't like her either. And I hated Q episodes from then on, actually.

      Chris....you may find it takes a while for DS9 to hit its stride, too, depending on your taste. The majority of the action, especially early on, takes place on the station, it tends to be more serialized, especially later on, with story arcs, the residents don't necessarily all get along with each other and there are some shady characters around. The criticism levelled at DS9 was that it didn't fit Gene's idea of space exploration and the core group all just getting along. It wasn't just black and white, good vs bad...a lot of gray areas there. But they had an impressive cadre of strong supporting and recurring actors.

       

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  13. My computer continues to suggest I update to Windows 10.  Should I?  

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      applcin

      It's being doing that to me, too. I haven't done it. I have WIndows 8.1. The few people who told me that they did said they regretted it. I probably won't and will just wait until if and when it becomes more established or if my workplace switches to it (which they are slow to upgrade systems) and I have a chance to really use it. By then, I'd probably need new computers anyway and they may have it already installed! I just wish that stupid popup gave you the option to permanently close it and stop seeing it.

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  14. Thought this got lost in the other high-profile deaths this week - Brian Bedford, theater legend, also very famous for voicing Robin Hood in the DIsney animated classic. http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/brian-bedford-dies-1.3402600

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      applcin

      We can also add Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) to the list of cancer deaths this week. He was 74.

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  15. Has anyone actually had a Patti Pie? Because I all of a sudden want to try one....

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      applcin

      All I could think of was he's obese and she's diabetic. Why would I listen to anything they said about food?

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  16. Morning! My computer, which I have ignored for about 5 months, is running a bit slow. Easiest Fix???

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      applcin

      CCleaner is free and cleans up all your unnecessary files. It could also be slow because Windows and your antivirus program may have a bunch of updates to run. I use my laptop and mostly ignore my desktop and it's always got a lot of catchup updating to do when I do turn it on.

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  17. I've always been lukewarm on The X-Files overall, but bingeing it on Netflix out of boredom reminds me how some episodes really hold up as creepy, like "Eve" with Harriet Sansom Harris. They even named a band after it.

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      applcin

      I never watched it when it was on but I'm considering binging, too. I just have so much to catch up on between current shows, The Doctors, some other oldies. I don't watch much tv "live"...I do a lot of recording, streaming and on demand, lol.

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  18. Is there a show (old or new) that you discovered through Youtube?

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      applcin

      The Biggest Loser Australia. I've seen almost all the seasons. I think they show it over several weeknights there so you see a lot more of the contestants there than here. Some of the game elements seemed a bit harsher or crazier than the US as well. I watched it initially because Bob & Jillian were on it but they were gone after a couple of seasons. I think it got removed from youtube for copyrights but I then saw it on dailymotion.

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  19. Happy Ryan's Hope Day.

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      applcin

      There are a couple of folks on youtube who have consecutive episodes. Somebody called squirrellygirl has from the start to about the middle of Jill & Mary's pregnancies. Then there's a big gap and someone else picks up from just before Jack & Mary's reunion in the basement and goes through til around the time Sarah Felder's Siobhan miscarries.

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  20. How much longer do we have to deal with this snow?

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      applcin

      Seriously. We've had the same snow piles for a month. They go down a little, then get built right back up.

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  21. The Incredible Hulk Marathon on Esquire Network….Love it!!

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      applcin

      I do love Bill Bixby. Sigh...so many of my faves are gone. :(

  22. Why are people so up in arms that Shatner might not be able to make it to Leonard Nimoy's funeral? It's ridiculous

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      applcin

      He had a legitimate reason and, if they bothered to read his Tweets, they'd know how terrible he feels about it. A lot of people actually are on his side and are shaming NY Daily News. But some folks like to use Shatner as a punching bag either to mock his acting or because (shocking), he displays an ego at times.

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  23. The reaction to Lenoard Nimoy's death has been really nice. He was a bigger star than people realized.

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      applcin

      He was always a big star to me. Loved him and always will.

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  24. RIP Leonard Nimoy :( I never wanted to type those words.

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      applcin

      I am heartbroken. So much a part of my life and childhood. Above my computer sits a photo of myself with him and John deLancie.

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  25. Watching NCIS, am I the only person who prefers Kate to Ziva? LOL I can't stand Ziva

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      applcin

      I didn't like Tony all that much most of the time so I never shipped him with anybody. Sometimes I would ff those few moments at the beginning so as not to listen to too much Tony.

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