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Mosher

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  1. First episode of Orville was excellent. No pretty ribbon resolution, and almost purely straight Trek SF. Very very little of the comedy. This episode proves to me Seth would have been a great choice of they had let him have the reigns of Trek.
  2. Ironically, if you take over for HiWater, I'd like you to move much faster than your eliminations tend to go :) Also, try to preserve HiWater's system, not sure if yours is the same. Just for continuity. personally I'm still hoping to see the occasional new poll.
  3. Haven't watched this years Orville premier yet, but the comedic part was by far the weak point of the Orville. I know Seth has been a massive Trek fan and wanted to participate in the creation of serious Trek, and I truly believe the Orville's strength is in the Trek ethos it holds, which is superbly delivered. If it leans ever further from comedy, then it will only improve. (I don't hate the comedy, but it has always felt like the show crafted the story far more carefully than the jokes.)
  4. Nothing to add, other than my insistent echo that this Trek really is exactly what Trek fans, no matter how they rank the other incarnations, likely have been wanting.
  5. I supported the sub-forum, but I certainly didn't mean it as banishment. I love the polls and I'd be in there all the time. I certainly never meant offense. The polls have made me learn and grow as a music fan.
  6. SNW is exactly what I've asked for, Save for my preference to look forward always. Backwards always gets messed up with canon and that's so easily avoided. The fan service isn't necessary but I understand their worry over bringing people in. And it works well enough (referring to the presence of iconic characters) I actually general really like Discovery on the whole, and season 2 of Picard was much better than its bad first season and while it slipped it ended very well But Strange New Worlds is great out the gate and better than both.
  7. There's a lot of exceptional hip hop out there. Aesop Rock The Coup Sage Francis Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Digable Planets Dead Prez Illogic Atmosphere Yugen Blakrok So many more.
  8. I liked the Picard ending. After a bad first season we get a second season that starts off excellently, has a few missteps near the end, but ends well. With the exception of the Traveler. I hated Wesley becoming a Traveler in the first place, so this was unwelcome. Glad Wil Wheaton recieved some respect, though. He deserved the screentime. It wasn't well written, though. Brent Spiner was great as always as was DeLancie. Strange New Worlds is delivering exactly what I want, save for it being a prequel. The episode itself was a bit ham-fisted, but the tone was correct and the nature of the show is correct. Too much fan service, but that's a minor issue. I'm expecting the show to improve a lot as the cast jells and the expositional introductions are over. I look forward to a Star Trek that's actually about exploration.
  9. I don't know about most people here, but I love the polls. Obviously not everyone does, there's nothing we all agree on. I don't think asking for a dedicated forum is the slight to Hi-Water or Entre people suggest. If anything it's a mark of success. It's generated traffic and kept things moving around here. It takes a fair amount of work as well. They do bury threads quickly though. A dedicated section solves that. Now I know that 1-0-0-1-0-0-1 has just finished a ton of work and I don't know what creating a new forum entails, I imagine his compromise suggestion reflects the effort it would take. The polls do more than simply create boxes to tic. Most of them have generated a lot of music related discussion on the bands in question. Part of the problem is that there are only so many bands enough of us know well enough to actually keep that up. I don't know about others, but I'm always looking for new music. Sometimes new music is actually old, and these polls have made me discover some new to me.
  10. A dedicated poll section would be fantastic. I like some of the polls, but I also like order. As polls are clearly a thing on their own, another subforum makes more sense.
  11. I'm amazed that their debut, their very best album in fact, is losing this poll. Love Over Gold is their second best, so it's good to see it doing well. Brothers is actually 3rd.
  12. Are we finishing REM? Or have I missed the return of the final round?
  13. I veered from punk, but if we count it there's the proto punk of Death (Detroit), Stooges, MC5, Rocket From the Tombs, etc. Or Australia with Radio Birdman, Rose Tattoo
  14. Budgie, Hawkwind, Motorhead, AC/DC, Scorpions, BOC, Thin Lizzy, Amon Duul, Atomic Rooster, Lucifer's Friend, Sir Lord Baltimore, etc.
  15. I agree completely that all the metal I love owes far more to BS than anyone else. The first sounds off the first album must have been staggering to hear at the time. Sabbath are more important to music overall. But I just like BOC more. I could never fault a Sabbath vote.
  16. I went Zep Queen B.O.C. I doubt many will say BOC, and frankly I'm almost surprised myself.
  17. Didn't take my vote. Hopefully a small glitch
  18. Automatic is great- it is REM afterall, but it's so much lower than this for me. I'm surprised as well. But like I said, it's REM, any of those top 9 could win. Personally Document and Pageant are the best
  19. Always good to have more Clutch!
  20. My top five: 1. Life's Rich Pageant 2: Document 3: Reckoning 4: Monster 5: Murmur It could vary aside from Pageant, I have enjoyed all of their albums very much, even post-Berry.
  21. I'll never understand going backward, because if they give a Damn at all it ties their hands too much. That said, if Strange New World focuses on exploration rather than The Big Menace I'll be very pleased anyway.
  22. Right now it's Monster vs. Green for elimination. Negative 2 apiece. I really like Monster, but I like all of these very much. I think Monster is better than Green, but honestly everything goes before Reckoning through Document, and the order doesn't matter much.
  23. Every album left is great. It was very hard to decide. Basically it's about protecting Monster now, which I love more than Automatic.
  24. that is the very best thing ever.
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