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Steve Ramsey snaps a tape measure 10,000 to see if excessive snapping really ruins them like you've always been told.


TLDR: It took almost the entire 10,000 times for a tape measure to break. So you shouldn't worry about it.
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Ambush: A Star Trek Fan Production


What I find most confusing is the presence of ENT uniforms in an otherwise TOS-based setting. Although I do appreciate the use of a ship-specific chest emblem (even if the thing is ugly as sin). And why do they have Federation flags on their shoulders?
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I pitched this game to a friend and she might play it on stream?

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Using LEGO Technic to build an automatic toilet paper dispenser.


And of course one of the comments brings up the eternal question: should the loose end of the toilet paper go over the top or through the back?
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Steve Shives tackles the question of whether or not Eddington is a hero.


Yeah, no. This isn't even in question. I've made it abundantly clear that I hate Eddington's guts. Whatever "loyalty" Eddington may claim to have for the Maquis cause is really a confluence of two particular facts:


1. Eddington hates the rigidity and artificial nature of the Federation. Insert callback to the TOS space hippies here. As Robert Picard proves, there are still farmers and other "natural" careers out there. He could settle on any number of colony worlds and grow natural crops to his heart's content. No doubt the sheer number of colonies out there allow for a spectrum of technological dependence. If Eddington wants to live in a place where the only technology is medical tech and water purifiers, there are options. The Maquis live a rougher life, and that appeals to Eddington.
2. Eddington likes being a hero, and that means supporting the weaker side. And that's the Maquis. He's just using the Maquis to live out a power fantasy. Either he wins against overwhelming odds, or he dies the underdog defending his "values". Which as we've established, aren't remotely the same as the Maquis' values.
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Old 03-16-2022, 11:28 PM
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Adam Savage mounts two foam dart guns (and a police light) to a helmet and attaches larger batteries for faster firing.


Why? Because he's Adam Savage, you don't need any other reason.
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Old 03-17-2022, 11:30 PM
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In honor of St. Patrick's day have some music!


When Irish Eyes Are Smiling


I've probably posted "Pretty Irish Girl" before, but today I found the record that Disney made at the time including a prologue by Janet Munro and duet of both of them.



And of course someone upped the Irishness of the song to "heavy metal jig" levels.


Here's a modern day cover done as a duet by actual professional singers. Not bad at all.


Why Rex Allen (one of the early singing cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers) would do a Western cover is beyond me. It doesn't even sound all that much like a country song, it's more like folk music.


Michael Flatley and Riverdance do an Irish step dance.


Melodysheep presents the Lucky Charms remix "Magically Delicious."



"We Can Fly Away" from Magical Legend of the Leprechauns. Truly an underrated classic. I'm not the only one that wishes Emma Townshend had done a full version of this song.


All the Irish Drinking Songs from the third season of the American Whose Line is it Anyway
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Old 03-18-2022, 03:11 PM
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I'm sure I've posted the Meco Star Trek theme before, but I want to talk more about the album cover.


Does that look like a valid Starfleet design to you?


My first problem is the purple nacelles. Purple isn't a Starfleet color, that's for the Dominion (which of course didn't exist yet). And while I could see purple as a contrast to the blackness of space, the album cover has an awful lot of blue in it, which washes out the purple.


I find the deflector dish design rather questionable. That vertical strut would interfere with the operation of the thing.



The saucer is actually rather accurate to the Consitution-class refit design.



As another meaningless aside, how much do you like the "brick" pattern of grays and whites for the hull plates? I'm never quite sure how to feel about it. I can't really think of an alternative way to indicate texture, but there has to be one.
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Old 03-20-2022, 09:07 PM
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Building LEGO cars that can climb walls.


Going from longer wheelbases to hinges to extendable stilts is more entertaining than I thought. And the crashes don't hurt, of course.
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Old 03-24-2022, 12:59 AM
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Low % Speedrun of OOT.


Normal speedruns of OOT are getting very short, so if you want to see the more unusual tricks you need alternate categories. Enter Low % i.e. collecting as few items/weapons as possible.


Even after twenty years, I'm still learning new things. Like how the Megaton Hammer can take out bombable patches of dirt.
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Steve Shives takes on the issue of the Maquis.


I'm not in a preaching mood right now, but you might be interested in the video.
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I haven't seen Rise of Skywalker yet. I'll get around to it one of these days. Anyway, apparently in one scene R2-D2 must restore C-3PO's memories. A fan made a tribute video of clips from all nine movies to represent what said memory dump might consist of.



I'll skip the usually rant of how much Star Wars as fallen. I'd rather go back to the days of Star Trek VS Star Wars when both were quality products and there weren't any "Babylon 5" snobs mucking things up.
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Animated Battle Breakdown of "Journey to Battle."


While I enjoy the modified 1701 model and don't mind the blue warp coils on the inside of the nacelles, for some reason the blue "grills" on the rear of the nacelles bother me.



A big problem is the discussion of phaser fire at warp. That's not possible, phaser blasts are limited to the speed of light and can't be used at warp.



Oh, and that Orion ship is ugly as sin. Far too fancy for TOS. Furthermore Memory Alpha already has a picture of what a TOS Orion ship looks like. This guy admits that he designed it from scratch.
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Extra Credits covers The Diary of Anne Frank


Like many of us I grew up knowing the "cleaned up" version of the story from the play. Over the years I've learned more of the details (like how the play was based on her father's sanitized version of the actual diaries). Recently I even read the graphic novel adaptation which revealed the whole story, including the more adult material.
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Alternate main theme composed for TNG (it diverges from the theme we know it at about 0:45)


Whatever this theme's qualities (and I think it's okay for what it is), it's not a "Star Trek" theme, or even what I'd call a "sci-fi" theme in general.


It sound more like an "adventure" theme. A different take on Indiana Jones or the Rocketeer. Or as one commenter notes, Superman. Even Seaquest.



I really gotta watch Seaquest again someday, but I think Babylon 5 is farther up the list at the moment. I also want to do a rewatch of Stargate SG-1. Maybe when school and work settle down...
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Anger is illogical.


Someone took TOS clips and edited them together to look like one of those old-fashioned training filmstrips. Have I posted this already?


I still have nostalgia for the filmstrip era, although I haven't seen that many. It was technically before my time, but as I may have noted before, I have older relatives and have been exposed to pop culture ephemera from many decades.



As a bonus, someone turned the first Star Wars film into a filmstrip


"Lee-ah". Okay, whatever you say.
"Chairman of the Alderan System"? Ha ha.
Tarkin is the friend of Vader? If you say so.
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It's Star Trek Cake Day!


A nice rendition of the TOS movie Starfleet logo with "Live Long and Prosper"
The TOS bridge with crew members. Don't ask me what Uhura is doing at the Engineering station...
TOS emblem and NX-01. I hate it when fanart mixes eras of Trek so recklessly...
A nice effort, even if Spock looks a little grumpy...
This is supposed to be the 1701-E, but it reminds me more of the NX-01...
TOS characters and the NX-01, along with a joke based on the TNG Borg.

A very impressive 1701. Whoever made those shelves knew what they were doing.
A nice TOS couple. I think she's supposed to be holding a Tribble instead of a wedding bouquet...
Kirk in the captain's chair. That's a good likeness of Shatner, I must say...
Janeway stands atop a half-assimilated wedding cake. I'm not sure how to feel about the likeness of Mulgrew there...
This time it's the 1701-D combined with TOS elements.

A rather impressive cake sculpture of a TOS phaser. It beats me what a phaser has to do with the medical division...
A very impressive Borg Cube cake complete with sculpture of assimilated Seven of Nine.
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Tested presents sixth-scale Star Trek figures.


Overall it's a mixed bag, but in general there are good figures and some figures that are a little "off." The best way I can describe it is that they look like CG cartoon versions of the cast, a bit too cartoony with distinguishing facial features that have been exaggerated.
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Courtesy of Reddit: Someone created a clip as if it's from a TNG TAS.



It's always nice to see the cheesy TAS style. The overuse of pink doesn't escape me, either.
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