OT RIP the Fantasy sci-fi genre

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  1. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Hire quality writers/directors/actors and it won't matter if they're black/white/gay/straight/man/woman whatever.

    Just create good content please. That's all I ask.
     
  2. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I don't remember if Rian Johnson was a star wars geek, but he ruined it, even worse than Disney did IMHO.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    You ever see Sense8 on Netflix?

    Writers/directors/actors/cinemaphotographers and editors. I never knew how much the art of cinemaphotography and editing can add and advance a story. Truly mindblowing.

    Trigger warning for @beast crnjo, there are some LGBTQ characters in the story.
     
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    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    https://www.army.mil/article-amp/1645/female_soldier_receives_silver_star_in_iraq

    Just one quick example I learned when using google to prove what I already knew was the inevitable fact…

    Women do fight the wars.
     
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    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Good thing The Hunger Games didn't have a female lead... It probably would have flopped...

    Also, Divergent

     
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    Balding is how you get stronger, see One Punch Man.
     
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  9. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Pandering of any kind generally leads to poor quality product. The Great American Family network, for example was basically created by Candace Cameron Bure to pander to the MAGA base, as an alternative to the increasingly LGBTQ-friendly Hallmark channel. I had hoped that maybe they might put on quality programming that is also reflective of Christian values. Got the second without even coming close on the first. Thus, I don't waste my time on it.

    I think the point that Beastie Boy is clumsily trying to make is that it seems like many networks are so focused on pandering to minorities that they're not making the effort to actually generate quality product, assuming that demonstrating inclusiveness will be sufficient for profitability. If a show is good, nobody on either side of the aisle cares if it stars women, minorities, or gay characters.
     
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    Lol. GAFN. Love that.
     
  11. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    They've always been focused on pandering, it's just weird that *now* all the sudden people are upset.
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I'm getting stronger every day.
     
  13. UncleCliffy'sDaddy

    UncleCliffy'sDaddy We're all Bozos on this bus.

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    Bro, you just might be the strongest man I know! Or at least in the running....... :bgrin:
     
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    This video breaks it down. The problem isn't "female leads" the problem is this new kind of lame, shallow "strong female character".

     
  15. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    Wow this post looks way different on pc than on phone LOL

    Obama picture is massive
     
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    This is absolutely true. Pandering isn't the problem. Trust me, as someone who works in Hollywood, I can safely say that without pandering there would be no Hollywood. What the OP is mad about is that some shows have the audacity to pander to people that look different than him, or that have a different sexual orientation than he does. There are tons of horrible programs that pander to white males, but does he come on here and complain about those? Of course not.
     
  17. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    My cousin Rick played dozens of aliens on that show.
     
  18. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    OK, now that was funny.
     
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    Make this ‘Star Trek’ motel part of a geeky getaway on the Oregon coast

    Looking to boldly go where … frankly, many men have gone before? Book a night in the uber-popular Star Trek room at the Itty Bitty Inn in North Bend on the southern Oregon coast.

    The Star Trek themed motel room places guests on the bridge of the original Starship Enterprise, complete with screen-accurate controls and wall-mounted communicators. Inn owner Rik Villarreal, an electrician by trade, has installed buttons and switches throughout the room that activate various sound and lighting effects.


    There’s a tri-dimensional chessboard, paper masks of your favorite Starfleet characters, a few tribbles hidden here and there, copies of the original movies to be watched in the room, viewing logs for all the original episodes, an owner’s manual for the Bird-of-Prey warship (written in Klingon) … and it only gets geekier from there.


    Ensign Rizzo — notable as the rare “red shirt” to survive an attack on an away mission — carries a towel rack. The bathroom has a 1930′s style in tribute to the time-travel episode “City on the Edge of Forever.” Two framed newspapers in the bathroom depict two realities — one where social worker Edith Keeler is killed, another where she meets with the president about her peace initiative. (Fans will get the reference.)


    “In the captain’s log, you’ll find signatures from people who worked on ‘DS9,’ on ‘Voyager,’ on ‘TNG,’” Villarreal said. Marina Sirtis, who played Counselor Deanna Troi, once stayed the night.


    Many of the guests come wearing their own cosplay, including Jeff and Jennifer Hunger, recent visitors from Chicago who booked the room a year in advance.


    “We’re huge Star Trek fans,” Jeff said while posing with a tribble and sharing a Vulcan hand salute.

    https://www.hereisoregon.com/places...t-of-a-geeky-getaway-on-the-oregon-coast.html

     
  20. SlyPokerDog

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    This is why I should never win the lottery because I would totally pay someone to film some Star Trek themed lesbian porn there in @beast crnjo 's name.
     

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