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Old 05-15-2010, 03:00 PM
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Isn't there a Star Trek: Assignment Earth comic book series now?
IDW did a 5 issues series back in 2008.
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It was an OK episode, not great, not awful...has some ok scenes in it. Considering that Teri Garr got to be a big movie star in the late 70's and throughout the 80's, its worthwhile just to see her as a kid.
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It was an OK episode, not great, not awful...has some ok scenes in it. Considering that Teri Garr got to be a big movie star in the late 70's and throughout the 80's, its worthwhile just to see her as a kid.
That's my primary reason for watching it whenever I do. Just think, ten years later, she would be up on the screen in Close Encounters.
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That's my primary reason for watching it whenever I do. Just think, ten years later, she would be up on the screen in Close Encounters.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:49 PM
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Having actually seen the launch of a Saturn V (Apollo 17), I wasn't happy that the "Suborbital Launch Platform" was actually AS-501, as seen in 1967. I thought they could have used some stock footage of a Posiedon say, or Titan IIIC.

I do have a cat named "Isis" however, so I am nit exactly unbiased here.
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And she is simply your cat, right?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:16 PM
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And she is simply your cat, right?
"That, NCC-73515, is simply my cat. "

Seriously, I adopted a small cat that was feral from a shelter, and not suitable for adoption to a family (I am single, and live alone.)

When she finally came out from under the bed after 3 weeks, I was stunned at how much she looked like Robert Lansing's cat in the episode itself; hence the name.

She is now a well adjusted but non shape shifting or illusion casting feline.

One of my favourite things about the episode was the very young Terri Garr playing such a great ditz. Lansing explaining what they actually DO in that office was quite humorous, IMHO.
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Exactly. That's why I like this episode. The Saturn V footage was stupid, of course, but who cares XD
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Exactly. That's why I like this episode. The Saturn V footage was stupid, of course, but who cares XD
I was a bit torn about that. I was very young, but I saw AS-501 (Apollo 4) go in November 1967 on tv; even then it was a powerful sight, though the tv could never show the power and spectacle that each and every Saturn V had. So in a way, I was happy to see AS-501 showcased (although come to think of it, that vehicle as seen COULD have been a test article for Rocco Petrone's Launch Complex 39 "AS-500", but I digress) but a Saturn V should never have been showcased as a "Suborbital Launch Platform", imo.

I'm picky. So shoot me.

Oh and off topic...do either of you know what the plan is now that Ares and Constellation have been murdered, and the Shuttle has two launches left?

Is it left up to backyard rocket engineers and the Russians from now on?
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The president has announced that the Orion capsule, a part of the Constellation program, will be renewed and made into an escape pod for the International Space Station rather than relying on the Russian Soyuz. This move will renew some of the jobs slated to be lost by the cancellation of Constellation, and will go towards building a large manned capsule that could eventually be taken beyond Earth orbit on a heavy lifter. The president has set the goal of choosing a new design for a heavy lifter rocket to take men into space (to replace the now retiring Space Shuttle) no later than 2015 and then begin to build it.
- http://trekmovie.com/2010/04/16/scie...sion-for-nasa/
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