Eratosthenes

Ships Crew
  • Content count

    846
  • Joined

  • Last visited

5 Followers

About Eratosthenes

  • Rank
    Captain
  • Birthday 04/18/1989

Contact Methods

  • AIM
    IDigUSpike
  • MSN
    Buddybear418@msn.com
  • Website URL
    http://
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Dallas, Texas
  • Interests
    Everything.<br /><br /><br />Descriptive, huh?
  1. Hahaha, and the fact that it's Captain Pike is pretty cool. :)
  2. Everyone here is calling him a celebrity.......... As for good men that die too early? The obituaries are full of them every day except they don't get major media coverage. Right. We all know that. But by that same 'celebrity' ticket I, at age 20, didn't really know who Ed McMahon was or what he actually did until after his death last week. Although he had been retired for 17 years and was best-known for his role as Johnny Carson's sidekick, people were still sad to see him go as he contributed positively to the entire nation's society through the TV medium. He wasn't a celebrity for me but he was in the hearts of others. You're correct about how everyone is treating him as a celebrity. What I meant is that no one had used that specific word for him in this thread. While Ed McMahon was a celebrity to others but not myself, Billy Mays was a celebrity to me and not others.
  3. Who called him a celebrity? He was a good man that died too early.
  4. His death really caught me off guard and saddened me. I just saw him like two nights ago on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" and his big new reality competition TV show just kicked off a few weeks ago. He started with little and had made so much for himself and was just coming into probably the best part of his life when it suddenly and needlessly ended. Very sad.
  5. I've watched it now...I really like it!!!
  6. Wow such a heated thread. When I heard of his death I was completely unmoved. My entire life (20-year-old late Generation Y person, here) I had only heard negativity expressed towards him. Never a positive thing aside from the fact that he used to be an amazing entertainer. I am extremely EXTREMELY protective of children. My biggest fear is death (especially since I'm atheist), but I would lay down my life for any child. A few weeks ago my stepfather grabbed my 6-year-old sister by the neck hard enough to leave a mark. He has a short temper because of a blood pressure problem that causes him to anger easily, but this was a new level for him. Although I heard of it after the fact I still very nearly murdered him in a rage of proportions I had never in my life felt. THAT BEING SAID, I've read Jackson's life history in light of recent events and now that I know his history and the circumstances surrounding his controversy, I do not find him to be at fault. Did he have issues? Of course. Was he a pedophile that molested children? I seriously doubt it. The psychologist's report was that Jackson was a regressed 10-year-old and that Jackson didn't fit the profile for a child molester. He was abused severely by his father at that age and as he became older and more independent his mind reverted him to the age he was never able to positively experience because of his father. All in all, take away the abuse he received that caused him to make odd choices later on and nix out the transition from black to white skin as a result of his vitiligo, and all you have left is an extremely successful celebrity that went a bit overkill on the plastic surgery...which sounds very familiar. Knowing what I do now about his life and death, I do feel more empathy towards him than I previously had.
  7. Hehe, if I were on my own I may have...but I was with my fiancee all day yesterday. If FOX decideds to make it available online I'll watch it, though.
  8. I won't vote until I see it, but is it based on another series I should watch first for backstory?
  9. The whole misunderstood Russian accent scene is the type of thing where you just have to take a step back and enjoy the humor.
  10. Allow me to clarify why I like each one so much... TMP: a Great re-introduction to the crew, the ship, and a nice update on what's been happening over a decade. TWOK: KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNN!!!! TSFS: I liked seeing how far the crew would go to save Spock. To borrow a phrase from Stargate, "We never leave a man behind." TVH: Made ABSOLUTELY no sense, but made up for it with hilarity! TFF: ..... TUC: I really love how dynamic everything feels in the movie. Also the production values were excellent (best of all of the TOS movies I think) and it gave a nice segway into the Klingon-friendly next generation of explorers. GEN: Data was hilarious (maybe sometimes creepy), I loved the TOS tie-in, I loved the villain, the crashing sequence was cool...I liked it a lot more than I disliked it. FC: The Borg colflict was excellent. I get chills at the beginning every time. Seeing the circumstances surrounding Zephram Cochrane's maiden flight was really cool. INS: I think that of all of the movies, this one's most in-keeping with Star Trek's message. It puts the Prime Directive center-stage and really sticks to some of Starfleet's core values. NEM: I have to say, the opening title sequence was corny, BUT beyond that it just kept getting better and better. The death at the end was both touching and believable, regardless of how much I like the character. ST: Well what can I say? It's awesome! I've seen it 5 times.
  11. I can't tell you my favorite...I love them all. I CAN, however, tell you my least favorite. That one's obvious: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier!!!
  12. Wonder if there's a pre-order...
  13. I got the 50's also...1956! What the heck?!
  14. The turrets were fairly in-keeping with canon. They were similar to the phasers of Enterprise and they pulsed in a manner similar to the phasers of the ship in TOS. The girl that was blown out into space was blown out simply because the hull was ruptured and the corridor she was in was exposed to the vacuum of space...there's no mystery. If you want proof that no one was actually in any of the turrets, recall that Captain [George] Kirk was the ONLY person left on the ship once he ordered the evacuation and everyone piled out in the shuttles. He was controlling all weapons from the bridge both manually and via automation to keep Nero's attack from destroying the shuttles.
  15. While several of the results could describe me, the one I received for the answers I entered is 100% accurate in the points it makes about me. Whoa. You Are the Library You are very intellectual and well read. You tend to be absorbed in your own interests. You can seem a bit standoffish. To be honest, you're not that interested in other people. You are comforted by the things you own. You tend to be a pack rat. It's likely that you have many old possessions that you treasure. You rarely throw anything away. What Room of the House Are You?