Lt. Evans

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  • Birthday 08/30/1985

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  1. Totally, you're absolutely right. Thanks to all of your for your help and suggestions, particularly ddillard, VaBeachGuy and Lt. Van Roy. If anyone has more suggestions, keep 'em coming.
  2. I wasn't thinking of showing her just random episodes. I was thinking of us all organising a crucial creame of the crop, a mixture of essential a-list episodes to watch over the next three months... and yeah, I could show her TNG, but seeing as I only own DS9 on DVD and have only seen the other series but never bought them organising a viewing of TNG isn't excatly possible.
  3. Hey all, I'm planning on introducing my girlfriend to Star Trek before the new movie comes out this summer. I would show her the Original seires but I don't own any of it. I was thinking I should introduce my favourite show first (Deep Space Nine) anyways, but then I remembered something. When I was at university in my final year I was living with a vegan existentialist named Leo and I did the same thing, introduced him to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but the some episodes are pretty cringe worthy and a little bit irrelevant to the overall plot and because it took so long to plow through we never got to the good meaty stuff in series five, six and seven (Bald Sisko, The Defiant, The Dominion, The War, The Prophets, Dax and Worf) because I finished university and had to leave. Now I'm living in Japan with my girlfriend but I'm planning on moving back to England at the very end of may/very beginning of June... and I was to try and get through DS9 with my girlfriend. Can you guys recommend some good episodes which cover all of the main plot AND recommend any really good episodes which help to support the overall story, character development and audience enjoyment? I would watch the whole thing but there just isn't time... Thanks in advance - Lt. Evans
  4. Yeah... totally loved the Dominion War. As a kid I was always really eager for things to escalate in TNG but they never did, then DS9 came along and fufuilled that need when I was a teenager. What I didn't kind of like and will always make me sad was that they left the ending kind of... unfinished... shall we say? True it was followed up in books, but that wasn't quite the same. No chance of a movie covering the return of Sisko, but if I ever came in to an obscene amount of money I'd stop working, read all the books and try to combine them to make a fan movie. Never mind... it was good overall, but the opening credits theme was better in season one episode one than the slightly altered music they were using by the time the final episode of season seven aired. Intro was better once CGI came along though.
  5. That's the one - cheers!
  6. For my final project at University, I was inspired by an DS9 episode to get together with some artists and write short stories around things they drew and then have them draw more drawings based on what I wrote. My teacher really likes the project but I wanted to include a picture of the sketch of DS9 which the character Roy Ritterhouse drew for Benny Russell. Does anyone have a copy they can stick on this post for me? I think it would be a nice picture for the final page of my documentation. Thanks in advance! - Lt. Evans
  7. Recently I have been thinking a lot about the 'War on terror' and its future and its impact on human society. Terrorism has existed for hundreds of years, not just since the wars in the Middle-East put dating back to Irish terrorism again England or Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the houses of parliament. Terrorism affects millions of people every year not only in America but in Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. The war on terror is founded on a belief that terrorism is inherently wrong. I remember when my friend Dan Douglas told me that he thought that terrorism had its reasons. If you negotiate with someone and the negotiations get both of you nowhere because you won't back down, if that person takes something from you and won't let you have it back until you give them what you want is attacking them the best resolution? I couldn't help but think of Major Kira in DS9. She whole-heartedly supported the use of terrorism against the Cardassians because they occupied her planet and persecuted her people. As a result she is forced to confront the 'rights and wrongs' of terrorism across a broad spectrum of examples. Is murder right? I believe that Kira would say so and if she likened her experiences to any event in human history she would compare it to the Jewish revolts in Poland against the Nazis, but perhaps not the attacks against New York and Washington by Al-Qaeda. Then again maybe she would sympathise with Arabic culture, while not as affected as the Jews were by the Nazis, the Americans are guilty of crimes themselves. The genocide of Native Americans, the enslavement of Tribal Africans, the mistreatment of Vietnamese because of American foreign policy during the era of 'The Domino Theory' and then Modern Day wars over oil from 1990 to 2006. Maybe I'm getting a little to wrapped up in this but I think its a shame that Kira and Sisko never discussed modern day events after they had passed. Also my comments do ignore the fact that Star Trek history is different to our history, after all I read somewhere Colin Powell was supposed to be President in the Star Trek universe on the date that George Bush got into power. I dunno, just some things to think and talk about... and here's the quote that started this train of thought:- Terrorism has once again shown it is prepared deliberately to stop at nothing in creating human victims. An end must be put to this. As never before, it is vital to unite forces of the entire world community against terror. - Vladimir Putin
  8. This is going to seem really random but this is addressed to people who will actually have seen this advert/commercial, but some time during the late eighties or possibly the nineties there was a Crunchie advert that had a song playing over it which went:- I'm so excited and I just can't fight it I know, I know I want you... I want you The advert had people made out of chocolate in it and I seem to remember there being a rollercoaster. Anyhow, I want a copy of that song and I don't know what it's called. Can anyone help?
  9. My comment:_ » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... « Does anyone think he looks like Richard Gere with hair?
  10. Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes Another useful article, which I recommend reading...
  11. This topic is an off-shoot of another message I posted the other day. However, rather than address British stereotypes this topic is more to do with right and wrongs of stereotyping, be it stereotypes of Southerners, Black people, Women, Jews, the Japanese or anyone else. My question is this: do stereotypes lead to discrimination? I didn't think so after reading through everything said in: British Stereotypes However, while I was continuing my research work I stumbled across this article: What A Girl Wants - Apparently, is not much... The line which caught my eyes and started this topic is: The contrast between her rollicking American self and the tamped-down version she must become while in British society is so oversimplified that it likely will reinforce stereotypes for a youthful audience. The Brits are all stuffy, unfashionable twits, except for the adorable, dark-eyed musician (James) whom Bynes falls for. I'm just wondering if people think that stereotypes do lead to racism, homophobia and sexual discrimination. Are stereotypes always counter-productive or do they have their merits? Are stereotypes an important part of the media and literature? Why do stereotypes survive to day?
  12. I don't think that, almost every British person I have ever met has been rude. I live in the southern part of the US, so stereotypes are common for us as well I'm sorry to hear that. And I agree with you, I think part of the reason that America views Britain in the way it does is because its a secularised society. And the media push this image by acting like there are only Rednecks in the Alabama, Yuppies in New York and Beach Bums in California, e.t.c, e.t.c. I guess because Britain is a close ally of the U.S and in some ways one of the main contributers to its ethnic diversity and creation of America; the British get it in the neck as well, just like Rednecks and Yuppies. That said I think we have it better than the Europeans who are supposed to all be gay and we're just supposed to be quite camp. The French are suppose to wear stripped tops, berets, have moustaches and live of onions, garlic, red wine and long sticks of bread. The Germans supposedly to all still wear traditional lederhausen (spelling?) and the Russian are supposed to wear fur hats, have beards, drink vodka and be tough. I also think that part of the reason these stereotypes exist is because of the Second World War, when many people met foreigners for the first time and during which most English officers were very la-di-da, if you get my meaning, while enlisted men were very coarse and spoke is bizarre dialects. Likewise the French resistance fighters probably followed a least one of the stereotypes I've mentioned. After the war a lot of Germans pretended to be simple peasant farmers so they wouldn't be arrested for war crimes, which may have given rise to their stereotypes. As for the Ruskies; they arrived out of some of the most bitter fighting in the whole war, half-frozen to death, unshaven, unbathed and glad to be getting drunk. Also women were allowed in the Red Army which would have come as a shock to the Yankies and the British. Just some things to think about.
  13. For a project I am doing I am looking into stereotypes of the British according to other foreign nationals and within literature and the media. As a British person I am very interested to hear what any of you might have to say, and don't worry I won't take any offence - this is work after all. Can you think of any British stereotypes, stereotypical British people or examples of either in the media or literature? Like Malcom McDowell's appearance in South Park or Nigel Pinchley in Family Guy: Hello - I'm a British Person Perhaps even Lt. Malcolm Reed might be considered a stereotypical British character in some of your eyes, seriously everyone feel free to say what you think and discuss this in an open and insightful way.
  14. Right, for those of you that don't know, Yellowstone park is built on a mountain. Actually mountain is the wrong word for it, Yellowstone National Park is on a volcano. Actually, volcano is the wrong word for it, Yellowstone is built on a super volcano. This volcano is due to explode in the near future and will wipe out America and cover the rest of the world in ash. I am not posting this to scare everyone on the fourm. If you want to know more about your impending doom why not visit: I, on the other hand, would much rather find out the NAME of this volcano. I've been looking into it and they just refer to it as the Nuclear volcano or Super volcano. Surely it must have been named like any other volcano, can any of you help me find out its name?
  15. I had this discussion with someone else about Sci-fi armies a while ago and we talked about the white uniforms of the Storm Troopers, Space Marines, Terran Republicans, Starship Troopers and various science fiction soldiers: » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... « He argued that nothing we'd seen in the worlds of t.v and film science fiction were realistic because they didn't blend in with there backgrounds: uban/jungle/desert/winter and I argued back that in the future, as technology is proving, camoflague makes little difference. The enemy know where you are without seeing you. Perhaps in the future nations and planets will revert to using more colourful armour like during the Napoleonic wars when the French were dark blue and the British were bright Red and the Prussians wore Grey. That said there is science fiction out there which include soldiers wearing camo-gear to avoid being seen, but I'm afraid I like my brightly coloured sci-fi uniforms, after all sci-fi is in some ways just futuristic fantasy.