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  1. Sometimes my goofy computer makes me post things more than once, and I have to go back and edit the second one. :welcome:


    Okay, another useless fact, then. The soft drink Moxie, a Maine invention and delicacy, actually used to be the second biggest soft drink in the world, only outstripped by Coca-Cola. Then the owner of multiple drug stores bought Pepsi-Cola, stocked only Pepsi in his soda fountains, and brought Pepsi out of bankruptcy. There's another little bit of this story, but it's why you can only find Moxie in general distribution in Maine.


    Calling Moxie a delicacy is a compliment. It's an acquired taste...but it's worth acquiring! lol

  2. Actually, ANY state flag can be flown at the same height as the Stars and Stripes - as long as the US flag is flown on the viewer's left.


    They say that "Maine" is the only one-syllable state name in the nation - but on our charter, we are listed as "The State of Maine", so I guess that fact depends on to whom you speak.


    I sometimes go to great lengths to keep the preposition away from the end of the sentence. :welcome:

  3. It's no secret to those who know me that Marc Alaimo is one of my favorite actors, and Gul Dukat is my favorite ST bad guy. Let me tell you, it took a lot to surpass Michael Ansara and Kang for me - and Ricardo Montalban and Khan. (What is it with the "k"s?) But Mr. Alaimo did it, no question. I loved that character from "The Emissary" until Season 6, when Dukat got more than a little weird - but that was the character arc, nothing to do with Mr. Alaimo.


    I will watch absolutely anything with Marc Alaimo in it. Anything. Just bring it over. Or Tivo it. I'll be there. With popcorn. With Yamak sauce. And kanar. :welcome:

  4. I read an interview with the dig director a couple of weeks ago. He said they were still working on the tomb, and the last two coffins were still inside. Another case of a subject suffering in the editing room, if you ask me. The work described in the special takes incredible amounts of (boring) time before the exciting bits happen. But I also find such programs fascinating without the madeup hype. But they're not looking at sucking people like me into the show; I'm already an addict.


    I'm sure we'll hear more about the tomb as time goes on. According to the interview I read, Discovery is continuing to tape as they work more. I want to know what else they found in the canopic jars.

  5. Captain Kirk? A FAMILY man? What a concept. It definitely would have been a major revamping of the character as we know it. Would it have made me like him more? (A TOS fan, who loves Sisko) Ummm...maybe. But I can't see Bill Shatner in that role, for some reason.


    I'm sure there are other good reasons main characters aren't connected - Playing to people's fantasies has got to figure into it, too. On shows where they do get together, the few times the spouse doesn't die, the show dies. Think Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Moonlighting, Remington Steele (although they already knew they were dead when they got together), etc. But why can't there be drama with married people? Movies do it. Heck, comedies feature married couples. Can't life be exciting and/or dramatic with a partner?

  6. Well, I haven't even visited the site in about six months (BAD Narana, BAAAAD Narana!), so I couldn't post at all. B) I signed on yesterday b/c I got the email about the trivia session, and realized there were over 130 pages of material I hadn't read yet. Needless to say, about 128 aren't going to get read, unless they're commented on again. I'm going to try to do better...


    Notice the word "try."

  7. Gone with the Wind (as stated several times previously). No woman living or dead could replace Vivien Leigh or Olivia DeHaviland ... it would be sacrilege.




    "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

    "The Music Man"


    Oops, too late! I love Matthew Broderick, but there are some things you shouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole ... trying to fill Robert Preston's shoes was just plain nuts.


    Ashton Kucher making a mockery of a movie that originally starred KATHERINE HEPBURN .... SPENCER TRACY .... SIDNEY FLIPPIN' POITIER? Hollywood has officially given up and is completely catering to the great unwashed.


    Amen and amen and amen again.

  8. Frankly, I'm surprised no one has mentioned Apocalypse Now.


    Aren't some of these movies way too young to be considered classics? Isn't it TNT that has (or used to have) "New Classics?" That's pretty much an oxymoron... Now, mind, I'm not disagreeing with any choices, so please don't blast me. The LOTR movies are my favorite movies in the world, and should never be remade, but they won't be classics for years yet.


    Anyway, few if any of the great musicals should be remade. And I'll add to the list The Dirty Dozen, The Magnificent Seven, High Noon (too late), any Hitchcock movie, Twelve O'Clock High, Stalag 17, any John Wayne movie, and any Cary Grant movie (just 'cause I love Mr. Grant).

  9. Being from Maine, I gotta say most people I talk to here are not in favor of this ruling, to put it mildly. This ruling may force the wolves to come back to Maine, but it also goes a long way to proving that dodos are alive and well...


    And as much as most Mainers I know can't stand to be lumped together with New York, how in the WORLD can we be lumped together with Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin?? Since when are they anywhere near the east????

  10. My address and phone number there are six years old. I guess that protects me some (my phone # is in my maternal gfather's name - good luck trying to reach me if you didn't know him!), but my parents live there. I looked up some friends from college, but still couldn't find the one I'm looking for. I guess I'll keep looking....

  11. I'm with you, man.  I've rented the first season from Netflix, and was instantly surprised how much I liked the show.  I echo you right down the line - humor, good eps, can't wait for the next one, etc.  I'm just about to get the extras dvd today.  My only complaint is one of the actors, but I don't let her spoil the rest of my time.


    Too bad they didn't make the magic 100 -- or did they?  Is that counting the two-parters as one or two eps?


    Hoshi gets less annoying as the series goes along.


    They only made 98.




    Actually, I like Hoshi. I guess that doesn't leave any doubt who I don't care for, does it??

  12. I'm with you, man. I've rented the first season from Netflix, and was instantly surprised how much I liked the show. I echo you right down the line - humor, good eps, can't wait for the next one, etc. I'm just about to get the extras dvd today. My only complaint is one of the actors, but I don't let her spoil the rest of my time.


    Too bad they didn't make the magic 100 -- or did they? Is that counting the two-parters as one or two eps?

  13. TOS: Dr. McCoy

    TNG: Geordi

    DS9: Well, they're like potato chips - I can't stop w/just one

    VOY: Probably Paris

    ENT: Trip


    My favorite character of all time is Dr. McCoy, hands down.


    I can't pick just one guest actor whom I love. It's no secret I'm a huge Dukat fan, but I also love Garak, Nog, Kang, and many others.

  14. I was either eleven or twelve and at my great-grandparents' house (which is where I live now), flipping through the tv looking for something to watch. We weren't really allowed much tv at home, and here there were only four channels, but something was more than nothing! The only thing on was this show I had seen in channel-flipping before, but I was dying to watch anything. I was about ten minutes into the episode by the time I reached it. My sister came in after a few minutes and made some crack about that show with the weird guy named Spock. Nevertheless, she watched for a while, too. One of my brothers joined in (the other was a baby), and we watched The Savage Curtain until the bitter end.


    At home the next day, I watched again (I don't remember how I talked my mother into it - or even if she were home to ask!), and I was hooked. Today, the sister is as big a fan as I am, and the baby was indoctrinated early - he's always watched Trek, but really only TOS. The sis and I are die hard TOS and DS9 fans, even though I have now watched all of VOY and am beginning to watch the ENT eps now. And, just for the record, although my dad appreciates most of TOS, my mother still thinks I'm nuts.


    Postscript: Oh, yes - I'm in my 30's now, so I voted in the 21+ category...

  15. Two years ago today, I followed a member of another board to, and joined right away. I know I'm a bit like the neighbor down the block who is almost never seen but who will wave if you wave first, but I'm a member of the community!


    B) To VBG: It was an awesome sight then, Oh Fearless Leader, and it's just gotten better. Thanks for all of your hard work.


    :yahoo: To the Mods: Ditto on the hard work, and keeping us off each other's throats when necessary.


    :P To other STF'ers: I never know what topic I'm going to see when I sign on, or who is going to say what - thanks for keeping my STF life interesting!


    :blink: To Data: Thanks for telling me about this site.


    :bow: To Gene, Bill, Leonard, DeForest (God rest his soul) B) , Jimmy, George, Walter, Nichelle, Majel, Avery, Nana, Rene, Terry, Sid, Colm, Michael B) , Cirroc, Armin :clap: , Max, Andy :look: , and Marc (and the other casts and guest-stars): My eternal gratitude for your using your talents and visions to provide the world with such a wonderful place to explore, appreciate, and play!


    Quite a lot for a two year anniversary of someone who's participation has been rather spotty lately - just think of what I'll say when I hit five! :lol:

  16. Ok, I have a problem with this one - I know I haven't traveled a lot outside the United States (just to the UK a couple of times, and would return there tomorrow if someone would buy my plane ticket!), but I'm only "somewhat well-traveled" everywhere in the US, including my home turf! I've traveled in every state on the Eastern seaboard, extending almost to the Mississippi, for example. I think my problem exists because I deliberately avoid cities if I can...


    **sings "I'm From The Country (And I Like It That Way)"**