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(Some Trekkie)   Two people debate actual destructive effect of Death Star's laser. Coming soon: Debate over actual destructive effect of Hayden Christensen's acting   (st-v-sw.net) divider line
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2005-08-01 6:08:01 AM  
"Some Trekkie"?

Submitter, you lose at life.
 
2005-08-01 6:10:19 AM  
One part of me hopes the submitter did that on purpose.

The other part knows he's just a little slow.
 
2005-08-01 6:28:52 AM  
+ I thought he was great in Shattered Glass.
 
2005-08-01 6:35:39 AM  
jay_vee: + I thought he was great in Shattered Glass.

And you suck at life. Whats your point?
 
2005-08-01 6:40:49 AM  
Emogeek:- I think he was perfectly cast. The perfect combination of charming, useless, embarrasing, convincing, unconvincing, likeable, naive and childish.
 
2005-08-01 6:49:34 AM  
jay_vee: Emogeek:- I think he was perfectly cast.

Ok, I can see that. Mostly the useless and embarrasing part but yeah.
 
2005-08-01 6:56:11 AM  
I see your Death Star, and raise you one Vogon Constructor Fleet.
 
2005-08-01 8:05:47 AM  
His acting goes well with the directing.
 
2005-08-01 8:47:25 AM  
Watched a botleg copy of the DVD last week. I truly wanted to biatch-slap that boy.

/I still don't know if it was cuz of his "acting" or anikin's over all whineiness
 
2005-08-01 6:38:00 PM  
I belong to the wargamer club at my university. One day last semester, we had an argument for about an hour about who would win in an all out battle, the entirety on the Star Wars universe or the entirety of the Star Trek universe. We never agreed on anything, really (Star Wars won by a vote). The only thing we concluded was that Q started the whole thing and is sitting back with a bowl of popcorn.
 
2005-08-01 6:39:56 PM  
Part of the whole reason I didn't like the whole series (1-3) was the terrible actors, but I mostly just didn't like the fact that the storylines were empty.
 
2005-08-01 7:03:23 PM  
Why didn't the deathstar just blow up that huge red planet, and along with it that rebel moon, INSTEAD of wasting time by orbiting around it just to destroy the puny moon?
 
2005-08-01 7:04:02 PM  
Blue Collar Man: "Excuse me, I don't mean to interrupt, but what are you talking about?"


Randal Graves: "The ending of "Return of the Jedi"."


Dante Hicks: "My friend here is trying to convince me that any independent contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when it was destroyed by the Rebels."


[image from terminus.powerblogs.com too old to be available]

 
2005-08-01 7:07:57 PM  
well duh everyone knows that you need a Q-37 modulater to destroy a whole planet.
 
2005-08-01 7:08:36 PM  
MrNeutron:

Why didn't the deathstar just blow up that huge red planet, and along with it that rebel moon, INSTEAD of wasting time by orbiting around it just to destroy the puny moon?

/SW nerd switch on
The red planet (Yavin) was the primary and is the Primary location for Corusca Gems. These are extremly rare, this mineral is found only in the lower levels of the gas giant Yavin. Corusca gems are the hardest know substance in the galaxy and can even slice through transparisteel. These are the only place in the SW universe these exist and are used for primarily for industrial purposes and are not found anywhere else in the SW universe. That can't destroy the planet and keep those gems.
/SW nerd Switch off.
 
2005-08-01 7:08:50 PM  
You can't fault Hayden Christenson for his acting in the movie. I mean, even natalie portman and ewan macgregor came off as stale and two-dimensional, and they are good actors.

The fault lies *SOLELY* on the fact that

GEORGE
LUCAS
IS
A
NO
TALENT
ASSCLOWN
 
2005-08-01 7:09:15 PM  
Christensen was TERRIBLY cast in Shattered Glass. His line delivery made me want to punt kick small children in frustration.

Regarding the article itself... really. Who cares?
 
2005-08-01 7:10:21 PM  
But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life.
 
2005-08-01 7:12:25 PM  
When my wife called me a geek, I told her that at least I'm not a nerd. When she asked what the difference between a geek and a nerd was, I told her that nerds argue about which fictional universe could beat up other fictional universes.
 
2005-08-01 7:12:51 PM  
Hayden is a subtle actor. You're all just jealous cuz he's HOT.
 
2005-08-01 7:13:22 PM  
ArkAngel:

about who would win in an all out battle, the entirety on the Star Wars universe or the entirety of the Star Trek universe

One word: shields. SW would be pwned faster than you could say "make it so".
 
2005-08-01 7:13:38 PM  


Dante Hicks: "My friend here is trying to convince me that any independent contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when it was destroyed by the Rebels."


nuh uh. The Deathstar was a military black ops and most likely not being worked on by any independent contractors, for security reasons.

we can safely assume that everyone there died justly knowing full well they were party to a hideous weapons project.

/troll
 
2005-08-01 7:13:44 PM  
C'mon, I wanna see all the styles of Haydens emotive acting.That was friggin genius.
 
2005-08-01 7:16:56 PM  


One word: shields. SW would be pwned faster than you could say "make it so".

http://www.theforce.net/swtc/preq/tpmtech.html#shields


be warned, geek overload.
 
2005-08-01 7:17:02 PM  
One of the best discussions in "Clerks"

Randal: All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed- casualties of a war they had nothing to do with. (notices Dante's confusion) All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia-this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.
 
2005-08-01 7:17:19 PM  
LOL, tomster42 when I talk to my wife about the geek vs. nerd phenomenon, I always draw the line at social skills. IE: I played EQ for like 3 years but I had a life outside of it... I ran track in college and did the obligatory drinking. I know a guy who also played EQ during that time, but he spent all his non-class and non-sleep time in front of the glowing box. Me: Nerd. Him: Geek.

But yes, arguing which fictional universe would win works too.
 
2005-08-01 7:18:09 PM  
Dear god, I actually read some of that. That has to be the biggest pile of nerdom (nerddom?) I've ever read. My brain hurts.
 
2005-08-01 7:19:56 PM  
morrisonsl

One word: shields. SW would be pwned faster than you could say "make it so".

Brilliant! Discussion over.
 
2005-08-01 7:21:50 PM  
The actual destructive power of the Death Star = zero.

No acutal planets were harmed in the production of this movie.
 
2005-08-01 7:23:19 PM  
 
2005-08-01 7:23:28 PM  
ANAKIN: The shifter broke. ... (stops working, tears in his eyes)
Why did she have to die? Why couldn't I save her? I know I
could have!

PADME: Sometimes there are things no one can fix. You're
not all-powerful, Annie.

ANAKIN turns and walks away from the bench.

ANAKIN: (angry) I should be! Someday I will be... I will be
the most powerful Jedi ever! I promise you, I will even
learn to stop people from dying.

Long live Geroge Lucas and his dumbass minions cheesy writing! Awkward, terrible, at least Episode 3 was pretty good...
 
2005-08-01 7:23:56 PM  
morrisonsl:
One word: shields. SW would be pwned faster than you could say "make it so".

A small part of me wants to correct you. But I am repressing it right now.

/closet SW nerd.
 
2005-08-01 7:25:08 PM  
Debate over actual destructive effect of Hayden Christensen's acting
lol! Nice submitter!
 
2005-08-01 7:28:07 PM  
Though it would require actually landing on the planet, you could go with the planet-killing device used in "Soldier."

Col. Mekum

You must have some of those new DX-57's on board?

Capt. Church

Planet Killers you mean. We carry fifteen.

Col. Mekum

One is enough. We set it on a short fuse, and we get out of
here. BOOM, we win.
 
2005-08-01 7:28:21 PM  
zombies would kill them all...but they would have to be some sort of space zombie. hmmm...
 
2005-08-01 7:32:39 PM  
snailshell
Yeah intergalactic space pirate zombies with Jesus leading the armada!
 
2005-08-01 7:35:12 PM  
...Something isn't right here, I'm getting worse Deja-vu from this thread than the political debate threads of late...

Have we done this argument before? Or did they cut the hard line!?!?
 
2005-08-01 7:35:13 PM  
I think my brain just overheated and turned to bantha poo-doo.....
 
2005-08-01 7:36:33 PM  
2005-08-01 06:08:01 AM Seufzer
"Some Trekkie"?

Submitter, you lose at life.


Ever think that maybe, just maybe, Submitter was making a reference to his own preference, subtly throwing his own opinion on the subject, which probably goes something like "Who cares? Star Wars is crap by comparison anyway" ?

/trekker
//yeah, I know, makes me sound like a pompous ass, but I also don't do jury duty "in uniform", so I'd rather not be lumped with the absolute goofballs.
///Star Wars is a guilty little explosion-fest pleasure, but it's just not that dramatic...
 
2005-08-01 7:38:36 PM  
My guess is a space herpie could take out both universes pretty effectively, what with all the boinking going on.
 
2005-08-01 7:38:58 PM  
snailshell
Intergalactic alien space pirate zombies hungry for brains and booty.

/read part of the article
//feel dumber having done so
 
2005-08-01 7:41:09 PM  
I like the fact that Trek at least tried to find plausible scientific basis for the whiz bang technology, but it's just make-believe, people.

Why does the death star, which obviously traverses interstellar space only marginally slower than the ship that made the kessel run in 12 parsecs, then take 15 minutes to go 1/4 of the way around some dinky planet?

Answer: dramatic effect, people! it's a movie! Not real life!
 
2005-08-01 7:41:15 PM  
After 5 minutes, I had a hard time staying on target, staying on target...
 
Irv
2005-08-01 7:42:05 PM  
"You know, it is so fashionable to take a shot at Jay Leno. Look, the fact is the man is out there every bloody night with fresh material and he's charming."
 
2005-08-01 7:42:24 PM  
ha, I read the article to the end (I hang my head in shame), and I found this:

References

Chancellor Valorum, action figure, Hasbro.

The dude used an action figure as a reference. Geekdom at its finest.
 
2005-08-01 7:44:44 PM  
(Some Trekkie)

Submitter must like Brian Posehn then.

I hate Christensen because he made Vader look like an angsty emo kid. Of course this also entails the fact that George Lucas has no tallent whatsover.
 
2005-08-01 7:46:18 PM  
Commence primary ignition...
 
2005-08-01 7:47:49 PM  
Pleisa: Me: Nerd. Him: Geek.

I think you got it backwards. I call myself a geek, but I'm proud of it. Nerds are the ones with no life. (Unless you mean that "tiny tangy crunchy candy" stuff.)
 
2005-08-01 7:48:56 PM  
See, I'm proud to be a nerd, but I would hate to be a geek. But maybe we're just arguing semantics here :)
 
2005-08-01 7:49:02 PM  
Never, in my entire life, have I been sadder NOT to see an animated gif of Ogre yelling 'NERRRRRDDDDDDDSSS!'.

I am so disappointed in all of you.
 
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