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FriedRiceNSpice

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Those boys that made that probably live in their parents basement and still play Dungeons and Dragons all night. ..All in all great job! Two thumbs up!...
Hey!!! Whats wrong with that!?!?!
 

AssassinsMace

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Here's another fun one for Star Wars fans.

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In regards to which ships are better... being a fan of sci-fi in general I'm not particular to one side but just going by what was seen and said from watching the movies and TV. I would have to say according by what you get in size and by what was said in the narrative, Star Trek starships probably can take on nearly everyone else on other shows. In the original series I remember it was said that one starship can annihilate the entire surface of a planet. Plus a starship can battle while in warp speed. It has the weapons and it has the speed. IMO, starships have the advantage.
 

bladerunner

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Let the nerdiness begin.

I thought this through while I was watching Star Trek. It would seem that it would happen the way you said at first, and if the Enterprise ever got close it would indeed go down that way. But let's remember the Galactica has an entire airwing. That is the key to victory. The Galactica can just instantaneously jump around, and so can its Raptors, until it finds the Enterprise, lay an ambush with its air wing or deploy the air wing them jump away. One nuke from a Raptor should be enough to disable the Enterprise to the point that the Vipers could finish it off. The Enterprise has no weapons suitable for use against lots of independent small craft in all directions.

Basically its like the Prinice of Wales and the Repulse (a fast battleship and a battlecruiser) off of Malaysia in 1941. If they had ever gotten close to the Japanese fleet they would have gone through them like tissue paper but they were destroyed by naval aviation before they could even find the enemy much less get within gun range. It's basically just the classic carrier vs. battleship situation in space.
Yes in your scenario and assuming the Galactica was in full fighting trim, she should win out, but lets alter things by introducing a scenario from their respective storylines.
On the one hand there's the Galactica a battle damaged and manned by a battle fatigued crew. With her support squadrons seriously depleted over time, which amounted to many earth years, in warding off the Cylons,and with the remaining surviving ships to protect the captain adopts a defensive rather than offensive position with his remaining birds finds earth. but with the Enterprise in the way.
The Enterprise is in home territory with a well maintained ship and a crew rearing to go after a period of RR. This is where the Captain of the Galactica makes his mistake by not launching any birds, because he's unaware that the Enterprise doesn't have any.
Meanwhile wily old Captain Kirk having armed torps long ago leaves his shields down and refrains from powering up his lasers to prevent any sign of hostility manoeuvres the Enterprise into a position to fire the torps. . The Captain of the Galactica only realised he's been suckered by Kirks action with the sound of the first torpeodo strikes.

Actually I vaguely remember Kirk did employing such a tactic when he encountered a better armed foe.
 
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bd popeye

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All in all you're probably right but mind, there has been some classic films made over the decades that successfully comment about issues of the time.
Charlie Chaplins ' the Great Dictator" ? Satirizing Nazi Germany, On the Beach, Dr Strangelove, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelve Angry Men. to name a few.

Can anyone recall the name of the movie which I thought was a bit to cheesey to waste money on seeing at the theatre,( I thought I might look for it with my free DVD hire voucher at the local video store) about the American Nuclear Aircraft Carrier that gets transported back into time into the WW2 Pacific war locale. What was the name of the carrier that appeared in the film?

That was the "Final Countdown" 1981 starring the USS Nimitz CVN-68
 

AssassinsMace

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Saw Terminator: Salvation today. It's one of those leave your brain at the door movies and you might enjoy it. It was action packed but the story had a major size hole so obvious it makes me wonder if the people who made this movie even cared. The best part was the Governator. Only a small appearance but all you need to know is Arnold back to being bad was good.
 

bladerunner

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That's disappointing I was hoping it might have gone back to the James Cameron style.

Some poster when discussing 'The Red Cliff 'Movie suggested that Korean Movies were good. So I went and saw 'The Good The Bad And the Weird." What alot of Cr.. walked out halfway through and the local reviewer gave it 4 stars out of 5.as well.
 

bladerunner

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Whats you guys opinion on the tV series of the terminator, I never watched more than the ist 2 episodes of the 1st series.
 

crobato

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The Sarah Connor TV series is pretty good.

I remember there is this "Dragon Wars" which I think was a Korean movie. It was pretty horrible. There was a part there that looked like a World of Warcraft army invading Los Angeles and making mincemeat of a modern US army.
 

Bltizo

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Whats you guys opinion on the tV series of the terminator, I never watched more than the ist 2 episodes of the 1st series.
I like it, one of my favourite tv series.... BUT Fox cancelled it a few days ago now (but they left Dollhouse!!!OMFG) after the second season, leaving an absoulutely huge cliffhanger for us fans.

Stupid Fox.. :mad:
 
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crobato

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So disappointed they dropped Sarah Connor. It was the best SF series during the time it ran, and I consider its scripting and writing even better than BGS.

Anyone watched Terminator Salvation? Seems like a much more militaristic movie than its predecessors. Love the A-10s going against the Terminator planes. It seemed logical for me that Skynet would evolve all sorts of Terminators to do its job of exterminating the human race.

It was also interesting that subs are also involved in the movie, like in the Sarah Connor TV series, which had the USS Jimmy Carter, a real life Seawolf class.
 

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