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  • I'm 20 minutes into the Eras Tour (Taylor's Version) on Disney+ and ... *swoon*

    Also impressed their servers aren't a smoking pile of ashes from everyone streaming it starting at 8pm CT.
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    • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

      Because he's a good director and got the most votes?
      I loved Oppenheimer. I'm not sure why my artistic preferences live in your guys' heads. Are they that threatening?
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

        I loved Oppenheimer. I'm not sure why my artistic preferences live in your guys' heads. Are they that threatening?
        threatening? no. I just like to push buttons.

        ask my wife. She'll confirm.
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        • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

          threatening? no. I just like to push buttons.

          ask my wife. She'll confirm.
          It failed this time. But, fair.
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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

            It failed this time. But, fair.
            Not every button has a wire. You know, like the Close Door button.
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            • Just saw Dune 2. I came out of that with a general Sci-Fi question- why do they always fight hand to hand with swords? I honestly don't understand that. They had lasers, they had bazookas, they could travel well beyond the speed of light, they could fly, etc. Clearly they have plenty of technology. Why do they always have to fight with swords?

              And don't tell me "honor" or some BS like that- war is war, there is no honor, there is only death.

              There is a lot of "tech" in Dune that I really question, but at least I can deal with it. But when you have it, and you flaunt it (they also had force field shields), guns. Or at least lasers.

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              • There actually is a explanation for this in Dune lore...

                In this particular case, there is some thought put into this.
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                • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                  There actually is a explanation for this in Dune lore...

                  In this particular case, there is some thought put into this.
                  So the slower moving and easier to stop is harder to stop..... ok. Last I checked, there was effective body armor for blades well before there was effective armor for bullets. Which is to say- if a "shield" can't stop a slow moving blade- it sucks.

                  BUT.... they had lasers. They shot at one of the harvesting machines with lasers. Which were not affected by any shields. Let alone, the dragonfly ships were shooting at the soldiers with lasers.

                  Seems to me they made that up for the spectacle of large groups of people running at each other and then fighting. I got bored of that really quickly decades ago.

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                  • Originally posted by MichVandal View Post
                    Just saw Dune 2. I came out of that with a general Sci-Fi question- why do they always fight hand to hand with swords? I honestly don't understand that. They had lasers, they had bazookas, they could travel well beyond the speed of light, they could fly, etc. Clearly they have plenty of technology. Why do they always have to fight with swords?

                    And don't tell me "honor" or some BS like that- war is war, there is no honor, there is only death.

                    There is a lot of "tech" in Dune that I really question, but at least I can deal with it. But when you have it, and you flaunt it (they also had force field shields), guns. Or at least lasers.
                    It’s more dramatic. Gunshots at a distance are only dramatic in dogfights.
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                    • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

                      It’s more dramatic. Gunshots at a distance are only dramatic in dogfights.
                      I guess if you like that kind of thing. Given how short of time they actually covered the battle scenes, didn't seem to matter if they were blading or shooting. Just seemed odd that for a system that could move at multiple times the speed of light (given how much time it took to go from one system to the planet), they would still *have* to use blades (as was justified for reasons).

                      At least in Star Wars, they had good reasons light sabers (which is cooler than metal blades) could fight off the guns.

                      Anyway....
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                      • The seemingly never-ending battle scenes in the LOTR trilogy bored me to tears.

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                        • All CGI battle scenes, and action sequences in general, are boring. I go to pee during them. Completely trash.
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                          • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

                            It’s more dramatic. Gunshots at a distance are only dramatic in dogfights.
                            No, it had a substantive purpose in the books. For once, it was not an idiot gimmick invented for movies.
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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              No, it had a substantive purpose in the books. For once, it was not an idiot gimmick invented for movies.
                              I have not read any of the Dune books, though I did just buy one, and neither have I seen the movies.

                              My wager is that most hand and knife/sword fights take place because gun battles remove the immediate visual payoff. People seen the protagonists and antagonists on the screen together, playing into the show-don’t-tell gold standard of movies and TV.
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                              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                                No, it had a substantive purpose in the books. For once, it was not an idiot gimmick invented for movies.
                                To let a story line happen, sure. But when looked at in the perspective of nominal development, it is just for the massive hand to hand battles.

                                In the books, was a patrol almost completely taken out via some remote way (that appears to be lasers)? That's how II starts. So it seems rather dumb that they would willingly risk their lives to battle hand to hand when they had lasers to shoot the enemy from a distance.

                                There is no honor in war, just death. And there is no "fair" in war, just killing the other side until they give up. As far as I can tell, Dune just perpetuates the idea that dying for a religion is a good thing, when you are just dying because of someone else's power grab.

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