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  1. Tyralak

    Section 31 series

    Looks like we're finally going to be getting a Section 31 series. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-star-trek-michelle-yeoh-20190114-story.html
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    Section 31 series

    I agree. This could be a golden age. That is if the haters don't ruin it for everyone.
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    Discovery's Klingon appearance

    I personally don't think this has anything to do with fan complaints. They were quite plain that this was what they had planned. The bitching and moaning "fans" were just being impatient.
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    The ASVS Revitalization Project

    I will see what other products Invision has to add on. There may be an addon more suitable for a dynamic story. They have a blog system, and a gallery system. Those might be useful. I'll check on pricing.
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    The ASVS Revitalization Project

    Good, but we need an area for general Sci-Fi discussion, and for real world science.
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    The ASVS Revitalization Project

    I will be thinking of ways to consolidate the other forums, and restructure things for a greater focus on OC, stories, and shitposting. So, be prepared for some things to move around.
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    In defense of TDiC

    This is a repost of an article I wrote a while back. I still stand by it. After looking back at years of denials, excuses and FUD from Warsies about why a canon episode, TDiC (DS9 "The Die is Cast") should be ignored, I can't find a scrap of logic in the claims. Let's look at a few myths, and then the facts. Warsie myth # 1: "The visuals didn't show the kind of damage reported by the sensors." The facts: The visuals show little of anything. They show a planet with gigantic ripples covering it's surface. Are we to expect close ups of the planet's surface to confirm what the sensors said and the limited visuals suggest? The show DID have a budget, after all. Warsie myth # 2: "The Founders were broadcasting false sensor readings, and this shows the sensors data to be unreliable." The facts: The false sensor data was ONLY in reference to life signs. Not to damage of the planet's surface. The false readings were to trick the Romulans and Cardassians into believing that the Founders were still on the planet. Once the Romulans discovered the ruse, there was no indication that the damage readings were also erroneous. We also have the inconvenient fact that the Romulans and Cardassians expected that kind of damage. That's the goal they were aiming for. When the damage reports came back, nobody was surprised. If this type of damage was outside the realm of possibility, the Romluans would have been tipped off immediately. If the Founders were broadcasting false damage readings, they would have been foolish to send out readings that were so far out of the realm of possibility. An example. A fighter aircraft fired a single missile at a target, say a small building, and the enemy had a way of sending back false damage pictures to surveillance satellites. The false imagery showed half the city destroyed by that missile. Does anyone really think the side that fired the missile would pat themselves on the back and say "Good job! That missile took out half the city!" when the missile only had the capability of destroying a small building? That wouldn't pass the test of logic, and neither does this Warsie myth. Warsie myth # 3: "This doesn't fit with the rest of the combined canon as we see it." The facts: Not only does this go against the rules of the debate, but it goes against several things that are indeed part of established canon. The rules of the debate say that with the exception of one-time devices that were destroyed and no longer exist,(Genesis, etc) you cannot try to exclude inconvenient evidence by trying to claim it doesn't fit with the rest of the series. Aside from that, it does fit with a part of the series that has been part of the canon since TOS: General Order 24. The destruction of the entire surface of a planet. A last resort. Conclusion: As inconvenient to Warsies as TDiC is, it is still canon, and give the fact it's on screen, is actually a higher canon than the Warsie Bible, the ICS. The numbers in the ICS are given gospel status, even though there is still some dispute. Power levels for TNG ships should absolutely be reckoned, at least in part, by TDiC.
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    Fairwind vs. Season Rulers

    More like the Failwind.
  9. I've been thinking about this all day, and decided to write it out. Brace yourselves, this is a lot to swallow. I don't understand all the hate for Star Trek Discovery. This is the most redpilled Star Trek series we've ever had. Michael Burnham (who I will from here on out be referring to as "Based XO") was adopted by Sarek after her parents were killed in a Klingon terror attack. (Note, the show called it that. File that away, it will be important later.) Does she curl up and become a victim? No. She immerses herself in the Vulcan language and culture. She works hard to succeed, even though her classmates benefit from "Vulcan privilege". She doesn't complain and demand affirmative action, she busts her ass, and is admitted to the Vulcan Science Academy. The first human to ever do so. After she grew up, Sarek gets her a position on the Shenzhou. She's in full Vulcan mode here. Sneak dissing on the transporter tech, and other elements of the ship. Savagely low key. Flash forward to later, Federation Subspace beacon gets rekt. Radiation is too nasty to transport over, use a shuttle, or take the ship in. 20 minutes of exposure will cause permanent chromosome damage. What does Based XO do? She suits up and says "Be back in 19 minutes." She gets over to the mysterious object, and out comes a Klingon warrior looking for trouble. She kills the thug with his own Bat'leth. The Klingon still manages to knock her out, but she is rescued by the Shenzhou just in the nick of time. She wakes up partway through the DNA repair process. She gets up, wanting to head to the bridge to warn the crew about the Klingons. The doctor says she shouldn't be up, that the DNA repair process isn't complete. Based XO gives zero fucks. She saunters on to the bridge to tell the Captain. Of course they don't believe her, so she tells them to bluff by acting as if they're going to attack. The Klingons take the bait and reveal themselves. Let's take a look here at these Klingons for a moment. How these things got past the SJWs at CBS, I'll never know. I'm surprised the designers didn't find a way to hide a Pepe in the set somewhere. The Klingons are redesigned a bit. They have a distinctly Egyptian/Muslim design to their armor, ships, weapons, and décor. Their conversation is more religious sounding than we've heard in the past, and disturbingly extremist. They want to rebuild their empire by fighting a holy war against an enemy, and unite the 24 houses. Sound familiar? I thought so. Let's notice just how dark these Klingons are. Midnight black. Also notice how they treat the one albino in the group. As a second class citizen. No honor, no house, and all because of his skin color. Yes, they managed to sneak in a reference to the horrific abuse albino Africans suffer at the hands of their fellow, dark skinned Africans. Back to the ship. Based XO consults her adopted father, Sarek, on what to do about the Klingons. He tells her that the Vulcans earned the respect of the Klingons, because every time they ran into each other, the Vulcans do a drive-by on them. The "Vulcan Hello", as he called it. Savage AF. Well, Based XO goes in to tell the Captain what has to be done. The Captain is having a video conference with Admiral Anderson. (who from here on out will be referred to as "Admiral Cuck".) Now, keep in mind the Klingons invaded Federation territory, and vandalized Federation property. So, what's the first thing Admiral Cuck says to our hero? "Next time, you might try not disturbing the property of a warrior race we've hardly spoken to for a hundred years. Our only choice now is to navigate this situation with as much finesse as possible." Unbelievable. No gratitude, no concern for a violation of sovereign Federation territory and the blatant destruction of property. No, just sniveling appeasement. "We don't want to offend them." Based XO tries logic. She says "Admiral, if I may. The ideal outcome for any Klingon interaction is battle. They're relentlessly hostile, sir. It's in their nature." Does Admiral Cuck appreciate the insight? No. He proceeds to "whitesplain" to our hero. Saying they've only had fleeting run ins, and they've always been on the cold side of war. Then he has the unmitigated gall to say "Considering your background, I would think you're the last person to make assumptions based on race." Based XO shuts down this blubbering SJW idiot quick, fast, and in a hurry. She says "With respect, it would be unwise to confuse race with culture." Mic is heard clattering to the floor in the distance. Admiral Cuck still doesn’t get the clue, and tells them to sit back and do nothing unless fired upon. While they’re sitting around wringing their hands, the Klingons send a signal to the 24 great houses to assemble for an attack. Based XO knows this is coming, and tries in vain to get the captain to understand that they need to give these Klingons a bit of the old “Vulcan Hello”. Unfortunately, she has been too polluted by Admiral Cuck’s ineptitude, and refuses to act. Based XO knows she has to act, or more people will die. She acts like she’s agreeing with the captain, and gives her the Vulcan nerve pinch. Then walks out to the bridge, and tries to take control of the situation. Unfortunately, the captain wakes up and has our hero thrown in the brig. Well, about that time 24 Klingon ships show up. The captain attempts standard hailing and diplomacy. The Klingons immediately attack. They rip the Shenzhou to shreds. Much of the ship is damaged, the brig is only being kept from the vacuum of space by a force field. The battle rages, and Admiral Cuck finally shows up. He immediately starts apologies, and appeasement to the Klingons. The Klingons pretend to consider it, and tell him to “receive their envoy”. Unbeknownst to Admiral Cuck, that “envoy” is a cloaked ship that rips through the Europa’s hull. Based XO knows she can’t just sit there and let these fools lose everything for the Federation, so she has a heart to heart with Sarek over long distance quantum entanglement via shared Katra. She then proceeds to bullshit the computer into letting her out, and opening a hole large enough for her to float THROUGH VACCUUM to the rest of the ship on the other side. She then waltzes onto the bridge ready to watch the captain eat crow. The captain realized she’s been a fool, and decides to do what must be done. They see the Klingons gathering their dead, so they beam a photon warhead into the chest of a dead Klingon. The Klingon ship beams it up, and is detonated from the inside. The captain and Based XO beam on to the ship to take T'Kuvma prisoner. Humiliating the Klingons is the only way now. T'Kuvma gets the jump on them, and kills the captain. Based XO takes him out. Flash forward to the ending. The spineless cucks at Starfleet decide to courts marshal our hero. They ask her how she pleads. Guilty or not. Based XO responds with the Starfleet equivalent of “bitch, I might be”. They decide to imprison her anyway. We see from the trailer for next week, that someone sees her badassery and knows she’s the right woman for the job. He obviously gets her out to serve on the Discovery. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the further adventures of Based XO and her quest to make the Federation great again. One dead Klingon at a time.
  10. Mass Effect Field and a small jet engine.
  11. Anybody who still has the idea that Brian isn't objective after watching this needs to have their head examined.
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    ASVS watermark

    Use this in your memes to keep people from stealing your OC.
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    Caillou's Ebolaween 2014

    Oh dear lord.
  14. Well, folks, it's out! The visuals look absolutely gorgeous, the acting seems adequate. Unfortunately, I see some problems here. The look is very Kelvin Timeline, and CBS insisted this will be a Prime Universe show. The tech more closely resembles a 29th century timeship than a 23rd century deep space vessel. The Klingons do not look right at all. According to canon, the smooth heads should be dominant now. Unless of course these are some ancient throwbacks. I really am rooting for this show, and I desperately want it to be good. I'm of course going to give it a chance, but I get a bad initial vibe from it. I'm looking forward to seeing more. Here's the link to the official release trailer - http://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/video/LeDfVOm_JkJcYJF9ju2izuFJBnF_qJsG/star-trek-discovery-first-look-trailer/ For those of you outside of North America (Or possibly even just the US) I downloaded it at put it on my Google Drive. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8-ZdhavfgRzb1g5WG9ZbWdMRGc/view
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    Star Trek: Discovery - Official Trailer

    I'm starting to get really excited about this series. I haven't subbed to CBS All Access yet, but I plan on getting the yearly no commercials package as soon as this comes out.
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    Darth Chimera's Photo Album - NSFW

    Fresh OC
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    Update request is needed....

    Done. You are now an admin, Blackfoot. Congratulations. Admins have "Emperor's (something)" as their group.
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    Update request is needed....

    I get you. I'll take care of it.
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    Which universes can Star Wars beat?

    I assume you're talking about the Empire vs. the Council races? The Reapers, IMO would make short work of the Empire.
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    What just happened here?

    We had to upgrade the software. The old board software was full of security holes, and the outdated database software was crashing every couple of days. I'm working on making a few of the features easier to use.
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    Star Trek: Discovery - Official Trailer

    From what I understand, they're supposed to be a different race of Klingon. Sort of how an alien observer might view the contrast between an African and an Irishman.
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    Star Trek: Discovery - Official Trailer

    They just dropped a new trailer. This looks promising. Stylistically it looks like it belongs in the Kelvin timeline, but CBS has been adamant that it's part of the Prime Universe.
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    Star Trek: Discovery - Official Trailer

    They have a release date now. September 24th. I'm anxious to see how it does.