Highlights from 2020 1st & 2nd Quarter

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Top Question:

The top question was “Does Sauron have any dialogue in any of the books?” asked by DJ Spicy Deluxe and accepted answer by WOPR.  Though Valorum’s answer is a strong contender.


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Top Answer:

The highest voted answer was to the question “What did Frodo and Sam eat when they crossed Mordor on foot?” asked by LincolnMan and answered by Mark Olson


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Most Viewed: 

The question with the most views, at 31253, was “Why didn’t Luke use the force to lift Darth Vader into the Imperial Shuttle?” asked by Jiminion.

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Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

Ghost in the Shell

IMDB’s description

Hired as a mercenary unit, the former members of Japan’s elite Section 9 are faced with the sudden appearance of “Post-Human,” a being with tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.

This is the new Ghost in the Shell series on Netflix. SAC stands for Stand Alone Complex, with is an alternate continuity to the main stream versions people might be familiar with from the original Anime movie or from the recent 2017 live action version. This continuity is different in that section 9 has apparently been disbanded, with most of its members working as mercenaries in various countries. A new global threat to humanity, called “Post-Humans” surfaces, and this brings the team back together under the Japanese government to recreate Section 9.

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Westworld

IMDB’s description.

Set at the intersection of the near future and the [re-imagined] past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Westworld, a series on HBO, is set in a future where robots are made, not to serve humanity, but to serve our amusements and sadistic impulses. A western themed park allows you to live life as a cowboy, visit saloons, and kill with wanton abandon. But only as long as you kill the robots which are mostly indistinguishable from humans. This answers the age-old question of “would it be immoral to abuse your unfeeling robot slave?” The answer is yes.

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Jack’s Bad Movies: Doom Annihilation (2019)

IMDB’s Description

Follows a group of UAC Marines as they respond to a distress call from a top secret scientific base on Phobos, a Martian moon, only to discover it's been overrun by demons who threaten to create Hell on Earth.

This movie is essentially Aliens around a somewhat loose Doom theme. You can see that just from the description.

Similarities

  • Marines wake up from cryogenic sleep
  • One of the marines is a coward and whines a lot
  • There is a fusion reactor on the verge of exploding
  • Most of the marines are cannon fodder

Ways in which the movie is totally different

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