Highlights from 2017 – 1st Quarter

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Top Question:

With a score of 133 the highest voted question was the controversial Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise? asked by g.rocket and answered by Valorum.

The second runner up was What did Frodo mean by “He told me the true story”? asked by Noosre with a score of 111.


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Top Answer:

The top answer with a score of 202 was from Daniel Roseman to the question Identify a movie in which aliens believed a sci-fi TV show to be true documentary asked by I Love You.


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Top Viewed:

The most viewed question, with 22517 views, was What did Darth Vader mean by “There’ll be no one to stop us this time.” Who had “stopped” Vader—or the Empire—previously? asked by JakeGould and answered by Nathan.


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Most Controversial:

The most controversial questions were Which ship can go faster, the Millennium Falcon or the USS Enterprise?, Did Luke really not know about Mos Eisley spaceport in the original “Star Wars” (1977) film? and What was the value of the Shire and everything in it?

Bounties Awarded:

9100 rep was awarded from 46 different people, which is an average of 197 rep per person.

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Jack’s Bad Movies – Circle of Iron (1978)

IMDB Description:

A young martial artist embarks on an adventure, encountering other martial artists in battle until one day he meets an aging blind man who will show him the true meaning of martial arts and life.

The opening scroll of this movie says it was drafted by Bruce Lee, and it has some controversial views on Zen. We’ll see how much this movie relates to Zen, or how much they are simply trying to trade on Bruce Lee’s name.

The movie starts us off at a tournament, and already I feel bad for everyone in the movie. The martial arts performance is not great. Off to the side is a huge white guy with blonde hair and no shirt named Cord (Jeff Cooper). Sans a medallion, he could be Yor. Several people who apparently don’t matter lose their matches, and now it is between shirtless Cord, and Morthond. They fight for a minute or so, then Cord knocks him down and  uses that classic double fisted strike they teach every cadet at Starfleet Academy. Cord is the winner, but no, the silly judge declares he cheated and disqualifies him. Morthond is declared the winner.

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Jack’s Bad Movies – Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

IMDB’s description:

Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Has there every been a movie poster that was truthful?

This movie opens in space orbiting Mars. Two astronauts, Mack (Adam West) and Christopher Draper (Paul Mantee) are in orbit with a monkey. Suddenly an asteroid is on an intercept course with them. The thing about space is, it is really big, and so a minor change in course becomes pretty dramatic as you orbit a planet. Anyways, they do a couple of major maneuvers to dodge the asteroid, and they slip into a decaying orbit around Mars. NASA tells them they have to eject.

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