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    Thread: The Conundrum of Star Trek's Mixed Up Timeline
Post: The Conundrum of Star Trek's Mixed Up Timeline

It's one of those paradox questions. Or, all bets are off, maybe. I loved the restart. J.J. Abrams did a great job of reimagining the original Trek. Hear tell he is in talks about doing a sequel and ...
Ann Kalagon Star Trek 23 3,577 June 2nd, 2011, 04:13 AM
    Thread: Geronimo's Family Sues U.S. Gov't,
Post: Geronimo's Family Sues U.S. Gov't,

Skull and Bones has never given back any remains from the various graves they have robbed over the years. These are the richest families' male offspring and they are arrogant to the core. They just l...
Ann Kalagon History 10 2,212 June 2nd, 2011, 03:59 AM
    Thread: George R.R. Martin's 'Game of Thrones' comes to HBO
Post: George R.R. Martin's 'Game of Thrones' comes to HB...

I had never read any of Martin's works before this production, and was curious enough to buy the first book (in paperback). Then, I went and got the other three. His fantasy is unique. He is the most ...
Ann Kalagon Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 17 2,268 June 2nd, 2011, 03:45 AM
    Thread: New Robert Jordan
Post: New Robert Jordan

I loved it (The Gathering Storm). But hey, they had to "split" it as the work could not have been bound in any larger format physicaaly than it was. And two to go, the next one is November 2, Towers...
Ann Kalagon Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 3 1,192 July 16th, 2010, 07:36 PM
    Thread: L.A. Times interviews Kim Stanley Robinson
Post: L.A. Times interviews Kim Stanley Robinson

eh, the Mars books were great! But his climate books didn't much focus on any climate science. They were more about his becoming a follower of theocratic Dalai Lamaism. boring, too bad
Ann Kalagon Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 1 1,027 July 16th, 2010, 07:32 PM
    Thread: Evolution, Lemrogs, and Penquins
Post: Evolution, Lemrogs, and Penquins

I'd like to meet the curators of that exhibit. Sounds like they have a sense of humor, and good taste in monsters. :bg:
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 665 February 21st, 2004, 12:24 AM
    Thread: Pocohantas
Post: Pocohantas

Quote:Originally posted by Ann Kalagon John Smith was known for having made up several such stories about different Native women. He was a LIAR. Pocahantas hated him so much that upon seeing him in E...
Ann Kalagon History 13 1,590 February 9th, 2004, 10:30 PM
    Thread: Archaic & Unusual Words in Tolkien
Post: Archaic & Unusual Words in Tolkien

Ah, some time back Dixieberry beat me to posting that vittles is pretty common in the South (and hadn't anyone remembered it from Beverly Hillbillies on 1960s t.v.?) It is not at all surprising that m...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 201 11,518 February 4th, 2004, 11:26 PM
    Thread: I need some questions answered.
Post: I need some questions answered.

Quote:Originally posted by Jermaine76 6. Is there a little drama or uneasy feelings between Gondor and Rohan? It just seems like it. In TTT, King Theoden raises his voice at Aragorn at Helm's Deep ...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 23 2,585 January 26th, 2004, 10:11 PM
    Thread: Michael Drout?
Post: Michael Drout?

Dear august, We know you are busy with school and all, but we are awaiting your full report of said event with great anticipation! How was it? What questions did you ask?
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 586 January 26th, 2004, 10:02 PM
    Thread: Which HOME book to buy if you can buy just one?
Post: Which HOME book to buy if you can buy just one?

Well, I have not yet read the last few HoMe books. But of the ones I have read, I highly recommend The Lay of Leithian for its beauty and pure pleasure in reading.
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 22 1,357 January 13th, 2004, 09:48 PM
    Thread: Michael Drout?
Post: Michael Drout?

omg, you are SO lucky!!! Yes, ask him something about his current work editing Tolkien's prose and poetic translations of Beowulf, if you do not mind. Is it still on target for publication in 2005? ...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 586 January 13th, 2004, 09:40 PM
    Thread: My review has been posted (and another essay)
Post: My review has been posted (and another essay)

Quote:Originally posted by Maciliel Do you mean that PJ's Aragorn is portrayed as more doubtful in the films than he is in the books? I think that PJ hit this aspect of Aragorn's character very well....
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 44 2,420 January 13th, 2004, 09:36 PM
    Thread: Glorfindel's exclusion from the film
Post: Glorfindel's exclusion from the film

I agree with Mike of QM and Maciliel. Furthermore, Giles, are you aware that Tolkien wanted to add MORE Arwen? He had added her character last, and wanted more time to expand her development througho...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 31 2,034 January 9th, 2004, 09:43 PM
    Thread: My review has been posted (and another essay)
Post: My review has been posted (and another essay)

I agree with Michael on the point on Beregond's omission; along with the reduction of Denethor to a totally crass character without a shred of his nobility, those two changes I see as unnecessary and ...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 44 2,420 January 9th, 2004, 09:17 PM
    Thread: Is there alternate endings at the end of ROTK?
Post: Is there alternate endings at the end of ROTK?

Not true!! Not at all!! But did you really just want it all to come to a screeching halt? No loose threads to be tied up at all? If you read the book you will find that Jackson actually massively con...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 818 December 29th, 2003, 10:39 PM
    Thread: My review has been posted (and another essay)
Post: My review has been posted (and another essay)

Thank you, Michael, I was wondering about that point (Mouth of Saruon in EE?) last night when I finally got to see the movie. Unfortunately, something about that site gives me an "access denied" box ...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 44 2,420 December 29th, 2003, 10:24 PM
    Thread: Annotated Hobbit
Post: Annotated Hobbit

I agree. You definitely want this edition as part of your Tolkien collection. It is worth every penny, and probably more.
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 16 1,036 December 29th, 2003, 10:00 PM
    Thread: The Two Towers Extended Edition DVD
Post: The Two Towers Extended Edition DVD

I saw it (the EE version) in the theater Sunday (New Line did a five day run on it, following a week run of the EE Fellowship, prior to today's Marathon showings). The extra background on Denethor mo...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 105 5,264 December 16th, 2003, 10:43 PM
    Thread: Is Saruman still cut? Or has PJ changed his mind?
Post: Is Saruman still cut? Or has PJ changed his mind?

SPOILER WARNING!!! It was not Peter Jackson who made the decision regarding the Saruman footage being cut, but New Line execs, according to the press releases recently. That footage, which is only se...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 772 December 16th, 2003, 10:30 PM
    Thread: Jamestown
Post: Jamestown

Paula Gunn Allen should know better!! http://www.powhatan.org/pocc.html Here is the website of the Powhatans (who were originally Rappahannocks of Virginia), wherein they debunk Disney and the myth ...
Ann Kalagon History 4 786 October 29th, 2003, 12:56 AM
    Thread: IS this word wrong?
Post: IS this word wrong?

Thank you for giving us the context of the quote. I do think that mortality is probably the word they meant? But if you want to be really, really sure, you can get some of N. Scott Momaday's books. H...
Ann Kalagon History 4 916 October 29th, 2003, 12:33 AM
    Thread: Saving Star Trek
Post: Saving Star Trek

Quote:Originally posted by smacky They see it like this. War is conflict. Characters need conflict. Conflict creates dialog. Characters need dialog. Dialog establishes character. Characters n...
Ann Kalagon Star Trek 39 2,173 October 29th, 2003, 12:26 AM
    Thread: Mental Illness
Post: Mental Illness

Quote:Originally posted by Attalus Celebrian I would consider to be suffering from what we now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but was well-known in Tolkien's day by the name of Shell Shock, fro...
Ann Kalagon J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 55 3,142 September 30th, 2003, 10:13 PM
    Thread: William Shatner & a new Trek series
Post: William Shatner & a new Trek series

I pray that Shatner is able to develop this idea, and save Trek from Berman and Bragga! (Though I do admit I have liked some of the Enterprise episodes.)
Ann Kalagon Star Trek 10 936 September 19th, 2003, 09:13 PM
    Thread: Just Saw Nemesis For the First Time
Post: Just Saw Nemesis For the First Time

I was majorly disappointed, and mad with Berman and Bragga. I think they have no respect for the fans or for Roddenberry's legacy. I have all the other films in my collection, but do not want this on...
Ann Kalagon Star Trek 48 3,791 September 19th, 2003, 09:10 PM
    Thread: Intelligent Trekkies please read!!!
Post: Intelligent Trekkies please read!!!

The impact on technological developments is fascinating. Quote:Originally posted by august Then on TNG, you have the veiled references to homosexuality in that ep where Riker scores with the androgy...
Ann Kalagon Star Trek 8 922 September 19th, 2003, 09:05 PM
    Thread: The Rosenbergs?
Post: The Rosenbergs?

Quote:Originally posted by Bacchus What possible incentive would exist for the former Soviet Union to claim that they received classified information from the Rosenbergs when they in fact did not? If...
Ann Kalagon History 13 1,123 September 19th, 2003, 08:12 PM
    Thread: The First Americans
Post: The First Americans

In answer to the second one, the people who came via the Bering Straits were in the Athabascan language family. There are peoples in the former Asian Soviet republics who belong to this language famil...
Ann Kalagon History 7 913 September 16th, 2003, 06:58 PM
    Thread: The German invasion of the United States
Post: The German invasion of the United States

Quote:Originally posted by Michael Successful naval operations were conducted against American shores up through 1900 (when the United States invaded and conquered Cuba). The notion that a European ...
Ann Kalagon History 18 1,632 September 4th, 2003, 09:48 PM