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Re: Merry Christmas!!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and if you're in central North America (or any cold place), to stay warm! It's been below 0° F all day, and the wind is blowing almost 30 mph too. We got a couple of inches of snow overnight but the wind is scouring so hard that the grass is...

Re: CJRT may spin in his grave….

My Fall of Numinor arrived. Remember, I got the UK edition by HarperCollins. Almost all of the recently published JRRT/CJRT books I also have in the UK edition. This last one however, came with a tiny extra that the others didn't . So I was wondering if the US published edition came with it also. D...

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, Thanksgiving is upon us. And already long past for our Canadian members (belated Happy Thanksgiving!). As I write this message, I am reflecting on what I am thankful for this year. I've reached that age where being thankful for health is appropriate, so I'll start off with that. Closely relate...

Re: Pure Middle-Earth discussion.

I'll reply to the bookplate and St Louis specific stuff in a PM in a few days .... So, for now... looking at the slipcase edition, what is the picture on the case, ummm...depicting? IS it Sam and Frodo? If so, what is the scene from?... It does not look familiar to me at all. Also, the Argonath pic...

Re: Pure Middle-Earth discussion.

I'll reply to the bookplate and St Louis specific stuff in a PM in a few days .... So, for now... looking at the slipcase edition, what is the picture on the case, ummm...depicting? IS it Sam and Frodo? If so, what is the scene from?... It does not look familiar to me at all. Also, the Argonath pic...

Re: Pure Middle-Earth discussion.

Yes, that is indeed my Ex Libris sticker. I should not be surprised that you also had them, with us being roughly of an age and book lovers from way back. Casting myself sharply back along the corridors of memory, I would say that I most likely bought mine at either Waldenbooks or B. Dalton in St. C...

Re: Pure Middle-Earth discussion.

I received my copy today. I opted for the standard edition. Slipcovers take up too much precious width in the bookcase! Anyway, for some reason I thought the book would be physically larger, but it's only a tad (<1/2") taller than my old copy. It does feel a fair bit heavier, but I guess I'm no...

Re: Pure StarWars Discussion

Which is ironic since back then, the people who didnt like the prequels complained that George Lucas ruined Star Wars. Well, ultimately, he did - by selling it to Disney :) It definitely was not getting better under his control, but at least it still felt like Star Wars. Now it just kinda looks lik...

Re: Pure StarWars Discussion

Did you ever get round to watching the shows Olorin? Kenobi wasn’t great. Started out promising but quickly went meh I felt. It was great seeing Ewan back in the role, but I wish it could have been better. Andor is superior than all the shows so far. I get why people say it’s boring but personally ...

Re: RIP, Robbie Coltrane

Your wife speaks the truth. IIRC he may even have been in a wheelchair. I certainly don’t recall him standing. I think he has trouble with arthritis. It seems like there have been so many deaths lately. On a personal level, I lost two aunts within weeks of each other. Celebrity-wise, Angela Lansbury...

Re: Pure Star Trek Discussion

I don’t think they want to mess around with any logical considerations like that, and for that matter it might be a little impractical to set up. But in any case, I think it’s just a one size fits all policy, whether you’re ordering a multiple movie box out that’s gonna take a while to get through, ...

Re: Pure Star Trek Discussion

You know, I could swear that Amazon used to have a 90-day return window. Now it's only 30 days. I discovered this quite by accident a few days ago, to my shock. I had been holding off on watching the 6-movie Star Trek box until after my Halloween movie festival. But now I see that my return window r...

Re: Pure Middle-Earth discussion.

So, here's a look at some of the illustrations from The Fall of Numenor: https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/alan-lee-reveals-first-look-at-artwork-from-tolkiens-next-book-the-fall-of-numenor/ I've got a hunch that the only color illustration is the one on the dust jacket of the standard edition and...

Re: Pure Middle-Earth discussion.

So, here's something interesting. I still haven't preordered The Fall of Numenor, still not having decided whether to get the standard or slipcased edition. I just now tried to see if I could find out a bit more about the slipcased edition and discovered something else Tolkien-related and very inter...

Re: Pure Star Trek Discussion

I can only admire Nurse Ratched from a distance, never having met her. So am I understand that you have met Kai Winn? ;) Yes I have! At least, it feels that way. She did a really great job with the character: the insincere smile, the grating voice, the so-judging tone, all laced through a construct...

Re: Pure Star Trek Discussion

I feel your pain as I’m in the same boat. I would probably rewatch anyway, except the dvds look so bad. Somebody has been posting uprezzed clips on YouTube that look spectacular. I don’t know if it’s something he did himself, or if the version on Paramount + is uprezzed.

Re: Pure Star Trek Discussion

I can only admire Nurse Ratched from a distance, never having met her. Well somehow I managed not to see that BC already answered you, but having composed this, I'll go ahead and post it. To answer your question is a little complex. She was in essence the pope of Bajor, but she was a hypocrite and i...

Re: Pure Star Trek Discussion

A bit belated, but RIP to Louise Fletcher, who so notably portrayed Kai Winn in DS9. She died Friday and was 88 years old. Fletcher is most famous for playing Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" but of course to us she'll forever be known as Winn. She was a character that we...

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