In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Fri, 04 Aug 2006 11:52:15 +0100
> __/ [ [H]omer ] on Friday 04 August 2006 05:13 \__
>> The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
>> That's seriously fucked up.
>> I like it.
> It makes Linus a film artist, equipped with the GIMP.
> I can't seem to find the page where he explains in a step-by-step fashion how
> he created Tux.
That's because he didn't, AFAICT.
Granted, he might have suggested there might be a logo
or something, in the email exchanges leading up to Tux's
creation -- I'd have to find said exchanges. But he's
not in the copyright holder list.
>>> (Note: I've not seen the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" but doubt
>>> Burgess Meredith or Danny DeVito have anything to worry about.)
>> I've stopped watching moves, since becoming a Star Trek Voyager junkie.
> Voyager?!?! I quite enjoyed the Next Generation, but it lost its appeal
> around Deep Space 9... sSmile*
I'm not sure I lasted that long. Admittedly, Nana Visitor
had nice curves, and Rene Auberjonois and Armin Shimerman
were occasionally good for a laugh or two (especially since
Rene's character occasionally had to go into a bucket to
"sleep", and Armin's character was named after a subatomic
particle and was always seeking "latinum", whatever that
is -- put it next to "pergium" [*] in the Periodic Table,
somewhere in the Imaginaryoids series).
And Avery Brooks had a nice, deep voice.
But really, what did the Enterprise crew under Patrick
Stewart (or the Deep Space 9 bunch) do in The Next
Generation do that the original Enterprise didn't?
As far as I can remember, not much. And after Denise
Crosby somehow got back *into* the show using a time warp,
after her character was killed by a monster they'd borrowed
from the Scooby Doo Detective series, the whole thing got
unbearably silly. One almost expected to see a Great Dane
chasing the starship, followed by a bunch of kids in a van...
Martina Sirtis and Gates McFadden couldn't save the
Enterprise. ;-) Kudos for portraying them as strong women,
although we probably could have done without Wil Wheaton
on occasion, and there is the question as to whether a
son would serve along with his mother in the spaceborne
equivalent of a modern battleship, though that's not quite
a fair comparison since it was primarily an exploratory
And Brent Spiner -- well, I guess they needed *someone* to
replace Leonard Nimoy. I sure hope his face paint didn't
do the same thing to him that it did to Ray Bolger (the
Tin Man) in "The Wizard of Oz". But they did have about 55
years to iron out the bugs, so it's not that big a worry.
And then Kate Mulgrew in Voyager. I never could get into
her, either. Besides, where would they go?
My brain hurts.
I suppose it's not quite as bad as Lost In Space (especially
with the late Special Guest Star Jonathan Harris whining about
his delicate back on most of the episodes, and Bob May trying
to make the robot sound intelligent), but one wonders where
Gene Roddenberry's successors went wrong.
[*] mentioned in _Devil In The Dark_ as a power source.
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