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  • Birthday 10/15/1972

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  1. Normal Everyday And/Or Cool Stuff

    Wallet? Been using this one since February: https://www.amazon.com/Magpul-Unisex-Daka-Essential-Wallet/dp/B01KOEP9MA?th=1&psc=1 Works well. Looks like new.
  2. Boardgames & Cardgames, oh my!

    The FUCK?!
  3. Star Wars Battlefront 2

    Man. I want to cancel my pre-order so badly, but I also need something light to play.
  4. Thanks for the info! Still mulling it over as a Christmas gift to my gf.
  5. I got the impression that once I buy everything I need (Switch + game + 2 controllers) the Switch will set me back around $500. Does this sound about right?
  6. Gallbladder Removal

    Way ahead of you; gauged both of them. I put my spectacles through one and my pocket watch chain through the other.
  7. Gallbladder Removal

    Hey, what other bullshit organs am I carrying around? I could do something with the space, like a little pocket for a pen, my phone, maybe some other things.
  8. Gallbladder Removal

    Good luck, Kelley!
  9. WTF was that about? I was pissed. I wasn't impressed with Data's potty-mouth in that horrible movie where he said "oh, shit" and I'm not impressed with it here. It didn't help that the scene here came with a lot of elbowing the viewer (Eh? Eh? Edgy, huh?). My girlfriend is still wondering why I'm still bitching about it. I love the foul language in Curb Your Enthusiasm (You're a fat fuck, Jeff!). But I can do without it in my Star Trek. Time and a place, you know? Would the first Lego movie be better with a few f-bombs? If I want that kind of edgy I'll get it from people who do it better, like The Expanse or the first season of BSG. Still, every episode has juuust enough Star Trek for me to give it another episode. And aren't the opening credits great? And Harry Mudd! I don't like that the captain left him to his fate with the Klingons, but we know the captain's a dick. Not a great choice anyway, but still not as bad as 2 f-bombs in a single scene. Now you have to pre-screen Star Trek (Star Trek!) for content before showing it to kids?!
  10. Boardgames & Cardgames, oh my!

    That makes sense. Just don't store them somewhere damp!
  11. Boardgames & Cardgames, oh my!

    How is that possible?!
  12. And how would you know? I have it on good authority that no one watched more than the first episode.
  13. That's where I am. Every episode is pretty meh with a enough nuggets that I give the show one more episode. There are so many niggles with the timeline I'm actually not bothered by the inconsistencies anymore. I'm sure there's a plan to explain the Klingons' look (maybe a bioengineered virus that "we don't discuss with outsiders"). I'm sure there's a reason why we never see the Mushroom Motor ever again. I'm sure there's a reason why they could beam from the Captain's office to another room on the ship without going to the transporter room (maybe it's that I remember my transporter rules wrong and they could always do this). My biggest problem is not where it fits in with the rest of Star Trek, but the fact that it rarely feels like Star Trek to me. It feels like The Expanse-lite. Where is the feeling of optimism? Even DS9 had that feel. If you want to make the Expanse-lite I'll just rewatch The Expanse and enjoy the hell out of it. Sometimes the attempts to connect the show to the Star Trek we know feels ham-fisted and even desperate. Michael is Spock's foster sister. Okay. Not sure what that adds to the story that doesn't make the universe feel smaller. I remember the last time Spock had a surprise sibling we didn't know about, but okay. And I like Doug Jones here even if his character looks like a piece of bacon. Or maybe that's why I like him.
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