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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 05:41 AM

45 Was The Star Trek V Of American Presidents

You Trekkies out there know what I'm saying.

Any other analogies come to mind for the non-geeks out there?

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Reply 45 Was The Star Trek V Of American Presidents (Original post)
Collimator Jan 2021 OP
House of Roberts Jan 2021 #1
GreenPartyVoter Jan 2021 #2
Freelancer Jan 2021 #3
IngridsLittleAngel Jan 2021 #4
Eugene Jan 2021 #5
Shermann Jan 2021 #6
Dirty Socialist Jan 2021 #8
Amishman Jan 2021 #7
Best_man23 Jan 2021 #9
Earthshine2 Jan 2021 #10
ProfessorGAC Jan 2021 #12
ProfessorGAC Jan 2021 #11
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2021 #13

Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 06:11 AM

1. Star Trek movies are like pizza and sex.

They're still Star Trek movies, pizza, and sex.

Maybe 45 was the Battlefield Earth of American Presidents.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 06:19 AM

2. Thank you. I loved the one with the whales!

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 07:38 AM

4. Just off the top of my head: The remake of The Longest Yard

The original was a classic, surely didn't need a remake, and... Adam Sandler? No. Just.. No. The whole idea of remaking that movie was a dumb one from the get-go - much like electing a corrupt, evil, vindictive crook and reality TV idiot to run the country.

Star Trek V, unlike Drumpf, at least had potential. There was a good story and script there, and the whole thing fell apart thanks to poor production. While Star Trek V is easily the most disappointing of the original crew/series movies, it should've been good.

Drumpf never had potential, and, the only "script" with him is the whole "smart, tough, no-nonsense businessman" myth that the media and NBC (especially the latter thanks to The Apprentice) helped cultivate and made the nightmare become a reality. Without NBC's help, Comrade Covfefe would've been seen as what he truly was - an incompetent, multi-bankruptcy crook with a history of adultery.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 07:47 AM

5. Yes, the maladministration is the crazy half-brother you don't want to talk about.

While fans can safely pretend Star Trek V never happened, the Trump crime spree needs to be held to account, both in history and in prosecution.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 08:07 AM

6. Time to come in now, Trelane!

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Response to Shermann (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 08:56 AM

8. "But I was WINNING!"

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 08:36 AM

7. I didn't mind star trek v, let's go with Star Wars Holiday Special

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 09:08 AM

9. I'm thinking Ed Wood

So I'll go with Plan 45 from Orange Lagos

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 09:25 AM

10. ST V:The Final Frontier is an underrated movie. It's very Star Trek. They go in search of God,

and come across some asshole with a bag of tricks. It's allegorically profound, like so much of the original series.

ST:V has a great soundtrack! (But, not quite as good as II and III.)

Also, the campfire scene was ST humor at it's best.

Kirk: I'd always known that when I die, I'll be alone.

McCoy: Well, let me call Valhalla, and reserve you a room.

(I like to use that Valhalla line whenever someone is talking about death in a macho way.)

ST: V is an okay movie. It is not hostile to its audience. 45 as a president was actually hostile to this country and its people.

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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 09:32 AM

12. Agreed!

Very much so.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 09:31 AM

11. Blasphemous

There is nothing in any ST franchise that is in the same realm of bad as PINO.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 10:14 AM

13. The Jar Jar Binks? Chevrolet Corvair? Ford Edsel?

It's hard to think of something that was both a failure and fundamentally malicious. The "Unsafe at any Speed" aspect of the Corvair may fit well.

Here's another one: bullbars. Popular with people who wrongly think they need special protection, and who don't give a damn about the danger to innocent pedestrians. And who really liked them because they thought it made them look "rugged".

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