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3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Does Stuff is goi... · 0 replies · +6 points

I'm so sorry, Mark. I read the news this weekend after taking a long nap in my hotel room to try to get rid of a headache, and I was in such a haze that it felt like a terrible dream. I was first introduced to Baize through your videos and he made me laugh so much that when he started his own podcast with three other friends, I started listening with the very first episode. I loved Podcast of Color and Baize always cracked me up, but also often made me cry with his stories and insight.

I was able to meet him at Penguicon in 2018 after a panel on podcasting that he'd been added to. He held his own on that panel, even though the other two were people were much more experienced podcasters. He was so warm and genuinely lit up when I told him how much I loved the podcast. I can still see the smile on his face.

My thoughts are with you, his friends, and his family as you all grieve. I hope you find some peace and comfort.

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Finishes 'Deep Sp... · 0 replies · +5 points

Yes, it is in continuity in that. In fact, frireny bs gur punenpgref zragvbarq/nccrnevat va Pevzfba Funqbj ner va NFvG, vapyhqvat Xrynf Cneznx.

5 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Finishes 'Deep Sp... · 5 replies · +18 points

I see that someone else has asked about the novels, but I wanted to mention a specific DS9 novel. I have a feeling others have probably mentioned this to you, but I think if nothing else you should read A Stitch in Time. It's a Garak-centric novel written by Garak himself, Andy Robinson. It's an easy read, and a lot of fun if you're a Garak fan. It details his past (if you can believe him!), as well as post-Dominion War Cardassia.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 3 replies · +10 points

I'm pretty sure that tie-dye shirt in that last screencap was worn by the Ferengi Sovak (played by Max Grodénchik) in the TNG episode Captain's Holiday (I hate myself for knowing that). Future DS9 stuff: Yngre ba va guvf frevrf vg jvyy or frra nf n fuveg bs Abt'f gung Ebz chepunfrf jura Ebz vf yrnivat sbe Fgnesyrrg Npnqrzl.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 1 reply · +12 points

Yeah, I'm going to have to rot13 all of this... Tnenx vf urer! Nuuu! Zl snibevgr punenpgre va nyy bs Fgne Gerx. V ybir uvz fb zhpu, naq Naql Ebovafba'f cbegenlny vf oevyyvnag. Oyrff uvz sbe cynlvat gung svefg fprar nf Tnenx gelvat gb cvpx hc Qe. Onfuve (naq sbe pbafvqrevat Tnenx gb or bzavfrkhny). Tnenx naq Onfuve vf zl bevtvany bgc, fb gurl ubyq n irel fcrpvny cynpr va zl urneg. V ybir gung Fvq naq Naql jrer vagb gur vqrn (rira vs Cnenzbhag jnfa'g). Gurl jrer rira wbxvat nobhg vg guvf cnfg lrne ng FGYI.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 0 replies · +9 points

Please do one! If nothing else, we need one for Wnxr Fvfxb'f ohf frng fuvegf naq Tnenx'f jngrezryba bhgsvg, juvpu vf va gur arkg rcvfbqr.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 0 replies · +8 points

It's finally here. I've been waiting years for this. DS9 is my Trek and has been since the late 90s. Not only is it my favorite ST, it's my favorite show of all time. I've seen it all the way through more times than anything else. Just writing about it now is causing me to get a little choked up. Even though I've seen Emissary countless times, watching it along with Mark I still got really emotional at the moment where the station first comes into view. It feels like home to me. These characters feel like family to me more than any characters on any other show.

I don't know what else to say that's not spoilery, but I'm so, so glad that Mark seems to like it. I honestly think this is the best Star Trek pilot episode (but y'know, I'm biased). It really doesn't feel like any other Trek show, and I like that.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Hamilton' · 1 reply · +11 points

I was desperately hoping that you would post a review for Hamilton. I saw it on Tuesday and I've still barely recovered. I was in one of two states while watching the show: either grinning wildly or weeping. Afterward, I kept it together for a while, but as soon as I got back to my hotel room I started crying. I, too, was in love with the cast recording before seeing the show, but now having seen it I realized just how much I was missing. The staging, the dancing, the lighting, etc. are all so vital to the show.

Not to take anything away from it, but I think Leslie Odom, Jr. laughing at King George III is actually scripted. I've seen other mentions of it, so I think it's intentional. Still, it's great. Speaking of Leslie Odom, Jr., I was ready to give him a standing ovation before The Room Where it Happens was even over. Please give this man a Tony.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The Next... · 1 reply · +3 points

This was the Trek that got me into Star Trek, and sci-fi in general. There were many episodes that I watched tons of times back when it was airing. Last year I did a re-watch, not having seen most of the episodes for at least 15 years, and I was shocked at how well I remembered particular lines or other little things. It's not my favorite Trek, but it has a special place in my heart for being the first ST show I ever saw, and my gateway into sci-fi.

Also: "Jub’f gur sehzcl juvgr thl jub oneryl gnyxf?" Vf Znex gnyxvat nobhg B'Oevra urer??? Fcrnxvat bs gung: uvvvvv, Zvyrf!!!

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The Next... · 0 replies · +8 points

Wow, I didn't even need to cypher this.