Originally Posted by b_scott
nice writeup. I use MoCA but I had to buy Netgear boxes. I have Comcast.
and that site is so old. But no, I don't own and Star Trek. I own the Laserdisc rips of Star Wars, but I have been waiting for Lucas to quit messing with them and put out a proper BD. I have a feeling the new ones are all we are going to get
I have Comcast also - the FIOS boxes are second-hand, the only Verizon equipment I have other than my cellphone.
The main advantage of the FIOS boxes over the Netgear units - other than price - is that they include Wifi access points and 4 ethernet jacks as well.
The funny thing is that the main push behind extending my network to my theater is to have a good enough connection for streaming video for Amazon Prime - a major draw being the availability of all the Star Trek TV shows for free. I started with the original series (known by its acronym, TOS, in trek lingo) in reruns in my twenties (in the 1970s) but I've enjoyed all the series, even the unjustly-maligned Deep Space 9
I noticed Serenity
in your collection. Great film. My daughter brought back the DVD from college to show to me in the theater. It took me a few days to figure out that the "reavers" - the dreaded outer space zombies - were so named because they were those upon whom the grand biological campaign to eliminate violence and aggression from humanity had worked - wait for it - in reverse
, the TV series it grew out of, bore more than a passing resemblence to Andromeda
, the series Gene Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barret Roddenberry (Nurse Chapel in TOS
and Lwaxana Troi in Next Gen
- and the voice of all Starfleet computers), created based on plans of his that hadn't been realized before his death. Both Andromeda
had independent ships with ragtag crews, fighting the good fight with no backup or even a distant command. Firefly
tried to put up the facade of being mercenaries, but they were mercenaries with a heart of gold. Han Solo would have identified with them.