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  1. CNN's Showbiz Today reported that Peter Jackson has said that the DVD release of FOTR will be a directors cut that is "a bit over 4 hours". I do know a lot of the violence was trimed to get the movie into the PG13 rating. There are also quite a few scenes that were cut as well. Reports say the first "Jackson dream cut" came in at 4 3/4 hours and then NewLine had him trim it down to 3hr 50mi and then cut it again to its 2 hr 58mi theatrical version. No confirmed date yet for DVD although same rumors say August.
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    New Babylon 5 movie next weekend

    Battlestar rebirth has been shelved. Singer was yanked away to focus on XMEN 2 and the Galactica rebirth has been postponed if not outright killed.
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    Night at the movies - Lord of the rings (minor spoilers alert!!!)

    Some of those scenes you say are cut were in fact never filmed. There is more of Bree, Galdriel (sp?) and interaction amongst the fellowship during the journey that was cut but the Tom B. stuff and the Barrow Downs was never filmed in the first place. Jackson wanted a 3 hour 40 minute cut but had to trim it down to 3 hours to make theaters happy. Lets be honest you got to keep a movie moving and it would take 12 hours to put all events of the first book in and would bore many to death. I do look forward to the DVD myself but will see this baby a few more times in the theater. Its an epic like a Dr. Zhivago or Ben Hur.
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    playstation2, xbox, game cube ????????

    I have a PS2 and got the XBOX last Thursday. Let me tell you the launch games on the XBOX are much more impressive to me then the launch games of the PS2. HALO is a system seller for FPS fans. NFL Fever is a graphics feast as well. Individual blades of grass can be seen on the field along with uniforms that get muddy when playing in the rain. I am very impressed with the XBOX and I still like my PS2 and my PC so they all get along just fine.
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    Out of curiosity: Console preferences?

    Sports titles on the consoles dwarf anything on the PC albiet HH2002 baseball. Madden 2002 on the PS2 makes the PC version look very dated and basketball, soccer and hockey are all better on consoles. The XBOX will have an adapter so you can play on your computer monitor. Now strategy games for the most part do suck on consoles. Each has its strengths and why someone who would drop 300 plus on a video card would not add a console to the mix as well is suffering from PC smugness. (And some console users suffer from console smugness). I have two PC's geared towards gaming and a PS2, Dreamcast and after Thrusday an XBOX and you know what?....They all get along fine.
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    The NEW Enterprise

    From what I gather there is supposed to be a time rift war in the 29th century and sometimes this spills out into the 22nd century which will/can change the historic timeline so the trek history you think you know will not be in this timeline. As SF goes this is a good crutch and maybe, just maybe this series will be one of the better trek efforts. Lets give it time and not just one episode but the entire first season before we rush to prejudge. It takes time for any TV series to get its legs.
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    Movie Afternoon - Final Fantasy : TSW

    most reviews are impressed with the tech behind the movie but way less impressed with the writing/story. But if one enjoyed it thats all that counts
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    The NEW Enterprise

    SO because of the look of the ship the show is going to flop? I thought BC3000 players new better than to just look at eye candy to make a good production. Give it a chance before you prejudge.
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    "Hey, by the way, Microsoft said a long time ago that no computer will ever need more than 640kb of memory. Sure." And at one time Apple said "few would ever have any use for a color monitor." So a lot of people said some silly things way back when.
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    Microsoft's Court Ruling

    Reports are that MS may be buying DIRECTV as well. With this republican control just watch big business run amuck. Of course as much as ole Bush is becoming "turn around George" who knows what will come of this although the hand that controls the Bush sock puppet is having heart problems again. Hopes are for Cheney to make it through ok.
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    Win 98se or me

    There will be no upgrade from 98 tio XP? That really sucks as I never was able to get ME to install on my main machine. Kept getting some crosslinked file error message during install and no one and I mean no one at MS or on the net could figure out how to get past that.
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    World War II Online

    The problem even if this game does work is trying to get a group of people to follow orders. It will always turn into a big free-for-all. Some small groups will co-operate but a lot of people will want to freelance so to speak.
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    The Bush Doctrine

    "Senator Jim Jeffords reported that he has received numerous death threats since his announcement that he is becoming an independent. Republican leaders in the senate are reminding their constituents that Jeffords is still a senator not an abortion doctor!" (Dennis Miller "LIVE" 6/1/01)
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    The Bush Doctrine

    Blah blah yak yak. Prediction that the dems take control of the house in the 2002 election and gain a few more seats in the senate. Will another republican switch parties? Chaffe or McCain? In an newscast of a few years in the future.. "Internet poster Epsilon 5 today change his long hatred of the U.S stating that he welcomes the U.S. military in its efforts to make the world a safer place. In other news Chinese troops today landed in British Columbia..." And the famous last saying.. Democrats..tax and spend Republicans..borrow and spend They are all full of hot air... Who are the better parents? Bill and Hillary...daughter Chelsa what a fine young lady who respects who her father (sleeze that he was) was and never once got into trouble Geo and Laura..daughters not respecting who their father is (or following in his younger day footsteps?)
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    Beyond Pluto