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Doctor Clu's Dissertations

Doctor Clu's Sprite Hacks and other Hacks

Posted by doctorclu, 18 August 2018 · 284 views
Bubsy, Buck Rogers and 7 more...
As a kid I enjoyed playing games, and would say " Not bad, but it could also use this..."  As a teen I loved to use a sector editor to give me 1,000,000 points of energy (originally like 10,000) in the Adventure International Star Trek 3.5 game.  I'd change wording in games, error messages into more funny messages, etc.
In more recent ti...

My Experiences with the Atari TT030 Computer

Posted by doctorclu, 15 October 2017 · 688 views

My Experiences with the Atari TT030 Computer On a forum someone was looking for a Atari TT030 computer .
I had a TT030 from 2000 till 2006-ish.  Even made a Youtube video of my TT030 or even two (which maybe had the better music) towards the end to capture some of the fun of the TT030 and its modplayer.   Before I go into my reply, I will say this about the TT030: for a while...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi newest trailer

Posted by doctorclu, 10 October 2017 · 516 views

So yesterday on ESPN which I hear is owned by Disney, they had a commercial shown to jocks of another franchise also owned by Disney: Star Wars.
So here is the trailer:

The whole Ray / Luke / Kylo / Snoke thing... ahhh!!  Too many wizards!
Looking forward to see what they do with Finn,...

New Thoughts on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Posted by doctorclu, 10 September 2017 · 555 views

New Thoughts on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan --New Thoughts on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan---
Seeing Star Trek 2 on the big screen was the first time I've been able to do that since I was in the 5th grade. Naturally it was a big deal and for so many reasons 1) the phaser fire effect in the ship battles 2) James Horner's theme music 3) the story 4) The awesome uniforms. In truth, there was...

Why is my life crap? (asks a friend)

Posted by doctorclu, 03 August 2017 · 492 views

Friend #1
Why am I such an asshole? Why is my life shit?
Friend #2 
Simple fact is, you reap what you sow!  
My comment:  I mostly agree with the previous comment. I think some people attract storm clouds. All and all, I feel free to PM me with more details if you want an answer more in line with you, if you want advice, or jus...


Posted by doctorclu, 23 July 2017 · 449 views

And Valerian was just that good.
Heroes were likeable, the situation plausible, the action was good but not too much. 
Those oppressed you like, and the oppressors the reasons are likely.
I can go into more detail later since the movie was just released last Friday, but for Sci-Fi buffs I found the movie enjoyable. ...

Family Guy is one one sci-fi/fantasy/comic book universe I would eliminate

Posted by doctorclu, 23 July 2017 · 408 views
Family Guy
Like many times, this thought was inspired by a conversation on Facebook.
Friend #1
Time for a debate.  If you could eliminate one sci-fi / fantasy / Comic book universe from fandom in general which one would it be and why?  Friend #2
Family Guy. The humor is shock for shock's sake, it promotes abuse on women (Meg), it turns literally an...

My Dissertation on a female Doctor Who

Posted by doctorclu, 18 July 2017 · 630 views

Friend # 1
Ok..just gonna say right off the bat...I am not a fan of Dr. Who...that being said...why is everyone freaking out about a female Doctor? I don't get it! The gender of the doctor is completely irrelevant! It's about as dumb as when people freaked out about there not being enough white American actors in Rogue One...or the new Star Trek series......

My Thoughts on Panhandlers: How to Find Those Really in Need?

Posted by doctorclu, 17 July 2017 · 411 views

So I am curious about those that stand out in 100 degree heat and direct sunlight asking for money/help. Is that part of the pity act?   How do we really know who to help and who is just a conman?
Context: I came across a man outside a store asking for money to buy food at a Jack-In-The-Box that was nearby. I said meet me there and I'll b...

"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!"

Posted by doctorclu, 26 April 2017 · 792 views
Star Trek, The Next Generation
"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!" Initial comment on Facebook by a friend:
"Ugh ugh ugh...I hated Dr. Pulaski on Star Trek!" Comment 1 :Yeah. She did suck. Comment 2: She worked some nerves. Comment 3: She wasn't that bad. My Comment:
You have to remember it in context. Gates McFadden was actually really flat as an actress the first season. Really they all were and try...