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Bring Back Sid Petition or Spock Bashing Thread

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by jupiterkris, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. jupiterkris

    jupiterkris Warlord

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    Spock has replaced Sid as the principle advisor in CIV .

    He, Spock is a veritable mountain of advice .
    Like ... Don't start a land war in Asia .
    Truly Spock, start a sea war instead ? :crazyeye:

    I say, Bring Back Sid . :D
    In your opinion, should Sid have been replaced ? :mischief:

    -- a humble CIV Sid acolyte
     
  2. Arvedui

    Arvedui Great Prophet

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    Spock isn't an advisor. He just speaks up the tech quotes. Things like "Don't start a land war in Asia" (whatever that means, I admit) are just tips that play while the game is being set up.
     
  3. Riothamus

    Riothamus Chieftain

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    Meh, I like it, I just wish he also said the source of the quote as well when you discover a tech.
     
  4. Glinka

    Glinka Prince

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    Expressionless and stiff as Nimoy is as a vocal actor, it could have been worse. They could have brought in Shatner.
     
  5. Artagel

    Artagel Chieftain

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    "Don't start a land war in Asia" is a quote from the movie Princess Bride, in which it is listed as the greatest of the 'classical blunders'


    Just fyi.
     
  6. xGBox

    xGBox Warlord

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    I thought it was pretty cool to have Leonard Nimoy to speak the quotes. Interesting pick, even.
     
  7. madmaven

    madmaven Warlord

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    Good one. :)
     
  8. madmaven

    madmaven Warlord

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    Agreed. Anyone who has seen/heard his cameos on the Simpsons knows that he is the man.
     
  9. MikeH

    MikeH Prince

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    It's also a misquote from Field Marshal Montgomery who claimed that 'Don't commit your army to a land war in Asia' was his second rule of warfare, the first being 'Don't march on Moscow'.
     
  10. Marcus Cicero

    Marcus Cicero For I am "Thursday!"

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    I'm afraid it isn't a misquote. It would require they were qouting one source wrongly, rather than a different source altogether. I laughed outloud when I saw that quote, because in the context of "The Princess Bride" it is comedy gold. And corny comedy is cute.
     
  11. MikeH

    MikeH Prince

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    Sorry I meant the film misquoted Monty, I'm sure the game quotes the film accurately :) .
     
  12. CautiousChaos

    CautiousChaos Warlord

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    "Hey Spock, what do you want on your hotdog?"

    Someone's gotta recognize this one....

    -cc
     
  13. Efexeye

    Efexeye Silly Donkey

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    I do- from the Monorail episode of the Simpsons...I am the undisputed king of Simpsons trivia!

    Spock's answer to the hot dog vendor, by the way? "Surprise me!"

    EDIT: as Aussie_Lurker pointed out, it's from the X-Files crossover episode, not the Monrail episode.
     
  14. CautiousChaos

    CautiousChaos Warlord

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    Heh heh heh... That was too funny! :lol:
     
  15. vbraun

    vbraun Raytracing

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    Sid is busy working a bigger things. He has no time for this stuff.
     
  16. Marcus Cicero

    Marcus Cicero For I am "Thursday!"

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    That is the problem, have you seen the movie? It wasn't trying to quote monty at all. :crazyeye:
     
  17. ranger999

    ranger999 Chieftain

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    Let's not forgot Nimoy's cameo as the narrator in the Simpsons/X-Files crossover. Vaguely from memory: "Hello, I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounter is true and by true, I mean false. Its all lies. But they're entertaining lies, and in the end isn't that the real truth? The answer is no."
     
  18. Oggums

    Oggums King

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    Surely it came from somewhere, or it would have never found it's way into the script?
     
  19. Marcus Cicero

    Marcus Cicero For I am "Thursday!"

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    Indeed you are correct. It is entirely probable it came from a writers brain :)

    Have you seen it?
     
  20. Cotton_Eyed_Joe

    Cotton_Eyed_Joe cookie monster

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    Hey if you don't like it you could mod to your own voice or anyone else IMO i think nimoy is great
     

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