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March 16[edit]

Looking for obscure old Japanese anime[edit]

I'm trying to find old Japanese anime that I used to watch as a child and frightened me. It was in Mexico, so it probably was broadcast by Televisa, and it was dubbed in Spanish. I don't remember anything about it except that a major plot element was that people had some sort of sickness that could turn them into beast-like creatures, hairy, kinda cavemanish, perhaps. It was in some sort of futuristic setting. It may have even been a Robotech story arch, but I really have no idea! Help? Swap 06:12, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, there's quite a few anime like that. For some damn reason, I can't get 3×3 Eyes out of my head though. I can't even remember if that people turning into monsters though. It's probably old enough though. When you say "as a child", how old where you? As in, what year(s) are we talking here?--SeizureDog 08:03, 16 March 2007 (UTC)


Does anyone know the name (if there is one) of digitally layering a person's voice? Especially in pop music, several different tracks of an artist's voice are used with the illusion that more than one person is singing. ShadowHalo 08:55, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Overdubbing, though the term doesn't imply that it is done digitally. Clarityfiend 09:03, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! ShadowHalo 09:15, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

I believe the term, "multi-tracking" is also used, though it, too, embraces non-digital processes.--17:30, 17 March 2007 (UTC)Barrinald

"Doubling up" is commonly used to describe re-recording a second performance of any instument (including vocals) to get a thicker sound. Overdubbing is, strictly speaking, re-recording over parts of a performance to correct mistakes etcetera although the commonest jargon actually used for this is to "do a drop in" as in "She sang that last line a bit flat. S'OK, we'll just do a drop in there." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by EABlair (talkcontribs) 03:14, 18 March 2007 (UTC).

Weird Star Trek Computer Game[edit]


Have I gone insane or can anyone else remember a Star Trek computer game whihc must have been released between 1996ish (when I got the Internet) and 2002 ish (when I went to University) which played something like this;

You have a load of characters/ships/acessories which resembled (IIRC) figurines / the trophies in Super Smash Brothers or various Star Trek characters and ships (e.g. Borg Cube, Borg Sphere, Enterprise D, Picard, Riker) from which you picked a selection to take into the game.

The game field was split into three with a kinda home area at the top and bottom for yours or your opponents pieces, and a centre section with one or more planets. Each move you could either bring a new element into play from a holding section or move a character about within the field.

The idea was to control as many planets as possible I think, with each character/figurine having a defence value and a number of control points. It wasn't the most action packed game ever, but seemed to have a lot of interesting strategy associated with what you brought into play and when, and was quite addictive IIRC.

I think I either had a demo/beta version and the company which made the game intended to make money from selling packs of these figures in a manner akin to a collectible card game like Magic or something.

Or have I just gone mad and misremembered a part of my youth (although it seems far too detailed for me to have thought this up) - I can't seem to see it listed within the list of Star Trek computer games.

Many Thanks for any help you may be able to provide. [This question has been cross-posted by myself on the Memory Alpha reference desk].

Neo 12:27, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Check Category:Star Trek video games--SeizureDog 12:57, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I have looked through most of the games released around the time in question, but it doesn't seem to be listed. --Neo 13:08, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Could it have been based on a card game? The description sounds like that, to me... 惑乱 分からん * \)/ (\ (< \) (2 /) /)/ * 13:47, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Sounds to me a lot like ConQuest Online (you play a member of the Q, purchase collectible tokens (like a collectible card game) and use those to conquer planets. I think it released around 97-98, and didn't last long as far as I remember. Apparantly, it's not even notable enough to get a page on Memory-Alpha, though. ;-) --Maelwys 14:01, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks - that was the one I was thinking of - now off to determine if it is still active in any form! --Neo 16:47, 16 March 2007 (UTC)


Let's say you're an aged avid Beatles fan. Through the years, you purchased genuine, legal copies of:

Now you want to ugrade to Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Why can't you trade in your old copies and upgrade to a new format for a nominal polycarbonate plastic and jewel box fee. -- Toytoy 15:46, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

For a simple reason: If they don't make money producing the Blu-ray versions and let everyone trade in their old ones, there'd be no incentive to create the Blu-ray versions. However, have you ever heard of Ebay? --Wirbelwindヴィルヴェルヴィント (talk) 19:28, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Ringo Starr has repeatedly made jokes about rehashing all their old stuff in new formats to make more money. He isn't serious, obviously, but at least he understands it. Monty Python went so far as to name a compilation CD "The Final Rip-Off". --Kainaw (talk) 19:32, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Yellow submarine (Liverpool) is, according to the article, 25 foot long, and 15 foot high, and 25 tons. How many of these has this avid Beatles fan got?!  Sʟυмgυм • т  c  19:41, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
  • There's a simple solution. Boycott BlueRay. If enough people do it, an 'upgrade' will be completely useless. I'm waiting anyway, I don't want to copy all my videos to Blue Ray only to find out HD-DVD wins the stupid battle. - Mgm|(talk) 11:21, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

James Bond vs. Valerie Plame Wilson[edit]

Who is your favourite? Do you thing the later deserves a movie film?

Mr.K. (talk) 16:19, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Krazy Kat is my favorite. Yes, I think the whole Valerie Plame story deserves to be made into a movie, and I hope Warner Bros' version wont be anything like James Bond movies (which I also like). ---Sluzzelin talk 16:24, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

hail hail rock and roll.[edit]

i remember watching a rocumentary about Chuck berry years ago, i think it was called (see above)but ain't sure, anyhoo at the end of the programme a camera slowly pans/travels from a 'backyard' as our american cousins call them, over a disused swimming pool, through a couple of rooms, finally focusing on chuck playing a stringed instument, like a square guitar, sitting on his lap - the question(finally is does anyone know the tune that chuck is playing? or how i can find out?, my attempts so far have yielded nada, thanks 16:49, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is apparently the documentary, you could ask in their forum, and here is the soundtrack. Sorry haven't seen it myself. meltBanana 19:25, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

thanks meltbanana, will check it out if my company's block thingy firewall mcjigie will let me go there, at least they don't block wiki! 09:33, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

South Park[edit]

For what is comprehended that Kenny is Catholic in South Park? He is only beliefers or catholic too? He respect God (in South Park)?--Vess 22:00, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, he's died so many times, you'd think he'd know God pretty well! He and the other main characters are shown going to a Catholic church in several episodes, most notably "Red Hot Catholic Love". GhostPirate 22:49, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Cartoon Character: Name of Dog?[edit]

I have searched everywhere for the name of a Cartoon Character Dog, that appeared on TV in the 60's and 70's. (It's not Scooby Doo, or Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy...but I do believe it may have been a Hannah Barbara character. I've had no luck finding this information through the normal sources.

Description: It was portrayed as a relatively small dog. What made him unique, was that everytime he was given a dog biscuit, he would 'wrap his arms around his chest, float up into the air, and say "Mmmmm... Mmmmmm.... Mmmmm...," before floating back down to the ground.

Thanks for any assistance.

Posted by: Ashley604 Ashley604 22:14, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

From what I can find it was Snuffles the dog from the cartoon Quick Draw McGraw.--ChesterMarcol 22:38, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

My editing isn't permanent[edit]

Last night, I edited the following page [[1]] I went to check the page today, and it had reverted back to its original text. Why? 22:35, 16 March 2007 (UTC)John

Your edits were reverted by another editor. Please ask any other questions like this at the Wikipedia:Help desk, which is about Wikipedia, rather than the Entertainment reference desk. GhostPirate 22:46, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
And this isn't your soapbox, as you added what could very much be considered vandalism. --Wirbelwindヴィルヴェルヴィント (talk) 23:17, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
I moved your message verbatim off the main article to the discussion page, but you should take your personal info off. Clarityfiend 00:15, 17 March 2007 (UTC)