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@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

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Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

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Osmosis.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 11:09 AM)

Mayhem is, somewhat ironically, one of the least random parts of the board. I really don't know how that happened.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 04:02 AM)

This place never feels random enough in that respect.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:10 AM)

I thought that was snarking at random strangers without fear of retribution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:22 PM)

Topic-specific threads are the main feature of messageboards like this, you know.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

You should ask that in the TFWiki thread.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

watch?v=94l4qCKMYZ0  

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:18 PM)

there's a pewdiepie video promoting Transformers Earth Wars and it is an official promotion video, does this mean he should get a tfwiki page?

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2016 - 07:01 PM)

I thought King Kong '05 was pretty great! I just wish I hadn't watched it as a double feature with that movie about the island with the giant bugs.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 04:46 PM)

yeah it was long as hell, it took me several days to finish it.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.


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#1 Automan2000

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:09 AM

Forgive me if I have a hard time seeing how The Thing is going to fit the new Hollywood movie making style. This is not a story that will lend itself to shaky cam and crazy action scenes. It depends on its deliberate pace to set up the tension and suspense of being isolated and not knowing who you can trust. On top of that, its one of the greatest horror movie ever made in all of everness!! I really don't want "New Hollywood" to taint this film. icon-screamer.gif

You know... maybe all hope isn't lost. If they got some really solid talent to play the lead roles it will work. So, let me look.....

Mary Elizabeth "I am going to spend the whole movie talking in a disinterested monotone voice because it's cool" Winstead?? icon-primal.gif Let me just say that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was about the only movie that I have ever see in which the leads were incredibly boring and/or annoying but the supporting case was so much fun it totally made up for it. So, this choice doesn't fill me with hope.. in fact she is in the screenshot on the imdb page and she manages to look fairly wooden while wielding a freaking flame thrower!!

Joel Edgerton?? Eh.. he hasn't been big but thats not necessarily a bad thing. He could pull it off but being that he hasn't had any big roles yet its hard to tell.

All in all.. I am expecting this to turn out to be an over-cgi'd, shaky cam mess that totally urinates on everything that made the '82 film great. I dream of a day when Hollywood decides that something can be left alone.




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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:22 AM

Supposedly, ADI is doing some really cool practical gags for this one, so you probably only need to fear what happens in post, FX-wise. Practical has a way of exiting stage left during post these days.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

So if this is a prequel taking place at a different research station, does that mean flamethrowers are standard issue for all Arctic outposts?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

The humorous thing to this is The Thing is a remake itself (Well...maybe Re-imagining is a better term then straight up Remake). At the same time, I'm not sure a Prequel is needed.

Edited by Rust, 17 April 2011 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:21 PM

I dunno...I remember the thing's prequel team up with Wolverine to be pretty good.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:21 PM

The thing that gets me, is the movie ended with enough ambiguity that a sequel would not be out of the question. I can respect filmmaker's desire not to just flat out remake the original movie, but it doesn't have to be a Prequel when a sequel would work just as well and not be forced to work to tie events in the prequel's climax to those of the first film.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:39 PM

But a sequel would kill the delicious ambiguity of the first movie's ending!
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:16 PM

Not to mention the original short story! Everybody forgets it (it has a different title. "Who Goes There?", IIRC).

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:10 PM

Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

I have high hopes for this. Everything I have seen seems to imply that this team has a lot of respect for the source material. The name of the prequel is just "The Thing" from what I have seen. It is suppose to take place at the Norwegian camp.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE(Cirno @ Apr 17 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:37 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 18 2011, 07:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The thing that gets me, is the movie ended with enough ambiguity that a sequel would not be out of the question. I can respect filmmaker's desire not to just flat out remake the original movie, but it doesn't have to be a Prequel when a sequel would work just as well and not be forced to work to tie events in the prequel's climax to those of the first film.


There was actually a comic book sequel where the black guy disappears and the main guy ends up on a japanese ice-breaker. He escapes and goes after his compatriot, but the thing has infected a US military team who capture him, and then they all end up in a larger base, and then a nuclear submarine shows up... I forget how it ends, but it was pretty fitting to the original film in character, but it's way more action-y.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:40 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cirno @ Apr 17 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.


John Carpenter's Thing Arrives. icon-fire.gif

The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing.
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#15 Touch My Thighs

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

3D Thing.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Apr 17 2011, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cirno @ Apr 17 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.


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The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing.



QUOTE(Choc Chip Mint @ Apr 17 2011, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3D Thing.


Merge these two for absolute hilarity.

"The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing"
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:48 PM

Wasn't there a thing sequel video game?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:48 PM

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing"
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COMING SOON
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Apr 17 2011, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't there a thing sequel video game?

Yeah, and it kinda sucked.



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