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@  RichardT1977 : (23 August 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Morthrax in season 1, Morthrey in season 2 (and I spelled them phonetically; I don't know the official spellings)

@  Paladin : (23 August 2019 - 10:48 AM)

*WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?!?!?!*

@  Sabrblade : (23 August 2019 - 09:22 AM)

MARTHAAAAAAAA!!

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 August 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Martia, Martia, Martia!

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 August 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Mor-taxian actually or Motheren, I forget.

@  Pennpenn : (23 August 2019 - 03:40 AM)

They're from Maritius?

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 August 2019 - 07:13 PM)

AK AK AKAKAK

@  RichardT1977 : (22 August 2019 - 07:08 PM)

He's a MARTIAN!

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 August 2019 - 02:35 AM)

No changes with me. To life immortal.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:13 PM)

A French version named Eht Reht. Oh wait...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM)

The most dangerous words in the english language: "I have money..."...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2019 - 04:43 AM)

Zombie version, Hot Rot.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:58 AM)

A chef version named Hot Pot.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:57 AM)

Does that hold true for the accent of any British Allsparkers here?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:56 AM)

I was reading some GoBots + Transformers discussion on Twitter and saw a British user point out that "BuggyMan" can sound like "boogeyman".

@  Otaku : (20 August 2019 - 11:28 PM)

@Sabrblade Part of me wishes I had purchased the coffee cup with that comic when it was for sale.  The rest of me knows I didn't have the money for it. XD

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2019 - 07:59 PM)

That's the Superdeformers version. He uses the MacGuffix to warm up his coffee.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 07:56 PM)

A bodybuilder version named Hot Bod.

@  unluckiness : (20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM)

A psychedelic-colored repaint named Pot Rod

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 August 2019 - 07:42 PM)

Runner-up dumb idea: A Bizarro-like clone of Hot Rod named Not Rod.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 August 2019 - 06:25 PM)

One of the dumbest TF ideas I ever had: Hot Rod (by whatever means) produces a son, who is named "Go-Cart".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:06 PM)

In its current form, DS9 is eventually going to fade from the public consciousness. Even on modern top-of-the-line displays, those old SD masters look like trash, and there's only so long younger generations will be able to stomach them. I can only imagine how they'll look when everyone has ultra-short throw projectors casting 120" images on their walls

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:05 PM)

It's definitely offputting, but Trek is one property I'd be willing to hold my nose and open my wallet for. I care far more about DS9 being available in the long-term, and for future generations, than my distaste for corporate greed

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:39 PM)

'Pay up now and fund this remaster we'll be able to profit from for decades, as this will be your only chance to get that show you like on BluRay... Until the superdeluxe re-release with even more stuff and a metal box.'

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:14 PM)

Stuff they're intending to remaster anyway for their streaming service would become crowdfunding projects.

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM)

I love DS9, but there is something offputting about giving money direct to Viacom for a project like this, probably because it would set a bad precedent. Given how moneygrubbing they are, it would quickly become their go-to solution for any old show they want remastered rather than dipping their hands in their own deep pockets.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 02:48 PM)

A crowdfunding probably wouldn't be that outrageous. The DS9 Documentary "What We Left Behind" that was recently released on blu-ray managed to raise nearly $650,000 on IndieGoGo. Imagine how much fans might contribute if it were guaranteed the remaster would happen provided the goal was reached.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime


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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Didn't see a thread on this yet, Harmony Gold has launched a new Kickstarter to make the pilot of a new Robotech series called Robotech Academy.

https://www.kickstar...obotech-academy

I'm a bit of two minds because on the one hand I'd LOVE more Robotech but on the other hand Harmony Gold is generally the corporate equivalent of a big A-hole who has cool toys he doesn't take good care of and usually won't share.

Still, I think the potential of new Robotech is enough to get me to kick in, even if the properties masters are not what would be ideal.


-ZacWilliam, for $500,000.00 it better be a hell of an awesome pilot too...

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

This had better be a sequel to Shadow Chronicles and actually advance the story of Robotech.

I.e. The search for the SDF-3/Rick Hunter et all. Along with the whole Hadonite plot.

If its based on Earth, id a prequel or some kind of side story, then i'm out.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

Oh, are they not making enough money from lawsuits like they planned?

 

On the one hand: The prospect of more Robotech, more toys, HG actually doing something with the franchise.

 

On the other hand: Harmony Gold is a rogue state and Kickstarter aid money will only prop up the regime and its annoying legal sabre rattling. A lot like the DPRK!


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#4 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:17 PM


Apparently it's set during the Robotech: Sentinels era, (which I don't know a lot about) involves the Children of Macross Saga and is supposed to deal with and address the Sentinels story and questions.

The said they still want to do a Shadow Chronicles continuation later but this is their focus and interest right now.

-ZacWilliam, the villians being a Robotech Masters offshoot called the Children of Zor.
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#5 Aida Mana-Sue

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

No thanks. I don't support weird paralegal fanfiction.

 

Apparently paralegal doesn't mean what I think it means, but it should.


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#6 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:31 PM


Harmony Gold is sadly completely legal, that's their biggest (really only) power.

Also I don't really think the powers that be are in any way fans.


-ZacWilliam, So yeah I can totally understand not wanting to back HG, but your description doesn't really work even in an exagerative sense...
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#7 Aida Mana-Sue

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

Harmony Gold is sadly completely legal, that's their biggest (really only) power.

I was under the impression that the way they hold onto the Macross license has been declared unlawful by Japanese courts. For various reasons I can't find any sources at the moment (And I hate making accusations without evidence) so if you can confidently assert otherwise then fair enough, I'll back down from that approach.

 

Legality aside, they're still evil intellectual property thieves.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Nope Harmourownfranchise Goldenopprtnueatydownthedrain will not and should not get any thing till they release there chokehold over other Macross property comeing state side


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

At the end of the day you can't really tell people what they can and can't do with their money, and if someone really wants to see more Robotech this way there's little I can do to stop them. I, however, will be utilising the power of the free market by NOT giving HG my money when they come begging.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

I will entirely fund an opposing Kickstarter to get all of Macross released in HD in the Western world.

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

If it was a kickstarter to rip the Macross license from Harmony Gold and bring all of the Macross franchise to the US, I'd be down with that.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:15 PM

I'd sooner invest in Elbonian penny stocks than a new Robotech series from Harmony Gold. It's less risky.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

Harmony Gold is sadly completely legal, that's their biggest (really only) power.

I was under the impression that the way they hold onto the Macross license has been declared unlawful by Japanese courts. For various reasons I can't find any sources at the moment (And I hate making accusations without evidence) so if you can confidently assert otherwise then fair enough, I'll back down from that approach.
 
Legality aside, they're still evil intellectual property thieves.

 
They have full rights to the SDF Macross TV series and the Southern Cross TV series. International distribution rights for those series was ruled to belong to Tatsunoko, and that's who Harmony Gold dealt with. (And HG and Tatsunoko have agreed to renew the deal several times)

What Harmony Gold does not have rights to are the designs from those series, which belong to Studio Nue and Big West. Harmony Gold doesn't use the designs from those shows anymore, because they know Studio Nue and Big West would sue them. (Hasn't stopped HG from suing anyone else who uses those same designs, though).

Mospeada is different, since that's completely Tatsunoko, and Tatsunoko has granted HG use of those designs.
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

Just watched the annouement trailer thingy on the kickstarter.

So they're trying to go back and carry on with The Sentinels?

Yeah try and milk that corpse HG. The sad thing is i would have liked this before they did Shadow Chronicles and talked about how the story could continue into Shadow Rising and finally conclude the Robotech Saga!

Instead they gave up on that because of the pipedream live action Robotech.

Then they released Love Live Alive to re-retell the New Generation story yet again as a clip show. With maybe a few minutes of new footage.

But most of all. I would have liked this before the started sueing everything in site that dares to even look vaguely like a Valkyrie fighter.

Why not just continue the story and use flashbacks? Stop going backwards!

I'm with HellCat on this. I'd fund official releases of all Macross series over here. Dubbed or Subbed!

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

In a word: hug'em. They've more than had their chance.
 
 
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

No thanks.  The Sentinels (in all of its incarnations) was awful.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

Guess this is their next cash grab after the Hasbro lawsuit didn't pan out. 


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:06 PM

Yeah, pass. Screw those guys.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

This does not interest me and I will not subscribe to Harmony Gold's newsletter.



#20 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

I'm with HellCat on this. I'd fund official releases of all Macross series over here. Dubbed or Subbed!


My only problem with that is I really don't care about the Macross series in the Japanese sense. Even if they cleared those shows for release here, I'm not really interested.

I care about Robotech. Now I'd give just about anything for a better company than HG to be in charge of Robotech (which would not be hard) but for the foreseeable future that's not likely so it comes down to HG or nothing. Sadly.


-ZacWilliam, I'm curious to see whether fan distaste for Harmony Gold or fan desire for more Robotech wins out in this Kickstarter...
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