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@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.


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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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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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