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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

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Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

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Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better


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#21 Shenanigans

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM


Make it Chicago based, and have these women come into it on their own. They can come across the original team's research while looking up their own stuff. You can even do a meet up with one of the old guard to get that in there, but these charactets should have their own story to play out. It's the only way it'll stand the test of time in its own right.

You know what? I like the idea, if its set in the old universe, they'll have all the internet stuff to get them started, along with a few "hacked" proton pack and trap schemata.
 
But why the love for chicago? If they gotta set it anywhere, set it in the city that already looks like the world ended: detroit or nothing!

Why not New Orleans?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

Yeah, Hudson's response is unfortunate.

 


Seriously, this is devistating. Two movies and an awesome videogame: gone, never happened. Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dr. Ray Stant and Winston Zeddmore: never existed, which means also no unlicenced nuclear accelerator or traps or pke meter.

 

 

How do you figure? We all watched them. They existed.

Does a new Optimus Prime negate the existence of the others? Absolutely not. This movie is its own thing, and you won't convince me that dudes busting ghosts in their 60's works without Harold Ramis. We know nothing about the movie beyond the fact that women are at the helm. And people are losing their minds over it.

That's pretty telling.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


Harold Ramis did a script like that but the director is too afraid to touch the old stuff, plus hes huge on origin stories.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue? Although whatever they do, something Bishoujo-esque is the last thing I'd want to see (for any character of anything, really).

 

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

You can do an origin story and still be in the same universe. I'd rather learn to love these ladies on their own, but that's no reason to erase history. Believe it or not, in real life time moves forward.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

I don't particularly mind the reboot and a stronger female presence is welcome but making an all-female cast honestly sounds like a gimmick.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue?


Were all freaking out because of what the director has said and done:

1.No actors from the original two movies will appear in the movie
2. Hes big on origin stories and does not want to go back to that universe
3. He has done mostly chick flics ie brides maids, the heat etc.

All we wanted was a new story to build on the old. Thats what Dan has been trying to do for years. But its going away now
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?


That's why this strikes me as being different for the sake of being different.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:53 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

If you don't want to do an origin story why not simply make it a sequel?

 

I'm not too enthused with them dropping pretty much everything that makes them Ghostbusters. This is like the equivalent of "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" if Harrison Ford weren't involved.

 

Which would seem to have been an even bigger disaster.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

I like the idea of female Ghostbusters.  I love the idea of an ALL female team.

 

 I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination. Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.
 

...buuuuttt I'm not sure I see the need for a reboot when Ghostbusters II has already proven the entirety of New York City can will itself into ignoring the existence of ghosts within a timeframe of five years in the wake of supernatural near-armageddon at the hands of a god in the form of a giant snackfood.  Or when The Game provided a nice "out" to follow a new team in a new context in the form suggesting they turn Ghostbusters into a franchise.  I guess it depends on the story they want to tell, but right now knowing nothing else it feels like a missed opportunity to keep building a world, especially when every other bit of spin-off media has used the first two films in-canon.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.


Did I say they couldn't...? We know next to nothing about this new film and that's just my first impression given that Hollywood does not have a good track record.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:36 PM

I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination.

 

I don't think you can realistically avoid that shadow. And I don't think bringing the oldies in for torch-passing means you lose your chance to let the new characters shine.

 

Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.

 

This, though, is a very appealing approach. As much as I personally do want to see that finality, I can easily understand arguments against it.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

Don't like it being a reboot. I think I'd like the all lady gimmick, if its played as a gimmick. Have 2 lady scientist try to start there own busting company. They don't get taken seriously because they are female. They try a sex sells approach and get an eye candy buster. When they show up an all male busting team they recruit there intern as there fourth. Running gags about cease and dessist order from the original busters. End with the girls receiving an offer for an official GB franchise.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

Reboot with an all-female team?  Where's Dan when we need him?

 

It should be based on the IDW female team, with Ron being the Winston of the group.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:05 PM

I think its being handled really awkwardly. I'm not really sure there is any need for it to be a total reboot but also they way they specifically made sure everyone know ahead of time its going to be all women it comes off.. odd? Like one one hand it doesn't give me a lot of faith that it would be handled right and on the other hand itseems like it would have made more of a statement to cast women in the role and then if anyone asks why just shrug and say they were who they felt were the best fit. Like making a big deal out of it feels weird to me like its for points. I dunno.

 

I can't get really emotionally invested in it tbh because its jsut been too long since ghostbusters were relevant to my life. We kept getting teased with stuff and it never worked out right.. so if someone wants to fuss with the francise whatever. I can see where other people might be more annoyed.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:11 PM

I'm with you, Murry.  What in the name of Gozer were they thinking?  I want a real Ghostbusters 3, even if they have to replace the old cast with some new blood, not an all-female reboot that will end up ruining the series because whoever is writing this one will probably go overboard on the sexual stuff (while the original films had some sexual scenes, at least they didn't go as far as make them the selling point.)

 

Either someone at Sony crossed the streams, or Hollywood idiocy just got to them.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

I am totally down for seeing women working in the thankless and filthy world of extermination. I honestly can't remember seeing women represented that way in...ever.

 

Something tells me they'll completely throw out the 'They're basically exterminators' angle though. Unfortunate.


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