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@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 10:54 AM)

Oh, that makes more sense.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 07:31 AM)

Haven't given it to him yet. Not sure when I will, but soon. Wah Wah is what he calls any vehicle with a siren, and the little bugger just LOVES firetrucks. So I got him a rescue bot heatwave.

@  repowers : (16 February 2019 - 02:41 AM)

I hope he said "You've given me a wah-wah"

@  Dekafox : (16 February 2019 - 12:48 AM)

A red panda?

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:06 PM)


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@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2019 - 08:54 PM)

Yay! My nephew's Wah Wah showed up today!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 February 2019 - 08:12 PM)

BotBots are GLORIOUS

@  Pennpenn : (14 February 2019 - 07:07 PM)

A day best ignored if you're not the target demographic. Can be difficult sometimes though.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2019 - 11:55 AM)

Valentine's Day. bummer.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Or you could come to canada, where bureaucracy is a publically funded art form! So garbage and used condoms trying to make a statement about something or other, not entirely sure what.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

We've turned it into an art form.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

You think you know bureaucracy, but you've never been to Germany.

@  RichardT1977 : (13 February 2019 - 11:48 PM)

I think a better counterpart would be "society".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Sounds like the cobra effect.

@  Echowarrior : (13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM)

I think a better counterpart for it would be bureaucracy.

@  MEDdMI : (13 February 2019 - 08:33 AM)

Is Verbesserschlimmerung a change that was intented to make things worse but made them better instead?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 February 2019 - 07:35 AM)

We have a similar word in english "government".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:05 AM)

The meaning of this word is: A change that was intended as an improvement but ended up making things worse.

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

It's a portmanteau of "Verbesserung", which means "improvement", and "Verschlimmerung", which means "worsening".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

Your new German word for today: Verschlimmbesserung.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM)

Fortunately it's been long enough now that the possibility exists another label like Shout Factory or Arrow could pick it up and give it an updated release.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:16 PM)

It's the same with their Dawn of the Dead blu-ray, and several others

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:11 PM)

In Volcano's case it isn't so much a case just of amazon or eBay sellers... it looks like rather than releasing it directly, Fox licensed it out to Starz/Anchor Bay, and it's subsequently gone out of print

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 February 2019 - 01:28 PM)

There's Amazon sellers for you.

@  Telly : (12 February 2019 - 12:49 PM)

thought about buying volcano on bluray last night, until i saw the price on amazon: $135. the used ones arent much cheaper at $90. i know the 3p sellers can set any price they want, but come on. $90-$135 for a 20 year old movie that was only so-so?

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 05:12 AM)

GOt my hopes up there for a bit. Last I heard it was nebulously in 2019.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 February 2019 - 05:00 AM)

Nope, none for REmake or Zero either.

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 04:13 AM)

Do we have a release date?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 February 2019 - 03:51 AM)

Looking forward to RE4 on Switch, it will be my annual playthrough.

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Don't call Floridans that. It's degrading to marine mammals.

@  Ashley : (12 February 2019 - 12:41 AM)

Oh, the huge manatee

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 February 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Anyone here ever been to the Manatee Viewing Center right outside Apollo Beach, Florida?

@  unluckiness : (11 February 2019 - 08:35 PM)

The manatees were extra eager that day.

@  ▲ndrusi : (11 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Maybe they accidentally got some editorial oversight for a while or something.

@  Shrug : (11 February 2019 - 07:03 PM)

And it shifted gears the season after, it's like there was a different head writer or editor or something one year

@  Shrug : (11 February 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was some random season after the cancellation that I thought was amazing, but I don't watch the show closely enough to tell you which one it was

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Sony options Robotech for live-action film franchise

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:53 AM

The other transforming robot series from your 80s childhood will be heading to the big screen in the near future! No, not Go-Bots, the other one... ROBOTECH!


Variety is reporting that Sony has secured the rights to bring the Americanized anime series Robotech to the big screen, planning for the film to kick off a series (no doubt hoping to replicate some of the magic that of Paramount's billion-dollar Transformers franchise films).

This early on in preproduction, no director has been named yet. According to Variety, Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (300, The Immortals) will produce the film with Michael Gordon (300, GI Joe) providing the script.


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"When the rights to Robotech became available we jumped; Mark and I knew it had what big movies in toda's world must have if they want to grab everyone: insane visuals and powerful themes," said Nunnari. "The characters in Robotechâ wrestle with both the destructive and redemptive powers of technology; nothing is more relevant today than that."



Earlier attempts to bring Robotech to the big screen have fizzled, with Warner Bros most recently doing nothing with the film rights. Producers from Harmony Gold are involved in this new venture, so we'll have to wait and see what happens this time around.


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:31 AM

Sony is going to play ball with HG?! Oh NOW this is a movie I will see who acctualy has the bigger ego here?

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

Oh dis gonna be good!


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:18 AM

Oh god.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:23 AM

Please please please take away all rights from Harming Gold, uh I mean Harmony Gold!

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:26 AM

Hey, it mightnot be terrible!

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:32 AM

Well whatever happens, we're sure to see a Macekre.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:33 AM

This does not bode well.  Robotech had a definite story with a beginning, middle and end (it is open to interpretation whether it was “good” or not).  For the Hollywood machine to work on this, they have to either, 1. Retell the original story – thereby eliminating all concept of peril, 2. tell a story that exists outside the arc (fanfiction), or 3. reboot the entire franchise and tell a “similar” story with recognizable IP.


There are ways to do each pretty well (some better than others), but telling a good story is not on their agenda, only cashing in on the nostalgia.


I do not see this ending well…but I am pulling out the popcorn to see Sony and Harmony Gold argue.  I am sure Studion Nue/Tatsunoko/and BigWest will be watching with amusement as well.


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:38 AM

Can't Robotech go away already?

I would have said die but it's already a many times botched resurrected zombie.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:43 AM

Robotech's continued existence prevents me from owning Macross DVDs. Kill it, please.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:51 AM

I like how the articles I've seen on this story never seem to use the word "Macross". It's amusingly Harmony Gold.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:02 PM

Hope it'll be the Robotech Changers movie! :D




As for the Macross movie, I guess they'll need to hire a lot of big name actors, and kill off one every 10 minutes, if they want to be like the show. :D

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:16 PM

On one hand, I really would like to see a potentially good Hollywood adaptation of Macross (that arc could easily be split into at least 2 movies). 


On the other hand all this will do is validate Harmony Gold and their vicious stranglehold on the Macross license in the US. 



Edited by Confuzor, 26 March 2015 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

Know what I love?  This is to try and emulate the success of Transformers.  You know the brand that enjoyed a nice revival here in the States with Beast Wars and never really looked back?  When was the last big Robotech cartoon again?


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:17 PM

I look forward to years of Macross Truthers telling me how wrong I am for enjoying Robotech.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:42 PM

I'm of two minds about this. Possibly three. As i grew up on Robotech, yet i love Macross too.

To see a live action Robotech would be an awesome thing to see if done well. The idea of really spectacular CG Veritech/Valkyrie space battles could look amazing!

I really, really, would like them to finally end the Robotech animated story instead this endless cycle of rereleases and cashins. I mean i remember reading somewhere (i don't know where) that the previously planned live action movie was the reason they never followed up on Shadow Chronicles.

I would really love them to bring over and professionally dub EVERY Macross series, cause they're awesome.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:46 PM

Oh, hooray, a large corporation funding Harmony Gold's trolling.  Yay!

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:01 PM

I look forward to years of Macross Truthers telling me how wrong I am for enjoying Robotech.

Doesn't that happen already?

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:07 PM

As long as Tobey Maguire isn't setting himself up as Rick Hunter now I'm at least happier with this development.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:25 PM

Yes, yay, be Maguire-free!

I'm keen. I love Robotech. OF COURSE there's a 99% chance this will be irredeemably dreadful, if it happens at all. But.

Ultimately this news has little to do with the Macross situation. Pushing Robotech doesn't automatically mean strangling Macross. "Should someone make a Robotech movie" is not the same question as "Are Harmony Gold deranged sadists".