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@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM)

A king isn't a king without subjects.

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:09 AM)

The rich will never flee to space until there's enough an underclass up there so they have someone to do all the jobs they won't. Same reason seasteading never takes off.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 10:45 AM)

Do we have to let them come back?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Well, it's only going to be the ultra-rich who are able to go for the first couple decades at least, so I doubt anyone's going to care much

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:32 AM)

They could be standing on the surface of the moon, insist they're in the middle of a giant set, and take off their helmet to "prove" it.

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

Assuming these are genuinely convinced conspiracy morons and not just internet trolls, I would assume "not a lot".

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

I wonder how all these recent private and international space travel programs are going to affect those craziacs who insist that the Earth is flat/the moon landing was forged/outer space isn't real etc.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

Well... rory WOULD love a trebuchet...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 09:29 AM)

Trebuchets never go out of style.

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Have you considered a trapdoor spike pit?

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

It's not the worst gift but not evryone may want one given rising fuel prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 08:22 AM)

Is a fire pit too literal for a house warming gift?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 July 2019 - 07:43 AM)

Welp, just realized everyone's been talking about Halle BAILEY this week, not BERRY. (so that's why i haven't been seeing CatFishWoman memes...)

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 07:08 AM)

Oh, sounds like fun.I wonder if I have a decent mic lying around.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (13 July 2019 - 07:26 PM)

Casting call for TF Roll Out Shorts! https://www.behindth...y/casting-call/

@  Kalidor : (13 July 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Talking about the show in chat is absolutely fine - posting spoilers on anything that's current season isn't tho

@  Arazyr : (13 July 2019 - 07:05 AM)

Yeah, I'm a season or so behind, so I would definitely appreciate no spoilers. 8^)

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:21 PM)

Still, though, yeah, we do have a thread for the show. Best to use it.

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:20 PM)

I think Nevermore once said he was a few episodes behind, so I don't think he's talking about tonight's new episode.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Yeah, you realize we have a designated thread for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., right?

@  MEDdMI : (12 July 2019 - 09:35 PM)

Not that I care about the show, but I'd be pretty annoyed about spoilers there. Please post it in a thread.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 06:05 PM)

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. The opening of the episode was a deliberate play with clichés, but unfortunately, the rest of the episode that's played straight is also riddled with them...

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Also, why are they so pissed that Deke built a start-up company? What would they have preferred - him continuing being a freeloader?

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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!

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

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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.


I could see them casting Taylor Swift as “Linda Mayes” :rolleyes

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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. 



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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".