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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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#41 Shadewing

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:30 AM

The interview reminded me of something, so while Not exactly related to the new show, it might get some enjoyment here:

 


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 02:10 PM

How young do they think my grandmother was?

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 04:02 PM

How young do they think my grandmother was?

Given the re-surging trend of having kids young (largely due to poor sex education and access to family planning resources.), probably about 20 when the show first premiered.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:50 PM

The show is only a year older than me.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:22 PM

So good news, better news time. The pitch reel that led to the new series has been released. All the footage from the trailer a couple months back is from that reel. And it turns out that the whole thing works much better in context. I laughed out loud multiple times, which I don't do much. It's embedded at here: 

 

http://www.slashfilm...ts-pitch-video/



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:51 PM

The interview reminded me of something, so while Not exactly related to the new show, it might get some enjoyment here:

 

This is 100% pure Muppet goodness!

 

So good news, better news time. The pitch reel that led to the new series has been released. All the footage from the trailer a couple months back is from that reel. And it turns out that the whole thing works much better in context. I laughed out loud multiple times, which I don't do much. It's embedded at here: 

 

http://www.slashfilm...ts-pitch-video/

I like!  

 

Like others have said, the Muppets work best when they are ever so slightly adult. They're kind of like early Loony Toons in that way.  Lots of silliness and zany humor for kids and the adults.

 

The only thing that stands out to me is that Frank Oz's characters sound odd.  Is he not up to the job anymore?  I know he's getting up there in years, but his voice is so unique.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:03 PM

Oz hasn't done voices for the Muppets in anything (outside of a videogame and a short) since 1999's "Muppets from Space"

 

Eric Jacobson has been doing it since.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Interestingly that's the last time I ever watched anything modern Muppets XD


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:06 PM

Frank hasn't performed regularly in many years -- he basically retired after Muppets From Space (1999). He very occasionally pops by Sesame Street but his his TMS characters are performed by a great guy called Eric Jacobson. Eric's Piggy is usually really, really great, but I do find his Sam and particularly Fozzie to be a little harder to accept. 

 

I love the pilot reel. Bits of it do feel ever so slightly too adult, but on the whole I think it works really well and I can't imagine how you could watch that whole thing and then despair at the appointment of Bill Prady. Bring it on. 

 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:46 AM

That pitch reel gets the humor just right, I think.  The jokes reference adult topics (pot, beastiality, racism) but in a way that's subtle enough that kids probably won't get the full joke.  That's a delicate balance.  I hope they can keep it up.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 02:54 PM

Personally I thought, "I just made my life a bacon wrapped hell on earth" was kind of awesome.


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 12:24 AM

Time to boogie down in the Jungle:

 


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 05:05 AM

Also, apparently Miss Piggie is now single.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:50 AM

Also, apparently Miss Piggie is now single.

Where'd I leave my bowtie?

You really want a lounge lizards sloppy seconds?


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:25 AM

Also, apparently Miss Piggie is now single.

Where'd I leave my bowtie?

You really want a lounge lizards sloppy seconds?
At my age, your standards have to drop a bit.
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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:27 AM

Since when are frogs Lizards?


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 02:29 PM

Since when are frogs Lizards?

Technically... he's neither. He's a sofa.


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 03:19 PM

So good news, better news time. The pitch reel that led to the new series has been released. All the footage from the trailer a couple months back is from that reel. And it turns out that the whole thing works much better in context. I laughed out loud multiple times, which I don't do much. It's embedded at here: 

 

http://www.slashfilm...ts-pitch-video/

 

SO I finally remembered to give this a watch.

 

I kinda feel the same way when I saw the trailer.  I'm not sure Muppets needs to be making jokes about beastiality, but a lot of it is still good muppet fun, so I'l definitely be giving it a shot.


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:28 PM

A new Muppet music video, in which we learn some... interesting things about Beaker and his home life to a fairly classic country song:

 


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 12:15 PM

The new show starts tonight.

The early reviews are in:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/73138

It doesn't sound good. I'll give it a chance but I don't have high hopes.

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