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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:04 AM)

And they need to be consistently used on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 AM)

Even if they are trademarked.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Words and terms used in dialogue shouldn't be affected.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Also, the trademarks only apply in commerce. You use them to identify goods and services.

@  Ashley : (16 August 2019 - 11:55 PM)

Yeah, you also need to apply for it. They might've never bothered to trademark that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

Trademark affects titles and product names, not every word in writing. For example, DC called their character "Captain Marvel" as recently as 2014.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 08:30 PM)

You missed my point. I was addressing the usage of the phrase in dialogue. Hence the quotation marks.

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Well, they can anyway, they might just not be able to call it that...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:54 PM)

It would be awesome for Transformers to have the likes of Overlord and Sky Lynx "engage multi-vector assault mode!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:53 PM)

It is a shame that "multi-vector assault mode" is probably trademarked for Star Trek.

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 10:54 PM)

Only if they manage to boomer-proof it

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

(and would that really be a bad thing?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Wouldn't a cybernetic singularity actually remove one or more of the top levels of Maslow's hierarchy?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 August 2019 - 07:40 PM)

Tomy made some strange selections on their first wave of Tomica releases for the US

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 August 2019 - 06:26 PM)

Resistance is futile.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 06:20 PM)

I would be down for a nice cybernetic singularity if it meant we could actually reach the top of maslow's hierarchy.

@  Ashley : (15 August 2019 - 05:44 PM)

I'm pretty sure the origin of the villains in GaoGaiGar was a computer being told to reduce the stress of the population and it's answer was to assimilate everyone.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Executions then followed by nano reanimation then cryonic suspension until everyone you know is deactivated for good so you can build happiness in a future society.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 01:47 PM)

As opposed to the ones that lie already? As a civilization: we're emotional and socially broken. Might as well have the society that at least wants us to be "happy".


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#181 Nevermore

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:55 PM

Refresh my memory, who was he? I vaguely remember him writing something for IDW but it was probably so terrible I forgot it on purpose. :D EDIT: Hmm, TF wiki only credits him as a writer for Spotlight: Metroplex and one of the extra AHM stories. He was an editor otherwise.


He also "wrote" Continuum!

And he was IDW's Transformers editor during the phase when "artistic license" included things such as aesthetics, alternate mode, color scheme and robot mode design.

And the editor under whom the most glaring continuity flubs occurred.

And he would repeatedly blame the fans for being so utterly obsessed with continuity.

In his defense, he wasn't the first IDW editor to do that.

Edited by Nevermore, 19 June 2015 - 02:55 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:16 PM

 


And he would repeatedly blame the fans for being so utterly obsessed with continuity.
 

 

Yeah, how dare fans ask that a story maintain an internally coherent narrative and not blatantly contradict itself for no apparent reason?



#183 Chris McFeely

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:23 PM

Andy Schmidt was, basically, The Problem with IDW during the bad years.



#184 Nevermore

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

And he would repeatedly blame the fans for being so utterly obsessed with continuity.

 
Yeah, how dare fans ask that a story maintain an internally coherent narrative and not blatantly contradict itself for no apparent reason?


The "apparent reason", as is the common argument against "canon" and "continuity", is that "it's a crutch", i.e. "it gets in the way of creativity". If you have to adhere to other stories that came before, you as a writer have no complete creative freedom. You must adhere to what has already been written by other people, whose stories you might not even like.

Of course, one could argue "decrying the very concept of canon" is an excuse by lazy writers who want to tell a quick story without much effort and find themselves constrained by what other, more talented writers would simply consider the true challenge of writing: Coming up with a story that works within established perimeters.

Which other people might again argue is a hindrance for creativity: In order to be able to tell a truly creative story, one should have no constraints whatsoever at all.

Then you realize you're talking about a friggin' comic book based on an established toy line.

Also:
IDWBumblebee_Designvs_Style.jpg IDWBlurr_Rude_Awakening_Impossible_Knot. Idw_Bluestreak_Silverstreak.jpg

Edited by Nevermore, 19 June 2015 - 06:38 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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#185 Shadewing

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:35 PM

Bumblebee's there isn't really 'bad', with the exception of G1 bee in there when he never had that look 'canonically', you have his first IDW body drawn more or less consistently, minus the quirks of the artist; then you have his second body which is again more or less the same, minus quirks of the artist. (1, 2, and 6 are the exact same body, with 6 being an error where he should be in his second body, while 4,5, 7.8.and 9 are all his second body.) I think there are worse examples of character being drawn off model.

 

 

Blurr being randomly his Universe toy for a short time and Bluestreak... depends on if you go with IDW's suggestion that Bluestreak and Silverstreak are different characters.


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#186 Speedbreaker

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:33 AM

Yes.



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 12:55 PM

I think it looks great.

Let's not have Dreamwave bashing. Some of us prefer their art to most of the Idw stuff.

Anyway looking forward to getting this.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 12:56 PM

"Art".


 

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#189 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 01:36 PM

Let's not drag that old horse out for another beating.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:14 AM

Gameplay footage from IGN at E3

 


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#191 2019

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:31 AM

It was posted already.


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#192 tec

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:44 AM

Huh i looked for the ign footage here dint see my bad


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:13 PM

 

New gameplay trailer for the game thread.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:24 PM

Front page article

The achievement/trophy list has been revealed. More interesting than the achievements themselves, possibly, are the associated images, which include nice renders of a bunch of characters. Beware, though, the achievements reveal the identity of many of the game's bosses, if you'd rather be surprised by them.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:26 PM

Hmm.. I know they said they were looking at IDW for inspiration, but still I was not expecting that guy to show up.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:37 PM

Hmm.. I know they said they were looking at IDW for inspiration, but still I was not expecting that guy to show up.

 

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

Hmm.. I know they said they were looking at IDW for inspiration, but still I was not expecting that guy to show up.

 
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#198 Shadewing

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:42 PM

 

 

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:48 PM

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