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@  wonko the sane? : (24 June 2018 - 09:39 AM)

Oh, just call crime stoppers already.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2018 - 09:35 AM)

An incomplete uncertainty.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 June 2018 - 08:21 AM)

A perplexing puzzlement

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2018 - 08:19 AM)

An unknown quandary?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 June 2018 - 08:07 AM)

An inexplicable enigma

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 June 2018 - 08:06 AM)

In fact, you might say it's an... unconcluded conundrum

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 June 2018 - 08:05 AM)

We may never know for sure...

@  Arazyr : (24 June 2018 - 07:56 AM)

And both voiced by Robert Stack. COINCIDENCE????!??

@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2018 - 03:10 AM)

I just realised that Unsolved Mysteries has the same initials as Ultra Magnus.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (22 June 2018 - 05:18 AM)

Yeah, really... what a shitshow.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2018 - 04:53 AM)

This week has been an almost unmitigated damn nightmare. It can go die in some metaphorical trash fire where it belongs.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 04:48 AM)

I feel your pain.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 June 2018 - 04:47 AM)

This time ten years ago I was looking forward to Transformers 2.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

There's room enough for five more cabinets.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Once I've settled in and earned money again, I can start with the third wall.

@  Plokatron : (21 June 2018 - 10:05 PM)

I'm still working on my comic just been trying to start up a Custom Lego shop. Won't be too long but I'm still here.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

(really though, great display)

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

you're gonna have a buildup of dinosaur electrons.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

he needs his dino-breathing room! :D

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

Trypticon looks a bit cramped in there, nevermore!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 05:54 PM)

Sad thing is we've thought more about the foam than the show writers ever did. :D

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

Current status of my collection room in my new, still-under-construction apartment:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Depends on whether or not the motive engines for the vehicle mode are the same as the robot mode. Cause we know they use energon for everything.

@  Bass X0 : (21 June 2018 - 05:17 PM)

I was thinking today if Transformers would carry the fuel for their alternate mode in their robot mode? They'd have to, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 June 2018 - 01:28 PM)

I mean, the clear meta reason is so non-Transformers don't die horribly on their ships, but that's not as fun to speculate about.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 10:43 AM)

There's also lots of chemical reactions which only precipite with oxygen.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 09:27 AM)

Oxygen is obviously a native gas on cybertron and also let’s the equipment “breath” so to speak.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:47 AM)

@Wonko; Yeah, but why oxygen? There are a lot of non-flammable gasses they could've used. And we've seen TFs using radio to communicate in vacuum.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2018 - 08:29 AM)

As the Cream of Wheat glugged forth from his meatus, his mind focused on only one thing: Mommy loved him so.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 08:17 AM)

there's lots you can't do in vaccuum. The least of which is audio communication.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Though that begs the question of why a robotic species would keep their ships pressurized with oxygen in the first place.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 07:29 AM)

Guess it's just me playing FTL recently. Opening a few doors out to the void is a good way to deal with fires and rude visitors.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Plus it depends on what part of the ship, can’t easily vent an interior area.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 06:34 AM)

depends on what's wrong. If you need to get something out and away, would also need to have started in a pressurised space to begin with. If you just want to vent extra heat: it wouldn't work as well as vaccuum is an insulator.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 03:12 AM)

If they're in space wouldn't it make more sense just to vent the area affected to vacuum?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 07:16 PM)

I mean the foam was dangerous, but in space they probably put out the fires, then wore the equivalent of a hazmat suit to clean up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Only on special occassions.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2018 - 03:50 PM)

you don't?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I mean, we don't usually use asbestos on our souls.....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 10:11 AM)

*looks at asbestos" Yep... Cause we've never used something harmful as a fire retardant. x.x;

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2018 - 06:32 AM)

fire retardant foam is so powerful it can extinguish even sparks

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I mean, this is a species that can be disabled (possibly fatally after a while?) by flame retardant foam, so yeah.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 01:28 AM)

Transformers are exactly as resilient as the plot needs them to be, so who knows, it could be lethal today.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 June 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Which is why Marvel Megatron was interested in Dr. Biggles-Jones' railgun design and had it grafted onto his G2 tank mode.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 08:43 PM)

Doesn't really matter what transformers are made of. If you send a 10 pound ball of metal flying at a good enough velocity, you will do damage.

@  Soft Snow : (19 June 2018 - 05:53 PM)

A regular cannon that shoots cannon balls and does nothing to other transformers because they are robots but would put a mean whole in the side of your wooden boat...

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

wtf did the shoutbox do to my emoji

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

also @ patchy its whatever your heart desires 😘

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

shes not a drill but she is a grill


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#81 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:48 AM

*screams*

Whoever was running the projector found new and creative ways to botch the job.

Not only was the 3D not properly aligned, the film blanked out during the end credits (right at the end of the first credits sequence, no less). They got the video back a few moments later (after we all missed the middle two), but the credits themselves were moving at 3X speed and there was no audio.

Those of us who were able to find and corner a manager got rain checks, but since I'm watching this for the review I had to turn right around and use that check for a showing in the morning; the only open seats they had left for today would have had me kissing the screen because of how close the seats were.

So I'm basically going to be missing FCBD this year so that I can re-watch the movie in full in order to do my review.

Gah.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

Fantastic film!

Only minor gripe was Quill referring to Rocket as "trash panda". The ending makes it clear that he's not up to date on modern (2014) Earth tech, so that term comes across a bit too meme-y for me to handwave like last movie's Ninja Turtles ref. Still funny tho.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:06 PM

I can see Quill making an effort to learn new insults to use on Rocket, though.

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

Given that the MCU galaxy apparently has non-Earth foxes, puppies, monkeys, and raccoon-like things that Drax's people eat, you could probably no-prize it as just a space creature term that Rocket doesn't know. I wouldn't want to, but you could.
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:36 PM

Saw it last night.

Plot didn't seem as strong as the first movie, but I did laugh more. Can't wait for it to come out on streaming.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:19 PM

I don't even remember how many times in this movie I was on the verge of tears. That has never happened to me before, and that's a serious conpliment.

Freaking father and son and an energy construct had me nearly losing it.

Damn you, Gunn!

My biggest negative is that the soundtrack didn't seem to really hit as poignantly as the first movie. The music fit the scenes well enough, but just felt like it lacked a certain punch.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:57 AM

Loved it.  Just about as good as the first one, I think; although in slightly different ways.  I found Ego an extremely creepy villain... perhaps one of the MCU's most twisted villains to date.  The revised version of his history (with increasingly creepy visual aids) we were treated to as Gamora and Nebula found his cave of bones was extremely effective, and had me breaking out in goosebumps at the thought of all the millennia he's spent playing out the same sick scenario over and over again.

 

One thing, though.  Personally, I'd have liked to see Quill get another Walkman rather than a Zune.  Sony's new high-res Walkman line are actually very well-designed devices, but not well-advertised or particularly well-known; and I'm surprised they didn't try to get one of them worked in as the successor to Quill's TPS-L2.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:26 AM

I quite liked the fact it was a zune. Means it was what 2002ish time when it was out? so the music won't be ultra modern and have a good mix on it.

 

Plus bonus points for it not being an iPod


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:18 PM

Felt a lot like Iron Man 2- mostly good but the same KIND of good we saw in the first one. And a lot of pushing things into place for future adventures. 

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:23 PM

... jeez I haven't even seen the damn movie and *I* get the Zune joke
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

I assume that they would've kept the Walkman forever if it wasn't for budgetary considerations.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:21 PM

Saw this film, it's fantastic! Of course, any movie that begins with a giant laser battle against a naked mole rat-octopus while a baby tree man dances to Mr. Blue Sky is automatically going to be the best movie of the entire year.

Though Ego, man, if you hadn't gone full villain monologue you could've had it.

 

 

Sylvester Stallone seemed kinda superfluous here, and he doesn't really earn the implied spin off... but dammit this kind of movie is so my thing I'm more than happy to get a double dose.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:24 PM

Why I like the Walkman personally, and why I'd have liked to see Quill's accessory continue to be one of its successor namesakes, is that I'm of the same generation that the character is supposed to be; and back then the name Walkman just kind of oozed cool.  Zune, and even Microsoft, will mean nothing to Quill.

 

This new $3000 Walkman also kicks the Zune's ass.

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

Saw this film, it's fantastic! Of course, any movie that begins with a giant laser battle against a naked mole rat-octopus while a baby tree man dances to Mr. Blue Sky is automatically going to be the best movie of the entire year.
Though Ego, man, if you hadn't gone full villain monologue you could've had it.
 
 
Sylvester Stallone seemed kinda superfluous here, and he doesn't really earn the implied spin off... but dammit this kind of movie is so my thing I'm more than happy to get a double dose.

Stallone was more fanwank than implied spinoff.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:46 PM

I assume that they would've kept the Walkman forever if it wasn't for budgetary considerations.


It's my understanding that the prop master couldn't find a single working Walkman of that make and model; what we see in the film is basically a Walkman case on top of something that did work.

This may have ultimately been behind the decision to go ahead and have it replaced.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

Saw this film, it's fantastic! Of course, any movie that begins with a giant laser battle against a naked mole rat-octopus while a baby tree man dances to Mr. Blue Sky is automatically going to be the best movie of the entire year.
Though Ego, man, if you hadn't gone full villain monologue you could've had it.
 
 
Sylvester Stallone seemed kinda superfluous here, and he doesn't really earn the implied spin off... but dammit this kind of movie is so my thing I'm more than happy to get a double dose.

Stallone was more fanwank than implied spinoff.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:19 PM

Why I like the Walkman personally, and why I'd have liked to see Quill's accessory continue to be one of its successor namesakes, is that I'm of the same generation that the character is supposed to be; and back then the name Walkman just kind of oozed cool.  Zune, and even Microsoft, will mean nothing to Quill.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:50 PM

Why I like the Walkman personally, and why I'd have liked to see Quill's accessory continue to be one of its successor namesakes, is that I'm of the same generation that the character is supposed to be; and back then the name Walkman just kind of oozed cool.  Zune, and even Microsoft, will mean nothing to Quill.
 
This new $3000 Walkman also kicks the Zune's ass.
 
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Yeah, but can a $3000 Walkman make audiences laugh on sight in the same way as a Zune?

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:09 PM

Possibly, when they're told it costs $3000, lol.

 

Seriously, though, that's one thing that didn't really get many laughs in my theatre.  Only people who were gadget nerds during a very specific year range would even know what a Zune is, so for 99% of the audience the extent of the joke is "Quill now has an MP3 player, haha"  That it was a Zune is mostly inconsequential, which is why I'd have liked to see the Walkman lineage continue.

 

I have the $300 NWZ-A17, and it blows my old iPod out of the water.  45+ hour battery life, immense storage, high-res format support.  Plus it gets me all nostalgic going back to a Walkman after all these years.


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