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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

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#21 Rust

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

New Star Trek you say?

 

It's been a long road, you know.

 

It's been a long time, but I guess the time is finally here.

 

People will see their dreams come alive at last, they will touch the sky.

 

We naysayers won't hold them down no more, no we're not going to change their mind.

 

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:30 PM

 

 

I read on one of the announcements on Facebook that the new show will NOT be connected to the movies universe. I'm just wondering if this will be something new, or one of the three main pitches: Axanar, Renegades, or the series following Captain Worf.

 

I've seen a few people say this on Facebook. There is absolutely nothing in the press release to suggest this isn't in the same universe as the Abrams movies.

 

 

Actually, turns out he's right. http://www.startrek....es-january-2017

 

Two notable paragraphs:

 

 

 

The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film Star Trek Beyond which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016.

 

 

I think that more means it's not tying in directly with the plot of Star Trek Beyond and won't feature the Enterprise crew.

 

I would be legitimately shocked if this took place in the Prime universe.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:39 PM

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

I'd really like it to be set in the Prime universe shortly after the destruction of Romulus.  That would give it a connection to the films without interfering in whatever story they might tell.  It would allow some follow-up to the giant mess that Kurtzman, Orci, and Abrams left of the Prime universe on the way out.  And it would allow for some guest spots by 24th century crew members.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:42 PM

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

This argument would be stronger if they'd hired someone other than Kurtzman to develop this.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:50 PM

 

I read on one of the announcements on Facebook that the new show will NOT be connected to the movies universe. I'm just wondering if this will be something new, or one of the three main pitches: Axanar, Renegades, or the series following Captain Worf.

 

 

It'll be that sitcom about The Rikers.

 

 You mean the Troi's?



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:52 PM

 

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

This argument would be stronger if they'd hired someone other than Kurtzman to develop this.

 

 

Yeah.  It might be TNG in the new universe.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:02 PM

 

 

The rights with Star Trek are weird now since Viacom broke up.  CBS owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the film rights.  Deals can always be made, but it's possible that CBS would want distance from the films or would be unable to place the series in the same universe as the films.  It's also possible that this will be a brand new continuity of its own.

 

This argument would be stronger if they'd hired someone other than Kurtzman to develop this.

 

 

Yeah.  It might be TNG in the new universe.

 

 

I actually think that's a possibility. TNG is, by far, the most popular of the TV shows in streaming and syndication now. Jumping ahead 80 years in the Abrams universe would be a convenient way to explore the new timeline without interfering with the movies.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:27 PM

 

I read on one of the announcements on Facebook that the new show will NOT be connected to the movies universe. I'm just wondering if this will be something new, or one of the three main pitches: Axanar, Renegades, or the series following Captain Worf.

 
 
It'll be that sitcom about The Rikers.
 
 You mean the Troi's?

No, he means a sitcom starring Will and Thomas Riker. Hilarious hi-jinx ensue when Thomas moves in with his married "twin brother" and brings home a new girlfriend each week.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

I am excited. Here's hoping.
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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:40 PM

The Abrams TNG era:

The Galactic class USS Enterprise NCC 1701 - D is twenty years old, after a refit, the crew are pushed for a five year mission running scientific surveys and diplomatic missions in the Gamma Quadrant UFP territories.

It has a crew compliment of five hundred Starfleet officers, one hundred positronic androids (and a factory) and over two thousand non essential personnel: scientists and civilians. It's equiped with transwarp but it' primary engines are slipstream.

Captain Riker and Protocol Officer Troi are assigned command of the ship after their secret marriage and relationship came to light when the USS Hood was lost in battle and Riker was blamed. They are given this posting by Admiral Picard.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:48 PM

I'd watch it.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:52 PM

Dream casting a rebooted TNG would be a lot of fun.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:18 PM

Dream casting a rebooted TNG would be a lot of fun.

If you used a Dreamcast to make the next Star Trek, then at least something would be thinking this time around XD


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:33 PM

 

Dream casting a rebooted TNG would be a lot of fun.

If you used a Dreamcast to make the next Star Trek, then at least something would be thinking this time around XD

 

 

This was almost a good joke. Almost.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:35 PM

As much as I liked TNG, I'm really kind of tired of reboots and remakes at this point... besides, they couldn't afford Vin Diesel as Captain Picard on a TV budget.  Personally, I hope this is some kind of new story about a new crew, ideally in the Prime Universe.  But I think it would probably work in the Abramsverse, too, as without the obscene film budget they'd have to dial back the mindless action and (hopefully) replace it with halfway-thoughtful storytelling that the recent films have been lacking.

 

This one part of the press release gives me hope we may see this on regular television, at least in markets outside the US: 

 

 

The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

 

However, Canada's streaming market is less than ideal, with services CraveTV and Shomi (offered by Bell and Rogers, respectively, themselves both members of the ROBELUS consortium) trying to compete with Netflix.  CraveTV currently offers every past Trek series, and I'm a bit worried that they'll be the ones to get this new series rather than it just airing on CityTV (historically, that's been the channel that airs first-run episodes of Trek up here).  If it does go to Crave, I'll probably just watch the show through alternative methods until it's released to Blu-Ray and I can buy it properly.  I haven't done business with ROBELUS for a long time, and have no intention of starting up again.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:41 PM

Why do people want the Prime Universe back so badly? What did we leave behind unfinished?

 

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Quadrants have been touched upon.

 

The Federation and Klingons are best Frienemies. Romulus went boom. The Dominion has withdrawn to the Gamma Quadrant. The Borg are basically dead (Nanotech virus deposited into the heart of their Unimatrix and killed the "Alpha" Queen).

 

Seriously, outside the Undine (Species 8472) there's no real credible threat left in the face of the Federation/Klingon Empire power bloc. You can't keep creating galactic threats out of the ether either.

 

 

So I have to ask, why bother going back to the Prime Universe? For reasons that would be relevant to the average watcher, not the die hard Trekkie that is fixated on the political climate of the Federation Council post-Romulus.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:50 PM

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

Why do people want the Prime Universe back so badly? What did we leave behind unfinished?

 

Personally, it's not at all about anything being "unfinished." It's about "home." THAT's the Star Trek universe/continuity we came to know and love. It's markedly different than what we've seen in the Abrams universe. And for many, we've come to disdain what Abrams did, and want to go back home.

 

Give us a universe where Vulcan still exists (even if Romulus doesn't). Where the important events we remember are still a part of that universe's past.

 

(I, quite bluntly, don't care what the "non-Trekkie" thinks. They don't care one way or the other what universe it's in. The only reason this debate exists is for those of us who care about the franchise's history.)


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

There's still lots that can be told, as the Pocketverse demonstrates, if they get writers with some actual creativity.  Besides, Romulus might be gone but the Romulan Star Empire was more than one planet.  In the past, Trek has almost always focused on the Klingon's arc from enemies to allies; we only ever got a halfhearted tease of that for the Romulans.  There are also the Tholian, Breen, and Tzenkethi floating around out there, all of which could do with some fleshing out.  What about the First Federation, who we heard from once and never again?

 

Mind you, whether this takes place in the Prime Universe or Abramsverse, I fully expect the show to retread a few well-worn paths.  Anyone want to take any bets on how many episodes in before we get the "single crewmember manning the ship alone while the rest of the crew is in hibernation" episode?



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:56 PM

Yeah. Look at our human history and how drastically different the world is now from 80 years ago.

There's no reason the Prime universe has to die. You just need somebody with an idea and a vision.
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