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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?


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#1261 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

She was really jazzed for the new series too. Kinda hard to break her heart by telling her the only way to watch it was signing up for a streaming service that would release it on a weekly schedule. ("Then why not just put it on TV?" she replied)


How much does she know about how TV is a transitioning/dying industry these days?
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

She's a retiree and a widow. She's literally glued to her TV and I've naught the heart to tell that to her.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:56 PM

I had to address this with close family too. They were looking forward to new star trek, but here we are. Like this show could do incredible ratings wise, but no. Let's play with apps
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:34 PM

It does seem like you have to really be paying attention to understand where to find the show. I’ve had to explain it to my technologically savvy, nerdy coworkers.

The show would likely have a much smaller budget if it were on broadcast TV. Between international Netflix money and CBS’s domestic hopes and dreams, they’re really pouring cash into it.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:07 PM

You would imagine that some of that cash would have gone into advertising. I've seen a couple of commercials for it (canadian and american.) and the american ones do not explain CBS all access at all.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

Note for those in Canada who may be unaware; Space is apparently showing two episodes tonight ("The Vulcan Hello" at 8:30 and "Battle at the Binary Stars" immediately following). CTV is only showing the pilot.

Adjust your PVRs/plans as needed.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:05 PM

im surprised this is only getting a one hour premiere episode tonight (at least in america it seems). the only other series not to get a 2 hour premiere is tos.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 06:23 PM

So they release the opening credits video early.

 

Video and my thoughts below to protect those that'd rather see it cold.

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:27 PM

So is this post Enterprise, pre TOS, or its own new 3rd possible timeline?

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:33 PM

Post enterprise, ten years before TOS.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:33 PM

Last I heard this was still the Prime Universe, so this is set between ENT and TOS.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:43 PM

Oh.. cause its already got it wrong LOL.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:45 PM

I haven't watched it yet, so I can't comment.  Although many people said the same about ENT (Borg episode chief among the complaints), although ultimately ENT can be fit entirely within continuity with a little bit of creativity.  I imagine the same will ultimately be true of DIS, once people have time to give it some thought.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

1) Stupid football running over pushing 60 Minutes back which pushed this back.

 

2) Was that Klingon they were speaking?  It didn't sound like Klingon.

 

3) Holographic communication.  That definitely contradicts what came before.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:16 PM

Gosh, this show looks expensive. I really enjoyed the first episode, though. I dunno what my opinion is worth because I'm a relative newcomer to the franchise, but I've always thought that the Klingons were uptight buffoons. Discovery's Klingons are much more imposing. Maybe 20% of that is this new jagged, hairless aesthetic. I'm not going to insist they recreate every detail with period specificity, otherwise they'd be using bleep bloop light bright consoles.

The problem with a franchise this long and venerated is that everyone who puts on the uniform is measured against those who have done the same. I'm eager to see if this crew can meet that standard, but it's off to a fine start. We've really only had time to get to know two of them, so far.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:31 PM

I gave up on waiting for 60 minutes to end so i missed it. Ill catch it on a rerun.

Oh wait...
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

I gave up on waiting for 60 minutes to end so i missed it. Ill catch it on a rerun.

Oh wait...

 

Yeah, in Canada the Big Bang Theory overran and my recording of episode 1 isn't complete.  Episode 2 is apparently also airing tonight, but it's exclusive to the Space Network...

 

... so I guess that's that.  Nice bungling by the suits once again.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:51 PM

I guess the true diehards will pay to watch it but the casual viewer wont, and thats what they need. The diehards arent going to be enough to sustain it for very long. Streaming tv may be the way of the future but we're not totally in that future yet. Until theres absolutely no choice people will watch tv the old fashioned way.

Edited by Telly, 24 September 2017 - 09:52 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:53 PM

I guess the true diehards will pay to watch it but the casual viewer wont, and thats what they neef. The diehards arent going to be enough to sustain it for very long. Streaming tv may be the way of the future but we're not totally in that future yet. Until theres absolutely no choice people will watch tv the old fashioned way.

 

Most would probably consider me a diehard Trek fan.  I've been watching it since I was 7 or so.  I won't be paying to watch this on a streaming service.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

Yeah. I already pay for Netflix, Hulu, and a hell of a lot of cable channels. I really want to support this show, but I'm torn. Not really getting much value for my money with the CBS service.





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