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@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 11:50 AM

But, before you get excited....

 

http://www.hollywood...es-works-828638

 

 

Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Star Trek is returning to the small screen.

Prolific producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new take on the beloved sci-fi classic for TV, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The new Star Trek has been picked up straight to series at CBS, with the premiere slated for the network in January 2017. Subsequent episodes will air on its digital and VOD platform, CBS All Access. The premiere and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. Star Trek marks the first original series developed specifically for CBS All Access.  

The 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 cross-platform streaming services, which hosts thousands of episodes from CBS' roster (both past and present) is available for $5.99 per month. Included in the fee is the ability to stream the local network live. All previous Star Trek series are currently available on CBS All Access. CBS Studios International will distribute the series for TV and multiple platforms around the world. 

 

So, it's being done by Alex Kurtzman, and we have to pay $5.99 per month to see it.  

 

Nnnngggg......not sure about this one.  I guess I'll have to see more details about characters/time period/aesthetic before I make a decision.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 11:51 AM

I don't have the Kurtzman hate that others seem to have, but I absolutely refuse to buy another service to watch this. As glad as I would otherwise be to see a new Star Trek series come to exist, I refuse to support this model of distribution.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:00 PM

It'll die because it's paywalled.

 

I'll torrent it like the rest of the world.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:09 PM

This is UPN all over again except now we have to pay.

This is likely going to crash and burn.

If it's prime timeline I'd probably pay the $6 to support it though. Screw the Abramsverse.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:10 PM

Well, I'm hypothetically excited for a new Star Trek series, but Kurtzman's involvement doesn't thrill me.  There's a lot that I like about the new movies but there's a lot that I don't like.

 

I don't mind paying for a streaming service if it has something I want.  I'd much rather pay for what I want than pay for a bundle of 200 channels when I watch 10 of them.  I keep dropping my DirecTV service to lower tiers.  I'm not ready to cut the cord yet, but I'm happy to minimize the amount of money I give to that outdated business model.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:13 PM

I'd gladly pay to see a good Star Trek series.  But Kurtzman helming the thing doesn't give me much hope.  Going by the press release, I really don't think this will even make it to production.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 01:30 PM

I doubt Kurtzman is actually going to run the show, he's way too busy for that. GIVE US BRYAN FULLER, DAMMIT.

 

I'm not wild about it being on CBS's crappy streaming service, but if it's good I'll happily pay $6 a month for new Star Trek.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 01:37 PM

I got two years before I can start bitching about the format


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 01:54 PM

I would like to know how they plan to handle international distribution.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:12 PM

... This has disaster written all over it.

Just for the paywall, to say nothing of the show itself.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:38 PM

I got two years before I can start bitching about the format

 

People keep saying "two years." January 2017 is only 14 months away. Just barely more than ONE year.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:52 PM

I would like to know how they plan to handle international distribution.

They DON'T! :D

 

It'll fall to the CBS international affiliates to push the streaming service, and even then it'll be a crap shoot if its available in other countries. So you might jump in for it in canada: only to find you still have to steal the show cause it's not on the canadian cut of the service.

 

I just torrent: cause that always works.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:14 PM

Id wish they would announce more tha. Just a new series. Go ahead and tell us when this series would take place. Go back to the prime universe and fill in the gaps of Enterprise B and C. Or move onto F. Hoping for better space battles. DS9 had such grwat potential with the dominion war but kind of fell flat in the part IMO.

As for the 6 bucks a month.prob not. As was said. Torrent is the way. Im pretty sure if the fans shiw enough over the next 6-7 months it can get moved to regular cable and not streamed. Unfortunately it will more than likely get a shitty friday night, 10pm time slot. Put it on a Tuesday at 9pm on a channel like FX.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:28 PM

Why can't we just put it on Netflix?  Stupid CBS.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:30 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.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:39 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.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:43 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.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:47 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.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:53 PM

 

 

It'll be that sitcom about The Rikers.

 

 

And in a surprise twist, the final episode will star the cast of Voyager, revealing that the entire Rikers series was a (not-terribly-well-written) Holodeck dramedy.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:01 PM

I have not bought the CBS service just to watch Elementary, but if it were for Elementary and Star Trek, I probably would.



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