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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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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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