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@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  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".


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.

 

Well generally... that is the case. There are very few Sentai (genre) shows that aren't part of the actual Sentai Franchise. So it's not that easy to refer to the 'Sentai Genre' (Multcolored team of heroes with mecha/large vehicles) without referring to the franchise that gave it that name. 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:43 PM

DreamWorks is making a Voltron reboot?  I can imagine Po taking on the role of Hunk and Astrid taking the role of Allura, and Marty in the role of Lance.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:04 PM

Super Sentai.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:06 PM

About time they finally confirmed it.

 

Katzenberg talked about it last year around the time of the Hasbro buy hoopla and I've been waiting for more information since.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

If Combiner Wars can have robots with robot/vehicle/arm/leg modes, I'm sure a decent toy company could have come up with Voltron lions with lion/limb/torso modes that were decent if not show proportion accurate.

 

I did like the VF Voltron design, wasn't it done by EJ Su from the early IDW Transformers comics?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:16 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:08 AM

I think Voltron has stronger Geewunner mentality in the fanbase than transformers ever will. :rolleyes



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:19 AM

I for one liked VF and the idea of the different lions forming the head for different powers and skills.  The kids, yes, it was annoying.  Like it was stated as well I liked the fact that we got more than just a robeast attacking the planet, form blazing sword, game over.  I hope they just reboot the franchise and bring back Sven.  



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:50 AM

Yeah.. Hate to say it.. but I liked the corrupt government angle of VF.

 

And I wouldn't necessarily mind a new generation of pilots, just handle it a bit better is all.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:04 AM

I only liked the vehicle one.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:00 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion. There is that other part that, like it or not, shouldn't be left out. Voltron is both shows woven together into one universe, and it's epic. Note: I by no means think "epic" means "well done". It's not well done. But they tried, and it's a concept that could be done well if planned out from the beginning instead of trying to make it work using existing animation from unrelated shows. A Voltron reboot done from scratch is not a bad idea.

 

Voltron Force, however, was bad.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

I remember watching the original Voltron back in the 80's, but I don't remember much about the story aside from 5 robot lions combining into Voltron to victoriously slice a robeast in half for pretty much every episode.

 

Never really got into the later reboots.  I wasn't aware that a vehicle one existed, though.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

 

I remember seeing it in stores and thinking it was the dumbest thing I ever saw, especially compared to the other two.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:25 PM

God Sigma would have been a much better Voltron II than the one we got.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion.

 

It still kinda is because the only thing it takes from the original shows is footage. The guys who added new dialogue had no idea what the original japanese dialogue was and just made up their own show, essentially. It's a total hackjob.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for agreeing with me? My very point is that they made up their show. Voltron is not is not a Golion dub and was never presented as such. It's footage taken from two different shows, and it is not just stitched together back to back. There's Dairugger footage mixed in with the Golion stuff. It's a new plot with a grander scope than either original show had on its own. And then they made some original episodes for good measure, and the crossover.

 

What I'm saying is, if a Voltron reboot focuses solely on the Golion portion then it's missing out on what makes Voltron Voltron. It needs that grander scope that comes with having the vehicle Voltron stuff happening in the same universe.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:51 PM

I enjoyed Voltron as a kid, but I don't think a straight modernization would be great. Give me something Venture Bros esque. Simultaniouly lampoon and embrace the genre staples. The original pilots and lions are outdated by younger hipper pilots, and a newer more powerful robot. Maybe do a jurassic world style homage/not quite a reboot thing. Eventually the new Voltron force gets in over there heads and the og team blazing swords the jive out of something leaving the new guys stunned.
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