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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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#1841 Daith

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:05 PM

Until the ending. I love the series until the last 15 minutes. Using tags even though I'm not naming names or specifics. Once you watch it you'll know what I'm talking about.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:31 PM

That is... not the ending i expected. It was awesome still and very unexpected.

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Overall though, this series has to rank as one of the greatest reboots ever!

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

I watched the first three eps so far before heading to work, I'll watch more shortly but I liked the Lance & Allura in the park scene, that was a lovely scene and definely a highlight for me, the second ep answered roughly when Lotor was born and really paints him as someone who been out to try and please his father, yet at every turn he is rejected and shuned by him, Haggar excuse for neglecting her son is more excusable, as the show made it clear she lost her memories and idenity as Honerva for ten thousand years but then the Quintessence field changed Zarkon from a man who cared deeply about his wife and less about conquering the universe to someone who obessed with the Black Lion and causing havoc!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:20 PM

Im just 3 minutes into the first ep, and already laughing in a good way!

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

I've now watched all of the eps, for the most part, I found the series enjoyable, I think my favourte ep is the one with the home video feel, it was a laugh. The ending, it felt kind of rushed a bit, I think it would of been better if they given the show a extra ep to tie up loose ends, it kind felt like a good chunk of the cast were simply discarded towards the end and not given desent send offs. Exactly what became of the Space Mice, Keith's pet cosmic Wolf pretty much disappeared for most of the series, I also want to know who is now the leader of the Gulra in the wake of Honerva's actions.

 

For the most part, I quite like Legendary Defender, it rocks, I hope they come up with a sequel at some point

 

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This series was the Voltron series that was really needed to truly revive the show, the Voltron Force show, while ok, it really felt like a sequel to the original instead of a reboot in a time when reboots were a fashion, what Legendary Defender did was take ideas from the past stuff and create something new and fresh while respecting the original show.

 

I think my favourte scene overall in the series is when Keith is in the Black Lion racing to reunite with the others who are getting beaten up by Lotor's mech and him reaching deep and unlocking the Black Lion's teleport/super, super, super speed power and it was the moment the two came face to face, while my second favourte, got to be when battling the unknown Robeast (at the time) on Earth, that was a pretty intense battle. My third favourte scene, got to be in the latest season, with Allura & Lance in the park, it was a lovely scene.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:38 PM

What Allura really did at the end:

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:51 PM

Just finished the series.  Loved what Dr. Hoyt was working on and little teasers that we got of his project.  Maybe that will be the next Voltron series.  I dont see this just fading away and that being the end of Voltron.  

 

One thing I was disappointed about 

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Overall great series.  A shame the toys never really took off and lasted.  Maybe Hasbro can just buy them up like Power Rangers. 



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:32 AM

Honestly, I'd be okay with this being the end for this particular iteration of the franchise. The conclusion was satisfying, if horribly bittersweet, and any continuation for this storyline would cheapen it.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

The last 1/4 of the series felt like it was spending a lot of time setting up the new pilots, who I'm certain would be the core cast of a hypothetical Vehicle Voltron sequel, and I'm curious if that was a deliberate 'backdoor pilot' or not. I could see Pidge taking over Coran's role and then otherwise relegating the rest of the main cast to cameos.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:03 PM

I said it on Twitter too, but for a series that knew it had 78 episodes, it really spend a lot of time messing around, setting up and dropping plots, even towards the very end, even if you ignore the 'hope we get a spinoff' stuff.

 

Overall, I think the show started off great with a tight and compelling 26 episodes, but never really achieved that level of consistency again. The middle 26 in particular were a lot of a mess, especially being released as 'seasons' of half a dozen episodes each, but even the home stretch were too unfocused.

 

Animation on the whole was awesome - there's going to be a lot of very experienced energy effect animators looking for work now - even if we could have done with a new combining sequence every now and again. Individual character animation was awesome, as was the acting. There probably weren't any episodes that were outright bad. Maybe one too many 'inspirational' speeches by the end.

 

Overall, I really liked it. Not quite loved, but if they ever do a DVD set, I'll happily buy it.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:43 PM

I gotta say, i am kinda disappointed the 'Mirror Universe' Altaens and Evil Alura didn't came back to play a part in the series. With Honerva jumping through timelines plan, i thought they would join forces. Or at least, Honerva manipulating them too.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:27 PM


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:16 PM

Space Hospital's worked wonders on him, yoo hoo.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:44 AM

Lance, nect time find some cover.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:34 PM

Thought it was a good ending, and this was the best Voltron series by far. My biggest quibble is probably that it's a little hard to keep track of all the side characters, so I find myself thinking, "We've meet him before? She's still alive? Where did this person go?" But they do a good enough job explaining things so you can follow the current episode, and I'm sure this won't be so much of a problem when I do an uninterrupted rewatch later on.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:57 PM

Regarding Shiro
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

So got around to watching this, and I really liked this season... honestly I kinda like it better then season 7.

 

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

I can't relate to the complaints and Shiro and Allura/Lance at all because of how clearly disinterested the show is in romance in general. I was absolutely certain Keith and Acxa were being set up and I'm not sure they even interact in this batch beyond being present at the same battle. I was almost as certain about Hunk and Shay, and the closest thing to confirmation with them is Shay being part of the team of chefs, so you might as well claim that Hunk ended up with Romelle or Vrepit Sal.

 

One of the specific complaints about Shiro in the last batch was that he would *clearly* be the only main character to 'not find love'. The show contains nothing about the romantic lives of Keith, Hunk, Pidge, and Coran, over half the main cast, beyond Hunk insisting he and Shay are just friends and Pidge making heart-eyes at the box on wheels robot. Most of the romantic pairings we actually see are the biological parents of the various main characters, which is kind of something you would assume had to happen. The Holts and Lotor's generals are basically the only couples who are still together at the end where both members actually have personalities.

 

Bringing us to Lance and Allura. People complain that it 'came out of nowhere', but honestly, the idea that they were friends for 60 episodes who hooked up after one of them had a bad break up felt more realistic than the standard action/adventure tropes of the people who openly and aggressively hate each other and/or have only known each other for a few hours being the 'one true pairing'.

 

Now, the complaint that really bugged the hell out of me, not knowing who all the 'unmemorable' returning characters were. That was really one of my favorite things about this batch, all the old characters turning up made it really feel like a proper grand finale. Slav, the warden and his Yupper, the Clear Day aliens, etc. I'm not knocking a show because someone else couldn't remember stuff. It especially bugged me because I saw it from someone who was super vocal about how they should've released the show in 26 episode chunks. Binging stuff makes it even harder for me to retain details and those being his two specific complaints was just weirdly hypocritical.

 

I thought things were pretty damn solid from the halfway point of the last batch onward, getting to Earth and reintroducing the Galaxy Garrison really reinvigorated things, and Honerva's whole deal felt very Xenogears, which always wins points from me.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:28 AM

Another classic Voltron reference from this batch of episodes was

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 05:02 AM

My biggest issue with the Shiro situation is the fact they felt the need to animate his ending, while all the other Paladins got a static image with their blurb. Why not just do like the others and just leave it static with just what it showed. But nope gotta push peoples buttons.



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