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@  TheMightyMol... : (06 June 2020 - 11:46 AM)

The toys had some good parts. They also had Side Swipe.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

I mean, still addicted to minicons...

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 June 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Energon and Cybertron WERE boring... and Starscream was just messed up in those shows....

@  Cyoti : (06 June 2020 - 10:01 AM)

a toyline searching for a story

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 07:47 PM)

Eh. It had a few ideas that could've been interesting. They just never went anywhere because it was easier to have Megatron brainwash everyone.

@  Nevermore : (05 June 2020 - 07:41 PM)

Energon's biggest problem is that it was made.

@  Paladin : (05 June 2020 - 05:15 PM)

remember when Energon had to switch animation styles because their CGI models were completely incapable of expressing emotions ?

@  Thundercrack... : (05 June 2020 - 04:42 PM)

And what was done to Demolisher to a lesser extent.

@  Thundercrack... : (05 June 2020 - 04:34 PM)

Energon's biggest problem is what it did to Starscream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 04:00 PM)

I mean, they took all of that and the series is still dull enough to use as a sleep aid, so....

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2020 - 02:46 PM)

It's a food source, a weapon and so unstable that looking at it funny makes it explode. If energon is boring, blame the writers not the element.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 June 2020 - 02:17 PM)

Energon's big problem is that it's boring.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 June 2020 - 01:48 PM)

Double post ignore.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 June 2020 - 01:44 PM)

Energon was the worst of the lot.

@  Bass X0 : (05 June 2020 - 05:39 AM)

"I know I can't catch you.... but I can... trap you...!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 June 2020 - 11:51 PM)

They dubbed reaction shots and running scenes in the first two UT shows with "huh?" and grunts. very annoying.

@  Sabrblade : (04 June 2020 - 06:10 PM)

Watch it in Japanese with English subs. Karyuudo did all that work for us so that we could. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (04 June 2020 - 06:08 PM)

I tried... but it just wasn't that good. The comics were better.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 June 2020 - 04:07 PM)

I didn't even watch Armada when it originally aired.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 June 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Anyone watch Armada anymore ._.

@  JRSBill : (03 June 2020 - 01:06 PM)

bain

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 June 2020 - 04:14 AM)

UBI is coming.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

I can just HEAR his screechy G1 voice saying that....

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

*Dies laughing* XDDDDDD

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 June 2020 - 07:01 PM)

Megatron's coupon has failed! Now I, Starscream, shall speak to your manager!

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:39 PM)

(i just want to make jokes excuse my doing)

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:38 PM)

ITS STARSCREAM.... AND HIS CLONES

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

And there was no one there when I started!

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I swear, I'm in line to use a coupon, there is something wrong with said coupon, and suddenly I'm holding up a line of 3 or 4 people

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.


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#221 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:13 PM

Stranger things 1. A+

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 12:47 AM

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:53 AM

Remember that they wanted people to think that Eleven wasn't going to be in season 2 at first.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:08 PM

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:39 AM

being in the season doesn't exclude him from being dead, or from being not the guy in russia...

 

any evidence for or against a thing happening after a cliffhanger is only speculative until it isn't.

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:40 PM

Don't feel bad, because there was a lot of discussion about that very possibility on Usenet at the time. If I'm remembering correctly, a lot of the speculation revolved around the fact that, supposedly, Patrick Stewart's contract was up for renewal.
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:34 PM

I didn't notice Mike being much of a dick in S1 and 2 honestly, but he absolutely was at points in S3. I mostly chalked it up to him becoming a teen.

-ZacWilliam, I wonder how long they will keep it going with these kids (cause eventually they won't BE teens) and if they'll eventually bring in more new kids at Erica's age...


This. Hopper wasn't perfect, but he was very much in the right. His daughter and her boyfriend weren't following the rules of his house, were lying to him, and blatantly laughed at him. You don't strip power away like that from a man in his own home. It was cathartic when he finally balled up and told Mike how it was gonna be. Nobody should take that much shit from mouthy kids. I liked Mike before, but he was a total asshole until El dumped him.

(And if anyone makes the "They're adolescent so Dad shouldn't get in the way of their carnal pleasures" argument, you're a sick bastard who shouldn't have children.)

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:52 PM

Well, I'll give Mike half a break for being an asshole since he was an adolescent. Everyone has there asshole moments when they're adolescences. That's why we were given parents to whap on on the heads and ground us when we got too far out of line.

Mike was just being an adolescent. Hopper was right to reign him in. It's part of life.

It's actually a lot of what I like about this show. No ones 100% good, but few are 100% assholes either.
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:31 PM

I feel like I've missed something with the Mike being an asshole stuff. I always thought he was a good kid in seasons 1 and 2, but he seemed like a different character here, just to give Elle a reason plotwise to dump him I guess. I thought hopper was out of line, maybe I need to rewatch.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:38 AM

Yeah, he's much more of an asshole in S3 - to everyone, not just Hop - but sometimes that happens when you become a teenager. Not to say that excuses anything, you still need to treat your friends well, and you still need to obey the hell out of your girlfriend's guardians, because they still have a duty to their daughter, and because it's their house and you should always treat your host with respect. And all of that is before you get into psychic powers and monsters and government coverups. Hop went somewhat overboard in how he reacted, but you can't blame him for reacting.



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:43 AM

I like all the sentiments here! 

 

I honestly don't remember Mike coming off as an asshole at all in the first two seasons, but I am not detail oriented either, so I may have missed it. I couldn't remember if Hopper told Mike to stay away completely or to just reign it in, but I do agree he could have done the scary daddy routine without completely separating them. Nothing wrong with death threats to an assy teen, though. Teenagerism is definitely the excuse, but it still had to be dealt with. I get trying to get away with the door closed and a girl in your room...I pulled that one often enough and got yelled at just as often...but at her house with her dad RIGHT THERE blatantly spelling out rules? Yeah, that's why Hopper went as far as he did. He was having a seriously hard time finding balance between keeping his "daughter" happy and maintaining some order. You can really see him learning to parent here as that's a thing we all struggle with with our kids.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:32 AM

Hopper also had his first kid die and his life fall apart. He's raising Eleven "off the books" in a shitty shack in the woods. Not the sort of man against whom you should blatantly disrespect boundaries and control.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:36 AM

Yep. And I like his "Be careful," in the last episode, basically amounting to, "I let you live, so don't waste it."



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:32 AM

I definitely didn't do my math wrong.  Watching Back to the Future in the theater definitely pins the date at July 4, 1985.  So that Ultra Magnus was an error.

 

I watched the last 2 episodes last night.  At one point, I thought "This music really sounds like the stuff from Back to the Future" and then remembered in a moment that it was because the scene was set in the room where Back to the Future was playing.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:05 AM

Well in season 1 they were playing "I wear my sunglasses at night" and the song hadn't yet been release.

 

It's one of those things were you can't get too bogged down with the time frame details.  Not to the point of Goldbergs, but still.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 08:23 AM

Well in season 1 they were playing "I wear my sunglasses at night" and the song hadn't yet been release.

 

It's one of those things were you can't get too bogged down with the time frame details.  Not to the point of Goldbergs, but still.

 

It just breaks away the immersion for me.  They went to a lot of trouble to get things right to leave a couple of things there that could be checked in a few seconds.  How many 70s and 80s model cars did they use?  The clothing?  Showing us Back to the Future on its real opening weekend.

 

I'm not saying they are garbage, but I'm disappointed.  They could have used Omega Supreme there.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 08:34 AM

While I am not saying that you are wrong, because it sounds like you are not, there is a way to reconcile it. They could have re-released the film the following year. They used to do that all the time back in the 80s. Heck, I saw return of the Jedi in theaters years after it came out.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 12:47 PM

According to Box Office Mojo, BTTF was in theaters for 37 weeks - until March of '86. Still not the right time, but closer. :D


 
 
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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:24 PM

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