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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#21 Automan2000

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Just finished watching this and loved it.

It was almost like a Silent Hill miniseries. At least, Silent Hill before he series was run into the ground. That title music was really messing with my head. I kept expecting the title to fade to a shot of a man looking into a bathroom mirror.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 06:49 PM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

Plus, it's hard to be scary when you know tha a monster exists and what it looks like.

It's probably going to ramp up the government conspiracies and sci fi.

The thing I like most about horror fiction is the unknown and then the reveal.

I think it goes downhill after that. See the second Insidious.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

I belive we saw one emerge from "not Molly Ringwald". The two "missing" hunters I presume also hosted one each.
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:59 AM

So my thoughts on this show:

 

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Season 2 trailer in case you didn't see it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

This series might be one of the few times that the phrase "extremely ghetto sensory deprivation tank" would apply.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:33 PM

Just finished rewatching it with my Parents, both loved the show... watched the last 3 parts in a row last night until midnight because they wouldn't let me go home LOL



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:35 PM

Yeah, it was normal for kids to roam around even when I was that age and I wasn't born until 84.

Will would have been safe if a secret government group didn't break open a gateway to another world and let loose a monster. You know, something that doesn't *usually* happen in real life.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

Kids were tougher back in the 80's 

 

<_< or at least back then it wasn't assumed everything in the universe was out to get them, because they're so helpless without mommy and daddy ...



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

Biking several miles, at night, by themselves. Yeah, my mom would have skinned(not literally mind you) my friends' moms if they let me do that.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?
Who wanted an Atari 2600 fro Christmas in 1983?  https://en.wikipedia...e_crash_of_1983
Instead of Stranger Things, this show should have been called "Horrible Parents". Seriously, why didn't the kid's mom drive Will home that late at night going that far away?

 

 

 
Perhaps it made a difference where it was hit?
 
We don't know how the Underneath works. It appears to be a negative zone of sorts, but who is to say there isn't negative zone food available as well? The main difference in his survival was having the presence of mind to hide from the creature. With access to water, which we did see, he could go for quite some time as well.
 
Yeah, the Atari as well as a couple of anachronisms have been pointed out.
 
There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:26 PM

Did you see the Jimmy Fallon sketch?

I normally find these quite funny but this one seemed like they were trying too hard.

Contains spoilers

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Season 2  spoilers:

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Someone's made a point and click adventure type game based on the show: http://uk.pcmag.com/...-game-treatment

 

I love this cosplay:

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Not sure who did it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:42 PM

 

Strange things are a foot at #dragoncon #strangerthings

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

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So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?

The series explicitly takes place over 8-9 days, each episode being about a day. With access to water it's not that crazy, also he was deathly ill upon exit.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:54 PM

Yeah, water is the bigger problem than food. A week without food would not be pleasant, but a healthy human should be able to take it. A week without water would be probably lethal.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:25 PM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:38 PM

 

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.

 

 

I either heard or read an interview w/the Brothers and they specifically mentioned that they couldn't have told the same story in the modern day specifically for those reasons.

 

And on a mostly unrelated side-note, I've seen a couple articles that mention the D&D things as being possibly too early, but it's been around since the seventies.


 
 
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:38 AM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed

Yeah, there's a lot of unanswered questions about the other world. The one I want to know is how exactly objects interact. Like, if two people are next to the same rock in each world and one of them moves the rock, what does the other see?


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