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@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

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

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:35 PM)

Can't forget what you didn't know in the first place.

@  Patch : (27 June 2020 - 05:28 PM)

Ah yes, Overpower. Who could forget the expansion where they added a new stat and you had to re-collect your heroes all over again.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 June 2020 - 04:20 PM)

Counterpoint, when was the last time you spent money on Overpower?


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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?
 
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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.

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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

 

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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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