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@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

I remember him from the old days on Breaker High airing on YTV

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

Also, Ryan Gosling. Ugh, go #### yourself Ryan Gosling, with your perfect bone structure

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 February 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Since there's way more nominees than winners in every category that's not exactly unusual.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:25 AM)

Even then, I think it lost more nominations than it won.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:24 AM)

I think the reason La La Land won so many awards is because it was basically Hollywood stroking its own ego

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:20 AM)

Kinda glad. I like Emma Stone, but for whatever reason I can't stand that movie. I'm surprised it didn't win though, as it was typical Oscar bait

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:19 AM)

This is just goddamn surreal.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:19 AM)

Holy shit. It had the second-most nominations of any movie, and La La Land just lost Best Picture.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:11 AM)

"Look where I've been, I make everything happen! Look at that mean Mini Maui just tikkity tappin'! Ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HEY!"

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:10 AM)

Yeah, same. "You're Welcome" is honestly the best song in the movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:06 AM)

I liked the Moana song, though personally I enjoyed You're Welcome a little bit more because of the humor.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:04 AM)

Ah, well. As much as him not getting an Oscar hurts, Lin-Manuel has a shitload of awards already, so missing out on one isn't too bad. The guy managed to hit the jackpot with the Tonys for Hamilton and win a Grammy for it and get an Emmy... Somewhere. Don't know where he got the Emmy.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:02 AM)

@NVK: I realize that, but I still don't like that a terrible Zak Snyder film managed to even get an award.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Look, I can understand The Force Awakens not getting a single award. Hell, I can even understand why Transformers lost to The Golden Compass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 February 2017 - 12:00 AM)

But Moana and Suicide Squad weren't nominated for the same things.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 11:47 PM)

We officially live in a world where a film involving Zak Snyder is apparently more deserving of an award than Lin-Manuel Miranda.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 February 2017 - 10:58 PM)

I was pretty shocked Star Trek Beyond lost out in Best Makeup to Suicide Squad. Killer Croc looked good, but Trek had a lot of good alien makeup

@  Maruten : (26 February 2017 - 10:36 PM)

I was surprised to see that everyone's so into La La Land. On paper it seems right up my alley, but I thought it was pretty... meh.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 February 2017 - 09:38 PM)

I read that as EPCOT status

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 09:26 PM)

I have a sinking feeling La La Land is going to win Best Song and keep Lin-Manuel Miranda from achieving EGOT status.

@  Echowarrior : (26 February 2017 - 07:12 PM)

Our Hydra is better than Marvel's Hydra. Just saying.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 07:05 PM)


@  TriBlurr : (26 February 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Hail Hydra!

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 06:22 PM)

Don't we still have Hydra?

@  Verno : (26 February 2017 - 06:10 PM)

There was always the chance we had some Japanese members on the board.

@  Confuzor : (26 February 2017 - 06:01 PM)

I got my MP Primal pretty quickly, but I haven't sent the payment confirmation on my Cheetor yet

@  Paladin : (26 February 2017 - 05:32 PM)

he's been out what, 3 days? Most shipping methods aren't THAT fast...

@  Verno : (26 February 2017 - 04:52 PM)

Does anyone have MP Cheetor in hand yet?

@  Confuzor : (26 February 2017 - 03:11 PM)

Y'all need more Rocko's Modern Life

@  Noideaforaname : (26 February 2017 - 11:04 AM)

I remember watching Doug all the time as a kid, but I watch it now and I don't at all see the appeal. *shrug* On the plus side, it added the word "nematode" to my vocabulary.

@  Paladin : (26 February 2017 - 10:47 AM)

https://twitter.com/CBR/status/835877002192306176 ...game over, man. :(

@  unluckiness : (26 February 2017 - 09:25 AM)

better than the current ones at least

@  Rycochet : (26 February 2017 - 09:08 AM)

90s Nicktoons were awful.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 08:16 AM)

Yeah, I'd get really pumped to watch it and the other Nicktoons.

@  lastmaximal : (26 February 2017 - 08:04 AM)

You digdug?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Hate watching stuff like that.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Also, I digged Doug. Mostly for the ancillary characters, though. Doug himself is one of those characters who gets into situations that make YOU feel embarrassd. Like Fred Savage on The Wonder Years.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:39 AM)

@PlutoniumBoss *Pinwheel fistbump*

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I remember Today's Special. The Toronto part was something of a revelation from my wife and her family when I came here.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

In hindsight, I'm pretty sure Miss Frizzle was a Time Lord.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

I got into science because of Magic School Bus.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:25 PM)

Anyone else remember Puttnam's Prairie Emporium? Not sure if it aired outside Canada

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:21 PM)

Today's Special was a favourite of mine. Some of it was actually filmed at a department store here in Toronto

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 10:34 PM)

Eureka! and Start Here were awesome too.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 February 2017 - 09:59 PM)

I remember watching Newton's Apple on PBS. That's where I learned about thermal insulation layers and why things change temperature faster when you blow on them.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:41 AM

The thing with the Scavengers being the main focus for these past three episodes only for them to get tossed by the wayside for the sudden arrival of the New Big Bad Starscream feels kind of like a retread of season 1's focusing on Steeljaw and his Pack for most of that season only for them to get tossed by the wayside for the sudden arrival of the New Big Bad Megatronus.

Megatronus showed up for one episode immediately before the finale. They've been driving home the fact that the Mini-Cons have been running from a bigger threat than the Scavengers since their first appearance. So no, it doesn't really feel like that at all to me.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

Yeah there was plenty of foreshadowing that the filler villains were just filler this time. Though actually Megatronus was kind of a filler villain since he only existed for that abrupt increase in the finale's cosmic significance.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:23 PM

I know we know from the cast and crew on social media that more of the show is coming, but if this is "arc"/"season"/wtf-ever is genuinely only six episodes along and ending with this three-parter/movie, I am deeply confused about the whole process of making this show. What IS this arc? What's the story behind its creation after the could-have-been-a-series-finale-if-they-wanted of "Decepticon Island"? You don't get 19-episode seasons.

Edited by Chris McFeely, 03 October 2016 - 12:25 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:40 PM

Well hmmm...

We know Hasbro advertised a "Fall Event" for RiD. And the type of "event" Cartoon Network likes to run for their own shows nowadays is "A Week of New Episodes!" like a Steven Bomb. This would be pretty close to the right length for that sort of thing... I realize RiD isn't daily currently/usually but the thinking might have been something like we do a special event with a week (with a special two m-episode-on-one-day conclusion?) or even just a month of new eps on Sat in the Fall just to HAVE something new in the Fall and then an actual full new season in 2017?

-ZacWilliam, I can at least see some logic in that...

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

I was talking to McFeely about this on Twitter, but what I reckon is that for some unknown reason - I'm guessing CN being weird, because when aren't they - Hasbro were told that the next 13 episode season couldn't come out till 2017. Faced with having nothing to promote their second-half-of-2016 product, they then arranged for production of this six episode "mini-series" as a kind of stop gap. As Zac says, CN are keen on psuedo-mini-series type stuff nowadays, and I kind of expect this to air as three daily episodes proceeding the TV movie when it reaches the US.

This clearly isn't what the show staff were planning for the Next Thing That Happens - Prime flying straight back from Cybertron attests to that - so I feel pretty sure this is an isolated thing (rather than, say, the first six episodes of the next full season). By the end of it, I bet Optimus will be back on Cybertron, and the status quo will be unchanged from the end of S2, so that the "Prime investigates the Cybertron regime" plot they were clearly setting up can go ahead, as if these six episodes never happened.

Edited by Jalaguy, 03 October 2016 - 02:01 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:35 PM

Might help explain the extra model reuse during this season too.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:58 PM

Since when was Predaking Starscream's master?


When he presumably made Starscream his b**** at the end of Predacons Rising.


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:20 PM

"Miniseries" does sound like an apt description if this arc does indeed only run for 6 episodes. It calls to mind what Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers was the MMPR season 3, serving as a sort of "season 3.5" attached to the end of that season.


Though, what exactly is the source for this run of episodes being only six episodes long?

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:27 PM

Well, there was that Hasbro Studios copy from earlier this year that suggested there'd be 45 episodes (or alternatively 42 and a TV movie) by the end of the year.

And I gather CN Australia have put out their S3 press release, announcing a six-episode run.

But yeah, I'd put money on this being a standalone thing, and that we'll get another full 13 episode season in the first half of 2017.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:40 PM

Yeah I bet on the "Hasbro preferred to have SOMETHING out for late 2016" horse too. Specially when you realize that the big Fall toy, the flying Optimus, usually only gets to reach worldwide stores in the second half of the year, so naturally they'd want something that aren't reruns there.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:36 PM

Now if only there was a large voyager sized Prime Insecticon mold that could be repainted easily... :(

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 12:54 PM

Great stuff.  In whatever capacity it comes (i.e. half-season or the like), I look forward to anything new in this continuity.  It even made me go back and watch the end of "Deadlock" to see exactly how the Dark Saber fell. Acknowledging 'Screamer's new body was an excellent shout-out. It's all alot of fun right now (the writers are doing a fantastic job), and the warrior toys continue to be inspired.  I welcome it all.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 10:16 PM

So this thing is airing on the regular weekly schedule.


Thanks so much, CN.

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