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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:06 AM

Definitely past time for this-

 

http://www.wbshop.co...e/1000638845.do

 

 

a release date was also announced for Season 2 of "The Zeta Project" (for comparison, Zeta's first season came out back in 2009.)

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

Well, this news sure put a shock to my system. :)


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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 28 February 2017 - 02:04 PM

Loved Static Shock. I think it's what led Dwayne McDuffie to head season 2 of Justice League then JLU (cuz other than the supervillain team up, season 1 was sub par). Loved how Static changed his suit (and intro) as the four seasons went on. Plus the cool and dumb guest stars (just one Backstreet Boy instead of all of them? And Neil Patrick Harris before HIMYM made him famous again). Especially liked it when Gear finally got his powers. They probably would have made him gay if it was produced now (what with Steven U and Star Versus).

I never got how the heck Zeta got made. 26 eps instead of spinning off another DC hero. Great that I happened though. Still hate the unresolved ending. Though I'm sure the assistant of the missing doc is also a second Zeta and he would have found happiness with her and started a robot family. Second intro was so much better than the first. And that Brave and Bold Batman's voice.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:40 PM

Ok so nobody tell Fero that Gear's original character was gay.

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

Oh I knew about that but there was no hints on the show. They probably would be more open about it if produced more recently.

Hmm, on the top of my head, I can't think of any male gay characters in the DCAU. Maggie Sawyer and her non speaking girlfriend in the hospital are female. There's that Joel kid cameo in the Dark Knight Returns segment but he's not a hero, haha.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

This was the worst DC animated show

Got excited to see a young black character on tv and it was trash

Especially the forced celebrity guests

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

......in what universe?


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:22 AM

......in what universe?

In mine, especially as a young black kid watching it at the time who expected better. I saw shows like Justice League on at the time and was like, THIS is the best they can do?

And i felt a lot of times it was trying too hard to be hip.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

I'm just gonna shake my head and put you in a little box marked "Not cool".

 

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

 

......in what universe?

In mine, especially as a young black kid watching it at the time who expected better. I saw shows like Justice League on at the time and was like, THIS is the best they can do?

And i felt a lot of times it was trying too hard to be hip.

 

You have to understand what was going on at the time.

 

Static Shock came at a time when Kids WB had decided to move away from adult-aged protagonists in favor of more younger-aged protagonists like kids and teenagers. The first case of this for the DCAU came in 1999 in the form of Batman Beyond, which featured a new teenage Batman succeeding Bruce Wayne in his old age.

 

Following this came Static Shock in 2000. Unlike the previous installments of the DCAU (Batman, Superman, and Batman Beyond), Static Shock did not have the same level of production values as its predecessors, but made up for it with strong writing and characters for children. Sure, it was written for children, but it was written in a way that was healthy, good-natured, and above all, relatable. This show tackled urban subjects that were relevant to its audience and which its predecessors did not cover either as much or at all. Namely, bullying, racism, gang violence, gun violence, homelessness, discrimination among peers, running-away-from-home, peer pressure, and more.

 

While Justice League was largely the better show, it had a very different intention from what Static Shock was trying to do, and it didn't come out until a little over a year after Static Shock came out, on a completely different network from the one that had been the main home for the DCAU up to that point.

 

Erod the Blockbuster Buster did a really good Honest Review of Static Shock back in December 2015 as part of his DCcember series of videos for that month.

 


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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 02 March 2017 - 11:18 AM

......in what universe?

In mine, especially as a young black kid watching it at the time who expected better. I saw shows like Justice League on at the time and was like, THIS is the best they can do?

And i felt a lot of times it was trying too hard to be hip.
You have to understand what was going on at the time.

Static Shock came at a time when Kids WB had decided to move away from adult-aged protagonists in favor of more younger-aged protagonists like kids and teenagers. The first case of this for the DCAU came in 1999 in the form of Batman Beyond, which featured a new teenage Batman succeeding Bruce Wayne in his old age.

Following this came Static Shock in 2000. Unlike the previous installments of the DCAU (Batman, Superman, and Batman Beyond), Static Shock did not have the same level of production values as its predecessors, but made up for it with strong writing and characters for children. Sure, it was written for children, but it was written in a way that was healthy, good-natured, and above all, relatable. This show tackled urban subjects that were relevant to its audience and which its predecessors did not cover either as much or at all. Namely, bullying, racism, gang violence, gun violence, homelessness, discrimination among peers, running-away-from-home, peer pressure, and more.

While Justice League was largely the better show, it had a very different intention from what Static Shock was trying to do, and it didn't come out until a little over a year after Static Shock came out, on a completely different network from the one that had been the main home for the DCAU up to that point.

Erod the Blockbuster Buster did a really good Honest Review of Static Shock back in December 2015 as part of his DCcember series of videos for that month.

Honest Review: Static Shock by blockbusterbuster
Yeaah. Well have to agree to disagree.

As a child, i did not think that show has strong writing. Definitely not as an adult. All the shows that you listed were better than it.

I felt pandered too, and i wondered did they decide to go in that dirrction because the character was Black? Would have loved to see something more like Spectacular Spider Man.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

Yes, it's way past time for Static to get a season set release, and for Zeta to finally be completed on DVD. For anyone perhaps disappointed that these are Warner Archive DVD releases as opposed to standard releases, it's worth remembering that for comparison Disney have some 10 seasons' worth of modern Marvel animated series, plus three Marvel animated movies, that they have decided to not release on home video at all. It doesn't make WB look too bad after all.





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