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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1 Gridlock

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:33 AM

Anyone heard about this? Looks like an obvious pastiche of Star Trek (and probably other sci fi classics as we go further in) with Seth MacFarlane as the captain of exploratory starship USS Orville. Not sure how I feel about having him as the main character and producer, as his humor is very hit or miss... But maybe Jon Favreau can help polish some of the weirder stuff.

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:17 AM

Yeah, it was all over my facebook feed this morning. Frankly... I don't know what to think. Macfarlanes track record is pretty good for like the first season, then the writing just keeps slipping further and further... Nice graphics though.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:28 AM

Yeah, I don't think we'll get 7 seasons out of it, but I think I'll like it for a while and a while is probably all we'll get.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:43 AM

Looks like a crappy "Galaxy Quest" ripoff.

 

and now I'm just sad we never got the ACTUAL "Galaxy Quest" proposed sequel series...


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:04 AM


Honestly the trailer is funnier than I was expecting from McFarlane (which isn't hard).

It looks like Galaxy Quest yes, but since it's doubtful we'll get any more real Galaxy Quest this seems like it might be a pretty acceptable substitute.

-ZacWilliam, honestly it looks a lot more fun than most Star Trek has been in quite a while.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:12 AM

On fox, huh?

I give it 6 episodes before cancellation. 10 tops if they're lucky.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:19 AM

Wow, it looks like Galaxy Quest except not funny and not charming.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:38 AM

Oh no, Mockingbird.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:47 AM

I'm annoyed that this thing probably has more staying power than the new Star Trek series.  CBS can't get their shit together but "Galaxy Quest" TV is already off the ground?  The universe isn't fair.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:34 AM

Loved A Million Ways To Die In The West and multiple seasons of other MacFarlane works so I'm game.

 

That said, the trailer was weak. Other than centering the baddie in the view-screen I thought most of the jokes and gags were meh.

 

(PS: Will be disappointed if they don't work a Roger from American Dad cameo into this...)


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

hug cbs's Star Trek. This is the series we need. Not bogged down by old stories and all new characters. New universes. New species. I'm so on board.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:13 PM

Intrigued that the actress who played Kassidy Yates is a part of this....



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:55 PM

http://trekmovie.com...e-to-star-trek/

 

There are several Star Trek vets working on it.  McFarlane's work is spotty, but I'm intrigued.  I'll watch a few episodes and see how it goes.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:03 PM

On fox, huh?

I give it 6 episodes before cancellation. 10 tops if they're lucky.

 

But McFarlane is involved, so it'll probably get over 10 seasons even if the ratings are the lowest in the network's history.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:13 PM

It's a comedy one hour. It's dead at FOX. I'll be surprised if it finishes out its initial order.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:34 PM

http://trekmovie.com...e-to-star-trek/

 

There are several Star Trek vets working on it.  McFarlane's work is spotty, but I'm intrigued.  I'll watch a few episodes and see how it goes.

 

brian george, who played julian bashirs dad on ds9 (and some voyager ep thats forgettable...), is the scientist with the banana ray thingie in he first ep. so thats one more!

 

It's a comedy one hour. It's dead at FOX. I'll be surprised if it finishes out its initial order.

 

the best thing would be that if the hour is broken into 2 half hour episodes. i just dont see an hour working


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Loooooong time since I could bear to sit through an episode of Family Guy or American Dad, but in the flesh I've always found MacFarlane kind of likeable, so I'm intrigued. 

 

Obviously it will be terrible and/or instantly cancelled, but it might be an interesting ride briefly.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:59 PM

I'm interested in it. I feel like his humor is usually better when it's constrained a bit as it forces he and his writers to be a bit cleverer. It will still try too hard, but on the whole it has promise.

 

But yeah, mid-season cancellation for sure.


 
 
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:38 PM

I think it could be good if only because he's long been an open Trek fanboy so knows what to parody, as the framing joke highlights.

It will depend on the writing. Family Guy is a ghost of itself, never watched Cleveland Show and last I watched American Dad was still his best. Give him the right team and he does well. A bad team and he phones it in.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:21 PM

I liked what I saw on it. I got some good laughs and even though it has that comedy scope, they could potentially tackle some more serious sci-fi too.

 

But as Devcon pointed out it probably won't last long. Between Fox not getting stuff and the ridiculous budget it's going to take to produce this thing is probably already shit-canned. 





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