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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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#21 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:32 AM

I'd argue it's an hour Sci fi show that is more light hearted than most. Like sure, there's jokes, but an hour show is going to have to have more going on in it.

It looks like star trek that is self aware. I am hopeful.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:45 AM

My spread for how long this lasts?

If it is really good with near-Galaxy Quest level reverence and lamp shading while still being a good comedy? Cancelled before the season is done.

 

Family Guy set on a spaceship? 6 seasons.

 

I'm modestly hopeful here.  Favreau doesn't tend to put his efforts into anything really bad, and when MacFarlane is on his game with something he is passionate about?  He truly can be an amazing comedic mind (see Ted).  So, I can see this being a solid thing.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

This looks like it could be more of a one night movie or miniseries type of thing than an ongoing series.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

Anything Seth McFarlane creates is a non-starter for me. Our senses of humor are incompatible.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

 

 

 Favreau doesn't tend to put his efforts into anything really bad,

Cowboys vs Aliens is the exception that proves the rule.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

Saw Macfarlanes Cosmos series and it was completely laugh free.

He's just not funny any more, never has been and since we can infer he writes and endorses every single joke in every episode of Family Guy, Bordertown, the Cleveland show, Ted 2, A Million Ways to Die in the West and had minimal contribution to the vastly superior Ted film and American Dad show, we can know this will suck.

 

Seriously the trailer didn't make me laugh in the slightest, still beats last years Ghostbusters though.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:12 PM

Cosmos wasn't supposed to be a comedy...?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:25 PM

The stupid thing is: this will be a hell of a lot more accessible than the new trek show... what a world we've built...



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:52 AM

Discovery looks godawful, I wouldn't be surprised if Orville went for more sci fi concepts and weighty issues (to be eschewed for cheap laughs) episodically then Discovery too.

You saw it in the trailer, Discovery opted to show Lucas approved monotone acting, rock music, pandering to the Abrams Trek crowd with SFX flares etc.

Orvilles trailer makes me wish Macfarlane was approached to make new Trek, he is known for comedies but Cosmos proves he can do other things and maybe he could have progressed there.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

First episode is on right now. Pretty enjoyable so far.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:55 PM

Pretty good so far. Decent balance of humor with drama. I'm hoping that the crude humor stays around the level this episode has, it's there but it's not overbearing.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:04 PM

Production values aside some of Orville was ok Ill keep watching


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

Beautiful.

I'm glad you won't need to pay for an exclusive app to watch new star trek.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:22 PM

I need to watch this... I just have to somehow get over the desire I usually feel to punch Seth Macfarlane in the face when I see him in live-action.  For some reason, he just looks irritating.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:00 PM

I recommend anyone who likes star trek to give it an honest shot. The show is over flowing with its love for the next generation.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:09 PM

I need to watch this... I just have to somehow get over the desire to I usually feel punch Seth Macfarlane in the face when I see him in live-action.  For some reason, he just looks irritating.

 

The Germans have a word for that. Backpfeifengesicht. Will Wheaton's face does the same thing to me.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:15 AM

It has potential, but the tone of that pilot was all over the place. Not enough jokes to be the straight parody that everyone probably assumed it would be, and not enough plot to really invest in otherwise.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:35 AM

It has potential, but the tone of that pilot was all over the place. Not enough jokes to be the straight parody that everyone probably assumed it would be, and not enough plot to really invest in otherwise.

 

Pretty good description.

 

Halfway through I looked at the clock and said out loud "wow this really didn't need to be an hour long". I'll watch a couple more episodes because it was overall better than I expected, but hopefully they work out that comedy/drama balance going forward.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

I mean, it was a pilot, those are always clunky. I think it had a lot more subtle comedy than in your face comedy that we're used to from Seth.

I'm just glad my initial fear of 'family guy in space' was put to rest.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:27 AM

I ended up enjoying it more than I thought that I would.

 

The humour wasn't as over the top as I had been fearing, though I do think there were some things that could have been toned down (for example, did we really need to see the dog licking itself?). I also hope that the show finds its balance between drama and comedy as the season goes on and the writers settle in.

 

I was also really impressed with the design of the Orville itself. The design of the ship grew on me quite a bit as the episode went on, and most of the VFX associated with the ship I was quite pleased by (for some reason, seeing those old school streaking "warp stars" made this guy quite happy). I found the audio effects were good, too - all the "future sounds" felt right. Interiors were totally okay. 

 

The characters were generally likeable. At least, none of them have come across as terribly annoying yet (though I feel that Macfarlane is probably the weakest out of the bunch, probably as no surprise). I will be curious to see if Kitan and Isaac get more exposure as I've found them to be the most compelling so far.

 

I really hope that both this and Discovery end up doing well. Given that each are trying to do two different things, there's room for both to exist.

 

 


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