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@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:04 AM)

And they need to be consistently used on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 AM)

Even if they are trademarked.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Words and terms used in dialogue shouldn't be affected.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Also, the trademarks only apply in commerce. You use them to identify goods and services.

@  Ashley : (16 August 2019 - 11:55 PM)

Yeah, you also need to apply for it. They might've never bothered to trademark that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

Trademark affects titles and product names, not every word in writing. For example, DC called their character "Captain Marvel" as recently as 2014.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 08:30 PM)

You missed my point. I was addressing the usage of the phrase in dialogue. Hence the quotation marks.

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Well, they can anyway, they might just not be able to call it that...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:54 PM)

It would be awesome for Transformers to have the likes of Overlord and Sky Lynx "engage multi-vector assault mode!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:53 PM)

It is a shame that "multi-vector assault mode" is probably trademarked for Star Trek.

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 10:54 PM)

Only if they manage to boomer-proof it

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

(and would that really be a bad thing?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Wouldn't a cybernetic singularity actually remove one or more of the top levels of Maslow's hierarchy?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 August 2019 - 07:40 PM)

Tomy made some strange selections on their first wave of Tomica releases for the US

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 August 2019 - 06:26 PM)

Resistance is futile.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 06:20 PM)

I would be down for a nice cybernetic singularity if it meant we could actually reach the top of maslow's hierarchy.

@  Ashley : (15 August 2019 - 05:44 PM)

I'm pretty sure the origin of the villains in GaoGaiGar was a computer being told to reduce the stress of the population and it's answer was to assimilate everyone.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Executions then followed by nano reanimation then cryonic suspension until everyone you know is deactivated for good so you can build happiness in a future society.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 01:47 PM)

As opposed to the ones that lie already? As a civilization: we're emotional and socially broken. Might as well have the society that at least wants us to be "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 11:48 AM)

Or you'd have a lot of people lying about their emotional state to avoid being executed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 11:18 AM)

That would actually be a massive step up: since there's a LOT of stuff needed to quantify happiness, and it could only be an improvement over the existing governments which actually don't care if you live or die, never mind if you're "happy".


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#381 TheSupernova

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:11 PM

The what, now?

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:25 PM

Did Halston and Seth stop banging? That might explain a departure.
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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:45 PM

Did Halston and Seth stop banging? That might explain a departure.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

Security chief...woman...early on in the show...the Orville mirrors the next generation...I don't like where that's going.

 

Yeah, that could be I guess, but that would really suck. Considering it came about because Crosby was unhappy with how Yar was being used and effectively told if she didn't like it she could leave - something that most everyone agrees was a mistake.


 
 
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:42 PM


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:46 PM

Did she black out and wake up on a different starship again?

At least it's not the Romulans this time.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:51 AM

*bump* because Season 2 starts tonight!


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:33 PM

That was a pretty good starter for the season.. loved the blue zipper jacket.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 01:14 AM

And note, episode two is Thursday, not next Sunday.

 

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:13 AM

Yeah. I liked the more casual slide back in to the universe. Even the literal bathroom humor was handled surprisingly well. 

 

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:52 AM

Still wonderful. Very pleased to have star trek, err I mean, the Orville back on TV.

Characters are on point, along with the humor, effects and world building. This episode was all Seth too. He knows what he's doing.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:01 PM

Very good episode, though it felt like something that should have aired around Valentines Day.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:30 PM

I dunno. This episode just kinda fell flat to me. Can't put my finger on exactly why, though.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:56 PM

I really enjoyed it as well. It was a low key way of getting back into the characters after a year away from them.

Humour was good, but not over the top, and the various sub plots were just enjoyable overall.

And, hey, Jason Alexander!

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:14 PM

I really enjoyed it as well. It was a low key way of getting back into the characters after a year away from them.

Humour was good, but not over the top, and the various sub plots were just enjoyable overall.

And, hey, Jason Alexander!

 

Was Jason Alexander the bartender?  I couldn't tell.  Damn roommate was making too much noise around me while I'm trying to watch the show.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:43 PM

It seems like the show is finding it's legs. Not amazing at all, but still a pretty solid season debut.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:10 PM

 

I really enjoyed it as well. It was a low key way of getting back into the characters after a year away from them.

Humour was good, but not over the top, and the various sub plots were just enjoyable overall.

And, hey, Jason Alexander!

 

Was Jason Alexander the bartender?  I couldn't tell.  Damn roommate was making too much noise around me while I'm trying to watch the show.

 

 

Ha, I knew it! They hadn't updated the IMDB page last night, but I was pretty sure that was him. And of course Will Sasso too.


 
 
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

Ha, I knew it! They hadn't updated the IMDB page last night, but I was pretty sure that was him. And of course Will Sasso too.

 

They're on the Episode's page.

 

I dunno. This episode just kinda fell flat to me. Can't put my finger on exactly why, though.

 

Probably because it was mostly setup for the season. Almost would have played better as a single episode prelude before the season began. Pretty run of the mill sitcoms stuff introducing the Dark Matter Cartographer for the drama, so that obviously there will be some sort of love triangle-y stuff between Grayson, Mercer, Malloy and the new Tyler during the seasons run.


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Yep.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:22 AM

Also note that Tyler is the same actress who played the Krill woman (who was named Teleya, making for an easy sound-shift) they befriended and betrayed when Ed and Gordon infiltrated that Krill ship.

Maybe a coincidence, or maybe they're shamelessly stealing from the other sci-fi show that has an alien double-agent named "Tyler."



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