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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#401 Ryougabot

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:23 AM

...I do not trust Tyler...


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:26 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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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:30 PM

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."

ALL of the letters of TELEYA are found within JANEL TYLER.

In other words, JANEL TYLER is an anagram of TELEYA + JLNR.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

Damn it. We've given us spoilers.
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:48 PM

So first ep of new season was partially like Amok Time, but as if written by a 14 year old.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:00 PM

"This whole ship is gross". LOL

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 01:20 AM

Porn kills(?)

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:43 AM

Well, I certainly understand now why last night's episode wasn't shown on Sunday night!

 

But, yeah, it was good, too. Awkward at times, funny though, all the same. Exterior shots were absolutely beautiful.

 

Plus it's a good reminder that this isn't an ideal world and not everyone can always be saved (unlike what was often seen on Star Trek).


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:23 PM

I need to open up my season 1 set and watch the eps I missed (I didn't start until around ep 5, but they re-ran ep 1), given the importance this week of the S1 ep about Bortas's child.

 

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 01:36 PM

Liked this one much better than the last episode. Looks like they've increased the effects budget.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:08 PM

Turns out this was the episode held back from season 1.

I would never have figured Doctor Finn was experienced at counselling given her own family, I'd have thought there'd be protocols for this incident.

At this point, I'm hoping we get more exploration of the Krill, Kaylon and Xelayan societies.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:46 PM

I need pictures of that cool new alien design.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:27 PM

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:14 PM

Well, I certainly understand now why last night's episode wasn't shown on Sunday night!

 

But, yeah, it was good, too. Awkward at times, funny though, all the same. Exterior shots were absolutely beautiful.

 

Plus it's a good reminder that this isn't an ideal world and not everyone can always be saved (unlike what was often seen on Star Trek).

 

Yeah. I continue to be impressed with the show's ability to be both futuristic and more grounded. TNG gave us "Broccoli" and his silly, fantasy shenanigans on the holodeck. The Orville took the same concept and couched it in real world dangers of porn addiction, and gives a tacit warning about what the future might hold where things like VR porn are concerned.  As someone who struggles with it myself, it was uncomfortable to watch but handled well.

 

I need to open up my season 1 set and watch the eps I missed (I didn't start until around ep 5, but they re-ran ep 1), given the importance this week of the S1 ep about Bortas's child.

 

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:14 AM

Okay, caught up.  I was only missing eps 2 and 3, but MAN were they important world-setting eps.

 

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:56 PM

Did we really need a phallic looking alien with a sperm cell for a tongue?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

It's unfortunate Halston Sage left but it's understandable, we don't have any details why she has though there's plenty of speculation going around, most of it attacking Seth Macfarlane who is alleged to have dated her. I think it might have been due to the make up the character required, it's not unknown for actors to leave when they have to apply make up for so long. Brent Strait who played Rev Bem in Andromeda left halfway through season 2 as it made him ill, the character next appeared and 'evolved' in some season three episode but never came back. Virginia Hey played Zahn in Farscape for two years before leaving about four episodes into season three, she got one more appearance in season four and that was it.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:08 PM

They left the possibility for her to return without using time travel. Was really afraid they would Tasha Yar her when the rumors started circulating that she was leaving.

Loved that they had two former Starfleet doctors in one episode.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

They left the possibility for her to return without using time travel. Was really afraid they would Tasha Yar her when the rumors started circulating that she was leaving.

Almost like another doctor on another (not similar) show.  She was around for one season, left for a bit, returned, and has been collecting royalties since...


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

1) Gordon shouldn't call his family trash in front of his dad.

 

2) Will that new security chief use a gun or does he prefer a knife?





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