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@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

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

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?


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#481 Coglestop

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:54 AM

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:50 AM

 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

Well now they have all this tech available to them. Wonder if that will come up.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:03 PM

Funny how in the sixties the transporter was used by production so Star Treks budget wouldn't take a hit from landing shuttles and in the Orville they won't use transporters through writers choices resulting in a fair few landing shots.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:05 PM

I had that same thought the other day. It's interesting that CGI has gotten so cheap, that it's not a big deal. That being said, I wonder how much also stems from them not wanting to cross a line. Like, the show is so obviously Star Trek, but as long as they don't have transporters they can keep Paramount/Viacom off their backs.


 
 
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:21 PM

Damn, no fair making me cry.

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:45 PM

Why was the crew so concerned about Gordon?  All the information needed to make that simulation came from a cell phone in a time capsule.  That stuff was going to end at some point anyways.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

I had that same thought the other day. It's interesting that CGI has gotten so cheap, that it's not a big deal. That being said, I wonder how much also stems from them not wanting to cross a line. Like, the show is so obviously Star Trek, but as long as they don't have transporters they can keep Paramount/Viacom off their backs.

 

I think Paramount is well aware that the future technologies that make the building blocks of Star Trek's setting do not belong to them.  I imagine it is more about the fans.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

As if we didn't already know it, but that song selection unequivocally proves we have some serious Uber-nerds working on this show.

 


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:22 AM

More and more it seems pretty clear McFarlane is just homaging all his favorite TNG episodes. This was an interesting twist on Geordi's girlfriend that also managed to add a little something poignant to the story.

 

Why was the crew so concerned about Gordon?  All the information needed to make that simulation came from a cell phone in a time capsule.  That stuff was going to end at some point anyways.

 

 

Because he might have decided he was ok with changing the script and disappearing into the fantasy world.


 
 
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:54 AM

The idea that a holo-AI could send text messages to the real world blows my mind. At that point she might as well be alive.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:19 AM

Well, it's not that odd of an idea...he basically told the computer to keep running the simulation without physically manifesting anything, but to link it to a physical object that the computer replicated for him.  So it's kinda like having one of those Pokemon Go wristband things that can play aspects of the game for you even while your phone isn't actively showing the game on-screen.

 

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:59 PM

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:58 AM

The humans on The Orville act pretty much like modern humans and reference 20th and 21st century culture all the time.  To see them suddenly baffled by the contents of a time capsule from 2015 is very odd.



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 11:19 AM

Yeah - I had to laugh at that little contrivance. Likewise how they were stumped at how to power the cellphone but then the ship's computer was able to just upload its contents over Blue-tooth or something. But Orville has always been Trek-lite about those sorts of things. If it moves the story forward, it's good enough.

 

But also hey, good to see Tuvok!


 
 
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Posted 25 March 2019 - 04:28 PM

It's possible there's gaps in even the media record, note how most of their pop culture references are from pre-cellphone media.  It's possible that a LOT was lost in the intervening centuries, but a well-preserved collection of 80s and 90s stuff was found by archaeologists during the formative years of much of the crew.

 

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:00 PM

It's possible there's gaps in even the media record, note how most of their pop culture references are from pre-cellphone media.  It's possible that a LOT was lost in the intervening centuries, but a well-preserved collection of 80s and 90s stuff was found by archaeologists during the formative years of much of the crew.

 

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They came across a complete dvd set of 'Family Guy'.



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Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:48 AM

 

 

They came across a complete dvd set of 'Family Guy'.

 

Season 17 specifically which featured references to their ship and a few familiar voices which led to some time travel high jinks where Mercer finds Seth Macfarlane never actually existed and so becomes him.


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 06:42 PM

Couple of episodes have passed now and I've been impressed with both.

 

In Sanctuary I think it's just flat out time for Bortis to "divorce" Klyden.

 

Meanwhile, "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" genuinely surprised me. I'll be curious to see if there's fallout.


 
 
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:46 PM

This week’s episode was very reminiscent of TNG’s “Second Chances” with Thomas Riker.

I’m not sure what to make of the ending. Either it was a split timeline all along or there are going to be consequences.



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