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@  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

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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#501 LiamA

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:49 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.

 

Oh there will be.  Kelly will never learn how to do that eye thing from Ed.



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:19 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Oh there will be.  Kelly will never learn how to do that eye thing from Ed.

 

 

Well, I looked at IMDB to see how many more episodes there are this season and (Spoiler for next episode)

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

The show continues to be incredible, and using something as important to the show as Ed and Kelly's relationship as the crux for a season finale, I mean, this season has been characters above all and it's so strong because of it.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:10 PM

Finally an episode where Bortus and Kylden didn't spend the whole time arguing

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:31 PM

That was an enjoyable follow-up.  The relationship between Ed and Kelly was the catalyst, but the relationship between Isaac and the kids was the real lynchpin.  It all flowed emotionally and logically in a way that was satisfying if not terribly deep.  The space battles felt way more like Star Wars than Star Trek.



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:01 AM

If their first plan failed their second plan would be have Dr. Finn find her ex-husband and get him to change the timeline.



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:59 AM

Honestly, I was kinda bored by the finale. I feel the premise is way over done in sci-fi circles (and done much better on other shows) which would have been fine if they had done something original within the framework of the premise, but it felt very by-the-book and unoriginal. It wasn't bad or anything, it was just there, which in some ways is worse.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:11 AM

Well I enjoyed it, and disagree about its sub-standard comparison with other shows. I think it did an admirable job closing the circle, even if it kept it fairly simple (better to do it simply but right, then convoluted and wrong). Also, they have yet to be renewed for a Season 3 (something I'll be sorely disappointed by if it doesn't happen - but we are dealing with Fox here...) so I suspect they felt the need to make a reasonable finale for the series in addition to the season. If it weren't for that, I fully expected them to maybe draw out the alternate timeline into the first couple eps of next season.


 
 
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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:56 AM

Hoping for a third season, if not on Fox, maybe on Hulu or Disney+. Not sure where The Orville ended up post merger, ownership wise.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:07 PM

If their first plan failed their second plan would be have Dr. Finn find her ex-husband and get him to change the timeline.

 

How funny it would be to have Avery Brooks play said ex.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 02:22 PM

Hoping for a third season, if not on Fox, maybe on Hulu or Disney+. Not sure where The Orville ended up post merger, ownership wise.

 

Seth's contract is coming up for renewal, so he can ask Fox/Disney for more money.  If he is rehired, then they will negotiate what the release method will be.  Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime and Amazon probably have offers for him and his IP already written, just in case Foxney does not ask him back.  He is in a bad place.  If he is rehired he may have to change his shows to match the "image" Foxney shows look like.  If he asks too much, they may not ask him back "for pay issues", but they may have an image reason to let him go anyway.  Family Guy and Orville are both not in line with the message that Disney is pushing out.  Either way, Orville will likely live on...maybe in a different house.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:54 PM

If Disney has said they'll keep making Deadpool, I really doubt The Orville will be so much as a blip.


 
 
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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:55 PM

I mean, Disney makes all sorts of stuff. I don't think a well received show would warrant any changes beyond keep making it
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:45 AM

There have been rumors that Disney is going to keep the Fox brand alive for things they don't want to put the Disney name on.  I doubt the content of the show is going to be a big factor is whether it keeps going or not.  Ratings and cost are far more likely to be the determining factors.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:05 AM

Seth himself has seemed incredibly non reactive about wither show being under Disney.  I guess he doesn't expect any changes.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:38 AM

Well, the Orville is moving to Hulu.

 

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And with that, one of the last "free" to watch shows that I enjoy is gone. 



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:52 AM

More piracy for us, I guess.

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:58 AM

Well I had hoped to ditch Hulu once Disney + came out. But what gets me Doesn't Disney now hold the majority of Hulu anyways now? I'm surprised they didn't use it as a springboard to turn it into Disney + Guess this and Runaways will be the only two things I ever use Hulu for now. And maybe the occasional re-watch of Dubbed anime not found on Funimation.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:47 AM

Finished watching season 1 on DVD  a couple months ago.

On the one hand, the sit-com elements of the petty bickering relationship bickering got really annoying.

On the other, this is hands down the best sci-fi show I've seen in about 10 years. I'd have to go back to Babylon5 for a better sci-fi TV series, and for movies in the genre... Galaxy Quest. (Yes, I have seen better sci-fi movies, but they weren't the "Let's explore space" variety.)

I'll probably be buying this one in the near future, and certainly looking forward to season 2.





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