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@  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?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  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".


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#21 Paladin

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:11 PM

The Age of Resistance begins August 30th.

 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:38 PM


I'm absolutely there for this.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:45 PM

I might actually have a reason to maintain a Netflix account now.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

I might actually have a reason to maintain a Netflix account now.

 

My thoughts were similar, although stated more in the vein of "darn it! How am I supposed to cancel Netflix when this is coming?"



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:38 PM

My issue with this prequel is simple.

What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:31 PM

The appeal is experiencing a new story set in the world of The Dark Crystal!

 

At least I assume that's an appeal to some people. 

 

But seriously, just because we know how the next story ends doesn't mean there's no value or entertainment to be had from a narrative set earlier in the timeline. We knew Anakin was going to become Darth Vader but we still loved TPM!


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:55 PM

We know absolutely nothing about Jen & Kira's parentage (aside from a glimpse of Kira's mother, who delivered her to the Podlings).

There's also room for loopholes; maybe other Gelflings survived somewhere in hiding but weren't close enough to be involved in the Conjunction.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:09 PM

My issue with this prequel is simple.

What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

There's literally an entire world in this franchise that we know exactly nothing about.  Like, yeah, we know they end outcome, but nothing about how it got there.

 

The phrase 'it's the journey, not the destination' is key here.  I want more of the Dark Crystal world, to know how things got to where they were and how Jen and Kira got to where they were.  Like, the answer may well be dumb and hug, but somehow I think the Henson Company won't pull a George Lucas and piss all over the heart of the world Jim created.


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:08 PM

My issue with this prequel is simple.

What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

 

Do you not eat an apple because eventually it'll be a core? 


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:22 AM

My comment comes merely from the fact that The Dark Crystal movie starts in a very bleak place.

My issue with this prequel is simple.
What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

There's literally an entire world in this franchise that we know exactly nothing about.  Like, yeah, we know they end outcome, but nothing about how it got there.
 
The phrase 'it's the journey, not the destination' is key here.  I want more of the Dark Crystal world, to know how things got to where they were and how Jen and Kira got to where they were.  Like, the answer may well be dumb and hug, but somehow I think the Henson Company won't pull a George Lucas and piss all over the heart of the world Jim created.

However, i am completely aware that when this hits, i will be pleasantly proven wrong. Not all prequel stories can be great or bad, i was just remembering how dark (no pun intended) the world is at the start of the movie. But you are right that more stories set in this world, thats no bad thing.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:42 AM

Between the two Great Conjunctions was 1,000 years of history about which we know absolutely nothing. It's entirely possible for the Gelflings to have won an important battle 400 years ago and then the original TDC movie happened anyway.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 10:01 AM

Just for the fact we will be able to see the Skeksis in their prime as well as a number of them who were dead by the time of the original film is worth it alone. 



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:37 PM

And I'm just going to plug for the comic books again.

 

The Dark Crystal Creation Myths v1-3 help flesh out the history of the world.  We get to see some of the origin of Aughra and a few neat mythological-type stories from the world.

 

Then in Power of the Dark Crystal and Beneath the Dark Crystal, we get sequels to the movie, where we get to see how Jen and Kira's rule pans out.

 

All three series are pretty solid, if you're a big fan of the original movie.  Helps flesh out the world a little more.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:25 PM

Do we have any information on whether Age of Resistance knows and/or cares about anything that went on in the comics? One imagines it's not something they'd necessarily be across, but it's all going through Henson approvals so hopefully everything can coexist without making too much of a mess. 

 

I don't think of myself as a Dark Crystal fan really, but with this show getting closer I'm finding it harder not to engage. Particularly as it, quite shockingly, relies on puppets rather than CGI.

 

But man, I would be so much more interested in a Labyrinth prequel. And sure, Insert Next Comic Book Plug Here because Coronation was pretty good. But still. 


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:11 PM

There's a trilogy of novels too, by J.M. Lee, which are specifically billed as lead-ins to the series, though that may just be marketing talk.

(I haven't picked up the third one yet, and thus I haven't read a word of the other two because of The Curse.)

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:59 PM

Good lord. Four novels even, come November. 

 

https://www.penguinr...e-dark-crystal/

 

Why can't I have four new Labyrinth novels?! This is a strange, cruel world we live in. 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:11 AM

Probably because none of those would have David Bowie in them.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

Yeah, I reckon that's a big part of the problem. Which is very narrow-minded. Labyrinth projects with David Bowie are probably better than Labyrinth projects without him, but the property can live on.

 

Apart from anything else, novels and comics CAN have him, and the comics do. But his shadow is still scary, I'm sure. 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:05 PM

It is all-but impossible that these comics and novels would still be in continuity with each other and this new series. Folks doing new series almost never make the effort to retain such auxiliary materials.



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Posted 28 May 2019 - 05:26 PM

I'm absolutely there for this.

-ZacWilliam, but I'd be a hair more excited if it were a sequel rather than a prequel.

A prequel series makes sense you know





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