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@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 February 2020 - 02:26 PM)

SkiNNEERRR

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 February 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Superintendent Chalmers is hilarious too, or was when he was played straight. "An unrelated article." "mm hm." "Within the banner headline."

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 February 2020 - 09:03 PM)

"I'm not a real Mister but I am a real Burns I am an actual Burns..."

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Optimus looks like his Siege figure. Maybe this will be canon to the Transformers ongoing comic series at the moment.

@  Cyoti : (06 February 2020 - 05:13 PM)

iirc megatron ended up in equestria at the end of gi joe v tfs

@  wonko the sane? : (06 February 2020 - 05:02 PM)

I doubt megatron will fall for that friendship stuff.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 02:04 PM)

My Little Pony/Transformers is really happening cool!

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:49 PM)

I don't know...

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 12:39 PM)

Okay, Mr. Burns. What's your first name?

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:21 PM)

i believe you have a letter for me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (06 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

My name is Mr Burns.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (06 February 2020 - 11:52 AM)

*Walks in and immediately disappears into a bush like Homer Simpson.*

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 05:05 AM)

Crossgrin OTP

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

If anyone at IDW is reading this. Feel free to make that canon

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:36 PM)

Sweet I can ship him with...*throws dart at board* Skullgrin??? Sure that works


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#21 Paladin

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:11 PM

The Age of Resistance begins August 30th.

 

https://ew.com/tv/20...stance-netflix/


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:38 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.
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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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#29 Paladin

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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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