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@  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

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.


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#61 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

That's a feature, not a bug.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:32 AM

I'm eight episodes in and loving it so far. Probably finishing it up tonight. Absolutely beautiful visually.

My wife thinks it looks too creepy, but she always preferred Labyrinth to Dark Crystal.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:57 AM

Its really awesome, i just binged all 10 episodes. Its a lot better than the old version except the character development. 

It is a lot better than GOT for sure.

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 06:29 PM

Just finished the series and saw the documentary and WOW, what a show.

Anyone who grew up with the 1982 Jim Henson fantasy classic who is either an 80s kid or a 90s kid (ones who saw it on video or on Disney Channel in the 90s) or even those who are 80s/90s kids hybrids like me (born 37 years ago and adored the movie for for 33 years since i was 4 when my parents bought me the movie on VHS at 4 then 25 years ago i rebought the movie on Disney's VHS when i was 13 in 94 then in 2000 i replaced the tape with DVD then in 2009 with blu-ray and last year i bought the ultraHD 4K BD which is my first UltraHD 4K BD purchase).

What do you get when you cross Game of Thrones, Robert E Howard, Frank Herbert, George Martin, JRR Tolkein, Demolition Man (themes of so-called benevolent leaders where rebels can see greed and deception), Avatar (both airbender and Cameron), Fire and Ice (1983), Star Wars, Legend of Zelda and Fraggle Rock? you get this epic series.

I love the world building, different gelfling tribes, the origin of how Skektek got his eye removed and all that. Maybe in season 2 we'll get a flashback of how the Urseks came and split into the two different races. All in 10 60 minute episodes in a miniseries kind of way. Even some rousing action in episode 10.

And i hear there will be more mystics in season 2 and maybe in season 2 they can get Ron Perlman, Kevin Conroy, Jim Cummings, Frank Welker, Keith David, Brad Douriff, and Rob Paulsen. Skekung the other general turned Garthim master should be voiced by Charlie Adler.

This is using practical effects, animatronics, people in suits, puppets, cgi, models and all balanced together and is a passion project made by people who have an actual love of the original and honoring Henson's legacy. 

 

This looks like it's doing Jim proud! and nice cast too even Mark Hamil as the scientist.

Good job Jim Henson Company! my favorite show of the year


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:47 PM

Finally finished it and loved every minute of it, except maybe the narration at the very beginning. I do kind of wonder how they are gonna handle a certain characters death given that they are alive and well in the movie.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:09 PM

Same title, different character.
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:44 AM

Finally finished it and loved every minute of it, except maybe the narration at the very beginning. I do kind of wonder how they are gonna handle a certain characters death given that they are alive and well in the movie.

Quite an epic series eh? and did you love the Heretic and the Wanderer? they were like Cheech and Chong of the series



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:17 PM

"skekGra's... not... here... man."



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:43 AM

I loved the show.  Absolutely brilliant storytelling and artistry.  I hope it gets to continue.

 

Then I watched the movie, which I don't think I'd ever seen before.  It was okay.  Very slow compared to the show.  If the show gets to continue to a conclusion, it's probably not gonna be a happy one.

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:09 PM

Some unexpectedly deep parts:

-Chamberlain telling Rian that the Gelflings will not believe him, because to do so would undermine their entire civilization and their constant servile nature.

-Emperor and General talking, uncomfortably, about their memories of being whole UrSkeks. The mask slips... they "break character" in a private moment... and make clear that they know they are less than what they could be, that they know on some level what they are doing is wrong, yet they can't turn back.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:18 PM

I loved the show.  Absolutely brilliant storytelling and artistry.  I hope it gets to continue.

 

Then I watched the movie, which I don't think I'd ever seen before.  It was okay.  Very slow compared to the show.  If the show gets to continue to a conclusion, it's probably not gonna be a happy one.

 

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What do you think of Henson's other film Labyrinth?



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:18 PM

I don't think I've ever seen it.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:55 PM

I don't think I've ever seen it.


Labyrinth>>Dark Crystal:AR>>>>Dark Crystal movie.

They are all great, but Labyrinth is amazing to the extreme.

I liked this series a lot, the creatures looked great. Good mix of epic and humorous. Each episode was engaging, nothing felt drug out, or tedious like the Marvel Netflix stuff. Mixing up the parties, and quests throughout the season helped I think.
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:40 PM

Personally, I always preferred Dark Crystal to Labyrinth, but I'm told I'm a bit odd.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:05 PM

Before watching this series, I had never seen The Dark Crystal, and oh boy did I absolutely adore it. I binged Age of Resistance without even meaning to do so. It just happened naturally as I wanted to know more about these characters, the lore just kept pulling me in. I can't wait for Season 2. Now I just have to watch the original film and Labyrinth at some point.

 

 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:24 PM

 

I don't think I've ever seen it.


Labyrinth>>Dark Crystal:AR>>>>Dark Crystal movie.

They are all great, but Labyrinth is amazing to the extreme.

I liked this series a lot, the creatures looked great. Good mix of epic and humorous. Each episode was engaging, nothing felt drug out, or tedious like the Marvel Netflix stuff. Mixing up the parties, and quests throughout the season helped I think.

 

 

 

Personally, I always preferred Dark Crystal to Labyrinth, but I'm told I'm a bit odd.

 

I like Labyrinth but i always loved TDC more because it's a thinking man's fantasy film where Labyrinth seems more commercial where TDC feels more artistic and i seem to connect to TDC more as i saw it first when i was 4 33 years ago and been one of my favorites, i didn't see Labyrinth until later when i was 12 and was kind of letdown by Labyrinth  due to it's cheesy songs and whiny heroine but i did like the puppetry and animatronics even Hoggle but lacks the edge/darkness/sense of mysticism of TDC plus TDC has a much better score in my view that is more memorable than Trevor Jones's score to Labyrinth which feels like a cheesy Carpenter rip-off where TDC's score feels timeless and epic.

 

This new series is amazing isn't it? 
 

Such a unique expansion of the movie as you get to know more of the world and Thra itself even the history and the war between gelflings and Skeksis. Plus you get more characters and all. 

 

Do you consider this to be the Empire  Strikes Back of the franchise? i mean a follow up that expands more and all plus fresh new characters and ideas. 

 

And i gotta say Brea is quite an attractive gelfling princess and she's one of the most attractive nonhuman characters in fiction i've seen with Nightbreed's Shauna Sassi, Felicia from Darkstalkers games, Minerva Mink from Animaniacs, Julie Bruin from Tiny Toons, Armitage from Armitage III, Chiana from Farscape, M'ress and that three breasted alien cat woman dancer from Star Trek franchise, Madison from Splash, Demona from Gargoyles, Callie Briggs from Swat Kats, Vampirella and all that, LMAO.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:18 PM

And i gotta say Brea is quite an attractive gelfling princess and she's one of the most attractive nonhuman characters in fiction i've seen with Nightbreed's Shauna Sassi, Felicia from Darkstalkers games, Minerva Mink from Animaniacs, Julie Bruin from Tiny Toons, Armitage from Armitage III, Chiana from Farscape, M'ress and that three breasted alien cat woman dancer from Star Trek franchise, Madison from Splash, Demona from Gargoyles, Callie Briggs from Swat Kats, Vampirella and all that, LMAO.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:59 PM

'Obligatory Chamblerlain voice'

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Awesome!

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:35 AM

Well as of Last night I finished watching the first season, I can say honestly, I am impressed, granted I never seen the movie but what they did was very good, thou with the Skeksis for some reason I got a TF vibe from them, at least the ones playing major roles, such as the Emperor felt like Megatron, Chamberlain most definely Starscream, with the way he schemes, the General, I thought Soundwave best suits him, while the Scientist is much like Shockwave! Anyway, this series was pretty good, I hope it gets a second series, it has a good story, the scenery is spectator, thou my biggest problem is simply the names of the characters, I just can't say them because I just don't know how. One or the minor characters, just looking at it, they feel like they were lifted right out of the Star Wars Clone Wars TV show, in the ep where Asoka lost her light saber and got the aid of a old jedi who doesn't sit on the council. Overall for Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, I give it a 8 out of ten, its clearly a well thought out show thou some of the story is a little lacking in execution.


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