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@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

@  Kaon : (12 June 2021 - 08:03 PM)

man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM)

Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 June 2021 - 05:53 PM)

Aw, it's not even a shiny.

@  Sabrblade : (12 June 2021 - 05:27 PM)

A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 05:20 PM)

I didn't even try this time.

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.


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#2461 Otaku

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 10:25 AM

Hmm... thinking about it, of the Gen 1 Season 2 Combiner teams, and possibly out of all the American G1 animation Combiner teams, the Aerialbots are the only ones where I struggle to name anyone outside of the team's name, the combined form's name, and the team leader's name.  In the case of Silverbolt... yeah, it is because of Beast Wars Silverbolt that I remember G1 Silverbolt's name. :p

 

The other teams just have one or more of the following going for them:

  • Distinct alternate modes
  • Distinct color schemes
  • Distinct personalities
  • Distinct episodes
  • Distinct names that tie into the preceeding

I'm actually far worse and remembering all their names off the top of my head, but if I glance at a list of the names, I'll remember the other teams pretty well for longer than the Aerialbots.  Plus, some of my confusion may be justified due to what was done with the molds or names later.  For example, I'm quite fond of Robots in Disguise (2001), so I think I can be forgiven for sometimes calling the Combaticons by their Commando names... or just calling Onslaught "Octane" because of Mega-Octane. :wtf


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Posted 01 May 2021 - 04:10 AM



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:03 PM

Part of me hopes this is also an example of Hasbro learning:

 

If they ever do another Crossover series with Marvel, go in with a bunch of Transformers characters that you can tweak and release as Marvel characters.  Instead of trying to make stuff that doesn't feel like a Marvel toy or a Transformer, but a knockoff of either. XP


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Posted 09 May 2021 - 01:52 PM


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 03:02 PM

Hrm nothing off limits...

The Basics on Neo-Knights!!! Yessss.....



#2466 Chris McFeely

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 04:07 AM



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Posted 15 May 2021 - 09:33 AM

Been waiting for this one. Another fine job as is to be expected. However, there are three minor errors/nitpicks:

 

 

"Energoa" has a hard G, like the one in "Angolmois": "Ener-go-ah" not "Ener-jo-ah" (In fact, due to a similar spelling, some have wondered if it might have been meant to be "Energois" (Ener-gwah") like how the "-moa" at the end of "Angorumoa" in "Angolmois" is the French "-mwah").

 

Nemesis is consistently referred to as an artificial planet, not a mere warship. It's massive.

 

Galvatron didn't put the energy into capsules, Lio Convoy did.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 11:28 AM

Been waiting for this one. Another fine job as is to be expected. However, there are three minor errors/nitpicks:

 

 

"Energoa" has a hard G, like the one in "Angolmois": "Ener-go-ah" not "Ener-jo-ah" (In fact, due to a similar spelling, some have wondered if it might have been meant to be "Energois" (Ener-gwah") like how the "-moa" at the end of "Angorumoa" in "Angolmois" is the French "-mwah").

 

Nemesis is consistently referred to as an artificial planet, not a mere warship. It's massive.

 

Galvatron didn't put the energy into capsules, Lio Convoy did.

 

I mean it's pretty clearly named "Energoa" because its defining feature is that it's full of energon.  The Japanese pronounciation of the name is consistent with their pronounciation of "energon" and "energy" ("ener-gone," "ener-ghee"), so pronouncing it in English should be consistent with how we say those words, thus, "Ener-joa." Fair enough about the capsules, though, that's my goof! I knew I should've rewatched that final episode!


Edited by Chris McFeely, 15 May 2021 - 12:26 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2021 - 11:42 AM

The Japanese pronounciation of the name is consistent with their pronounciation of "energon" and "energy" ("ener-gone," "ener-ghee"),


Is that really a consistent thing? I just jumped into episodes of Sailor Moon, and Beryl and Jadeite pronounce the last syllable of "energy" with a "j" sound.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 15 May 2021 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2021 - 03:50 PM

(In fact, due to a similar spelling, some have wondered if it might have been meant to be "Energois" (Ener-gwah") like how the "-moa" at the end of "Angorumoa" in "Angolmois" is the French "-mwah").

Unless "Energois" is a real word in some language, that doesn't really make sense.

 

Energoa was named before "Angolmois" meant anything in Transformers.

And the BWII counterpart to Energoa is Gaia.



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Posted 15 May 2021 - 04:09 PM

Japanese love portmanteaus. The idea is that "Energois" would be a portmanteau of "Energy/Energon" and whatever French thing the "-ois" part would be from, like how "Angolmois" is itself a portmanteau of "Mongol" in pig-latin and the same French "-ois" suffix.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 11:32 PM

Prior to the Basics, I always read  "Angolmois" as An-glo-mist.


Edited by Agent X, 15 May 2021 - 11:33 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 05:14 AM


"Anglo-Moist"

ZacWilliam, it sounds unpleasant and I'm good with that.
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Posted 23 May 2021 - 02:58 PM

I like movie Blackout, I just dont care for the movie aesthetic. I kinda wish we had gotten a Generations Blackout to go with RtS Lugnut.

And Animated Blackout rocks! I wish he had gotten released stateside.

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 09:33 PM

From last week:

 


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 01:44 PM

Ack at the mix-and-match of stock photos and CG renders for Titans Return Chromedome, especially with those incorrect colors for Stylor.

 

I had these alternate stock photos saved:

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