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@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:04 AM)

And they need to be consistently used on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 AM)

Even if they are trademarked.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Words and terms used in dialogue shouldn't be affected.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Also, the trademarks only apply in commerce. You use them to identify goods and services.

@  Ashley : (16 August 2019 - 11:55 PM)

Yeah, you also need to apply for it. They might've never bothered to trademark that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

Trademark affects titles and product names, not every word in writing. For example, DC called their character "Captain Marvel" as recently as 2014.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 08:30 PM)

You missed my point. I was addressing the usage of the phrase in dialogue. Hence the quotation marks.

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Well, they can anyway, they might just not be able to call it that...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:54 PM)

It would be awesome for Transformers to have the likes of Overlord and Sky Lynx "engage multi-vector assault mode!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:53 PM)

It is a shame that "multi-vector assault mode" is probably trademarked for Star Trek.

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 10:54 PM)

Only if they manage to boomer-proof it

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

(and would that really be a bad thing?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Wouldn't a cybernetic singularity actually remove one or more of the top levels of Maslow's hierarchy?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 August 2019 - 07:40 PM)

Tomy made some strange selections on their first wave of Tomica releases for the US

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 August 2019 - 06:26 PM)

Resistance is futile.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 06:20 PM)

I would be down for a nice cybernetic singularity if it meant we could actually reach the top of maslow's hierarchy.

@  Ashley : (15 August 2019 - 05:44 PM)

I'm pretty sure the origin of the villains in GaoGaiGar was a computer being told to reduce the stress of the population and it's answer was to assimilate everyone.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Executions then followed by nano reanimation then cryonic suspension until everyone you know is deactivated for good so you can build happiness in a future society.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 01:47 PM)

As opposed to the ones that lie already? As a civilization: we're emotional and socially broken. Might as well have the society that at least wants us to be "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 11:48 AM)

Or you'd have a lot of people lying about their emotional state to avoid being executed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 11:18 AM)

That would actually be a massive step up: since there's a LOT of stuff needed to quantify happiness, and it could only be an improvement over the existing governments which actually don't care if you live or die, never mind if you're "happy".


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:10 AM

Just finished tweeting the panel with Roberts and Lawrence. Lots of interesting stuff, plus for-realsies new announcements about issues beyond #12.

https://twitter.com/...749140876636160

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:21 AM

So, I've been pretty public about my speculation that LL/OP are going to have 23 issues each to bring the total with their predecessor series to 80, same as Marvel US.

  • 1-7: Functionistverse (and epilogue)
  • 8-9: Troja Major
  • 10-12: The mutineers
  • 13(?): Sardines
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  • 16-17(?): Scavengers part 3: This Time It's Fursonal
  • 18-23(?): 5-part finale (with bumper-size final issue, maybe?)

It'd fit pretty well with what we know, eh..?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:23 AM


 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:42 AM

Geez, it really does sound like we were right that the renumbering was a horrible idea that messed up a lot.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:48 AM

Was surprised with the amount of people who took issue with the reinvention.— Allspark News (@AllsparkNews) August 13, 2017

 
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

I forget if I tweeted this, but apparently for a time MTMTE was going to not be renumbered, due to having good brand recognition in the wider world, but I guess IDW changed their minds in the end.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:06 PM

See, I don't mind the reinvention of Star Saber at all, because it's fitting - the knight-like guy with the same name as Prima's weapon being a holy warrior/paladin seems appropriate, to me, and how good/evil he's portrayed as doesn't alter that being fitting, to me.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

I've said everything I could possibly say about it. I don't need to launch into it again.

Just. Meh. That's all.

Edited by Razorsaw, 13 August 2017 - 12:09 PM.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:37 PM

"Roberts’ design brief for the new duo was for them to be more androgynous than most female TFs."

It feels problematic to have the trans women characters be more androgynous in design (i.e. more masculine) than the cis women characters. Especially both of them.
I mean any woman can be as androgynous as they want of course, but like I'm wondering about Robert's motives. Like why ask for that? Is it the usual "oh I could tell she was trans the whole time, there's no fooling me" cis bullshit??? I mean was he really trying to seed "clues" or some other shit, so the reader could be like "hmm, these girls are super girly! HMMMM"!?

I mean why request that? That seems shady af...


I forget if I tweeted this, but apparently for a time MTMTE was going to not be renumbered, due to having good brand recognition in the wider world, but I guess IDW changed their minds in the end.


Ugh. I wish they just kept it in the end, the original plot progression sounds so much better!
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:42 PM

"Roberts’ design brief for the new duo was for them to be more androgynous than most female TFs."

It feels problematic to have the trans women characters be more androgynous in design (i.e. more masculine) than the cis women characters. Especially both of them.
I mean any woman can be as androgynous as they want of course, but like I'm wondering about Robert's motives. Like why ask for that? Is it the usual "oh I could tell she was trans the whole time, there's no fooling me" cis bullshit??? I mean was he really trying to seed "clues" or some other shit, so the reader could be like "hmm, these girls are super girly! HMMMM"!?

I mean why request that? That seems shady af...

 

Look, I don't like Roberts much any more, but I think it's almost definitely "because the original plan was for Chromia and Nautica to be androgynous rather than overtly feminine but IDW wanted them to be feminine to make it obvious that they were girls". I doubt that there was a direct link between the decision to make them androgynous and the decision to make them trans.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:48 PM

I still sort of like him but he had the opportunity to request that with Velocity and Firestar, and (since Milne publically said he struggled designing them such that he ended up stealing Nautica's torso twice) clearly didn't. That's what particularily stands out to me as suspect.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

I was being brief while tweeting, and while the word androgynous was used, the long version was basically just that he didn't want them to have the common "metal mannequin" body type.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

Come on guys, can't you give Roberts a little benefit of the doubt?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:02 PM

I've said everything I could possibly say about it. I don't need to launch into it again.

Just. Meh. That's all.

Im with you. I feel that it wouldnt be dome to a Generation 1 character but then you have Chromia, so eh.

So i guess I should say A tier gen 1 character.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

If you mean "completely changing a pretty well-established character" then there are lots of examples, Skids being the one that always springs to mind for me.

 

If you mean "made into a bad guy" then the pickings get a lot thinner; it's easy for a guy like me who always liked Getaway to say "Getaway" but he really didn't get much exposure in G1. Chromia would count if there were any particular evidence that anyone writing thought she were a bad guy.

 

FWIW, I have basically no opinion on either iteration of Star Saber.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:58 PM

I was being brief while tweeting, and while the word androgynous was used, the long version was basically just that he didn't want them to have the common "metal mannequin" body type.


Oh ok, so less overtly problematic. It still bothers me that any woman who isn't shaped like a mannequin is considered "androgynous"

Still it has a bad feel, having all the Camien girls who are presumably cis look a certain way, and then having the first trans girls be designed to be more androgynous to them. At the very least it's baaaad optics.

Come on guys, can't you give Roberts a little benefit of the doubt?


Personally I do tend to give him the benefit of the doubt! I'm prob more of a fan of him still then others on this board (no offense to them)
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

I've said everything I could possibly say about it. I don't need to launch into it again.
Just. Meh. That's all.

Im with you. I feel that it wouldnt be dome to a Generation 1 character but then you have Chromia, so eh.
So i guess I should say A tier gen 1 character.

It was done to Galvatron.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:32 PM

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

I've said everything I could possibly say about it. I don't need to launch into it again.
Just. Meh. That's all.

Im with you. I feel that it wouldnt be dome to a Generation 1 character but then you have Chromia, so eh.
So i guess I should say A tier gen 1 character.
It was done to Galvatron.

I actually liked that one.

It was a way to have the best of both worlds. Because peoole wantes classic Megatron but Galvatron is so iconic at the same time.

This is a little off topic but i wish other series of Transformers werent a part of the shared universe. Id rather see them in their own setting with more screentime.

I know thats ridiculous now, with comics not selling good at IDW.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:07 PM

This is a little off topic but i wish other series of Transformers werent a part of the shared universe. Id rather see them in their own setting with more screentime.

I know thats ridiculous now, with comics not selling good at IDW.


They've got three series to themselves and three more in a shared role. How much more screentime do you want?

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