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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge


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#261 Rycochet

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:13 AM

Voltron got cancelled? When?
Robotech toys sucked--matchbox made crap quailty--and were largely derided by fans.

Voltron was meant to have three distinct seasons, Lion Voltron, Vehicle Voltron and Gladiator Voltron, Golion, Dairugger XV and Lightspeed Electroid Albegas. Only the first two were dubbed, Gladiator was shelved because of the lukewarm reception Vehicle Voltron received and they went back to the drawing board, sticking with Golion going forward.

The toyline's mishandling was unfortunate, but unrelated to the success of the show as a syndicated kids cartoon.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:19 AM

The episodes that got aired outnumbered Robotech's though, so I can't agree that it was less successful by that metric.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 07 December 2018 - 11:22 AM.


#263 Sukoshiko

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

Was the unaired series the 3 robots that merge into a 6-armed robot? I always wondered what happened with that. Saw the toys... even picked up a set when they were on sale for $5 each...



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:43 PM

thats the one


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:40 PM

Was the unaired series the 3 robots that merge into a 6-armed robot? I always wondered what happened with that. Saw the toys... even picked up a set when they were on sale for $5 each...

 



#266 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:15 PM

Huh.

I love how freakin' generic that intro is. Practically any 'here is a giant robot assembled from smaller bits, also space is involved' anime could get wedged in there.
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#267 Pale Rider

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:14 AM

It would also need to be a combiner with a crew of "space explorers" to fit the narration.



#268 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:59 AM

Imagine Chairman Taiga shouting LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE
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#269 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

Maas toys are alledgedly getting a license from h\Harmony Gold to make Robotech figures. Interesting.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:12 PM

yeah, but getting a license and actually getting toys out are two totally different things. ill be surprised if they ever get them out


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:55 PM

Agreed.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:45 PM

Obviously, may be bullshit or at least just wishful thinking, but HG allegedly thinks they're in with a chance to sort this all out before that 2021 deadline.
 
https://robotech.com...wthread/2207110
 

Had a great conversation with someone at Harmony gold today in the production Department, got to Rattle off a few questions. One of the questions was about the potential of a 1080p Robotech set, he said, Steve, that they are going to do a Robotech Blu-ray set if the rights are renewed, but because the cost of production of the Blu-ray set they are going to wait to see if they renew the rights, which he said they are still negotiating as of now, and are not giving up on yet.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:41 AM

They still think they can win?

They still think they have any fan goodwill left?

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#274 Pale Rider

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:10 AM

Dare to dream?

 

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:39 AM

I hope no one ever considers negotiating with them.

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#276 Confuzor

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:10 AM

Dare to dream?

Dare to believe you can survive.

From what I understand, the Robotech brand still has many loyal fans in Central/South American counties. I don't know if thats enough good will to keep them afloat, but I hope not.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:45 PM

My love of Robotech has not blinded me to the fact that, even if the license is renewed, it will continue to be horribly squandered. 



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 07:10 PM

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:11 PM

I don't know why he gets the flack he does.  Yes he made changes, but how else would those series had ever come to US TV without them?


Voltron was the same damned mishmash of shows AND it came first, but I never hear people grumble about that.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:12 PM

My love of Robotech has not blinded me to the fact that, even if the license is renewed, it will continue to be horribly squandered. 

Yeah.  I like Robotech, and I'd like to see something done with it, but Harmony Gold isn't and won't do much of anything with it.

 

I'd like to see someone else get the Robotech franchise, but I'm not sure if that's even possibly.


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