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@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".


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#2601 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

I'd like to see the Enterprise-F be a Vesta-class (testbed for Starfleet's Slipstream tech), or perhaps its successor depending on when it goes into service.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 06:05 AM

I hope they give us a Rian Johnsonized Picard.


All I can hear are the screams of angry nerds from the future, when the new show does not play out as they had been imagining for the past 25 years.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 05:23 PM

Picard's a bit different, though. He already had his juvenile, macho action hero phase... we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.

 

Anyone who admires the character of Jean-Luc Picard does so because of the man's ethics... the principles he upheld for 7 years on TNG, and the idealized take on humanity he represents. IMO, regardless of what Picard is actually doing these days (captaining a ship, a starfleet admiral somewhere, an ambassador, whatever), whether it's something we expected or not, provided the new show remains faithful to the character of Picard we all loved from TNG, then it'll be exactly the kind of show that this world sorely needs right about now.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:00 PM

And then it turns into Jean Luc Picard's Shooty Dune Buggy Adventures
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

 we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.

 

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:06 AM

But look how happy he is!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:01 AM

Picard's a bit different, though. He already had his juvenile, macho action hero phase... we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.
 
Anyone who admires the character of Jean-Luc Picard does so because of the man's ethics... the principles he upheld for 7 years on TNG, and the idealized take on humanity he represents. IMO, regardless of what Picard is actually doing these days (captaining a ship, a starfleet admiral somewhere, an ambassador, whatever), whether it's something we expected or not, provided the new show remains faithful to the character of Picard we all loved from TNG, then it'll be exactly the kind of show that this world sorely needs right about now.



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:35 AM

Picard's a bit different, though. He already had his juvenile, macho action hero phase... we all must remember the dune buggy nonsense in Nemesis, when they actually got into a firefight with the native (presumably pre-warp) population of a planet. Hopefully the fans have worked that shit out of their system, although judging by the reaction it seems like that side of Picard wasn't something anybody was craving.

 

Anyone who admires the character of Jean-Luc Picard does so because of the man's ethics... the principles he upheld for 7 years on TNG, and the idealized take on humanity he represents. IMO, regardless of what Picard is actually doing these days (captaining a ship, a starfleet admiral somewhere, an ambassador, whatever), whether it's something we expected or not, provided the new show remains faithful to the character of Picard we all loved from TNG, then it'll be exactly the kind of show that this world sorely needs right about now.

 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:12 AM

There is a non transforming Robotech Valkyrie in DS9 never noticed before

 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:38 AM

tomorrows headline: harmony gold sues paramount for 20 year old non-licensed robotech usage. theyre seeking $20 million in damages and lost revenue. sources say the ds9 appearance took away from any potential marketshare they werent going to go after anyway, but they still feel they should be rewarded

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:54 AM

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:36 AM

After suffering an accident Picard should be a wheelchair bound teacher at Starfleet Academy.



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:40 AM

 

Didn't know a lot of this, so it was interesting.

 

Admittedly I'm starting to question Midnight's Edge. This video seems a bit too vocal on tying Trek into the fighting over the Ghostbusters reboot and Disney Star Wars. It's not as vocal as some accounts out there but some parts of this video carry an air of 'I'm just saying....'



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

meh, I'm hesitant to mix Trek up with any of those other unpalatable controversies. If there was a fan "revolt" at Discovery, then it went completely under my radar. People either seemed to like it or not, and either watched it or didn't, but i never saw much "outrage" comparable to what went on with Ghostbusters or TLJ. What there does seem to be more of this time around is fans who aren't yet really sure about some of the some of the seemingly pointless changes (like the physical appearance of the Klingons), but are still giving the show the benefit of the doubt for the moment, and watching it anyway... I'd describe a lot of the audience for the Abramsverse films the same way. Hell, that's even how I'd describe myself in relation to DIscovery... I'm unsure about aspects of it, but there are some things about it I've quite liked. Although I am of the opinion they need to (gracefully) shift certain things to become more aesthetically faithful to the Prime timeline, if that's really where it's set.

 

Personally, all this legal/ownership drama between Paramount and CBS is offputting to me. Just make a decent Star Trek show that respects (within reason) what came before, and that succeeds at convincing a new generation that maybe the world doesn't have to be a cesspool. That's what Star Trek is supposed to do.

 

Les Moonves certainly looks like a tool, though; that asshole can't be replaced quickly enough. That's mostly what I got out of that video. Such a shame that people like Moonves control so much of our entertainment and pop culture... it makes you wonder if most of the good things that came out of the industry over the years were just accidents. With him at the helm, I'm kind of shocked CBS Digital ever got the approval to undertake the TNG Remastered project for the blu-ray release.

 

All these "in development" series mentioned in this video kind of worry me, too. Star Trek suffered over-saturation and fatigue before, precisely because the suits decided that there always needed to be Trek of some kind on the air. Seems like the idiots are going down the same road again, but with the disadvantage that Trek isn't as monumentally popular now as it was during the peak of TNG and DS9. Recipe for disaster.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:38 PM

In anticipation of the Picard series reaching fruition, I am splitting its discussion into a dedicated thread.

 

Meanwhile, new scoop about the next Kelvin Trek movie.

 

And for reference, here is the Tarantino Trek thread.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:25 PM

There are 5 topics on ST and the one I wanted was stuffed at the bottom :D

 

Anyway DS9 Heart of Stone at first glance would seem to be a throw away ep but its really an ep that starts turning a lot of keys for the series going forward


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:09 PM

Started re-watching DS9 myself. The Bajoran phaser looks like the handle to my dog's leash. It's all I think about as we walk.



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:17 PM

Great, that is all I am going to see now.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

Now I have the basic starting point for my own version of the Bajoran Phaser cos I like there design


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:57 AM

Started up Watching DS9 again. On the Episode with Ambassador Troi now. I just love this series.


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