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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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#2641 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 02:01 PM

Maybe what tec means is that in the LW timeline, it took Voyager years to get home. That timeline was erased by Future Janeway in the series finale

Unless Living Witness was actually set in the post-Endgame timeline all along! You can't prove it wasn't!

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 12:55 PM


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 01:52 PM

Love the Animated Series.  Even if sometime Kirk is a Jerk.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

Are you saying Kirk is a bit of an ass?

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 03:55 PM

*several posts in this discussion are drawn as silhouettes in the distance*



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:47 PM

I don't know why, but this made me smile

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:21 PM

Because it implies that Beverly Crusher murdered Dr. Pulaski as she rightfully deserved and reclaimed her place on the Enterprise.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:55 PM

My favourite part is Riker apparently taking a pic with his tricorder.

Because of course they would logically have that functionality, even if smartphones didn't exist when the show was made.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:35 PM

It's better than a smartphone camera, really, because I'm pretty sure that they've used tricorder data to recreate things in the holodeck, not to mention the dozens of different science scans.  Not having the nice (relatively) big screen of a smartphone is a downside though.

 

What's funnier to me now is that they don't have a way to maintain constant visual contact with an away team, considering how prevalent livestreaming is today.  What makes this worse is the away team is usually unhelpful when you're trying to get a sitrep:

 

 

"Number One, what do you see?"

 

*gazes off into the distance*  "............. Trouble."



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:10 PM

This is why Star Trek painfully need a genuine reinvention.  Even Discovery is still working with tech as a reaction to 1960's expectations of the technological future.

 

We need a Trek that exists in the same world that selfies were a thing.  Like, we've got hugging communicators now and they do a hell of a lot more than the silly futuristic walkie-talkies they're still working with.  They merged with PADDs and tricorders.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:06 PM

I don't know why, but this made me smile


Is that a playmates Deanna Troi or a custom? Dont remember ever seeing that outfit on a figure.
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:03 AM

 

It's better than a smartphone camera, really, because I'm pretty sure that they've used tricorder data to recreate things in the holodeck, not to mention the dozens of different science scans.  Not having the nice (relatively) big screen of a smartphone is a downside though.

 

What's funnier to me now is that they don't have a way to maintain constant visual contact with an away team, considering how prevalent livestreaming is today.  What makes this worse is the away team is usually unhelpful when you're trying to get a sitrep:

 

 

"Number One, what do you see?"

 

*gazes off into the distance*  "............. Trouble."

 

 

They had something like that one on TNG in the first season using Geordi's VISOR, but it never came up again.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 08:15 AM

Poor O'Brien is left down in the transporter room, I see.  No wonder he was so quick to transfer off of the Enterprise.

 

Heck, they even invited Barclay.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:03 AM

Poor O'Brien is left down in the transporter room, I see.  No wonder he was so quick to transfer off of the Enterprise.

 

Heck, they even invited Barclay.

 

Have you ever read Chief O'Brien At Work?  It's exactly about that.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:15 AM

I have, and it is fantastic. 


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 02:51 PM

This is why Star Trek painfully need a genuine reinvention.  Even Discovery is still working with tech as a reaction to 1960's expectations of the technological future.

 

We need a Trek that exists in the same world that selfies were a thing.  Like, we've got hugging communicators now and they do a hell of a lot more than the silly futuristic walkie-talkies they're still working with.  They merged with PADDs and tricorders.

 

On a related note, I'm interested to see what they will do in the Picard series set around the beginning of the 25th century. It will be good to see advancements on TNG era technology at long last instead of more TOS TOS TOS.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:55 AM

CBS just released. . . release dates and synopses for the Short Treks series of shorts that'll be available via All Access and your preferred torrent sites.

Runaway – Thursday, Oct. 4

Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.

Written by Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.

Calypso – Thursday, Nov. 8

After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.

Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.

The Brightest Star – Thursday, Dec. 6

Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) lived a simple life on his home planet of Kaminar with his father and sister. Young Saru, full of ingenuity and a level of curiosity uncommon among his people, yearns to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path.

Written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.

The Escape Artist – Thursday, Jan. 3

Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), back to his old tricks of stealing and double-dealing, finds himself in a precarious position aboard a hostile ship – just in time to try out his latest con.

Written by Michael McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.

There's also a trailer that I can't watch because I'm not American. Go search Youtube to find one that hasn't been pulled down yet.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 12:56 PM

U.S. teaser for Short Treks from CBS All Access:

 

 

And I hope this one is internationally accessible:

 


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 10:53 PM

Found this incidentally in a Google search.
 

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:24 PM

Ooo. Here's a recent photo of Patrick Stewart and Nicole de Boer.

 

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