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@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.


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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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