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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.


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#2861 tec

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:58 PM

Woah hey HEY I just noticed something in the DS9 ep The Search

 

Odo had been shapeshifting all over the ep and at the end Kira tap HIS combadge to beam back up to the Defiant

But how can that be whats the in house explanation for his combadge to to work?


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:43 PM

the same way it works for all the other seasons hes not a solid: it just does

 

i think garak used odos communicator as well in an episode. i dont remember which one, but im thinking it was the one where odo was taken to the founders homeworld to be judged (or one leading up to that anyway)


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:48 PM

Could he have had the communicating floating somewhere there in all the middle of the shifter goo, when he was in all the other shapes? And when it looks like it forms, that's just the covering for it flowing away to leave it in the right spot.



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 08:56 PM

Or maybe combadges are simple enough that he can replicate them just like he reproduces eyes and eardrums and vocal chords.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:58 PM

Combadges are not "simple" there packed with tech there be no way that Odo who had issues with human faces could duplicate the tech


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:12 PM

To be fair, he can, unlike the T-1000, change his mass. We might not give his shapeshifting abilities enough credit. And after all, all the other Changelings looked like him. Maybe he thought he was trying to emulate a human appearance but actually he was preprogrammed for the face bumps.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:27 PM

Except that the tech is always the exact same pieces in the exact same shape, in the exact same place, in the exact same proportions. We've seen that he has no problem with inanimate objects. The hard part would be the sarium-krellide power cell, and he could probably fake that by altering chemical structures to shove ions around, like a self-recharging battery.

Faces are hard because everything moves and varies from person to person.

(Also, Odo was never trying to make a human face. He lived on Bajor, surrounded by Bajorans.)

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:19 PM

And he just forgot about the nose ridges every time? I've no doubt they're less conspicuous to Bajorans than to humans but seriously, they're still kinda hard to miss if he's actually trying to avoid speed skiing down the local uncanny valley. 

 

I don't remember him turning into functional devices - was that a thing he did elsewhere? I know that the cost of goop animation forced his transformations to be very limited and he wouldn't have just turned into a tricorder when someone left theirs at home in an away team, but were there examples of him doing something like that?


Edited by Copper Bezel, 24 July 2019 - 11:19 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:10 AM

Odo's commbadge always turns into goo when he changes. We even see a half and half in Way of the Warrior, when he 'kills' Bashir during the drill. And we know that Odo can turn into animals without looking unfinished. I always felt that it wasn't faces in general he had a problem with, it was making a face for himself.



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:58 AM

I think it was established in a Q&A in a magazine that Odo's commbadge is floating around whenever he's in his bucket. Logically, he pulls it into himself when he turns into something else, then pushes it back out whenever he assumes his humanoid shape. So he doesn't replicate that.

 

He replicates his clothes, but he doesn't replicate that. MST3K Mantra, I guess.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:14 PM

Yeah, I think that's even explicitly stated in the show.



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:02 PM

It honestly never occurred to me that it could be anything but an ordinary comm badge he was wearing. I definitely wouldn't look to the costly and rudimentary special effects as an authoritative source on the subject, and any time he does something that doesn't quite make sense if there's a comm badge in there is very likely to be a writer either forgetting or opting to ignore it for the sake of the story. 

 

The alternative I'd never considered, that Odo is capable of manifesting a transponder and emulating a computer to run it, is not attractive. I mean, he'd never actually need to tap the comm badge or speak into it, he could just send whatever message he wanted.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:37 PM

Hey, here's one. How about the fact that every time they go from full impulse (which is relativistically fast) directly to warp they should time travel, since their light cone is rotated by the fact of their relativistic speed at the point of departure from normal physics? X ]


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:53 PM

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 05:59 AM

Whenever he shapeshifts Odo keeps his combadge up the approximation of his butt.



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 07:52 AM

There is an episode that says whenever you scan a changling that is a chair, you only see a chair. (The episode where Sisko and Odo are on Earth)

 

Given that we have seen another changling turn into literal fire, I don't think that Odo will have trouble turning into a comm badge.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 01:30 PM

I can't believe I missed this

 

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

CBS and Viacom are remerging:

https://www.theverge...streaming-value

 

Does this mean there will be an end to this ridiculous merchandising firewall between the new shows and "classic" Star Trek and there will be at long last visual continuity?



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:26 AM

CBS and Viacom are remerging:

https://www.theverge...streaming-value

 

Does this mean there will be an end to this ridiculous merchandising firewall between the new shows and "classic" Star Trek and there will be at long last visual continuity?

 

Intrigued that the article specifically calls out Transformers.

As much as I dislike the Bayverse movies, it's a fairly significant call-out.





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