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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:11 AM

It's ugly, but most CG shows are. It may still attain greatness. 

 

ETA: I mean, is there anyone in the history of Star Wars with a track record as consistent as Dave Filoni?

 

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:46 AM

He's not as involved in the day to day of this series, he's said that he only gives his notes and thoughts to the showrunners.

 

He's still involved, just in a hands off capacity.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 04:43 PM

Extended sneak peak, including General Leia and Captain Phasma.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:08 PM

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That humanoid droid is kinda unsettling.



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 07:08 PM

Very colorful. I don't care much about the premise of a spy. The racing is kind of interesting, but the characters don't come off as appealing in the video.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 08:16 PM


The animation style is not my favorite, the whole CGI echoing cell-shaded thing just feels very awkward and more forced than either traditional or straight CGI would have. Not enough to keep me from watching, but not my favorite.

THAT said I like pretty much everything else in that trailer a lot. Characters, setting, situation, ships et all look like a lot of fun. Can't wait to watch.

-ZacWilliam, am I right that besides Phasma we also see a Gold Stormtrooper and a Red Tie pilot in there?
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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:04 PM

Apparently Phasma was a Power Ranger this whole time.

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 06:31 AM

Watched the extend trailer and my thoughts:

 

The character animation is simply terrible, they should of stuck with the CGI from Clone Wars and Rebels, the vehicle animation look a lot better, clearly whoever working on this has read the scripts and thinks its horrible and said, we'll give the main attention to the vehicles than the characters!

I also think the show title is misleading, it shouldn't be called Resistance, they should of called it Star Wars Racers or Galatic Racers, in all, I'm not very impressed with this, I don't expect it to last more than two seasons, hell it might last one depending on whoever in charge of Lucasfilm as Lucasfilm going through changes in regards to whoever in charge if rumors are to believed!


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 07:01 AM


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A voice actress who plays Princess Leia in a new Disney cartoon took to Twitter to openly mock Christine Blasey Ford, who has credibly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. 

In a since-deleted tweet, Rachel Butera posted a video of herself mimicking Blasey’s voice.

“I sound like I’m back at that high school party; I can’t help it,” Butera said as she referred to the 1982 gathering where Blasey said she was assaulted. https://www.huffingt...4b0425e3c21ae64

 

 

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

Hate that cel shading.

Looks ultra generic content wise. But I'm sure I'll be chastised for thinking that because a certain someone will insist their kids will love it...


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:13 AM

Head's up you can get the entire upcoming Season on Amazon right now for $2.99 for the whole thing. That's right, not per episode, for the entire season.

Watched the first 3 epidodes and my verdict:

Animation is absolutely fine in practice and the colors and world design are frequently gorgeous.

The setting, ships, secondary and background characters and the world building are the real stars here. All of that is absolutely wonderfully done. There's loads of great characters, unique droids and aliens and stuff that's intreaguing and cool everywhere.

The biggest downside so far is Kaz himself. He's not unlikeable really. In the oversized pilot ep his ending up in way over his head seems rather endearing and not really his fault at all. There was an innocence to his messing up that was ok, but by the third episode he was messing up pretty constantly in a way that WAS entirely his fault and arrogantly stupid to an extent that made early Ezra seem competent and reliable. I don't particularly love that trajectory and I hope the third ep turns out to be an anomaly or his character starts growing a bit faster on his intended arc.

Still I enjoyed it as a whole, there's a ton of potential and a GREAT setting, and I look forward to more eps.


-ZacWilliam, it's really great to get more development of the FA era and Poe and that world and all too. A TV show like this is really gonna open the new SW era up in a big way.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:58 AM

I watched the double sized pilot and the 2nd (or is it 3rd?) episode.

 

Liked it for the most part.  The animation is nicer than I first thought and the colors are bright.

 

Fell fast asleep during the 2nd episode, so I'm going to have to rewatch it.

 

I will echo the sentiment that Kaz is a little much at times (and so obvious as far as "Hey kids!  I'm the kid friendly male hero of this show!" type of character).


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:48 PM

Wow. I was really surprised by this show. I was all ready to hate on the animation style and colors, and then they created a station populated by one of the most diverse Star Wars casts I can remember. There's some deep dives into aliens of Star Wars. I'm pretty sure Jim Rash's character is based off of an early sketch of Ewoks.

 

The storyline is a bit straight forward right now, but if this follows the same path that Clone Wars and Rebels did as the show and character evolve we'll get darker and more serious storyline. Color me impressed.

 

PS - My five year old - who's watched all the movies and shows - loved it too.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:41 PM

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Saw the first few episodes, wasn't really impressed -- but didn't exactly expect to be. Both because it usually takes a while for new show to grow on me, and because the whole post-RotJ world is, well.... not appealing.

Both Kaz and Neeku annoyed the hell out of me. Kaz at least seems like he'd probably grow out of it, but Neeku...



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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:31 AM

Really loving this series so far! The way the plot is unfolding is really well done, and Collossus Station is a really cool place with a hugely diverse cast of characters in-universe.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:16 AM

I'm not so onboard with this so far. While I do enjoy the variety of beings on Colossus station, So far the show is just Kaz the doofus getting himself into trouble with little meaning to any overall connection to the sequel trilogy. We've had two Kids run from the first order after Kylo destroyed their village and the rest has just been Kaz being dumb.With him being a pilot I was hoping for some more ship combat or such, which might be coming the next episode but right now it's nowhere near as attention grabbing as Clone Wars or Rebels.

 

Also in a video SW posted on youtube it's stated the series takes place 6 months before The Force Awakens.

 



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 06:26 AM


So far I enjoy the setting and the secondary and background characters, and I've enjoyed the episodes enough to happily keep watching but yeah, Kaz is the show's biggest week spot. He's just TOO much of a goof/screw up all the time with not enough other angles and sides to him to balance that out. And since the show is apparently not going to be an ensemble like Rebels, none of the other characters have been foregrounded enough to compensate for Kaz's less interesting/fun "slow start."

I heard folks report that his character concept was explained as "A Bird. Awkward, hoppy and clumsy on the ground, natural and masterful in the air." If that's true their big mistake has been grounding him for THIS many episodes right at the start. It was pushed as a show about pilots, but up to this point has actually been a show about someone whose terrible at pretending to be a mechanic.

All that said I think the last two eps definitely each improved on the one before. I'm still watching and I think there's a good chance the show will improve more and more as it goes on, it's just a slower and weaker start than I would have prefered.

-ZacWilliam, at least the next ep seems to finally have Kaz flying a little again with Poe.
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:33 PM

6 months before TFA is also six months before TLJ; I'm guessing that season 2 (which will probably hit screens while Episode 9 is in theatres) will show what's happening on Colossus while the First Order is making its move.

(Which, logically, would mean the end of Kaz' spy mission and the beginning of the actual resistance conflict --which means no more reason to hide what he's doing and keep everyone at arm's length, which means the ensemble will get to become an actual ensemble.)

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:22 AM

Going to wait to see if this gets better like Rebels in the later seasons before I watch

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:19 PM

Finally got around to checking this out the other day. It really didn't click with me. I like the look of the show and all but everything else felt like watching a bad 4Kids dub. The voice acting was hammy and deliberately cartoony sounding (Even Oscar Isaac as Poe sounded off). The writing wasn't helping this either.

On top of that the background music was distractingly bad. There wasn't music so much as instruments reacting to what was going on on the screen (again like a 4Kids dub).

All in all it felt way too juvenile and when my brothers interrupted me in the middle of an episode I wasnt too surprised to find I simply didn't care enough to return to it.



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