Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.


Photo
- - - - -

Star Wars Resistance

Star Wars Rebels Force Awakens BB-8

121 replies to this topic

#41 The Predaking

The Predaking

    Finally! A new Predaking is here!

  • Staff
  • 39111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere with Netflix
  • Faction::Predacon

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?

 

Nope, I have faith in him to make something interesting.


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#42 Dave Zero1

Dave Zero1
  • Citizen
  • 2489 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::RIBFIR

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.



#43 Cybersnark

Cybersnark

    Sorry I'm late. Had to get my powersuit.

  • Citizen
  • 11373 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 27 September 2018 - 04:43 PM

Extended sneak peak, including General Leia and Captain Phasma.



#44 Noideaforaname

Noideaforaname

    Spooking Anybody

  • Citizen
  • 2754 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Jersey

Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:08 PM

JyGzFC5.png

That humanoid droid is kinda unsettling.



#45 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 66169 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

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.

ACItEK8.png


#46 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17381 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

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?
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#47 Cybersnark

Cybersnark

    Sorry I'm late. Had to get my powersuit.

  • Citizen
  • 11373 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:04 PM

Apparently Phasma was a Power Ranger this whole time.

#48 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 3611 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

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!


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#49 Paladin

Paladin

    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 12560 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 28 September 2018 - 07:01 AM


https://www.huffingt...4b0425e3c21ae64

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

 

 

Classy. JUST the sort of person Carrie Fischer would approve of... :rolleyes


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

#50 Nutjob R/T

Nutjob R/T

    I love this thread.

  • Citizen
  • 25368 posts
  • Faction::Autobot

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...


Whoever they are their kids have horrible taste
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#51 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17381 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

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.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 09 October 2018 - 02:15 AM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#52 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 66169 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIRFIB

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).


ACItEK8.png


#53 PiratedTVPro

PiratedTVPro

    Quoth Akitsu, "NEVERMORE!"

  • Retired Staff
  • 14609 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Space Coast
  • Faction::Free Agent

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.


Yep.

#54 Noideaforaname

Noideaforaname

    Spooking Anybody

  • Citizen
  • 2754 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Jersey

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:41 PM

AXmKwWu.jpg

 

 

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...



#55 Cabooceratops

Cabooceratops

    Girl Whomst Love Girls

  • Staff
  • 22623 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Deep Space 9
  • Faction::Dinobot

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.

Like my art? I do commissions!! -> https://www.allspark...


#56 Daith

Daith

    My Nyah brings all the girls to the yard

  • Supporter
  • 9195 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Longview, WA
  • Faction::Maximal

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.

 


Switch code: SW-6538-7795-1972


#57 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17381 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

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.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#58 Cybersnark

Cybersnark

    Sorry I'm late. Had to get my powersuit.

  • Citizen
  • 11373 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

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.)

#59 Johnny Here

Johnny Here
  • Citizen
  • 689 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

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

#60 Confuzor

Confuzor

    They put em in Smash Bros!!!!

  • Supporter
  • 8039 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Miami, Humidityville

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.



Reply to this topic



  



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Star Wars, Rebels, Force Awakens, BB-8

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users