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@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:04 AM)

And they need to be consistently used on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 AM)

Even if they are trademarked.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Words and terms used in dialogue shouldn't be affected.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Also, the trademarks only apply in commerce. You use them to identify goods and services.

@  Ashley : (16 August 2019 - 11:55 PM)

Yeah, you also need to apply for it. They might've never bothered to trademark that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

Trademark affects titles and product names, not every word in writing. For example, DC called their character "Captain Marvel" as recently as 2014.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 08:30 PM)

You missed my point. I was addressing the usage of the phrase in dialogue. Hence the quotation marks.

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Well, they can anyway, they might just not be able to call it that...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:54 PM)

It would be awesome for Transformers to have the likes of Overlord and Sky Lynx "engage multi-vector assault mode!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:53 PM)

It is a shame that "multi-vector assault mode" is probably trademarked for Star Trek.

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 10:54 PM)

Only if they manage to boomer-proof it

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

(and would that really be a bad thing?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Wouldn't a cybernetic singularity actually remove one or more of the top levels of Maslow's hierarchy?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 August 2019 - 07:40 PM)

Tomy made some strange selections on their first wave of Tomica releases for the US

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 August 2019 - 06:26 PM)

Resistance is futile.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 06:20 PM)

I would be down for a nice cybernetic singularity if it meant we could actually reach the top of maslow's hierarchy.

@  Ashley : (15 August 2019 - 05:44 PM)

I'm pretty sure the origin of the villains in GaoGaiGar was a computer being told to reduce the stress of the population and it's answer was to assimilate everyone.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Executions then followed by nano reanimation then cryonic suspension until everyone you know is deactivated for good so you can build happiness in a future society.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 01:47 PM)

As opposed to the ones that lie already? As a civilization: we're emotional and socially broken. Might as well have the society that at least wants us to be "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 11:48 AM)

Or you'd have a lot of people lying about their emotional state to avoid being executed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 11:18 AM)

That would actually be a massive step up: since there's a LOT of stuff needed to quantify happiness, and it could only be an improvement over the existing governments which actually don't care if you live or die, never mind if you're "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 10:02 AM)

Happiness is mandatory, citizen. Failure to be happy is treason. Have a nice daycycle!

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 01:46 AM)

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

@  MrBlud : (14 August 2019 - 09:46 PM)

Humanity is pretty forgiving if you take care of its basic needs. "Freedom" and "Privacy" don't have much hold when you can't afford food, shelter, or medicine.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 03:29 PM)

Something something peace through tyranny.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:43 PM)

You probably will have a house, AI overseers will crack down on stress, poverty, homelessness and human administration.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:36 PM)

The bad news is they'll probab;y be made and operated by Amazon so will record every single thing you do and transmit it to their datacenters so theycan have human operators sift through it and laugh at footage of you dancing in your socks or having intercourse.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

What if I don't have a house by then?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

If the robot will do the cleaning, I don't care if it's mandatory. I'm sick of moping floors.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:05 PM)

humanoid service robots, one for every house in the west. ETA: 2050. household robots will be mandatory.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

All I know is it'd be tragic if those evil robots win. I know she can beat them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Big ones? Small ones? Ones as big as your head?

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 12:22 PM)

The robots are pink. Someone call Yoshimi!


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#41 The Predaking

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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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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

 

 

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


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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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