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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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#81 SwiftEagle

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:37 PM

Well, I'm challenging his assessment.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:56 PM

It's a bit disappointing, Resistance felt held back because of the movies were in progress, and now when it can finally grow freely, it's ending.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:06 PM

Resistance was DOA.  Disney is/was throwing out so much Star Wars crap across multiple screens, styles, and eras, Resistance wasn't even given half a chance.  And even if it had, I'm not sure the abysmal quality of the first few episodes would have done much to retain much of an audience (those that were staying up late to watch the show to begin with).  As is, I'm pretty sure the only reason we got a second season was because (as is often the case of CGI shows) Disney had already financed a "proper" 26 episode season and split them up.

 

I'm curious how "Triple Force Friday" is going to go.  Retailers seem to be "over" Star Wars, and Hasbro's a hard read with how little I've seen support here in podunk Oklahoma.  Not only that, but between two new TV series on Disney+ AND a feature film and another trilogy in development?  I'm having a hard time seeing how licensees are addressing all this Star Wars, for all the fuss given 5 year ago....Star Wars doesn't feel as 'big" as it seemingly should be.

I do know that TFF will be a big deal for Hasbro.  We still haven't seen a confirmation that Hasbro is getting a renewal, and with all the license splitting...it will be an interesting year.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:16 PM

I'm guessing the show didn't end up the hit that Clone Wars or Rebels was and they are going to do something else. Either that or they plan on giving Star Wars a break after The Last Jedi for a while.
 

Yup trailer bills it as the Conclusion. Seems like Disney is giving up on their sequel era Star Wars stuff.


If that's the case, why build their expensive Disney parks after that era rather than the original trilogy? Not challenging your assessment, more curious if that is true.

 

 

They were banking on the sequel era being great but they miscaluated because the sequels have fallen far short of the bar, besides, from what I gather, there is only one ride open in Galaxy's edge which doesn't bold well for visitors. I think what Disney wanted to do was create a park that can be expanded overtime to fit the future but its now begun to fail as the brand has crashed and burned with many fans simply disapointed that the original cast were never actually reunited on screen and the second movie story was so poorly written, its left many fans just unhappy. The park, with just one ride and stuff that is overpriced and rubbish, its any wonder the place begun to fail. Generally speaking, Star Wars as a brand has been mismanaged from the get go, what should of happend with the park, is that it should of been set in mutable eras instead of just that of the sequel, have all main attractions open at once, then it might be more profitable and then as time goes on, stuff from future movies could be added in and stuff from the older ones, slowly phased out, over time but Disney aren't having that, they wanted the sequel era to be a grand showcase of something great but as we know, its failed to do that!


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:42 PM

I also question the logic in opening with one attraction, but Galaxy's Edge isn't appreciably smaller than Pandora in Florida.  And it provides many similar experiences types.

 

The Rise of Skywalker will be the BIG test for the sequel response.  As is, I'm more of the view that Disney has simply oversaturated the market and they really need to step back and cool it on the Star Wars brand for a year or two.  I remember that one of the Nurse mothers I work with had a son who LOVED TFA, and when i mentioned Rogue One, they thought it was a SEQUEL to The Force Awakens.  Then we had Rebels which took place before the ORIGINAL trilogy.  There's been no focus, and I think that has reflected in audience response by the fact nobody knows the narrative anymore because Disney's media has been ALL over the place.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:48 PM


I think Star Wars is likely doing fine and Disney is likely quite happy with where it is at. I think this series ending probably has more to do with Disney + launching and their realigning their shows and where they'll all be airing.

-ZacWilliam, Resistance wasn't as strong as Rebels but it definitely improved as S1 went along.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:11 PM

Yeah, this isn't "ending" so much as "being replaced by a Disney+ series that may just be 'Resistance' with a new name."

Plus, as I said, we're now running parallel to the movies, so whatever happens in RoS (say, the end of the First Order/Resistance paradigm) will influence this series.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:05 PM

I also question the logic in opening with one attraction, but Galaxy's Edge isn't appreciably smaller than Pandora in Florida.  And it provides many similar experiences types.

 

The Rise of Skywalker will be the BIG test for the sequel response.  As is, I'm more of the view that Disney has simply oversaturated the market and they really need to step back and cool it on the Star Wars brand for a year or two.  I remember that one of the Nurse mothers I work with had a son who LOVED TFA, and when i mentioned Rogue One, they thought it was a SEQUEL to The Force Awakens.  Then we had Rebels which took place before the ORIGINAL trilogy.  There's been no focus, and I think that has reflected in audience response by the fact nobody knows the narrative anymore because Disney's media has been ALL over the place.

 

Ep9 I think will take the lowest amount in the sequel saga, thou it could well derail any plans for future movies for along time to come, because what I gathered, kids are not getting into Star Wars and with many adult fans turned off by the sequel movies, they aren't going to really infilance their kids, that is how Star Wars stayed strong in the years between Return of the Jedi and ep1, those who grew up loving the original, bought their kids to see the movies and showed them the originals on VHS, but if adult fans do not take their kids to the current trilogy, then the brand declines and it has a ripple effect across the board, those who sell stuff with the SW brand are not going to profit as much as they might of if the movies were written well and they had a soild plan in place. In terms of marketing the movies, its not their fault things are screwing up, its the people in charge who rubber stamp this, yet having no soild plan for their movies and the universe as a whole, only shown how rushed it is and now they are feeling the pinch, its like learning to running before learning to  walk!


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:27 PM

I think Resistance was either intended to only run for two seasons, or their going to release what is essentially season three as "Star Wars Defiance".


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:06 PM

I would like to be wrong, as far as Galaxies Edge at Disneyland it actually hasnt been drawing in the crowds and attendance has been low for peak Summer season. As far as that goes though its kinda their own fault with only one attraction and just a bunch of store fronts. It really hasnt been the big draw they were hoping for.

As far as Resistance as far as we know it could just be a name change after the next season and the story continues on anyway, or maybe this was the plan with only the two seasons of story in mind. But after the longevity of Rebels and the return of the last season of Clone Wars coming, it doesnt project confidence in what came from Resistance.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:40 AM

Are people finally accepting that people don't love Disney era Star Wars and they as a company have massively botched it?

I don't subscribe to the internet troll reasons but even for a sensible person the facts are stacking up.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:45 AM


There are some people that don't like anything. And that's fine. More power to them. In general though, other than the trolls and morons I see WAY more people online who like and love the new Star Wars stuff than dislike it.

-ZacWilliam, which makes sense as it is largely great stuff. :)
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:20 AM

Really? My social circle online includes people in late teens and their 20s. They talk about MCU alot. Never mention Star Wars.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:28 AM

While I am someone who really likes the new Star Wars, about half of my friends in my inner circle have sworn it off. They went from driving an hour or more to go see the movie (up until The Last Jedi) to supposedly skipping out on the next one when it comes out. They didn't see Solo in the theaters despite liking it more than the other new films when they saw it on video.

Meanwhile I have been enjoying my most of everything. With TFA and TLJ being in my top 4 Star Wars movies. Though I will admit that I watched Resistance more out of obligation than anything. Though it did get good towards the end.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:38 AM

Only the most superficial changes would be required to make Galaxy's Edge into whatever era or planet they want.  Change actor costumes, a couple signs, maybe swap out a ship or two if the budget is very generous.



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:14 AM

Galaxy's Edge should have been an inclusive Star Wars attraction covering all 3 eras. No idea why Disney were banking on the ST solely being a draw.

There's been a rumour going around that it's because they have to pay Lucas more when they use stuff from his tenure, not their own. But that's been coming from the stable of misogynist channels on YouTube so...

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:26 AM

I like the idea of it being a totally immersive in-galaxy location. Nostalgically, I might have preferred it to be OT-era, but this is fine for me and I'm super duper looking forward to visiting and getting lost in the magic.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:22 AM

In practice I do love the idea behind Galaxys Edge being an immersive Star Wars environment. Its a great idea and keeping it in one setting helps that immersion, but when you set it in an era that the fan base is mixed at best feeling wise its not the best move. Again I feel it needs more than a couple rides or a more involved outside event other than Kylo and troops searching for Rey. Still having Star Tours in Tomorrowland doesnt help. Anyways this needs to head back to the general SW thread.

But like Powered said, I kept up with Resistance out of personal obligation to see the show through at first. It really advertised as this show about a group of pilots at first of various interesting backgrounds yet most of the time we are stuck with doofus spyboy Kaz and his motley work crew.

It did turn itself around later but even now Im waiting for more with the other pilots besides Torra and Hype. And other than Torra being adorably hyper, they were the two I was least interested in. So overall Resistance season one was disappointing to me. There is hope in that season 2 trailer for more of what I was wanting but right now its still a watch more of obligation than enjoyment.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:04 AM

Galaxy's Edge should have been an inclusive Star Wars attraction covering all 3 eras. No idea why Disney were banking on the ST solely being a draw.
There's been a rumour going around that it's because they have to pay Lucas more when they use stuff from his tenure, not their own. But that's been coming from the stable of misogynist channels on YouTube so...


Not every channel reporting this is misogynist. And as far-fetched as it seems, were it to be even partially true, does put some of Disneys choices in a different light.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:50 AM

Most likely explanation is that it was poorly planned from the beginning because regardless of what era it's supposed to be, who thought a theme park with one meh ride and a bunch of overpriced trinket shops would sell tickets?


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