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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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#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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