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@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Hm, a young woman fighting in a rebellion against an oppressive regime run by an old (very) white guy?  Yeah, I can see that as appealing more to modern audiences than a dude defending the monarchy.

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

Oh wow.

Well, hopefully they won't lean too hard on the 'fight the patriarchy' angle.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

I wouldn't put on money on this being an entirely complete list of characters. I'm sure we're gonna see a few more familiar faces down the line.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

And if it goes on long enough, they'll be scouring the source material for new villians of the week! :D


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

She's introduced as He-Man's long-lost brother and meets him for her introduction, but otherwise it's just this entire rebranded set of MotU things and no interaction with MotU.

 

Well I mean, we have gotten pretty progressive as of late, but somehow I don't think they are going to create a show with a crossdressing main character for this.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:13 PM

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....
 
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That's not really a new idea. Weren't there a few characters from later Sailor Moon like that? The Starlights or somesuch.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

She's introduced as He-Man's long-lost brother and meets him for her introduction, but otherwise it's just this entire rebranded set of MotU things and no interaction with MotU.
Well I mean, we have gotten pretty progressive as of late, but somehow I don't think they are going to create a show with a crossdressing main character for this.

I think I originally phrased that the other way around and missed one of the substitutions inverting it.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

 

Well, Ryk Spoor did publish "Princess Holy Aura" this year, in which the magical girl is a guy who becomes a girl as part of the magic....
 
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That's not really a new idea. Weren't there a few characters from later Sailor Moon like that? The Starlights or somesuch.

 

Yeah, but that was anime only. They were always girls too. (EDIT: I mean they were originally girls and only became guys when they got to earth)

 

On the actual subject of this thread. I'm interested.

 

I remember when we had that He-Man reboot cartoon on CN a while back. I kept hoping She-Ra would be introduced, only to hear it might have been in the next season we never got as it go canceled. :/


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:46 PM

I am curious as to whether any of the allusions to the He-man franchise will be there. Adora only became She-Ra thanks to Adam traveling to Etheria to give her the Sword of Protection for one. And her Transformation shout was "For the Honor of Greyskull" including Castle Greyskull in the background of the transformation.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

Oh wow.

Well, hopefully they won't lean too hard on the 'fight the patriarchy' angle.

 

There won't be such thing at all.

 


Is she pansexual?
 
None of that either.
 

And maybe they can actually use the swords as swords this time
 
There ain't gonna be blood baths if that's what you're hoping for.
 

Lot of awesome people in the cast. I hope they can manage something cool that can pull itself free of the shadow of He-Man.
 
But also has lots of He-Man? NO
 
At any rate... bring it on. They can save He-Man for the inevitable "MOTU: Go Roar".
 
You can thank MOTU and POP being under separate licenses for that.
It's so convoluted that they shouldn't even be able to use the Horde characters (apart from Catra and few others)... yet they are using them.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:31 PM


My expectation is that they will leave space in the origin for Eternia and Adam to be something that exist elsewhere but she has no knowledge of but nothing of that will be touched at all in season 1.

If the show is successful and goes on to a second or third season I can see them maybe eventually touching on it a little or even using it to backdoor a second MotU revival but I think that's very distant future speculation at this point.


-ZacWilliam, I think it'll be pretty interesting to see where a She-ra revival without He-man goes honestly.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

Here's my guess (warning-geeky brainstorming coming):

They've designed the first couple seasons (26-39-ish) episodes around the idea of avoiding her full origin.  We might get something like she is a horde general only to get a magic sword from with a partial reveal of her origins (coming from Eternia, maybe parents named, maybe a Sorceress cameo) and lead into a multi-season battle agains the Horde building into a climax point with a big crossover with classic MOTU characters from Eternia.

 

The probable hope is that the He-Man/MOTU feature film stays on track for a late 2019 (or at least Spring 2020) release and they can coordinate the reveal of the character on the series with the release of the feature film (SYNERGY!).  And after seeing how Dreamworks and Netflix have distributed Voltron...that doesn't seem like an impossible task.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

Yeah she was kidnapped as a baby. Raised by Hordak or someone in his service (don't remember if we got any details of that) and was an officer of the Horde before Adam showed up and She-Ra happened.

I havn't read them but I think the recent DC Comics played with her Horde identity in more detail.

-ZacWilliam, being raised as a villain her whole life was something the Cartoon completely dismissed and ignored as far as I can recall.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:04 PM

they can coordinate the reveal of the character on the series with the release of the feature film (SYNERGY!).

 

No, she was on that other girls' cartoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

Mattel and Marketing in general seems to be finally realizing that girls like superheroes too. It wouldnt be so far fetched that they saw the success of their girls targeted DC superheroes product and wanted to expand with an in house brand.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:17 PM

I want Seahawk to be a consistent villain until he gets seduced to the good side. So he's always fighting Bow during fights.

Would love to see more of the non animated lady heroes and villains in action too.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:51 PM

This new She-Ra will learn that it's not nice to cause trouble for the Evil Horde.

 

Never got a chance to watch the original series when I was a kid, it just wasn't anywhere on TV. I keep meaning to check it out streaming, but revisiting my childhood era cartoons has tended to not go well so far. Like He-Man.

 

I did love Secret of the Sword growing up, the film that introduced her. I watched the Hell out of that VHS. It's been a long time since I've seen the movie, but I suspect it holds up decently well. It was much more ambitious than the standard He-Man fare in its plot and themes (written by a couple of nobodies named Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward.)

 

The opening song is still great.

 

 

 

Hm, a young woman fighting in a rebellion against an oppressive regime run by an old (very) white guy?  Yeah, I can see that as appealing more to modern audiences than a dude defending the monarchy.

 

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White guy?

 

 

 

 

 

He was blue, like Skeletor. Sensing a pattern of He-Man and She-Ra just not liking blue people. Skeletor fought to end the tyranny of a white monarchy, and He-Man brought his colonialism to take down a blue ruler on Etheria. In fact, in Secret of the Sword he and his sister reinstalled a white monarchy that Hordak had liberated Bright Moon from.

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:57 AM


The picture above makes me really hope they do something cool to Hordak's design. That high bone collar is just kinda dumb.

-ZacWilliam, he's always felt weirdly muddy as a design to me. Never liked him much. Nosferatu face, weird robot suggestions, weird collar, shape changing powers. I'm sure he could be great but It could use some reinvention to really gel I think.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:40 AM

Don't remember what DC did with him, but Google tells me it's this.

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