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@  unluckiness : (13 November 2018 - 10:28 AM)

yes.

@  Pennpenn : (13 November 2018 - 07:48 AM)

Is that nightmare fuel for wanking or nightmare fuel that is- actually you know what never mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2018 - 05:07 AM)

This is the Internet. Everything produces wanking nightmare fuel.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 November 2018 - 01:52 AM)

Yet both have produced wanking nightmare fuel. (Rule 34 is a harsh mistress)

@  fourteenwings : (12 November 2018 - 11:41 PM)

I don't know if "magic animals" and "mecha" abide by the same design principals.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 09:20 PM)

PS4 controllers are crap. x.x;

@  Paladin : (12 November 2018 - 08:16 PM)

it took me way too long to realize that didn't actually say "wanking nightmare fuel."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 November 2018 - 08:14 PM)

I'm quite sure that directors don't make the designs because that would be ludicrous amount of work for a single person.

@  Noideaforaname : (12 November 2018 - 05:35 PM)

I guess "walking nightmare fuel" is an improvement...

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2018 - 04:12 PM)

It’s something when the new Pokemon movie is completely accurate to the original source character designs than the Transformers movies. Michael Bay would have created hyper stylised redesigns of Pokemon and many completely new designs if he was doing it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 November 2018 - 01:54 PM)

RIP Stan Lee.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 04:25 AM)

Ehh.. Except for a couple of people, the video game section isn't that bad.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2018 - 08:27 PM)

It feels like this hasn't been said enough: anybody who cares what people at TFW does would surely just check there themselves.

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:50 PM)

And with the Seinfeld/Cyberverse names, the genders matched up, and some of them seem fitting enough ("Peterman" for a leader figure prone to dramatic pronouncements; "Puddy" for a big, strong, gruff guy, etc.)

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Well, the codenames aren't completely random. Shatter and Dropkick were "Red Light" and "Blue Light", weren't they? Referencing their colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 November 2018 - 09:05 AM)

I'm sure the Hasbro logistics guy in charge of assigning the code names would be amused too, if he knew what TFW2005 was.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2018 - 01:30 AM)

Yup. TFW2005.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

Even though we have seen time and again that those names are just randomly applied names from whatever "theme" Hasbro has chosen for the respective line, with no intentional relation between code name and character.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

I love how folks on TFW2005 still assume the code names for toys from new toylines are mystery games Hasbro has created for the fans, and thus are trying to interpret a meaning into those names to guess the character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:56 PM)

I haven't watched many eps yet... Mainly cause I've gotten where I just wait till seasons end and watch the whole thing.

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

I presume he's going to feature heavily in episode 15

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

And like I said in one of the discussion threads, his voice reminds me of the English dub of Alexander Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Ahh, I ment shown up as a Main character yet, but I wasn't specific. :D

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:19 PM)

He showed up in "Maccadam's", and has at least been heard in a few other prior episodes.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 07:06 PM)

Yeah, he's shown up a couple of times.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

I ment in the show.

@  Nevermore : (09 November 2018 - 06:38 PM)

Which one?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Has Cyberverse Grim even showed up yet?

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 05:26 PM)

now that it's out in the open, can I just say NuRID Grimlock is the most interesting version of the character in TWENTY YEARS?

@  Foffy : (09 November 2018 - 05:08 PM)

grimlock eats sloppily at olive garden (ASMR)

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

It could have fit perfectly in Robots in Disguise too. Just have Grimlock waving a pool noodle around and give the line to Drift.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Underquoted Transformers: The Movie quotes: "Grimlock, get your noodle out of my face."

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Yeah, IIRC Wilbur was a spring pig.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I read that as "First sow of the season" and I was about to say that I wasn't aware pigs were typically born in the winter.

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 08:59 AM)

ugh. first snow of the season...

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Shield agent, that's just nuts...

@  Pennpenn : (09 November 2018 - 03:56 AM)

Though there are rumours he's secretly a Pine.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 November 2018 - 01:15 AM)

Idea: in a universe wherein plant alt-modes are common, Maccadam transforms into a macadamia tree.

@  Waspinator : (08 November 2018 - 08:51 PM)

That apparently gets you the help you want. https://www.schlockm....com/2010-04-14

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

Eh, just conference call it to the suicide hotline AI.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2018 - 05:00 PM)

Soon we'll have AI making the calls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 04:04 PM)

Sure, but you can't try to counter-troll them and see if you can annoy them into giving up first.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Robots are cheaper, and don't have mental break downs when people swear at them. Considering how many call centers these days are scams: it's not hard to see why folks don't want to work in them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 03:25 PM)

I miss getting real people for spam calls instead of bots. The bots are no fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 November 2018 - 03:24 PM)

I like the robot from "the visa mastercard rewards center". It feels so cathartic to slam the phone on it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (08 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

A lot of our phone scams up here come from India, pretending to be Revenue Canada. I think they mostly target recent immigrants who aren't familiar with the system, but they've gotten lots of clueless seniors, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2018 - 02:52 PM)

I like the ones that fake the caller ID so it looks like your own number is calling you.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (08 November 2018 - 02:46 PM)

U.S. phone spam is getting ridiculous. I got calls from New York and California in the same hour today.

@  Paladin : (08 November 2018 - 01:06 PM)

then they really should install bigger urinals.


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:26 PM



 

YES! Time to erase that bland, pointless reboot from my memory banks.

 

 

Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote Tim Miller's upcoming Terminator movie, will re-write the script that was initially turned in by Neumeier and Miner. Their version of the movie was planned as a sequel to the original film, but it was never made.

 

I thought Elysium and Chappie were kind of meh, but District 9 was fantastic and this is a guy who gets RoboCop.

 

 

“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp told Deadline. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history. What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch.”

 

 

 



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:48 AM

Elysium wasn't great, Chappie was alright. D9 Was awesome. Even Elysium and Chappie were superbly shot and directed when it came to the action and combat. This guy really knows how to give the viewer a sense of space, and lets the viewer know what's going on, while still making it intense and intimate.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:22 AM

I am intrigued. I enjoyed both District 9 and Elysium, but never got into Chappie.

This could be great. Could be.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:41 AM

I look forward to the following movies RoboCop Forever and Robocop and Lewis. :wtf



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

District 9 was my movie of the year. I couldn't believe the swearing didn't turn me off, haha. Elysium, eh. Chappie, I love too. It already had an ED-209, even though it had no AI and was controlled by evil Wolverine.

Looking forward to it! Sharlo Copely would probably be Boddicker's successor (or whoever that bad guy was in the original).

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:27 AM

I love all of Neill's work and he is a perfect fit for Robocop

 

I am looking forward to this project


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:32 AM

I look forward to the following movies RoboCop Forever and Robocop and Lewis. :wtf


Don't forget the unmade finale, RoboCop Triumphant. ;)

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:15 AM

I look oh so forward to seeing how Blomkamp will fit Robocop into his usual hamfisted South Africa allegorical mold.  I don't expect much.


At least Robocop already has the class warfare built in.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:46 AM

I didn't think about this before, but...

 

 

Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote Tim Miller's upcoming Terminator movie, will re-write the script that was initially turned in by Neumeier and Miner. Their version of the movie was planned as a sequel to the original film, but it was never made.

 

Writer of Terminator, writing RoboCop. Does that mean... maybe somewhere down the line?

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:10 AM

I look oh so forward to seeing how Blomkamp will fit Robocop into his usual hamfisted South Africa allegorical mold.  I don't expect much.


At least Robocop already has the class warfare built in.

Eh, already did that with the third movie and parts of the TV series and made for TV movies (IIRC)

 

 

And I didn't find the reboot to be anywhere near as bad as some have made it out to be.  I think the fundamental problem was that people were expecting the same subjects of satire as the original and not the satire of the "Fox News information control" we ultimately got.  It also had some nice ideas in addressing the Murphy family dynamic, even if much of it fell a bit flat, as was much of the driving criminal conflict.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:16 PM

I was fine with the reboot, really.  It shouldn't have been Robocop instead of its own thing, but I liked the underlying idea of the story being mainly about dealing with amputee trauma and family trauma after a combat death, basically.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:45 PM

I look forward to the following movies RoboCop Forever and Robocop and Lewis. :wtf

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:46 PM

District 9 is a rubbish movie, one of the worse Sci-if movies I've seen. Robocop, I didn't really get the feel with the reboot, it felt like they purposely toned down the violence and went with a story about cooperate greed and desire to impress people by sticking their excutive murdering machines on the city streets (ED-209). Frankly, I felt much of the story was kind of lost somewhere along the line with them building Robocop and spending ages trying to improve him than actually being a cop, thou its been a while since I last saw the film. With the originals, the four film sequels, Prime Directives are good editions to the story and serve as a worthly end to that era of Robocop


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:45 PM

Why do you think District 9 is one of the worst sci-fi movies ever? That opinion seems so alien to me. You're either a prophet or a madman.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:28 PM

Latter. Definitely the latter. :wtf


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

I never saw the Robocop reboot and keep forgetting it exists. Is it worth a watch? On the scale of totally unnecessary remakes where "Cabin Fever" was negative-5, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was 0, and "Dawn of the Dead" was a 5, where would it fit?

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:55 PM

District 9 is a rubbish movie, one of the worse Sci-if movies I've seen.

 

i stopped reading after that :p


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:06 PM

Oh, how I envy you, Thy. It's been a few years, but I'd probably rate it a 1 or 2.

 

I mean, really, maybe it's not the most terrible movie in the world. It's got a solid supporting cast - Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley (well, I like him at least.) But to me it was just boring, bringing little new or interesting to the table, doesn't take advantage of its solid cast, and its digs at corporatism felt far less biting than Verhoeven's were decades ago. Maybe that's the result of the original's satire becoming real. The lead essentially played it the same going from human to robot, bland all-American. I suppose kudos for going in a different direction, but it doesn't hold a candle to the subtle but effective performance of Peter Weller.

 

It if it was legit awful I think I'd like it more, that might give it some character.

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:07 PM

I never saw the Robocop reboot and keep forgetting it exists. Is it worth a watch? On the scale of totally unnecessary remakes where "Cabin Fever" was negative-5, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was 0, and "Dawn of the Dead" was a 5, where would it fit?

 

I liked the remake for the most part, my biggest issue is the not-fox News stuff, just barbecue that feels a bit too close to home imo. Beyond that, there is a lot of good in it. Some things I feel it does better, as there is a lot more emphasis on characters in this one, then the original had. Its toned down, but honestly you're not likely to find a Hollywood movie being as brutally violent as the original Robocop was. I feel it keeps what it needs to, expands where it needs to to sorta fill that void, and ends up a mostly good movie that might not be equal to the original, but I don't feel it's complete eclipsed by the orignal's shadow either.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:24 PM

It felt a lot more like a TV pilot than an actual film to me.  Probably mainly to changing the focus from violence and corporate satire to emotional trauma, which was admittedly an odd switch.


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