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@  Maximus Ambus : (22 August 2019 - 02:35 AM)

No changes with me. To life immortal.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:13 PM)

A French version named Eht Reht. Oh wait...

@  wonko the sane? : (21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM)

The most dangerous words in the english language: "I have money..."...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2019 - 04:43 AM)

Zombie version, Hot Rot.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 August 2019 - 01:58 AM)

A chef version named Hot Pot.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:57 AM)

Does that hold true for the accent of any British Allsparkers here?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2019 - 01:56 AM)

I was reading some GoBots + Transformers discussion on Twitter and saw a British user point out that "BuggyMan" can sound like "boogeyman".

@  Otaku : (20 August 2019 - 11:28 PM)

@Sabrblade Part of me wishes I had purchased the coffee cup with that comic when it was for sale.  The rest of me knows I didn't have the money for it. XD

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2019 - 07:59 PM)

That's the Superdeformers version. He uses the MacGuffix to warm up his coffee.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 07:56 PM)

A bodybuilder version named Hot Bod.

@  unluckiness : (20 August 2019 - 07:43 PM)

A psychedelic-colored repaint named Pot Rod

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 August 2019 - 07:42 PM)

Runner-up dumb idea: A Bizarro-like clone of Hot Rod named Not Rod.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 August 2019 - 06:25 PM)

One of the dumbest TF ideas I ever had: Hot Rod (by whatever means) produces a son, who is named "Go-Cart".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:06 PM)

In its current form, DS9 is eventually going to fade from the public consciousness. Even on modern top-of-the-line displays, those old SD masters look like trash, and there's only so long younger generations will be able to stomach them. I can only imagine how they'll look when everyone has ultra-short throw projectors casting 120" images on their walls

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 06:05 PM)

It's definitely offputting, but Trek is one property I'd be willing to hold my nose and open my wallet for. I care far more about DS9 being available in the long-term, and for future generations, than my distaste for corporate greed

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:39 PM)

'Pay up now and fund this remaster we'll be able to profit from for decades, as this will be your only chance to get that show you like on BluRay... Until the superdeluxe re-release with even more stuff and a metal box.'

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:14 PM)

Stuff they're intending to remaster anyway for their streaming service would become crowdfunding projects.

@  Rycochet : (20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM)

I love DS9, but there is something offputting about giving money direct to Viacom for a project like this, probably because it would set a bad precedent. Given how moneygrubbing they are, it would quickly become their go-to solution for any old show they want remastered rather than dipping their hands in their own deep pockets.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 August 2019 - 02:48 PM)

A crowdfunding probably wouldn't be that outrageous. The DS9 Documentary "What We Left Behind" that was recently released on blu-ray managed to raise nearly $650,000 on IndieGoGo. Imagine how much fans might contribute if it were guaranteed the remaster would happen provided the goal was reached.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  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.


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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?


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#221 Fenrir

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:44 PM

 

there's been a rumor going around recently that Disney's considering a new series for their streaming platform focusing on Rose Tico with Kelly Marie Tran reprising the role.

 

 

http://www.wearereso...ered-by-disney/

 

 

Honestly, watching the internet lose their hugging minds over this happening would probably be more entertaining than any show they could put together.

 

 

So I hope this turns out to be true.

 

Clearly someone at Lucasfilm and Disney are not listening to the fans (again) if they want to make a Rose Tico show, if I were Kelly Marie Tran, after the whole Last Jedi disaster, I would steer well clear of Disney & Lucasfilm, if she goes through with that, she only going to end up hurting her career even more! At the moment, I find the fall out from Last Jedi & Solo failure at the box office and lack of listening by Disney and Lucasfilm to be rather entertaining to watch, more so than Last Jedi, I honestly think, Ep 9 is going to crash and burn at the box office this December, I simply cannot see any way out of the hole that Lucasfilm has put themselves into with their arrogance, Rian Johnson still saying he working on his trilogy, I cannot see that getting into filming, if it does, its likely to crash and burn, harder than the rest of the sequel trilogy unless Lucasfilm make the bold move of creating a brand new brand for themselves so that it no longer a Star Wars film, it only mimics Star Wars, badly and bombs without hurting the Star Wars IP, that is the only way I can see Rian Johnson carrying on making movies with Lucasfilm!

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:47 PM

I'd watch a Rose show.  I mean, I'm not going to subscribe to a streaming service to watch it, but I'd totally watch it if it was on, like, cable.

 

I'm a little unsure what they could do with Rose, at least as she's set up in TLJ.  If they go the mechanic / Resistance fighter, that's kind of close to where "Resistance" is (I think).  If they go *after* TLJ, then you've obviously got to deal with Finn - which I would also be interested in (seriously, give me my Finn series) - but that might step on Episode IX: We Ran Out of Titles.

 

I'd be super interested in a Rose & Her Sister show, because I still feel that aspect of TLJ needed a bit more fleshing out.

 

A lot of the TLJ subplots suffered because of the need to deal with Luke (which was always going to be the case).

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:06 PM

From the sounds of things, Disney is shuttering a LOT of their film projects and converting many into series.  Which I think would serve the brand and characters much better.  Instead of a 2 hour Obi-Wan film, maybe a 6 part limited series would give us a Lot more bang, and would be a great incentive for the streaming service.

 

The Mandalorian is said to have incorporated a lot of what would have become the Boba Fett film, and with Disney's Marvel investment on the streaming side...I think Disney is going to save the "movie" slot to have a much bigger impact every few years than every single year.



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:48 PM


Rose would be great as a show subject except for the fact that after Last Jedi she deserves to be part of the main characters club with Rey, Finn and Poe having great, fun important adventures, not being off on her own because TV doesn't have the budget for her friends to all be there.

-ZacWilliam, hopefully Ep IX leaves everyone in a great place for the future, whatever form that takes, TV or film. They've been hitting it out of the park so far, so I have faith.
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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:27 PM

Rose would be a brilliant choice on so many levels. Fingers crossed.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:28 AM

Really not seeing any story potential in Rose.

Not everyone needs an origin story.

*holds up the Bantam Tales Of trilogy as proof*

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:03 AM

 

there's been a rumor going around recently that Disney's considering a new series for their streaming platform focusing on Rose Tico with Kelly Marie Tran reprising the role.

 

 

http://www.wearereso...ered-by-disney/

 

 

Honestly, watching the internet lose their hugging minds over this happening would probably be more entertaining than any show they could put together.

 

 

So I hope this turns out to be true.

 

Clearly someone at Lucasfilm and Disney are not listening to the fans (again) if they want to make a Rose Tico show, if I were Kelly Marie Tran, after the whole Last Jedi disaster, I would steer well clear of Disney & Lucasfilm, if she goes through with that, she only going to end up hurting her career even more! At the moment, I find the fall out from Last Jedi & Solo failure at the box office and lack of listening by Disney and Lucasfilm to be rather entertaining to watch, more so than Last Jedi, I honestly think, Ep 9 is going to crash and burn at the box office this December, I simply cannot see any way out of the hole that Lucasfilm has put themselves into with their arrogance, Rian Johnson still saying he working on his trilogy, I cannot see that getting into filming, if it does, its likely to crash and burn, harder than the rest of the sequel trilogy unless Lucasfilm make the bold move of creating a brand new brand for themselves so that it no longer a Star Wars film, it only mimics Star Wars, badly and bombs without hurting the Star Wars IP, that is the only way I can see Rian Johnson carrying on making movies with Lucasfilm!

 

 

For this alone I'd watch a Rose Tico show.

 

Ironbite-I'd have it on repeat so they'd think I was watching it when I wasn't there.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:47 PM


I honestly hope that Lucasfilm does whatever would make Superomegaprime the most unhappy. Because by all evidence it would be smart, epic and well made, I would absolutely love it and it'd do wonderful.

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#229 Benbot

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:52 PM

Are they seriously considering that as a show or is someone as Lucasfilm just a masterful troll?



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:13 PM

Hey, it could be great as long as they surround her with supporting characters that are far more interesting than she is.  Like Seinfeld in space.



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:52 PM

Really not seeing any story potential in Rose.

Not everyone needs an origin story.

*holds up the Bantam Tales Of trilogy as proof*


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Mos Eisley
Jabbas palace
Empire
New Republic
Bounty Hunters


But ya even some of the later stories with people in Mazs Palace make it really apparent not everyone needs to be focused on.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:18 PM

Are they seriously considering that as a show or is someone as Lucasfilm just a masterful troll?

 

Who knows, but a lot of these projects could hinder on Ep 9 being a sucess or not, thou I think personally, Ep9 is not going to gross a great deal due to the mess of the previous film but that my view!


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:18 PM

Really not seeing any story potential in Rose.

Not everyone needs an origin story.

*holds up the Bantam Tales Of trilogy as proof*

See, I don't think a series doesn't HAVE to be "an origin" story.  But, I think Rose and her sister could be the hook to portray how the First Order and other forces impacted their lives and why they opted to join the Resistance.

There's a lot to the universe we have only seen in glimpses to places like Jaku or Maz's planet.  There is a valid perspective to be explored there that doesn't necessarily mean a dry "origin" series.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:00 AM

I'd argue everything about Rose is there in TLJ. She's basically a geeky mechanic with a strong moral compass who joined the Resistance with her cooler sister who was a pilot.

I mean if you wanted to explore her in a novel or comic, fine. But I don't see much need for a streaming show. I think you have to be a really gripping, iconic character for that. Vader is one of the most iconic villains of all time and the story of how he came to be is central to the status quo of the OT.

Rose...no. Disney needs to learn to stop forcing relevance on the characters they've added.

I mean, I could be convinced that a Holdo series could work to give some context to the rise of the First Order. But without Fisher you can't really do it.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:23 AM

 

Really not seeing any story potential in Rose.

Not everyone needs an origin story.

*holds up the Bantam Tales Of trilogy as proof*


There are Five in the Tales blasphemous rebel! Your proof is incomplete!

Mos Eisley
Jabbas palace
Empire
New Republic
Bounty Hunters


But ya even some of the later stories with people in Mazs Palace make it really apparent not everyone needs to be focused on.

 

 

Eeh, Empire and New Republic aren't really the same as the others, they're (mostly) reprints of stories from the Adventure Journal RPG supplements, whereas the others were specifically 'give the nobodies in the crowd scene a backstory' anthologies.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

Exactly.

The three I'm citing are a trilogy that correspond to the OT itself directly.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:29 AM

Another angle might be that Finn, Poe, and Rey are too big to anchor an ongoing series post-Ep9, but Rose may be just right.

Hell, if they want to go animated, Resistance is going to need a complete revamp next season, since this season will end when TFA begins (and TLJ happens immediately after TFA, remember). Rose would fit right in with Kaz, Neeku, and Torra (I'm guessing Tam might well come down on the First Order's side, and either Yeager or Doza might sacrifice themselves to save the kids).

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:18 AM

So latest Galaxy of Adventures focuses on rescuing Leia from the Death Star. And it does so by depicting Han, Luke and Chewie as useless bumblers and Leia has to do everything herself.

Please stop, Disney. Leia was already a badass and the heart of the original films was the camaraderie between the main cast. No one needs this over the top feminist agenda you're pushing.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:05 AM

Agreed. It really comes across as rewriting past events to change the characters. There are already articles out there about this baaically tiled "How Galaxy of Adventures makes Leia even more of a badass than she already was."

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:17 AM

One comment summed it up- "If Leia could do all this by herself, why was she in a cell in the first place?". In the actual movie Leia has to take charge of her own rescue somewhat but that whole sequence on the Death Star is a team effort. They each have each other's backs and it's not like Leia was a damsel. She stood up to Darth Vader. She lied about the rebel base location under threat. She withstood torture. The idea that this short is somehow correcting some imbalance that has existed since 1977...no.





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