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


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#481 Trpodeca

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:32 AM

So I assume the next six months or so of Star Wars comics and books will be lead-up to the Rise Of Skywalker. I assume it'll mostly focus on the Resistance going from about 12 people on  a ship, to the larger organisation I expect they'll be in the film. 

 

After that I wonder how long it'll be until they release content set after the film. Will there be some comic series, or novel acting as followup? I guess so, but at what point would that come out ?


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 12:07 AM

This lead up to tRoS makes me think back to Revenge of the Sith, and how different it all feels now. Like, back then we got friggin' Genndy Tartakovsky fresh off of Samurai Jack making crazy action cartoons to hype up the movie, as if seeing how it all ends and leads to the OT somehow wasn't enough. This time though, the new film has no real hook (the trailer even resorts to teasing the return of a whole bunch of older things), and "ending the saga" rings hollow when they're simultaneously selling you on Galaxy's Edge, the Mandalorian, the Clone Wars revival, the Cassian show, the Resistance cartoon, the however many other trilogies they've announced (i think there was at least three)....

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:53 AM

Pulled my Prequels toys down from the attic where they have been for the past two years, and they have a ton of yellowing! My poor walker looks like it has been through the entire clone wars! I am going to hate retro bright some of this stuff.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:37 PM

I like the Sequels, but I I feel like they could be so much better.

 

I've gotten that feeling from both TFA and TLJ, so I feel pretty confident that view will continue to the next film.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:06 PM

I blame a LOT of that on Disney's ridiculously aggressive production slate.  For all the faults of the prequels, at least it was obvious that George Lucas DID actually take an effort to respond to some of the criticisms of his films.  He took TIME between films to really address issues and put energies into the subsequent films (the sequel trilogy has had precious little NEW in terms of its designs).

 

In a vacuum, The Last Jedi is a FANTASTIC film, but as a direct sequel? I'm not sure it flows as good as it SHOULD have.



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:46 PM

When did Lucas respond to criticisms and address issues?

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 04:57 AM

Well Jar-Jar did get less screen-time in each film. 


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:50 AM

Well Jar-Jar did get less screen-time in each film. 

 

Anakin was recast, the tone shifted darker for Sith, there was a lot more of the romance to try to convince audiences it was a thing, Anakin toned down the crazy for the opening act of Sith after turning it up when Phantom Menace had him seem too far from Vader in audience eyes.

 

Don't get me wrong, none of those made the prequels good, but there was an attempt. (A mostly failed attempt, in my view, but everyone's got the right to an opinion.)

 

Really, the Last Jedi is making me look back at the prequels with a lot more fondness than I had when Sith came out. I still really don't like them, but I can more respect the effort.




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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:56 AM

Well Jar-Jar did get less screen-time in each film. 

 
Anakin was recast, the tone shifted darker for Sith, there was a lot more of the romance to try to convince audiences it was a thing, Anakin toned down the crazy for the opening act of Sith after turning it up when Phantom Menace had him seem too far from Vader in audience eyes.
 
Don't get me wrong, none of those made the prequels good, but there was an attempt. (A mostly failed attempt, in my view, but everyone's got the right to an opinion.)
 
Really, the Last Jedi is making me look back at the prequels with a lot more fondness than I had when Sith came out. I still really don't like them, but I can more respect the effort.

And we're sure any of those were responses to fan complaints - how? That's the story of the films. Anakin has to get 10 years older in 3 years, he has to fall in love, the dark side has to rise.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:49 AM

Ya, none of that was listening to criticism. Jake Loyd wan't going to grow up in less than 3 years at that point making it a tad awkward if they continued to push the love story. And as far as toning down the crazy, um nope still goes crazy after a loved one was threatened.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:29 PM

I mean, just imagine how that trilogy plays out if they DIDN'T recast Anakin. Like, wow. 

 

I can't imagine there was ever any plan to keep Jake Lloyd, surely. He was 10.


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:41 AM

This is reminding me of that TheForce.net parody script for TPM where Anakin is a little perv obsessed with older girls.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

We got dates for the opening of "Rise of the Resistance" at Walt Disney World and DIsneyland.  WDW will be getting it on 12/5/2019, while Disneyland will getting it a bit later on 1/17/20.

 

https://disneyparks....ance-announced/

 

Very surprised that WDW is getting it first.  I did hear about some tech issues with the ride, but always figured Disneyland would get it first.


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:31 AM

I think this is the most impressive Star Wars fan film I've ever seen.
 
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:38 PM

how known was vader to the galaxy at large, to the average person? was he a well known figure? a kind of bogeyman, only spoken of in whispers and told to children if they misbehaved? i dont know why i started thinking of that, but it popped into my head earlier today


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:17 PM

I imagine the Imperial propaganda machine either never mentioned him at all or downplayed his significance if they did. After all, they had appearances to maintain.

In the years between ROTS and ANH, he was probably best known among the elite class of Imperial society as the guy you really don't want showing up on your doorstep.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:34 AM

I prefer the version in the X-Wing novels: according to Imperial Propaganda, Vader was the one who sided with the Senator Palpatine against the treacherous Jedi, and helped build the foundation for the Empire. He was a truly devoted Right Hand of the Emperor and the epitome of an Imperial.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 05:00 AM

Vader being public knowledge makes more sense than the legions of dark Jedi under his command.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:39 AM

I'd expect that the average person was far more concerned about their local garrison.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:39 AM

Pre-ANH, Vader seemed to be a relatively high-ranking official* --note that, while he was commanding troops and sitting in on high-level meetings, he was taking orders from a Grand Moff (and Leia was well aware that someone had to be "holding Vader's leash").

By ESB he has clearly been promoted to full command of his own mission fleet.

(* The nature of an "empire" means that there is no meaningful distinction between a government official and a military officer, so it's hard to describe Vader's official status in ways that would make sense to most of us.)



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