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@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.


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#701 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted Yesterday, 06:08 PM

This is the first episode I feel suffers from being a part of an incomplete story. Especially after all the hype devoted to Maddox. I mean we spent like the past five episodes talking about him. And I'd rather Seven had stuck with the crew, especially since, you know, they are heading to a Borg cube. Seems weird to introduce Seven and have her peace out right when that is revealed.

I did appreciate learning more about Rafi's past and her reason for even going along with this but I dont know how well it fit in to this episode's structure. Or maybe I just wanted more Seven of Nine. I don't know. Mixed feelings here, but obviously still enjoying what they are up to, I just hope the story seeds they've planted don't get away from them.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:33 PM

I expect we'll at least see more Maddox in flashbacks, and I definitely expect to see Seven again later.


 
 
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Posted Today, 03:16 AM

I feel a lot of Voyager fans were extremely miffed after only 5 minutes into the episode.


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Posted Today, 04:42 AM

Next episode: Neelix is gunned down in a flashback.

Episode after: Quark and his entire family blow themselves up in Quarks bar as Nausicaan's attack in flashback.

Episode after that: Wesley Crusher seals himself in the USS Titans engineering section to save people from a coolant leak and is disintegrated in flashback.

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The convention host enters the hall "There's no one here Mr Kurtzman, they gave me a note saying you're a dick."


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Posted Today, 08:14 AM

Next episode: Neelix is gunned down in a flashback.
Episode after: Quark and his entire family blow themselves up in Quarks bar as Nausicaan's attack in flashback.
Episode after that: Wesley Crusher seals himself in the USS Titans engineering section to save people from a coolant leak and is disintegrated in flashback.
Kurtzman at a convention: "SEE WHAT I DID?!?!"
The convention host enters the hall "There's no one here Mr Kurtzman, they gave me a note saying you're a dick."


Swap Quark for Barclay and I'd be pretty good with that.
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Posted Today, 09:15 AM

Yeah, I didn't like the obvious plot twist at the end of the episode. And Seven was awesome in this show, as was the whole french pirate Picard. Other than that, I was not impressed with the story.


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Posted Today, 09:33 AM

And it was 12.5% of the story!  Next season is a lifetime away.



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Posted Today, 09:47 AM

Something that comes to mind: If Maddox's lab was torched and he was on the run himself after Dahj went boom, then who was controlling the "Mom" holocall that Soji made?  Did he leave behind some sort of control program hosted elsewhere?  The way he was talking it sounded like he wouldn't have had much in the way of remote hosting going on for his equipment etc.

 

Then again I suppose that gives more fuel to the idea those calls weren't actually calls but an internal chat/hallucination, particularly since both sisters were alone when they made the "calls."



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Posted Today, 09:54 AM

Random thoughts.

We've now got three characters motivated by brutal deaths. Picard. Rios. Seven. What does that mean? I dont know, but jesus guys. Also, while Rafi is not reacting to literal death, the death of her family bonds is still pretty intense. Then again that was brought upon by the slaughter of mars, so...

Every interaction between Picard and Seven, no matter how brief, was golden, which makes me wish she became a part of the crew already, instead of becoming a future plot point or another surprise appearance.

Also, the way Maddux was just cast aside makes me reluctant to let myself get swept up in the mystery of this conspiracy. He was literally the lynch pin of the past five episodes and he didn't add anything, except his death proved what was feared. You'd think committing outright murder like that would be risky, accounting for things like video recordings and the EMH being activated, but considering his murderers talents, I'm sure those will be scrubbed pretty effectively.

This is the only episide so far where I'm leery of where were headed, but there still was good so I'm still onboard.

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Posted Today, 10:59 AM

The footage the Dr. was shown by the conspirators was ancient earth footage revealing Lee Harvey Oswald was actually a time-traveling synth.


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Posted Today, 11:57 AM

I'm pretty bummed about Icheb.  It looks like Seven's story arc is going to be about regaining some of the humanity she lost with Icheb.  She's set up to be a recurring character.  I have no idea if she'll appear again this season, but I hope so.

 

The Fenris Rangers are out there trying to maintain order near the former Romulan Neutral Zone.  That's a pretty interesting idea that I hope gets built on.  I can imagine Starfleet is largely avoiding the area because they just aren't welcome after abandoning the rescue effort.  I would like to know more about how Seven came to join them.

 

I liked seeing Raffi's personal story.  She alienated her family in the aftermath of the Mars attack as she became obsessed with tracking down the conspirators.  Substance abuse came into it somewhere as well.  She's a mess and she's trying to be better.

 

Quark's name was on a bar in an establishing shot and he was name-dropped.  Maybe he'll make an appearance eventually.

 

There was a lot of humor in this episode in contrast with all the death.  Holographic pop-up ads.  Pimp clothes.  Picard's terrible French accent.

 

For all the build-up around Maddox, he got killed pretty quick.  What does Jurati know?  Will the EMH rat her out?  It seems like Jurati and Raffi need to have a long conversation.

 

I like how the EMH responds automatically to psychological emergencies.

 

Did...did they name a character Vajazzle?  It's something very close to Vajazzle.  Anyway, she got vajaporized.  I was sad to see Seven go through with it, but I assume this is just the beginning of her character arc.

 

According to the official podcast, Vajazzle was originally conceived as a fully CG Caitian who lived in an aviary and ate birds.  But the budget precluded that from happening.

 

Also from the podcast (which I haven't finished yet):  they consider TAS to be canon.

 

According to the Internet, her name is Bjayzl.



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Posted 59 minutes ago

I rewatched the surgery scene in episode 2 and maybe they are killing the drones and slaughtering them for parts, I didn't notice the heartbeat getting rapid the first time around and the android telling them they've been 'released' is quite ominous for her, we did see ex drones working there earlier.

 

Also recall the Voyager episode with the Barcley hologram where Ferengi were trying to gain Seven's nanoprobes, there may be a market for them in some regions outside of Federation space like the Orion Syndicate or non aligned human colonies.

 

Thanks to this dystopia we have seen I am rooting for the Borg to conquer them, they do have good intentions after all, they may transform people into slaves but they are from a quadrant of xenophobes, hunters and polluters. 


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