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@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  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".


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#181 Ironbite

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 02:43 PM

They already had a throwaway line in TNG establishing he could "age".

 

Wasn't that a possible future though?


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 03:06 PM

I figured the Borg would put in an appearance.

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 03:32 PM

Nice to see Seven back... not so much the cube. Was kinda hoping they'd keep the Borg out of it, unless this is going to be the "destroy the collective" storyline, hopefully taking at least some cues from the Destiny novels.

 

If they do bring Data back, with absolutely no nods to "Cold Equations", it's going to be a little annoying. There's not likely to be a better Data resurrection story idea than the one presented there.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 04:11 PM

They already had a throwaway line in TNG establishing he could "age".


Wasn't that a possible future though?



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 04:19 PM

Of course Data can "age". He's an android; all he has to do is make cosmetic modifications to his chassis!


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:30 PM

You don't have to change your appearance to age.  All you have to do is stay alive.

 

But Data didn't do that.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

Well this might just get me to bite the bullet on CBS All Access. I don't want to see the Borg again - God I'm sick of them - but Seven? Data? Giving the TNG era some televised closure? I'm down for all of that.


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:44 PM

Johnathan Frakes has confirmed on his twitter that he's filmed scenes with Stewart for the series.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:11 AM

I hope this show is as perfect as it appears to be.
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:43 AM

I'm surprised at the Borg hate going on. I mean, it's a show about Picard. I'm not a huge fan of the Borg post-Voyager either but I can't say them being a driving point of the narrative really surprises me. First Contact was the most critically successful TNG film for a reason even if I fundamentally dislike it.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:34 AM

There can be a Borg cube without the Borg showing up.  In the Countdown comics it's established that Nero's ship has extensive Borg technology.  Perhaps the Romulans captured a cube and have reverse engineered it following the Hobus event.  I have a feeling we're going to see a lot of the events leading up to and following the destruction of Romulus.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:21 AM

From a business perspective, this series MAY be a reaction/competition to the Orville.  Star Trek was hemorrhaging fans to this little independent comedy that "was more Star Trek than current Trek".  CBS may have created this series to try to win longtime fans back.  If Orville created a good third season, those fans may leave forever...and take all of their merchandise buying money with them.  Let's be honest, there is no money in the shows, it is in that plastic dog doodie with a delta on it that fans WILL buy.  I know it is anecdotal, but the dealers room was larger than the speaking room at the 25th anniversary convention in Anaheim.  Paramount encouraged that as it gave the show free press.

 

Fans will not see the specifics of the show, they will be lost in the rose covered stupor of how the franchise treated them, and when they have the warm fuzzy, they will get on line and purchase all kinds of stuff they don't need for far too much.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:33 AM

With Orville going to hulu my only shot at watching any star trek is with paying services and I don't know what to do with that.
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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:42 AM

I'm surprised at the Borg hate going on. I mean, it's a show about Picard. I'm not a huge fan of the Borg post-Voyager either but I can't say them being a driving point of the narrative really surprises me. First Contact was the most critically successful TNG film for a reason even if I fundamentally dislike it.

 

I don't hate the Borg. I just had a friend growing up who was obsessed with them, and that kinda soured them for me.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:15 AM

The thing with the Borg is that First Contact turned them from a massive community Commune into a massive Cult of Personality. The Borg never really recovered from that.

Also, the Borg have invaded the Federation all the way to Earth twice now.

 

One thing to have 7of9 (or as less polite people have said "7ofTrippleD") show up--she's clearly had 20 years to absorb and be absorbed by humanity. But to say "here come the Borg... again" seems a little weak.

Lazy. It might be trite, but I'd rather they be the surprise of a season finale.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:51 PM

Also we have no clue what that Cube is.  Could be the Borg, could be the remains of the Borg.  Just cause it's one shot doesn't mean they're back.

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:59 PM

It could be sector seven rebuilding the one from First contact, and it's taken 20 years to put it all back together. We don't know


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:21 PM

And who cares if the Borg are back if theres a good story to be told with them

People where bitching that we kept going backwards in the timeline and spinoffs And here we have an honest continuation of the TNG era 

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:21 PM

It could be sector seven rebuilding the one from First contact, and it's taken 20 years to put it all back together. We don't know

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:25 PM



The thing with the Borg is that First Contact turned them from a massive community Commune into a massive Cult of Personality. The Borg never really recovered from that.

 

I'd argue Enterprise's Regeneration did a fantastic job of "rehabilitating" the threat of the Borg, even if they had to crib Lovecraft's "In the Mountains of Madness" to do it.





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