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@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  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.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 12:29 PM

They just want people to be very clear on what they're getting.  There are many potential things worth worrying/complaining about; this isn't one of them.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:07 PM

 

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I did not expect that to just be a black screen turning into the logo that you see before clicking play.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:56 PM

This is the first time that we've had a Star Trek series centered solely around one character.  Particularly one who's already a cultural icon.  It's not creative, but it makes sense.  It's going to get the attention of casual fans.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:32 PM

Looks like the Starfleet uniforms have the TNG silhouette with a high collar and separate shirt/pants with the color layout of Voyager jumpsuits.  Possibly with AGT commbadges, but I can't be sure.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 09:54 AM

Finally saw the clip. It was just a few seconds that shows an Ensign asking Picard his name, and Picard just giving him this humorous look. 


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 01:57 PM

Looks like the Starfleet uniforms have the TNG silhouette with a high collar and separate shirt/pants with the color layout of Voyager jumpsuits.  Possibly with AGT commbadges, but I can't be sure.

 

probly a flashback or time travel. cant see them going back to the old uniform style


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 03:08 PM

No, those are completely new uniforms, not just re-used/reproduced costumes.

Remember that this is 20 years after the "new" uniform design seen in the TNG movies. It's time for a change.

(As for a practical, production-based reason, high-collared costumes are probably easier to deal with than the layered grey-shouldered uniforms.)

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 05:33 PM

Strange they'd go back to the colored yoke, though, very similar to VOY's uniforms (which were also 2 piece, whereas I believe DS9's early uniforms were jumpsuits). I definitely prefer the TNG movie style gray yoke with colored undershirt to denote division.



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:48 PM

No, those are completely new uniforms, not just re-used/reproduced costumes.

Remember that this is 20 years after the "new" uniform design seen in the TNG movies. It's time for a change.

 

not really a change though is it? i mean, its basically a redesigned ds9/voyager uniform and seems like a step backwards. im not saying i dont like them. its just weve seen a similar design before and i was hoping for something new


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:37 AM

My favorite uniforms were the movie 2-6 and the gray shoulders. But if there is any point in showing department on the clothing, you probably want to see it from back and sides, not just a little neck.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:36 AM

I am halfway convinced that Star Fleet's uniform designer is secretly Q, constantly changing up the uniforms on a whim. 

 

 

And as crazy as the idea sounds, there is some alpha cannon to support this idea. 


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:23 PM

My favorite uniforms were the movie 2-6 and the gray shoulders. But if there is any point in showing department on the clothing, you probably want to see it from back and sides, not just a little neck.

 

On the FC/DS9 uniforms, in addition to the undershirt, they also have a division colored stripe on the cuffs, so it should be easy enough to tell regardless of the angle.



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:44 PM

Now idea how long this camrip of the clip will stay on YouTube:

 


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 02:35 PM

Man. That really is the Countdown uniform isn't it. Here's to hoping they acknowledge some of the novel canon too...


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:09 AM

Interesting!  Not my favorite design, but it's hard to tell how they will really look in detail from that clip.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

For those interested in the math: 20 years after Nemesis (2379) is 2399. The Hobus supernova (and Spock's disappearance) was in 2387.

The (now-obliviated) alternate future seen in "All Good Things" was 2395. Star Trek Online takes place in 2409.

According to both the novelverse and STO, Picard's son Rene was born in 2381, so he'd be 18. Old enough that Jean-Luc and Beverly wouldn't need to be watching over him, so he need not turn up at all.

The current "present day" in the novels is late 2386 (as of the latest Titan novel), so there's plenty of room (13 years) for TrekLit writers to build a bridge from the Pocketverse to Picard, assuming the new series doesn't do anything too crazy.

Barring changes to Picard's personal history (like saying he retired immediately after the Shinzon incident, or never married Beverly, or something), the only real sticking points would be DS9,
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A lot of the other big changes in the novels are sufficiently ambiguously handled that they could be easily retconned as the Federation having incomplete information (which, in at least one case, was already explicitly established), or just smoothed over in the 13-year gap.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

I suspect no attempt will be made by the show or the current Pocketverse to merge the two continuities.  And F Star Trek Online.  



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:53 PM

Without spoiling anything, the latest TNG novel seems to be setting up the possibility for a change in the Pocketverse status quo. It makes me wonder if they're writing the next chapter with the new series specifically in mind.

This would please me, but I can't say I'm truly expecting it.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:56 AM

I mean, Pocket's license is specifically tied to the film/TV franchise. They have to account for the new series, even if it doesn't have to account for them, which means they'll inevitably need to either course-correct or retcon. For that matter, that's been why they've been dragging their feet getting to Hobus, to see what the official canon has to say about that event.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:44 PM

New teaser trailer dropped! It is pretty good! Not much content in it other than he was an Admiral when he retired.


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