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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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#121 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:53 PM

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.

The license has specifically forbidden them from getting as far as the events of Hobus. They haven't been waiting for the official canon. They flat-out couldn't go there.

 

And, no, they don't HAVE to account fro the new series. They'd just drop the outdated canon and start up with the new. No need to reference stuff that's been invalidated at all.

 

In fact, they've done it before.


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

 

Leaving aside the novel discontinuity entirely (and, again, I never expected them to retain it), I have trouble believing Picard would ever have accepted a promotion to Admiral.

That said, i'm intrigued to see where this goes.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:55 PM

Everyone knows Starfleet Admirals are all evil anyway.  The shows told me so, several times.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:05 PM

And, no, they don't HAVE to account fro the new series. They'd just drop the outdated canon and start up with the new.

That's what I mean; they can't just ignore the new series and keep doing the old (as they could with the Abramsverse because it's explicitly a different continuity). One way or another, the books being published next year will include the Picard series as part of the canon.

The only question is if the Picard series will explicitly rule out anything from the novels. Because if it doesn't, I guarantee the TrekLit writers and editors will find ways to make it fit.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:19 PM

*Watches Terminator Teaser*...meh

 

*Watches Star Trek Picard teaser get goose bumps and chills*  Now thats what I'm talking about!!


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:27 PM

The teaser if you wanna just see it here

 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:18 PM

 

And, no, they don't HAVE to account fro the new series. They'd just drop the outdated canon and start up with the new.

That's what I mean; they can't just ignore the new series and keep doing the old (as they could with the Abramsverse because it's explicitly a different continuity). One way or another, the books being published next year will include the Picard series as part of the canon.

The only question is if the Picard series will explicitly rule out anything from the novels. Because if it doesn't, I guarantee the TrekLit writers and editors will find ways to make it fit.

 

 
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:36 PM

I know it's not a lot to go on, but that little teaser trailer doesn't give me high hopes the writers and producers know what they're doing.  Picard isn't supposed to be a tragic character, but they keep trying to turn him into one.  I don't want to see another situation like Luke Skywalker where they turn our bold, optimistic hero into a bitter, sad old man just living his last days alone in isolation.  That just isn't Jean-Luc Picard.  



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:39 PM

I dunno, you can do most anything with a character... Picard could be an interesting conflicted character under the right circumstances.

 

'WHAT TERRIBLE THING MADE YOU RETIRE FROM THE GROUP YOU ONCE LOVED?!?' is not those circumstances.  It's a tired, tired, tired cliche and really just emphasizes that all their budget went to Patrick Stewart and they had none left over for good writers.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:51 AM

I thought Patrick Stewart hadn’t aged since the 80s, but you can tell in that teaser that he started up again at some point.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:06 AM

If the trailer uploaded by CBS All Access is region-locked, then try these:

 

 


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:28 AM

The teaser looks kind of promising, I get the feeling they'll do what Arrow was doing, having two stories running at the same time, one story be set in the present day for Picard while the other will show flash backs to the rescure that is mentioned in the trailer and the battle it hints at.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:48 AM

Behind Picard...there are....four...lights???
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:04 AM

But will Picard run over aliens in a dune-buggy?


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:20 AM

You have to remember, that Kirk told him not be an admiral in 2371, when he had been a captain for decades! His first ship, he was captain of for 22 years, and then he got to be the captain of the Enterprise for decades. He is the perfect person to be an admiral, and he probably was ready to be one at that point. Kirk didn't enjoy being an admiral because of who he was. He wanted to be in control, at the helm of his ship, battling aliens, discovering new worlds, and banging their women. That was Kirk. Picard was an entirely different person.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

True and when you think about the context, fans had watched Kirk for over 25 years by that point. Picard? 7.

In universe Picard was far more experienced than Kirk. In the real world, Picard was the newbie. It was written for us; Picard probably noted the comment and moved on.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:37 AM

Maybe I'm too tied to the characterization of Picard in the novels. Picard in the novels had no interest in becoming admiral, quite explicitly.

 

He's an explorer at heart. Being tied to a desk would have been anathema to him.

 

He doesn't have to resemble Kirk to share Kirk's antipathy to becoming admiral.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:00 PM

Sometimes its not even your choice sometimes its pushed apon you and maybe thats what happened here we will see when it airs


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:15 PM

I don't see why anyone who ever aspired to be a starship captain would want to become an admiral.  That doesn't seem like any kind of upgrade.

 

(Well, I can see why Janeway might be done with captaining, but in normal circumstances, no.)


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

Sometimes its not even your choice sometimes its pushed apon you and maybe thats what happened here we will see when it airs

 

Oh, I agree. Mostly just trying to push back against this idea that Picard (not being Kirk) would have just ignored him.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:32 PM

Maybe I'm too tied to the characterization of Picard in the novels. Picard in the novels had no interest in becoming admiral, quite explicitly.

 

He's an explorer at heart. Being tied to a desk would have been anathema to him.

 

He doesn't have to resemble Kirk to share Kirk's antipathy to becoming admiral.

 

As an admiral, he would still have a ship. Ross had one, Riker had one, and he could have one and be in charge of exploration. Just because he is an admiral doesn't mean that he has to stay at a desk on a star base or Earth.


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