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@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

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@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 02:11 PM)

Just like how TRON and Captain N are early examples of "getting transported into a video game"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2019 - 02:07 PM)

That would explain why it's so common for isekai settings to be blatantly RPG-inspired.

@  Arazyr : (14 January 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Would the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon count as isekai? 8^)

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:06 PM)

I am in the exceedingly unpleasant position of knowing what you're talking about

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:05 PM)

So I'll just say I can consume the series without endorsing the real-life lie that false rape accusations are common and successful.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:04 PM)

I would go on to talk about that, but alas, that would spoil significant future story details about the accuser.

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Shield Hero dared to have a male character falsely accused of rape, right?

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:02 PM)

At least now people will stop shitting on slice-of-life shows....

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

listen just because it has shield in its name does not mean you need to ally with it

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

oh good lord

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

In fact, the Shield Hero series does not portray slavery as a good thing nor keep the initial slave characters down for the count.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

If you're referring to The Rising of the Shield Hero, the backlash from some Western fans is misaimed, IMO.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:59 AM)

I wish I was more surprised that "slavery apologetics" is a thing. Still disgusted.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:53 AM)

But surely we all know the best isekai is Captain N.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:49 AM)

This morning I saw one of my friends express disbelief at having an opportunity to say "yet another slavery apologist isekai"

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

Although recently they explicably acquire a harem by purchasing them as slaves, which makes it that much worse

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

I think what people hate is the modern trend of isekai taking place in generic-ass fantasy settings with bland, oft-overpowered male protagonists that inexplicably acquire a harem.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Does Kingdom Hearts count? On the one hand it's a serial world hopping adventure, on the other hand all the worlds are contained within the same overworld that the characters have always been in, just unaware of.

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I would think that the issue with Bareil was that, for as talented as Julian is, even being augmented, he can't create an artificial brain equal to the Soong-type androids, so anything he could do for him would just be a pale imitation of a natural brain or Data's.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 01:18 PM



Some details from Trek Movie on the planning of the Picard series, which is being planned as an ongoing series.

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:23 AM

So, when do we see his new dune buggy
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:39 PM

The Picard series is scheduled to debut at the end of 2019.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:13 AM

More information from Alex Kurtzman: the fallout from the 2009 Star Trek film will impact the series.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:32 AM

Oh wow. I kinda expected them to gloss over that. I'm genuinely excited to see this now (more than I already was).

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:10 AM

I am really looking forward to this show! Back to the Primeverse and with Picard no less!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:14 AM

Uhg, I was really hoping they wouldn't make that bullshit move to destroy Romulus canon.  As long as Kurtzman and the idiot producers of Discovery are involved, I fear this is going to be a disaster.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:16 PM

Eh, the destruction of Romulus wasn't the worst thing about the Abrams films. If handled properly, it could create a new dynamic in alpha/beta quadrant politics. I'd imagine the Klingons would be eager to take advantage of the situation and the Federation would likely be dealing with a refugee crisis the likes of which they haven't seen, and from the remnants of a long time rival on top of that. Just not sure if they will handle it properly.....

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

Especially with the whole reunification movement that Spock had been working on before.  Maybe we'll get something like the Romulan Republic from STO happening, just without Elachi/Iconian interference.  The only dumb part of the whole thing is that a "supernova" caused it, but this could give them a chance too to throw some more technobabble at it to make more sense out of what happened.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

I've been wanting a canon follow-up to the destruction of Romulus for a decade now.  I'm happy it's finally going to happen.  Although I would have been just as happy if the Picard series had decided to ignore it.  But having this big giant galaxy-changing thing dangling out there has bugged me.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Just call it a "subspace supernova" and problem solved.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

It's not like they couldn't just steal from the game that's been dealing with the fallout of those events and just run with it.




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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:54 PM

Bleh.  I'm guessing this is some excuse to now make Picard somehow a man of action or something.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:46 PM

He's too old. I'm sure he's very physically fit, but still too old.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

Kirsten Beyer is still involved, so I'm hoping this will tie into the Typhon Pact element from the Pocketverse. The Romulans are the largest and most powerful faction in the Pact (and, thanks to Praetor Kamemor, are the strongest voice against starting a war), so destabilizing them would set off a power struggle.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:20 PM

Beyer is the only reason I'm still interested in this. I'm hoping she can overcome Kurtzman's incompetence and idiocy, and keep the worst of his impulses from making it into the scripts. How such a stooge ended up as the new "boss" of Trek still baffles me. I assume he was just the last man standing after everyone else (JJ Abrams, Orci, etc) got bored and wandered off to do something else.


If she actually managed to integrate aspects of the Pocketverse into the new series... that would be amazing. I'd still have preferred a miniseries event that adapted the Destiny trilogy as a launching point for new 24th-century Prime timeilne Trek, though; that would've wrapped up the TNG era nicely and set everything up nicely for a series focusing on the era of the Typhon Pact. Data could've been handled later, as a 2 or 3-parter.

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