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@  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".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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#121 SwiftEagle

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:13 AM

I hope R2-D2 gets to do a little more this time. "Old, decrepit Artoo" is the only part of the sequel trilogy I find depressing.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:03 PM

I wonder if this film will have any Prequel elements in it. Maybe it will, but I suspect it'll probably just be a returning location, or item. At most I suspect Hayden Christensen to show up as a Force Ghost.

 

Maybe I'm wrong and Jar-Jar will be in it. Perhaps they will manage to redeem him to audiences. 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:03 PM

id rather watch a solo jarjar movie than any of the new cast


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

I wonder if this film will have any Prequel elements in it. Maybe it will, but I suspect it'll probably just be a returning location, or item. At most I suspect Hayden Christensen to show up as a Force Ghost.

 

Maybe I'm wrong and Jar-Jar will be in it. Perhaps they will manage to redeem him to audiences. 

 

Its said by JJ that this movie is meant to tie up loose ends from the original and the prequels on top of the so called sequel saga. I think the prequel element will likely be the Emperor trying a grand scheme from beyond the grave, if he is truly dead that is and then Yoda appearing with Anakin, that like whatever prequel stuff be in this movie that or a fancy scene that does nothing to furier the plot of the film, then again, I doult they'll bring Jar-Jar in because its got to fit the story narative, unless Jar-Jar is revealed to be the Emperor's host body or something.

 

Personally, I never minded Jar-Jar that much, thou he was redeemed in the Clone Wars series, plus in Ep 2 where he accidenty set the republic on course for its destruction without knowing it.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:31 PM

Yeah that does seem the most likely outcome. 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:54 PM

I legit would love to see a Jar Jar story that goes into just what happened with him post-prequels. He helped unite the peoples of Naboo just to propel one of them to full-on galactic dictator for what seemed to be perfectly good reasons -- and then he's basically taken out of the narrative. Like, did Binks ever realize just what he did? Did the Galaxy pin the blame all on him? Would he have joined the Rebels in any way, or perhaps he'd just fall in line (if we're sticking to the too-relevant analogy of democracies becoming dictatorships....) There's a lot of story potential there.

 

 

Though I think at this rate, even 20 years after the fact, people still either just want him dead or to be revealed as Darth Plaguis or something. Meh...



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:22 AM

I legit would love to see a Jar Jar story that goes into just what happened with him post-prequels. He helped unite the peoples of Naboo just to propel one of them to full-on galactic dictator for what seemed to be perfectly good reasons -- and then he's basically taken out of the narrative. Like, did Binks ever realize just what he did? Did the Galaxy pin the blame all on him? Would he have joined the Rebels in any way, or perhaps he'd just fall in line (if we're sticking to the too-relevant analogy of democracies becoming dictatorships....) There's a lot of story potential there.

 

 

Though I think at this rate, even 20 years after the fact, people still either just want him dead or to be revealed as Darth Plaguis or something. Meh...

 

A video I saw about Jar Jar post Ep3 that about a SW comic, he on Naboo but no longer in politics and I think he works on the street as a entertainer or something

 

I did a bit of reserach on Youtube and I got two videos about Jar Jar's fate, from legends and cannon:

 

 


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 02:40 PM

Episode 9 spoiler leak.
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Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:39 AM

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 02:41 PM

Super Saiyan R2!

 

In his language its more like:

 

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:03 PM

Woman on horse back wearing what looks like modern day clothes if she got stuck on an island for a few weeks.

...Why is it so hard for Disney to get Star Wars visual language right? Boring aliens, the humans with chunks of head replaced with harddrives, this...

Looking forward to more unsold toys.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:08 PM

New trooper.
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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:24 PM

And pretty much most of the SDCC exclusives feature it in some form.

 

I DO like the texture on the torso, though I would have preferred some more significant tweaks to the helmet.  All said, I think it's more interesting than the standard FO Stormtrooper.  I wouldn't mind getting it in several variations.



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:20 PM

"Sith Troopers" with the Ep III Clone visors coinciding with the Emperor's return sounds like it could be promising, especially if they're adamant about Kylo NOT being a Sith. (Dark side civil war! The nightmarish version of the Clone Wars we all imagined it to be! Execute First Order...) Though who knows, could just be more background troops to fill out toy shelves....

That bright shade of red seems like a poor design choice, though, given how often it's totally obscured all the little grooves and such, giving the impression it's just the normal trooper painted red.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:43 AM

I think there might be a First order civil war. Presumably Hux and some other people will stage a coup against Kylo Ren, and replace him with the resurrected Paplatine. And his first order will be to paint his new stormtroopers red.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:03 AM

So this new trooper moves at 3 times the speed?

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:35 AM

He also can't hit anything and dies in the first scene.

. . . So, nothing different, then.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:50 AM

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:23 AM


When I saw the first pic I just assumed it was a FO Storm trooper in red. Then I noticed the helmet and figured that was the main difference. I had to really look close to notice how much the rest of the armor is really different too.

The tech details remind me a little of Luke's disguise from Shadows of the Empire.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:50 PM

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