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@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.


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#1 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:46 PM

https://variety.com/...ice-1202947551/

Disney is enlisting Earths Mightiest Heroes as the company prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. The entertainment giant is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies.

Marvel and Disney had no comment.

Theres an important distinction from other Marvel small screen efforts, however. The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions. Each series is expected to include six to eight episodes. Marvel Studios will produce the shows and Kevin Feige, the guru of all things MCU, is expected to take a hands-on role in their development.

The pricey gamble with one of the crown jewels of the Disney film empire is a sign of how much the company has riding on its direct-to-consumer platform. As companies such as Netflix and Amazon continue to grow their user base, Disney is trying to find a way to establish a toehold in the streaming revolution upending Hollywood. The company has kept the details of the service close to the vest, beyond saying that it will likely cost less than Netflix and will launch at some point in late 2019.

Disney has already started to unwind its licensing deals in order to put as much premium content on the platform as possible. Thats meant that the company is forfeiting billions of dollars in profit, as well as shouldering the cost of developing the technology. The company has announced a number of high-profile projects, including a Star Wars series overseen by Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, a show based on High School Musical, and a live-action Lady and the Tramp film. The company also plans to offer several new releases when it launches, including its live-action Dumbo film and Captain Marvel.

Many of these projects are expensive bets. The Star Wars series will reportedly cost $100 million and the movies are expected to carry budgets north of $25 million. However, Disney has to spend big to make an impression. Netflix, its main rival, has 125 million subscribers globally and has lured top talent like Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), Kenya Barris (Black-ish), and Shonda Rhimes (Greys Anatomy) to its platform with record-setting deals.

The Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects. Marvel TV Studios and Disney have been active with shows that include ABCs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Netflixs Daredevil, but sources say those shows will stay under Marvel TV banner with these limited series set under Marvel Studios.

Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen. Insiders stress the Avengers that have gotten their own movies like Iron Man and Captain America will not be featured in the series with the studios focusing on characters who have served as second tier characters in the MCU.

When all is said and done, the Avengers shows could be the streaming services most ambitious project both in terms of their scope and budget. Most important, it gives the service something that will attract comic book fans and represents the type of content Netflix would love to get its hands on.


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Edited by PiratedTVPro, 18 September 2018 - 09:50 PM.

Yep.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:49 PM

I would be for a Scarlet Witch series. She is rather unknown and still interesting.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 10:31 PM

Bring back Agent Carter, dammit.

 

(I'd love a Ghost Rider series too. but I know better than to think they'll ever let TV stuff near the movie stuff at this point.)



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:52 PM

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:11 AM

What exactly are they gonna do to make Scarlet Witch "interesting?" Her most prominent comic storyline is House of M and I don't think ANYBODY wants to go through that again.

 

 

 

Plus, I really don't think I could put up long-term with the actress who sounds like she should be out hunting moose and squirrel...


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:32 AM

*SLAMS TABLE*

 

GIVE ME A FRACTION HAWKEYE ADAPTATION MINISERIES WITH RENNER.

 

HAWKGUY OR BUST BRO!

 

 


Plus, I really don't think I could put up long-term with the actress who sounds like she should be out hunting moose and squirrel...

 

It seems like she had basically dropped the accent by "Infinity War".


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 19 September 2018 - 08:35 AM.

Yep.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:25 AM

If Vision is there they can base it off of the "Vision and Scarlet Witch" comics.  That was a really fun comic, and it provides plenty of excellent fodder that could be used for a TV series.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:51 AM

 


 


Plus, I really don't think I could put up long-term with the actress who sounds like she should be out hunting moose and squirrel...

 

It seems like she had basically dropped the accent by "Infinity War".

 

When I was on the long flight to Japan, I watched Age of Ultron and Civil War back to back, and, wow, I noticed they almost completely dropped the accent.

 

That being said, it sounds cool, especially if they get the original actors to do it. 

Though doesn't that mean

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:24 AM

...dang, Disney, you keep on giving me reasons to consider that new streaming service of yours.

 

Doing limited run TV series focusing on particular characters from the films that couldn't support their own standalone stuff is fine by my reckoning, so long as they don't trash continuity. Plus, done right, these could be argued as being stories set in unseen parts of the MCU.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:57 AM

Dang, Disney really is chucking a TON of money at this service.  I'm game for any series from the MCU crew, and combined with a live action Star Wars series?  I'm excited to see what they produce.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:41 PM

I hadn't really taken into account that Disney holds the television rights for almost all of their characters. That means, even if SONY took back the rights to Spider-Man they could continue to do use Spider-Man in any live-action MCU shows. Also, a few years ago there were also rumors of a HULK mini-series to skirt around Universal's distribution deal. That could definitely become a reality with Marvel Studios moving to television.

 

It'll also be interesting to see how Jeff Loeb and Marvel TV react to Marvel Studios making this jump, since there's bad blood there to begin with.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 05:54 PM

They can probably just have to grin and bear it as Disney just gave it's streaming service a serious shot in the arm.

 

Ironbite-Netflix...damn.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:59 PM

Mark me super interested in a Hulk series.

Budget CGI issues might be tricky though.

-ZacWilliam, I just would really love to see some of, any of, the Peter David era Hulk stuff make it to a live action something someday.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:03 PM

Scarlet Witch limited series?

 

*Slaps money on the table*

 

That'll get my money.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:35 AM

Budget CGI issues might be tricky though.

 

Reports are saying that the budget of these miniseries will rival major Hollywood productions. I'm hoping that it's enough to support full CGI-characters.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:59 AM

It'll also be interesting to see how Jeff Loeb and Marvel TV react to Marvel Studios making this jump, since there's bad blood there to begin with.

 

Good, maybe it'll get him to make Marvel cartoons that aren't forgettable and mediocre.


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 03:01 AM

I'd love for the Scarlet series to be the time she and Vision grew close together. Between the (Civil and Infinity) wars. But with no Vision in the title, seems unlikely.

It'd be something geared for ladies, ala drama and romance. Show that the MCU isn't just about action. Loki's series can take care of their lust.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 03:03 AM

wow, the rift between the film and tv guys must be super serious if they're doing this 



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 10:04 AM

What exactly are they gonna do to make Scarlet Witch "interesting?" Her most prominent comic storyline is House of M and I don't think ANYBODY wants to go through that again.
 
 
 
Plus, I really don't think I could put up long-term with the actress who sounds like she should be out hunting moose and squirrel...


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 10:15 AM

Ironically, a House of M type situation would be a great way for the MCU to get Mutants into the universe without much fuss or bother.


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