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@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;


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#21 Maruten

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

No, sometimes it's just a bad trailer or it's not indicative of the full product. Particularly with "TV" series. With a movie trailer, yeah, you're probably getting a fairly comprehensive picture of the movie. But there's a lot more room in a series to expand beyond what might be chosen to include in a trailer. 


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:04 PM

Here's what I took away from the trailer:

 

Carmen Sandiego is a member of V.I.L.E., an evil organization that trains thieves.

Someone is implicated as having died, and Carmen has a crisis of conscience

Decides to stop thieves from stealing stuff VILE wants by...stealing it herself.

 

Were I a parent looking into programming I'd be comfortable letting my child watch, that set up would already be a hard pass. Were I a fan of old Carmen Sandiego shows, this would still be a hard pass. Carmen Sandiego is not some Anti-Kim Possible. She's the bad guy.



#23 The Doctor Who

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

No, sometimes it's just a bad trailer or it's not indicative of the full product. Particularly with "TV" series. With a movie trailer, yeah, you're probably getting a fairly comprehensive picture of the movie. But there's a lot more room in a series to expand beyond what might be chosen to include in a trailer. 

Anything could be more than it appears, but it's not possible to judge what has not been experienced yet, therefore we must judge by what we can see.  If it comes out and winds up being amazing, then opinions will likely change.

 

Until then, all we have is the trailer and advertised premise.  Telling people not to have a reaction to the promotional material based on hypothetical future revelations is pointless and obstructive.  Why bother having a thread about it and discussing it if we can't have an opinion at this point?

 

 

Carmen Sandiego is not some Anti-Kim Possible. She's the bad guy.

I could see making her an anti-hero, but not putting her in the spotlight.  Make her someone who is convinced that the world's most priceless artifacts are best kept in one place, that they're genuinely safer in her keeping and it would be an interesting interpretation.

 

But putting her in the spotlight takes away one of the most central aspects of Carmen Sandiego: The mystique.  Make her the mysterious entity that gets between the Player and VILE, but don't make her less mysterious.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

The old 90's cartoon Carmen was not a bad guy she was an Antagonist. She had rules and morals. She's mostly about the thrill of the heist and getting away with it, then the crime itself. She sets up these elaborate heists wanting the heroes to try and stop her. She was against killing and the like. She is a professional almost along the lines of Captain Cold or Catwoman. Career Criminals that care about the job and getting it done clean, no mess no death, because they are not amaetures. But like Catwoman and Captain Cold she can be a protagonist, when there is a worst criminal then her out there. For all we know, by the end of this she's taken down the heads of VILE and taken it over herself, becuase she's already proven she can be the better theif.


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#25 Maruten

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:00 PM

Anything could be more than it appears, but it's not possible to judge what has not been experienced yet, therefore we must judge by what we can see.  If it comes out and winds up being amazing, then opinions will likely change.

 

Until then, all we have is the trailer and advertised premise.  Telling people not to have a reaction to the promotional material based on hypothetical future revelations is pointless and obstructive.  Why bother having a thread about it and discussing it if we can't have an opinion at this point?

 

Fair points. I just think it's worth acknowledging that there can be more to a show than its trailers and "trailer with no appeal" is not a guarantee of "show that gets everything wrong". But of course you're right that the trailer is out there to persuade you to watch, and if it doesn't convince you then you're entitled to check out and it has quite possibly failed at its job (though obviously "what the trailer should give us" is pretty subjective).


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:49 PM

*watches trailer*

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:35 PM

Book , Cover

Show, Trailer

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

GUMSHOES!

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:21 PM

This looks like the best Erin Esurance series.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:14 PM


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:39 PM

I am going to watch this with an open mind just like I did with the reboots of The Magic School Bus and She-Ra.  I don't think it's fair to judge a show on one single trailer.

 

Besides, Carmen's long-time secret partner, Waldo, told me to or else.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:15 PM

I like it. It takes basically "Where on Earth..." Carmen and tweaks her morality just slightly more righteous than it was. She's still a thief. She's still stealing things.

 

She's just doing it to keep it out of the hands of other thieves. And like Shadewing said there's a real possibility this sets up for her eventual take over of VILE.

 

Sure she's the 'bad guy' but a lot of media involving her presents her as not always having been the bad guy. I'm down to watch that, or at least give it a shot. 


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

Oh man, I opened the thread thinking they put the old gameshow on Netflix. Stink.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:54 AM

omg... the old cartoon theme... as elevator music in episode 2...

 

...And there is Zack and Ivy in ep 3... Not the same characters...

 

And the info dump about the locations between travel...

 

 

I think this series has my respect at the very least.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:41 AM

Further upping my respect, now the series is also homaging the game show as well.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:12 AM

Actually Netflix just let on that

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:45 AM

It kind of reminds me of Rescue Bots


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:54 AM

Finally finished it. Need season 2 now.

And I kinda have a crush on Argent.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:13 AM

I'm somewhat fearful yet I'll give it a shot.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Finally finished it. Need season 2 now.

And I kinda have a crush on Argent.

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Man there is something really sad that we went from the traditional gender roles of smart guy, dumb woman to smart woman dumb guy. It's like there can't be a balance or a mix or anything.





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