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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

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@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  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.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)


@  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.

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Live Action Beast Wars, do we need it?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:34 PM

I was gonna post this in the Bumblebee thread, but I figured by it's very nature it'd be off topic, so here we are.

What would a live action beast wars even look like?

Also, is this a thing we really need? I say this as someone who considers it my favorite, so don't think I'm not open to the idea, but...

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:37 PM

Considering how awful everything related to BW has been after the original I think I can safely say that we don't need it.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:42 PM







Also no.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

I'm fine with it as long as it's a movie inspired by Beast Wars and not a movie about more Beast Wars like we had in 1996.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

I'm not a BW fan, so... that obviously colours my thoughts on this. But.


Beast Wars is highly regarded. A lot of people will tell you it's much higher quality than the G1-era fiction. Consequently, if revisiting it I'd say we have more to lose, bigger shoes to fill, a higher bar etc... so I find it really hard to imagine a movie that satisfies BW fans. 


BW elements introduced in whatever "G1" movies follow Bee? Sure. That's a good start, let's see where that takes us maybe. 


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:51 PM

What's your definition of "live-action?" 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

Honestly, if we stick with that universe I'd settle for introducing Bumblebee's achmemesis, Wasp.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

Do it but no CGI


Every character is literally just an actor in a cheaply made costume, for both robot and beast mode.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

You know, it's something I never really would have thought of as a question, but now that you ask, no. And "why", and "wut".


Would it be like Babe but with robot fights? Like I get how The Love Bug translated, but Babe? Or would it be more like the Detective Pikachu thing? Garfield (2004)?


Anything not based on the original cartoon would be ... literally re-pitching a toy line that was done and dusted two decades ago. Anything that was based in the cartoon, I just cannot see any part of that that benefits from being a live action movie. 


It's just ... so bizarre to imagine. So I appreciate the creativity. 

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:41 PM

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

I'm not sure BW would work as a live action film.

Do you do the prehistoric earth one? The modern one from the Bat Primal two pack? Do animal parts rip off as the robots transform? Wouldn't that be a little too intense for kids? Especially if they look like Disney's live action animals?

Now, a Spiderverse style BW? Using Primal or Razorbeast's crews? Yes, oh yes.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:00 PM

If they just film real animals and then cgi the robot parts using the same advanced tech that makes it look like Air Bud is actually talking, I am all in.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:31 PM

What's ironic is Beast Wars' original lore - about Autobots and Decepticons using biotechnology, mutant masks and the like, when Megatron was an Alligator and Optimus Prime was a Bat - actually sounds like the Hollywood pitch of the setting in light of the Bayverse films.


How mind blowing would that be that the initial run "test lore" ended up being what got translated onto the big screen?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:07 PM

Having less thought put into it - and fewer limitations on setting imposed by animation limitations - makes it sound like a simpler and more approachable concept for a movie at a glance. I don't think it holds up for much longer than that. Honestly, it's just an uninspired way to package a spinoff that would seem believable as an effort in any medium.


I don't know whether you're picturing a movie in 1996, 2007, or 2020, but in any of those contexts, it's "here's some guys you might have heard of, except we changed the gimmick." And in 1996 or 2007, you're less likely to have heard of them and the premise is even less relevant, because while it's probably not something people familiar with Transformers want, it sure does lean on knowing what that is. 


Basically there's a reason Beast Wars is fondly remembered and it's the fact it's not that.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:51 PM

This is clearly where the Jurassic Park franchise has been headed all along....


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:03 AM

Finally, a Transformers movie the general public will care even less about and that'll have to hit an even narrower "exactly like when I was a kid" target to please the fandom.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:35 AM

Would it be like Babe but with robot fights?

How about The Lion King with robot fights?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:09 AM

I reeeeeally would like to hit the yes button but theres a lot of points in the thread already that make me feel like it would be a bad Idea Live action.



Now rolling it out as a purely animated affair like Marduk said, it could be fun. It's tough to imagine anything being better than the story we got in the original series, but hey maybe we can get Hasbro to redo Beast Machines :D

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:26 AM

Tired: Fan-casting a Beast Wars movie


Wired: Fan-casting a Beast Wars movie using ONLY actors who were in the recent two Jungle Book movies


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