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@  Darkstream : (09 April 2020 - 04:24 PM)

My wife had that same concern..and yet trees keep falling

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  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.


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#1 ZacDeath

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:31 AM

Ive been interested in this cancelled video game, and follow up to Prime, before the Beast Hunters season. Thundertron was supposed to be a big part of it with his Starseekers. Does anyone have more info or pictures or scripts of what could have been.

I definately remember seeing pictures of Prime characters that never appeared and we did get a number of figures that were not in the show, but should have been.
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 01:35 PM

The most notable thing about the lost season was the hilarious bit in Retribution where, after an ENTIRE NOVEL that set Thundertron up as this terrifying new villain capable of taking on both the Autobots and Decepticons, Megatron beats him up and he runs away forever.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 02:35 PM

The "lost season" exists only in the mind of Rik Alvarez who seems somehow baffled that a expensive show with zero audience somehow wasn't considered a financial success. Thus, no actual scripts or solid plans exist of it. Only hopes and dead dreams.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 03:03 PM

Maybe if the show hadn't spent so much money on trying to look so pretty and so epic all the time, as well as casting certain actors that it could barely afford in main/recurring roles, it mightn't have gone so over-budget.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

Rik Alvarez was still extensively involved with the creation of the show's plot lines and characters. If he knows a direction the show would have taken, even though no specifics were ever generated or submitted, it's still fascinating stuff. And peripherally pertinent for the fans who liked the show enough to want more. Cool on him for sharing.

 

Plus as a creator who also had globs of unrealized stories, I know the feeling of wanting to share them once the restrictions of NDAs and corporate mandates are over. So again.... Cool on him for sharing. 



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

Thread title is a bit misleading since "lost" when referring to TV shows and such usually means it existed in some form but is no longer available, rather than something that was never made.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 04:06 PM

Maybe if the show hadn't spent so much money on trying to look so pretty and so epic all the time, as well as casting certain actors that it could barely afford in main/recurring roles, it mightn't have gone so over-budget.


I honestly think the bigger issue is just that when it came out on The Hub, audiences already had Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network at their Adventure Time rebirth, and Disney XD. So dividing time to see what's on another channel wasn't happening. I don't even know if the show aired in Canada.
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:34 PM

I was under the impression that it had progressed further than just st some ideas and concept art. I remember this guy in all the promotional art, but he never appeared anywhere. I also seem to remember a cardboard cutout of Barricade.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

That was the Transformers Universe game, which never got a full launch and apparently changed what it was several times over during the course of its development. What it definitely never was was an actual sequel to, continuation of or show-based expansion of Prime.



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:48 PM

Yes, they should have made the show look uglier. That would have helped tremendously.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:53 PM

I was under the impression that it had progressed further than just st some ideas and concept art. I remember this guy in all the promotional art, but he never appeared anywhere. I also seem to remember a cardboard cutout of Barricade.

That image is from the China-based MMORPG Transformers Online which never took off. One assumes given its development team's different location from the production of the Prime cartoon, it was an independent interpretation of the Aligned continuity.

https://tfwiki.net/w...012_video_game)

Meanwhile, LV refers to the UK-based Transformers Universe MOTA, which also never took off and definitely took place in a different interpretation of the Aligned continuity than Prime and did not involve Star Seekers or Predacons.

https://tfwiki.net/w...ormers_Universe

Bottom line: I do not perceive these to be a "lost season" of Transformers: Prime.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:59 PM

Yes, they should have made the show look uglier. That would have helped tremendously.

 

I mean. We have a countless list of cartoons that were too fancy-looking to keep being made and of shows that look like crap thus were more profitable to keep going due to being cheaper.

 

So yeah, sometimes going with a less expensive production model pays off. 



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:08 AM

 

Yes, they should have made the show look uglier. That would have helped tremendously.

 

I mean. We have a countless list of cartoons that were too fancy-looking to keep being made and of shows that look like crap thus were more profitable to keep going due to being cheaper.

 

So yeah, sometimes going with a less expensive production model pays off. 

 

It lived and died longer than your average tf show and went down with a whole channel


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:33 AM

And the distribution method of said channel kinda didn't work, which is why Hasbro stopped doing that, which kinda reflects on Prime's merits not necessarily having complete control over its fate - I mean, MLP was entirely its own phenomenon and not a very fair comparison.

 

So it's hard to say we have a clear metric for whether or not it otherwise would have been more successful. It doesn't really seem to make sense on paper what they did and I don't think anyone would be wise to do it again, but. 

 

So this unproduced plan was an alternate third season? Like, before they decided to lean into the Beast Hunters branding, then, and remold all the toys?


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 22 January 2019 - 04:46 AM

So this unproduced plan was an alternate third season? Like, before they decided to lean into the Beast Hunters branding, then, and remold all the toys?


Yeah, by all reports, Beast Hunters was a pretty last-minute thing, conceived at Hasbro's end, and forced the show staff to abruptly change their plans for the third season. IIRC, Ultra Magnus and Shockwave were part of those plans, and survived into the new version because they were already modelled.

Of course, even before that, I imagine that the original plans for season 2 also looked pretty different, before the collapsing budget forced them to rapidly tie off stuff like the MECH storyline. I'm sure I've read quotes where they talk about how they ended up burning through what they'd intended to be a three-year plan in season 2.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:55 AM

Yes, they should have made the show look uglier. That would have helped tremendously.

 
I mean. We have a countless list of cartoons that were too fancy-looking to keep being made and of shows that look like crap thus were more profitable to keep going due to being cheaper.
 
So yeah, sometimes going with a less expensive production model pays off.

And a lower budget show that deliberately scaled back on frame rate only technically lasted longer in terms of episode count because a short seasonal arc was commissioned on top of the existing episode order.

I’m just saying I don’t think it’s technically just down to how much money they throw at it. And we know from interviews that Hasbro wanted to create a very technically impressive looking show, so I don’t understand why Sabr seemed to phrase it in a way that the creative decisions of the people they hired to make it are necessarily the problem.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:12 AM

Personally Beast Hunters was more fulfilling than anything I've heard about the scrapped season 3.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:22 AM

The biggest gain of Beast Hunters was the far better plotting and pacing. The dragon stuff they added was eh at best.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 07:01 AM

Predaking was one of my favourite characters in the series, so I'm glad we got him.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

We must become Beast Hunters, although we won't ever do that specifically, per se.
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