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@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

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

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN


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#1 Ironbite

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:33 PM

Yeah was everyone hoping this thing was gonna be good?  Well let's get the good out of the way.

 

Source: https://variety.com/...ast-1203180399/

 

The “Cowboy Bebop” live-action series at Netflix has found the lion’s share of its main cast, Variety has learned.

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell have all been cast in lead roles in the series, which is based on the anime series of the same name.

Cho will star as Spike Spiegel, described as an impossibly cool bounty hunter with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner, Jet, pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma — and deadly Jeet Kune Do.

 

Cho is known for his roles in the rebooted “Star Trek” film franchise as well as the “Harold and Kumar” films. He will also appear in an upcoming episode of the “Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Morris Yorn.

 

 

Shakir will play Jet Black, one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and Captain of the Bebop.

 

Shakir recently starred in Season 2 of the Marvel-Netflixseries “Luke Cage” as well as the HBO series “The Deuce.” He is repped by Gersh, Robyn Bluestone Management, and Schreck Rose.

Pineda will play Faye Valentine, described as a bold, brash and unpredictable bounty hunter. Suffering from amnesia after years of being cryogenically frozen, Faye does whatever it takes to survive. Whether she’s lying, stealing, or just being a thorn in Spike and Jet’s side.

 

Ok that's a good cast list.  I've got hope for this aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand all hope is gone.

 

Source: https://bebop.home.b...gZKotoZRxuBK4E4

 

Bang!

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop” has fans buzzing with anticipation. The iconic anime, named for the genre-busting style of jazz that comprises the lion’s share of its soundtrack, is considered a cult classic. Netflix is pulling no punches on the production, and casting thus far has proven worthy of the hype: John Cho has been chosen to play the show’s devastatingly cool protagonist, Spike.

 

But John wont be alone on screen, as Netflix has just announced a film and TV newcomer will appear alongside him.

Bella, the 2 year old Siberian husky, will round off the predominately human–and entirely motley–crew of bountyhunters as the “datadog” Ein.

Sources say that Netflix has decided to make an “Artistic choice” in casting Bella, citing her “intense and intelligent screen presence, befitting a gentically engineered ‘datadog'” as their rationale.

 

While Ein is drawn as a Welsch Corgi in the cartoon version of “Bebop”, the reasoning behind his original design was based solely on a member of Bebop creative team’s love for the breed.

 

“Nothing in the story says Ein has to be a Corgi,” a spokesperson for the netflix project explained. “…and honestly, a reboot that precisely mimics the source material is boring. We’ve already seen that story.”

When asked about concerns related to fan backlash, Netflix’s spokesperson replied with “Just like the genre the show is named for, sometimes it’s better to do what’s unexpected, what’s never been done before. (sic) This is the ethos of Bebop, and we’re being true to that. We’re confident true fans of the show will embrace this choice.”

“Cowboy Bebop” is expected to air sometime next year on Netflix.

Until then,

See you later, space cowboy.

 

A hugging husky?  A HUGGING HUSKY!?  WHY?  BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO REPEAT THE ANIME!?  REALLY!?

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:50 PM

Their attitude towards the Husky decision is a little off putting, but everything else seems good.

Though I don't know how one could compare to the anime. It's so good.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:09 PM

Or, you know, it's bullshit. There's no sources other than this single random blog and a reverse image search for "Bella" gets you Tumblr hits from early 2018.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:40 PM

I normally don't like going there, but isn't Spike Spiegel supposed to be Jewish?  I'd think someone more along the lines of Andrew Garfield would be better for the role.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:58 PM

Nothing in the story says Ein has to be a Corgi.

Other than he was written as a Corgi

And had to be a small dog as he was being carried around in a briefcase

Also because hug you. There are just some things you don't change.

 

"and honestly, a reboot that precisely mimics the source material is boring. We’ve already seen that story."

Yeah ask the team that did the Death Note adaptation how that thought process worked out for them.



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:25 PM

If changing a corgi to a husky is what makes repeating the anime not boring, why are we even doing this thing? THAT close to boring is okay?



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:47 PM

No cute corgi hoped on mushrooms??..  And Im out


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:10 AM

I normally don't like going there, but isn't Spike Spiegel supposed to be Jewish?  I'd think someone more along the lines of Andrew Garfield would be better for the role.

 

I don't think he's ever been officially stated to be such.  Just inferences fans have made over his appearance, and other small details that roughly line up.

 

It's all part of the cultural hodge-podge that makes up the CB setting.  About the only truly defined part of the series' cultural melting pot is that the Chinese seem to have become humanity's leading economic power  (IIRC, North America took the brunt of the damage in the Gate Incident?), with a Hong Kong analog serving as the closest thing the series has to a main hub city.  And that's mostly because the series owes a lot of its imagery and style to Hong Kong gangster movies.  Even then, the mobs in CB aren't nearly so ethnically homogeneous as the films that inspired them.  Lots of vaguely European and even some Americanisms abound within the Triad and their associates.

 

"Faye" seems to be Singaporean according to Speak Like a Child, although technically, that's only where she hailed from, and doesn't confirm her ancestry.  Ed may be Turkish, given the roots of her family name.  But given as her family name translates to something of a joke, we maybe shouldn't take that seriously, either.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:02 AM

If true, there 'reasoning' for the changes come across as kinda mean.

"Nothing says Ein has to be a Corgi." Yeah, other than he IS a Corgi! Soooo... sounds like the implication is they might totally change how they introduce Ein. Since, like Monique said, Ein is tiny so he can fit in a briefcase!

Also, the whole 'doing the same thing is boring'? THEN WHY ARE YOU BOTHERING! if telling the same story sounds boring, then why are you even adapting this, rather than doing something else.

The casting sounds fine otherwise, but this does not fill me with confidence.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:17 AM

I vote that they use a Pug-Husky mix.  Which can turn out two ways:

1) Adorable.

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2) Terrifying.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 11:25 AM

The real funny thing, Corgis are actually way more intelligent as dogs go then Huskies.  The excuse given for using a Husky just seems really silly.

 

More likely they couldn't find a trained Corgi to do the role well.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:07 PM

Pugsky 1: Lets be friends!

Pugsky2: I will EAT YOUR SOUL! :)

Honestly, that second Pugsky doesn't look terrifying, just really really sad.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:34 PM

I mean, changing the dog breed to be more ameniable to work with and selling the idea of a "Datadog" is fine. I could buy the idea that in "casting" for Ein the Husky just performed better and more believably than any Corgi they sought out.

 

But because they don't want to repeat the anime...they are aware Spike dies at the end of the anime, right? (Okay, we don't KNOW for sure but the implication is there.)



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:57 PM

But because they don't want to repeat the anime...they are aware Spike dies at the end of the anime, right? (Okay, we don't KNOW for sure but the implication is there.)

 

i dont know if this should be a spoiler or not, but im gonna make it one anyway

 

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:31 AM

I feel like it's pointless to watch a live action version when the anime is so good.  Not interested.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:31 PM

 

So everyone here can stop bitching about "they changed something, its ruined forever!" yes? Wait I forgot, this is the internet... resume chicken littling.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:49 PM

Oh, this is a thing which is happening.

 

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:26 PM

Its on the right track Im cool now


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