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@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

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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



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.






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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.



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.

Edited by GodSentinelOmega, 03 May 2019 - 01:08 PM.



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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.)


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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.


Well I'm off to never think about this again. 

I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:26 PM

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