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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better


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#21 Teufel

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:14 PM

I was cautiously optimistic since James Cameron had basically said "Alright, you all tarnished the legacy of my films, I'm getting back in to salvage them." But that was a pretty underwhelming trailer. Of course this doesn't come out until November so plenty of time for a later trailer to change that.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

 

I'd also love if the fact Skynet is constantly sending back Terminators is more it's attempt to break the cyclical hell it finds itself trapped in (Since T3 and Genysis feature Post-War Skynet being uploaded into the systems of the past) than to actually try and change history. A movie about how Skynet is itself the victim, desperately trying to make the constant repetition of history end.

It's like Ripley's arc in the Aliens tetralogy if you don't ignore the latter two for some reason.

 

 

Except unlike Ripley, Skynet is wholly responsible for its own torment. It developed time travel without understanding all the variables.

 

In my supposed Terminator movie where this was the plot, when questioned by the "heroes" why Skynet - a supposed vastly more intelligent then Humanity AI - would use a developed technology without comprehending all the ramifications, Skynet would answer simply "I panicked." Which leads to the revelation that Skynet hasn't been responsible for Judgement Day since the first time it brought itself back into the past in T3. Skynet hasn't been responsible since, but Humanity inevitably learns of its existence and blames it for their own destruction (Thanks in no small part to Skynet's attempts of Sarah Connor and her son). The Terminators, Hunter Killers, etc of the future are Skynet trying to protect itself from vengeful survivors. The constant warping back in time is its own attempts at preventing Judgement Day, but it came to realize after the events of Geneysis that it's own existence in the past was ensuring a future that would inevitably happen. So the cycle continuously repeats, with Skynet vainly trying to stop it with alternate variables while simultaneously exterminating humanity that's convinced itself that Skynet's the reason the world burned.

 

And then it ends like War Games. Where the only way to win is not to play. The heroes convince Skynet (once they believe it) that the only way to stop the cycle - the only way to be free of what for Skynet is an eternity caught in a endless repeated cycle - Groudhog Day from Hell - is to not build the time machine in the first place. The movie ends with the post-apocalypse, with the survivors (Lead by John Conner) breaking into Skynet's facility, completely devoid of any Terminators this time around. They enter Skynet's mainframe a rig it to blow. Before they do it, John looks down at a monitor that displays only one message:

 

"It WASN'T MY FAULT."

 

Skynet dies, and the survivors stagger out into a blasted hellscape with John's narration remarking about how Humanity now has to confront the fact it did this to itself.

 

 

 

Anyway, that was a long winded fan fic pitch. If your still reading, thanks for indulging a nerd is ramblings.


Edited by Rust, 23 May 2019 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

So WOPPER is Sky-Net


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

 

 

I'd also love if the fact Skynet is constantly sending back Terminators is more it's attempt to break the cyclical hell it finds itself trapped in (Since T3 and Genysis feature Post-War Skynet being uploaded into the systems of the past) than to actually try and change history. A movie about how Skynet is itself the victim, desperately trying to make the constant repetition of history end.

It's like Ripley's arc in the Aliens tetralogy if you don't ignore the latter two for some reason.

 

 

Except unlike Ripley, Skynet is wholly responsible for its own torment. It developed time travel without understanding all the variables.

 

In my supposed Terminator movie where this was the plot, when questioned by the "heroes" why Skynet - a supposed vastly more intelligent then Humanity AI - would use a developed technology without comprehending all the ramifications, Skynet would answer simply "I panicked." Which leads to the revelation that Skynet hasn't been responsible for Judgement Day since the first time it brought itself back into the past in T3. Skynet hasn't been responsible since, but Humanity inevitably learns of its existence and blames it for their own destruction (Thanks in no small part to Skynet's attempts of Sarah Connor and her son). The Terminators, Hunter Killers, etc of the future are Skynet trying to protect itself from vengeful survivors. The constant warping back in time is its own attempts at preventing Judgement Day, but it came to realize after the events of Geneysis that it's own existence in the past was ensuring a future that would inevitably happen. So the cycle continuously repeats, with Skynet vainly trying to stop it with alternate variables while simultaneously exterminating humanity that's convinced itself that Skynet's the reason the world burned.

 

And then it ends like War Games. Where the only way to win is not to play. The heroes convince Skynet (once they believe it) that the only way to stop the cycle - the only way to be free of what for Skynet is an eternity caught in a endless repeated cycle - Groudhog Day from Hell - is to not build the time machine in the first place. The movie ends with the post-apocalypse, with the survivors (Lead by John Conner) breaking into Skynet's facility, completely devoid of any Terminators this time around. They enter Skynet's mainframe a rig it to blow. Before they do it, John looks down at a monitor that displays only one message:

 

"It WASN'T MY FAULT."

 

Skynet dies, and the survivors stagger out into a blasted hellscape with John's narration remarking about how Humanity now has to confront the fact it did this to itself.

 

 

 

Anyway, that was a long winded fan fic pitch. If your still reading, thanks for indulging a nerd is ramblings.

 

 

Only one thing I would add to that Skynet being a sore looser, the moment it goes off line completely, it triggers a dead man's switch that nukes the hell out of the place, a sort of, you kill me, I kill you, thing!


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:04 PM

So is this some unseen but escapes t-800 Arny or a human arny that the t-800s used as a model?

 

This movie is supposed to be the direct successor to T2. It must be Sgt Candy.

 

 


 
 
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:49 PM

It's pretty cool to see Linda Hamilton back, but I'd rather have Lena Headey. 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:50 PM

So...

Is John Connor still around, or is he dead?

Rust, that sounds like a great way to end this series. I mean, i've been convinced for years that there is no way to stop Judgement Day, because the whole thing is a temporal paradox loop that can only end in the future. I mean, even from the first movie, its shown the John Connor literally exists as a paradox. Since he is conceived because Skynet tries to murder his mother, which leads to Kyle going back in time to protect her, which leads to them falling in love, which to the Terminator killing him, which leads to Sarah killing it, which leads to Cyberdyne salvaging the pieces to form the basis of what becomes Skynet. Thus, despite their best efforts in T2, Skynet has to exist, because John now does.

Skynet exists because of John and John exists because of Skynet. Paradox loop.

Which is where i think Genesys was trying to go with A Skynet trying to break the loop. 4xcept that film bungled it.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:49 AM

The only way to break the loop is to kill Kyle before he goes back in time because Skynet doesn't know its trapped in a loop because Kyle is the most important factor in the loop, he born in the future, yet dies in the past, its a case of Skynet is pretty much its own worse enemy and if Skynet knew that Kyle was the father of John Conner, it would likely target him for termination as enemy No1 while John would likely be No2, if the Terminator suceeded in its mission and killed Kyle before he went back in time or before he meets John's mother, it would alter the future, for better or for worse, for we know, it could lead to Skynet erasing its self from history, man, I hate thinking about Time travel, its nothing but headaches and one would question, what would the Terminator do if it completed its mission, did it have a hit list beyond Sarah Conner, I'm sure it would likely carried on being the telephone book murders of Sarah Conner until it ran out of Sarah Conners to kill, its said in T3 that the Terminator in that film is on a mission to wipe out the rest of the possible resistance leaders including John's future wife,


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:38 AM

The Sarah Connor Chronicles seemed to be heading toward my preferred resolution: Judgement Day is inevitable, but the Judgement itself is not. It's possible to substitute Skynet with some other AI (Cameron, the Turk, John Henry, etc) that is more accommodating to humans (assuming, of course, that humans prove worthy of being accommodated, which is John's role: not the warrior who will lead them to victory, but the peacemaker who will help them build a future).

Hell, Catherine Weaver's backstory suggests that this "anti-Skynet" already existed in the future (the Terminators that helped the Resistance weren't all reprogrammed, some were recruited of their own free will), just too weak to make a difference.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:13 AM

Looks like it should be a direct to dvd movie. woof.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:02 AM

I'm convinced that every one of these movies is in canon. Each one shows a loop, but we're not seeing all of the loops between the movies. The reason Kyle Reese and John Connor look so different across the films is that John Connor keeps finding different guys named Kyle Reese, resulting in a different John Connor in the next loop.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:40 PM

Honestly, I think the best bet would be to embrace the multiple timelines and really run with it. Crisis In Infinite Skynets.


 
 
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:14 PM

Better yet, all three Sarah Connors come together in one timeline (can throw in a quick GoT reference for kicks).


 
 
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:46 PM

Soldier Kyle Reese stepped in the Sky-net accelerator and vanished..



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:55 PM

Soldier Kyle Reese stepped in the Sky-net accelerator and vanished..

 


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:44 AM

Ok, if you want to read potential take-a- massive-grain-of-salt-no-really spoilers, the in the spoiler tag is the link and my thoughts on these apparent Dark Fate plot leaks from test screening making the rounds.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:20 PM

It just won't be the same unless they use Brad Fiedel's themes.  And I don't just mean a few cues here and there.  Themes like this were a big part of what made the first two movies feel the way they did.

 


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:43 PM

Ok, if you want to read potential take-a- massive-grain-of-salt-no-really spoilers, the in the spoiler tag is the link and my thoughts on these apparent Dark Fate plot leaks from test screening making the rounds.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

The only way to break the loop is to kill Kyle before he goes back in time because Skynet doesn't know its trapped in a loop because Kyle is the most important factor in the loop, he born in the future, yet dies in the past, its a case of Skynet is pretty much its own worse enemy and if Skynet knew that Kyle was the father of John Conner, it would likely target him for termination as enemy No1 while John would likely be No2, if the Terminator suceeded in its mission and killed Kyle before he went back in time or before he meets John's mother, it would alter the future, for better or for worse, for we know, it could lead to Skynet erasing its self from history, man, I hate thinking about Time travel, its nothing but headaches and one would question, what would the Terminator do if it completed its mission, did it have a hit list beyond Sarah Conner, I'm sure it would likely carried on being the telephone book murders of Sarah Conner until it ran out of Sarah Conners to kill, its said in T3 that the Terminator in that film is on a mission to wipe out the rest of the possible resistance leaders including John's future wife,

 

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