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@  Maximus Ambus : (29 September 2020 - 01:35 AM)

Ever notice Kath SOucie's Janine in the later episodes of Real Ghostbusters sounds like Tara Strong's Sari Sumdac?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:10 PM)

I wish they were more universal like Beast Wars, Animated or Prime and as professionally done,

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:06 PM)

The Netflix shows are done for adults, the Generation toyline is for adults who grew up with G1.

@  Sabrblade : (28 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Who said it ever was?

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Whatever happened to WFC Earthrise being a kids show X'D

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 11:43 AM)

Cool, my last tablet couldn't run it, and I stopped caring by the time I got the new one. So thanks!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:27 AM)

There are crossover characters, but the amount and distribution... Marvel Vs Capcom this ain't.  If @wonko the sane? my bad!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:21 AM)

I've been playing for *checks account* 1002 days, 23 hours.  So, by 2021, it will have been three years.  I think it takes place in its own continuity, largely inspired by G1 but borrowing from other places.

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

@wonko the sane? Can only speak for Earth Wars, but so few they're easy to forget.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 07:39 AM)

Didn't they already do the across universes thing in that tablet game?

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:30 AM)

Also, make the setting an amalgamation of different Transformers series, rather than based on a specific one. Bring in things like 'Sentinel Major' as the primo Autobot jerk, and sleek car mode Vehicons as the Decepticons' basic grunt.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:27 AM)

KT just needs to incorporate the vehicle modes into the combat system, like Platinum did for Devastation, so they're for more than just wheeling it across the battlefield. =P

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:25 AM)

Transformers: Warriors of Cybertron! =D

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (28 September 2020 - 05:15 AM)

I want a Power Rangers Mosu. I would also take a Transformers Mosu. :D

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 September 2020 - 04:50 AM)

It even ended on a sequel hook.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 04:40 AM)

Man, I just want another Devastation game... =(

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 September 2020 - 01:53 AM)

Aren't TFs way more varied than Joes, as far as they'd work in gameplay? Like, Omega Supreme is vastly different from Bumblebee.

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

Hell, ripoff Super Robot Wars withTFs

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

IDK they could make something like FF tactics or Fire Emblem ripoff with Robots and i'd buy it

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 09:43 PM)

See, I feel GI Joe (with it's varied cast) is a better fit for a strategy game, where as Transformers feels more suited for a shooter.

@  Maruten : (27 September 2020 - 08:28 PM)

I might give them points for making a strategy game if it's actually a good strategy game.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:48 PM)

I mean, points for making a strategy game instead of third person shooter, but: urrrrgggg. Cyberverse.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:47 PM)

A transformers game for the switch? *checks* Urrrggg... cyberverse...

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 06:28 PM)

October will be a big month for Hasbro fans: Zoids, GI Joe AND Transformers all have brand new console games. All on the Switch at that!

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 09:04 AM)

At least in animated he was more driven than just "loyal bootlick".

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 08:29 AM)

Oof, That's a huge downgrade

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 September 2020 - 02:35 AM)

After rewatching Animated Sound and Fury, in my head canon Titans Return Soundwave is that Soundwave.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:09 PM)

On an unrelated note: I just got the BBTS email about kingdom pre-orders... and even the stuff I don't want I'm perfectly willing to get if it means I can have the rest of it.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:08 PM)

It's digimon. So first one, then the other.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

50/50 odds, it's either a helicopter with limbs, or a scantily-clad human with heli blades on their back. If female, 90% odds on the second one.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 September 2020 - 12:39 PM)

I read that as "Helicoptermon" and wondered what kind of Digimon that was.

@  Bass X0 : (26 September 2020 - 12:35 PM)

Helicopter-mom, transform!

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker


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#21 SwiftEagle

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:33 AM

And sunglasses.
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#22 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:36 AM

Angua looks like a smaller Pink.

Carrot is tall but doesn't seem as burly as he could be.

Where is Cherry's beard?!?! And she's so big!

Carcer is black? Not that I recall if any of the Watch members are black. I don't think any of them are Asian, if the Counterweight continent is to be represented.

Sybill isn't hefty. Is there suppose to be a dragon as a flame thrower there?

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:06 AM


Where is Cherry's beard?!?! And she's so big!

 

 

Height discrimination. For all their talk of diversity Hollywood has yet to deal with height diversity.

 



#24 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:59 PM

Well, Tyrion's popularity is something. But it's probably more for Dinklage being awesome.

I can't tell until we see her standing but this Cheery might be taller than Angua (Angua is so small!)

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:33 PM

Oof, this is gonna take some getting used to. Confidence level dropping.


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 09:39 PM

Angua looks like a smaller Pink.

Carrot is tall but doesn't seem as burly as he could be.

Where is Cherry's beard?!?! And she's so big!

Carcer is black? Not that I recall if any of the Watch members are black. I don't think any of them are Asian, if the Counterweight continent is to be represented.

Sybill isn't hefty. Is there suppose to be a dragon as a flame thrower there?

 

Constable Visit is dark skinned, at least, and it's implied that pretty much every local ethnic and cultural group is somewhere in the Watch. It's just not a particularly big cultural issue on the Disc most of the time compared to species disputes.

 

As for the pictures?

 

Every time I think we've hit rock bottom, they dig deeper. Setting aside the general aesthetic for a moment (not an easy task), Vimes and Angua look wrong. Vimes is a regular shaver despite his constant stubble. He needs to look disheveled, not intentionally disheveled. His coat can have holes in it and his tie is badly done, but this goes the wrong way. Vimes should look like a working man. His haircut here, meanwhile, looks too well maintained to be an accident, if that makes any sense. His look is a choice, not a consequence.

 

Angua, meanwhile, is kind of weird. Like, a thing with Angua is that on looks she's the last person you'd call as the Watch's werewolf on looks. It contrasts how she doesn't look dangerous with how she's both absolutely lethal in a fight and the second most cynical person on the force, after Sam. The way they handled things has an actress with a reasonable Angua build trying to look dangerous. But, as I said, Angua doesn't look tough. She is tough.

 

And back to the overall aesthetic... crivens. It's generic and bad, and as I saw pointed out somewhere else, that poster is just wrong. You don't have a poster on the Disc that says to report crime to the Watch that actually says what it means. You have posters that accidentally imply exactly the opposite of what they mean, to the point where it's easy to assume that the Watch is supposed to be committing more thefts. (Which Corporal Nobbs would, indeed, take as a suggestion.)




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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:15 PM

I'm just taking this as an entirely new thing with a little inspiration from the books, and we'll see where it goes. Gonna give it the benefit of the doubt.
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#28 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 05:44 AM

Oh, Constable Visit something something the infidels with pamphlets? I viewed him in my mind as a monk, missionary type. If he was dark skinned, I figured it'd be from being out in th sun from delivery pamphlets or so.

But, yeah, Vines (or Ventinari?) DID have that equal something something policy, with dwarves (Cheery), w- (Angua), undead (Reg Shoe), whatever Dorfl is classified under (soul debatable?), that vampire (forgot her name), Buggy Swires (not a gnome?) but no mention of race or country (Counterweight Continent is Asia, Hwanda (?) is Africa? XXXX is Australia)

I'm actually fine with how Vimes looks. I'm still going to assume that all the characters are sent to the past to stop Carcer.

I'd say maybe they're adapting the book like how Dirk Gently Holistic Detective with Frodo done but, if they did, I'd be complaining, haha.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM

 

Angua, meanwhile, is kind of weird. Like, a thing with Angua is that on looks she's the last person you'd call as the Watch's werewolf on looks. It contrasts how she doesn't look dangerous with how she's both absolutely lethal in a fight and the second most cynical person on the force, after Sam. The way they handled things has an actress with a reasonable Angua build trying to look dangerous. But, as I said, Angua doesn't look tough. She is tough.

 

 

Angua should be gorgeous, long blonde hair, big enough that they have to hammer out a breastplate. Like she'd be the least trouble to take as a hostage, for example.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:50 AM

I'm okay with Vimes.  Carrot looks on point.  Everyone else does not.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 01:50 AM

Oh, Constable Visit something something the infidels with pamphlets? I viewed him in my mind as a monk, missionary type. If he was dark skinned, I figured it'd be from being out in th sun from delivery pamphlets or so.

But, yeah, Vines (or Ventinari?) DID have that equal something something policy, with dwarves (Cheery), w- (Angua), undead (Reg Shoe), whatever Dorfl is classified under (soul debatable?), that vampire (forgot her name), Buggy Swires (not a gnome?) but no mention of race or country (Counterweight Continent is Asia, Hwanda (?) is Africa? XXXX is Australia)

I'm actually fine with how Vimes looks. I'm still going to assume that all the characters are sent to the past to stop Carcer.

I'd say maybe they're adapting the book like how Dirk Gently Holistic Detective with Frodo done but, if they did, I'd be complaining, haha.

Shame on you for forgetting Detritus, the Troll Constable.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:46 AM

I wasn't sure how trolls are classified. Are they rocks or living, breathing organics? They're not golems though.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:12 PM

I feel like the lack of footnotes and just . . . the lack of a writing style (as in prose, not just screenplay) makes it so hard to capture Discworld in a movie or TV series.  Like P.G. Wodehouse or Douglas Adams, the extravagant, silly, meandering prose is half the humor.  (Unless maybe there will be a narrator.)

 

 

But, I mean, I wish them luck.  I hope it's good because "Guards! Guards!" is a favorite of mine.



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 04:34 AM

Pratchett practically stopped doing the footnotes in his later books though. Plus he lost most of the fantasy trappings with the 'modernization' of Ankh Morpork (with the Moist books).

From the live action Discworlds done so far, I can barely remember Hogfather, Colour of Magic or the post office minis.

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:07 PM

First major piece of information in a while.

 

The show has been pushed back to January 2021, and we got a new press release.

 

 

 

In BBC America’s newest original series, The Watch, an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it.From lead writer and executive producer Simon Allen, the modern and inclusive series is inspired by the characters created by Sir Terry Pratchett’s famous “Discworld”  including the captain of The City Watch Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer), the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin (Lara Rossi), the naïve but heroic Carrot (Adam Hughill), the mysterious Angua (Marama Corlett) and the ingenious forensics expert Cheery (Jo Eaton-Kent) together with The Watch’s own idiosyncratic depiction of Death.

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:59 PM

I assume the one in green is supposed to be Cheery?  

 

Uh, did they read the books?  Where's the beard?  And why the hell is she taller than Vimes?  


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 11:28 PM

No Sybil's the one in green. In this version she's a "chaotic vigilante" who I guess uses axes.

 

Cheery is the person to the far left holding the toolbox. They've been changed to being non-binary for the show.


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Posted 09 August 2020 - 11:49 AM

The rock creature in the back looks like it was lifted right out of Thor Ragnarok with a few changes to the colourings


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:03 AM

No Sybil's the one in green. In this version she's a "chaotic vigilante" who I guess uses axes.

 

Cheery is the person to the far left holding the toolbox. They've been changed to being non-binary for the show.

 

Well then.

 

Rhianna Pratchett has gone on record stating this isn't an adaptation of her father's work, but merely "based on".  I'm gonna call that a sign that this isn't going to be what we've wanted.  

 

I'm disappointed.  


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 10:37 AM

To be honest, among the media adaptations, which is the best?

Hogfather
Color of Magic
Going Postal

I can hardly remember then. Should probably try looking for them again.

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