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@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?


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#1 tffan01

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 03:36 PM

We know based on commentary by John Barber in the Sector 7 comic that movie novels and movie comics share the same continuity. But what about stories like Unite for the Universe, Cyber Missions and even kids books and the Hydrobot story? These don't seem to condradict the novels and comics that much besides Megatron missing the ROTF wounds and some characters like Brakedown dying twice but;

Megatron error is even in IDW comics such as Rising Storm. It could be chalked up simply as an artistic/animation error.

We know that it is possible for TFs to occasionally survive bad injuries. For example Frenzy and possibly Long Haul (If Igor is the same being) survived decapitation. If not for Jetfire, perhaps Mixmaster would have survived bisection.

How do you see these other stories in relation to the IDW movie timeline?

Edited by tffan01, 16 December 2019 - 03:40 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2019 - 07:35 PM

even without factoring in the IDW stuff, the movies are themselves self-contradicting by this point, so just dump them all in the blender and hit "puree" I guess.

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 07:43 PM

Basically, what we know for sure we can have for the IDW Movie comic timeline:

 

The first three films

 

Ghosts of Yesterday

 

Movie Prequel

 

Proooobably the stories from the first three issues of Saga of the AllSpark

 

Reign of Starscream

 

The Veiled Threat

 

Alliance

 

Defiance

 

Tales of the Fallen

 

Nefarious

 

Sector 7

 

Foundation

 

Rising Storm

 

The six Target-pack in comics

 

and Convergence

 

 

Placed in a rough timeline, that would be: Tales of the Fallen issue 4, TOTF issue 3, the flashback bits of Foundation, Defiance, the modern stuff of Foundation, Movie Prequel/the flashback bits of Reign of Starscream, Saga of the AllSpark stuff, Sector 7, Convergence, Movie 1 (with the Target Jazz toy's comic happening about halfway through), Reign of Starscream, TOTF issue 6, TOTF issue 2, Alliance, Veiled Threat/TOTF issue 1, Revenge of the Fallen, TOTF issue 5, Nefarious, the rest of the Target issues, Rising Storm, and DOTM.



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Posted 16 December 2019 - 07:50 PM

Unite for the Universe, Cyber Missions, and the Classified novels can fit into the IDW Movie Trilogy timeline as well.


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 December 2019 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:06 PM

Also, what about tie-in games, comics and novels?

For example, what happens before the story of ROTF the game? 2007 game, 2007 movie or just something similiar to the plot of the 2007 movie but not the same?

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:14 PM

Also, what about tie-in games, comics and novels?

For example, what happens before the story of ROTF the game? 2007 game, 2007 movie or just something similiar to the plot of the 2007 movie but not the same?

The comics and novels were already covered above.

 

None of the games fit since they all tell their own takes on the movies' plots in ways that contradict the films themselves.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 02:07 PM

Also, what about tie-in games, comics and novels?
For example, what happens before the story of ROTF the game? 2007 game, 2007 movie or just something similiar to the plot of the 2007 movie but not the same?

The comics and novels were already covered above.
 
None of the games fit since they all tell their own takes on the movies' plots in ways that contradict the films themselves.

What I mean is do the movies happen in the game timelines? Is the ROTF game or the novel a sequel of their own to the 2007 movie for example?

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 03:21 PM

The 2007 wii game is a retelling of the first film.

The Human Alliance game takes place between ROTF and DOTM

The movie side of Rise Of The Dark Spark is kind-of a prequel to Age of Extinction in a very self-contained way.

where do they mix with the comics? nobody knows but Jesus

Edited by Zodberg, 28 December 2019 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:25 PM

 

 

Also, what about tie-in games, comics and novels?
For example, what happens before the story of ROTF the game? 2007 game, 2007 movie or just something similiar to the plot of the 2007 movie but not the same?

The comics and novels were already covered above.
 
None of the games fit since they all tell their own takes on the movies' plots in ways that contradict the films themselves.

What I mean is do the movies happen in the game timelines?

 

You have your answer. To be specific and technical, the movies themselves do not happen because the games are similar but slightly different from the movies.
 


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Posted 29 December 2019 - 12:08 AM

The way I see it with the comic and novel adaptations of each movie, while the movies themselves supersede all of their adaptations, any information provided in said adaptations that is not found in their respective movies but which does not contradict and can still fit into said movies can be considered canon to their respective movies, while any information provided in said adaptations that is not found in their respective movies and DOES conflict with what is depicted in each movie is NOT canon to the films at all.

 

An example of the former case would be how, in the ROTF comic adaptation, The Fallen's big machine seen during the battle in Egypt is named the "Star Harvester". This name is not given in the movie itself, but can still apply to the machine as it appeared in the movie.

 

Meanwhile, an example of the latter case would be how, in both the ROTF comic and novel adaptations, Sam calls Lennox's wife who has Epps's wife call Epps on an insecure line to indirectly tell Epps (while Galloway is in the room) to get Optimus over to Egypt. This is in full conflict with how, in the actual movie, Sam simply has Simmons call Lennox to tell him the message directly. Thus, the version of events seen in the movie is what happened in this case.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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