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@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  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.


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#41 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 01:34 AM

That works nicely too. Aw, that Soundwave containment idea sounds cool. Shame hey didn't think of it.

 

Ooh, how about calling the Time Train Doubleback? Neat ZZ Top reference.

Bonus if it has a long rubber beard and cowboy hat.


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:05 AM

I suggested Delorean Pax on twitter 



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 05:56 AM

"Doc, you better back up.  We don't have enough road to get up to 88 mph."

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."

 

*Delorean transforms into robot mode and runs awkwardly through neighborhood, shuffling around trees, getting tangled in swing sets...*



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 06:38 AM

I'm down with making it a heavy retool of JAZZ and naming it MUNKA SPANKA.



#45 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 06:41 AM

I missed out on Ectotron and Ectomus Prime, and that made me sad.

But combining my favorite movies of all time with Transformers?

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This time, no force in the universe can stop me!

Also, this sort of connection is precisely why Swindler was one of my original G1s I made sure to keep.

And speaking of G1, while I know a lot of people hate it when the franchise is slavish to that part of its history, can we all at least agree that with the focal point of Back to the Future being 1985, there's really no better way to go for this?

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:22 AM

Time Warrior!
Also now maybe we can get a universal stream designation for the 2015 where everyone used laserdisc players and fax machines alongside their flying cars.

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:43 AM

Just go the G1 route, Swindler. They already got it. :p 


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:02 AM

A transformer whose alt mode moves at 88mph? I hope they're a Decepticon book publisher.

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:11 AM

 

I can't wait for Hot Rod to go back in time to make sure that Optimus takes Elita to the enchantment under the sea dance.

Or more precisely, to make sure Orion Pax and Ariel are enchanted "Under the Sea".

 

 

Especially if Bisk shows up.



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:24 AM

Oh god, can Bisk be Biff, please?


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:30 AM

Red Lobster recolor of Lobclaw!



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:30 AM

*Delorean transforms into robot mode and runs awkwardly through neighborhood, shuffling around trees, getting tangled in swing sets...*


Now you're making me want a Ferris Bueller crossover (probably based on Cameron's [dad's] Ferrari).

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 10:45 AM

I just like the name Jigawatt because it seems like the same kind of goofy as Ectronymus Ectotron. Though i do admit that Flashback is a great fitting name.

 

Doubleback must be Doubleback. Please?


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:40 AM

I just hope it's a real Transformers character rather than Marty-is-a-robot-now.  Ectotron is but Maverick could go either way.



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 12:10 PM

2021 better give us the A-Team van.

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 12:23 PM

I just hope it's a real Transformers character rather than Marty-is-a-robot-now.  Ectotron is but Maverick could go either way.

If they do somebody will retcon it into being a Rick and Morty crossover...



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 01:50 PM

Turned itself into a robot... funniest jive I ever saw.


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:03 PM

I just hope it's a real Transformers character rather than Marty-is-a-robot-now.  Ectotron is but Maverick could go either way.

If they do somebody will retcon it into being a Rick and Morty crossover...

They have other options for that
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Posted 25 June 2020 - 06:47 PM

Thinking about co-stars in a tie-in comic and I had a thought: how many existing Transformers have vehicle modes that would be commonplace in 1955?


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 08:43 PM

Thinking about co-stars in a tie-in comic and I had a thought: how many existing Transformers have vehicle modes that would be commonplace in 1955?

Bumblebee.

Greaser and Hubs are both cars that are older than 1955. (Does "commonplace" actually matter when the 1984-85 group has more than one Lamborghini?)

 

 





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