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@  Sean Whitmore : (23 June 2017 - 03:31 PM)

Epilogue is the worst thing to happen to mankind. And I'm including, like, all the wars and stuff.

@  Evac : (23 June 2017 - 02:11 PM)

... Did Linkara cover that one?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 01:50 PM)

the comics where Barbara quit being Batgirl after she was beaten into a miscarriage.

@  Boomhauer : (23 June 2017 - 01:20 PM)

His choice to be Batman had more punch when he was a completely normal guy met with the same dillema instead of the DNA garbage that muddies the message for no other reason than to give Old Bruce another ass-kiss before the show is over. It's a boring episode whose entire concept is repeating things already known and spark Squawkbox arguments.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 01:11 PM)

But he still chose to be batman. Not only did he chose to be batman, he did it better.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I have to agree.. Part of the problem with Epilogue is it takes away from "Terry CHOSE to be batman" and changed it a bit to "Terry was designed to be batman."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Do you mean the DCAU continuity comics or Future's End?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 11:36 AM)

can we all at least agree it's a better ending for Batman Beyond than the comics?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 10:52 AM)

There was no evidence of it to support it in the show, and generally using someone to MAKE a batman is a jerkish thing to do.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:37 AM)

why does it matter?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

I think the problem with Epilogue was making Terry effectivly Batman's son.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:24 AM)

what's your problem with it?

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 10:02 AM)

Epilogue give a great end to Batman Beyond and even has a Mask of the Phantasm character

@  MrBlud : (23 June 2017 - 09:55 AM)

I don't post in the Shoutbox often, but when I do, it's to confirm "Epilogue" is garbage.

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 08:43 AM)

even "Epilogue" ? (braces for that argument again)

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Its a really great show.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Justice League unlimited

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2017 - 08:14 AM)

Sprinkles or nothing!

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2017 - 07:06 AM)

>_< 3 hrs, $5,628 to go for the Two Scoops Kickstarter http://kck.st/2qgIkCd

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 06:16 AM)

Yeah, miles is only used when accuracy doesn't actually matter, or we're dealing with americans.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 03:55 AM)

We even use "miles" in similar contexts in German even though we use kilometers for actual measurements.

@  The Doctor Who : (23 June 2017 - 02:40 AM)

Makes sense, really. Colloquialisms exist in their own weird little universe where terminology can persist after it's no longer relevant otherwise.

@  abates : (23 June 2017 - 01:17 AM)

We also measure car milage in kilometres but still call it milage.

@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous

@  Sean Whitmore : (21 June 2017 - 11:40 PM)

I gave up on IMAX this year. I was just about able to put up with $20 per ticket, but by the time the new Kong came out, my theater started charging $27 per. They must be outside their damn minds.

@  unitremover : (21 June 2017 - 10:50 PM)

I paid for a ticket to a 2D showing but they showed it in 3D anyways for some reason. I think me taking an Ibuprofen before I went for other reasons is the only reason I didn't walk out with a massive headache.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:38 PM)

One thing I'll give Bay and/or the promoters of this film... I like how they've advertised on the poster that this was actually shot with real, IMAX 3-D cameras. I wish the marketing of other films exhibited a similar interest in the quality of the equipment used. Hell, for some films, being visually interesting is about all they have going for them

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I assume the Autobots will be even bigger assholes in this one, especially Optimus

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I have my ticket to see it in IMAX this Saturday... looking forward to another bizarre, 3 hour spectacle of something or other

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Bay already said he won't do another... but what does a persons word mean these days anyway. Doesn't really matter how bad the movies are (or aren't. You know, whatever floats your goat.) so long as they make money. And his flicks do make money.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 06:12 PM)

maybe this one will do poor enough that theyll have to rethink their entire strategy going forward. and hopefully this WILL be bays last one (specially if it does do poorly). well, rethink after bumblebee anyway

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

Yeah... the reception for the movie has been... mixed to poor to say the least. Thanksfully, I gave up on the bayverse films after the first one.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 05:46 PM)

well theres SOMETHING showing in movie theaters. whether it can actually be CALLED a "movie" seems to be debatable

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Oh, is the new movie out?

@  Dracula : (21 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

I got a rock.

@  Xellos : (21 June 2017 - 05:31 PM)

BB here

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 June 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Who here got a Bumblebee shirt and who got the Optimus shirt at the premiere?

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2017 - 02:50 PM)

"Bowdlerizing" basically means censorship, in the "removing anything the person in charge of the editing considers unsuitable for children" sense.

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Sorry, not sure what happened there. Shout edited; link should work now.


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#141 Walky

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:40 PM

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:43 PM

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Wait a minute, there's a Studio 4C short (Starscream's Fantasy) we never saw!


It's been seen, but apparently not by you.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:46 PM

Something to hope for should hell freeze over and we ever get Season 3 on DVD.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:03 PM

"Sensei Yoketron" makes my inner Japanese student twitch.

For those that don't speak or didn't learn Japanese, titles such as "sensei" (an honorific usually used for teachers or masters) and "taisa" (colonel) is placed after the person's name. E.g., "Kakashi-sensei" and "Mustang-taisa".

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:12 PM

Japawhat? That's Cybertronian. Sure the words are the same, but in application?
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:21 PM

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Okay, episode summaries!

SUMMARIES:

1. Three-parter opening "Trial of Megatron." Sentinel vies for power, Bulkhead's hometown is attacked, he and Sari go off to save it. Megatron uses this as a distraction to transport the entire prison of Kaon to the middle of Lake Erie in a bighuge prison break.

2. "Allspark-alypse Now!" Sentinel gets the bright idea to use the Allspark to beat Megatron for good, and comes to Earth. Prowl's ghost goes "not on my watch" and possesses Allspark-sparked bots (like Wreck-Gar) to warn Optimus and explain why this is bad juju.

3. Soundwave battles Steampunk Luddites. No, really. I read this and I went "OH MY GOD STEAMPUNK IN MY TRANSFORMERS." OP teams up with them to help beat Soundwave.

4. Mirror Universe ep, with Sari and Bulkhead filling in Cliffjumper's role in SG.

5. Minicons escape from Kaon into detroit and start taking everything apart, including Transformers. Ratchet and Fanzone team up.

6. Cosmos (!) comes to earth with an important message and borks it up when he scans a B-movie saucer prop.

7. Megatron and the Constructicons have a turf war over engergon.

8. Two-part finale, which sounds like the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, with OP gathering as many allies as he can to beat Megatron forever.

1. Megatron escapes. In the next episode? RESET BUTTON!

2. Prowl's ghost?

3. Two thumbs way up!!!

4, 5. Sounds like fun.

6. I'm glad this didn't happen.

7. The Constructicons are more badass than I thought. Sounds like fun.

8. So, like the end of season 3 then.


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:26 PM

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Japawhat? That's Cybertronian. Sure the words are the same, but in application?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:37 PM

CHANnel FOUR of course!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:42 PM


+1 for GWAR reference.

At first read-through, I'm not entirely thrilled with canonizing Alignment and now "officially" having sent Blackarachnia and Waspinator into the Beast Wars. But the former had basically all-but-happened already anyway given its thorough invasion of JTF fiction, and the latter was always a toss-up and if a book like the Almanac DIDN'T make it happen the pent-up fanservice power would have imploded in an antimatter vortex destroying the universe. So I guess I'll have to deal with it.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:54 PM

It's not like we'll ever see it referenced again, so I can live with Beast Wars crossing over with Animated.
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#154 Walky

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:59 PM

It's not a terribly great Beast Wars if Rattrap is still on Cybertron.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:11 PM

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At first read-through, I'm not entirely thrilled with canonizing Alignment and now "officially" having sent Blackarachnia and Waspinator into the Beast Wars. But the former had basically all-but-happened already anyway given its thorough invasion of JTF fiction, and the latter was always a toss-up and if a book like the Almanac DIDN'T make it happen the pent-up fanservice power would have imploded in an antimatter vortex destroying the universe. So I guess I'll have to deal with it.


Did I send them to a Beast Wars universe? I tried to make it intentionally ambiguous. Blackarachnia doesn't know if she's on a new alien planet, or on a remote part of Earth. Standing stones does not the Beast Wars make.

Funny story about how that page came to be. The model sheets were labeled "Primitive Planet," so originally I named the planet Energoa. Then, Derrick came back to me and said that she might actually be on Earth, so I went back in and hedged my bets, so that it'd work either way. In any event, I wasn't intentionally trying to send them to a BW universe / dimension / future / whatever.

As for Alignment... I like Alignment. The Marvel G2 comic was Furman's baby, I don't see much reason why it shouldn't end the way he wanted it to.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:21 PM

Can someone pm bio and scans of rodimus and cyclonus? Is there a height chart in the book? Amazon isn't shipping till later this month!

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and now "officially" having sent Blackarachnia and Waspinator into the Beast Wars.

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In each of their vignettes, BA and Waspy mention unnatural standing stone formations. Waspy further notes seeing a floating mountain. Of course, as pointed out above, it isn't absolutely necessarily THE Beast Wars. For one thing, they'd have to have traveled to an entirely different dimension--something transwarp cells have never been shown to do.


It's overall an astounding book out of an astounding pair of books. I've never read anything like it--that kind of playful active engagement with the reading audience, REVELING in experiential interactivity and layers upon layers of storybuilding. They're the perfect companion pieces to the series. Perhaps for that reason, I actually found the later chapters surprisingly bittersweet. There's all this-and-that about how much effort went into creating material that could never and will never be finished, and the notes from Eric and ESPECIALLY Aaron struck me as pretty wistful. I've read a lot of stuff from Aaron over the years but never anything like this message, where he talks about how much they valued winning the fans over to Animated and how everybody's efforts worked out so well and how it hadn't ended like anybody really wanted it to and they're so glad to see people still cherish it. And we do.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:50 PM

Well, I think I'm about 40-45% through the crossword.

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Yeah, the Superbook reference made me laugh like a fool.


Yay someone recognized Gizmo!


the ONLY time I ever saw anything superbook related was at church when I was wee. I couldn't tell you jack about it, just that it had a red robot with a cross on his chest. I recognized that right away XD.

Nicely done.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:12 AM

I think it's official now. The two Allspark Almanac volumes are now the must-own books for a Transformers fan. If you don't like them, you're dead inside.