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@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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#2581 Powered Convoy

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:55 PM

I'm excited that this sounds to be a quality production. I don't think there will be any lasting longevity to it. And that may be the intention, as it seems to be intended as a limited series.

Hopefully this leads to a full relaunch after the film comes out.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:58 PM

I obviously have no idea how to embed Twitter posts.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:56 AM

being a long time transformers fan, I'm confident I'll be able to process 2 independent ongoing continuities. So I don't mind that this show will exist as something else for me to watch. So long as nothing stupid like the Bat embargo goes on here and the producers of the She-ra show can still use concepts from the overall canon of motu as they see fit. That being said, I'd also not care if this new show used She-ra continuity also ... it should all be free game to both shows.

 

and I want to be real with you all, these shows should be the last 2 places in entertainment where you should try and play out any 'genderagender' ... I'm just not here for that shit in 2019/2020 ... its almost disturbing that people are already suggesting this is a reaction by dudebros ...

 

its not, its a reaction by Netflix to seeing the popularity of a current product... that's it.  



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:04 AM

I think that's true, especially as all we have to go on now is apparently "something something Teela". Fingers crossed.

I just hope they don't pull a Regeneration One (etc), and ignore the G2 book the New Adventures show. That would show such disrespect for the canon!

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:16 AM

given all indications, ignoring that anything came after the end of the filmation cartoon seems to be what's been suggested, but I'm willing to be surprised 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:46 AM

It's "after the end of the Filmation cartoon"? The new series is just a PSA with all the characters telling you to say no to drugs?

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:53 AM

not with Kevin Smith as the showrunner 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:08 AM

I want them to do a holiday alternate universe crossover with Netflix She-Ra with the animation styles obviously clashing. Like TMNT Forever and those eps in Nick TMNT.

Then a crossover with New Adventures and 2002 versions, hehe

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:05 AM

I don't want to sound like I'm completely shitting on your idea Fero, but that's the exact last thing I want to see happen. 

 

I'd like this to tell its own story and not be a "member that?" show 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:11 AM

Exactly. What this needs to be is honest continuation of the story. No winking at the camera or 'this was so goofy' stuff. Comedy is great, but not when it undercuts things. Let the She Ra reboot be its own story, that can be independent from this.

I mean, how many successful reboots has TF had? And none of them need to crossover, except for Transtech.

Speaking of the New Adventures of He-Man. When those figures came out originally, they released a cassette with what was (at the time) a pretty cool prologue of sorts to how He-Man ends up in the future. It in no way tied into the cartoon, but i thought it was really good. Its an interesting, if incredibly cheesy, alternate beginning to the New Adventures.

Kinda somebody had been able to save a recording of it and upload it online. Ah well.

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I stand corrected, somebody did. 1989? Wow, i feel old.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

I don't want to sound like I'm completely shitting on your idea Fero, but that's the exact last thing I want to see happen. 
 
I'd like this to tell its own story and not be a "member that?" show 


Yeah. I was tired of it the last 3 times it happened with tmnt

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:55 AM

I was excited, until I learned it was tied to Filmation and Kevin Smith was showrunner. I'm not a huge fan of either and I don't have a huge amount of faith in this being the thing that helps drag MOTU off the nostalgia scrapheap.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:02 AM

I was excited, until I learned it was tied to Filmation and Kevin Smith was showrunner. I'm not a huge fan of either and I don't have a huge amount of faith in this being the thing that helps drag MOTU off the nostalgia scrapheap.

 

No, this feels like they are doubling down on that. They see all these old properties revived on Netflix and being popular, and decide they need to do that; but becuase they think new doesn't sell and all people want are the original stuff, they're going as HARD as they can on the 80's nostalgia becuase its the only he-man stuff they can sell to a very small demographic.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:15 PM

It's "after the end of the Filmation cartoon"? The new series is just a PSA with all the characters telling you to say no to drugs?

 

 

 

not with Kevin Smith as the showrunner 

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:48 PM

I'm certainly curious to see how this goes.  The idea of somehow continuing from the original Filmation series is very odd.  I generally like Kevin Smith's, although I don't think he's ever been heavily involved in creating a TV series before.

 

I was really hoping that She-Ra would eventually introduce the major He-Man characters and possibly result in a full spin-off.  That seems less likely now.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:28 PM

Exactly. What this needs to be is honest continuation of the story. No winking at the camera or 'this was so goofy' stuff. Comedy is great, but not when it undercuts things. Let the She Ra reboot be its own story, that can be independent from this.

I mean, how many successful reboots has TF had? And none of them need to crossover, except for Transtech

I dunno what the tone of the new Motu would be but I'd love the crossover to be a special 'holiday' episode, like once a year.

They'd Spider-Verse it (though Turtles Forever did it first. Well, also the 90s Spider-Man show).

But I'd be fine if She-Ra's show does it instead. Let her see 80s, New Adv, 2002 and new Netflix Motu and have her breakdown as an 'It's a Wonderful Life' kind of story. Ties into Christmas too, hehe

Edit - oh, Transformers, yeah. I mean, when G1 was tied into Beast Wars in season 2, my jaw dropped.

When TFAnimated had their Blackarachnia end up in an animated Beast Wars world, I was miffed. Cuz we never got to see it go anywhere.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:34 PM

At this point, I'm expecting He-man to drop at least one F-bomb per episode and for there to be at least one steamy sex scene between Adam and Teela, because "ADULT".


 
 
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:40 PM

I mean, how many successful reboots has TF had? And none of them need to crossover, except for Transtech.


I'm not sure by what metric you'd consider TransTech "successful". I mean, you can't measure it by the usual standard since it didn't have a toyline.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

Oh no, i wasn't trying to say Transtech was successful as such. Simply that its the only 'multiverse' crossover thing TF has ever had.

As for new MOTU, there is a 'picture' doing the rounds on the web. A skewed pic that allegedly gives a brief premise for MOTU Revelation. It implies that the start will be a massive battle that will 'fracture Eternia' and then follow Teela as she searches for the lost Sword of Grayskull and discover the secrets of Grayskulls past. Some seem to think this means that He-Man with have a big fight at the start of the series, but will then disappear while we follow Teela for the majority of the show.

Take all this with the requisite amount of salt. I mean, more Teela is no bad thing, but a MOTU sequel series with barely any He-Man seems an odd choice to make.

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