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@  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".

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

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

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

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?


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#2621 Blot

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:46 PM

Guess the world is ready for a new Game of Thrones of animation.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:30 PM

Guess the world is ready for a new Game of Thrones of animation.

 

And we all know how that turned out!


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:35 PM

So long as nobody onboard actively says that, or even alludes to it. We can at least have some tiny semblance of hope for this.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:18 PM

No you see, Prime Wars was accurately predicting the future quality of Game of Thrones when comparing themselves to it.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:17 PM

No you see, Prime Wars was accurately predicting the future quality of Game of Thrones when comparing themselves to it.

 

I never thought about it that way, but back then GOT was good but then things went downhill rapidly thanks to HBO giving into the wims of the showrunners and that never should of happened as people begun setting a standard for these types of shows. My standard for this He-man is going to be low, mainly due to the fact they are saying its carrying on the story of the original cartoon and as I recall, there was no real plot beyond single eps, then I wasn't a serious fan and I didn't know about things called shedules as I was just a kid! Personally, I think they are betting on the wrong horse with this project if they are planning to make it a contuination of the original series, if Mattel were smart, they would of said no to contuining on from the original and instead opt for the smarter route, called reboot, start new with a clean slate, maybe adopt the desgins of the 80s thou honestly that armour He-man wears has got to go, its so out of fashion! For the whole Adam is He-man, they should make use of what the last Cartoon did, show Adam as someone who not physically strong until he under goes the transformation into He-man!


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:06 PM

Here's what I'm expecting:

Story and writing will be on par with GI Joe Resolute...meaning it will vaguely connect to "what you vaguely remember" from the old cartoon and comics.  So in GI joe's case, Duke and Scarlett were the pair, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow were the rivals, and Cobra Commander was a  ruthless terrorist leader.  But for all its faults, fans DID get some great action sequences (the kind we would never see on a kids cartoon) and a menagerie of great character and vehicle designs for both sides.

 

At the very least, because they're using the same production studio as Castlevania, we'll at LEAST get better animation than the garbage we got for the Prime Wars Trilogy.

 

 

Meaning it will be hailed by vocal sections of the fandom as the greatest thing ever to be made for the franchise...regardless how mindless and hollow it actually ends up being.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:23 AM

or it could actually be good ..or even the best series produced in the franchise ...  



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 10:55 AM

That would be the most hoped for outcome yeah. :) Much like the upcoming Netflix WFC series.

Now we wait for more images and a teaser. And an idea of the voice talent they're going to get for this.

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#2629 Confuzor

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:56 PM

Jason Mewes as Mossman cuz....yannow.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:09 PM

or it could actually be good ..or even the best series produced in the franchise ...  

 

It's got some pretty big bike shorts to fill for that to be true.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:24 PM

 

or it could actually be good ..or even the best series produced in the franchise ...  

 

It's got some pretty big bike shorts to fill for that to be true.

 

 

I got the feeling it won't be able to come close to fitting into those Shorts, I expect massive egos to be making up much of the baggage! Only time will tell!


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:24 PM

Erika Scheimer, who voiced various characters on 80s He-Man and She-Ra, said in an interview that she felt comfortable working at Filmation as a lesbian and added, "Filmation was one of the gayest places in town."

 

What I'm trying to say is they should make the cartoon "in the spirit of the original one!!!" by having an ton of LGBT characters.



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:24 PM

Erika Scheimer, who voiced various characters on 80s He-Man and She-Ra, said in an interview that she felt comfortable working at Filmation as a lesbian and added, "Filmation was one of the gayest places in town."

 

What I'm trying to say is they should make the cartoon "in the spirit of the original one!!!" by having an ton of LGBT characters.

As long as it's not in the "ha ha muscley men in loincloths are so gay" way.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 01:45 AM

Nah, I meant LGBT characters as legit characters, not punchlines.  (Man-E-Faces x Ram-Man.  Ship name: MannyxRammy.  Which by the way are nicknames they already have for each other in the episode that is already super shippy.)

 

As it happens, I've been binge watching a lot of 80s He-Man lately and I agree that a lot of the fanboys do not remember what it's like if they think episodes with intense fight scenes are in the spirit of the original.   For being centered around barbarian muscle-men, He-Man is a very gentle show.  (G1 Transformers exists in a much harsher universe.)

 

I was watching an episode where He-Man is faced with a huge demon.  He defeated it by sternly lecturing it, then becoming friends with it.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 02:44 AM

Oh yes, He-Man definitely operates/should operate along the same lines of a well-written Superman - Exhaust all other options before going to the punching. He is the best at punching, and he will definitely win if he goes for that, but that doesn't mean that he likes it. 


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 12:59 PM

For a guy with a sword, He-Man isn't very stabby.



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 11:16 AM

I think we're all missing the bigger picture here:

We'll be sitting pretty so long as he doesn't wet himself.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 02:14 PM

I understood this reference.

 

I think we're all missing the bigger picture here:

We'll be sitting pretty so long as he doesn't wet himself.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:23 PM


I understood this reference.
 

I think we're all missing the bigger picture here:

We'll be sitting pretty so long as he doesn't wet himself.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"


I'm sorry.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:21 AM

Sony still has the He-man and the Masters of the Universe film slated for March 2021, but rumors have started to circulate that they are looking to offload some projects to streaming services like Netflix.  The broad concern is the brand's relative value in pushing a major theatrical tentpole, and the sheer costs to market such a film.  Cited in the article are flops like MiB: International, which was very unlikely to recoup the enormous production and marketing costs Sony dumped into it given the response from audiences prior to release.

 

With Netflix hungry for content (and having already heavily invested in the franchise), Sony is looking to partner with Netflix to reduce risks and offload some of the costs.

 

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