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@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM)

Also gotta wonder if the humans had some idea of how they were going to fix the sky, presuming they won out, because otherwise they were basically commiting suicide out of spite and the Matrix would be the only reason humanity is still alive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 09:07 PM)

One of the first things I thought myself after my first time through it

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Every time I watch "The Second Renaissance" I get the feeling I'd probably end up getting shot for being a machine sympathizer.

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Yeah, Ghostbusters. Specifically the episode where they check out the live action Hollywood "adaptation."


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#121 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

And the show will somehow still be going.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(BeltlineYYC @ Apr 12 2012, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Apr 11 2012, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since the thread's title hasn't changed and all you No-Homers are still praying for death, I'm assuming you missed the news that the contract dispute was resolved last year (the actors took pay cuts, presumably not as offensive as the original offers) and everyone's agreed to continue the show through Season 25. That's spring 2014, if you're not keeping count.

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#123 Bass X0

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

Reminds me of that Shortpacked comic where it will be retconned that Bruce Wayne's parents were killed after watching Pokemon: The First Movie.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Apr 13 2012, 02:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Reminds me of that Shortpacked comic where it will be retconned that Bruce Wayne's parents were killed after watching Pokemon: The First Movie.


I'm still waiting to see the follow-up, where he is inspired by the movie to become a Pokemon trainer, and gains his identity from a Zubat.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Zubatman is the best at everything, including Pokemon... and he can breathe in space.

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#125 Adam G

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

I just had to look it up after you guys mentioned it:
http://www.shortpack.../thefirstmovie/

Great comic...

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

Aw, peas... Simpsons did that too. Remember the Sadgasm episode?

Edited by BeltlineYYC, 13 April 2012 - 10:15 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

I try not to.
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#128 Vestras

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

The reason Simpsons is less quotable or memorable now is less to do with Simpsons itself and more to do with the fact that in the 20 odd years since it came out, so has a metric jiveload more television. Back when it started, Simpsons was practically the only prime time animated show, and one that tons of people watched (again, there was less on TV and the home video market was still sorting itself out). Hundreds of affiliates syndicated the show's early years, and thus everyone was getting exposed to those early (quotable) episodes.

Come the mid to late 90s, the Cable TV explosion, the arrival of more prime time animated content, cartoon network, adult swim, toonami, Seth McFarlane, and DVD/DVI/Netflix, the show just fell to the wayside. Not because it was less good necessarily, but because the audience is more dispersed.

I think there's also something in here to do with the fact the show's in universe stagnation/degeneration (Depending on point of view) that has made it less appealing in some ways. Remember this?
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Yea... I think this is kind of a factor in the show's decline in popularity to some extent.


All that said, i fully admit, I haven't watched the show since... Ummm... wow... Better part of 10+ years since it was must see TV for me. I mean I've caught the odd episode here and there, but nothings ever really stuck with me.

Edited by Vestras, 13 April 2012 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

I am an avid watcher, has been since the nineties. Then again, a big part of this is the mere fact that we in Hungary were getting every season with an around 2 year delay back then, so even if the show was already in decline in the US, we did not see it... not that year, anyway.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Apr 13 2012, 04:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Apr 13 2012, 02:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Reminds me of that Shortpacked comic where it will be retconned that Bruce Wayne's parents were killed after watching Pokemon: The First Movie.


I'm still waiting to see the follow-up, where he is inspired by the movie to become a Pokemon trainer, and gains his identity from a Zubat.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Zubatman is the best at everything, including Pokemon... and he can breathe in space.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Zubatman is the very best like no one ever was. To go to space is his real test, to breathe there is his cause.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

Heh. Well, it is only logical the two huge blockbuster franchises would merge like this.



.... 5 years ago, Nkelsch would be already working on an avatar/icon. Where has he gone to...

Edited by BB Shockwave, 17 April 2012 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

Is that a G1 Skids body in that poster?

Also, which episode is the picture in Vestras' post from?

Edited by Item42, 23 April 2012 - 12:46 PM.

I forgot that spaghetti was a pasta really.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(Item42 @ Apr 23 2012, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, which episode is the picture in Vestras' post from?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa's_Wedding
""Lisa's Wedding" is the 19th episode of The Simpsons' sixth season, which originally aired March 19, 1995."

It's a good one. But then, if you haven't seen pretty much every episode from seasons 2 though 9, you've missed something you shouldn't.

Edited by ChessPieceFace, 23 April 2012 - 12:55 PM.

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#134 Vestras

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

1995 episode, 2010 wedding, so it was 15 years ahead. It's now 2012, and Lisa's still a straw liberal (4th grader I think?). Which puts her current date of birth...In what? 2002?

It's charming for a little while, but after this long it just feels... wrong/lazy.
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#135 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Apr 24 2012, 09:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1995 episode, 2010 wedding, so it was 15 years ahead. It's now 2012, and Lisa's still a straw liberal (4th grader I think?). Which puts her current date of birth...In what? 2002?

It's charming for a little while, but after this long it just feels... wrong/lazy.

So the 99% of cartoons that don't feature characters realistically aging are all "wrong/lazy?"

By that logic, Mickey Mouse would've been dead by 1929.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Yea, but Mickey doesn't pretend to have continuity. King of the Hill, Venture Bros, even Flintstones recognized that their characters needed to grow up after a while. Simpsons just kinda sits there.

MacFarland get's away with things for his level of absurdism overriding any possibility of continuity.

It mostly bugs me because the characters of Lisa's Wedding (linked above) and Bart to the Future seem worth exploring ya know? Wasted potential.

Edited by Vestras, 24 April 2012 - 12:34 PM.

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#137 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Simpsons only occasionally has continuity. Generally, any changes are undone by the end of the episode, with later references to them made only vaguely. Or if something life-changing does occur, it's usually within one episode, and that change sets the status quo for future episodes. F'rinstance, Apu gets married in one episode, then he's referenced as married in subsequent episodes without reference to how long it's been, then there's another episode where they have octuplets, which then stay the same age in subsequent episodes.

I don't know why you'd consider it "wrong/lazy," it's just how the show works. It's making good use of the fact that it's a cartoon. They have complete freedom to change something when they want to, or not if they don't.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

Edna and Flanders got together recently, but I don't know if that stuck. I think there was a fan vote on whether or not it would be permanent, btu I don't know how that played out.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

The "Yes On Nedna" votes won last fall, but (presumably) because of their significant development time, subsequent episodes haven't focused on the relationship. Maybe next season.

*edit* Oh, here we go.

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When the town of Springfield discovers that Ned (Harry Shearer) and Edna (guest voice Marcia Wallace) have secretly gotten hitched, Marge offers to throw them a congratulatory reception. However, bringing everyone together makes them all realize that no marriage is perfect. Meanwhile, Edna tries to help Ned’s children become more socially acceptable by changing some of the rules.

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#140 Zek

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Also: Patty (or was it Selma's) adoption of a baby girl.



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