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@  TM2-Megatron : (26 February 2017 - 10:58 PM)

I was pretty shocked Star Trek Beyond lost out in Best Makeup to Suicide Squad. Killer Croc looked good, but Trek had a lot of good alien makeup

@  Maruten : (26 February 2017 - 10:36 PM)

I was surprised to see that everyone's so into La La Land. On paper it seems right up my alley, but I thought it was pretty... meh.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 February 2017 - 09:38 PM)

I read that as EPCOT status

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 09:26 PM)

I have a sinking feeling La La Land is going to win Best Song and keep Lin-Manuel Miranda from achieving EGOT status.

@  Echowarrior : (26 February 2017 - 07:12 PM)

Our Hydra is better than Marvel's Hydra. Just saying.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 07:05 PM)

ALL HAIL THE MAGIC CONCH!

@  TriBlurr : (26 February 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Hail Hydra!

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 06:22 PM)

Don't we still have Hydra?

@  Verno : (26 February 2017 - 06:10 PM)

There was always the chance we had some Japanese members on the board.

@  Confuzor : (26 February 2017 - 06:01 PM)

I got my MP Primal pretty quickly, but I haven't sent the payment confirmation on my Cheetor yet

@  Paladin : (26 February 2017 - 05:32 PM)

he's been out what, 3 days? Most shipping methods aren't THAT fast...

@  Verno : (26 February 2017 - 04:52 PM)

Does anyone have MP Cheetor in hand yet?

@  Confuzor : (26 February 2017 - 03:11 PM)

Y'all need more Rocko's Modern Life

@  Noideaforaname : (26 February 2017 - 11:04 AM)

I remember watching Doug all the time as a kid, but I watch it now and I don't at all see the appeal. *shrug* On the plus side, it added the word "nematode" to my vocabulary.

@  Paladin : (26 February 2017 - 10:47 AM)

https://twitter.com/CBR/status/835877002192306176 ...game over, man. :(

@  unluckiness : (26 February 2017 - 09:25 AM)

better than the current ones at least

@  Rycochet : (26 February 2017 - 09:08 AM)

90s Nicktoons were awful.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 08:16 AM)

Yeah, I'd get really pumped to watch it and the other Nicktoons.

@  lastmaximal : (26 February 2017 - 08:04 AM)

You digdug?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Hate watching stuff like that.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:40 AM)

Also, I digged Doug. Mostly for the ancillary characters, though. Doug himself is one of those characters who gets into situations that make YOU feel embarrassd. Like Fred Savage on The Wonder Years.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:39 AM)

@PlutoniumBoss *Pinwheel fistbump*

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 February 2017 - 07:38 AM)

I remember Today's Special. The Toronto part was something of a revelation from my wife and her family when I came here.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

In hindsight, I'm pretty sure Miss Frizzle was a Time Lord.

@  ShadowMan024 : (26 February 2017 - 02:34 AM)

I got into science because of Magic School Bus.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:25 PM)

Anyone else remember Puttnam's Prairie Emporium? Not sure if it aired outside Canada

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 February 2017 - 11:21 PM)

Today's Special was a favourite of mine. Some of it was actually filmed at a department store here in Toronto

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 10:34 PM)

Eureka! and Start Here were awesome too.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 February 2017 - 09:59 PM)

I remember watching Newton's Apple on PBS. That's where I learned about thermal insulation layers and why things change temperature faster when you blow on them.

@  MrBlud : (25 February 2017 - 09:51 PM)

Today's Special was my jam!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 February 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Pff. I remember Pinwheel and Today's Special.

@  Paladin : (25 February 2017 - 09:47 PM)

my first Nick show was "Eureka's Castle."

@  MEDdMI : (25 February 2017 - 08:00 PM)

You're all making me feel old

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 07:58 PM)

And Rocko's Modern Life was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better.

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 07:57 PM)

Hey Arnold! was better.

@  Echowarrior : (25 February 2017 - 06:42 PM)

And then bought out by Disney.

@  Echowarrior : (25 February 2017 - 06:42 PM)

It certainly wasn't a terrible show. I think it was just overshadowed by its contemporaries.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 06:19 PM)

I mean, it's not like it was bad, it was just kinda....there. Not especially memorable.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 06:18 PM)

That requires us to remember that Doug happened, though.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2017 - 01:04 PM)

Just send him to whatever world the Cartoon Doug took place in. Lots of purple people there

@  unluckiness : (25 February 2017 - 03:55 AM)

It's gonna go hungry after eating that mind-control guy

@  Waspinator : (25 February 2017 - 03:49 AM)

It's eating purple people and it sure is fine.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 February 2017 - 02:27 AM)

It's a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater!

@  Pennpenn : (25 February 2017 - 12:43 AM)

But it's purple?

@  Noideaforaname : (25 February 2017 - 12:28 AM)

Allspark's just a mean green mother from outer space, and it's BAD!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 February 2017 - 12:10 AM)

Shut yo' mouth!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 February 2017 - 11:19 PM)

The Allspark is one bad mother...

@  Foffy the Sheep : (24 February 2017 - 10:09 PM)

My Allspark has never heard of a mother.

@  BlackMax : (24 February 2017 - 09:28 PM)

My mother has never heard of an Allspark.

@  The Doctor Who : (24 February 2017 - 08:54 PM)

This is your mother on Allspark drugs.


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Season 2 Episode 4 "Lunar Eclipsed" Discussion


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#241 Matenshi

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:55 AM

I just rewatched the episode, and noticed something strange. Star Swirl the Bearded is supposedly "the most important conjurer of the pre-classical era", yet when Spike doesn't recognize him, Twilight says "Did you even read that book I gave you about obscure unicorn history?"

Star Swirl is really famous, so Spike should know him from a book on obscure history? What?

#242 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:29 AM

Importance does not imply fame, though.

#243 Matenshi

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:08 AM

But he is famous.

"He created more than 200 spells! He even has a shelf in the Canterlot library of magic named after him."

He even gets mentioned in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.

I don't see how he could be considered 'obscure' in any way.

#244 WorkbenchManiac

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE(Matenshi @ Dec 31 2011, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But he is famous.

"He created more than 200 spells! He even has a shelf in the Canterlot library of magic named after him."

He even gets mentioned in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant.

I don't see how he could be considered 'obscure' in any way.

Twilight is adorably geeky, this is to emphasize this part of her character: She is the kind of girl who would be excited about a classical researcher into magical sciences. The "obscure" part is just used to drive this point home.

In real life, many highly influential scientists are honored by naming parts of universities, or scientific terminology after them, but they aren?t really famous to the general public.

Everyone knows Albert Einstein, but Max Planck or Niels Bohr? Probably not so much, but they are still much better known than Avogadro, Boltzmann, Faraday, Koch, Liebig, Linn?, et cetera.

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 31 December 2011 - 10:36 AM.


#245 Matenshi

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:51 AM

Guess so, but it still seems weird to me. Magic is an inherent part of life for unicorns. Does that mean the average unicorn really doesn't give a crap about magic and just uses basic telekinesis and other 'mundane' things?

...Given how people are, I guess that probably is the case. >_>

Edited by Matenshi, 31 December 2011 - 10:53 AM.


#246 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE(Pocket @ Nov 6 2011, 11:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had the same sorts of problems with Pinkie Pie in "Swarm of the Century". I've come to accept it as part of her character, but I have not yet come to accept it as good writing. She seems to be getting used as a token Idiot Ball holder.



Wasn't Pinkie holding the Genius Ball during the swarm, though?

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#247 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

Pinkie is one of those eccentric geniuses.



#248 Scavgraphics

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(Matenshi @ Dec 31 2011, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guess so, but it still seems weird to me. Magic is an inherent part of life for unicorns. Does that mean the average unicorn really doesn't give a crap about magic and just uses basic telekinesis and other 'mundane' things?

...Given how people are, I guess that probably is the case. >_>


TK and their "skill" spell seems to be natural, ala Rarity never learning a find gems spell, she just did it. As you say, it's like using computers or video games for most people...they use them, but couldn't tell you the names of Babbage or Turing

(Though I agree with him being mentioned in the pagent, that makes it a bit more problematic, unless we decide that Twilight being Twilight, she added that bit of trivia to it, which I will decide, as it makes me happy).