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@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:55 PM

Old thread collapsed under it's own weight, so here's a new one.

To start us off, here's the old crew celebrating the end of an era


Edited by Proper Dave, 04 November 2011 - 04:10 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:02 PM

That was fun...thanks...I really miss David Tennant, but I have to admit that Matt Smith has grown on me far more than I thought he would. I also REALLY like Amy and Rory. Here's hoping they all stick around for awhile.

I've been very slowly catching up with past doctors...I'm up to "the abominable snowmen", 2nd doctor...watching reconstructions for the missing eps is painful, but I do enjoy getting the whole story.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:07 PM

For some reason, my first reaction to that video was, "There's no way in HELL that Eccleston would've played along with that, if he had stayed..."

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Nebucron @ Nov 4 2011, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was fun...thanks...I really miss David Tennant, but I have to admit that Matt Smith has grown on me far more than I thought he would. I also REALLY like Amy and Rory. Here's hoping they all stick around for awhile.


I thought their story was pretty much done.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Nov 5 2011, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nebucron @ Nov 4 2011, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was fun...thanks...I really miss David Tennant, but I have to admit that Matt Smith has grown on me far more than I thought he would. I also REALLY like Amy and Rory. Here's hoping they all stick around for awhile.


I thought their story was pretty much done.


They can still show up, like how Martha was still in about half of season 5 despite no longer being a companion. Just becuase they're story is over or are no longer companions; doesn't mean they can't show up again. And iirc they've signed on for next season, so they probably show up for a modern earth story.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:43 PM

Yeah...I'm not saying they need to be in every episode or anything, but honestly I think it would be a huge mistake to ditch them altogether...and new stories can always be written for any character. They are signed on for next season, as Database said, so we'll see them again.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:52 PM

I get the feeling that Moffat wants to avoid the quick rotation of companions that RTD had. He's also heavily implied River Song's story isn't over, so that's another reason to keep the in laws about.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:02 PM

As much as I love Amy and Rory, I think they got a good send-off. I hope they're not dragged back into the TARDIS in an awkward way. I hope the Doctor picks up a new companion early in the next season and Amy and Rory's story remains on Earth.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:19 PM

Wow... that was awesome!

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:25 PM

Yeah, I'm not ready to let Amy and Rory go yet. Amy was getting obnoxious, but she was better in the finale (Also nice call back to Season Five in regards to her abilities. This is how you do "Special" companions. You don't drop the power of God on them and then take it away. You give them something extremely useful...but only in certain situations). And Rory is just fun. Not the bumbling incompetent male companions of RTD's era, someone who actually has something to contribute to the narrative beyond "Oh my God. I'm the Tin Dog!"
Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Nov 5 2011, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'm not ready to let Amy and Rory go yet. Amy was getting obnoxious, but she was better in the finale (Also nice call back to Season Five in regards to her abilities. This is how you do "Special" companions. You don't drop the power of God on them and then take it away. You give them something extremely useful...but only in certain situations). And Rory is just fun. Not the bumbling incompetent male companions of RTD's era, someone who actually has something to contribute to the narrative beyond "Oh my God. I'm the Tin Dog!"

That wasn't really a fair comparison, though. K-9 was infinitely more valuable than Mickey.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:30 PM

Agreed. Unfortunately, after K-9's departure from the series proper, he really hasn't been used very effectively. I mean, in Sarah Jane Adventures, didn't he spend the first few seasons in a cabinet?
Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Nov 5 2011, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed. Unfortunately, after K-9's departure from the series proper, he really hasn't been used very effectively. I mean, in Sarah Jane Adventures, didn't he spend the first few seasons in a cabinet?


Rights issues, since there was a K9 series in the works the SJA crew suffered a "K9 embargo".

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:19 AM

K-9 gets a few cool moments once the rights issues were resolved. He was basically written out when Luke left, but the final episode introduced a dog whistle for him that likely would have been used if the season had been completed. Really, the worst and most character breaking moment was Clyde hiding him under the table to cheat in a science exam. Especially odd since it was a school with those 'massive open space on the bottom' science class desks.

Haven't seen his own series but what I've heard doesn't sound good. Apparently alot of Australian actors forcing London accents.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:18 AM

I wish they'd just bring him back to Who proper. It'd be nice to have the Doctor interacting with him again.
Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ Nov 6 2011, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish they'd just bring him back to Who proper. It'd be nice to have the Doctor interacting with him again.


Same! I miss Mickey! oh wait!
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:49 PM

Someone at el 'reg is rather cranky about the how sappy the good Doctor has been lately:

http://www.theregist...otional_rescue/

I can't say I disagree.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

Doctor Who - The Movie?
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:31 PM

Link does not work.

But this one does:

http://www.cinemable...ates-27882.html

I wish it didn't.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Nov 14 2011, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone at el 'reg is rather cranky about the how sappy the good Doctor has been lately:

http://www.theregist...otional_rescue/

I can't say I disagree.


Didn't they poke fun at this mentality in The Wasp and the Unicorn?

I can't say there isn't a certain "reality" in letting bad things befall the major guest stars, but it's not like the major guest stars have been all sunshine and roses. Despite getting better, Rory was killed, and in the space of that time frame Amy and the Doctor had a adventure with Pablo Picasso - who they establish still kills himself.

You can argue the sensitivity of the modern watcher all you want, but view it from a in-universe perspective. The Doctor has lived through the most horrific war imaginable in the Last Great Time War (Where Billions died every second only to be reborn to die again), and had to condemn his entire species to certain death twice over. That's been the whole gist of the series up until Matt took the reins: The Doctor learning to live again. Dealing with that darkness inside of himself and learning that every life is precious and not just dismissing "The little people" (Insert dialogue from the end of The Waters of Mars as well as The End of Time here).

Let's take Inferno for example. Great classic story. Very epic in scope for its time and extremely well done. But going back to it, Pertwee's Doctor barely batted an eye at leaving all these people behind. There wasn't even any hesitation. There was no drama. "Well, that sucks doesn't it?" *Shrug shoulders and carry on*

In reality, witnessing the absolute destruction of a planet should have driven him to the brink of insanity. Especially having to leave people who had trusted him and become his friends.

Some may prefer the cold, stand offish Doctor and I still get a kick out of him, but ultimately I'll take "Everybody lives, Rose. Just this once...EVERYBODY LIVES!" over it.
Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?



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