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@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:12 PM

I'm just bitter today, and would probably agree with anything on the same wavelength.

I still don't get how everything was fixed up at the end of Wedding of River Song just like I still get hung up on the 'It's not a paradox' at the end of Big Bang.

Meanwhile, I bought 12 packs of the new wave of Doctor Who Minifigs, and got five Rory's, and two fishy vampire girls, but no River.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Nov 14 2011, 05:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still don't get how everything was fixed up at the end of Wedding of River Song just like I still get hung up on the 'It's not a paradox' at the end of Big Bang.


Moffat likes playing with the Temporal aspects of the character. Basically, what happened in both Season 5 and 6 was the creation of alternate time lines where certain events did not happen. In Season 5, it was in response to the TARDIS self-destructing due to outside influence (And lets face it, a TARDIS going boom would cause some serious problems in the space time continuum. Especially one that's...no longer standard issue like the Doctor's). In Season 6, it's because River did not kill the Doctor, a fixed point in time that could not be avoided.

They are Paradoxes, but not in the sense of a daughter saving a dead father or holding her younger self. If you really want to get into the Technobabble territory, it's possible the reason the Reapers don't show up to eat everything is because the TARDIS prevents them since its stint as the Master's Paradox Machine (Which created the Year That Never Was).

At the end of the day...Wibbley, Wobbley, Timey, Whimey is the simplest explanation available.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:23 PM

Moffat, please stop ripping off other stories for the Christmas specials. This is starting to go beyond 'homage' and into flat out lazy copying.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:57 PM

I don't know, I kind of like classic Christmas stories being retold with a Doctor Who bent. It's a huge step up from RTD's "Normal episode that just happens to be set at Christmas" specials.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:26 PM

Agreed. The RTD era Christmas specials weren't exactly festive. Indeed, it often was just an excuse to get murderous robots in Father Christmas outfits. Let's see some reason for the season.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:55 PM

A narnia-themed christmas special seems fun.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:31 PM

I consider it lazy coming from a man who did nothing but tell us how fresh and imaginative his tenure would be. The RTD specials aren't flawless but they're pretty much perfect for what they're meant to be, an extra episode that does some things you could only get away with on that one day of the year and something special for all the kids sitting down with their newly opened sonic screwdrivers and RC Daleks. I'll freely admit last year's special proved my initial doubts wrong but I really wish Moffat would do better. This is the one episode most people will see each year. What better time to showcase how original your show is?

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:05 PM

I adore last year's Christmas special. It borrowed the general theme from A Christmas Carol, but the story was wholly unique, both in terms of Christmas tales and Doctor Who. I don't have any reason to think that this year's episode will be any less creative.

Also, I've never read The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, so I won't notice even if it is lacking originality.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 04:46 PM

Last year's Christmas Special was amazing.
I'll take that over murderous implements in festive guise. That doesn't really make it a special, you could do that at any point during the season.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:50 AM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Nov 19 2011, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I consider it lazy coming from a man who did nothing but tell us how fresh and imaginative his tenure would be.

Perhaps it will also be "neon" and "playskool" icon-fire.gif
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:57 AM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Nov 19 2011, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I consider it lazy coming from a man who did nothing but tell us how fresh and imaginative his tenure would be.


I dunno, taking a recognizable Christmas Fable and doctoring it up (No pun intended) as to avoid both copyright infringement as well as retreading the same story ground would be fresh and imaginative.

If A Christmas Carol is any indication, this latest special is only going to bear a passing resemblance to The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Though I admit, I'm still miffed we never got to see the Egyptian Goddess running loose on the Orient Express in Space.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:47 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ Nov 20 2011, 02:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(HellCat @ Nov 19 2011, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I consider it lazy coming from a man who did nothing but tell us how fresh and imaginative his tenure would be.


I dunno, taking a recognizable Christmas Fable and doctoring it up (No pun intended) as to avoid both copyright infringement as well as retreading the same story ground would be fresh and imaginative.

If A Christmas Carol is any indication, this latest special is only going to bear a passing resemblance to The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Though I admit, I'm still miffed we never got to see the Egyptian Goddess running loose on the Orient Express in Space.


I'm talking partly from the viewpoint of someone whose family basically only watch one episode a year, the Christmas one. So it wouldn't matter what clever ideas we see across the regular season (and to be honest, I'm one of those finding Moffat's run to generally be lacking and self indulgent), if they see that one episode clearly ripping off something else that will completely colour their view on the show for the rest of the year.

Maybe it's a cultural thing, but none of the British fans I speak to seem to expect the Christmas episodes to be 'A Very Doctor Who Christmas'. Most were quite content to get the robot santas and killer trees whilst having a story that served as a fun bonus for the yearly run and snuck in a clue to the next season for the long term fans. Really, there's no reason for Moffat to keep going back to pre-established stories to tell his own. I'd like to think a writer of his talents can do better then make Doctor Who into a show that copies other scripts whilst throwing the word 'wibbley' in.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:28 AM

I...really don't see enough in that preview to say "this will be a Doctor Who adaptation of the Narnia story". It looks more like there are a couple of winking references in the setup and a title spoof. I think you're coming at this from a preexisting stance of disliking Moffat and that's coloring your perception.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:35 AM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Nov 20 2011, 06:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm talking partly from the viewpoint of someone whose family basically only watch one episode a year, the Christmas one. So it wouldn't matter what clever ideas we see across the regular season (and to be honest, I'm one of those finding Moffat's run to generally be lacking and self indulgent), if they see that one episode clearly ripping off something else that will completely colour their view on the show for the rest of the year.


Your complaint is baseless. A Christmas Carol didn't rip off the Dickens story. It didn't have three spirits or a Tiny Tim. It borrowed the theme of trying to redeem a miserly old man, but the story was totally original.

And yeah, what Swift said. You clearly don't like what Moffat has done, and that's fine. You can like or hate whatever you want. But you're totally making things up to try to support your point of view.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:56 AM

How am I making stuff up? Look at that trailer, look at that title. The Narnia influence couldn't be more obvious. When that's what you're producing, it goes beyond simply being 'inspired' by. I never said this would be an exact line for line copy but when you obviously lift so much from elsewhere, it isn't wrong to expect better. Moffat is an industry professional and as such I'd expect something more imaginative. Why is taking him to task for lazy writing trashing the guy with a baseless argument?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:00 AM

Because you haven't even seen the episode yet, Hellcat.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE(Unfair Fight @ Nov 20 2011, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because you haven't even seen the episode yet, Hellcat.


And that means I can't call them out for openly promoting the fact the episode is, in part, 'Doctor Who does Narnia'? I never claimed I've seen the episode, I'm just very dissapointed that under Moffat we can expect the Christmas specials to be 'Doctor Who does someone else's idea'.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:17 AM

I still maintain its better to get some actual Christmas Themed stories for the Christmas Special then what we got under RTD.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ Nov 20 2011, 11:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still maintain its better to get some actual Christmas Themed stories for the Christmas Special then what we got under RTD.


We'll all have different opinions, obviously. Personally, I liked the fact that the RTD Christmas episodes were all just fun romps that ocurred on Christmas Day. It allowed for pay offs like the joke in Voyage of the Damned when the Doctor starts lecturing on the spirit of the season and then stops himself when he realises Christmas for him always seems to involve disaster and mayhem. Really, with a show that's about a man who lives a life outside of what the audience considers normal, the idea of a traditional Christmas special (I know, someone will say 'Flying sharks are traditional?' for one) with forced emotion and such just seems wrong. Any other show or one off special can and have given us that.

But again, we all have different tastes.

Edited by HellCat, 20 November 2011 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

Indeed. And to be completely fair, Voyage of the Damned was humorous in the aspect that it was stated London was evacuated mainly because something bad always happens on Christmas.

Though, in regards to lazy writing, Voyage of the Damned is guilty of this just as much as the current Moffat specials are. The Poseidon Adventure parallels and all that.



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