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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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#8621 Rust

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:51 PM

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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
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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:30 PM

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Never saw it coming.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

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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 01 January 2019 - 08:16 PM

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Just such an inconsistent episode.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:56 PM

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:33 PM

well just because they suspended the funding it doesn't mean they just stop keeping an eye on weird alien stuff and go have tea 



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:55 PM

The script kind of implies that UNIT assets had been sold off to private companies. Which is more political satire- our government is huge on privatisation.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

Satire or no, it's depressingly believable with how much of a joke the United Nations has become now-a-days. Seeing UNIT be dismantled is depressing, but at the same time I think it was a mistake to revive it in the new show. It limits what the show can do Earthside. Torchwood was a better modern equivalent because it was more "grassroots" in terms of feel and funding. UNIT was just a bit too big for where the show is now.

 

Also I've never really forgiven the show for what it did to the Brigadier.


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
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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 02 January 2019 - 12:02 PM

I like UNIT a lot more than Torchwood, to be honest. Torchwood always came across as just a bit too nationalist for my liking.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

I thought it was a solid episode.

 

I also find I have more in common with Graham than I do with Ryan or Yaz. I'm just an old guy, who likes his chair. And this is OK.



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:12 PM


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:40 PM

I like UNIT a lot more than Torchwood, to be honest. Torchwood always came across as just a bit too nationalist for my liking.


That's the point though. Torchwood are supposed to be a bunch of "queen and country" halfwits playing around with things they don't understand.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:04 AM

The wifi going out scene did tickle me but rings true after I spent time with a young family of relatives a few weeks ago.

I got myself a samsung phone two years ago, my first in a decade and while I can live without it, nowadays I find myself using it at breaks more than reading a book.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:21 AM

The wifi bit was really awkward. Would have worked in an RTD Christmas romp but we'd had the death of 2 police, a security guard, a farmer, solidiers and entire floors worth of people by that point. The joke was both tired and incredibly out of place in such a dark episode.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:05 AM

i really loved how the episode continued the "Family" theme of this season. My dad and I really enjoyed watching it. He really loved seeing the Dalek be a real, true, threat. And also seeing it out of its armor was fun, and kinda different.

 

One of my favorite things was the Tardis materializing, them getting out, and the Archeologists or whatever they are, just listened to Her and followed her commands. That's always one of my favorite Doctor things

 

I really, really LOVE 13. Her childlike innocence and sense of wonder really makes her easy to fall for, and its SO obvious Jodie's having fun in the role.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:55 PM



Adventures was a kids tie in magazine that launched in 2006 and sadly died around Capaldi's run. It's primarily remembered for the cover gifts it gave away.

It's back for a one off based on the current run and looking to more be aimed at girls this time. Get the sense this might be a trial for a full return but seems doubtful. Delays and hiatuses are part of what killed the mag. With the show not back until 2020, seems doubtful.



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