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@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:15 AM

Arranging to donate my Doctor Who Figurine Collection stuff to the charity shop. Said it before but events the BBC have had a hand in have soured me to supporting them and DW. Tried to sell them in 2016 but didn't have much luck and they're too fragile to survive shipping. So I'm recycling the magazines and giving the figurines to the charity shop. Will take a trip or two but first box has the Doctors, Cybermen and the specials (was gonna keep the CyberKing but it got damaged). That leaves the new monsters and classic monsters to get over there at a later date.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:05 PM

I'm just sad that this won't be done on television :D

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 04:58 PM

I'm just sad that this won't be done on television :D

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Upon seeing that thing's image, I thought "WTF?"


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:55 AM

A few months ago I became interested in an episode of Doctor Who from the current Doctor called Kerblam!, which was about an Amazon like company that had colonized a whole moon. I didn't know much else about it, aside from that Lee Mack was in it (he was actually only in it for a bit).

I'm not going to lie here, I had my expectations about this episode. Chief of them all that somehow Amazon Kerblam! and some of it's technology would be the main villain.

Instead, the final twist was about a young disenfranchised man who is sad that only 10% of the human population has work and that Kerblam! is basically a terrible place to work. Of course, he wants to shut down Kerblam! by murdering a huge swathe of it's customers. The Kerblam! system is actually trying to save humanity!

Which is like, okay? That sure is a terrible thing for the guy to do but you're totally forgetting how apparently only 10% of humans have work in this planetary system and all the non-management we saw appeared to be low-wage employees. They don't explore the situation on the main planet, but what we do get doesn't sound good in any way. It's really odd a twist for this sort of episode.

I was actually really disappointed. I get wanting to do a twist that's different or whatever, but if you're going to do social commentary don't forget how terrible Amazon/etc employees have it in real life and certainly don't make your Amazon analogue look like a hero.

Also it was kind of funny that the human-looking robots were all treated as being creepy and Doctor destroys an entire battalion of them, yet the weird looking v1 bot is humanized (it basically becomes a sidekick).


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:20 AM

Personally, I found it refreshing that the obvious plot (corporations are evil) was given a twist for a change (the corporation still wasn't great, but they weren't the ones actively killing people). We need stories to change things up once in a while.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:53 PM

My big issue with that episode is that the computer system, the very thing that called for help, still allowed someone to die in the hopes of discouraging the villain...and the Doctor had no problem with it.

 

Had it been revealed that she'd been transmatted to safety at the last second and thus had her death faked, I'd have been okay, but as is...can't really enjoy the episode.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:48 AM

The episode really needed a bit of a reworking to flow better. It's hardly the first time the show has taken this stance but the path to getting there...the computer killing an innocent purely in hopes it'll give the mastermind pause is a really uncomfortable element.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 05:42 AM

It was odd how they said they'd hire more people, but not improve their working conditions. 


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I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:15 AM

Wow, I somehow missed at least one, maybe two episodes of that season thinking I'd seen them all. Going to have to check this one out. I was, ironically, delivering packages for Amazon at the time it aired. Which also probably explains why I missed it because 12 hour work days of nonstop movement didn't leave much time for leisure



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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

I think this is worth reviving the thread over. Terrence Dicks has passed away.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 06:20 PM

Very sad. whatever one might think of him and his work, there are surely few people who have contributed more to DW than he did.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:35 PM

I think this is worth reviving the thread over. Terrence Dicks has passed away.

 

Passed away or exterminated?



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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:32 AM

 

I think this is worth reviving the thread over. Terrence Dicks has passed away.

 

Passed away or exterminated?

 

 

Too soon.


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Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:45 PM

So, I was thinking about this the other day:

Does anyone here have or remember a book called "Doctor Who The Completely Useless Encyclopedia"?

 

Basically, its a more-or-less alphabetical list of stuff related to Doctor Who that only long-term fans would probably know or care about. It came out after the Paul McGann TV movie, during the time when VHS releases of the show and New and Missing Adventures books was more or less the extent of what was out there. I bought it, read it, laughed a lot, and put it in storage with other things that weren't as critical to my life at that time.

 

So, I recently got it back out, and reading it now, after New Who, is even funnier than before. The things that would "Never Happen", or lamenting shelved stories about space whales that would have been more interesting than what we got at the end of the original series, reading it is like opening a time capsule of what the fandom was like at a particular time and relative dimension in space.

 

Just thought I would share that, and see what other members thought.



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 08:12 PM

An absolute classic. One of the greatest reference books ever written on any subject.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:13 PM

A good prank at the BBC's reception for Halloween:

 


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:17 PM

hhhmmm...

 

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and in an episode with a race called "zeons" no less

 

no doubt a coincidence as they, wouldve been in production at the same time (or thereabouts). still neat though


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 01:54 PM

A lot of those stories that were cancelled have been picked up by Big Finish.

Kerblam! sounds like another Big Finish story starring Colin Baker, only done poorly (kinda like "Dalek" is a shoddy dumbed down version of "Jubilee").

 

To think: I check into this thread to see if the writing on the show had improved since I left it.

Sadly, seems not.

 

Had a (probably dumb) idea last night, while trying to get to sleep. New producer of the show takes over (Or Big Finish comes to the BBC's rescue). The Master (ideally Derek Jacobi), in order to prevent his own death, puts together a trap that causes the Doctor to rewrite his own history, including sacrificing several regenerations' worth of timeline (something hinted at his an early Big Finish story that starred David Tenant as an SS brute). The show then picks up as Tenant comes back, has a new last season, and then regenerates to Matt Smith. Smith and Capaldi are brought back as they retire, but this time they actually have good scripts, good stories, and good characters.

 

I was also thinking Ezra should reach out from the time dimension, haul Luke out from the scene where he dies in TLJ, give Luke a harsh talking to, and book Luke back out right before the disaster that sent him into hiding, thus completely undoing everything in the so-called Sequel Trilogy. Luke then gives him the crystal from his RotJ saber, which Ezra gives to himself between seasons 2 and 3 of Rebels.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:56 PM

yes please

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:52 PM

 

Bought that a few weeks back. Definitely worth the price, even if you already have all of the content on DVD.

 

Right now I just wish Amazon would hurry up and list the Blu-Ray for Season 26.


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