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@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.


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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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Edited by Telly, 05 November 2019 - 08:56 PM.

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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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