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@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)

DRAGON HALF!

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:03 AM

I am extremely ready for Flobsters.

Have there been any trailers for this episode? I haven't seen any online...

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:53 AM

If this is a success I hope we get a sequel "War of the Flobsters."

Maybe Cody could keep a Flobster as a pet and it could be like the show's wacky animal sidekick. They could do plush Flobster dolls. In the show he could have his own mini adventures. Build his own little Flobsterbot to take into battle. Soon he would get first billing, like "Slimer and the real Ghostbusters" but y'know with more Flobster.

He could get his own fandom of obssessed flying lobster fanboys: Flobbies.


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:28 AM


C'mon! Someone must have watched it!!! Comment already. I must know more of these Flobsters!


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Man, Heatwave is such a grumpypants.

It's no wonder they made Doc Greene live on Griffin Rock. His inventions seem to endanger the general population on a daily basis. Last week, out-of-control solar car, this week, weaponized flobsters.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

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This show is so fun.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:01 PM

QUOTE(abates @ Mar 3 2012, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's no wonder they made Doc Greene live on Griffin Rock. His inventions seem to endanger the general population on a daily basis.

His inventions seem to endanger him on a daily basis. He's like the human equivalent of Wheeljack. icon-fire.gif

Also:

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*Flobster balloon*
ME: Why not Zoidberg?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:19 PM

On the Hub website now!

http://www.hubworld....parade-season-1

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:38 AM

Stuff I noticed from watching it on the Hub site:
I presume the statue of the fellow in pilgrim dress which Doc Greene clings to during his ride is the fellow Griffin Rock is named after, or at least the town founder. (I am going to call him Peter Griffin until they give him a name.)
Doc Greene's float has a hologram of a gentleman with mutton-chops. I'm not sure who that is. Is he a real historical figure? I'm assuming a physicist.
Shortly after the flobsters overrun the fair, Cody randomly chases a robot dog across the screen. Sparkplug (RB)? (I believe the storybook version of Sparkplug is organic.)
Mayor Luskey is not fooling anyone with that hairpiece.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE(abates @ Mar 15 2012, 03:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Stuff I noticed from watching it on the Hub site:
I presume the statue of the fellow in pilgrim dress which Doc Greene clings to during his ride is the fellow Griffin Rock is named after, or at least the town founder. (I am going to call him Peter Griffin until they give him a name.)
Doc Greene's float has a hologram of a gentleman with mutton-chops. I'm not sure who that is. Is he a real historical figure? I'm assuming a physicist.
Shortly after the flobsters overrun the fair, Cody randomly chases a robot dog across the screen. Sparkplug (RB)? (I believe the storybook version of Sparkplug is organic.)
Mayor Luskey is not fooling anyone with that hairpiece.


Given what we're seeing, I'm starting to piece together a history for the city.

My guess is that Griffin Rock was settled by some of the earliest European settlers to North America; the area offered a large quantity of timber and fresh seafood (hence the "lobster" part of the festival), and given the geological activity beneath the island the soil was probably good for farming. In time, a series of bridges was officially built along the mountains on one side of the island, thereby linking it to the mainland.

Some time during the early 1900s, Griffin Rock appears to have been made the headquarters for either a college with a strong research arm or a rather well-funded laboratory. This, coupled with the volcanic nature of the island, was likely why Mount Magma was relocated there in 1939.

In time, the R&D industry began outstripping the commercial fishing and commercial logging industries as Griffin Rock's main source of income; we know that some sort of logging industry existed because of the story behind Blades' hoist mechanism. Past a certain point, the island likely became so strongly associated with R&D that the government started moving in behind-the-scenes; the island had a sufficiently educated population to make it worthwhile as a giant research center in order to produce new weapons and equipment for the Cold War (hence the bunker - it was a military command center from which to oversee everything), but its status as an island meant that in a worst-case scenario the damage could largely be contained. By the time the series takes place, the government has such a choke-hold on the real workings of the island that they were able to convince the Burns family to take the Rescue Bots on as partners; Chief Burns is probably their main point of contact, and may well be ex-military himself.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

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I wonder if they just didn't bother to put anything saying Canadians can't watch, or if the Hub logo is supposed to keep spinning for that long...

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