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@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

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

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:35 PM)

Can't forget what you didn't know in the first place.

@  Patch : (27 June 2020 - 05:28 PM)

Ah yes, Overpower. Who could forget the expansion where they added a new stat and you had to re-collect your heroes all over again.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 June 2020 - 04:20 PM)

Counterpoint, when was the last time you spent money on Overpower?


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#41 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:46 AM

Oh, OK, thanks for the explanation. Still it feels a bit odd that Marvel would make a movie out of them. It's as if I had heard that DC is planning a Challengers of the Unknown or a Doom Patrol movie.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

The way their A-list characters' movies are working out for them lately, trying something obscure like the Challengers or the Doom Patrol or the Metal Men would be a GOOD idea for DC.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

I think I'd kill for a Doom Patrol movie.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:10 PM

Marvel's been all about doing obscure characters as movies, I mean one of the first Marvel movies (not marvel studios) of the modern comic movie era was Blade. Someone that was mostly a supporting character with very few series of his own; and he did well enough to get two more movies and a TV series. So its not like them doing the Guardians are exactly outside their M.O. obscure characters but with a sci-fi/sci-fantasy element which is always fairly popular, added with the fact they've pretty much proved themselves to the public that they do good movies.

And i agree that if Warner/DC was smart they'd also try to fish out their lesser knowns to help get more exposure, and there isn't so many expectations for say a Doom Patrol or Challengers movie as there are for Superman or Justice League. Heck, I think they could do a Teen Titans movie for a sorta X-men-y experience. A team of teen heroes brought togeather, training their powers to become better. Wouldn't need to have it all be sidekicks. Heck, even a team up like the cartoon would be good (where Robin is the only sidekick character) giving you mostly knew characters with at least one "name" to draw people in.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

Someone brought this up on another website, but I think it's fairly accurate. The Guardians are a "second best" choice for the cosmic stuff Marvel wasnts to do, based on the fact that Marvel doesn't have access to the Fantastic Four. Marvel is definitely pushing cosmic what with their take on Asgard and the suff in the Avengers, and the Guardians are the next best choice for pushing those concepts. On top of that, GotG has the benefit of latching onto that Avengers concept of a bunch of smartass people with crazy powers banding together.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Rumored description of the plot
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"About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants."
So.. Farscape: the Movie? icon-fire.gif

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE(Undead Scottsman @ Aug 16 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rumored description of the plot
HIGHLIGHT to view:
"About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants."
So.. Farscape: the Movie? icon-fire.gif


That certainly makes it sound like it. And honestly I'd be fine with that. Farscape ROCKED.

But to be fair, that's a fairly decent summation of a small fragment of Starlord's origin and the very begining of the Modern Guardian's first modern appearence in a single sentence.

Doesn't mean it's actually gonna end up much of anything like Farscape.


-ZacWilliam, most of the rest of Starlord's origin is pretty "weird 70s" and convoluted, and most of the rest of the Guardian's first appearence is too involved in a big crossover that they're likely not gonna have the space/desire to adapt so I'd expect a lot of new stuff weaved around some small fragments/ ideas from the original.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

Rather than making movies of just the series that make the most money, they're making a movie about the series that the diehard fans and critics loved, even if it didn't bring in the bux (likely, for marketting reasons)

this is what makes them a cool company.

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Woooo!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:12 AM

Actually they're making a movie to help better established the worldspace and provide synergy with their other films, with the eventual goal of making more money.

There's a reason we're getting GotG and not, say, Punisher or Black Panther.

EDIT: Not that there's anything wrong with that. And if it gets me cool stuff like GotG, then go Marvel!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:21 AM

There are both Punisher and Panther films in development.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:25 AM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Aug 18 2012, 12:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are both Punisher and Panther films in development.


Yeah, well, there's in development and there's in development.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

And it has a director. Never heard of the guy.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

I know jack-all about Guardians of the Galaxy--first time I'd heard of it was seeing the figure pack at Toys R Us. But if James Gunn is the director, I'm very interested in seeing the movie.

Marvel continues to make unexpected but incredibly interesting choices for directors of their super hero pictures. I'm glad they recognize that their risk taking has worked out very well so far.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

They are very on top of jive.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:40 AM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Aug 17 2012, 11:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are both Punisher and Panther films in development.

There are tons of movies Marvel has "in development"

There are only six that Marvel has (so far) actually put onto a schedule to be made. (And even then, one of those isn't even set in stone)

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Aug 14 2012, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marvel's been all about doing obscure characters as movies, I mean one of the first Marvel movies (not marvel studios) of the modern comic movie era was Blade. Someone that was mostly a supporting character with very few series of his own; and he did well enough to get two more movies and a TV series. So its not like them doing the Guardians are exactly outside their M.O. obscure characters but with a sci-fi/sci-fantasy element which is always fairly popular, added with the fact they've pretty much proved themselves to the public that they do good movies.
Total different thing. The Blade movie was never really treated like a comic movie. People didn't know it was a comic before and didn't know afterwards either. It wasn't part of the marketting, it was just source material that lent itself good to a movie (better than it does to comics if you ask me).

I don't think they'll be doing the same with Guardians of the Galaxy.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:42 AM

Yeah. I personally, never knew Blade was a comic character, until I have caught that episode of Spiderman TAS where he guest-stars. (However, I always preferred his Venture Bros 'version'... icon-hotrod.gif )

People here in Hungary knew so little about him, I just had to explain to a guy last week that NO, Blade was not a white guy turned black for the movies like Nick Fury was. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:55 PM

James Gunn has announced that he's directing this thing.

And... I don't think I've seen a single thing he has ever directed, though I've seen a few things he's got writing credits on.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

The guy who wrote both live-action Scooby-Doo movies, huh?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

And now I care about this movie.