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@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:54 PM)

And no.. We could always get Titan Class Superion.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 March 2020 - 10:53 PM)

We need Titan Class Transformers Armada Metroplex.

@  Telly : (26 March 2020 - 08:39 PM)

ill be surprised if scorpy isnt the last titan

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:57 PM)

Too bad a new character titan class figure is pretty much an impossibility.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 March 2020 - 05:56 PM)

I want a titan class, really good looking bucket wheel excavator. Like Cybertron Metroplex was supposed to be but didn't quite pull off.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 March 2020 - 03:32 PM)

I just taped up a shower curtain and took my first shower in three weeks. It was heavenly.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (26 March 2020 - 11:48 AM)

I would buy that...

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Studio Series 100 Titan Class Driller.

@  Sabrblade : (23 March 2020 - 09:05 PM)

I'll give ya 25 cents, a pack of gum, and some peanuts.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 March 2020 - 07:35 PM)

I can give ya twenty bucks for it.

@  Paladin : (23 March 2020 - 04:28 PM)

hoarder? I hardly know 'er?

@  Dekafox : (23 March 2020 - 01:52 PM)

FOR THE HORDE!

@  repowers : (23 March 2020 - 01:48 PM)

* hordes shrubberies *

@  Telly : (23 March 2020 - 01:46 PM)

YET...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 March 2020 - 01:22 PM)

At least we haven't resorted to shouting "NI" at old ladies.

@  CORVUS : (23 March 2020 - 11:04 AM)

Keep it out, and I won't reply to it.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 March 2020 - 08:50 AM)

It's a sad world where we can't discuss our health and safety without it descending into political arguments...

@  fourteenwings : (22 March 2020 - 11:46 PM)

woah I have no idea what's going on here but it's certainly breaking the "keep P&R out of the shoutbox" rules (which really should be enforced like... at all)

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:13 PM)

Ugh, Chinese. Typo-city.

@  CORVUS : (22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM)

Rodimus, you're just flat-out wrong. Trump eliminated the Pandemic Response Team. Trump was advised in January that this could be serious, and he didn't listen. Trump spent weeks downplaying COVID-19 by implying it was a hoax, and then that it was just a type of flu. He was late to close down travel from China, and by the time he closed down air-travel to the EU, that was also too late. He has refused to take responsibility for removing the pandemic response team, even though he basically bragged about it some months before. He's also prematurely talked up treatments using chlorquinine that have not been properly vetted as yet, and he keeps calling COVID-19 the "Chinense virus" because he can't help but be a jerk. Face facts: Trump is an incompetent bungler. Period. Full-stop.

@  repowers : (22 March 2020 - 03:49 PM)

That's totally super biased!

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 03:00 PM)

I'm not. I'm listening to his own contradictory statements.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Most people don't, but it's still making enough ratings to continue, apparently.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2020 - 11:45 AM)

I’m not finding modern episodes of The Simpson’s at all funny.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (22 March 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Trump HAS been working on this, stop listening to those idiot "news" outlets that just spin everything against him out of bias.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2020 - 08:52 AM)

At the least, they could keep it off of Twitter.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2020 - 08:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure the capuchin from "outbreak" would have done a better job than trump.

@  Nevermore : (22 March 2020 - 05:13 AM)

Isn't it sad that President Schwarzenegger would have been the better alternative in retrospect?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2020 - 03:38 AM)

It was President Schwarzenegger, not Wolfcastle.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 March 2020 - 02:51 AM)

He put that in a speech in Springfields 'Do as we say' festival in 2005 too.


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#1 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:33 AM



Where can a series go after becoming a parody of itself? EVEN LOWER!

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:51 AM

That was a terrible trailer. I don't like seeing them as old guys either. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

QUOTE(BlitzwingHaz @ Jul 26 2012, 01:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was a terrible trailer. I don't like seeing them as old guys either. icon-screamer.gif


The only one I'm really bothered by is Rimmer, since it doesn't really make much sense to have an aging hologram. However, Lister has really just got a bit fat and weathered looking, which given that he's a disgusting, lazy slob, works for me. The Cat's more or less the same thanks to his actor having kept in better shape over the years, and Kryten is wearing a mask which covers most of the most notable signs of aging on him.

Really, I'm still hopeful for the series, and it can't be any worse than the last full series, and dispute it's quite prominant faults Back to Earth wasn't, but I think the problem really is that it's forgotten what its supposed to be making jokes at, and needs to start parodying more modern Sci Fi. The cast are still great comedic actors, they really just need at least good, more original, material to work with.

That really was a bad trailer though.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ Jul 26 2012, 03:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only one I'm really bothered by is Rimmer, since it doesn't really make much sense to have an aging hologram.


Rimmer wondered the exact same thing in Series 6 whan he met his future self. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

I was reading about this on another forum and someone came up with a possible explanation for Rimmer aging: Rimmer was originally restored as a hologram as a companion for Lister, to keep him sane, it's possible that his he is programmed to age along with Lister.

Looking forward to the new series, hoping it will be good.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

I always figured that myself for rimmer. I mean, they "technically" hate each other... so seeing the guy you hate never age, get fat, bald... that's a major kick in the teeth. And its the kind that sneaks up on you too. You just look in the mirror one day: see a fat bastard glaring back, then you look at your room mate: still 25, fit, good skin and teeth.

Like most things, this has potential. Being a mad red dwarf fan, I will watch it regardless. I got enough time to finish my current run through anyway. Second half of series 4, here I come.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE(Dave Zero1 @ Jul 26 2012, 04:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ Jul 26 2012, 03:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only one I'm really bothered by is Rimmer, since it doesn't really make much sense to have an aging hologram.


Rimmer wondered the exact same thing in Series 6 whan he met his future self. icon-fire.gif


Yeah, you're right, how'd I forget that? I could probably quote half that episode now that I think about it infact.

Damnit, I really need to rewatch the old series again. Sadly it's one of only a handful of pieces of fiction I like that my fianc?e doesn't, and finding enough time alone to watch more than an episode or two a week just isn't going to happen, especially when it has a small mountain of games to compete with.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:14 AM

Will this at least be building to some kind of conclusion? After the massive cliffhanger the last series ended on and the constant failed attempts to budget a movie, I'd really welcome there actually being an end point to the story. Especially after the last two BBC series weren't their greatest stuff.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Jul 27 2012, 09:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will this at least be building to some kind of conclusion? After the massive cliffhanger the last series ended on and the constant failed attempts to budget a movie, I'd really welcome there actually being an end point to the story. Especially after the last two BBC series weren't their greatest stuff.

They die, alone and in space, millions of years from earth. This was a foregone conclusion when everyone decided that it was more important to stay awake during the trip than actually seeing the end of the journey.

The point of the show isn't making it to the end, its seeing how they cope during an unending voyage.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

Not if the scripts don't hold up it ain't.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:38 AM

Yeah, but thats a given for any show, regardless of gendre.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Jul 27 2012, 08:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(HellCat @ Jul 27 2012, 09:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will this at least be building to some kind of conclusion? After the massive cliffhanger the last series ended on and the constant failed attempts to budget a movie, I'd really welcome there actually being an end point to the story. Especially after the last two BBC series weren't their greatest stuff.

They die, alone and in space, millions of years from earth. This was a foregone conclusion when everyone decided that it was more important to stay awake during the trip than actually seeing the end of the journey.

The point of the show isn't making it to the end, its seeing how they cope during an unending voyage.


I kind of hope it ends with a bit of a mix of the Better than Life and Last Human novels.

They find Earth; light years away from where it should be, only to learn humanity turned it into a giant rubbish dump, covering it in trash until an eruption of garbage gas farted it out of orbit.

Bring back Kachanski, make Lister king of the giant Cockroaches, let Rimmer properly go out as a hero, and let the journey end on a hopeful but slightly bittersweet note. I'd even be happy to get 'not quite Ace' Rimmer junior in it.

I really want to catch up with the other Cats before the show ends though.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.
They found derelicts of ships and other facilities on planets proving time had passed but Kryten and postal pods should have shut down long ago.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

I wouldn't be too worried. I was lucky enough to be at the filming for one of the eps, and it was brilliant, definitely felt a lot like series 3/4 in vibe. I don't think that trailer does it justice at all.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

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I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.

That was my pet theory for years, pleased to see someone else had the same thoughts. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE(Anonymous X @ Jul 28 2012, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Ricky Spanish @ Jul 27 2012, 04:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.

That was my pet theory for years, pleased to see someone else had the same thoughts. icon-hotrod.gif


They do make constant mention of Holly's senility throughout the series. Why can't the time estimate be part of that?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

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I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.
They found derelicts of ships and other facilities on planets proving time had passed but Kryten and postal pods should have shut down long ago.



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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:29 AM

Pro three million years:
- the Cat's species evolved
- the radiation had a half life of three million years
- they do refer to being three million years in deep space.
- I suppose stasis could also be used for storage to keep food and chemicals fresh

Against three million years
- Kryten was built in the twenty fourth century and mentions being online for thousands of years on the Nova 5 thinking he was serving human women.
- three million years in deep space they find other ships from earth in less then two, though they did possess superior FTL technology.
- the holoship
- the humans the psirens killed (there's no logic to them making that up).
- supplies on wrecks and derelicts.


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:41 AM

That's the thing, Red Dwarf itself seems to be 3 million years old, but everything they encounter definitely appears much younger.

I think there's two ways of reconciling the contradiction, either weird space stuff was encountered during the trip that sent them back in time, not an unreasonable possibility given how much they stumble upon after turning around and heading for home.

Or, it's a side effect of breaking the speed of light in a thoroughly impossible manner. They certainly were experiencing weird time anomalies while at FTL after all.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

Or the red dwarf is just hitting the leading edge of the last human colonization and exploration wave before the species died out. That would be hundreds of thousands, to millions of years in the future (Relative to the initial launching of the dwarf.) anyway.
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