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@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2018 - 04:35 PM)

In quebecs case, it really is more the government not abiding by someone supplementing their income on the side without giving them their share. Which is backed up by the taxi union screaming about all their costs. Which is kinda fair as those taxi liscences and requirements are friggen expensive.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2018 - 03:56 PM)

Can't have competition. Canadian businesses surely wouldn't survive if they weren't allowed to gouge the public for all it's worth

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2018 - 02:59 PM)

Nope, montreal driver. Uber is all but illegal up here.

@  Paladin : (22 March 2018 - 01:42 PM)

so you're an Uber?

@  Plokatron : (22 March 2018 - 12:52 PM)

Ah my mistake. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (22 March 2018 - 06:43 AM)

Only when they walk in front of my car... and even then it's usually just the one bump. :D

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 March 2018 - 02:19 AM)

He has very strong feelings abotu jaywalkers.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2018 - 12:45 AM)

Plokatron: Wonko the sane said "hipster" not "hippie".

@  Plokatron : (21 March 2018 - 11:22 PM)

@wonko the sane? Why run over poor Beachcomber? I mean sure he's a bum but that's no reason to hate the poor bot. (Animated Beachcomber right?)

@  Bass X0 : (21 March 2018 - 04:43 PM)

Okay hippies. But still close enough.

@  Bass X0 : (21 March 2018 - 04:42 PM)

Earthbound taught me that you need to keep hitting those guys with wooden bats to make them come to their senses.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2018 - 02:04 PM)

Saw a hipster in the wild today. Handlebar mustache and all. Took everything I had not to run his jaywalking ass over.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 March 2018 - 07:33 PM)

I figure as much, but I don't know how the Hispanophone world likes their sci-fi names.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 March 2018 - 07:33 PM)

Am I to assume that Spanish-speaking TF fans speak the names "Salt-Man X" and "Salt-Man Z" with "equis" and "zeta"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 March 2018 - 03:22 PM)

I want Bomb Chicken. That's just so insane. And looks fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2018 - 03:15 PM)

Actually: yeah. Usually there's some discussion at least in fun and games. But it's dead right now.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 March 2018 - 02:21 PM)

Kind of suprised no one is talking about the Nindies direct. I thought some of the games looked fun.

@  Paladin : (20 March 2018 - 02:09 PM)

wow. Twitch is doing a livestream of every "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" episode to celebrate his 90th birtday.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2018 - 07:16 AM)

At least you know where and when it'll stop. It's completely random up here.

@  Pennpenn : (19 March 2018 - 11:47 PM)

Should probably order some stuff from BBTS, on account of the whole "Australia never gets wave 2" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 March 2018 - 04:24 PM)

I just want the rest of my pre orders to come into BBTS, so I only get one shipment. x.x After all, unlikely toys R Us is going to get the Gold Zeo Staff.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 March 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I don't pre-order often. Between shipping and the exchange it gets very expensive, very quickly. But I desperately want volcanicus, and I know it'll never make it's way entirely up here.

@  Plokatron : (19 March 2018 - 02:31 PM)

@wonko the sane? I got three preorders in place right now. Star Wars Millinium Falcon, Nemisis Prime HoS, and Optimal Optimus. I had the old Optimal toy but it's Carbon dust and slag in a landfill now. Not to my fault either blasted fire.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 March 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Yeah, I jumped on the pre-order when it came up. They are not going to show up locally, so I did what I had to do to get volcanicus.

@  Dekafox : (19 March 2018 - 11:31 AM)

Darkwing/Blackwing's the only deluxe I still need to find myself

@  Paladin : (19 March 2018 - 11:14 AM)

they had Sludge & Snarl? *checks* shit, they DO!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 March 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Yay! BBTS finally shipped the last of my dinobots!

@  2018 : (19 March 2018 - 09:45 AM)

I'll accept that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 March 2018 - 09:44 AM)

Kirby is better! *runs and hides!*

@  2018 : (19 March 2018 - 09:13 AM)

Bloodborne is better.

@  CastletonSnob : (19 March 2018 - 07:46 AM)

I think Dark Souls is one of the best games of the decade

@  MEDdMI : (19 March 2018 - 06:58 AM)


@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 March 2018 - 08:00 PM)

I'm home. Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 March 2018 - 06:23 PM)

So this is wine drunk... yeah, bnot bad. I'll take it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 March 2018 - 06:01 PM)

What's to stop anyone from lying when they answer here?

@  D Buster Prime : (18 March 2018 - 05:51 PM)

So who is voting for Apeface in the 1st round of March Mayhem? Just asking for curiosity's sake. There are no obscene bets among the staff riding on this....

@  Foffy : (18 March 2018 - 02:17 PM)

May the ham be with you

@  Plokatron : (18 March 2018 - 01:27 PM)

Welp I entered the March Mayham let's see how far I get.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 March 2018 - 12:36 PM)

And nobody knows what the hell is going on.

@  Bass X0 : (18 March 2018 - 12:27 PM)

It is the year After Colony 195...

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 March 2018 - 10:30 AM)

*bleeping* cryptocurrency miners...

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 March 2018 - 10:29 AM)

Especially with current graphics card and RAM prices.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 March 2018 - 10:29 AM)

I'm looking at building me a little budget windows machine for games and am looking at the new AMD Ryzen APUs

@  Benbot : (17 March 2018 - 08:10 PM)

ok, good, that should save me a couple bucks

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 March 2018 - 08:05 PM)

@Benbot Only if you REALLY need the computational power. For most average uses..probably not unless the price difference is small

@  Paladin : (17 March 2018 - 07:54 PM)

got lucky & found the Studio Series voyagers. Keeping Starscream but does anyone want Optimus? LMK.

@  Benbot : (17 March 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Is it worth spending extra for an i7 processor over the i5?

@  Plokatron : (16 March 2018 - 09:22 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw Oh my that sucks cold slag my friend. I am with Arazyr I hope you get out safe and sound and hope everything goes well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 March 2018 - 01:29 PM)


@  Arazyr : (16 March 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Hoping for the best, @Tm_Silverclaw!



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

A Gotham Central show, I see working. But yeah, as a prequel, it's going to have all of the issues of Smallville, which I loathed.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:23 AM




Back in September, it was announced that FOX had given a straight-to-series order to a new live-action television series entitled Gotham, which was purportedly an origin story for Commissioner Gordon. Many of us were left wondering how the network planned to do a comic-based TV show without a superhero at its center. What would distinguish Gotham from another cop/detective series?

At today's TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour Chairman of Entertainment at FOX Kevin Reilly revealed that this series would indeed function as an origin story for Batman.


"This is an origin story for young Bruce Wayne," Reilly said, promising that all of the classic Batman characters and villains would make an appearance, including: The Penguin, The Riddler, Commissioner Gordon, and The Joker. This is a series about "Gotham on the brink" he said, and "how they all became who they were, what events led up to these characters becoming Catwoman [and so on]." The Chairman described the series as "operatic" and "larger-than-life."

It will follow Bruce Wayne from childhood through his development into the Dark Night, with the final episode marking the moment when he puts on the cape. They're not certain what age young Bruce will be at this point, but Reilly estimates that he will be about 13 at the start of the series. "The actor will grow-up, if we do our job well he'll be a young man and ready [to be Batman] by the end," he said. "Which isn't to say we might not skip ahead."


Reilly followed up by saying that this would be a serialized show that will function on its own, separate from the Warner Brothers DC cinematic universe. "We own all the rights.That's what we're licencing," he said. "They brought us the entire franchise for a very healthy licence fee. We're not negotiating this piece meal. We have all of the underlying Batman rights for the entire franchise for this series."

He continued, saying, "That's what I like about this, it's not some sort of adjunct companion series. This is the Batman franchise, just backing it up. I think that gives it a real focus as to what the show is about and what stories we're telling."

There will be no connection to the Batman/Bruce Wayne that Ben Affleck will be introducing in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel 2, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. "Warner Brothers manages the entire franchise and its one of their top global franchises of all," Reilly said."So there will be an awareness of both and we'll have to coordinate when we're in the market place, but the productions are not piggy-backing off one another."

The series will be in the vein of the grittier tone that Christopher Nolan established in his Dark Knight trilogy, it will be very organic to that world, though Nolan will not have a direct connection to the production. We won't see Batman's cape and cowl till the series' conclusion, as mentioned, and it will be a slow reveal on the Supervillains alter-egos as well. "We're arcing to that," Reilly clarified. "We're not starting in that world where the villains are in costume. You see markers for it that are kind of delicious. You begin to see the evolution of the eccentricities that become those characters, but you really sort of arc there. We don't start out in capes and costumes."

When asked if there is a possibility that they may spinoff additional characters, Reilly said that he "certainly hopes so." Adding, "Do I think we'll peel out The Riddler? I don't. There's a large tapestry of characters to service over many years. So I hope we can just keep it on for a long, long run."

As the the number of episodes, Reilly jokes that, "Warner Brothers would like it to be 22 because they'd like as many as they can get," but no decisions have been made in regards to either the length of the series or a premiere date.

The show begins staffing shortly, with scripts expected to quickly following.

We will keep you updated as details on this series emerge.


I don't like the sound of any of this. At least in Smallville he still had powers. In this we will have a child. In Gotham. With villains running about that he can't deal with. Just... no thanks.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:18 AM


Not interested.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:31 AM

So its a show explaining why Bruce Wayne never showed up in Smallville. Eh. With a bit of that ever elusive competency, anything's possible.


At least it sounds more excited than the Agents of Shield show we have now, if only that we'll actually see comic book characters in this one..

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

This is only going to make me sad and angry, just like Smallville.


Or, more accurately, like Smallville would have if I hadn't stopped watching somewhere during the first season.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

Ooo!  Ooo!  I bet the Joker and all the rest will be high school buddies of Bruce to add to the angst!  The Penguin will be that nerdy kid in the corner that no one ever appreciated and thus embarked on a life of crime!  Joker will be the star athlete jokester scarred by a horrible astroturf accident!  Riddler will be that kid with Tourette's!  Bane will be the special episode about steroid abuse!  Cat Woman will be the school slut out for vengeance for those that talked about her on Facebook!


Yeah, this is gonna suck.

Edited by Spark, 14 January 2014 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:12 AM


Ooo!  Ooo!  I bet the Joker and all the rest will be high school buddies of Bruce to add to the angst!  The Penguin will be that nerdy kid in the corner that no one ever appreciated and thus embarked on a life of crime!  Joker will be the star athlete jokester scarred by a horrible astroturf accident!  Riddler will be that kid with Tourette's!  Bane will be the special episode about steroid abuse!  Cat Woman will be the school slut out for vengeance for those that talked about her on Facebook!


Yeah, this is gonna suck.


They already pitched that jive back in 2010.


Oh wow.


It's nice to know even my most intentionally terrible ideas are somehow viable for WB.

Edited by Spark, 14 January 2014 - 10:14 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Every time I manage to repress the memory of that, someone somewhere brings it up.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:25 AM

So, this.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

Oh wow. That was well done!


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

This seems like the sort of idea that could be good for two or three seasons and then outgrow its premise.  You can only hint at and build up to the inevitable for so long.  That's why I quit watching Smallville, even though I liked it in the beginning.


Arrow, on the other hand, started at the interesting part.  It might not be the most compelling show, but at least it doesn't have to take weird plot twists to avoid hitting a particular plot point.


That said...I'm a Batman fan.  I'll watch it unless it becomes really bad.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

Sounds terrible.  Smallville was bad enough.  I don't want to go through that again.  The whole series is one huge tease.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

Actually, I thought the series had potential in the idea of exploring rookie cop/detective Jim Gordon coming to Gotham City, seeing the corruption and the crazy (maybe be forced to take down some other vigilantes who ultimately prove to be doing right).   Then move to a season or two later  where he's put in charge of investigating the supposed "Bat-Man" whispered in rumor.  After a season or two of that angle, finally make them oddball partners in superhero detective partnership investigating the increasing number of extreme criminals Gotham has spawned.


I could see a solid 6 plus seasons in all that.  


But no, can't have a Batman thing without Batman.  And my real fear is that this series is going to suffer Smallville syndrome where it vastly outstays its premise and avoids the costume and whatnot WAY longer than it should.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:18 PM

I enjoyed Smallville except seasons 5.5 - 7. Really, Smallville should have only been 4 seasons. There was no need for it to be 10. Teen heroes have always been one of my favorite areas to explore.


As far as this goes, I'll give it a chance, but one thing I've always loved about Batman was the uncomfortable fact that he elevated the villains in Gotham to become super villains. I'm not too keen on this notion that the super villains existed before Batman.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

Sorry guys, all this needs to have is teenage Harley Quinn and I'm sold. Don't know where all this negativity is coming from.


Maybe it because I was the only one who actually read that the show would "what events led up to" these characters becoming the villains they are destined to become, not the villains themselves. I see people posting comments like they expect the Joker in full clown makeup will be created death traps in amusement parks while Bruce is still in High School.


What I expect to see is an aspiring comedian with little real talent becoming more and more disillussioned as he starts fall in with bad crowds and crime bosses. Show Harley having a high school crush on him. You know, show the type of events which would eventually lead up to the Ace Chemical disaster without ever actually giving us the Joker until the very last episode. Could make for a very effective finale for the entire show.


All it would take is good writing; its not nearly as impossible a concept to make good like all of you are making it out to be.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

No thanks, not interested.


Seriously, you shouldn't spend an entire series about how Bruce Wayne became Batman. One movie at most, yes, but an entire series? Heck no. I'd rather Fox reshow that Timm-Dini-Burnett series from the early nineties, or better, give me a Batman series with, y'know, BATMAN. 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

So, this.




make it a comedy and ill watch

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:48 PM

Batman/Bruce Wayne is the World's Greatest Detective.


A young Bruce Wayne doesn't need to roam the rooftops in order to solve crimes like a young Sherlock Holmes or Veronica Mars.  He could be an awkward shut-in nerd with no ability to physically handle himself.  As he gets in over his head a few times over the course of the series, he realizes he needs to start working on his combat skills, and starts training with Alfred.  To keep his rep as a detective on the d/l, maybe he turns in evidence to Gordon without identifying himself... which he eventually does as Batman, anyway.


Maybe that's a stretch, but a "Veronica Mars" set in Gotham City doesn't sound so bad.





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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

All it would take is good writing

Man, you have high hopes.


Still, it runs straight into the same problem either way, where you spend the whole series waiting for Bruce to be Batman, except it's compounded by waiting for all the villains to become who we already know them to be.  Plus, giving the Joker a definitive origin kind of undoes a lot of what makes the Joker so remarkable these days, since he has no real set origin story.

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