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@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

 

 

i dont understand this:

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: My assumption has been that the reason this TV show can be done — rights-wise — is because Batman himself is not in it. That way, it doesn’t overlap with any films. Is that correct?

 

and im not being snarky lol i really dont get why batman cant be on tv

 

Could be referring to one of two things...

 

1) Could be assuming this is a Fox licensed show, similar to how Fox has a license to use X-Men, which would mean there are two "owners" of live action rights for Bat characters, WB (the movies) and Fox (the TV show). However, from what i've seen so far, this is a WB made show, that Fox is buying for the network (like how Netflix is buying a Daredevil series from Marvel, rather than making a Daredevil series themselves).  So it's WB owning the show and the movies, so no licensing issues.

 

or

 

2) In the past, WB movie division people have been very much against having the bat characters show up elsewhere.  This is why you pretty much didn't see any non-Batman bat characters in JL/JLU for example.

 

It most likely has to do with that ongoing legal battle for the 1966 Batman show that seems to be finally coming to some kind of compromise. 

 

 

No.  Batman 66 would have no bearing over this show.  The legal issues of that had nothing to do with the rights to Batman, just to the actual episodes of the show. (It's possible that Fox used their rights as a bargaining chip to get Gotham...which would be a good sign for it being given time to find it's audience.)



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:59 PM

**edit** realized I posted this in the wrong Batman thread.


Edited by skankerzero, 13 May 2014 - 07:07 AM.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:25 AM

I am personally hoping Bruce remains a side-character. Certainly, as a kid he did NOT travel the world and prepare himself to become a crimefighter, that came when he was a young adult.

 




Thing is, you don't really have to like Superheroes for this show to work. There shouldn't be ANY in this show. Related to Batman or not, at its core this is a Crime Drama about a city that is slowly going to hell in hand-basket to the point where it seems like nothing can save it.

 

Yeah. Take Batman and Joker and replace them with any National Security Agent and Terrorist Madman and the plot of The Dark Knight doesn't suffer any. I can't see why something like that wouldn't work on the small screen. For a "big" as the movie was, the focus was extremely small.


 

 

You just summed up Skyfall's story there. :)



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

Considering Fox's trends, I'm not going to get into any sort of fuss when the show probably won't last more than 2-3 seasons at best.  And that's probably more due to the strength of the brand than anything.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

I dig it. Though Cobblepot being branded a "low level thug" disappoints me a bit. Still, I maintain hopes for this series. At the very least, it'll make for a fun season of television like Birds of Prey.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:55 PM

No idea who the woman in red is supposed to be.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

I think her name is Fish?

 

She's the present underworld boss ruling Gotham at the time of the Waynes' murder. She's the primary antagonist for not just Gordon and Bullock, but Cobblepot too.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Yeah, seems like Cobblepot's personal arc will involve him overthrowing her before the Series is done.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

Probably Cobblepot turns informant to get Fish out of the way, thereby establishing his "perfectly legit" reputation even as he takes over her business (after liquidating everyone still loyal to her).

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

Nah. Doesn't fit the atmosphere of the story they seem to be setting up. My guess is Cobblepot and Fish are the counterparts to Gordon and Bullock. Showing two sides of the coin - Law and Disorder.

 

Having not seen the series but going on what we've seen thus far in the trailers, I'd say just as Gordon spends the season learning the ropes from Bullock in the GCPD, Cobblepot is the spoiled little rich kid that dreams of being a gangster and gets "lessons" from Fish - who doesn't kill Cobblepot simply because it would bring a lot of unwanted heat down on their heads. Season finale has Cobblepot gets the leverage he needs to off Fish - possible via a toxin developed by Ivy. Nygma and Bullock learn about Cobblepot moving in on Fish and choose to let things "play out", possibly even with a pay off from Cobblepot with Selena finding out about it (Fish may be a mentor figure to her?) and bringing that information to Gordon, who ends the season learning that his mentor figure is no better then the crooks they routinely go after.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:46 PM

Nah. Doesn't fit the atmosphere of the story they seem to be setting up. My guess is Cobblepot and Fish are the counterparts to Gordon and Bullock. Showing two sides of the coin - Law and Disorder.

 

Having not seen the series but going on what we've seen thus far in the trailers, I'd say just as Gordon spends the season learning the ropes from Bullock in the GCPD, Cobblepot is the spoiled little rich kid that dreams of being a gangster and gets "lessons" from Fish - who doesn't kill Cobblepot simply because it would bring a lot of unwanted heat down on their heads. Season finale has Cobblepot gets the leverage he needs to off Fish - possible via a toxin developed by Ivy. Nygma and Bullock learn about Cobblepot moving in on Fish and choose to let things "play out", possibly even with a pay off from Cobblepot with Selena finding out about it (Fish may be a mentor figure to her?) and bringing that information to Gordon, who ends the season learning that his mentor figure is no better then the crooks they routinely go after.

 

Pamela is about 10-14 right now. Don't think she's quite to the point of "pre-meditated murder by genetically engineered toxin" yet.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

Nothing says it has to be per-meditated. Also, the trailers make her look older - like College age. Enough that she's already becoming an ecological advocate and start tinkering with plant genetics. Cobblepot offers her funding for her experiments (As no respectable institution would), but he gets dibs on anything created, no matter how "flawed".

 

Again, this is all suspicion and not actual fact. But I don't think they'd name drop Ivy in the Trailers if she didn't factor in some how into the seasonal narrative.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:12 AM

Well, she's one of the name villians...but I think the actress is like 13-14...age not listed on IMDB, but she played a 7 year old in 2012 movie, so I'm thinking she's in the same age as Bruce and Selina.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

theres supposedly going to be someone who could end up as the joker in every episode of season 1

 

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:13 AM

New trailer.



(Before everyone loses their minds; I'm guessing this is not from an episode, but is just staged/edited to get all the proto-rogues in one place.)

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

New trailer.

 

Hm. No Ivy - that's good. I was worried she'd be more then a one-off cameo. Really dug the music, and the set up was really good too. I maintain my excitement to see this series, even though it being on FOX means I'm only likely to get one season out of it.

 

theres supposedly going to be someone who could end up as the joker in every episode of season 1

 

http://www.comicbook...=zergnet_218677

 

I'd prefer they not even hint at the Joker this early in the history of the setting (And again, it makes all of Batman's enemies older then he is), but if they're going to do it...do it that way. I like that. Maintain the mystery - though if/when they do have the Joker emerge, cast someone entirely different. Keep his origin cloudy.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 02:49 PM

this airs tomorrow night. its going up against big bang theory. i dont hold much hope now


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 03:39 PM

this airs tomorrow night. its going up against big bang theory. i dont hold much hope now

And I might not get home in time to watch either one, and DVRing them is out of the question. :(


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 06:57 PM

this airs tomorrow night. its going up against big bang theory. i dont hold much hope now

 

They put it up against Big Bang?

 

*sighs*

 

I'd hoped after the bidding war FOX had to get rights to the show, they'd at least pretend they care whether or not it succeeds.





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