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1  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: Today at 08:44:42 AM
First Age of Apocalypse viral clip drops.
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: Today at 02:28:49 AM
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3  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: October 23, 2014, 11:57:23 PM
That there would be an appearance of the Hulkbuster armour was one of the first things we knew about the movie after Ultron was revealed, so it makes sense that would be in the teaser. I suspect it was also there to distract from Ultron's Bayformer-esque face (though I have my suspicion that we're actually seeing Vision there in some form)
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: XCOM (Reactions, stories, let's play setups, etc...) on: October 23, 2014, 08:36:35 AM
Humanity - we have flight, fight, or (these days) fuck down to a precise art.
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Golden Oldies: Classic Film & TV thread on: October 23, 2014, 08:28:07 AM
We've been watching the back to the future trilogy, and the saying that the middle film in such things tends to be the weakest holds true here. Mostly because most of the middle section of the film in the alternate 1985 could have been rendered moot simply by looking at the "last time visited" section of the time circuit display, which would at least have instantly revealed the time they needed to get to in order to resolve the paradox.

But that aside this trilogy is just so much damn fun even though or perhaps especially because you know what's about to happen, with effects that were at the time cutting edge and even today hold up pretty well. And even nigh 30 years later, that deLorean remains one hell of a sweet ride, landspeed soundenhancement and all..
6  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: October 22, 2014, 09:47:53 PM
Goodbye AOS ratings boost.

That said, looks like we might be getting a glimpse of the Red Room
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Greg Weissman's animated Stargate series proposal on: October 22, 2014, 08:49:15 PM
Gargoyles, Young Justice, The Clone Wars, and the entirity of the DCAU for a start argue otherwise.

And there was no confusion in the early years: the first ep clearly established each gate uses the same 38 destination glyphs, and that a single gate could dial all other gates, as a result there's a single universal address for Earth that the rest of the galaxy had essentially forgotten following the revolution that closed the gate.

That said, I actually prefer the interconnecting network model, as well as each gate having unique glyphs because every planet has it's own unique constellations to form addresses for. It basically allows for trade routes and quest hubs, and as the basis for a RPG campaign setting that's exactly how I'd go with it.

I understand exactly why SG1 grossly simplified the way it works -- it just isn't feasible to continually send teams to worlds they have an absolutely minimal guarantee of being able to dial home from (having 2-way wormholes would admittedly make that less of an issue). And dramatically you just don't have the time in a 42 minute episode to have the team constantly trying to find the return address.

That said, universal addresses still works with the idea of interconnecting networks as the basis of a weekly action show, because once you start hitting mytharc episodes, discovering new routes and capturing/holding key hubs becomes important and feasible plot and continuity points.

8  Community / Off-Topic / Greg Weissman's animated Stargate series proposal on: October 22, 2014, 11:30:22 AM
http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=17076

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The Animated Stargate: The Hunted should make use of what animation does best. We should open up the scope of what we're creating. It's as easy (and cost-effective) to paint a truly otherworldly background, as it is to draw one that looks like it could be found somewhere near Vancouver. So we want weird environments: underground cities, water worlds, cloud deserts or whatever. It's also as easy to design a truly alien alien as it is to draw one whose look could be achieved by a human wearing great make-up. We want inhuman aliens (although not so weird that they're unrelatable to our audience, unless that's the point of a specific story). Similarly, new alien technology should be shocking and stunning
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There are some interesting -- and truly terrible -- ideas within, but the entire basis of the series seems to fly directly in the face of how SG-1 -- the version of the franchise upon which the series would have been based -- established the structure of the gate network
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: October 20, 2014, 06:09:10 PM
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98
10  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: October 20, 2014, 04:39:56 AM
Yup
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: October 20, 2014, 02:58:09 AM
Lynda Bellingham dead at 66 after cancer battle
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: October 20, 2014, 02:41:34 AM
The one western actor I'd unequivicably accept in a live action version of section 9 is Ron Perlman as Batou
13  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: October 19, 2014, 10:36:55 PM
Reads headline: That's a terrible idea

Watches video: That's an idea that the phrase "whitewashing feature-length failure" pretty much seems to effortlessly sum up.
14  Community / License to Improvise / Re: Why Did I Do This? on: October 19, 2014, 04:50:48 PM
http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2011/12/07/harlem-globetrotters-cartoon/
15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: October 18, 2014, 10:35:42 AM
‘The Hobbit’ Film Series Retold in 72 Seconds as a LEGO Animated Short
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