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3301  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Sara Conner's Stories on: January 16, 2008, 09:29:03 AM
Or, Fox could do what it did with Firefly.

Which is possibly why Nathan Fillion was not cast for this show, at all. I don't think he auditioned, but still, his track record with Fox is far from stellar.
3302  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Sara Conner's Stories on: January 15, 2008, 05:40:46 PM
Yeah, Shatner's kewl on a stick covered in kewl sauce with an extra helping of kewl fries, Denny Crane especially so.
3303  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Sara Conner's Stories on: January 15, 2008, 05:37:11 PM

Finally, proof that Network Execs killed God, stuffed his body in the trunk of a late model sedan and drove it off the end of a deep water port peir.

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I'm still ashamed to live here.  Embarrassed

It's not all bad, we're just about to get the 4th seasons of both Boston Legal and House here. That's two fine examples of quality American programming. Oh, and before you ask, it does feel a little odd using a Shatner show and 'quality programming' in the same sentance.
3304  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Soul Caliber IV: The Force is strong in this one... on: January 15, 2008, 05:30:41 PM
The sad thing is that there is no Wii version.

And if there was it would be much better if it was first person and you swung your Wiimote to generate the moves onscreen. It mightn't be as kewl when to people fight using the one TV, but it would still be much more fun - and quite a workout, too.
3305  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Sara Conner's Stories on: January 15, 2008, 05:26:02 PM
I love that they mention how well the show did when compared to last week's American Gladiators. I think you could put on 44 minutes of a dog balancing a ball on its nose to the looping track of Yakety Sax* and get higher ratings that AG!

*Knowing American TV execs, this show probably already exists Tongue
3306  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: New site/Old Site on: January 15, 2008, 01:12:56 PM
And it keeps you logged in Wink
3307  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Hellboy II: The Golden Army on: January 15, 2008, 01:10:19 PM
There's also talks (by the director) of having Lobster Johnson appearing in Hellboy 3, with "The Chin" playing that role.

You've sold me on the third movie with just that one tidbit!

Maybe Campbell and Perlman could have a 'duelling chins' sequence....
3308  Community / Off-Topic / Blast from the Past - Mysterious Cities of Gold on: January 15, 2008, 11:37:19 AM
Hands up all those who remember this classic French anime series from the early 80's...

It looks like this show will finally be getting an English language DVD release next month, and there is also a movie version slated for next year.

I loved this show when it was on local TV here. I made a point of making it home from school or wherever else I was in time to see it. I'm interested in a DVD version, especially if the image is sharp and not taken from 20+ year old VHS.
3309  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Hellboy II: The Golden Army on: January 15, 2008, 05:57:54 AM
Furthermore, here's a close up of his appearance in the trailer - courtesy of Wikipedia:



Johann will be voiced by Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Resident Evil: Apocalypse).
3310  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Hellboy II: The Golden Army on: January 15, 2008, 05:39:38 AM
Who's the extra member? Ben Daimyo? Johann Kraus?

I believe it is Johann Kraus. If you goto the Photo section of the official site you can get a better look at him, he also gets mentioned in the Story section.
3311  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: Because the Voices That Control Me, From Inside My Head..... on: January 15, 2008, 12:37:16 AM
I've been known to do voices on occasion. I must admit that my female Nazi German accent is not nearly as good as my Sam Elliot cowboy accent.

I must say, though, that Jack as Captain is the best casting I've ever heard of. Heck, I'd watch that movie!
3312  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Soul Caliber IV: The Force is strong in this one... on: January 15, 2008, 12:28:19 AM
I liked him until he showed up as a little kid in the stupid ass prequils.

Hey, what's wrong with an army of Jake the Muss' land-claiming the galaxy in the name of the Emperor? Grin

I guess it's funnier if you're a Kiwi...
3313  Community / Off-Topic / Hasselhoff, David Hasselhoff on: January 14, 2008, 03:20:04 PM
Don't panic! Daniel Craig isn't being replaced, but it is almost as bad.

The Hoff has bent his indescribable musical talent towards recording a version of the song Secret Agent Man and produced a very Bond-intro-esque video for it to boot.

Click the screen capture if you're brave enough to watch the video...



It's not the worst music video he has made, mainly because he's mostly in shadow and there are a lot of tastefully nude women to give you something else to look at.
3314  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Rambo on: January 14, 2008, 03:16:07 PM
I watched the redband (R18) trailer and it was pretty much everything I expected from a movie. In fact, I knew I was going to see it as soon as I saw him take out the two guys in the jeep.

Pure, unadulterated badass.
3315  Community / Customer Service / Re: a bit dissapointed about the SP on: January 14, 2008, 02:52:51 PM
And look, you've just forced yourself to spend $15-40 on a new keyboard all due to your disbelief!  Undecided

That's where I was clever. I made that previous post at work, so it wasn't my keyboard which was damaged. Anyway, it was a virtual tea-spitting, so I'll leave this here and move on.

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$80 US is about $100 NZ, and shipping and import duties could easily amount to the $40 US to bring the cost to $150 NZ.

Actually, the gaming stores here just take the US price and double it (sometimes adding a little more on top), but you're on the right track. It would be easier just to purchase the books online and have them shipped out, but I believe in supporting locals.

If Crafty were to bring out a theoretical limited run, full colour version which cost US$80 I wouldn't mind so much - as long as you could pick up the black and white version at the normal price. It's the old 'Special Features' thing with DVDs and CDs. People who want that bit extra are often willing to pay a bit more for it, but there are always those out there who want the basic 'meat and potatoes' version at the cheaper price.

EDIT: I'm honestly not White Knighting here, myself. Sure, I'm a Crafty Super Fan, but that is not coming into play here. Besides, I'm much more of a Hurloon Minotaurerer...
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