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maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


JediTalentAgent posted:

Not saying I want that to return, either, so my last paragraph was likely a poor choice of words.

Was there ever a similar reaction for the Power Rangers show fandoms over the years? I can see the argument that people who grew attached to the MMPR franchises over the years gradually grew to accept the US Footage/Japanese Footage stuff as charm of the show, but I don't think I've seen the same level of demand for original source material releases like with anime.

Was there some point where they just made the Non-Japanese Power Rangers shows almost wholly new Western productions rather than a mix of Japanese and non-Japanese material?

See "Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog." Lasted one season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JagdvYY93OA

That said, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers did wind up getting a Japanese Dub, and if I recall correctly, they had the woman who played Witch Bandora (The original character in Zyuranger) do the dub voice for Rita Repulsa.

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maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
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Perestroika posted:

I barely remember anything from that show despite watching most of it, but you better believe the theme song stuck with me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx9qvcXFEyo

I remember very little about the show myself, being pretty far out of the demographic at the time... but I've never heard that version of the theme. It's definitely catchier than the theme I recall from Fox Kids. Was it used outside of the US, or something?

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


SUPERMAN'S GAL PAL posted:

This got lost in porn chat but reminded me of a few years ago when Honda used “We Will Become Silhouettes” by The Postal Service. The song is clearly referring to nuclear war.

And Mazda's use of "Zum Zum Zum Capoeira Mata Um", which is about the lethality of Capoeira being one good thing that came out of slavery.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Last Chance posted:

Yes and the same was true re: the effects for Star Trek: TNG too I believe.

From what i've been able to find, shoot on film, edit on video was pretty standard, and was a major reason why the TNG HD Remaster was so expensive, and the lower-than-expected sales of that are why HD remasters of DS9 and Voyager are very unlikely to happen. That, and the latter two shows made extensive use of CGI effects that were only rendered for Standard Definition.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Mu Zeta posted:

It's interesting that the Bajorans are such devoutly religious freaks but the shows don't really make fun of them. It's surprisingly nuanced and in fact we find out that their gods are pretty much real.

I'd say it's kind of hit and miss on that point in the early seasons. Having watched "The Storyteller" a few weeks ago, it seems to skate by because the Dal'Rok is presumably not part of /mainline/ Bajoran Religion, but the depiction of the religion of the Bajoran village in that episode is of the "It's a scam, but it's a scam we can work with" variety.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Inescapable Duck posted:

From reading random things about it, G1 transformers seems to be the longest running

It isn't, actually. Transformers: Rescue Bots has the most episodes, and is the only Transformers series to have four full seasons.

I'd probably have to go back and do some rewatches to be firm on it, but it's /probably/ my second favorite of the Post-Bay Transformers Series, primarily because of how weird it's willing to get, sometimes.

It's also in the same setting as Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015), though the crossovers are character cameos, rather than intertwined plots.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Choco1980 posted:

Random making of the Transformers derail worse, but in the case of these bots that turn into one embiggened voltron of a bot, what happens mentally? Is Bruticus a separate mind from the five combaticons?

It depends on the continuity. The original series seemed to waver between "It's a new personality" and "It's the combined personality of all the individual robots." Robots in Disguise (215) seemed to go with "All the individual robots are in there, and can talk to each other, but still generally control their bodies, with whoever makes up the head as the de-facto leader."

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Dr. Video Games 0081 posted:

There were also cartoons of Ace Ventura and The Mask, at least the former of which is not an appropriate movie for the age bracket targeted by the cartoon, though I was in fact in that age bracket and also loved the movie at the time. I remember telling my mother that Jim Carrey didn't provide the voices on the cartoon adaptations, and she considered that an act of hubris on his part.

There was also a two-part crossover episode between the two series. There was a Dumb and Dumber cartoon series as well, but I don't think that one got a crossover with either of the other two.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Iron Crowned posted:

I think Cartoon Network used to show Beetlejuice reruns at some point. I don't remember Little Shop having a cartoon, but this made me remember that Rick Moranis had a cartoon where he was a teacher at some kind of monster high school, in I wanna say 1991

Close. 1990's Gravedale High.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGhZegXEj3U

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


And the whole reason for it was because Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman needed another season to set up /their/ Wedding Arc, and they wanted the comic book Clark/Lois wedding happen at the same time the tv show's Clark/Lois wedding did.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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TG: and they always do


RaspberryCommie posted:

This is but if I recall correctly Federation citizens were alloted a number of "credits" that could be used for dealing with non-Federation vendors, which the Federation then paid out of Latinum or whatever.

When dealing with a Federation merchant though, poo poo's just free if you're a Federation citizen.

That was always the biggest tragedy of Rasmussen (the guy from the TNG past who steals a time machine from the future and visits the Enterprise-D). If he'd spent a /minimal/ amount of time learning about 24th-century Federation, he'd have realized he could have made his fortune without stealing anything; just ask for stuff and they'd have given it to him. But no, he has to steal personal items and attempt to kidnap Data.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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Volcott posted:

No aliens blew up florida with a laser.

Time aliens. May have hated us for our freedoms.

The thing that will always grind my gears about that: Aliens that humanity has barely even heard of are secretly building a weapon that will destroy Earth entirely, and they decide to test a prototype by sending it to Earth and carving a strip down the Eastern seaboard.

If they'd tested it almost anywhere else, their actual plan probably would have succeeded.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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TG: and they always do


FactsAreUseless posted:

All of the 90s-2000s Warner Bros. DC shows are good. Batman, Superman, Justice League, JLU, Young Justice, I forget the others. JLU and Batman are especially great.

Counterpoint: "The Zeta Project"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zeta_Project

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maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Mu Zeta posted:

All the movie critics hated Starship Troopers too and none saw the satirical part. It's like they all forgot about Verhoeven making Robocop and Total Recall. Roger Ebert thought Verhoeven was bringing the authentic Heinlein vision to the screen.

I admit, I disliked Starship Troopers until a few years ago, when someone told me to view it as an in-universe propaganda piece . A government-ordered made-for-consumption piece to sell a war that is going a lot worse than the movie claims, and has to reconcile and retroactively justify events that can't be covered up, instead of an accurate depiction of how things went.

There are even commercial interruptions during the movie, dammit.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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Sunswipe posted:

I always saw Garak as asexual as a result of his upbringing and career. He'd been manipulated and manipulated others so much that there was no way he'd leave himself vulnerable to anyone.

Well, there was Ziyal, Gul Dukat's teenage half-Bajoran daughter, that Garak winds up in a relationship with during the occupation season. It'll be while before my DS9 rewatch gets to that point. As I recall, the only close relationship that Garak has with any character in DS9 that /doesn't/ end badly is with Bashir.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
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Davros1 posted:

The store I go to I pretty much have to use the self checkout if I want more half my stuff bagged. Otherwise the cashier's are all like, "Oh just leave that in the cart."

In the case of the stores I go to, the baggers and cashiers are better and faster at scanning and bagging my stuff than I am, so I'll usually go through a line, because the self-check-out kiosks are generally filled with people who haven't had to develop that skill. I generally haven't had an issue with them.

That said,I will use the pick-up-a-scanner-at-entrance, scan-and-bag-as-you-go, pay-at-kiosk-and-leave system that's in place at the Kroger I most often visit. Distributing the awkward bagging time during the awkward shopping time is less annoying than doing it all at once at the end.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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Dr Christmas posted:

Trigun is a manga/anime on a Wild West-style desert planet that lots of people liked.

I don’t know of any media from Japan that actually takes place in the American Southwest.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run.

maltesh has a new favorite as of 23:08 on Apr 1, 2019

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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TG: and they always do


Krispy Wafer posted:

I read the book, but it's been a long time. I don't even recall Hammond dying or what happened to Malcolm. Did they cut corners? The movie seemed more about industrial sabotage than ineptitude. Ineptitude beyond you know, breeding raptors.


Hammond is killed by the Compies when he stumbles off a trail. I believe he's the last death in the book. Malcolm presumably dies of the injuries recurved in the Rex attack. Muldoon survives with minimal injuries.

When I read the book before the movie, I always envisioned Hammond as the Old Man of OCP from RoboCop.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


HopperUK posted:

I was about to post to say I loved this cartoon but actually I think I just loved the theme song.

That's pretty much the case with almost every cartoon I remember from childhood. I remember the experience of watching the show, rather than the show itself, and the opening, because they probably spent a full episode's worth of budget on it for branding purposes.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


All three seasons are on DC Universe.

mind the walrus posted:

Batman Beyond was all about that body horror:
  • Inque frozen in ice, aware but unable to communicate, watching a neckbeard fawn over her


And of course, what happened to that guy at the end of the episode.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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And ten years prior to this, the Juggernaut punched down a WTC tower..

At this point, though, thanks to the Marvel Sliding Timescale, the Fantastic Four's rocket trip initiates the modern superhero age sometime around 2005.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

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Doctor Spaceman posted:

You've also got words like "seize" where "sei-" ends up being pronounced something like "see-".

I thought it was Darkseed when I first read it too.

I first encountered him on the latter seasons of Superfriends, so he was always "-side" to me, and didn't notice it written until years later.


Was recently reading through Kirby's new Gods stuff, and the initial impression I got of Darkseid was that he kind of felt like a mid-tier super-villain, so when Orion and his sidekicks get back to the city apartment they're staying in and find him sitting on the couch, waiting for them , it felt kind of normal screwing-with-your-foe stuff.

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
TG: and they always do


Antifa Turkeesian posted:

I just found a youtube channel that endlessly streams episodes of GJ Joe, and aside from noticing how vile its jingoism is and how lazily it’s written, I notice they say “kill” and “die” in almost every episode.

My childhood memories are that every cartoon went way out of its way to avoid using “kill” and instead said ludicrous poo poo like “destroy.” Was that not actually the case in reality?

One of my fondest memories of watching G.I. Joe as a kid is an epiosode where a few Joes are accidentally transported to a parallel universe where Cobnra has conquered the U.S., and one of the Joes (Stalker?) who is slowly going mad from bioengineered bug venom stumbles across the corpse of his counterpart in a foxhole, and screams:

"Not-Alive! We must be Not-Alive! And now we've gone to the devil!"

maltesh
May 20, 2004

TG: brought my phone and i also took my awesome katana with me in case things get too hot to handle
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Solice Kirsk posted:

I like Steve Irwin because he was always genuinely excited to be seeing and talking about animals. Like a puppy with an Australian accent telling you all about black-tip reef sharks.

I remember watching an episode where he was approaching some Cape wild buffalo. They started to get agitated, so he lay on the ground and started rolling towards them to confuse them .

Also, I had no idea stingrays could get that big. For years, I'd assumed it was an unlucky encounter with something dinner-plate sized or so.

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maltesh
May 20, 2004

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Solice Kirsk posted:

They all quit the police force and start a detective agency.

And then take over a high school Gym and Juice Bar, when the previous owner mysteriously disappears.

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