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by maybeagnostic
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 43
Views: 1679

Re: Captain Marvel

And then there's the question of the Infinity War pager - if Captain Marvel is off exploring using the FTL drive rather than jump points, light-speed comms from jump points would take years to reach her... She specifically upgraded the pager for this purpose though so it fits with the idea that the...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1368
Views: 216655

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Is there realistically a chance to negotiate an extension at this point? May has already set a third vote on "her" deal for next week and, despite today's vote, I can't see how Parliament can decide on getting an extension before that. This means they won't even be able to start discussing...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 43
Views: 1679

Re: Captain Marvel

So both the answers to my original questions and the FTL discussion make a lot of sense but are mostly not based on stuff explicitly established in the movies*. That's not really a big deal but I do like my plot critical thingamajigs to be slightly better established if the conflict of the movie is ...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 43
Views: 1679

Re: Captain Marvel

The trailers had me really worried because they really didn't make the movie look very good but those scenes actually came off pretty well in the theater. My only complaint is that it was perhaps too funny for a movie that wasn't a straight up comedy. About he twist(s): The skrull possibly being goo...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Shazam

I've never read the comics so this might be a stupid question but can he say Shazam without transforming? It would be kind of hilarious if a journalist asks him who he is, he says "I'm Shazam" and transforms into a kid in front of the cameras.
by maybeagnostic
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Shazam

It's in both trailers but the first one had the whole scene. I guess we technically don't know what his superhero name will be but I doubt anyone thinks he'd be called Captain Marvel.
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Aquaman

I don't have an issue with movies that show truly evil villains; nor do I have an issue with movies that try to give their villains reasonable motives. But there needs to be some level of parity between the character, their motives, and the acts that they commit for it to make a compelling story. B...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Aquaman

For a twist take on that that theme: " Aquaman Is The Same Story As Black Panther (Except Killmonger's The Hero) " https://screenrant.com/aquaman-movie-black-panther-comparison-killmonger/ An interesting take but it suffers from not taking the actual movie into account. In fact Aquaman is...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cobra Kai (Is that a rattlesnake?)
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Cobra Kai (Is that a rattlesnake?)

This series was a rather pleasant surprise. I haven't seen The Karate Kid since I was a kid myself and I never saw the remake so I am not much of a fan but I think they did a great job of balancing homage with developing the story in new ways. They got both original actors (Ralf Macchio and William ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Aquaman
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Aquaman

Between this and Bumblebee, this Christmas had some big turnarounds for franchises I've never enjoyed or even watched very much of. Still, Aquaman had the same major problem as Wonder woman. Namely the big CGI fight at the end that was probably very expensive but felt too cartoonish and any sense of...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Que She-Ra, She-Ra
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Que She-Ra, She-Ra

I wouldn't really compare it to Steven Universe or Avatar. I guess its not bad for a kids' show but I didn't really see anything deep or complex enough in it to hold the attention of an adult. Then again I just had it running in the background while doing other stuff so maybe I missed something very...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742386

Re: Trump presidency

As to the SC being (not?) staffed by enough Trump loyalists, I thought the same of the Republican Party itself while he was running in the primaries. I thought the same as he ran for the actual election. I thought the same as one by one the members of the Republican Party fell in line behind him. I...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hilda
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: Hilda

CorruptUser wrote:In terms of story, this is the closest we are ever going to get to a Gunnerkrigg Court tv show...
Ok, I'm sold. Somehow Netflix failed to recommend it to me.
by maybeagnostic
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 742386

Re: Trump presidency

These last few years are the best evidence yet that the Founders weren't wise statesmen who deserve our utmost deference. Its a foundation myth, those are always bull. The US' is only noteworthy in how recent it is and even in that aspect it is nothing exceptional. We should have abandoned it... Wo...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 8659

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

It seems probable that, given what we know, Asguardians enjoy a ridiculous advantage over their enemies. Pretty much every one we've seen is obscenely overpowered. Um, like who? I am pretty sure every time we've seen an Asgardian other than Thor* fight, they've had their ass handed to them by just ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 28, 2018 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 6041

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

I'm not much of a Star Wars fan in general but Boba Fett's popularity in particular has always been a complete mystery to me. How did some faceless dude with not even five minutes of screentime before his ignoble death become so interesting to the fans? As to the lack of excitement for Solo, a strai...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 20275

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

A few thoughts on the ramifications of Thanos' plan, I believe some were already covered but I mostly skimmed the topic. Firstly, about the effect of wiping out half the population and what the odds of wiping out a whole population (of city, country or planet) are related to that- it isn'...
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 03, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 20275

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Spoiler:
Well, yeah, sure, but it isn't food or oil or living space that's scarce, it's resources, whatever that means.
by maybeagnostic
Thu May 03, 2018 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 20275

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

That's not what I mean. "I want to kill everyone that opposes me until I'm the only ruler" is a shitty position to have, but it's a reasonable motive for a villain. "I love death so much I want to impress her with how many people I kill" is also a reasonable motive. ...
by maybeagnostic
Wed May 02, 2018 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 20275

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Just because the movie is based on a comic book doesn't mean it has to be a silly plan (neither do comic books consist only of silly plans). Magneto's plan to turn all world leaders into mutants in the first X-Men movie was grandiose and campy in a comic-book way but was definitely not silly. Right...
by maybeagnostic
Tue May 01, 2018 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 20275

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

It's a comic book movie, of course the plan is silly. At least that what I tried to tell myself even though I would've also preferred something that made more sense. Not quite as silly as being in love with the personification of death, I guess. I agree the whole story won't be very sat...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 20275

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Just saw it, didn't expect too much, enjoyed it. Much like Avengers 1, little of what happens makes much logical sense if you really think about it but it is fast paced, exciting and there's plenty of cool colorful fight scenes. The emotional scenes were a bit of a mixed bags- some landed ok but oth...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 83
Views: 17894

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I don't believe they've had anything to say with the first season so far so it can't be that much worse in that regard. I also can't think of any other show that's felt so rushed and most shows I watch do end up picked for a second season so I don't think that really explains anything. Mostly it jus...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 83
Views: 17894

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

So next weekend is the season finale and I am still iffy on the show. It's not terrible but I just don't care about any of the characters or their universe. I think the problem is for all the twists and big reveals, there is never enough good build up. The doctor died before I had even learned his n...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 27024

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

But that's not really surprising, most people haven't had the opportunity to get their heads wrapped around orbital mechanics, and unless you have some idea how things move in orbits, orbital mechanics are a weird way to move around. If you're trying to tell a story set in the future odds are a dis...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 27024

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

And it is internally consistent or at least as much as anything else in Star Wars. But with regards to ramming it's not consistent at all. Why didn't they just use the other ships that ran out of fuel, to ram the enemy ships instead of just letting them slowly drift towards them, if ramming is a fu...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 27024

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

even a fairy tale like SW ought to be internally consistent. if you pull a magic superweapon out of your ass after 2 hours of running away, you have to expect the audience to ask why you didn't do so earlier. And it is internally consistent or at least as much as anything else in Star Wars. there i...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 27024

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Dauric's explanation is quite reasonable but I think the question itself is fundamentally flawed. Star Wars is not and has never been science fiction by which I mean specifically that the big inspirations for the franchise are early 20th century space operas, WW2 and chilvaric romance. None of the &...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 27024

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I watched the movie, but I was confused by Rey's origin. Was she raised and trained by the force itself? Like she's blessed by god to take down Ren. Possibly. That's one interpretation of seeing herself in the mirror when asking about her parents. It contradicts the story told by Kylo, though, and ...
by maybeagnostic
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 27024

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I liked it quite a bit. There were a lot of little things one could nitpick but this is about as good as Star Wars gets. Its been a long time since I've watched the original trilogy so I won't straight up say its the best one but the only one that has a chance to compare is Empire; luckily, unlike E...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 8353

Re: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.

Well, I did watch Man of Steel and there was no coherent theme there to continue. It cycled through half a dozen possible themes and I am honestly convinced they were all evoked by accident through borrowing imagery and ideas without considering their meaning. It started out with the whole nature vs...
by maybeagnostic
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 8353

Re: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.

... and some pretty good ideas behind it all. Are there or are people just seeing whatever they want in the whole mess? Seems kind of like reading tealeaves- if you stare hard enough and bring enough outside information, it starts seeming like you can see something meaningful in it. Disclaimer: I h...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 10369

Re: Strangererest Things

I'm with Liri on this one, he was just being a good friend and helping out. If anything, I find the idea that it could be seen as inappropriate disturbing. About Max being "the rogue," I didn't notice it at all when watching. Thinking back on it now, that fits her as much as "the mage...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 10369

Re: Strangererest Things

Two things are bothering me more than they should be There's a kid who's hideout password is "Radagast" talking to Samwise Gamgee, and no one seems to think "hey, this is sort of a Ring Wraith type situation". Does calling the Big Bad a mind flayer really fit better, or ...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 8659

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

The Guardians movies have genuine emotion to them too - Ragnarok kept feeling like there were moments that should have carried emotional weight but didn't. Maybe there weren't as many but there were still some. The best ones were (weirdly?) about The Hulk like when he started punching himself to ke...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 8659

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

d'Or: Ragnarok?
by maybeagnostic
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 10369

Re: Strangererest Things

Pretty much every single interaction with Billy that wasn't resolved with Steve saying "Who the fuck cares, what are you even going on about, why are you trying so hard?" And instead engaging him in shitty one-upsmanship. He never did that though- his attitude with respect to Billy wa...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 10369

Re: Strangererest Things

I definitely like Season 2 better than Season 1. I think a big part of this was that I didn't watch season 1 until Christmas last year (i.e. I'd heard a lot of praise about it before I got around to it) while I watched this one the weekend it came out so I wasn't as hyped. The reverse is just a patt...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 8659

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

I enjoyed it. Certainly the best of the Thor movies, not that that is saying a great deal as the first two were among the most forgettable in the MCU. Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi were certainly a bit incidental to the actual story and could have used a bigger role but I suppose Ragnarok should ...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 15671

Re: The Good Plaice

How have people watched S02E07 already? Aren't there still a few days before it airs? Anyway, spoilers up to E06. Re the points system I honestly thought the points system was one of the biggest hints to the big twist at the end of season 1. It seems perfectly designed as a torture tool and I can...

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