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by Thad
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 266
Views: 31956

Re: Doctor Who

There is a streaming service with on-demand classic Who episodes. It's called BritBox and is co-owned by BBC and ITV. Presumably the "nope, you can't rewind" anti-feature of the Twitch stream is due to some kind of non-compete between Amazon (which has the streaming rights to the current s...
by Thad
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 360
Views: 37444

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

TFW you open the latest issue of Deathstroke and on the first page he's in the middle of an airborne battle with Batman and the Human Dynamo, and the last thing you remember happening in the previous issue is that he was in the desert with Talia, and you momentarily think "Crap, did I miss an i...
by Thad
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 266
Views: 31956

Re: Doctor Who

So, uh. I haven't used Twitch before. Is there a rewind function somewhere that I'm not seeing? Is there a way to go back and watch from earlier in the stream? Because it sure looks like there isn't. And the combination of "serialized show that's not friendly to jumping on in the middle" p...
by Thad
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1010
Views: 84151

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Incredibles 2 was good. Not as good as the first one, but that's a high bar; they took 14 years to make a sequel, and they made sure they got it right. It's not perfect (I think Dash is underused -- middle-child syndrome! -- and the villain's plan makes no sense , even by the standards of a genre kn...
by Thad
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: QUILTBAG
Replies: 292
Views: 31766

Re: QUILTBAG

...I was searching for a way to make a gallows joke about how Dark Horse can't be anti-LGBT because Scott Allie sexually harasses men, but the point is yeah this is not the first time we've seen evidence that Dark Horse is terrible. I just listened to an interview with Karen Berger where she talked ...
by Thad
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 472
Views: 39405

Re: Star Wars

Or there are a million ways "bog standard movie plot, but Star Wars" could work. Take some guy -- regular dude; maybe he's a mechanic, or a commercial pilot, or something. Or it doesn't have to be a guy; could be a lady. Or nonbinary; why the fuck not? Star Wars could stand more representa...
by Thad
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 472
Views: 39405

Re: Star Wars

Adding: Here are some stories I'd like to see set in the Star Wars universe: Something about Jedi who survived the purge at the end of Episode 3. This appears to be the premise of the just-announced Jedi Fallen Order game, and also of the Kanan: The Last Padawan comic. (Which I was interested in bec...
by Thad
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 472
Views: 39405

Re: Star Wars

One of the RLM guys keeps making the argument that Star Wars just isn't deep enough to support a Marvel-like release cycle and I have to agree with that. You say "a Marvel movie" like it's one series, but you're plumbing the whole depth of a publisher's near-century of output there, and i...
by Thad
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 460
Views: 40692

Re: TV Series On The Television

Rolling Stone: 'The Good Place' Creator Mike Schur on Season 2's Debate-Spawning Finale He addresses the big questions: they're in the real world, not another simulation; and yeah Chidi probably shouldn't be speaking with an American accent in the real world but they'll address that next...
by Thad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 472
Views: 39405

Re: Star Wars

Adding: Ultimately, my point is that Solo is still a one-off. You can't extrapolate a trend from one underperforming movie. I think that long-term theories about the appeal of the Star Wars franchise are premature (and likely to be colored by our own biases, what we want to see). I also think the bi...
by Thad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 472
Views: 39405

Re: Star Wars

I'm waiting to see Solo on the small screen. A secondary market which Disney seems to be actively sabotaging with its whole "we're gonna take everything off Netflix and try to get people to sign up for our new streaming service" plan. If I need a spectacle, I can go catch the tail end of ...
by Thad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 210
Views: 22510

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

We still don't have much on the upcoming Dark Horse MST3K comic, but now we've got two covers, a release date (September 9), and the length of the series (6 issues).

As expected, they will be riffing public domain comics.
by Thad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 496
Views: 55013

Re: Hot game deals

GOG Summer Sale continues; Ziggurat is currently free.
by Thad
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 656
Views: 60303

Re: Obituaries

I don't really know much of anything about Bourdain or Spade. I don't have anything to say about them. But I will say this: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If any of you ever have suicidal thoughts, please call someone who can help. All grumpiness and snark aside, ...
by Thad
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 472
Views: 39405

Re: Star Wars

I'm sure there's going to be a lot of analysis trying to figure out why Solo bombed, but I really think it comes down to this more than anything: https://assets.amuniversal.com/285fa2b04b07013638d7005056a9545d I do think there's a lot that Disney needs to fix about the Star Wars franchise, and that ...
by Thad
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: navigating the overworld
Replies: 54
Views: 8242

Re: navigating the overworld

If anybody's in the Alamogordo area, feel free to shoot me a PM.

If anybody's not in the Alamogordo area but can recommend some cool shit to see in the Alamogordo area, feel free to post about it here.
by Thad
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 656
Views: 60303

Re: Obituaries

And in keeping with the Ctrl-Alt-Del theme, if you cut out the two panels weeks between the setup and the punchline, it would be...
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...well, not funnier, but at least not bringing up a thing again two weeks after everybody stopped talking about it.
by Thad
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 210
Views: 22510

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

That's right, y’all: for this very special anniversary tour, I'm pleased to tell you that Joel Robinson will be returning to the Satellite of Love. I'm back in the red jumpsuit, and this time around, I'll be riffing live on stage, shoulder-to-shoulder with Jonah, Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy. We had s...
by Thad
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 210
Views: 22510

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

New MST3K tour starts in October. Joel will be riffing alongside Jonah and the Bots. They're doing Deathstalker (the first one; M&tB did the third one back in season 7) and The Brain. Joel also adds this in a recent public Kickstarter update , to mollify fans who were worried about that 6-episo...
by Thad
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 496
Views: 55013

Re: Hot game deals

GOG Summer Sale is on. Xenonauts is currently free.