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None of the Above / Re: So that new Star Trek TV series
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on February 11, 2016, 01:08:15 AM »
Very interesting. I wonder how its going to shake out in the post - TV production value has gotten super high quality lately - world.
Sci fi shows are kind of in a weird spot lately; They usually can't get the money to pull off good special effects; but good TV has moved on to the point where its a lot harder to get away with bad special effects
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None of the Above / Re: Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 10, 2016, 04:53:33 PM »
I hope so lol.
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None of the Above / Re: Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by DangerousDave on February 10, 2016, 03:32:11 PM »
Going to watch these today. Very interested in them :)
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None of the Above / Re: Star Wars: Safeties off
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 10, 2016, 01:08:38 PM »
I guess there is always Marvel if I want consistency.
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None of the Above / Re: So that new Star Trek TV series
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 10, 2016, 01:06:57 PM »
Little confidence since Nu Trek. Not gonna hold my breath. If it is good, I guess I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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None of the Above / So that new Star Trek TV series
« Last post by DangerousDave on February 09, 2016, 09:24:48 PM »
http://www.startrek.com/article/bryan-fuller-named-co-creator-of-new-star-trek-tv-series

Well that's interesting...

I wasn't actually aware Bryan Fuller had a long history of teleplay/story credits on VOY and a few on DS9, so he's certainly someone who gets Trek; Pushing Daisies is probably one of my favorite shows in recent memory, and I certainly hear good things about Hannibal.

At the very least, if this TV series lasts only a couple of seasons I'd expect them to be good :) CBS locking it behind their crummy paywall certainly isn't going to show it to a new audience.
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None of the Above / Re: Star Wars: Safeties off
« Last post by DangerousDave on February 09, 2016, 08:56:00 PM »
JJ to reboot and garner interest, ANYBODY ELSE to actually write a story that makes sense and doesn't take a dump all over the lore for the second one...

Well, maybe 1 out of 2 won't be that bad :)
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None of the Above / Re: Star Wars: Safeties off
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 09, 2016, 12:31:44 PM »
JJ to reboot and garner interest, ANYBODY ELSE to actually write a story that makes sense and doesn't take a dump all over the lore for the second one...
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None of the Above / Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 09, 2016, 12:29:58 PM »
So, yeah, after years of talking nonsense about certain sci-fi franchises, I've decided to write my own.

My friend and I are the creative masterminds (lol) behind Light Echoes, a machinima made in Space Engineers (mostly).

I must admit, of my limited internet circles, I'm most nervous about showing it to you guys because a.) I know you know your shit and b.) you're mostly likely to potentially see where I'm going with things having read my previous diatribes.

Episode 1 is up, episode 2 should wrap this week sometime. Season 1 will be six episodes.

Think part Red Dwarf, part Red vs Blue, part Stargate, but with 200% more Australians.

Anyway. Here it is.

*cough*

Pls like, subscribe, share, put up flyers around your neighbourhood, and get the URL tattooed across your foreheads.

https://youtu.be/vgjfZYB1x6c
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None of the Above / Re: Star Wars: Safeties off
« Last post by DangerousDave on February 09, 2016, 04:08:19 AM »
Finally saw this yesterday.

Overall I thought it was decent and entertaining, although the fact that they cribbed so much from A New Hope is pretty shocking, as is the fact that (presumably) by the end of the movie they've basically just time-warped everything back to Empire vs. Rebels circa The Empire Strikes back, except now it's the First Order vs. Resistance and the ships look slightly different. I can see why Lucas was pissed. They basically shit all over the end of Return of the Jedi.

Rey did seem to surpass even Luke for "I'm great at everything!" character development; the arguments for calling her a Mary Sue I think are pretty sound. On the plus side, she wasn't as whiny as Luke, so it's kind of a wash. I hope to god she isn't supposed to be so-and-so's daughter, because the fact that in the wide galaxy everyone is related to everyone else is always stupid. Finn didn't get much of an arc and Poe is just I guess supposed to be Harrison Ford replacement, but they were fine, and they managed to carry off the minor humor moments with aplomb.

I get that they seemed to consciously decide "we can't out-Vader Vader, so let's not try" but Kylo Ren just came off as a punk-ass kid who no one would take seriously, and if I were Han I'd wonder if Leia was stepping out on him because that guy seems in no way shape or form to have any relation to him.

The shiny Stormtrooper Lady was basically there to sell toys, right? Because she was irrelevant to the film and a waste of lines.

I guess besides ripping off another movie my main issue was how rushed it seemed. Suddenly R2-D2 comes alive to keep the plot kicking and we can have that staredown with Luke. Compared to the time we got on the Death Star, the Death Planet thing never really felt that real to me, just another setting to shuffle through. Maybe this is really Abrams and Disney's Star Trek 09 approach to Star Wars, gotta' take some shortcuts so we can do what we want next movie.

Hopefully they were just playing it Way too safe for this movie, and then with the next movie they will actually do something new. Hopefully they learned from Star Trek.

I've heard that they delayed the next movie for re-writes to feature the new characters more heavily. Which is both good to hear, and worrying that they hadn't already planned on doing that.

I imagine the Disney overlords want safe and careful over everything else at this point. You certainly can't say they've been sloppy with their cinematic universes thus far.
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