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by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-11-05 02:14pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: SGU 106: Water (Spoilers)
Replies: 65
Views: 3690

Re: SGU 106: Water (Spoilers)

LordOskuro wrote:As an aside, I don't get why the floating balls are called Kinos. Some pop culture reference I'm missing here?
No reference, Kino simply means "cinema" in German and Russian, so Eli's just calling them cameras and being a language nerd about it. :P
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-10-23 09:43pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Avatar trailer is out
Replies: 173
Views: 11930

Re: New Avatar trailer is out

Why do movie companies complain about trailers being put on youtube? What's wrong with free advertising? Or they're leaked and pulled to create scarcity, thereby driving interest up. If the video was the same one I saw elsewhere, studios don't usually shoot their trailers poorly framed up on the sc...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-10-06 11:11pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Doctor Who logo revealed
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: New Doctor Who logo revealed

Big Orange wrote:but I prefer the 2010 logo already and it seems more like the logo for the ill fated 1996 TV movie.
No...the 1996 movie logo was a direct copy of the 1970 logo. The 2010 logo is like a modernization of the 1963 logo: it's got the same composition and proportions.
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-10-06 01:50pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Doctor Who logo revealed
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: New Doctor Who logo revealed

I never really liked the "old" new logo, so I think this one is great: pretty much a modern interpretation of the original 1963-66 title. I can't imagining it spinning around in a time vortex in the opening credits though. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they also changed the opening visuals to so...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-10-03 10:36am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: StarGate Universe premiere 2 Oct (spoilers)
Replies: 181
Views: 9260

Re: StarGate Universe premiere 2 Oct (spoilers)

Having the initial encounter with a old, beat up, and unknown ship, and not solving the initial problem in the first two hours when you're just trying to introduce your audience to the cast as best you can is a good way to go. Yeah, it was nice not seeing everyone moving into quarters with the ligh...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-10-02 04:03pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: StarGate Universe premiere 2 Oct (spoilers)
Replies: 181
Views: 9260

Re: StarGate Universe premiere 2 Oct (spoilers)

I've been pretty interested in the show since it was first announced, so I'll definitely be catching the premiere.
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-09-28 02:22pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Science based costumes for Halloween
Replies: 37
Views: 3101

Re: Science based costumes for Halloween

Gandalf wrote:The simplest costume is probably the best one.
I believe one of the chief adages of Halloween costumes is "if you have to explain it, then it's not a good costume".
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-09-26 08:38pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: [Discussion] Rename Testing. Make A New Testing. Etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 11623

Re: [Discussion] Rename Testing. Make A New Testing. Etc.

Regardless of however this current page three lock discussion turns out, I think the creation of a "new" Testing is completely unnecessary. Testing as it is has always functioned perfectly well as both a "casual" forum and one for more serious technical issues, and making two new forums with each of...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-09-25 11:30am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: TOS Season 2 Blu Rays + TNG Movies
Replies: 19
Views: 2157

Re: TOS Season 2 Blu Rays + TNG Movies

When it comes to TNG, I ask, why bother with Blu-Ray? The VFX was designed for TV and does not scale at all. From everything I've heard, it looks like absolute shit. It wasn't until very late in TNG that it looked decent on DVD. Blu-Ray should look even worse. I don't believe Paramount has any curr...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-09-23 08:47pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Space Western on Fox.
Replies: 43
Views: 2813

Re: New Space Western on Fox.

While there's way too little information on the show beyond the fact that it exists to properly pass judgment (though it definitely sounds pretty generic), Rosenbaum's remark in the HR article about "revamping the Western genre" and "introduce the Western to a whole new generation" makes him sound p...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-09-18 02:40pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Competant Ancient Races
Replies: 87
Views: 6014

Re: Competant Ancient Races

No, the Rakata are described as the next big thing in the galaxy after the Celestials faded.
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-09-18 02:35pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Competant Ancient Races
Replies: 87
Views: 6014

Re: Competant Ancient Races

I guess the Celestials from Star Wars could count, since it seems like they simply declined and disappeared rather than be outright defeated. Although there's virtually no information about them besides that they existed and several of the younger progenitor races might have been terrified of them.
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-09-09 07:36pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: "9" comes out tomorrow
Replies: 25
Views: 2301

Re: "9" comes out tomorrow

I was pretty intrigued when I found out about this movie all those months ago when it was just the original short and a teaser trailer. But for some reason as time went on and more information has been revealed, I've found myself increasingly less interested in the final product. I think the revelat...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-31 01:17am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Effects vs "Old School" Effects A personal View
Replies: 20
Views: 2170

Re: Computer Effects vs "Old School" Effects A personal View

There's this movie called Dragonslayer, where the dragon is created using animatronics, but they used computer effects to smooth out the jerkiness. No, it was done using go motion, a type of stop motion animation where a puppet or model is moved slightly during exposure to replicate the effect of m...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-30 11:58pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Turtles Forver (Massive Ninja Turtles crossover)
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Turtles Forver (Massive Ninja Turtles crossover)

I misread what this was at first, misinterpreting that the next live-action movie would be some kind of cartoon crossover, and for a second thought it was one of the worst ideas ever.

But after realizing what it really is, it sounds like it could be pretty cool.
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-27 01:23am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Battlestar galactica movie
Replies: 36
Views: 3390

Re: Battlestar galactica movie

What's really damning isn't the raw numbers themselves, but the trend they show. With only two exceptions, they continue in one direction - down. Downloading and online streaming won't account for that. Not to nitpick, but you'll see an overall downward trend looking at the ratings of virtually any...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-25 10:01pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Avatar Trailer
Replies: 47
Views: 3746

Re: New Avatar Trailer

I'm still pissed off at Cameron for ganking the real Avatar movie's title, though. It;s kind of silly to be mad at him for it, since he first developed his movie back in 1994 and has had the rights to "Avatar" as a title for just as long. The Last Airbender works as a better title for that other mo...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-25 11:45am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Avatar Trailer
Replies: 47
Views: 3746

Re: New Avatar Trailer

Big Orange wrote:Of course I really mean Jim Cameron, a talented man who has begun to lose the plot in the last decade, more so than Steven Spielberg.
That's an odd statement, considering James Cameron hasn't even made a fictional feature film in the last twelve years.
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-20 09:25pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: New Avatar Trailer
Replies: 47
Views: 3746

Re: New Avatar Trailer

At the very least, it's nice to finally get a good look at the film's content after such a long no-show. In the end I think it all looks pretty good. The aliens themselves (which was the movie's main make-or-break factor) seem particularly well designed and expressive. The only thing I'm still iffy ...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-19 04:58pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: PS3 pricedrop announced, slimline PS3 revealed
Replies: 21
Views: 1480

Re: PS3 pricedrop announced, slimline PS3 revealed

I wonder how the whole Backwards Compatibility issue has worked out since back then. PS1 games are good to go, still no BC on PS2 titles because Sony are cunts. SCEA's reasoning is here , which is just a new way of saying "it's too much of an expensive hassle for us to care". I'm pretty neutral on ...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-18 02:36pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Animated Films You Probably Never Saw (DW, Dis. seqs, obsc.)
Replies: 102
Views: 7746

Re: Animated Films You Probably Never Saw (DW, Dis. seqs, obsc.)

White Haven wrote:Not only is Rock and Rule awesome to watch with friends (and an 80s nut!), but your review of it has produced my new out of context theatre for the week. Rejoice!
Rock & Rule is the movie Heavy Metal so badly wanted to be. :P
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-15 11:20pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Battlestar galactica movie
Replies: 36
Views: 3390

Re: Battlestar galactica movie

Except Avatar isn't really "space opera" at all, it's just science fiction.
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-15 07:20pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Animated Films You Probably Never Saw (DW, Dis. seqs, obsc.)
Replies: 102
Views: 7746

Re: Animated Films You Probably Never Saw (DW, Dis. seqs, obsc.)

I've heard mostly second-hand that the out of print Little Nemo DVD includes the original Japanese version, which is about 15 minutes longer than the American dubbed release. Is there truth to that? I've kind of wanted to see that movie for a while. Also, I always liked Prince of Egypt a lot, mostly...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-15 07:06pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Battlestar galactica movie
Replies: 36
Views: 3390

Re: Battlestar galactica movie

especially since the fantasy and superhero movie genres seem to be slowly winding down. While the fantasy movie genre has definitely cooled over in the last several years, by the number of projects currently in production and being planned, the superhero/comic book movie genre seems to still have s...
by Spanky The Dolphin
2009-08-15 03:00am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Battlestar galactica movie
Replies: 36
Views: 3390

Re: Battlestar galactica movie

I really hopes they would want to do a continuation of the old series and give it a proper resolution. The article makes it pretty clear the producers' intentions is to do a full-fledged (third) reboot of the property. I agree with U; maybe in 15 years they can do another reinterpretation, but with...