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by Joun_Lord
2017-06-26 07:05am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Transformers: The Last Knight
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Transformers: The Last Knight

It seems insane to me that the studio that owns the rights to Star Trek, Ninja Turtles, and Transformers could be having money trouble. I mean just having Trek should be netting them alot of money. Though I suppose they haven't been fully exploiting the property, for better or worse. I'd love to rea...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-25 02:19am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ship That Deserve Mocking
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Ship That Deserve Mocking

The Uglies. Sorry ass hybrid fighters that seem to exist solely because people are too lazy to come up with new designs. In universe seem to take all the worst elements of whatever ships they were off of. They certainly live up to the names too. One can appreciate the sleep design of the TIE Fighter...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-23 04:17am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
Replies: 33
Views: 470

Re: CAA study shows diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

I've never understood the notion that movies need straight white male leads to appeal to audiences or that having a more diverse cast or lead means the movie is likely to underperform. It has been proven to be bullshit by female and minority lead movies doing well. Sure there are examples of movies ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-20 07:01am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked
Replies: 42
Views: 1945

Re: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked

Probably. The Trumper crowd's rhetoric is highly inconsistent at times. But both sides used "The other candidate is more likely to start a major war" as a point against them, at times. Though I saw the "Trump won't star WWIII like Clinton would" line coming more from "Left-...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-20 12:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked
Replies: 42
Views: 1945

Re: US shoots down Syrian Jet, situation remains close to fucked

Oh, and remember all those people (including some on this board) saying that Trump would be better than Clinton, because Clinton would start World War III by attacking Syria? Wait a minute, I thought that one of the anti-Hillary talking points was that she WOULDN'T attack Syria, that like Obama she...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-19 10:37pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Alien Covenant
Replies: 68
Views: 3654

Re: Alien Covenant

Thats seems to be a pretty common opinion, that David was one of the only highlights of the film and would have probably worked far better as a standalone movie. The fact is the Alien part of both Promi and Covenant feel tacked on anyway, it would be easy to eject them without really changing the mo...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-17 09:00pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - the first trailer
Replies: 92
Views: 3642

Re: Star Trek: Discovery - the first trailer

While I agree with most (ish) of what you post, I have to note this bit. If it wasn't that popular, why did they keep publishing books? More than Star Wars EU, actually, I think? I do have to say that lacking a better continuity hurts them in some ways, but it does give them a lot of creative freed...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-17 08:38pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cultural Deprogramming of Post-War Confederacy
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Cultural Deprogramming of Post-War Confederacy

Much as I hate the Confederacy and would probably enjoy seeing every traitor hang from a very short rope, unfortunately any severe efforts to deprogram the former Confederacy would in my opinion cause more harm towards the country and black populations then did in reality. The efforts post Civil WAA...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-17 05:29pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - the first trailer
Replies: 92
Views: 3642

Re: Star Trek: Discovery - the first trailer

There is a large, coherent and enjoyable Star Trek novelverse out there. Overwriting it wouldn't be like trash canning the mostly-shit Star Wars EU; the fan backlash would be much, much worse. From my understanding is that Star Trek novels only tried to create a continuity relatively recently, arou...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-16 03:50am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Black Panther Trailer
Replies: 27
Views: 824

Re: Black Panther Trailer

I actually enjoyed Steel...... Anyway, looking forward to this. Black Panther was always pretty darn interesting, a King of a nation pretty much playing Batman and managing to be honorable and quite the badass despite quite a few people including members of his own nation being d-bags. He's like Nam...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-16 12:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 125
Views: 4049

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

If you believe that the problems in the US can be solved through peaceful means and that the country can be reformed to fit your ideals without violence, then yes, feel free to condemn all acts of violence by any party on any side. If, on the other hand you believe that the issues & divisions i...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-15 09:40pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: RAKKA - first of Blomkamp's Oats short films
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: RAKKA - first of Blomkamp's Oats short films

Generic vaguely sci-fi soldiers in urban ruins covered in grafitti dealing with some political or social allegory? Yeah its certainly Blokamp. I enjoy the mans films, Chappie being the exception, but he definitely has a pattern when it comes to his stuff. Still I enjoyed this even if it lacked, or m...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-15 05:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Tennessee candidate runs "Make America White Again" billboard
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Tennessee candidate runs "Make America White Again" billboard

Well atleast he's honest. Most people who jack off to the 40s and 50s and how great it was, complaining how today sucks, its music sucks and the times when the Ink Spots were all the rage was the era to live will never say the only reason they would love that era is because they are white. That whil...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-12 02:08am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2775

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

See, you misread that. It is turned into a political weapon not by "ALL THE Right Tribe people," but by specific Right Tribe people. Sorry for forgetting the disclaimer, should have known you'd interpret any possible slight against Right Tribe as an actual slight against Right Tribe. Can ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-11 10:21pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2775

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

The problem is that if you try to turn around and actively denounce terrorism, this rapidly gets turned cynically into a political weapon by Right Tribe people who care very little about the terrorism, and very much about sticking their thumbs into the collective eye of the Left Tribe. I disagree t...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-06 11:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Real Life Saul Goodman on the Run in Kentucky.
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Real Life Saul Goodman on the Run in Kentucky.

Really sucks for the people who are disabled who relied on this bastard to get them help. Being disabled is no picnic and trying to convince the government that they are is a long and stressful process that can badly effect someone already in not the best mental or physical shape. The fact shitbags ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-05 09:02pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?
Replies: 48
Views: 2518

Re: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?

I mostly agree with this. I also think that Anakin as overall protagonist no longer really holds up with the Disney films focussing on new characters, unless the "Rey as reincarnation of Anakin" theory turns out to actually be true. And yeah, I mostly enjoyed the Prequels, a few major cri...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-05 07:36pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?
Replies: 48
Views: 2518

Re: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?

Yeah. Even for the OT its somewhat unclear, with Luke being the clear protagonist for the trilogy (unless you count the first twenty minutes, where if anything R2 is the protagonist), but a case being their for Anakin/Vader being the overall protagonist if the PT is taken into account. While I'm a ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-05 04:19pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?
Replies: 48
Views: 2518

Re: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?

Its not exactly without precedence for a Star Wars movie to have an ambiguous lead. Remember all the debate about who the main character is in Episode 1? Was it Obi? Was it Little Orphan Annie? Amidala? Or Brian Mills? There was good arguments made for and against why all of them could have been the...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-02 10:21am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Titanfall 2 and gamers' hypocracy
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Titanfall 2 and gamers' hypocracy

Its not really a question of skill, anybody can shoot some dude and teabag his corpse, but the fact people who prefer SP over multi for whatever reason. Don't like the toxic communities, don't like getting yelled at by some 12 year old screaming racist, sexist, or homophobic slurs, don't like gettin...
by Joun_Lord
2017-06-01 12:58pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Titanfall 2 and gamers' hypocracy
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Titanfall 2 and gamers' hypocracy

Gamers can be massive cunts, though like Flagg above I think we have to keep in mind gamers are an incredibly diverse group and labeling all of them would be like trying to lump all movie fans together, but I don't think Titanfall's failure can be blamed on them anymore then Dredd's failure could be...
by Joun_Lord
2017-05-30 09:58am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3149

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

Both of those ended up with very bad RT ratings. It's just that the hype machines tried to amplify the 'pro' voices, but by this point we did have a ton of negative reviews. This? Well, this looks like a different story. I could be mistaken but I don't recall too many negative reviews for either mo...
by Joun_Lord
2017-05-30 08:43am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3149

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

...My honest impression is that Suicide Squad and Batman vs. Superman did okay and did not 'sink' or even imperil the DC movie line. If Wonder Woman merely does as well as those movies, would it be a bad thing for DC? They did not sink the DC line but they did not do as well as expected at the box ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-05-30 07:21am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3149

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

Please be good, please be fucking good. This coming from a WW fan and someone who despite all odds wants DCEU to succeed. The problem is I'm not going to trust pre-screening reviews especially from professional critics. Been burned way too much on that. Stuff like Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman...
by Joun_Lord
2017-05-29 03:36pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Does Barclay belong in Starfleet?
Replies: 34
Views: 1348

Re: Does Barclay belong in Starfleet?

No that is precisely the point. You're argument is 'Barcaly is a weak link and could have failed at a delicate time,' the fact it didn't ever happen over at least 4 and a half years of constant crisis is a pretty big point against your 'Barclay is a weak point' argument. Either Barclay handled thin...

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