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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby erilaz » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:18 am

^ Just seeing Dame Diana there reminds me that it's been far too long since I watched The Avengers. Time to pull out my Emma Peel DVD Mega-Set....
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:26 pm

This looks… promising?



Visually, it's extremely faithful to the original. I see several scenes taken directly from the first movie (1995) and Stand Alone Complex.

Other than that… I get the same feeling that I got from Charlize Theron's Aeon Flux.

More generally, I'm glad that cyberpunk is making a comeback as a genre. There was a definite lull after the Matrix sequels.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:00 am

English character actor Peter Vaughan has passed away at 93.

"Egg, I dreamed that I was old…"

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:21 pm

The Expanse is finally available on Amazon Prime Video. Nifty.

I also have to catch up on the new Dirk Gently series and season 4 of Orphan Black, both on BBC America's website.

Except for live sports, there really is no reason to have a traditional cable package anymore, as long as you're willing to wait for what you want to come to one of the other services. Game of Thrones is the only thing I still have to watch immediately, as it is being broadcast, and that only requires a couple months of HBO NOW each year.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:00 pm

Every year I hope some random channel will decide to play the one Christmas movie I haven't been able to watch since I was in middle school and our VHS copy burned out on us, "The Night They Saved Christmas". Every year I'm disappointed. :lol:
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby boinsie » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:21 am

^ Slightly belated now, but...
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:03 pm

Thank you! It won't be the same as being able to watch it with my family on the couch, but it feels great to see it again (and even better to hear it again).
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:58 am

Attack on Titan is even better the second time through, when you catch all of the clues that were there from the beginning. Shonen manga/anime is not usually this subtle. Even the murals shown during the end credits are full of clues.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby boinsie » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:53 am

Hey, shot in the dark--Does anyone here have a copy of Zelda Triforce Heroes for the 3DS and wants to play online?? :heart:
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Chatin » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:41 pm

I have Triforce Heroes, boinsie!
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby boinsie » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:32 am

Wow, you went to the effort of digging out your dusty login info just to be an asshole. How Chatin™ of you. 8)

Real talk, Chatin, DaisukiDaiiyo, and I are already playing the game together. Does anyone BESIDES THOSE TWO MEMBERS have Triforce Heroes and want to play with us? :P
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Zunu » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:48 am

Knowing jackshit about Triforce Heroes I googled it and the first thing that came up was a pic of some warriors that are totally stand-ins for chibi Boise, Chanting, and Daisy Ditto.

Oh... It's a genderfluid Link Trinity.

Of course it is.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby boinsie » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:07 pm

SOoo you're going to get a 3DS and play with us? :heart:
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:20 am

The final trailer for Logan



It's mostly based on the graphic novel Old Man Logan, except for the addition of Xavier, the Reavers, and the girl. So it's a bit of a mashup, apparently, as most comic book movies are.

Speaking of the girl…

Spoiler: show
X-23 CONFIRMED!

It was strongly hinted before, but the claws now confirm it.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Amped » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:29 pm

I'm hoping to see Kudo and Harunan play Nintendo Switch backstage at a concert

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Zunu » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:25 pm

Celedam wrote:The Expanse is finally available on Amazon Prime Video. Nifty.


I recently caught up with the ongoing S2 of The Expanse. The show was good last year, but it's surpassed itself in my opinion. The space battles, the political intrigue, the characterizations, everything's gotten tighter and richer. It reminds me a bit of the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series, except maybe even better, as it's based on well-plotted novels, not on a concept with no clear goal in sight. I find myself not rooting for any of the characters in particular, but rooting for this universe to succeed. Although that New Zealander boxer steals every scene she's in!

The only thing is that I never realized before how much Thomas Jane looks like Jon Stewart.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby erilaz » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:05 am

Netflix is going to stop streaming Danger 5 on March 9th, so I've been trying to see all of it before that happens. I finished up Season 1 last night.

It's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever watched. If you haven't heard of it, it's an Australian series about an Allied commando unit during World War II. Sort of. Throw in some 1960s British sci-fi/espionage, Japanese tokusatsu, and a crapton of anachronism, and you'll start to get the picture. Danger 5 get their orders from a Colonel Chestbridge, who has the head of a bald eagle and wears a jacket like the one Patrick McGoohan wore on The Prisoner, so historical accuracy of any sort should not be expected.

"Kill Hitler!"

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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:11 am

^ Season 2 switches from that '60s campy spy theme to an '80s action/thriller theme, with a bit of John Hughes high school comedy.



I tried very hard to like Danger 5, but I'm from the "Random Isn't Funny" school of comedy, so… meh.

Also, I hate smoking, so seeing all of those characters smoke heavily throughout was a big turn-off.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby erilaz » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:33 am

^ Yeah, I just watched the Season 2 trailer. I loved Season 1, but then again, I do enjoy random absurdity. It remains to be seen how well Season 2 will stack up in my opinion, but it looks promising.

Neither the 1940s nor the 1960s are known for being low on cigarette smoke, except insofar as wartime shortages were concerned, so I'd actually consider the heavy smoking to be one of the (very few) historically accurate elements.
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Re: 7th Station ~TV, movies, games~

Postby Celedam » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:55 am

Oh, I know it's accurate. I happened to see some old Get Smart the other day and was amazed all over again by how much smoking there was in it.

But that doesn't change the fact that I'm disgusted by it.
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