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  1. Seriously, the more anyone thinks about this, the more this is a brilliant idea. Just don't know if this was little Bob or Sideshow Bob. (Chapek and Iger respectively) Disney needs a sea change, they know the parks are hosed for the next year no matter what happens, their worst case is to expect 2021 to be a total loss too, and part of 2022 because Covid is going to be seared into people's brains for the next generation, probably through Gen Z. They've got to make money somehow. Sports will come back, so their TV properties will get some traction, cause hey, locked up people has to do something. And no one can envision major league sports going away. Parks might break even again. (make it more exclusive) But the movies side of the business need traction, it's a critical part of their flywheel, the problem is movie theaters might not survive, and they need something to supplement Disney+. They've got this potentially hot property that's going to compete with all the other hot properties sitting on the pipelines waiting for release, does anyone think Mulan has a chance next to James Bond, Top Gun, Wonder woman, the next 50 Harry Potter movies, why take the chance. They see Apple+ buying up Tom Hanks, and the Disney people figured they better take the initiative and bet big, push Mulan out streaming, if it fails financially, well, it was going to happen anyway, they need to take a big bet. There is always the fall back if traditional theater opens up. Outside of that, they figure that home entertainment might get closer and closer to big screen experience, and even if it doesn't, who wants to go into a theater for the next year, not knowing who is going to have Covid. So, they give this a shot, if it's anything successful, you can bet that Black Widow will go next. Sure, they'll do limited screen releases when the lockdown ends. But hey, why share money with the theater if you don't have to. Disney will be better off without the theaters. Then guys like Apple will follow suit. If however, companies like Apple set the tone and give the stuff away for free, then Marvel and the Mouse is going to become a subsidiary for the master of Cupertino, and no one wants that.
  2. little Bob Jr wants to make his mark... and $30 is perfectly reasonable considering It will be a family event for four or five people. Besides think of it as a trial run, if successful, next will come Black Widow and others. Disney can ditch the theaters and make Megabucks, genius ploy to get more data. Depending on how many takers, next movie might be $24.99 or $19.99. Everyone has a price, Disney just need to figure out critical mass, easy to go high price and then move down. May be even easier to down tier down pricing over time if needed, $30 in first four weeks, $28 the three weeks after that $25 the two weeks beyond, and $20 for the four weeks after, and $15 for the six weeks after that. An economist’s dream in terms of learning consumer behavior and adapting to it.
  3. Random thought: Kyle Reese just killed a terminator. right? Jai Courtney just put down Robert Patrick.
  4. OMG, that sounds like a disaster in the making. I think the last American fighter the Luftwaffe has was the F-4. If anything, they might be better off with the F-15X as an interim solution. Or just get more Eurofighters. They can be bombed up, right?
  5. The Red Hood movie was one of the better DCAU movies, hit all the right buttons. I don’t know about this interactive stuff though. Hope they do a good job with it.
  6. How many Tornados do the Germans have left? I think the Brits have retired all of them.
  7. Imagine if the Federation was a capitalist society. The inventor of the replicator or the holodeck/holosuite would be able to buy entire sectors. All they want is to sell a bunch of programs, it’s the ultimate razor blade model. Would be so weird.
  8. Aftermarket? That sounds strangely capitalistic.... oh no, is the Federation being corrupted by the Ferangis?
  9. Well, if he clarified that further by saying "love Yuki, or Starsha" then it would've been justification. But it's all relative, Desslar could've said: "I got up in the morning and took a dump." and that dialogue would've made up for all the emo crap from Kodai.
  10. They went off the rails by the time they hit the tenth planet, episode 6 or 7? from the CE battleship being the absolute badass in episode 1 to becoming a look a few episodes later, to the blue tunnel of love, to the pointless backstory of CE soldiers, the entire second season was one missed opportunity after another, a pale imitation of the original. IMO, only the Desslar side story made it bearable. Even then they went through so many contortions to make Desslar a good guy or at least not a psychopath that it was literally painful to watch.
  11. Kong grew, I can believe that, but Godzilla has shrunk if we are to believe that image. In the first movie, you get a good sense of scale as Godzilla passed right under a Nimitz class. To believe that it can now stand on the deck of the same carrier would mean this is either a different Godzilla or we have a mega sized super Nimitz class.
  12. I don’t think this was referring to Kodai as much as the as incongruous and inconsistent level of power that was put in for character development purposes. They could’ve figured out another way to advance Whiny boy who can’t fire a WMG in the plot without throwing in ten million ships to form the Giant gun of stupidity.
  13. I like it, with a bit of Harlock thrown in too. Let's rip up more of the childhood heroes.
  14. That’s true, and I for one am glad that SpaceX is out there. They tend to get a lot of press for their failures,but that’s what ultimately allows them to succeed, rapid and repeated experimentation. After all, their starship rocker blew up again on Thursday, and how many rockets were lost before they succeeded on their first landing in the ocean. They are still beholden to Government money after a fashion because that’s what keeps the lights on. But the earlier stages was largely funded in private I believe.
  15. What this launch hopefully will do is to either spur ULA to better things or just kill ULA altogether. I'm fine with either result, because if there is one thing Musk has demonstrated, it's that there is no such thing as too high a barrier to entry, especially if you have grit backed up by some money. Better yet, if ULA dies, there is a going to be other companies that will pick up the slack.
  16. It will be good to have an American made manned space craft again. Whether you like him or not, Musk has revolutionized the launch business. Without him, we’d still be stuck with the Russians or praying that a miracle happens and ULA comes through.
  17. Just a little? I was expecting a lot.
  18. Does it involve smoking hot sexy green aliens??? No... not the stage after facehuggers. Give me a Captain's Captain... a Kirk. One who doesn't compromise his true values, which is leaving his seed across the galaxy as he explores...
  19. The Batman movies aren’t bad, the JL new 52 were less interesting. I hope they go back to the Bruce Timm era, if Filoni is who people should go to for SW, then Timm is the guy to do DCAU. his Batman series and JL were pretty good.
  20. Nice to kind of know where the Viper monkey came from, to me the F-16 will always be the Fighting Falcon, I think that was the original name. As for the F-35, 6 internal AMRAAM, curious to see how they fit that in, perhaps we can start calling that variant the “Fat Lightning”
  21. You forgot to mention... No Ewok, no seacows giving green milk, and NO JAR-JAR... That is racism.... or at least animalism
  22. Of the new movies, I would say Rogue One was rewatchable, TFA is kind of second.... and there is no third.
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