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  1. Video not available in my area. I hate the new internet Anyone got a link for a Canuck?
  2. Which makes me wonder how my beloved Hovertank, or let alone the Logan, would scale next to them
  3. Now all we need is a Hovertank on the end! I know it's blasphemy around these parts, but I really enjoy how the technology progressed between the Robotech generations. Each mecha got smaller and more compact, without being worse off.
  4. *makes grabby hands* Gimme! Gimme! It must be mine!!!!
  5. As a kid I loved Six Shot. I just kept transforming him and even kludging together some new modes for him. As an adult (eek, scary concept!) I can't stand how half-assed his modes look. Squint one eye and pretend this car makes any kind of sense doesn't cut it for me anymore. I can still appreciate the engineering and manufacturing that went into him, though.
  6. They sure are pretty toys I just can't justify the price they're going for
  7. That scene really drove home to me just how Messanic Paul Atredies is to the Fremen. Growing up, yeah he's their leader but so is Leonardo, Optimus Prime, Leoric, etc. I mainly watched the Lynch movie for the outstanding soundtrack, not really grasping at what the novel meant that the movie could only hint at. The novel was at least a doorstopper thick and I was far too young to really comprehend what it was going on about. But that scene, watching as Paul somehow managed to put himself above all the other Sietch leaders so as to avoid having to fight and kill them, and watching as his warriors looked on with religious reverence and, "Long live the Duke!" I finally got it. The other really eye-opening scene for me was the ball/party hosted by the Duke upon arrival at Arrakis. Watching his concubine brief him on the party guests and not-so-subtly pointing out escape routes if needed, followed by all the courtly intrigue and deadly palace fun drove home just how medieval the setting was. Honestly, I'd love to play a game set in the first book before the betrayal, with all the courtly backstabbing and big smile/sharp knife goodness ps: Irulan was hot, and had just the right touch of royal badassery to remind people that she was the Emperor's daughter. I'm happy with the role they gave her in the miniseries.
  8. That's one thing that the miniseries got PERFECT, the intelligent and scheming Baron.
  9. The best lie has a kernel of truth in the middle. Qui-Gon understood the faults in the Order, but never would've joined the Separatists. Violence of that sort didn't seem to be in his nature, even when it might've been a shortcut to solving his problems.
  10. The part I liked the best about Qui-Gon is that he was the only Jedi of that era to actually live the qualities the Order professed to obey. The rest were all mired in their Ivory Tower, blind to anything that suggested their religious devotion was wrong. Even Yoda was blinded by his belief that the Jedi had beaten the Sith a millennium before until it was too late. I really like that about the Prequels. The Jedi were phenomenally powerful but still limited by hubris and belief in their own perfection.
  11. Hey you! Yah, you! C'mere! *smack!* Thanks to that post of yours I've spent the last week daydreaming all the movie scenes in my mind, even at work. I've had the soundtrack on a YouTube loop for my drive to and from. Now I've just spent the morning finding and rewatching the movie. Damn you for putting TMNT 90s in my brain! It's effen' GLORIOUS! The suits and effects still hold up today, the music is wonderfully evocative, and the action scenes are still fun to watch and a reminder of a time before The Matrix popularized Hong Kong action scenes. I really appreciate the long takes so we can get a better look at what's going on, instead of quick cuts and busy camera work for added "energy". Plus I still love Raph's jump kick/punch and the Turtleball into a 3-Foot Face kick I also still love how the heroic second wind wasn't enough for our heroes in the end, Shredder was still too good for them and could only be beaten by his own hubris. "Ah ha! I made a funny! HAHAHAHAHA" T-U-R-T-L-E P-O-W-E-R
  12. "Fuh! Fwoop! Favap! … a Jose Canseco bat? Tell me you didn't pay money for this!" "Oooh! *bash* Two for one sale, pal." I haven't seen that movie in YEARS and I still remember every single line, every beat, every inflection on every word of dialog!
  13. Well, yes, but.... uh... hmm... Earlier in the movie Vader was able to block a blaster bolt with his hand, so I'm choosing to believe that he was able to barely absorb some of the energy from Luke's glancing blow. Yeah, that's it!
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