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#1085032
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
Time

darthrush said:

I really hate that DC thinks tone is their biggest issue. Tone is fine by me. The darker tone was fine. What didn’t work in BvS was that it was a narrative mess, with not enough character motivation, and an obvious need to bloat the film with a billion different hefty checkboxes like doomsday, Wonder Woman, and supermans dearh. Tone was the least of their problems. Which is why I’m pretty sure Justice League could just as well be BvS + a ton of jokes if DC keeps thinking that was the big issue with BvS.

They tried to cram 4 movies into 1.
They really should do
Movie 1) The fall of Krypton movie, taking place completely on Krypton with let’s say the post credits scene being baby superman crashlanding on Earth and being found by the Kents
Movie 2) A standalone Batman movie, maybe with the Joker and/or some of the characters from Suicide Squad as the villain(s)
Movie 3) Standalone Superman movie, maybe with Lex Luthor as the main villain
Movie 4) Superman vs Zod, destruction of Metropolis
Movie 5) Batman vs Superman, and make them fight only because of their different ideologies
Movie 6) Death of Superman
Movie 7) Suicide Squad - in this time all the characters would be properly introduced in the previous movies, and have a villain with a clear motivation

And I don’t agree with tone. If they want to do dark movies, I’m OK with that, just keep the tone dark. The tone in these movies is all over the place, similar to the Star Wars prequels.

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#1084832
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
Time

TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

Today I learned that the biggest problem middle-class white men have is a women-only screening of Wonder Woman.

Today I learned that pittrek, Alderaan, and Id are all who I thought they were (for different reasons).

Wow.

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#1084831
Topic
Weird Symbols
Time

OK I just noticed it and I’m using Firefox 54. For example instead of a question mark I see something which looks like an url encoded string. And btw I just noticed it happened only in the off-topic section, but it works perfectly here

For example my first post here : http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/fill-in-the-blank-Just-Died/id/14534/page/61 - how do you BTW link to a specific post?

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#1084712
Topic
Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
Time

Fang Zei said:

pittrek said:

Fang Zei said:

What source was used for the early 77 version?

Japanese Special Collection LD shared on myspleen some time ago

Ah, so the print source for that particular laserdisc transfer still had the older version of those effects shots?

Do we know when exactly the TN1 source print is from?

Correct, the early 80’s home video releases were a strange hybrid of the 1981 crawl, the early 1977 effect composites and the late 1977 closing credits, as noticed by people with much better observation skills than mine.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Credits-and-Leaders-Thread/id/12960
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Print-variations-in-77-Star-Wars/id/14705
and of course yotsuya’s posts in this thread

If I remember correctly the source for the negative 1 scan was a 1977 LPP print?

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#1083096
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
Time

TV’s Frink said:

pittrek said:

Or this video explains it with quotations from the law : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUFOqfQl-1g - jump to 4:18 to get to the direct quote.

Is it a Civil Rights Violation to ban men from a WONDER WOMAN screening?

Nope.

I guess I don’t even need to watch the video.

Fine, here you have the same document from the nyc.gov website
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/law/in-public-spaces.page

It is against the City Human Rights Law for a public accommodation to withhold or refuse to provide full and equal enjoyment of those goods or services based on the following protected classes under the Law:
Gender
Gender Identity

Examples of Public Accommodations:
Theaters

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#1082997
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
Time

Well ALL of the mainstream media promote her as a new feminist icon (despite her being created as a sexual fantasy of an old pervert), promoting the movie as the first female led superhero movie (which is a lie), promote it as an “female empowerment” movie (which from what I heard / read so far is also a lie), there are these illegal women-only screening… Just google “wonder woman feminism”, you’ll find tons of articles. On the other hand there were people who also claim to be feminists and they were outraged that Gal Gadot has shaved armpits…

I hate entertainment mixed with politics, unless it’s done subtly (like e.g. classic Star Trek)

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#1082988
Topic
The DC Extended Universe
Time

I’ve seen Man of Steel in the cinema. This was the only movie in the last maybe 15 years I was seriously considering walking out and punching somebody while leaving. I absolutely hated MoS and everything it represented.

Batman v. Superman - I’ve seen the trailer and thought this looks like a giant piece of shit. So I refused to pay for watching it. However some time ago one of our TV stations bought it and promoted it like it’s the best thing ever. So I gave it a fair chance - I watched it until the first commercial break, then I switched the channel and never came back.

Suicide Squad - I’ve seen the trailer and thought this looks like a giant piece of shit. Just like BvS. And just like BvS I refused to pay to see it. So if I will be able to watch it for free one day, I might try it, otherwise I’m skipping this one.

Wonder Woman - haven’t seen it yet. I originally thought I’ll skip this one, mainly because of the feminist propaganda surrounding it, but people who have similar taste to mine seem to like it and the most negative review I’ve seen was that it’s OK for a superhero movie, so I probably will try it once it’s out on home video (I missed all the theatrical showings)

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#1081968
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

The “personal health deadline” sounds terrifying and I just hope I misread you, but at the same time I am happy that at least somebody is doing a proper restoration

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#1081637
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Trekmovie.com interviewed Nicholas Meyer. Here are some interesting bits.

Meyer : One thing that has nothing to do with Discovery is that I am working on another Star Trek project, but I can’t discuss that either.

TrekMovie: Are we talking more feature film because as far as I know, there is only one television project, I assume.

Meyer: You can assume.

So, did I understand it correctly? Nicholas Meyer is working on ANOTHER STAR TREK PROJECT right now??? I hope it’s not just a Blu-ray release of a director’s cut of Star Trek 6, so maybe he got assigned for the new Star Trek movie? Or is CBS working on another TV show?

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#1081631
Topic
What is your preferred browser? For Mobile; for Desktop? Why?
Time

Well I’m a web user since the old days when I used lynx. Then I upgraded to links. When Windows started to be usable and not just a crappy toy which crashed every 5 minutes, I started to use a DOS+Win3.1 combination and Mosaic, when Mosaic ended I switched to its spiritual successor Netscape Navigator, when Netscape became a giant bloated slow monstrosity I switched to its lightweight “brother” Mozilla. When the Mozilla project split to different projects I stayed with Phoenix, later renamed to Firefox.

I am still using most of the time Firefox on both Windows and Kubuntu, but it pisses me off more and more with every new release. They removed the status bar, they removed most of the configurations (which was my favourite thing about the browser) from the settings (now they’re available just through the about:config URL), removed Javascript prohibition and the main menu, all of those things I absolutely hate, but I still hate Firefox less than other browsers I tried. But now the last drop - on most sites with an https problem the browser simply doesn’t let me on the site (previously it allowed me to set an ssl security exception), which is absolutely unacceptable to me and I’m seriously thinking about abandoning FF for good. However what should I chose? Is Opera still a thing? I hate everything about MSIE, I don’t like Edge, I don’t like Chrome (it’s a good browser but I can’t configure basically anything which is a deal breaker for me), so what else is there?

Mobile - as an android phone user I use the built it browser, which is based on Chrome. I never had a reason to search for anything else but I don’t use my phone for web browsing that much, basically 99.9% of my web browsing is a search when the next bus is coming etc.

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#1081338
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been considering seeing Star Trek Beyond, as I’ve heard its more in the mold of classic Trek than ST ‘09 & STID. Now, I still haven’t seen the prior two movies and still don’t plan to. Can this movie be viewed as a standalone film, or is it too mired in the continuity of Abrams’ films?

The funny thing is that the previous 2 movies were just action and nothing else, but the best parts of the third movie are scenes were people are just talking to another, which are usually the most boring parts of movies. And the only thing (except the points written above) I would recommend to do is checking online which actor plays which character

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#1081174
Topic
The Phantom Menace HD Theatrical Reconstruction (First very rough draft uploaded)
Time

I just wanted to thank you for doing this. Even though I’m not a fan of the prequels, they also belong to the Star Wars universe and their theatrical versions deserve to be properly preserved. Just one question, sorry if you answered it and I missed it - will you “un-correct” all the shots which were “corrected” for the Blu-ray? From memory I remember some shots of the 2 headed monster during the podrace

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#1081172
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

TV’s Frink said:

pittrek said:

Tobar said:

WHY?!?!?!

Because you’re a sexist, racist and you live in the past. At least that’s what most people say to any criticism of the new STD

What.

That’s the social media response to any form of criticism of the trailer(s) and the new show. You’re not excited about the cast? That means you hate women, or black women, or asian women, which means you’re a a sexist and/or a racist. You dare to criticise how the trailer looks like? That means you’re a nerd and/or you live in the past. (Or my favourite - you don’t like that it looks like the JJ movies? That means you want the show to be filmed in SD, 4:3, with paper walks and toys on strings - like any of that except the 4:3 aspect ration was true for any previous Trek).
And my absolute favourite reaction - when a guy wrote under a youtube video that he doesn’t want to pay for CBS All Access to be able to watch it, some crazy bitch started to accuse him that he’s a Donald Trump supporter who hates women and racist, because his “real reason” is not money but the fact that the lead is a black woman.

Post
#1079967
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Tobar said:

WHY?!?!?!

Because you’re a sexist, racist and you live in the past. At least that’s what most people say to any criticism of the new STD

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