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Reply #245 on: October 12, 2017, 10:29:42 PM

Its ok. Shelob turns into a sexy woman in a revealing dress next game.

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Reply #246 on: October 13, 2017, 03:35:00 AM

I....what ?

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Reply #247 on: October 13, 2017, 03:46:56 AM


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Reply #248 on: October 13, 2017, 01:55:54 PM

I haven't played the first game but the story hints in that trailer just make me go LOLWUT?

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Reply #249 on: October 13, 2017, 02:26:18 PM

I haven't played the first game but the story hints in that trailer just make me go LOLWUT?

The first game is fun. I bought a GOTY edition with a Best Buy reward certificate and haven't regretted it. It's a bit...off lore-wise but the gameplay is fun enough. It's sort of like....Batman in Middle Earth.

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Reply #250 on: October 13, 2017, 03:03:33 PM

The lore is pretty bonkers and Merusk has the right idea about how close it hews to Tolkein.  However, it is still enjoyably bonkers, and the first game has lots of little moments that make it obvious that the makers have a pretty good knowledge of - and love for - the original works.

That being said, the "Shelob as sexy lady" thing is pretty swamp poop I must admit.  Because she is voiced by Gwendoline Christie, I'll allow it.

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Reply #251 on: October 14, 2017, 11:36:42 AM

I don't mind people laying with the lore a bit, but lets face it, Orcs are still Orcs in the first game. When you think of Shelob, characteristics that might come up are "Cunning, highly intelligent, is a fucking Spider," but I oddly never thought "makes the Orcs do what she wants with her massive boobage and sexy voice."

I mean fucking come on. I would have no problem with her talking.

But hey, maybe I should actually play the first game sometime :D

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Reply #252 on: October 14, 2017, 11:45:28 AM

There reasoning is a bit shaky but it's just enough for me not to worry. Basically, Shelob is the daughter of an angel and at one point the word "spider form" is used in one of the books or something. So they reasoned that being a spider is a form she takes but she can take others when she wishes.

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Reply #253 on: October 14, 2017, 11:50:16 AM

"Angel" is the wrong word. "Spirit of devouring, tentacled darkness" is closer.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #254 on: October 15, 2017, 08:04:21 PM

Sounds right to me  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

And she was the daughter of one of Melkor/Morgoth's sidekicks Ungoliant, mother of all the spiders. Ungoliant I think could take other forms before she ate the two trees, but I don't remember reading anything about Shelob doing that in any of the prehistory stuff.
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Reply #255 on: October 16, 2017, 03:33:24 AM

Shelob as Pennywise.  Well, why not.


Annnnnyway, Star Trek is still pish.

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Reply #256 on: October 16, 2017, 08:22:47 AM

She's hot but oh-so-toxic.

See her roles in Battlestar Galactica, and the 100.

Annnnnnnnd there goes another of my reasons.  What the fuck was that.  That was just retarded.


She is the dumbest officer in the history of Star Fleet.  That's what. Ok, I'm sure if I went digging for some obscure bad episode I could find someone dumber, but really, how is someone that stupid.


I really want to like this.  I'm trying.  But every time something good happens something bad drags it back down.  I'm holding out hope that it finds it's stride the way TNG and DS9 took a while to figure themselves out but I don't know if there's the same level of patience today that there was then.

I think going for the TV-MA rating was a big mistake.  Just so they can stick in a bit of gore-porn and swearys?  Did it really add anything other than limit your audience?
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Reply #257 on: October 16, 2017, 09:01:24 AM

gore-porn and swearys

It's what all Trek fans have been asking for since the 70's

~a horrific, dark simulacrum that glares balefully at us, with evil intent.
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Reply #258 on: October 16, 2017, 12:43:50 PM

Next you will want them smearing blue gel all over themselves...
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Reply #259 on: October 17, 2017, 03:35:07 AM

Hahahah, that was fucking TERRIBLE.


Edited ;  And the Internet has already figured out where it's all going and it's fucking lame and I officially give up now.  You'll be pleased to know.

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Reply #260 on: October 17, 2017, 06:44:40 AM

Hahahah, that was fucking TERRIBLE.


Edited ;  And the Internet has already figured out where it's all going and it's fucking lame and I officially give up now.  You'll be pleased to know.


Oh god.  ACK!

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Reply #261 on: October 17, 2017, 08:07:11 AM

Oh just say it, I'm not going looking.

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Reply #262 on: October 17, 2017, 08:25:48 AM

Spoiler tags exist for a reason, you tease.

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Reply #263 on: October 17, 2017, 08:43:17 AM

Hahahah, that was fucking TERRIBLE.


Edited ;  And the Internet has already figured out where it's all going and it's fucking lame and I officially give up now.  You'll be pleased to know.



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Reply #264 on: October 17, 2017, 08:45:05 AM

Yes.

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Reply #265 on: October 17, 2017, 09:11:06 AM

I had assumed the tech was going to turn out to be a forerunner to genesis.

The thing the internet thinks is....   much worse.

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Reply #266 on: October 17, 2017, 10:03:51 AM

Also, thank fuck Spock was the first Vulcan in Starfleet.

Except, you know, that black guy there.

It wants a cake and it wants to also eat a cake.

Instead, it can eat a dick.

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Reply #267 on: October 17, 2017, 10:35:37 AM

Um, guys... if giant woodlouse went in to hibernation by splorging out most of its water, um why did it magically un-dehydrate itself when they shot it in to space? All that ambient water in space?

Would have been a much better ending if the thing had just frozen in to a dead rock after they ejected it.



Oh, shit, sorry, that's not what we are supposed to be talking about. They said FUCK! Twice!!1!

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Reply #268 on: October 17, 2017, 12:22:40 PM

The characters swearing barely even registered.  There was too much swearing on the OTHER side of the screen.

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Reply #269 on: October 18, 2017, 04:18:07 AM

At the end of this show netflix suggested I watch some TNG.

Weird watching a star trek about competent people making reasonable decisions, having sensible relationships with each other and acting like grown ups.

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Reply #270 on: October 18, 2017, 07:57:23 AM

You know, there are people - horrible people, twisted and wrong, malformed with misintent - that think DS9 was the best Star Trek.  And, even if you do not subscribe to that theory, you could quite clearly make an argument that Trials and Tribulations, the TOS Worship Episode of DS9 was something truly special indeed.

You could then say that the latest Discovery Episode was, in fact, the exact same TOS worship with pretty much the same intent but with everything, and I truly do mean everything, done wrong.

It does my head in.

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Reply #271 on: October 18, 2017, 08:57:05 AM

They got the Kirk style, hammer fist hand to hand combat right?

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Reply #272 on: October 18, 2017, 10:21:54 AM

I try to like the characters in this but they make it so hard. The captain lets himself get captured with minimal resistance only to reveal a bit later that he blew up his previous ship along with all of its crew (while he ran and was the only survivor) to keep them from the horrible fate of being prisoners. Michael keeps up her rebel attitude once again disobeying direct orders but that's okay because reasons (also bonus points for quickly getting rid of the telescope her previous captain went thru all the trouble to testament to her).  Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #273 on: October 22, 2017, 03:26:33 PM

re: Lt. Ash Tyler

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Reply #274 on: October 23, 2017, 08:38:29 AM

Episode 6


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Reply #275 on: October 23, 2017, 08:54:33 AM

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Reply #276 on: October 23, 2017, 09:07:20 AM


"Those lights, combined with the polygamous Nazi mushrooms, will mess you up."

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Reply #277 on: October 23, 2017, 09:47:54 AM

Yay I guess, Star Trek Discovery renewed for season 2. (most treks have gotten better once they had a season or two behind them).
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Reply #278 on: October 23, 2017, 06:07:28 PM

I enjoyed episode six and it gives me hope.  There's still plenty of goofy stuff about this show, but we're starting to see the characters developed a bit and I feel like things are trending positively as far as overall quality goes.  We shall see!
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Reply #279 on: October 23, 2017, 10:32:44 PM

Wow. Finally a good episode.


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