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« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2007, 04:49:46 PM »

Or 2.5 hours of pure awesome starring Michael Biehn as the lead Space Marine commando and Sigourney Weaver as Kerrigan. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2007, 06:02:49 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on July 10, 2007, 04:49:46 PM

Or 2.5 hours of pure awesome starring Michael Biehn as the lead Space Marine commando and Sigourney Weaver as Kerrigan. icon_biggrin

and Bernie Mac as whichever lead Protoss they decide to go with.
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« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2007, 06:06:37 PM »

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Or 2.5 hours of pure awesome starring Michael Biehn as the lead Space Marine commando and Sigourney Weaver as Kerrigan. icon_biggrin

and Bernie Mac as whichever lead Protoss they decide to go with.

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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2007, 08:26:33 PM »

Don't forget Uwe.
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« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2007, 09:08:11 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on July 10, 2007, 08:26:33 PM

Don't forget Uwe.

he can use his Nazi gold to fund it!
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« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2007, 04:57:02 AM »

I'm currently sharing all 80+ episodes of Robotech with my nephew and recently bought a total of 10 veritechs of various scales so obviously I'd be up for a RT adaptation.

However having said that, I'm a much bigger Btech fan having played Battledroids on up until I recently moved out of range of anyone who plays classic.  The universe in Btech is so large that they could easily do it right and still have complete storyline freedom.  They'd just need to make sure they don't change too much of the universe's backstory so that further movies wouldn't step on any toes of previous movies.
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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2007, 02:59:46 PM »

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Quote from: wonderpug on July 09, 2007, 03:43:46 PM

I'm guessing I'm going to be on my own with this one, but I'd love to see Short Circuit 3 done with modern effects. smile  There were a number of scenes in Transformers where Bumblebee's facial expressions reminded me of Johnny 5.
Gads NO! You've completely undone all my years of forget-Guttenberg therapy! It'll be months before I sleep again...
Besides, I might argue that I, Robot was Short Circuit 3

No, I, Robot was a much closer reproduction of Asimov's original material that Guttenberg ganked back in da 80's. Try not to mistake storytelling with rape. IR wasn't the best movie ever, but it was head and shoulders above Mr. Johnny 5. (that, and it was much closer to something like Frankenstein).

OnTopic: I'd personally like to see a decent Transformers movie. Oh, and Mechwarrior.
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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2007, 05:21:49 PM »

But, as SC2 progress from SC1, then SC3 is a natural progression into the I, Robot movie (or as I call it, feature length commercial).
SC1 = 1 robot with good intentions
SC2 = Several robots, some go a little whacko in their quest to do their job, better effects
SC3 = Many robots, better effects, better design, totally whacko...= I, Robot

I'd love a real Mechwarrior franchise, but with the 5 houses and all the splinter groups it'd have to be huge (read: expensive) and unlikely.  icon_frown
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« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2007, 05:50:18 PM »

Quote from: javahead on July 11, 2007, 05:21:49 PM

But, as SC2 progress from SC1, then SC3 is a natural progression into the I, Robot movie (or as I call it, feature length commercial).
SC1 = 1 robot with good intentions
SC2 = Several robots, some go a little whacko in their quest to do their job, better effects
SC3 = Many robots, better effects, better design, totally whacko...= I, Robot

It took me about three reads before it dawned on my that you weren't talking about Starcraft 1 & 2.

If you're talking about Short Circuit, wasn't it the first one that had multiple robots while the second was just Johnny 5 in the city bleeding battery fluid and playing "Help me Rhonda" on the telephone?
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« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2007, 05:56:10 PM »

Let's ride this (de)rail shall we? slywink

SC1 - plot : Military designed robot malfunctions due to lightning strike, and develops self-awareness.  Lives in fear of losing his newfound awareness. Is groomed by a shmuck and then saves the day. Comical at best, this movie is a C in a sea of me-too happy-ending movies.
SC2 - plot : It's Country Mouse / City Mouse, except there's no city mouse. Not even a science fiction plot; it's a well-used mould of exploitation, self-doubt, and redemption.

I,Robot - Based directly off the short stories contained in Asimov's The Complete Robot, this movie is based on the time during the stories "The Inevitable Conflict" and "Robot Dreams". It's about the Frankenstein complex; basically a xenophobia to robots and the interpretatation of Asimov's Three Laws.

The AI was always self-aware (and was made to be so) but it's creator discovered that and used another robot's awareness to help prevent the inevitable enslavery of mankind for its own protection. This also heralds a revolution of global scale.

Given the plotlines, HOW does IR seem like SC3? slywink
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« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2007, 05:57:34 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 11, 2007, 05:50:18 PM

If you're talking about Short Circuit, wasn't it the first one that had multiple robots while the second was just Johnny 5 in the city bleeding battery fluid and playing "Help me Rhonda" on the telephone?

There were multiple robots, but only #5 was "alive"; the others were ordered to take him in.
The second one was Caroline in the City. With brake fluid.
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« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2007, 08:12:15 PM »

without actually looking at anyone elses answers:
Gobots
Voltron... and prolly a few dozen other anime's... but well voltron before them all


Hell Gimme thundercats....but I digress
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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2007, 04:10:04 AM »

Quote from: Semaj on July 11, 2007, 08:12:15 PM

without actually looking at anyone elses answers:
Gobots
Voltron... and prolly a few dozen other anime's... but well voltron before them all


Hell Gimme thundercats....but I digress

I mentioned Gobots!  we think alike!  YAY!!!!!
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« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2007, 11:12:19 AM »

saywhat Please tell me that's a flower with pink leaves.
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« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2007, 02:36:11 PM »

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saywhat Please tell me that's a flower with pink leaves.

will it make you feel better?
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« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2007, 02:42:42 PM »

One of the funniest things I've ever seen was Robot Chicken talked about the GoBots, and the motorcycle robot turned into a pink tricycle.
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« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2007, 11:32:47 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 12, 2007, 04:10:04 AM

Quote from: Semaj on July 11, 2007, 08:12:15 PM

without actually looking at anyone elses answers:
Gobots
Voltron... and prolly a few dozen other anime's... but well voltron before them all


Hell Gimme thundercats....but I digress

I mentioned Gobots!  we think alike!  YAY!!!!!

it may be time to find a tall cliff and leap....  icon_eek
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« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2007, 03:18:19 PM »

Wow, so Thundercats actually is coming? I had heard that rumor, but it's on IMDB as a 2010 release... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2007, 03:49:02 PM »

Battletech, easily.  All sorts of back stories in that universe.  They could start  it from the fall of the Star League or Kerensky Exodus.  Better yet, the Clan Invansion  thumbsup


Thing is that there is alot of jargon that only B-tech fans would understand.  Lances, Stars, Points and elementals are just some of the things off of the top of my head.  It can be done, but would have to be done right
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« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2007, 04:09:16 PM »

They could always do Star Siege.
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« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2007, 10:00:46 PM »

Command and Conquer.
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« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2007, 12:12:58 AM »

SHOGO
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« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2007, 12:15:18 AM »

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« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2007, 02:34:35 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 09, 2007, 08:46:20 PM

A part of me wants to say that the Iron Giant movie would be cool to see live action, but the animated version was so wonderful I don't see how a live action version would be anything but a disappointment.

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