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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:37 PM »
I was hoping for something....almost anything.  Ultimately I found it.

I felt like I was watching an episode of TWD Season 2 on the farm.  A lot of nothing happened, then something happened, but I didn't know what.  So I'll come back and see what kind of nothing happened that really isn't a big deal because it was nothing.


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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: April 1, 2016, 09:46 AM »
Damn I love this show.

When I first started watching I was a bit skeptical, especially after having watched some of the Clone Wars and thinking that was terrible and not very engaging.  The Clone Wars seemed like while trying to tell a story, the characters felt forced, the action forced, and the story forced.  (Maybe that was a byproduct of Lucas still having some control/input on things).  Anyway, I never finished that series because I thought it was terrible and not interesting at all.

Fast forward to Rebels and I've loved it since the beginning.  My wife was laughing a bit at me last night as I watched the last 20-30 minutes because I was totally mesmerized by what was going on.  I love the way Rebels brings characters from other series in, the play a part, and then leave while keeping the focus on the main characters.  I think that is done to excellent effect.

This weeks episode was one of the best from this series.  I did feel a bit as if Maul was a character thrown in for cool factor, and maybe he was, but he played a cool role.  However, the dude was cut in half 40 years before this series.  Can't he just be dead?  Either way...Vader showing up was awesome and the duel was great.  I think Ashoka survived and that was her disappearing into the shadows just as Maul had done.  I wonder if that will lead to a new story to be told at a later point, or if we are done with that character?

Anyway, I love this show.  I wish I didn't have to wait until the next season to see more.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 28, 2016, 09:34 AM »
Last night really harkened back to Season 2 and even Season 3. 

It was full of stupid decisions that couldn't be explained.  It was also full of a lot of talk about rash decisions.  Nothing really happened, until the very end.  And then we are left with "Okay, now what?"  And we will all tune in for the season finale so we can see if they decided to off Darryl or Glen or Rosita, or whoever...

What was Carol's purpose in leaving?  As smart as she is, she should know someone would head after her.  Why would Darryl leave?  Has he really lost his mind?  Why would some of the main guns in town head off in a van to chase down Darryl?  Why did Rick really feel the need to go with Morgan?  Did Morgan telegraph his own death by telling Rick not to come looking for him?

Seriously, this half of the season has been really, really good, but that episode sucked donkey ass.

Overall, I guess it drove the plot into the finale, but then again, did it really set anything up? It set up Maggie heading down the road to the Hilltop for medical attention, so maybe that's where we will end up in comparison to the comic.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: March 18, 2016, 10:21 AM »
I look forward to it.  I just hope Lucas has virtually no say.  He really trashed the last one.  I think he's gotten to the point he's trying to have the special effects tell a story instead of enhancing the movie.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 14, 2016, 06:38 AM »
Another really good episode.  I thought after Maggie and Carol were hauled off we'd end up seeing a lot of back and forth and negotiation and whatnot while the story leading up to Neegan was built.

Obviously that is taking place, but last night added a bit to Carol's story.  With her trying to tell the red head to go, it makes me wonder if Carol's days are numbered now.  She seems as if she's growing soft after talking to Morgan about killing.  Maybe it's just what we are meant to see, or maybe she wants out of the killing.  Either way, again I wonder if she's on the way out.

I will say to this point, this half of the season has been awesome and in my opinion, probably the best back to back string of episodes in the entire series so far.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 8, 2016, 08:34 AM »
I thought this was another great episode.

I can't figure out what is going on with Abraham, except I want to see him kick somebody's ass.  I've always loved Michael Cudlitz as an actor, especially in Southland and Band of Brothers.  Hopefully we'll see that before he meets his demise.

Tactically, they did everything right.  You have to leave security back at your vehicles for your return trip, otherwise it could be an ambush in waiting.  However, the personnel choices left something to be desired and this certainly sets up Glenn for a head bashing.  (Yes, I am well aware in the comics he gets offed).  I love his character so I don't want to see him go.

Bill, I'd guess if you penetrate the brain quickly, there won't be any sound or screaming.  Is it possible to get a clean knife through the eye kill?  Yes...very likely without noise, I doubt it.  But then again, headshots through the eye drop a person on the spot.  There are many, many factors that would go into that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 29, 2016, 09:46 AM »
I enjoyed this episode, despite the "slower" pace than the previous episodes.  You knew a story episode was needed to set up what is coming.  And I thought Rick had a couple of really good one liners.

On top of that, it beat the hell out of watching the Oscars.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 24, 2016, 06:37 AM »
Jesse, I read the comics up to the abandonment of the prison.  I am of the same thoughts as you regarding spending on comics.  Luckily, I found the 1st volume of the Compendium and read that for around $30 and then turned around and resold it.  Eventually I'll get the other two volumes and do the same thing.

I can't justify spending on one issue after another.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:23 PM »
Damn good episode!!!

Did anyone get a little Pulp Fiction vibe?  The scene where Rick and Daryl popped the walker while standing over Jesus certainly made me think that.

Didn't really see the end coming but I guess it makes sense seeing how the episode began.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
« on: February 12, 2016, 06:32 PM »
Well, the next one should be good.  The odd number ones are good, the even...not so much. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: January 28, 2016, 05:55 PM »
I've said this before, although not in this thread...as a nation, we have led the way in space exploration.  With all the programs, and all the flights, it is amazing that only 17 astronauts have lost their lives on official missions.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: December 24, 2015, 10:21 AM »
I've kind of been sucked back into the Sci Fi channel and started watching the Expanse.  The first two episodes have aired, and the pilot is readily available on Youtube.  It looks pretty good so far.

I started watching this and had my DVR set to record the series.  I got through the pilot after two sittings and then started on the second episode and watched about 15 minutes before I was bored to tears and cut it off.  I was really hoping for something that would suck me in, but no such luck.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 05:51 PM »
Finally got to see the movie today.  First, my dad took me to see the OT and now I'm taking my little girl to see the ST movies.  Thought that was cool as a daddy.

Awesome movie.  I can't say that enough.  I freaking loved it.

Han dies!!!  That hit me in the sad feels.  He's been my second favorite (behind Indiana Jones) movie character for 35+ years.  However, it fit with the mentor dying as we've seen in the first movie of each trilogy.  I loved seeing Chewie get pissed off and open a can of whoop ass on his way out.  It was really sad seeing him in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon all alone. 

It was great seeing the MF finally do all the tricks we've wanted to see it do since 1977.

I thought the intro of Luke was just really, really cool.

Again, awesome movie.  I'd rank it just below ESB.  I felt it was  great mix action and characterization of the OT, the special FX of the PT, as well as having its own feeling.  Great movie and it sucks I have to wait a year and a half for the next installment.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:30 AM »
How many times is Starfleet going to let the new Kirk get the Enterprise and destroy it?  That is one thing that will get old rapidly.  Three movies, three times the Enterprise gets trashed.  I think it would be cool to see another angle besides blow up most of the ship.

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