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  1. Garibaldi

    Star Trek: Picard

    Looks like one of those £10 fancy dress outfits you can buy on eBay.
  2. I think D&D have been sloppy, but I do have some sympathy for them as Martin screwed them over a bit. He assured them that he’d have the final books finished when the series caught up, and that his ‘worst nightmare’ would be the series overtaking the books, but here we are. As you say, I think the tv show has been terrible for his progress. One of the worst things a writer can do is explain their ideas to others before they’ve turned them into a story, because it feels like the story has already been told. I think there’s a big element of that here, as well as Martin’s ‘gardener’ approach. The closer things got to the show overtaking the books, the more he had to explain of future plot lines, and the less enthusiastic that left him to actually write it. Now that the story will finish on screen, I think it’ll be the death knell for his books tbh.
  3. Garibaldi

    Deadwood - TV Show

    No, no, you’re getting confused. ‘Limber dicked cocksuckers’ is a line from the gay porn parody called Bigwood.
  4. Garibaldi

    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Just had a quick browse, using the search function, and it's a bit like Invasion of the Body Snatchers over there. 'Fun and quirky' 'lots of energy' and I can't bear to quote any more. Someone mentioned in a thread that the OP once criticized Ben, calling him a 'sitcom character that's gone in one season' or something, and the OP all but dragged himself over hot coals in apologising. I can only presume they either moderate too negative threads/remarks (like the Giant Bomb reddit does) or those who do want to critique or complain have realised there's no point in trying to do it there. Ben having gone through shitty stuff in his life was mentioned more than once, so I suspect there's a fair amount of charity because of that and his medical condition, but if that's so then it's really not helping the guy.
  5. Garibaldi

    The Division 2

    Problem is that 'fell short of expectations' has become such a skewed phrase from CFOs/suits in general. As we've seen in the past, a game can sell like gangbusters and be a big success by anyone else's metric, but the publishers often still say that it fell short of expectations.
  6. Garibaldi

    RⒶGE 2 - Explosions by Avalanche Studios

    Just saw a comparison of all different versions and the graphics are really soft on base XBox and PS4. Put me right off.
  7. Garibaldi

    Star Trek Discovery

    Apart from the buggy scene, I haven’t heard much about his influence. Nemesis had way bigger problems than Stewart wanting an action scene or two, though. Specifically the dreadful Picard clone plot, and a director who actively hated Star Trek to the point of refusing to watch any episodes of TNG in preparation.
  8. Garibaldi

    Star Trek Discovery

    I know. It makes me feel sorry for Patrick Stewart as obviously he wanted Picard to have a better send off than ‘Nemesis’, and this shite is doomed to mediocrity before it’s even started.
  9. Garibaldi

    Star Trek Discovery

    Not the exact same team, I was exaggerating for comic effect there (thank fuck) but there are still too many of them for my liking. Remember it’s the Discovery element of the team that’s caused problems by insisting that the series use their ship designs, despite that making no fucking sense. Here’s a snippet detailing the actual team: “Kurtzman (Discovery co-creator) will executive produce the new series alongside newly-appointed Star Trek: Discovery executive producer James Duff, former Discovery executive producer Akiva Goldsman (The Dark Tower), Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2) and Star Trek: Voyager and Discovery writer Kirsten Beyer.”
  10. Garibaldi

    Star Trek Discovery

    Pffft, it’s all Star Trek mate, why to go the extra expense of getting new writers when you’ve got a team right here!
  11. Garibaldi

    Star Trek Discovery

    I think fans of Game of Thrones and Star Wars are now in a better place to appreciate how we feel about Discovery’s writing team moving over to the new Picard series.
  12. Larger clangers aside, what annoyed me most was how rubbish the Golden Company was. They’ve been built up to be this elite fighting force, probably on par with the Unsullied, and all we see of them is getting roasted on bastillas and cut down by Dothraki (speaking of which, weren’t all the Dothraki supposed to have died in the battle of Winterfell?)
  13. Not really, but it’s a handy straw-man. The issue is that it feels like we missed an important chunk of character development. One that would’ve justified such an unhinged move.
  14. Garibaldi

    Streaming service costs!

    Using Kodi on a firestick these days is a bit like paying for a service in and of itself, as since the crackdown you need to get a realdebrid membership to have any guarantee of HD sources. Each add-on now lasts a few months before it’s abandoned or gets stamped on, and you’ll find very few of the HD Korean(?) screeners that used to float around soon after a big film’s release. All that said, the sheer choice still available does make it very appealing. I greatly enjoyed and subscribed to Netflix when they tacitly allowed you to jump between regions with a VPN, but it also made me realise how good some other countries have it. When they closed the loophole, enjoying UK Netflix was pretty difficult when you knew how inferior it was to the US equivalent. Then they put the prices up and I couldn’t justify a subscription for watching one or two days a week.
  15. Garibaldi

    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    Interesting plot point. An amendent (let alone the second amendment) getting revoked would take the majority of the house and senate working together, and the support of about 2/3rds of the states in the union. Ironic that a zombie outbreak is easy to believe in comparison.
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