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Ready Player One
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:51:43 AM »
HELLS YEAH!!


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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 11:00:45 PM »
Sweet!! 

I'll second your "HELLS YEAH!!", and raise you an "Is it March yet??"  O0 
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 07:17:08 AM »
I dug the book, looking forward to the movie   :bd:
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 07:54:43 AM »
I read somewhere that Spielberg took out all the self referential material from the book.  Not that it was super important, but, it was a nice little touch (amongst all the other cultural Easter eggs I expect to remain).
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 08:38:28 AM »
Might listen to this on the way to Florida this weekend.
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 01:13:43 PM »
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 03:02:08 PM »
Dunno, I went from Gus levels of loin-moistening to lukewarm on this.

Understandable that things need to change from the book but ever new trailer they've posted up seems to have it moving further and further away from the source material.
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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 06:40:35 AM »
I heard from a source of a source (supposedly working on the film) that the Iron Giant will be fighting not only Mechagodzilla, but also Gigan. And, somewhat confusingly, that the MechaG will be "Kiryu" -- who isn't a villain like Gigan, but rather a redeemed heroic 1954 Godzilla turned into a cyborg.


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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 10:36:11 AM »
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

Me vs Barth -- DC1: Blitz

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2018, 01:34:46 PM »
More Toho Kaiju news from the film.

1.) Mechagodzilla is indeed confirmed, and is indeed Kiryu (i.e. MechaG3 from the Millennium series). This baffles me, but after all the film and book are using the characters ad hoc (not in any real context with each other), so eh.

2.) The Iron Giant wasn't in the book, and replaces Ultraman (the original one not any of the sequels), who while not a Toho Kaiju per se has close connections through Eji Tsuburaya (the guy who invented Toho's man-in-suit technology).

3.) Reportedly other kaiju in the film include Gigan (as previously heard) but also King Ghidora, Megalon, and Godzilla himself (though I haven't heard if the designs are based on any specific suits. One might suppose from this mix that they'll be referencing the two late Showa Era films which featured all those creatures, G vs. Megalon and G vs. Gigan, aka Godzilla on Monster Island).

4.) Also Gamera.

5.) Also "Clover", the original Cloverfield monster.


This means Warner Brothers at least secured the rights for using the Toho kaiju at least once. It does not necessarily mean WB secured the rights to use those characters in Legendary's Monsterverse, but that isn't impossible. (I don't know who really holds the rights to using Gamera right now, but I suspect Toho finally acquired them because he's in the upcoming street-level Toho kaiju-movie game CITY SHROUDED IN SHADOW.)
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The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Ready Player One
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2018, 01:37:51 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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