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Nixorbo

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« Reply #40 on: 09-05-2002 02:05 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I think those crapping on DBZ's design are a little too spoiled by the computer animation that Futurama employs.

Computer animation nothing.  The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had better animation.

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"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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Nurdbot

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« Reply #41 on: 09-05-2002 02:55 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Dragonball Z.
Now I'm not a big-time lawyer [crowd gasps!]
but isn't that show about collecting dragon balls, how many of them are there, 7? 10? idunno.
Anyway, how long does it take to collect a few frickin balls?

Beyblade, and Pokemon, Digimon, etc.
A pure evil concept of making a simultaneous toy and cartoon for making lots of moola.

CHIN-POKOMON!!!!!
I GOT "SHOE", HE'S THE BEST ONE!!!

He's right.Down with Crappy American Dubs.

Eastenders should end.God it's been on since 1985 !!!!,I hate the show.Kill it.Kill it NOW !!!


evan

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« Reply #42 on: 09-05-2002 11:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
*Computer animation nothing. The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had better animation.

And TMNT also had a higher budger for animation, probably. But, as I said before, when BANDAI took the rights to DBZ, the animation quality went up 10 fold. To compare the quality of early DBZ to later DBZis comparing 1st Season Simpsons to 3rd and higher season of the Simpsons.
evan

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« Reply #43 on: 09-05-2002 11:48 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2002 11:48 »

Oh, and just to answer the question of that West Layfette scumbag...here is evidence of the supposed "no characterization" of DBZ.

Character One:
Piccolo
The physical manefestation of the evil side of Earth's Guardian, Piccolo swore that he would kill Goku because he viewed him responsible (and rightly so) for the death of his father, Piccolo-Diamno. However, his revenge was put on hold by the arrival of the first Sayian, Radditz, and, during the ordeal, Goku was killed. (It should be noted that Goku was holding Radditz when Piccolo shot both of them, so maybe it wasn't as accidental as it seemed).

Due to circumstance, it was up to Piccolo to train Gohan, the son of the man he hates more than anything, even vile Purdue scum, in order to help the Earth (and himself) when the remaining Sayians attacked. Through the training, Piccolo eventually felt compassion for the orphaned boy, and through continued exposure to Gohan, Piccolo is eventually "redeemed" and becomes, well, as less evil as a manifestation of evil can be.

Piccolo is also a 7ft tall, green-skinned Namek. He had never visited his homeworld, in fact never knew it existed until the arrival of the Sayians, and only first saw it after his people had been systematically exterminated by the tyrant Frieza. In one word, Piccolo is the spiritual center of the show.

Unfortunately, there are no good Anime Music Videos about Piccolo.
evan

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« Reply #44 on: 09-05-2002 11:54 »

Character Two:
Gohan

The son of the strongest man on earth, Gohan just really wants to be allowed to be a normal kid. He knows he has great power deep within him, but would rather not fight unless he has to. However, he will fight when he needs to, and eventually his duty to his friends and people make him a worthy fighter. Gohan's humanity softens Piccolo's hard edges, and Gohan still looks for Piccolo when he needs guidance.

His undying devotion to his father often makes him seem a little too willing to try and save Goku, but cannot be faulted for protecting his father and mentor. The two learn to fight side by side and eventually equal in power when Gohan is around 11 yrs of age. Gohan is perhaps the strongest of the team, though he never takes things very seriously until he has to.

Recommended AMV: Three Doors Down: "Kryptonite"
evan

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« Reply #45 on: 09-05-2002 12:06 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2002 12:06 »

Character Three:
Krillin

A short, bald, monk, Krillin has been Goku's best friend since their childhood training with Master Roshi. Krillin is the most powerful pure human alive; but, is usually surrounded by more powerful non-humans (Sayians, half-Sayians, Nameks, andriods). He knows that he has little chance competeing with them, and so he appears to be a great coward. He will fight when needed to, but knows that he can do very little in the big picture. Even though, he is still a wise-ass, and usually yelling slurs from the side-lines.

Perhaps Krillin's most important moment was when he had the means and could have very well destroyed Andriod 18. He had a remote designed to set off the bomb in her chest and prevent further chaos, but he could not bring himself to destroy her. (Also, it should be noted, that Android 18 was constructed to be a very tall, very blonde, very beautiful killing machine who once showed mercy to Krillin, which shows why he found himself in such a position.) He could have prevented the death of his friends and innocents, but, instead, his feelings toward her made him let her go. Then, as soon as he destroyed her remote, she was destroyed and her engery absorbed by the Andriod Cell, making him achieve "perfection." Because of his actions, many more innocent people (as well as Goku)died because of his inactions. He has never forgiven himself for screwing up the one opportunity where *he* was the most important person.

Recomended AMV: Lit's "Over My Head"
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« Reply #46 on: 09-05-2002 12:35 »

Wow, a quadruple post!
M5438

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« Reply #47 on: 09-05-2002 13:19 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2002 13:19 »

Fine, so the characters are okay. . . . but only if you watch the show for awhile.  To the casual critic they are "The Big Green Badass", "The Annoying Kid", and "Smartass the Wonder-Midget."
evan

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« Reply #48 on: 09-05-2002 18:10 »

Oh, looks like I win!   evil laugh And I didn't even get to the really interesting characters yet (Vegeta and Trunks). Most of the characterization in the show comes betwen those two.

The point being is simply this: if you only watch a show for only a few minutes, of course you'll see only the easy sketches of characters. Just like people new to Futurama will see only "one-eyed alien" or "alcoholic robot" the first few times they see it. It's all about giving it time.

Now, can we all just please go back to mocking Friends and how its overstayed its welcome?   big grin
M5438

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« Reply #49 on: 09-05-2002 18:12 »

Fair enough.  We'll stop fighting.
evan

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« Reply #50 on: 09-05-2002 18:21 »

Fine, this fight may be over...but one day, either IU or Purdue will be up in flames, and they'll have us to thank for it!

  big grin

Good showing, old chap.
Kryten

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« Reply #51 on: 09-06-2002 00:44 »

Y'know what was on TV Land tonight? That's right... the "Happy Days" where Fonzie jumps the shark!

You think they knew what they were starting at the time?
aslate

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« Reply #52 on: 09-06-2002 08:22 »

 
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Originally posted by TSN-Bot:
red dwarf season eight was better than like the last two seasons. so if it died, it came back to life again.

I still thing RD 8 was still a good series of it, but it's not dead. They're making a movie and after that they are returning for season 9. I predict groans from some and cheers from others!


nixon!

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« Reply #53 on: 09-11-2002 12:30 »

Barney that stupid dinosaur or teletubbies!!
Scoopy doo, powerpuf girls, tom and jerry, digimon, junior poochini, bob the builder...  sleep

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #54 on: 09-11-2002 15:37 »

Wait a minute...

 
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By totalnerduk:
which of your favourate TV shows have run on way over their own expiration date?

Nixon!, are you saying Barney and the teletubbies are some of your favorite shows?
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