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The Final Dakar
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I hadn't thought of that to be honest, sometimes fact is stranger than fiction ...
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Jan 4, 2017, 09:21 AM
 
I giggled uncontrollably when Donny Yen showed up. It struck me about halfway through that

 


CGI characters were terrible and totally took me out of it.

The robot was fun but is the Asperger-y character that doesn't quite get it but always speaks his mind kind of a trope now? Abed in Community, Drax the Destroyer, Sheldon Cooper, even C-3PO, and more?
     
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I thought the characters fate was a given even before the trailers. Though I was surprised there wasn't at least one exception.
     
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I blacked out any previews or discussion as much as possible, so I didn't even know where this fit in with the other movies. I did hear that Vader showed back up so that wasn't a surprise, but everything else was fresh.

I watched TFA once and was fine with it, but I need to see this one again, there was a lot to take in.
     
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
If you don't my curiosity: where have you first heard it? In some kind of special forum (e. g. manga or anime forums)?
Probably online comics. I'm not huge into manga or anime, but I used to read MegaTokyo - relax, we understand j00 a bit.

Laminar, I had the same realization halfway though.
     
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Close enough...

     
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The robot was fun but is the Asperger-y character that doesn't quite get it but always speaks his mind kind of a trope now? Abed in Community, Drax the Destroyer, Sheldon Cooper, even C-3PO, and more?
I think it has been a staple in comedy for some time - Kramer is that guy, for instance - but this isn't really a comedy. I guess it is easy to write someone like that as the comic relief, and for a robot as the joker, it almost has to be that way, as it is so hard to convey subtle emotions on a metal face.
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Having had some time to think about it, I think that the reason I didn't like it is that the screenplay Does Not Make Sense, and I'm a bit sensitive to that. I thought the latest Mad Max was stupid, for instance (more because the story was essentially non-existent than because it didn't make sense) and that thing received glowing reviews and multiple awards. I like my movies to have a decent story first, before I can focus on the setting or individual acting performances. If I try to ignore the flaws in the story, I can appreciate that they did a lot of things right, and the lesser-known cast was great (ironically, Mads Mikkelsen and Forest Whitaker, the two actors (in major roles) that I knew going in to the movie, both felt miscast).
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I'm just going to have to drop this here:
 
IIRC It's a
 
That sounds right...
 

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That sounds right...
 
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Syquest drives

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Syquest drives
ah the fabulous days of handing several Syquest 44 or 88mb drives to a motorbike courier to bike over to the printer only to get a phone call 2 hours later complaining that two of the disks wouldn't mount or read properly.

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Syquest drives
perhaps the most unreliable media eva.
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perhaps the most unreliable media eva.
Thank*click*fully repla*click*ced by Zip Dr*click*ives

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Thank*click*fully repla*click*ced by Zip Dr*click*ives
Which probably were more reliable, and CERTAINLY more reliable than floppies, it is just that Iomega used a stupid marketing campaign that implied them to be perfectly reliable.
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I finally read up on what caused it. It's one of those things I always checked on in the early days and then never followed up. Essentially, two reasons: 1) Cost cutting, and 2) Bad design.

It's a damn shame because Zip disks were amazing for their time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_of_death

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That was... dull.
     
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