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Excalibur 03-15-2013 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 38322)
And wasn't that sort of the entire premise of The Final Countdown?

Except the ship that went back into the pass did absolutely NOTHING...making the entire time travel entirely pointless. Except for one crewman getting stuck and really have zero impact in history other than ending up extremely rich in the present.

In Zipang, the presence of the destroy has drastically alter specific events of history, especially the use of modern tech against WWII fighters and ships extensively.

EDIT: Here's a scene from the anime where the Mirai engages 40 fighters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9G-zfvlOQk

EDIT: This scene, the Mirai fires a Tomahawk at the USS Wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzKPYawEAc

Spartan198 03-16-2013 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by SPEMack618 (Post 38321)
There was a book similar to that in which a combined JSDF/USN carrier/amphib task force gets sucked back in time to Midway.

The Axis of Time trilogy by John Birmingham.

SPEMack618 03-16-2013 01:22 AM

Yeah, I couldn't get past the first part of the first book with the USS Hillary Clinton.

Excalibur 03-16-2013 04:03 AM

I've read bits of that series. I think it's a bit overdone with the period racism. Yes, it exists back then, but something about how the future views the past is a bit off putting at times.

A favorite part was how the future Marines schooled the 1940s with modern martial arts.

Spartan198 03-17-2013 01:12 PM

Dammit, if they don't hurry up and get that film adaption of The Boys moving, Simon Pegg is going to be too old for the lead role. :mad:

Swordfish941 03-17-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 38343)
Dammit, if they don't hurry up and get that film adaption of The Boys moving, Simon Pegg is going to be too old for the lead role. :mad:

That comic is fucked. I have a feeling that the more graphic stuff from it will be toned down a bit.

BTW, either Gerard Butler or Ray Stevenson for Billy Butcher.

Spartan198 03-17-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Swordfish941 (Post 38347)
I have a feeling that the more graphic stuff from it will be toned down a bit.

Yeah, but the superhero genre needs some big screen criticism, which is what The Boys can deliver. The message that the graphic elements of the books convey could be better received if implied rather than shown. After all, Alien was much scarier before the Xenomorph was revealed than after.

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BTW, either Gerard Butler or Ray Stevenson for Billy Butcher.
I'd say Stevenson. Butler played a great villain protagonist in Law Abiding Citizen, but he seems a bit too methodical for Butcher. Though Kevin McKidd could pull it off, if one could get past him being Scottish instead of English.

Michael Jai White for Mother's Milk, though. He even looks like the character.

Swordfish941 03-17-2013 10:59 PM

I've just started playing Borderlands 2, and it's pretty awesome. Plus, Handsome Jack is an awesome villain.

funkychinaman 03-18-2013 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 38350)
I'd say Stevenson. Butler played a great villain protagonist in Law Abiding Citizen, but he seems a bit too methodical for Butcher. Though Kevin McKidd could pull it off, if one could get past him being Scottish instead of English.

You think Kevin McKidd is too Scottish? Gerard Butler is the reason why a whole generation of kids think that ancient Greeks all spoke with thick Scottish brogues. To me, he's one of the few Brits who can't pull off an American accent. (Sean Connery and Jason Statham being another two.)

commando552 03-18-2013 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 38376)
You think Kevin McKidd is too Scottish? Gerard Butler is the reason why a whole generation of kids think that ancient Greeks all spoke with thick Scottish brogues. To me, he's one of the few Brits who can't pull off an American accent. (Sean Connery and Jason Statham being another two.)

Which one do you think can do an American accent, Kevin McKidd or Gerard Butler? If you think Kevin McKidd, watch Jorneyman and you'll change your mind.


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