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Intergalactic Gladiator
01-29-2014, 10:14 AM
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2014/01/meet_chopper_star_wars_rebels_astromech_with_an_at.php

Meet Chopper, the new Star Wars astromech droid who will show up in the next movie. He's edgy, he's grumpy. Watching that video makes me think that Chopper's going to be the Poochie to R2D2 and C3P0's droid dyad.

Network Executive Lady: We at the network want a dog with attitude. He's edgy, he's "in your face." You've heard the expression, "let's get busy"? Well, this is a dog who gets "biz-zay!" Consistently and thoroughly.

Krusty: So he's proactive, huh?

Network Executive Lady: Oh, God, yes. We're talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.

Writer: Excuse me, but "proactive" and "paradigm"? Aren't these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that. [pause] I'm fired, aren't I?

Roger Myers Jr.: Oh, yes.

silenus
01-29-2014, 10:26 AM
Jesus wept.

But of real interest at that link is speculation on the future of Deathlok on Agents of SHIELD.

Push You Down
01-29-2014, 11:13 AM
New cartoon series "Rebels" not in the new movie.

ZenBeam
01-29-2014, 11:18 AM
The OP's Simpson's quote started a little bit late. Let's try that again:
Weinstein: Uh, a dog? Isn't that a tad predictable?

Network Executive Lady: In your dreams. We're talking the original dog from hell.

Oakley: You mean Cerberus?

Network Executive Lady: We at the network want a dog with attitude. He's edgy, he's "in your face." You've heard the expression, "let's get busy"? Well, this is a dog who gets "biz-zay!" Consistently and thoroughly.

Krusty: So he's proactive, huh?

Network Executive Lady: Oh, God, yes. We're talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.

Writer: Excuse me, but "proactive" and "paradigm"? Aren't these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that. [pause] I'm fired, aren't I?

Roger Myers Jr.: Oh, yes.Yeah, gotta put that Cerberus comment back in.


Sorry, carry on.

Gangster Octopus
01-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Actually you need to start it with:

Krusty: Whaddya got in mind? Sexy broad? Gangster octopus?

Roger Myers Jr.: No, no. The animal chain of command goes mouse, cat, dog. [to the writers] D-O-G.

Uosdwis R. Dewoh
01-29-2014, 11:57 AM
But when is he getting to the fireworks factory?!:confused::mad:

Intergalactic Gladiator
01-29-2014, 12:02 PM
New cartoon series "Rebels" not in the new movie.

That makes me feel a little better.

Actually you need to start it with:

Krusty: Whaddya got in mind? Sexy broad? Gangster octopus?

Roger Myers Jr.: No, no. The animal chain of command goes mouse, cat, dog. [to the writers] D-O-G.

Aha, so they got that idea from your name!

pancakes3
01-29-2014, 12:04 PM
The depressing thing is that they decided to rehash R2 instead of creating something entirely new and iconic. Everything is a derivative of something that was original and groundbreaking.

grude
01-29-2014, 12:05 PM
And how do we know this droid won't get er "killed" off in the first episode?

Come on it is Dave Filoni, he inserted so much subversive and interesting shit in The Clone Wars I am not worried.

terentii
01-29-2014, 12:37 PM
"His third leg is just a single wheel."

Oh, how the mind boggles! :eek:


He can do Shatneresque gestures if he chooses.

That, I'd love to see! :cool:

jayjay
01-29-2014, 12:44 PM
It's amazing what context can do for you. When I thought this was for the next movie, my mood was really low. When I found out it was for a TV cartoon series, I was fine. A combination of Bender, Marvin and B.O.B. is fine for one of the SW TV shows, but not for a movie.

dracoi
01-29-2014, 01:11 PM
The depressing thing is that they decided to rehash R2 instead of creating something entirely new and iconic. Everything is a derivative of something that was original and groundbreaking.

To be fair, the astromech droid is a staple in the Star Wars universe. The very first movie featured several of them. Jedi have light sabers and fighter jocks have astromech droids.

LawMonkey
01-29-2014, 01:16 PM
To be fair, the astromech droid is a staple in the Star Wars universe. The very first movie featured several of them. Jedi have light sabers and fighter jocks have astromech droids.

For reasons not entirely clear, it's preferable to have your avionics (spaceonics?) in a separate unit that you can remove from your craft to toddle around with you on the ground.

gnoitall
01-29-2014, 01:32 PM
For reasons not entirely clear, it's preferable to have your avionics (spaceonics?) in a separate unit that you can remove from your craft to toddle around with you on the ground.Well, you get the damn system configured the way you want, with your preferences and your default settings and menu structures, and then you lose it all when they assign you to another fighter. Unless you can take the system with you!

Like "Roaming Profile", except it doesn't suck.

grude
01-29-2014, 01:36 PM
For reasons not entirely clear, it's preferable to have your avionics (spaceonics?) in a separate unit that you can remove from your craft to toddle around with you on the ground.

Uh did you watch the prequels? It is obvious the advantage the independent unit offers, in TPM R2 has to go repair damage to hull.

Mahaloth
01-29-2014, 03:00 PM
So...not in the new movie then?

Rebels is a show, isn't it?

Fear Itself
01-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Who is "Ortoo"?

Labtrash
01-29-2014, 03:35 PM
I have a bad feeling about this.

An Gadaí
01-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Who is "Ortoo"?

It's Irish for R2.

Fear Itself
01-29-2014, 04:22 PM
It's Irish for R2.Ah. I didn't catch the accent. Feck him.

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