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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:04:38 AM

On side note, I'm bit confused why did Spielburg change Hammond in Jurassic Park movie more sympathetic character. I mean, apparently he could identify with whole "show children the dinosaurs" thing, but didn't book make it clear it was all for money and greed?

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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:10:08 AM

[up]That's not really a diversity and representation question.

Presumably Spielberg thought having too many asshole human antagonists would detract from the dinosaur action.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:12:06 AM

I'm with Cinema Sins on that regard: The books don't matter. He's hardly the first person to rewrite a character to better suit their silver screen tastes.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:48:30 AM

Oh oki, I can ask different jurassic park related question then?

Does anyone else feel like the scene with Hammond being like "I should go instead of you because uh you know" and the dr. Sattler being like "we can discuss sexism when we get back" that if Jurassic Park was new movie released this year, that scene would result in anti sjw folks to be like "Sexism existing was mentioned, this movie is now too SJW"?

Umm, or wait, is that question still off topic? Well its still kinda depressing. But yeah, I think lot of classic movies would get tons of dumb complaints if they were released today tongue

Edited by SpookyMask on Mar 6th 2019 at 12:49:14 PM

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Mar 6th 2019 at 3:04:48 AM

[up]Oh the anti-SJW crowd would definitely have flipped their shit over that.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 4:58:16 AM

Even in the 90s, that bit seemed very gratuitous to me.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 5:06:42 AM

Well even if you thought it was unnecessary, it wouldn't have been enough big deal to make it years lasting internet argument tongue

Edited by SpookyMask on Mar 6th 2019 at 3:06:59 PM

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Mar 6th 2019 at 8:40:25 AM

So Freeform has an upcoming alternate history series called Motherland: Fort Salem and well...

Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, Motherland: Fort Salem follows three young women — two of them played by Taylor Hickson and Jessica Sutton — from basic training in combat magic into early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world — but with supernatural tactics and weapons.

https://deadline.com/2019/03/freeform-orders-motherland-fort-salem-drama-series-1202569752/

So what do you guys think are the chances of this not being ridiculously tone deaf?

Mar 6th 2019 at 8:42:38 AM

Problem 1: there was no US government 300 years ago. Idiots.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 8:44:26 AM

alternate America,which possible means it was founded a lot sooner in their timeline [up] Bit quick to label as a Bright alike

Edited by Ultimatum on Mar 6th 2019 at 4:44:48 PM

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Mar 6th 2019 at 8:48:47 AM

[up] Sorry for jumping to conclusions.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 8:49:42 AM

[up][up][up][up] I mean, it's not saying that there was America 300 years ago. Just that the point of divergence is 300 years ago. It's like if I said "set in an Alternate America where Christopher Columbus wasn't an asshole and actually made peace with Natives in 1492" (yes, I'm aware that's a less believable premise than witches being real and non-persecuted) is it's not claiming that America was around in 1492, just that the point of divergence was then.

Edited by Larkmarn on Mar 6th 2019 at 11:49:56 AM

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Mar 6th 2019 at 8:50:35 AM

No need to apologise!

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Edited by Ultimatum on Mar 6th 2019 at 4:51:10 PM

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Mar 6th 2019 at 9:25:11 AM

There's also the issue that witches as they're protrayed never existed.

So it's less of an alternative history and mjore "It's completely fiction because the scenario would be aboslutely impossible."

Mar 6th 2019 at 11:04:15 AM

Alternate history fans have a term for that: Alien Space Bats.

Though that synopsis does seem poorly worded all around. "This totally could have happened if one small thing had been different!" I guess you could argue that it's sorta in-universe, but it's still weird.

Not to mention that it's perpetuating the myth that there were witches in Salem who got persecuted. There were no witches, by any definition of the word, just townspeople accusing each other.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:29:48 PM

Ooof...

Warner Bros. boss offered film roles to actress in exchange for sex.

Guess who was also involved in the whole scheme?note 

Edited by Mario1995 on Mar 6th 2019 at 5:30:59 AM

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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:32:39 PM

Christ Almighty.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:41:14 PM

What a disgusting pig. M84's signature applies yet again.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 3:08:29 PM

I mean, it's not saying that there was America 300 years ago. Just that the point of divergence is 300 years ago. It's like if I said "set in an Alternate America where Christopher Columbus wasn't an asshole and actually made peace with Natives in 1492" (yes, I'm aware that's a less believable premise than witches being real and non-persecuted) is it's not claiming that America was around in 1492, just that the point of divergence was then.

Hah, I didn't notice this. USA as a nation didn't even exist, thought the colonies did and the trials were actually 400 years ago. So is a double wording error.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 3:19:37 PM

For the record, the US will be 243 this July. I figured they just rounded up to 250 for brevity's sake, and then rounded up again for the heck of it.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 3:23:17 PM

[up] It might not even be that, we might be reading it wrong. A lot of Alternate History works have a "In a alternate [country] where [stuff happenned differently]" intro.

Basically what Lanmark said.

Edited by KazuyaProta on Mar 6th 2019 at 6:26:29 AM

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Mar 6th 2019 at 4:29:28 PM

Huh, makes me realize again I might be alive for the tricentennial

There’s bound to be sources for the history of the first two and it will be interesting to compare

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Mar 6th 2019 at 7:29:32 PM

[up]x7 An ugly reminder that the Casting Couch is still a thing. Blech.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 9:03:45 PM

"Rape Day" will not be released on Steam. Couldn't figure out how to post Valve's announcement directly, but that article has the announcement quoted in its entirety.

Besides, the official announcement just has a bunch of comments from people blaming SJWs for ruining everything despite admitting they never had any interest in playing this game.


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