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Amph Absolute Worst Cliffhangers

Discussion in 'Community' started by I Are The Internets, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    According to Wikipedia thirteen episodes aired.

    I didn't catch it when it came out, but I caught it on DisneyXD.

    It was actually pretty good. The animation was a little rough around the edges, but a lot of cartoons are that way early on.

    And yeah, the ending was very sudden.

    Speaking of cliffhangers and Marvel cartoons.....Wolverine and the X-Men. Surprisingly, despite having Wolverine in the title it was actually pretty good. I didn't bother watching it when it came out, but I caught up later and was shocked that Wolverine didn't completely dominate the show. Actual X-Men and their classic villains were involved. Reminded me of the original X-Men animated series.

    The first season involved stopping an apocalyptic future brought on by Master Mold.

    By the end of the first season it appeared they succeeded, only to get a vision of the Age of Apocalypse.

    Then it got cancelled. Too bad, it looked awesome.
     
  2. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    The Sylvester Stallone movie, hands down.
     
  3. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  4. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    What, do I have to quote him to agree with him or something?
     
  5. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    I never saw that particular episode (I only saw like the first three or four), but I read about it online. It sounded as if Marvel's bankruptcy in the late '90s played a factor in the show not getting renewed more than anything.
     
  6. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Stop or My Mod Will Shoot
     
  7. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I'm wondering how bad the cliffhanger for The Hobbit: DOS will be? Will there be much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the movie theater? Are people even still interested in seeing this? I haven't really seen any promotional material as of late.
     
  8. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    I don't think DOS will be that bad. We KNOW that DOS is the middle passage in a trilogy and will eventually resolved. The bad cliffhangers are the ones that never get resolved.
     
  9. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    The year long wait will be bad though for people who are impatient or dying.
     
  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Try having to wait three years to find out if Vader was really Luke's father or if Han Solo survived.

    That was the worst cliffhanger of any movie in my lifetime.

    I'll be waving my cane around at anyone who *****es about cliffhangers in DOS. Go read the book you damn kids.
     
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  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yeah and that was before internet too! I just can't fathom what people did before message boards! Did you guys send smoke signals to each other speculating about the next SW film?;)
     
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  12. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    No, we just spoke to each other. Face-to-face. A frightening concept, I know.
     
  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    And you guys had to play outside too! That must've been very dangerous.
     
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  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I remember pretending to be either Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia and role-playing the ANH rescue with a jungle gym as our Death Star.

    Dangerous, dangerous times, I tell you.

    And listening to all the guys at school talk about computer animation and how awesome Jabba the Hutt looked, and my response was "*yawn* Does Han get out of there alive or not?"
     
  15. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I didn't start using the internet until about 2003-04 when I was about 12, so I was playing outside and stuff. Cliffhangers were far more unbearable during my Saturday morning cartoons though.
     
  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    My kids play outside; my oldest even proved how dangerous the jungle gyms are by falling off the top of one and breaking his wrist when he was four.

    As far as TV show cliffhangers, it seems to me that they've gotten worse in the days of Internet discussions and DVD box sets, especially season finales. Maybe "worse" isn't the right word...more suspenseful?
     
  17. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  18. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not really. The point was that peace was needed between the humans and the machines. As Cypher demonstrated in the first film, not everyone can and should be freed, because the harsh reality of truth is too unbearable for some people. That's why Neo said that choice was required. Those who wanted to be free, should be freed. Those who wanted to stay, shouldn't be forced out. Humans and machines need each other and that was something that both sides needed to accept. Every time the Architect tried to force the equation to balance, it became unbalanced again. By leaving things alone and letting people have a choice, then a balance of a different sort was established, which is what the Oracle wanted all along. Hence she played a dangerous game with Neo as the catalyst for change. If something bad should happen again, then another Neo will emerge.
     
  19. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Well the way you put it, I suppose it makes a little more sense. I just wanted more Matrix movies.
     
  20. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    not just outside - growing up in Queens we played whiffle ball and two-hand touch football in the STREET.!

    Back to cliffhangers, I also watched the mother of all cliffhangers when it originally aired - who shot JR is still the gold standard.

    Also, since the ESB-ROTJ cliffhanger was mentioned, I vividly remember a non-cliffhanger: this nice little film called Star Wars. Luke destroys the Death Star, he and Han pock up their medals from Princess Leia. The End. Thank you and have a nice day.
     
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  21. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I didn't watch the "who shot JR?" cliffhanger but I remember everyone discussing it on the school bus the next day. And the day after that. And the day after that.
     
  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    The Best of Both Worlds cliffhanger is indeed a great one which is a damn shame since Part II of that episode begins so anti-climactically.
     
  23. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There was no way to get around it other than the weapon didn't work and the Enterprise isn't badly damaged.
     
  24. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I thought Locutus' "your resistance is hopeless......number one" was a nice start to the second half.
     
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  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Anyone remember the FPS PS3 game Resistance 2 back in 2008? Now that was an effective cliffhanger!