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Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by aPPmaSTer, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tWh4Z42SJk]Episode 6 online![/link]

    Raiden takes the stage in this one...with a different take on the character (played by Sanctuary's Ryan Robbins as the Thunder God).
     
  2. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    I dig it. In fact, I've pretty much disliked every episode but this one.
     
  3. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wow that one is def my fav so far!
     
  4. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Wnc8OyUj0&feature=feedu]Episode 7 - Sub Zero & Scorpy Part 1[/link]

    Another impressive episode
     
  5. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Ugly costumes.
     
  6. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I agree, ugly costumes, but kick ass episode!
     
  7. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I thought the costumes were decent. Fairly period accurate as far as that can go on an obviously limited budget. The only thing that stuck out to me was Sub-Zero/Bi-Han's face mask. Seemed a little bit too modern to fit in there. But Scorpion's worked for me.

    Also, none of those actors could speak Japanese well at all.
     
  8. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Mreh. Scorpion's costume just didn't fit very well - it looked like a costume on him, which a costume, of course, never should. I dunno what it was, it just looked cheap, and if embellishing outside the realm of period accuracy the costume of a magic superninja is what it takes...I say go for it. In fact, I had fewer issues with Sub Zero's.
     
  9. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What happened to this?
     
  10. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Who knows? Episode 9 hasn't surfaced yet and it was expected 2 weeks ago...

    Mystery.
     
  11. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Searching around, apparently they are holding off on episode 9 so that they can debut it at Comic Con in July.
     
  12. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So epi 8 is out? The last one I watched is the linked epi 7.
     
  13. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes, [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQv-kYsclSM]Here is Episode 8: Scorpion and Sub Zero (Part 2) [/link].

    I missed it being released so didn't post the link before.
     
  14. WormieSaber

    WormieSaber Jedi Master star 5

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    I love anything Mortal Kombat.
     
  15. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ok so who was that bald albino then?
     
  16. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Quan Chi. He was the new Big Bad in Mortal Kombat 4 (he also had a pretty large role in the MK TV series), supposed to be one of the most powerful sorcerers in the MK universe.
     
  17. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    oh ok. So he is allied with Shang, Shao, and Goro?
     
  18. Black-Dog

    Black-Dog Jedi Knight star 4

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    I don't have MK4, but I thought Shinnok was the chief antagonist in the game, with Quan Chi as his right-hand man.

    Quan Chi worked with Shang and Shao before, as their ally from the Netherrealm. He once teamed with Tsung in Deadly Alliance, where they murdered Kahn's clone, believing him to be the real one.
     
  19. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't think so- I didn't follow the Mk storyline for 4 and beyond very closely, but a quick search around it seems that, while he's about equal to Kahn & Tsung, he's more in control of the Netherrealm alongside Shinnok, instead of Outland. He's also involved with Scorpion's backstory, much as we saw in this episode.

    I also just now stumbled across an interesting tidbit: there was a deleted alternate ending to MK Annholation that had Shinnok conversing with Quan Chi in the Netherrealm, to set up a 3rd film.

    [image=http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8143/33871055.jpg]
     
  20. Black-Dog

    Black-Dog Jedi Knight star 4

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    Recently went over the articles of MK4, Shinnok and Quan Chi at the [link=http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_Wiki]Mortal Kombat wiki[/link]. There it said that Shinnok, a former Elder God and the endboss of MK4, rules the Netherrealm after he and Quan overthrew the previous ruler. In addition, Shinnok boosted Quan's powers for his help.
     
  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Sounds right.

    Also I should note I hadn't yet seen your post when I posted my previous one.
     
  22. Black-Dog

    Black-Dog Jedi Knight star 4

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwDyWfjb48]Episode 9 - Cyrax and Sektor[/link]

    I really be liking this episode, and is hoping for a second season.
     
  23. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, that was a really good one (though I kinda wish they could accomplish the cyborg effects without being all CGI- they are guys in suits after all).

    However, it would have been nice to have the overall plot for the season have some kind of wrap-up tag to bring all these standalones together somehow.
     
  24. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    My one gripe: "Cyrax" and "Sektor" are total robot names. They shouldn't have been their names before.
     
  25. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hmmm I wasnt all that into that last epi. I didnt like the CG element in there. I agree that the season should have came to a close instead of being all scattered about unlinked with each other.