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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    @StefanJ

    Organization name. I think back with the original release of the toys (the big fuckers) there was one named G.I. Joe, but now it's just the organization.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    Thanks!

    Two cool things about the Ellis Version:

    * The elite soldier guys are told to work with the support stuff to figure things out. Would I be right in guessing that the support staff hardly ever figured in the old cartoon? In episode 4 one perky young researcher figures out how COBRA is managing communications. I like that.

    * And that "how" is neat. Stratospheric communication ballutes! That's on-the-drawing-board technology, not made up BS.
    • CommentAuthorwshonchell
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    It was so great! Can't wait for more!
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    Oh man, those jetpacks on the HALO jump in 6, that's straight of the toys, isn't it? I think there's one or two lurking in a box back at my parents house. All those poor, paraplegic JOEs with chunks of their spines missing so they could have various packs slapped on, though that was a moot point once the rubber bands inevitably broke and they lost everything from the hips down.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    oh wow oh wow I'm like 8 years old again. This is tooooooooo cool.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    I had a little giggle when Scarlet broke in with an EEEPC.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    Is one of these guys named "Joe?" Or is that just the organization name?


    This is fairly well answered (though maybe not entirely) in the first paragraph of the Wiki page on GI Joe.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    Dang.

    So, these Cobra guys have nanotech? There was something mechanical looking frolicking in clothing fibers.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
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    It does seem like the show is focusing on the fact that Cobra has a lot of tech that NO ONE should have yet. I wonder if/how Warren is gonna explain Zartan's teleportation/cloaking device/whatever that was.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    <img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1276/1353028403_abfe22b61d.jpg" alt="" />

    Now that's the Cobra Commander I grew up with. Thank you Warren. My childhood dreams of villainy are safe once again.
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    So Warren, having admitted to not having seen any of the original cartoons (and probably never read the comics or bought the toys), how hard was it to immerse yourself in the subject matter to get the tone right and feel comfortable enough to break it all apart and build it up again?

    Really enjoying the series, gets better each episode.
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    Well, I read a lot of Wikipedia entries and fan sites...
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    I really do look up to you, Warren.

    All drunken bullshit aside. I will be a better writer for having read your work someday.
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    Well, I read a lot of Wikipedia entries and fan sites...


    Hahahaha!

    (Sorry)
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    This has been really fun to watch. Cobra Commander's sexiness has been renewed!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    I love the way Warren spices up the episodes with the occasional dollop of real-world cool facts. I suppose it's a little too much to hope that the poor fuckers going on a 20-mile free fall packed their chutes, yes?
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      CommentAuthorBrianMowrey
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009 edited
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure they had 'chutes on their backs. It wouldn't make sense to go back down by balloon all the way, though I think the light air would let them get plenty fast enough to burn up if they jumped from where they were, so those two what fell are fucked. God damn that whole sequence was such a pure thrill to watch, jumping around on wires at the edge of gravity. The only thing missing was a cameo by Philippe Petit.

    Sword punching! Oh, oh man, yes.

    *edited for really basic syntax
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    Re: Latest episodes. Out-fucking-standing.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
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    Holy fuck, awesome cliffhangers on 7, and an absolutely awesome ninja fight in 8, quite possibly the best pair so far.