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by TheBlackPaladin
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Long Live Chris Ayres
Replies: 66
Views: 1703

Re: Long Live Chris Ayres

KingVegetto wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:54 am
Funimation isn't to blame for what happened to Ayers, don't agree with that at all, he just got dealt a bad hand by life.
I certainly don't want to give the impression that I was blaming FUNimation for this, so I apologize if I did. The majority of the VO industry is non-union at this point anyway.
by TheBlackPaladin
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Long Live Chris Ayres
Replies: 66
Views: 1703

Re: Long Live Chris Ayres

I don’t know if being able to afford the bills would have improved his situation, but I still believe Funimation should have given him more insurance (if they didn’t give it at all). He was a well respected voice actor for DBS, after all! In non-union productions (which the dub of DBS was), actors ...
by TheBlackPaladin
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Long Live Chris Ayres
Replies: 66
Views: 1703

Re: Long Live Chris Ayres

It's such a tragedy. Even putting aside how amazing he was as Freeza, he was just a great guy in general. Not to mention incredibly funny...years ago, Ohayacon held a roast of Chris Sabat, where Chris was both the host and a speaker...and my god, he was so. Damn. Funny. May he rest in peace. PS: I c...
by TheBlackPaladin
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 11; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7210
Views: 887403

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 11; Still Unreleased

I kinda sometimes wonder, if SubZero Ice is just putthere, lurking on these boards now. I really hope not. Confession time, but I really don't care for that individual. Do I think he's lying about who he is? No, quite the opposite. But I resent the fact that he gave us so little to work with (presu...
by TheBlackPaladin
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which releases have dolbly surround 5.1 and are possible to extra bgm + sfx from?
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Which releases have dolbly surround 5.1 and are possible to extra bgm + sfx from?

Did any international releases (DVD era onward) have their own 5.1 Surround mixes with M&E tracks separate from the voiceovers in such a fashion or similar for their dubs of the series and if so which country and what release? Surly FUNimation can't be the only DBZ licensee and distributor that doe...
by TheBlackPaladin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How relevant is Barry Watson in any sense
Replies: 71
Views: 2170

Re: How relevant is Barry Watson in any sense

- 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade showcase; Al Roker pronounces "Saiyan" correctly Aaaaahhhh man!!! I didn't watch the parade that year, so I missed that. Not only is it cool that Roker pronounced it correctly, but it brings such a great level of joy to me to know that an instrumental version of Chala...
by TheBlackPaladin
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How relevant is Barry Watson in any sense
Replies: 71
Views: 2170

Re: How relevant is Barry Watson in any sense

'Ya know, it's funny, I actually started writing/adapting the English ADR scripts for a show not too long ago (can't say which one as I'm still NDA-bound, but I will reveal it's not a Dragon Ball show)...and after trying my hand at it, some of FUNimation's writing decisions make more sense to me, wh...
by TheBlackPaladin
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 11; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7210
Views: 887403

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Scott's issue with it seems to be that the pronunciations of certain words were changed to be more accurate to the Japanese pronunciations, which... isn't actually a bad thing. I understand why he would view it that way through, as his involvement with the franchise has had heavy Funimation influen...
by TheBlackPaladin
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 11; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7210
Views: 887403

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

It’s entirely likely Toei sent Funimation the master tapes of Harmony Gold’s dub when Funimation acquired the license. Whether they’re in any good condition now is another story . FUNimation definitely received some kind of materials from the Harmony Gold dub. It's remarkable how many script simila...
by TheBlackPaladin
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 11; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7210
Views: 887403

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

When this thread was made I was only like middle school age, now I'm old enough to hypothetically get married and start a family. Trying to wrap my head around that. :crazy: I hear 'ya, I was a junior in college, now I'm seeing posts from people who were kids and "grew up" with Dragon Ball Z Kai on...
by TheBlackPaladin
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You get a wish from Shenron
Replies: 107
Views: 8688

Re: You get a wish from Shenron

Why not wish for Shenron to be free? He lives in magical balls all year round and is only let out for a moment just to grant some peckerhead's selfish desire. Shenron could probably do a lot more for the world or even the universe if he wasn't trapped in a singular purpose for all eternity. I dunno...
by TheBlackPaladin
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: StreamlinePictures had Dragon Ball at one point!?
Replies: 49
Views: 2167

Re: StreamlinePictures had Dragon Ball at one point!?

If FUNimation was able to get bilingual releases out by the year 2000 I see no reason why Pioneer wouldn’t. I'm sure they would have come around eventually--they did come around eventually--but what I'm saying is, if we're talking about a hypothetical world where Pioneer got it first, that would me...
by TheBlackPaladin
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: StreamlinePictures had Dragon Ball at one point!?
Replies: 49
Views: 2167

Re: StreamlinePictures had Dragon Ball at one point!?

A thought, though: even if Pioneer got the license to the show, it doesn't necessarily mean they would have released it bilingual and uncut. Gen Fukunaga mentioned that it was apparently quite the hassle to get Toei to agree to an uncut, bilingual home video release of the TV series back when they f...
by TheBlackPaladin
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You get a wish from Shenron
Replies: 107
Views: 8688

Re: You get a wish from Shenron

SuperSunnyDee wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:08 pm
I’m not even gonna front, I’d go the Bulma route and wish for my most compatible girlfriend.

Or a lifetime supply of mangos.
Those are...very different wishes. :lol:
by TheBlackPaladin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: StreamlinePictures had Dragon Ball at one point!?
Replies: 49
Views: 2167

Re: StreamlinePictures had Dragon Ball at one point!?

4Kids did a reasonably good job with the early days of the Pokemon dub, it's true. I also have to give it props for the first eight seasons being a union dub (it went non-union for many years when 4Kids was out of the picture, only to recently go back to being union now that it's on Netflix). The sc...
by TheBlackPaladin
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You get a wish from Shenron
Replies: 107
Views: 8688

Re: You get a wish from Shenron

It just occurred to me that every once in a while, there seems to be a topic on this board that inspires some kind of philosophical, ethical or political debate that goes beyond anything Dragon Ball would ever consider covering. That happens quite often, and there's a reason for it: we're (mostly) ...
by TheBlackPaladin
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You get a wish from Shenron
Replies: 107
Views: 8688

Re: You get a wish from Shenron

It just occurred to me that every once in a while, there seems to be a topic on this board that inspires some kind of philosophical, ethical or political debate that goes beyond anything Dragon Ball would ever consider covering. That happens quite often, and there's a reason for it: we're (mostly) ...
by TheBlackPaladin
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You get a wish from Shenron
Replies: 107
Views: 8688

Re: You get a wish from Shenron

Also keep in mind, if you wish for any kind of supernatural powers, then, since this takes place in the real world, you're going to be the only person with those powers. So that could easily lead to you being corrupted by that power if no one can stop you. That thought occurred to me too, but my th...
by TheBlackPaladin
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You get a wish from Shenron
Replies: 107
Views: 8688

Re: You get a wish from Shenron

World peace and fixing climate change are the best wishes you can ask for. I would save any fun stuff like money for later. I don't have faith that Shenron would be able to resolve these issues with their level of complexity, especially for an eternity. I forgot the whole "can't wish for something ...
by TheBlackPaladin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You get a wish from Shenron
Replies: 107
Views: 8688

Re: You get a wish from Shenron

To become a God. That way I've got a crap-ton of fairly undefined powers that I could use to do some real good, and I wouldn't be limited to the outcome of just one wish. I'd use my powers to do big things like cure diseases, heal the planet, and invent space colonies, along with a few admittedly pe...