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Old February 8 2014, 12:37 AM   #2956
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Question for the railfans among us more knowledgeable than I at these things: can you recognize what sort of consist used to masquerade as Rotalia Italia Numero...?

(Guessing that the actual Italian participants in Eurail, Trenitalia, would've asked too much to allow their trademarks to be used here.)
The train looked american to me. The engine shown seemed to be of this type: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_F7 , which to my eyes looks very "american".
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Old February 8 2014, 04:43 AM   #2957
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I remember reading in Trains Magazine a year or two back about a specialty company that rented out train consists to film companies. Wishing I could remember the name of the company...
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Old February 8 2014, 04:34 PM   #2958
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Learning something new every day - I'd never heard "consist" in this context before. Looked it up. You'd think with my family background (great-grandfather was a designer at Rogers Locomotive in Paterson NJ, uncle was a model railroader...) I'd have heard it before.
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Old February 8 2014, 05:08 PM   #2959
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Lol, I thought it was a typo.
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Old February 8 2014, 08:35 PM   #2960
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I blame Branchline for teaching me that particular usage.
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Old February 9 2014, 01:36 AM   #2961
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I was hoping for a larger Stan Lee presence. I mean, what happened to the passengers after the train was stopped?

Then again, he seemed to need assistance to walk to his seat, so maybe his health isn't up to sustaining more than a brief cameo.
Neither are his acting abilities. Short and sweet is the way to go with Stan. Then again, he could be the Clairvoyant.

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Old February 9 2014, 01:54 AM   #2962
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Unless he's talking about super hero genitalia.

Or maybe his role in Mallrats was supposed to be smaller, and that was adlibbed off the cuff?

But seriously? Why wouldn't the Thing's dick be made out of big orange bricks?

He fights the Hulk often.

If a normal guy can force Ben Grimm to his knees from a place kick to the groin, then he has no business going up against the hulk.

Did you ever wonder if Alicia Masters, the Thing's long term Sculptress girlfriend has a secret underground black market XXX Gallery where she sells busts of Thing thingies?
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Old February 9 2014, 02:13 AM   #2963
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AAAASSGHH, I can't believe I'm going to respond to you Guy, but I always thought that the Thing could never actually have "relations" and that was always part of his depression.
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Old February 9 2014, 02:16 AM   #2964
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I was hoping for a larger Stan Lee presence. I mean, what happened to the passengers after the train was stopped?

Then again, he seemed to need assistance to walk to his seat, so maybe his health isn't up to sustaining more than a brief cameo.
Neither are his acting abilities. Short and sweet is the way to go with Stan. Then again, he could be the Clairvoyant.
Yeah, unfortunately Stan isn't an actor and this scene went on too long and was really unnecessary. Stunt casting at its worst.. it was fun to notice the various Stan cameos in the movies as a sort of thank you to the creator of most of the classic era Marvel heroes but let's keep it that way.

Here it was just distracting.
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Old February 9 2014, 03:58 AM   #2965
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He had maybe a line. I don't think it was over-long, just over-hyped. Had it been a secret, I think people would have liked the surprise more.
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Old February 9 2014, 04:02 AM   #2966
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It's not stunt casting if Stan is in 90 percent of Marvel's media products at least once.

Ben had Thing twins with Alicia in Earth X, and they were adorable.

http://marvel.wikia.com/Buzz_Grimm_(Earth-9997)

I'm not fighting you, but remember Ms Marvel The She-Thing?

She should have had comparable interlocking anatomy to what Ben had going on.

Hilariously (Peter David Script) what the Gray Hulk said when he first met the She Thing: "My god Grimm! What the hell happened to you!? You look awful!!!"
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Old February 9 2014, 04:05 AM   #2967
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I don't quite get the complaints about Lee's acting. His delivery here wasn't that different from how he talks in real life, judging from interviews. No, it's not Hamlet, but if someone says scripted dialogue in a way that sounds like their everyday speech, I wouldn't call that bad acting.
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Old February 9 2014, 04:12 AM   #2968
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Being yourself is not acting.

Always playing the same character is barely acting.

I think the Stan Show is fantastic, but it is still the Stan show.
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Old February 9 2014, 04:53 AM   #2969
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But nobody's expecting Stan Lee to show up and give a moving dramatic monologue or transform himself into Sherlock Holmes or something. We're expecting him to show up and play Stan Lee. So as long as he sounds like he's speaking sincerely, ra-ther than stil-ted-ly re-ci-ting words or some-thing, I don't consider that bad acting. At worst, it's neutral acting. Bad acting is where it's obvious that you're reciting from a script or reading a cue card and speak without affect, or with unrealistically excessive or inappropriate affect/emotion.
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Old February 9 2014, 05:07 AM   #2970
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Lets do a test.

Did you believe that the character Stan was playing had just ####ed those women holding him up, and was about to #### those women holding him up?

If the answer is yes, then he is a great actor, if the answer is no, then you have not been paying attention because that is Stan Lee and the only reason that there wasn't a post wrap party orgy is Stan's 7pm sharp bedtime.
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