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Old 05 August 2019, 14:36   #61
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WTF??

Has anyone seen Another Life yet? Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) from BSG new series is lead role.
I'm watching it right now. It's terrible

They have faster than light drives, computers that can produce a realistic hologram-based AI which perfectly replicates a human intelligence and their tablet tech is like 2 inches thick and housed in plastic.

As said, they can perfectly recreate a human intellect, but there's no way in hell any of those people on that ship should be there - none of them are at all psychologically suited to a mission of that importance. They have computers that powerful yet can't decode a signal - some rando from the internet figures it out.

They wear clothing very, very similar to ours despite being what has to be hundreds of years in the future, and their social interactions are the same as ours, as is their language. Firefly this is not.

It's still fun to watch though, even if it is a car-crash sci-fi wise.
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They wear clothing very, very similar to ours despite being what has to be hundreds of years in the future
Ah but fashion is cyclical.
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Old 05 August 2019, 15:28   #63
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That is true, and due to that I'd expect to see a lot more diversity in clothing covering many hundreds of styles - but they don't. They're very much rooted in styles we have right now.

...and if that's the only objection to my rant then I think I did quite well
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Old 05 August 2019, 15:33   #64
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Yeah the rest is B.S., that far in the future everyone will have lost the ability to speak.
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Old 15 August 2019, 12:12   #65
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Okay I'm stuck in anime mode here but I ran across another one that I fell in love with and it's quite topical when it comes to EAB: Hi Score Girl.

Imagine an anime series in which the characters are addicted to retro arcade machines and home consoles and actually play them in the show itself. Imagine that the first episode has Street Fighter 2 and Final Fight and even shows off some tricks you can do in them. Imagine that further episodes even have Mortal Kombat and Space Harrier and touch upon consoles such as the PC Engine.

Well - that's this friggin' Anime.

There is also some sappy high school romance stuff in there but it's actually fun to watch, the show has quite a lot of audio-visual humor with some odd characters, notably a love interest in the form of a rich girl who does not seem to speak at all and excels at any and all game she touches.

Ab-so-lute-ly love it.
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Netflix's the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance landed yesterday, it's a 10 part series of about an hour a pop so that's a lot of new Dark Crystal content all up in my childhood. The show acts as a prequel, telling you the events that led up to the original movie.

So far I've seen the first episode... it's fantastic. So beautifully crafted. A perfect blend between puppetry and CGI, this is how you make dark fantasy shows. The voice acting is excellent too; most voices for original characters are done by new actors but they manage to get really close to the originals. Mark Hamill as the scientist is great but he does get a little stuck in his Joker voice now.

Of course the show does have Prequilitis - you know exactly where things will be going which takes the surprise out of it. But who cares - puppetry is still alive and kicking and it makes me happy.
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Couple of good (and short) series on Amazon at the moment, the boys about a bunch of superheros, cannot really say much as it will give away the plot (guess you can use the internet if you want to find out. It's based on the comics of the same name and follows some of the storylines. It's very dark and well worth the watch, as is Good Omen's you will know about this due to the stupid christian group that tweeted Netflix (remember it's on Amazon lol) to stop making it, queue funny replies from Netflix and Amazon.

It's about the first angel and devil ever on earth and how they have grown to be neither good or bad. It's pretty funny in parts and well worth the watch.

Amazon seem to be in the space where Netflix were a couple of years ago, short series banging through the plot, rather than the 4 episodes of nothing-ness midway through Netflix now add.
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Bashing my way through MindHunter season 2 on Netflix and damn if it's not just as good as season 1.
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It is. Still a great TV show. Though the serial killer interviews are a bit shorter here, the second half of the seaon shifts the focus to the Atlanta child murders (1979-1981) and the help in profiling the potential killer.

Has anybody watched "The Boys" yet? This is so much fun since Karl Urban gives another entertaining performance. So much better than the other "diffferent" Super Hero shows like "The Umbrella Academy" or "Doom Patrol".

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Big fan of the comics - read them all way back. Seven years? Seems longer. Anyway, yep - the TV show is just different enough, but with the same characters and premise which is such a big hook from the comics. And most of the incidents involving the supers are the same...

Really looking forward to Season 2
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Just wondering if anyone is watching Graham Norton Show? Like to hear others opinions about the show...
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I watch it occasionally, generally quite like it. Not a regular watcher though...
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Just wondering if anyone is watching Graham Norton Show? Like to hear others opinions about the show...
I love it, even if I don't see a show on tv I generally see one or two clips on Youtube in a day. I can probably post a top-100 favourite moments list. When a guest is not particularly interesting or even a little boring, the other guests tend to pull them out of their shell. There is just never a bad show.

The show looks quite genuine, that's probably the most fun of it. Every show looks like there is a sort of script but people just don't stick to it. Graham himself most of all, the more things go off the rails the better it is.
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While visiting USA few months back, Graham gave little secret to Stephen Colbert here -best way to ease guest at show - offer drinks, get them drunk and talk while drinking... this of course sometimes went bit too far, if you don't know what I mean - just search Graham Norton show and Mickey Rourke or Mark Wahlberg.

Graham always comes well prepared, but even if there is a script, it looks like he is not afraid to take it anywhere form original idea... By far one of the best shows out today.
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Yeah but Mark Wahlberg was already hammered before the show started That is probably my least favorite episode, he becomes an annoying little shit when drunk.
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Yes, true that he was already drunk, and you can clearly see that he was annoying everyone on stage. Still, they handled him quite well.

Some of my favorite episodes include Miriam Margolyes. With her you never know what comes next...
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Some of my favorite episodes include Miriam Margolyes. With her you never know what comes next...
Pfff, the episode with Will.I.am. The whole discussion about the word "like"... now that's quality television.

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And then out of nowhere she tell a story about taking a random dude home to give him a BJ. I think that was a different episode, but damn... you don't expect that to come from the mouth of an aging, small, plump, intelligent and well-spoken lady.
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She was in many episodes, and it was always fun to watch. Like episode about waiting with Graham to meet Dolly Parton... and followed about story that ass*oles are ass*oles...

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There is material for more than one episode just with her...

Ol' lady that always say what is on her mind... and often turns out to be funny...
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Not sure if anyone has seen new documentary 'Taken at birth' on TLC channel (USA).

It is just scary to think that this was going on for over 30 years in USA, where Dr. Hicks was taking kids from parents and selling them on black market.

We first heard about this when my wife read 'Before we were yours' novel by Lisa Wingate, based on similar scandal.
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Well i have a vast Tee.Vee collection from Documentaries, Single Episodes, Full Seasons, some great and some just fantastic and work keeping for watching many years from then and now. Going to list just a few of my favorites Tee.Vee series in no particular order.

666.Park.Avenue, 12.Monkeys, Alcatraz, Alphas, Bates.Motel, Black.Sails, Blindspot, Boardwalk.Empire, Borgia, Breaking.Bad, Dolls.House, Elementary, A town Called Eureka, Falling.Skies, Fear.The.Walking.Dead, The Walking Dead, Firefly, Fringe, Game.Of.Thrones, Grand.Designs, Halt.And.Catch.Fire, Hannibal, Homeland, Lost, Marvels.Agents.Of.S.H.I.E.L.D, Mr.Robot, Peaky.Blinders, Person.Of.Interest, Quatermass.And.The.Pit, Randall.&.Hopkirk, ReGenesis, Ripper.Street, Sanctuary, Sarah.Connor.Chronicles, Stargate.Universe, The.Americans, The.Blacklist, The.Blacklist.Redemption, , The.Expanse, The.Man.In.The.High.Castle, The.Purge, The.Sopranos, The.Simpsons*, The.Walking.Dead, Travelers, Under.The.Dome, Vikings, Westworld, Z.Nation, Zoo.

*I have every single episode inc all the specials and all seasons 1/30 and await S031.

So thats amost all my favorite Tee.Vee Series More or Less.

ps: if your wondering about the "." in between the names its just old habbits AKA - The Scene Rules Thing.
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