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Post by Dauntless » Oct 06 2016 11:32pm

So with suddenly days of no pressure on me I'm discovering this, er, (Welsh?) TV show. I suppose it helps to be a reader, but I just gotta get me a copy of that book. A TV show about books. What else was I born to produce?

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Post by Dauntless » Dec 06 2016 6:38pm

I don't really watch divorce court, but dang, wasn't that around when I was a kid? I don't know if it's fiction or real, what little I've see it seems beyond believing. I found this and, OMG!

Judge Judy I suppose I could actually sit and watch, but it becomes painful because I can those people are real.



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Post by arkmundi » Dec 13 2016 4:38pm

Tis' the season to ..... binge watch great TV of course! Its the end of the year, and 2016 turned out to be the best year ever for great TV shows. When I watch a show, I rate it and add it to my http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031955356/ list, ranking the various shows. Advantage viewers looking for just the right show to binge on next to all the sweets, gifts, lights and other seasonal stuff. Top shows this year:
  • Game of Thrones,
  • Marco Polo
  • The Get Down
  • Black Mirror
  • The Young Pope
  • Preacher
  • The 100
  • StartUp
  • Earth's Greatest Spectacles
  • War & Peace
  • Nova
  • Storyville
  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • Roadies
  • Vinyl
  • Vikings
  • Westworld
  • The Expanse
  • Penny Dreadful
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Post by nutnspecial » Jan 30 2017 12:51am

I just heard about Mr Robot, Westworld, and Stranger Things.

A few episodes into Stranger Things, and I'm thinking I'll wish they had concluded it before I started watching lol. At least I think they'll be doing it seasonally? It's pretty damn good regardless. Pretty original.

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Post by Dauntless » Jan 30 2017 1:35am

Such an amazing thing that as these shows follow the lead of the original 'The Simpsons' to push the envelope 'The Simpsons' itself has become so insipid and politically correct as to be the worst thing on TV.
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Post by nutnspecial » Jan 31 2017 8:21am

To define a lead more completely, the largest inspiration of the largest definition of 'these shows' is of course, reality. Which strangely, by definition must be stranger.

Anyway, wow I'm blown away- WW A-1 too, but damn ST really surpirised me.

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Post by arkmundi » Feb 02 2017 5:53pm

After watching last night, had to raise The Expanse up in my Best TV Shows of 2017 listing. Really blown away by the quality of the CGI and plausible story line of space in near future solar system dominated by outposts and mining. The two episode show saw war between Earth and Mars averted, barely.

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Post by arkmundi » Feb 16 2017 11:03am

Ya' gotta love it - the Mormons have a "cathedral ship" in the the belt... The Expanse...
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Post by Dauntless » Feb 21 2017 2:52am

Perhaps I'm all too fascinated by low budget attempts at something nonHollywood. Or maybe you'll like it. The first video is their shoot back in high school with only 2/3rds complete, but they edited this together. Several years later comes their little webseries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotatio ... G7D_j6l9Qs

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Post by Dauntless » Jul 04 2017 2:45am

So these people fall all over themselves to make these halfbaked 'Star Trek' fanboy shows. Meanwhile, be it college students, effects houses, whomever, they promote themselves with these very stylish shorts that are rather short on story but sure look good. The fanboys need to take some inspiration there. The fanboys are also hoping to use their 'Star Trek' productions as calling cards, though very little offers real bragging rights.

So many of these are made in SoCal, I keep thinking I need to find a way to get involved with the people who do some professional looking effects. 'Star Trek: Horizon' was close to the mark on look. Oh, I already know those types are a closed club. But it's fun to dream.

So here's my new camera. That would turn a few heads in those crowds.

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Post by Dauntless » Sep 24 2017 10:12pm

Well, tonight is the new 'Star Trek' on CBS. So far, so bad. 10 minutes into the block, nothing interesting has happened. So far we've seen I guess the better looking starship from the leaked info. Though not so well. The really ugly title ship Discovery hasn't shown up I think. But they didn't explain which ship this was.

It ended on the east coast 2 hours before mine began, already I can see the rest of the country hated it. But it starts with a strike for the lawsuit against the Axanar fan film production and another for actually showing a promo at a fan convention that looked bad.

I think they're just forgetting why anyone wants to watch Star Trek. They need to watch certain fan films. Such as the one below.

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Post by The fingers » Sep 24 2017 10:44pm

Been watching the PBS series The Vietnam War. :cry:
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Post by Dauntless » Sep 25 2017 9:10am

Oh, it got worse. Went from boring to the "Heroine" being a psychokiller. Now where did they get the idea of this out of control war mongerer as some sort of sympathetic lead character? All the trashings left that part out.

It's plain they have no idea what makes 'Star Trek' so enduring.

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Post by nutnspecial » Dec 19 2017 9:25pm

Sometimes I think Larry David and I have the same spirit animal.

I laughed my ass off watching new season 9 last night. Good for him to keep doing the show- the man is kinda a genius, in his special way.

I wonder what the chances are they'll have season 10 out before summer? I'm at fairly certain he'll bang them out, at least compared to 2 years for the next WestWorld season.

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Post by Dauntless » Feb 11 2018 2:29am

So Irwin Allen was a Film/TV producer who was putting out some spectacular work on a budget. Such a tight budget in fact that scenes from 'The Lost World' were used in the TV 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' and Captain Crane had to get out of uniform to wear his old outfit from the earlier film.

Pity the ships of 'Lost in Space,' the ever popular Jupiter 2 and the lesser known Gemini 12. Not much resembling one another, they both appeared in the series as the Gemini 12 footage from the pilot was recycled for planet fall/crash sequences, etc. According to this the fullsize sets didn't match either one. I think their mockup for the SciFi airshow looks more like the Gemini 12 for the lack of room for a lower deck. But with the show over, Irwin Allen ordered them butchered for parts for the sets of 'City Beneath the Sea.' In the 1980's the Gemini 12 had a bad restoration and was put up at an auction. One thing Allen lacked a vision for was the memorabilia market, think of what he could have made off the two models if he'd protected them and saved them until the demand was there.

Dang, I wish this place with fullsize mockups really existed, even if they're not real spaceships it would be great for SciFi nuts like me to go inside.

https://www.scifiairshow.com/

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Post by Dauntless » Oct 21 2018 10:36pm

So this 'God Friended Me' came on after '60 Minutes,' I didn't shut t off. Suddenly they're talking about the Golden Ratio, part of their mystery for this weeks' show. They thin there's a clue in a tour, 'Seeing the universe through Fibonacci's eyes.' Dang, I think this is just the alternate reality I was meant to live in.

Oh, but I guess I should be careful to not give you the idea it's any good. The worst part is the typically forced interracial relationship, as usual they cast two actors who don't belong together and are barely aware of each other in the scenes where they're supposed to be hanging by a thread. I think the most appropriate moment came when when the guest who'd seen some 3 minutes of them in a scene suddenly bursts forth with "Can I ask why (You're not together)?" and the woman responds "Isn't it obvious?" Yes, it is obvious there's no chemistry, no chance, only pain and suffering in the audience could result from ramming this down our throats, but of course this is what Hollywood wants. So if you watch the show, you endure the miscast pairing playing the tantalizingly close game that works with the right cast on, say, 'Friends' but will fail with the wrong casting on 'God Friended Me.'

If you know 'Firefly,' you know the botched interracial marriage that played a role in killing the show. When they tried to reboot a few years later the mismatched couple was no longer married. The matchup in 'God Friended Me' is almost as inappropriate as the one in 'Firefly.'
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