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  • #16
    Mythbusters, Metalocalypse, The Venture Brothers, The Boondocks
    RIP Coach Larry Finch
    Thank you Memphis Grizzlies for a great season.
    Play like your fake girlfriend died today - new Notre Dame motivational sign

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    • #17
      Originally posted by vakie View Post
      So what's the verdict on Stargate Universe?
      Well I went into it not expecting much, and the series quite surprised me, in the positive sense of the word I must say I really hate both SG-1 and Atlantis (although I DO love the original movie) and consider them the two worst sci-fi series ever. I also hate the new "re-imagined" Galactica. So it's pretty ironic that I liked the series that is labeled as a continuation of the Stargate franchise and looks like a Galactica clone

      "Universe" is shot using hand-held cameras, much like Galactica, and has an overall similar look and feel. But, contrary to Galactica, the characters seem to be pretty interesting, especially the main protagonist (or is he an antagonist?.. or something in between?), Dr. Rush. He is skillfully played by Robert Carlyle, and he pretty much owns the whole show. Others are also pretty vivid, like the fat "wiz-kid" (some solid acting here as well), or the crazy sadistic sergeant, or the bombastic colonel Female characters seem so far to be pretty pale in comparison, but we'll see.

      The story & atmosphere are quite good, although they also borrow much from Galactica - in both shows there's a group of people trapped on a big ship, experiencing problems with water, energy and whatnot. But I found the very concept of an ancient ship, travelling faster than light for thousands of years, without any steering... to be fascinating

      All in all it's nowhere near the level of B5, but the first three eps look solid. We'll see if it gets better or worse in the near future

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      • #18
        I just saw Bruce Boxleitner in last week's episode of Heroes.
        He is still in great shape. And either they have great make-up peeps hired for that show or he really doesn't look much older than he did in B5...
        Anyways, I also saw the Flashforward opening, and I have to say it got me hooked immediately. Though I'm kind of scared about what kind of BS the writers might come up with along the ride, I'm also looking forward to seeing how things will develop...
        As for SG:Universe: It's due for watching tonight. After I saw Paris Hilton killing people in the new ep of Supernatural.
        What's up Drakh?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by I love Lyta View Post
          I just saw Bruce Boxleitner in last week's episode of Heroes.
          He is still in great shape. And either they have great make-up peeps hired for that show or he really doesn't look much older than he did in B5...
          Bruce rocks, there's no question about it
          Originally posted by I love Lyta View Post
          Anyways, I also saw the Flashforward opening, and I have to say it got me hooked immediately. Though I'm kind of scared about what kind of BS the writers might come up with along the ride, I'm also looking forward to seeing how things will develop...
          Haven't given it a try yet... Is it more like an X-Files type of show?
          Originally posted by I love Lyta View Post
          As for SG:Universe: It's due for watching tonight.
          Let us know your verdict on it

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          • #20
            Originally posted by strashiLOL View Post
            Is it more like an X-Files type of show?
            No. It's also based on a conspiracy theory obviously, and the protagonists are FBI agents as well, but that's as close as it get's to The X-Files.

            Let us know your verdict on it
            I'll give you my verdict tomorrow.
            Watched Smallville and Californication instead.
            What's up Drakh?

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            • #21
              So, here's my verdict.
              First off all it's true what many have said concerning it heavily copycatting the BSG style. Heck the second the first episode started it felt like BSG all over again. However, Rush is no Baltar and Col. Young is no Admiral Adama. But somehow Eli reminded me of LOST's Hurley.
              Overall I'm not really sure whether I'm liking the show or not. I'm indifferent atm. The big concern of mine is that I have no idea about where they're trying to get with it. So I'll continue watching it, but I'll not be hanging at the edge of my seat until the next episode.
              Oh, and btw. did anyone notice that the ship is kind of looking like a damocles sword (probably hanging over the heads of everyone on it )?

              Update:
              My, this show gets worse by the week (and I never actually thought that'd be possible). I'd probably watch this week's episode, but then I'll quit on it till season's end, to see whether there's gonna happen anything interesting at all.
              Last edited by I love Lyta; 10-19-2009, 03:05 AM.
              What's up Drakh?

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              • #22
                Still undecided about SGU...I haven't spoiled myself on the plot online but....

                Possible spoiler-definite conjecture

                ...with the probable inclusion of some ancients in the crew it might just keep me watching. That wasn't a dust devil that led the Lt. to the limestone, was it?

                Possible spoiler-definite conjecture

                The ship itself definitely has a pre-programmed agenda. What could that be...

                As for other shows, I am unhappy with the cancellation of terminator:tscc. Wanted to keep watching Summer Glau whoopin patooti.

                With the positive feedback on Flashforward, I will start giving it a watch.

                F/X' Sons of Anarchy has captured my attention. I get a kick out of watching Al Bundy's wife, Katy Sagal, playing 'Jemma', being brutal.

                And Fringe can be absolutely frackin funny. You gotta love Walter. He reminds me of an Agriculture professor at U. of I..
                And I got to add...... syfy sux
                Last edited by cruiser; 10-23-2009, 04:19 PM. Reason: eliminate extra whitespace
                I had the dagger in my hand! And he has the indecency to start dying on his own.

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                • #23
                  As for other shows, I am unhappy with the cancellation of terminator:tscc. Wanted to keep watching Summer Glau whoopin patooti.
                  Summer Glau will be guesting on two episodes of DOLLHOUSE that will be airing in December.
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                  • #24
                    @cruiser:
                    Answering you question in the spoiler: No it wasn't.
                    What's up Drakh?

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                    • #25
                      Summer in the Dollhouse....hmmmm.....Sounds like a holiday retreat!!!!

                      After last nights airing of SGU, I am still somewhat undecided. I am sure it's just my dislike of being left in the dark. At least Eli is back in the game.
                      I had the dagger in my hand! And he has the indecency to start dying on his own.

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                      • #26
                        Oh my fuckin' goodness! That Light ep was so awfully predictable...
                        Makes my decision even easier. I'm out till the season finale. Though I don't hold any high hopes for it either.
                        What's up Drakh?

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                        • #27
                          SGU seems to be OK, but they need to get on with it already and start moving the story along.

                          FlashForward is holding my interest a little bit better, they seem to be moving at a good pace and the plot atleast seems interesting so far. Good to see Dominic Monaghan again.

                          V was OK, eventhough there were some issues with the plot. Let's see how it evolves from that.

                          BSG: The Plan was a disappointment, didn't really do what it promised. They can't save a story that was put together on the fly from whatever they found in the closet on the day.

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                            • #29
                              SGU is a brilliant idea in concept. It definitely has a "Stargate Pretending to be BSG" feeling, which is not a bad thing. However, it suffers from the same ailments of the other SG series: the episodes, while not self-contained, generally have generic plots with predictable solutions. When they try to be unpredictable, they're predictable. With all that being said, I will continue to watch.

                              V is awesome. It has the potential to be a great series. I laughed at the Obama ribs, too. Is a network's sci-fi series the lone voice of dissent in network TV? :P
                              Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                              • #30
                                Is a network's sci-fi series the lone voice of dissent in network TV?
                                Wouldn't TV be boring if each station was just broadcasting opiniotainment all day long like a certain cable station?
                                What's up Drakh?

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