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    Anyone watching? High quality SF so far, and better than I expected what with Spielberg attached. (Not a fan of his recent work, but he's exec producer, so hands off enough for it not to be sentimental bollocks).
    Last edited by Ubik; 08-13-2014, 01:17 PM.
    Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

    Kosh: Good!

  • #2
    I've avoided the show primarily because it was overly publicized. The commercial struck me as really bad science fiction. I may reconsider based on Ubik's comments.

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    • #3
      I will check it out later on today.
      "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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      • #4
        I am about 30 minutes in to episode two. IT reminds me of nothing so much as the show "gravity" Same near future themes, ocasisonal alien stuff and paranoid NASA directions I suppose but also high production values it looks damned expensive.

        This counts as "proper" sci fi for me, my friend Shayne however, refuses to watch it as he cannot stand halle Berry.

        So, overall, I am enjying it and look forward to more.

        Phaze
        on the "This is definitely a creepy show with the visions of those gone before and I like how they don't specify the year" ID
        "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phazedout View Post
          I am about 30 minutes in to episode two. IT reminds me of nothing so much as the show "gravity" Same near future themes, ocasisonal alien stuff and paranoid NASA directions I suppose but also high production values it looks damned expensive.

          This counts as "proper" sci fi for me, my friend Shayne however, refuses to watch it as he cannot stand halle Berry.

          So, overall, I am enjying it and look forward to more.

          Phaze
          on the "This is definitely a creepy show with the visions of those gone before and I like how they don't specify the year" ID
          Yeah, it's solid. Reminds me of a lot of 90s SF shows, but with infinitely higher production values. I'm not the worlds biggest Halle Berry fan either, but she'd good in this.
          Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

          Kosh: Good!

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          • #6
            I'm currently up to date with this and am slightly disappointed with the way it's playing out. I've put my thoughts in [spoiler mode] to ensure I don't ruin anything for anyone!

            Onec we hit episode 6 onwards, Extant started to feel like an extended 'monster of the week' thing, and I had really hoped there was more depth to the Alien and its motives in coming to Earth. A real shame, as the tone of the earlier episodes really appealed to me. I'll keep wathcing to see how it concludes, but I feel it's gone downhill.

            Hopefully we'll get more information on the immortality aspect of the alien entity. But right now it feels like a slickly produced version of invasion of the body snatchers or something. Is it just me, or was there a definite shift in tone once the alien got out and started 'feeding'.


            Hopefully the show will redeem itself, there's still time!
            Last edited by Ubik; 09-04-2014, 02:27 AM.
            Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

            Kosh: Good!

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            • #7
              So this has been done for a few weeks, just wanted people's thoughts on how the season turned out?
              "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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              • #8
                Originally posted by phazedout View Post
                So this has been done for a few weeks, just wanted people's thoughts on how the season turned out?
                I still haven't seen the rest, not been motivated to come back after it turned into 'nasty alien eats people'.
                Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                Kosh: Good!

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