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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12)
04/08/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 04/08/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12)
Friday:
9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
Next week:

Final season of Eureka starts...

Also a Top Gear live thread starts..
1 posted on 04/08/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; Thorliveshere; Proud_texan; reed13k; ...



2 posted on 04/08/2012 3:42:39 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

Is “The Killing” considered SF? New season starts tonight.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 3:46:49 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Mormon missionaries are Christianophobe bigots denigrating Christian faiths.)
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To: greyfoxx39
I believe the new season of The Killing started last week. I had no interest in watching that thing again after last year. I gave up on it about 2/3s thru, tried to watch one ep after that and they spent the entire episode (which was the third to the last, close to finding out the killer, oh, wait...) searching for her missing teenage son. I felt like I was watching a "group" session or something.

First, I thought it might be intriguing, then, I was just so bored with it, then -- I tuned in to the last episode simply to find out who killed the girl; but, they decided to get cute and not tell you.

The ratings have gone down quite a bit from last year's, so I'm pretty sure a lot of people felt the same way I did.

4 posted on 04/08/2012 3:52:25 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: KevinDavis
I thought Eureka never lived up to its potential.
They fell short of real science, or any genuinely interesting what-if-this-was-real science stories.
Instead, all I saw was a Hollywood-science-spoof comedy.

5 posted on 04/08/2012 3:54:00 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: KevinDavis

Have you seen this new teaser trailer for season seven of Doctor Who?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5iwoRA2Cas

From what I have read the season won’t start until late 2012 and will have six episodes plus the Christmas special. That probably means late October or early November.


6 posted on 04/08/2012 3:55:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BitWielder1

I liked Eureka early on but it never took a real hold with me. It got so predictable. I would have liked more real science based stuff instead of the outlandish techno-babble that rivaled Star Trek TNG.


7 posted on 04/08/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m looking forward to the next round of the Doctor!


8 posted on 04/08/2012 4:06:20 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: KevinDavis
Been watching Fringe on Netflix. LOVE IT. Should have watched from the start.

Since this is a slow week for Science Fiction on TV, I thought I would share a few pictures I found on the web:

Here's an idea for a new Star Trek cast...

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And an idea to replace the cast of Firefly...

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Another Star Trek Cast proposal...

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Firefly, featuring Good Ol' Malcolm Reynolds, By Charles M. Schulz:

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And finally, Like Father, Like Daughter...

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9 posted on 04/08/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
the "new" star trek (firefly ed. :) looks interesting...
battle with the fernigi over acquired items..

Lucy as an orion slave girl.
Charlie Brown as Captain
Linus as chief science officer
Lucy (the dr. is in :) as the chief medical officer
shroder as the chief engineer officer.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 5:11:04 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
LOL!
or the good 'ol Malcolm; is great, too.

11 posted on 04/08/2012 5:15:06 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: KevinDavis

Anyone looking forward to the new Total Recall?


12 posted on 04/08/2012 5:16:25 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Only if they have the gal with the three mammary glands.


13 posted on 04/08/2012 5:36:58 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: KevinDavis

Also Borgias and Deadliest Catch LOL!


14 posted on 04/08/2012 5:44:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: LibertarianLiz

I watched a couple of The Killing episodes. By they time they were on their 3rd person accused, I gave up. It seems they were making it up as they went, and kept getting side tracked on irrelevant subjects.

There isn’t much SciFi on any more.

I noticed via On Demand that a few major motion pictures of the scifi variety are coming later this spring.

Project Prometheus (IIRC) is one.


15 posted on 04/08/2012 6:32:55 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis

16 posted on 04/08/2012 6:33:22 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Vince Ferrer
Anyone looking forward to the new Total Recall?

I may get smacked for saying this but I was not to thrilled with the first one. The special effects were adequate but the story seemed unevenly paced with no real depth to the characters

17 posted on 04/08/2012 7:04:59 PM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: verga
It was a good movie, but it was not great, I agree. If you want to think about its potential and what it could have been, look no further than Blade Runner, both of which sprung from Philip Dick's works. Both of them blur the boundary between what is real and what is not, to the point whaere the characters can't trust their own memories or know who is real or not.

But Blade Runner takes on themes of life and death and reality, and make the viewer think about them. While Blade Runner endures and has grown into being considered a classic, Total Recall was a big budget drive in movie.

The trailer for the new Total Recall actually looks more like Blade Runner than the original Total Recall.

18 posted on 04/08/2012 7:30:04 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: KevinDavis

Any reason “Being Human”, “Lost Girl” and “Grimm” aren’t on this list?


19 posted on 04/08/2012 8:35:15 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Vince Ferrer

How about “Soylent Green”? “Mysterious Island”? “Abyss”? “Robinson Caruso on Mars”?...”Silent Running?...wait, that would be to easy, boring and predictable. Besides, they couldn’t find any one who could come close to Bruce Dern’s performance....”Forbidden Planet’ would be a good one to think about.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 8:59:36 PM PDT by Rainwave (Happy Easter! and happy Passover!...still praying for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
The trailer for the new Total Recall actually looks more like Blade Runner than the original Total Recall.

I will eagerly await your review and then decide if it is worth it. But I have generally been disappointed by remakes, Psycho, Beyond the stars , Clash of the Titans.

21 posted on 04/09/2012 4:28:39 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Vince Ferrer

throw in imposter, paycheck, a scanner darkly and minority report- the books/ short stories were all great, but the movies did not come close to living up to the originals.

but if you want to conisder the worst of all story to movie adaptations for blown potential, gotta look at gibson’s johnny mneumonic.


22 posted on 04/09/2012 5:37:18 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; wally_bert
They are obviously gearing up more for the US market. Hardly surprising - its still the biggest one out there, certainly for english speaking audiences - and as has been said numerous times on these threads, there's a marked lack of commpetition at the moment.

However, I'm not so sure about the trailer. They only have clips from about three episodes there, and the gunfighter thing seems to predominate. That worries me a bit. The British are notoriously bad at making westerns. But, Dr Who has a habit of surprising me, so maybe it will all pan out!

23 posted on 04/09/2012 8:20:55 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

It isn’t like old western stuff hasn’t been on Dr. Who before. I still like the old stuff despite the problems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsHcxUuft4E


24 posted on 04/12/2012 5:04:57 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Yes it has, and it wasnt very good then :)


25 posted on 04/12/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Krankor
missed yah last week (4/08/12 :)
picture was red-crossed.

26 posted on 04/15/2012 9:33:18 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...an Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass
This is a toughie. More clues to follow if needed


27 posted on 04/16/2012 10:43:05 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: Krankor

The Fly


28 posted on 04/16/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Krankor
HA! HA!... The Fly?...
1957/Vincent Price & David Henidson.

29 posted on 04/16/2012 10:51:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...an Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass; longtermmemmory

I am impressed!


30 posted on 04/16/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: absolootezer0

re: P.K.Dick’s _A Scanner Darkly_ I found it brilliant and very much in keeping with the story. Perhaps more-so than any other of his stories that have afflicted the silver screen.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 11:00:43 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer)
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