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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/19/12)
02/19/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 02/19/2012 5:07:02 PM PST by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/19/12)
Monday:
9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox

Wednesday:
10/9 -- Prophets of SciFi -- Science Channel

Friday:

9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox




TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
This weeks SciFi prophet is Jules Verne..

My favorite episode from the The Original Battlestar Galactica: The Hand of God

Also this there will be a Top Gear live thread (I mean the UK version not the copy cat version on the History Channel).
1 posted on 02/19/2012 5:07:09 PM PST by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; Jack Hydrazine; Thorliveshere; Proud_texan; reed13k; ConjunctionJunction; ...

2 posted on 02/19/2012 5:09:09 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: KevinDavis

I like both versions of Top Gear. They’re different enough so its not like watching the same show with accents. The American version does the kind of crap I might have done in my youth.

The Walking Dead is on tonight as well. Never thought I’d like it but I got kind of drawn in and they could lose the zombies and I’d still watch.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 5:20:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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4 posted on 02/19/2012 5:23:53 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: KevinDavis

How about The River on ABC?


5 posted on 02/19/2012 5:38:26 PM PST by TheBigB (The revolution will not be tweeted.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ll stick with the Brits. TG on History doesn’t really work for me.

I am intrigued by Alcatraz and look forward to the next episode.

Those Librarian movies that TNT made years back were on today. I liked those for the most part.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 5:45:54 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: KevinDavis

Awake starts March 1 on NBC. It is about a guy who had an accident. Each time he sleeps and awakes, he awakes in a reality where he wife was killed in the wreck or a reality where his son was killed.

Full Episode is available (free and legal) on NCB.com and Hulu.com.

I watched the 7-minute trailer and then the full episode. It has potential.

I didn’t watch The River. It just didn’t grab my interest.


7 posted on 02/19/2012 5:53:39 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: wally_bert

I liked the LIbrarian movies. I guess they aren’t making anymore.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 5:53:53 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: KevinDavis
Friday night's Fringe was interesting with a wild ending, but this coming Friday night we'll finally learn about "the Observers." It should be a wild show!

Mark

9 posted on 02/19/2012 5:56:55 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: TomGuy
My husband and I watched the full premiere episode of Awake via OnDemand with our Comcast cable. We liked it and thought it had a lot of possibilities.

Nice to see Jason Isaacs in a role other than Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter.

10 posted on 02/19/2012 5:58:29 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: KevinDavis

The latest star trek movie is on fx right now


11 posted on 02/19/2012 6:02:03 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

I watched the new Star Trek flick the other day. I liked it and I’m glad they didn’t cling to strictly to the whole star trek history.

There’s so little really good Sci Fi these days.

If you’re a true Sci Fi fan, I suggest “Pandorum”. Its been playing on the SyFy channel lately. The critics didn’t like it. They said it was for true sci fi fans so I really liked it. It left me thinking.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 6:07:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I like the Walking Dead also. I thought the last episode of 2011 was great and the ending was excellent.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 6:24:28 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: MarkL

I think I’ve been waiting for an explanation of the “Observers” for quite some time. I was blown away by the last scene where both Olivia AND Nina Sharp are being held captive.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 6:49:46 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: brytlea

Why would anyone in network TV land make good movies?

This is something you might like that sums up TV Executive mentalities well.

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


15 posted on 02/19/2012 6:51:39 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: LibertarianLiz
I was blown away by the last scene where both Olivia AND Nina Sharp are being held captive.

We started out with the "real" universe and the "Walternate" universe, where Walternate was the "bad guy." We're now in a "prime" universe pair (where Peter didn't survive at all), and as we saw, in the "Walternate Prime" universe, Walternate is a good guy, while the chief scientist for the government/Massive Dynamics was one of the "new" shape shifters. I think that Nina Sharp in the "Walternate Prime" universe is behind the evil, and she crossed over secretly and has been working to unite all the different Olivias for some nefarious reason.

Mark

16 posted on 02/19/2012 7:08:27 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: KevinDavis

bump

Are there any good new shows in the works?


17 posted on 02/19/2012 7:21:05 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL; All

Nope :(


18 posted on 02/19/2012 7:28:58 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: TomGuy
Sounds like a takeoff on 12:01. I think the earliest repeating day story I've come across was from The Shadow radio series.
19 posted on 02/19/2012 7:31:44 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: KevinDavis

dang


20 posted on 02/19/2012 7:40:56 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Calvin Locke
Sounds like a takeoff on 12:01. I think the earliest repeating day story I've come across was from The Shadow radio series.

Awake is not a repeating day story. The main character had an accident. He awakes and finds his wife alive, son dead. He sleeps, awakes and finds his son alive, wife dead. Each each scenario, life goes on -- but without the corresponding family member. Each time he sleeps and awakes, he finds himself in one alternate reality, then he sleeps and awakes in the other reality.

This Youtube trailer should give you a better idea of the series.
21 posted on 02/19/2012 8:35:31 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sawdring
I like the Walking Dead also. I thought the last episode of 2011 was great and the ending was excellent.

While I'm glad the series is being continued, that episode probably would have been the greatest series finale ever.

22 posted on 02/19/2012 9:30:51 PM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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Here’s a question for everyone on the SF thread...

I just watched Star Trek (the new version) by JJ Abrams on FX for about the third time. Every time I’ve seen it before, there’s been something bothering me about the movie, and I just put my finger on it... Two things actually.

Number one, they’ve gone completely overboard with the lens flare, moving zooms, and in/out focus, handheld effects that were pioneered on Firefly and used to great effect in both Firefly AND Battlestar Galactica. But it seems like EVERY scene, including internal scenes on the bridge of the Enterprise had ridiculous amounts of lens flare and reflections that I found more and more annoying.

The second thing that really bothered me was the tight shot/quick shift maneuver that Michael Bay seems to love, especially in his Transformers movies, which IMHO, make those movies nearly unwatchable. It’s almost as if the cameraman has ADD and the style is really annoying to me.

It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that the way that movie was shot could induce seizures in some people!

Anybody else feel the same way, or am I just “out of step?”

Mark


23 posted on 02/19/2012 11:21:53 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: cripplecreek; KevinDavis

Please check out my post #23 re: the new Star Trek.

Thanks!

Mark


24 posted on 02/19/2012 11:26:14 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: GeronL

Syfy Returns To Space With Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Universal Cable Productions said it’s working with Wolfe on a show set in a postwar era on the Starship Defender looking for lost worlds requiring law and order. The ship is helmed by humans and trans-humans, who don’t get along very well, as part of the newly formed Unity Democracy.

http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/8759

Will Syfy’s Defiance be the next Firefly?

Syfy has finally found a lead for their joint television and massive multiplayer online series, Defiance. It’s Cooter from True Blood, better known as Grant Bowler. And with the announcement of their lead, a few new details for this space Western have been revealed.

According to Deadline Defiance will take place on...

“A future Earth, [where] Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan (Bowler), the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world.”

http://io9.com/5877292/will-syfys-defiance-be-the-next-firefly


25 posted on 02/19/2012 11:50:03 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: MarkL

Okay, I think my head hurts. Too many universes. Not that I disagree with anything you’ve written. Although, I am coming to a place where I think we ARE in the original universe. It is simply different because Peter was never there. Now, whatever the Observers did to erase Peter from everyone’s memory (and don’t get me started on all the problems with that), is starting to unravel and that is why Olivia is beginning to remember her relationship with Peter.


26 posted on 02/20/2012 7:43:58 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: MarkL

On your first note JJ’s addiction to lens flare is well documented and often mocked. It shows up in a lot of his movies far too often. When it first started invading the movie world it was thought to add realism, give things a documentary feel, because normal people don’t know how to film without getting flare or something. I’m over it.

On the second, tight and slide has taken over the action world, largely because Michael Bay movies make ridiculous quantities of money while sucking in every possible way. So everybody thinks it’s that camera trick that must be drawing the fans, so they all rip it off. I never liked it, mostly because Bay pioneered it and I think he should be killed slowly.


27 posted on 02/20/2012 7:51:33 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Reaganez; KevinDavis

It sounds more like they are working for the government side in Firefly!


28 posted on 02/20/2012 12:32:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL; All

That what it sounds like..


29 posted on 02/20/2012 3:43:32 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: KevinDavis

bringing “law and order” to the fringes, geez.


30 posted on 02/20/2012 3:54:03 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Defiance and the Robert Wolfe project are two different shows.

Defiance will definetly make it on air as per agreement with the video game company.

The Robert Wolfe project may or may not make it.

Defiance seems like a show about a Western Sheriff in a distant future USA town populated by beings on both sides of a major war.

Robert Wolfe project seems like a show about Manifest Destiny. Are we against the concept of government and in favor of Anarchy? That does not sound Conservative to me.

Firefly was basically a show about a Confederate officer on the run,a Johny Reb if you will.


31 posted on 02/20/2012 7:10:09 PM PST by Reaganez
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To: TomGuy
I finally got around to watching the preview.

Awake seems to be an interesting concept. Doesn't look like my cup of tea, though.

For a series, that is.

32 posted on 02/22/2012 6:35:30 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: KevinDavis

Please ping everyone again

“Them” starts on TCM at 11:30 PM Pacific time

You have 10 minutes!


33 posted on 02/24/2012 11:21:11 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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