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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/26/12)
02/26/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 02/26/2012 2:56:11 PM PST by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/26/12)
Monday:
9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox

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



TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi; tv
Very good Prophets of SciFi.. There is a reason that I like Jules Verne over HG Wells...

A Roger Corman Classic: Battle Beyond the Stars
1 posted on 02/26/2012 2:56:14 PM PST by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; Jack Hydrazine; Thorliveshere; Proud_texan; reed13k; ConjunctionJunction; ...



2 posted on 02/26/2012 2:57:45 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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I knw we don’t count it, but there was a new “being Human” on BBCA last night. It was a bit disappointing as I didn’t have any advance knowledge on what was going to happen this season. It will be almost an entirely different show.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 3:01:22 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: KevinDavis

I knw we don’t count it, but there was a new “being Human” on BBCA last night. It was a bit disappointing as I didn’t have any advance knowledge on what was going to happen this season. It will be almost an entirely different show.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 3:01:22 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: KevinDavis
A Roger Corman Classic: Battle Beyond the Stars

Ah, John Sayles ripping off "The Seven Samurai" albeit, in space.

The shot of the spaceship in the clip reminds me of a lint roller.

I'm pretty sure I saw it for a buck, on its way out of theatre release...

5 posted on 02/26/2012 3:54:09 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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I call it the John Boy in space movie..


6 posted on 02/26/2012 3:57:30 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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I was just out of college, and Sybil Danning (and her outfit) was more interesting than John Boy could ever be.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 3:59:49 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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Agreed, however, I did find that movie quite boring..


8 posted on 02/26/2012 4:09:48 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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Friday night's Fringe was a very good episode. It focused a lot on the Observers, especially September. The episode was written by David Fury and it was a good ep.
9 posted on 02/26/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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Check this out: http://www.l5-series.com/


10 posted on 02/26/2012 4:22:27 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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Because of the poor viewership numbers, Zap2It.com seems to think both Alcatraz and Fringe will get cancelled.

No word on whether Terra Nova will get a 2nd season.

Strangely, the modernized fairy tales, Once Upon a Time and Grimm are doing pretty good and will probably both get a 2nd season.
11 posted on 02/26/2012 4:27:07 PM PST by TomGuy
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That is why SciFi and Networks don’t mix.. I think that Terra Nova will get the ax..


12 posted on 02/26/2012 4:30:06 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: Tanniker Smith
a new “being Human” on BBCA last night

I am not sure which episode BBCA had, but I watched the British Being Human. Season 1 had a good mixture of drama and humor. Season 2 was too dark, and I didn't care for it. Season 3 got back to some of the humor of Season 1, but it was only so-so. They just started a 4th Season with replacement werewolf and vampire characters.

The SyFy version Season 1 followed the British version, sort of, by compacting all the British episodes in Season 1 of the SyFy version. Now, the SyFy version seems to be going out in its own direction and its own scripts.
13 posted on 02/26/2012 4:34:19 PM PST by TomGuy
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We’ve shifted from science fiction of a glorious future to a gritty one. Now pure fantasy has taken over, as if we don’t see hope in our real world that could be made manifest. Just jump straight to magic and dragons and temporary escape.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 6:03:08 PM PST by tbw2
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What was your opinion of Terra Nova’s ending?


15 posted on 02/26/2012 6:05:25 PM PST by tbw2
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That's the one. The vampire died at the end of the last season (so that shouldn't be a spoiler to anyone). And they set it up for a war between the old vampires and the werewolves.

But I didn't expect to lose another major character between seasons, off-screen, and then lose another one, leaving one main character, one minor character from last season and a couple newbies. It's a different show now.

16 posted on 02/26/2012 6:38:24 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Calvin Locke
Ah, John Sayles ripping off "The Seven Samurai" albeit, in space.

And it featured Robert Vaughn from "The Magnificent Seven", pretty much reprising his role, albeit in space.

17 posted on 02/26/2012 6:40:56 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: KevinDavis

prophets of Scifi is great...I cant wait for my mentor, Robert A. Heinlein to air this week....

on the other hand...

Stephen Hawkings’ sci fi masters SUCKS

this repackaged Canadian tripe from 2006 is so unAmerican as to make even the most rabid (conservative)Scifi fan puke....

last nights was the worst...

poorly written at best. Stephen should be ashamed.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 3:03:19 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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Fox seems unable to package scifi.....

a prime example is ‘Firefly’, which should of had a 3 year run at least, died after 14 episodes...

the ‘Serenity’ movie had to cram way too much into 2 hours...and there is still a feeling plot lines that went no where, because there just wasn’t time.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 3:08:36 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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...tripe from 2006 is so unAmerican as ...

When did Hawking lose the Black Hole war to Susskind, an American?

Perhaps his being proved wrong led him to go all agly, or maybe the producers led him astray?

20 posted on 02/27/2012 7:49:18 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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Awake stars this week (Mar 1 NBC). Not sure yet if it’s really SF but it at least has a science fictional concept.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 7:53:59 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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We watched something this weekend that we had recorded on SyFy called (I think I’m getting this right) Pandorum with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. It was a little uneven (partly because I had a difficult time understanding some of the dialogue—I’m never sure if that’s me, my TV or do they just do a really poor job anymore of sound recording?) But it was interesting enough that we watched the whole thing and by golly, the ending was actually a nice twist. We enjoyed it anyway.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 12:41:54 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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It does, I totally forgot about the show especially the episode in where the Chinese was giving us lectures about peace..


23 posted on 02/27/2012 5:09:30 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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I have a question about 2001: A Space Odyssey. Did the apes learn to use the bone as weapon because of the arrival of the monolith or did the monolith arrive at a point of human evolution were early man started to develop the skills in the use of tools?
24 posted on 03/03/2012 7:02:18 PM PST by Perdogg
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25 posted on 03/03/2012 7:12:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Perdogg

I always fall asleep early in the picture, during that scene when Heywood Floyd is sitting around with four or five other nimrods, on the space station, and no one says anything for about five minutes. So, I’m the wrong one to ask. ;’)

Since the original was “Rendezvous with Rama”, I think the answer is, the former.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 5:40:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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I’m guessing it was because of the monolith..


27 posted on 03/04/2012 6:52:52 AM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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