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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/19/12)
08/19/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 08/19/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/19/12)
Sunday:
9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT (Season Finale)

Monday:
9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy
10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy

Wednesday:
10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
Well it was a good Falling Skies... I think Matheson made a deal the with Aliens. That is the only reason why I can explain why he won't fight them. Also I think he was close to forming a dictatorship. Also is Falling Skies when the Aliens leave, how many new "United States" will be popping up?? It could be like Jericho.
1 posted on 08/19/2012 11:32:59 AM PDT by KevinDavis
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2 posted on 08/19/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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3 posted on 08/19/2012 11:38:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: KevinDavis

I wish they hadn’t cancelled Jericho.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: KevinDavis

The SciFi channel needs to offer J. Micheal Straczinski a pile of cash to come another Babylon 5.

and they need to drop the SyFy its stupid!


5 posted on 08/19/2012 3:31:57 PM PDT by Reily
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To: brytlea

Same here.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 3:56:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KevinDavis

Don’t worry about FS, they’ll ruin it by doing a Freaky Friday episode, or go down the alternate time line rabbit hole like every other promising SF series.


7 posted on 08/19/2012 4:56:45 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Reily
I like SyFy and it will not be dropped.

It is trademarked and branded.

You can easily identify the channel vs the genre.

Is it a SyFy show on the channel or a SciFi show TNT?

The next big SyFy show is DEFIANCE.

Overview,

“The series is set in the near future, where aliens known collectively as Votans have come to Earth seeking a new home after their solar system was destroyed. However, when they reached Earth they discovered that despite a prolonged negotiation with the government on Earth they were not welcome. Rather than turn away, they began a war with the humans as they are determined to make Earth their new home. During the war, the Votans drop terraformers on the planet and transform the surface of the planet; scorching the earth, opening chasms in the ground and covering the surface of the planet in dust and debris. After decades of war, a ceasefire is declared when both side realise that they must focus on survival on this new almost alien planet. The series largely revolves around the character of Jeb Nolan. Jeb was only ten years old when the Votans arrived and he served in the military during the war. With the war now over, he returns to his hometown of St Louis to find that its is no longer the city he left; it is little more than a refugee camp. Deciding that his services are needed, Jeb takes up a position as the Chief Lawkeeper in Defiance, so he can protect the town from dangerous clashes between humans and aliens, military scavengers and others dangerous visitors who occasionally enter the town”

8 posted on 08/19/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: KevinDavis

How are you able to watch Falling Skies so early? What’s your secret? :)


9 posted on 08/19/2012 5:57:34 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Reaganez
SyFy is still stupid !
Being trademarked and branded doesn't make it less so!
The term acronym SciFi has a far longer history & usage then the alphabetic monstrosity SyFy.

The new show sounds marginally interesting.
I haven't seen anything good on the SciFi Channel since Farscape. (Did you see the abortion they made of ‘Riverworld’?)

So I remain skeptical then they can do anything good and keep that stupid moniker is strike 1!

10 posted on 08/19/2012 6:20:55 PM PDT by Reily
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To: ConjunctionJunction; All

Simple, I wait 10 - 20 minutes then watch it.. That way I can bypass the commercials.. I also thought the Season Finale was neat.


11 posted on 08/19/2012 7:08:44 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KevinDavis

Yes, but you posted at 11:30 am (my time). Even if you’re on EDT, that would mean that you posted at 2:30 pm. Does Falling Skies come on early where you live? It doesn’t come on here until 9 pm. Still waiting to watch it (Pacific time).


12 posted on 08/19/2012 7:35:22 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: KevinDavis

13 posted on 08/19/2012 8:00:36 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: KevinDavis
I hope they already have a plan for next year using that last scene. I'm glad they added it, because the other hooks were lame. ("It's not over, Tom" as she scurries away. Oh, and I knew the kiss was going to do something.)

As for the 2nd Mass leaving Charleston, that sounded silly. Yeah, I know the reason, but it was still silly. Now, at least, they'll be reason to stay -- or to move Charleston elsewhere.

14 posted on 08/19/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Reily

You can say SyFy is stupid til the Federation of Planets is formed but it does not make it so.

SciFi is not specific to the channel and can’t be trademarked because it has a long history and usage.

Do you think any new show is more than marginally interesting? You sound like the kind of person that thinks shows from the past are always better than shows that are coming.

I saw about 30 minutes of Riverworld before I changed the channel. Their movies and mini-series really do suck.

TV shows are much better. Alphas started ok but has improved this season. Summer Glau has a multi-episode arc this season. Guest stars include Sean Astin,Lauren Holly, Kandyse McClure(cute black chick from BSG, and Steve Byers(from Immortals) among others.

Your choice on whether to give Defiance or any show on SyFy a shot but will probably be your loss if you don’t.


15 posted on 08/19/2012 9:18:51 PM PDT by Reaganez
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the original Star Trek Series..
Origin: unknown. An intelligent, bipedal reptilian species who fought with Captain Kirk on stardate
3045.6 under the assumption that the Federation was threatening the Gorn claim to the planet Ces...

16 posted on 08/19/2012 9:39:28 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Krankor

17 posted on 08/20/2012 6:46:15 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: Reaganez

That sounds like it has possibilities.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 10:23:57 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I’m just really annoyed that they give us what, 10 episodes and then we have to wait 8 months? Why have they gone to these bizarre seasons?


19 posted on 08/20/2012 10:27:54 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Reaganez

“...You sound like the kind of person that thinks shows from the past are always better than shows that are coming...”

I think the track record speaks for itself!


20 posted on 08/20/2012 3:07:22 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reaganez

“...You sound like the kind of person that thinks shows from the past are always better than shows that are coming...”

I think the track record speaks for itself!


21 posted on 08/20/2012 3:07:51 PM PDT by Reily
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To: skinkinthegrass

Very Good! I thought that would be a tough one. Next week will have to be a lot harder.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 4:13:33 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Krankor
c'mon...it's Star Trek. :-D

23 posted on 08/20/2012 4:53:30 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: real saxophonist; Krankor; All
now.. that's inventive! :-)

24 posted on 08/20/2012 4:56:34 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: real saxophonist

Ha! I love that. I always thought that Gorn shoulda had an asthma inhaler on his belt.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 5:11:03 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: KevinDavis
And not science fiction, but a reality show that doesn't suck, the new season of "Face-Off" starts tonight.

Sure, it's Project Runway for the Make-Up crowd, but some of the stuff they made last year was pretty cool looking and these guys are going to be doing the make-up of the sci-fi movies we see in a few years.

That said, I admit, I skipped the first season because I thought it looked stupid. I watched a few minutes of a marathon on Chiller back on the 4th of July and set the DVR for the rest of it.

Actually, I might recommend DVRing it so you can fast-forward through annoying bits.

26 posted on 08/21/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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