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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/30/12)
09/30/2012 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 09/30/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/30/12)
Monday:
8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy
9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy
10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC



Friday:
9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy
9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox

Online:
Nuclear Family -- XBox Live (October 1st)


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
Well I'm going to start posting any SciFi shows that is online. I'm sure that Nuclear Family will be on a torrent after the premiere on XBox Live.
1 posted on 09/30/2012 2:24:18 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

2 posted on 09/30/2012 2:25:13 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: KevinDavis

I know Supernatural and Arrow are on CW this week I want check those out I want see how Sam get out of purtgaory


3 posted on 09/30/2012 2:29:14 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: KevinDavis

I really enjoyed Haven on Friday. The show is just fey enough to be good and quirky, but the characters are rich and well portrayed. Good show. I was excited about Fringe, but every other scene was the torture of Walter, and it was just too much. I’ll try it again later. I have Xbox live, so I’m going to be looking for Nuclear Family.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 2:31:42 PM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: KevinDavis

You are not posting ‘The Neighbors’?

lol

I watched about 2 minutes of it. And from other reviews, I doubt it will be on TV very long.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 2:33:48 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SevenofNine

I have watched Supernatural since the beginning. It barely got renewed at the end of Season 1.

I like Once Upon a Time (ABC) and Grimm (NBC). I wasn’t much for Stephen King stuff, but I started watching Haven later in Season 1 and liked it — mainly due to the interaction of the main characters.

666 Park Avenue begins tonight on ABC. I’ll tune it in to see how it goes.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 2:38:47 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis

Doctor Who has has several episodes since you mentioned the show last -
“Asylum of the Daleks”
“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”
“A Town Called Mercy”
“The Power of Three”
“The Angels Take Manhattan”

Your show dates are also lagging. Are you losing interest?


7 posted on 09/30/2012 2:40:00 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: KevinDavis

Syfy’s newest original series will premiere next week not through the cable channel’s television network, but on Xbox Live. Nuclear Family is Syfy Digital’s third original series and will debut October 1 through Xbox Live, with later releases following via other online channels October 15. Welcome to the family. The show stars Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1), Kinsey Packard (Sleeper Cell), Ray Wise (Mad Men), and Sharon Lawrence (Desperate Housewives). Its story follows a family’s efforts to survive in a lawless society captained by a figure known as The Man. The family is also searching for their lost child, who has gone missing following the events of an unexplained explosion.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 2:44:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: redhead

And it looks like they’re aiming Haven toward a final conclusion although I don’t know how fast time goes by in this series. (For example, their Christmas episode, though it aired in December, took place back in the summer.) But there’s only two months of Haven-time before Audrey either disappears or breaks the cycle.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SevenofNine

I think “Arrow” starts 10/10.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 3:01:20 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: PIF

The twist last week in Dr. Who where they’re traveling back together, and then the Ponds are lost this week, was frustrating. Not dead immediately, but dead at that moment when they go back in time. It seemed an easy out, in terms of plotting.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 3:03:21 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: TomGuy

What is “The Neighbors” about?


12 posted on 09/30/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

The Neighbors is a comedy (think 3rd Rock from the Sun) about a bunch of aliens who take up residence in a subdivision.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 3:19:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PIF

The show dates aren’t lagging. The next episode will be during the BBC Christmas Special.

Here’s the teaser trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySw6v5FDr4

So far nothing has been updated on the Wiki page for the episodes listed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doctor_Who_serials


14 posted on 09/30/2012 3:21:08 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: TomGuy

I love Supernatural, but last season it had a weak overall story arc, and the partisanship — always somewhat present — kicked in to such high gear I’m thinking of dropping it altogether.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by FredZarguna (When a first-rate intellectual like Samuel L. Jackson makes this kind of a video ... well ...)
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To: KevinDavis
For anyone who is interested, a new series from an old British series is coming Oct. 29th. Based on the original "Primeval" series. The new one is titled: Primeval: New World. Wiki says it is showing on the Space (aka Spacecast) Channel (Canada) and in the UK on the Watch Channel. I don't get either one, but will be looking for it online. It's interesting to note that the Space Channel has a lot of SyFy programs as well, i.e., Face-Off, Hot Set, Alphas, Falling Skies, etc., as well as some others like Grimm, True Blood, etc. It's possible that this new series could eventually show up on the SyFy Channel, like the "Merlin" series, and the Canadian produced program "Lost Girl." They previously showed at least two of the original Primeval seasons. There were actually 5 seasons of the original series. The last two I believe only showed on UK TV.

For anyone who has been watching "Copper" on BBC America on Sundays, they're going to be airing another first-run drama series titled: "Ripper Street" starting sometime this fall. It takes place in Whitechapel in 1889, and deals with the aftermath of the Ripper murders.

16 posted on 09/30/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: KevinDavis

A sci-fi, end of the world story
http://tamarawilhite.hubpages.com/hub/Last-Call-on-Earth-a-short-story


17 posted on 09/30/2012 3:49:27 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: TomGuy

I understand next season they may go to 2014 plotline where end of the world might happen and that might be end of the series there is been talk that how the series going end Winchester brother go against Satan at the end somebody going get kill

This year i think mostly Sam and Dean try reconnect after one of them spent time in Purgaotry and Kevin that new prophet is back too I saw the preview

666 Park ave look good


18 posted on 09/30/2012 5:33:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: tbw2
I saw "The Neighbors" listed last night, and missed it, but watched it on VOD.

I don't think it's long for this world. A decade ago, aliens landed and bought up a new subdivision. The leader forgot to bring the recharger for their com device, a "poopad", one alien couple abandon the mission, selling their house to human family...

Here's the IMDB url The Neighbors

Probably the most recognizable name is Jami Gertz (as the human mom), and she's not credited on the main page.

Lenny Venito plays her husband, but I can't get him out of his recurring role in NYPD Blue as the sad sack mope "Julian".

Oh, and the aliens have taken names of well known athletes.

19 posted on 09/30/2012 7:34:29 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: tbw2
I thought it was a very good twist, if telegraphed a little too late. Where was this "he doesnt like endings?" heard from before?

Nevertheless, a very good episode. Certainly the best of this season so far.

20 posted on 10/01/2012 12:48:40 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

It could be personality development. He’s aged and seen so many die, now he hates endings.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 5:24:12 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Oh I agree. I’m not denying the plausibility of that thesis, I’m just unhappy they didnt mention it before the exact show where they used it to highlight the bombshell of Rory and Amy leaving the Tardis. It would have been quite easy to put a few mentions in over the course of even this season.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:59 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Calvin Locke

All sounds a bit derivative doesnt it?


23 posted on 10/01/2012 6:50:49 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9
Everything's derivative.

Come to think of it, since 3rd Rock was mentioned, instead of ending on the roof, the sign-off had the two male leads conversing in a space buggy summing up.

It's bound to fail because of the timing, let alone the "faults of its feet". Between BHO, Muchelle, and the LSM, the entire culture is a farce right now, and "The Neighbors" offers absolutely no differentiation.

24 posted on 10/01/2012 7:33:42 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: KevinDavis
Mrs. Lurkin has developed an interest in “Revolution”.

Unfortunately, I think it comes on opposite Hawaii Five-oh.

25 posted on 10/01/2012 10:42:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Calvin Locke

Of course, there is nothing new under the sun. However there’s a difference between “standing on the shoulders of giants” and blatantly copying someone else’s creative talents.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 12:27:09 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: TomGuy
666 Park Avenue begins tonight on ABC. I’ll tune it in to see how it goes

Hubby and I just watched the premiere episode, and we both liked it. He wonders if they can keep up the intrigue; but, if they can, I think it may be a keeper.

27 posted on 10/01/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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