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Re: Sci-fi television
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2009, 02:11:16 AM »
Just watched episode 17 (I think the number is correct), Through the Looking Glass.  This one was good.  I think it's gonna be a lot like B5, the first season does a lot of set up.  Even I will admit there were some crappy first season B5 eps.

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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2009, 03:00:13 PM »
On a loosely related topic, io9.com have a really good piece up at the moment detailing five shows they argue are secretly science fiction.  24 I've heard classified this way before (I think it's season 5 that, if you take the internal timeline at face value, is taking place in 2015 and each successive year has at least a year's time gap after that) but Bones was a pleasant and valid addition too, especially for Angela's holo tank:)  Worth reading, it's a fun piece.

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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2009, 04:15:40 PM »
Took a break from Farscape, planning on picking it back up soon.

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« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2009, 02:03:00 PM »
Finished season 1 of Farscape this morning.  It's getting better.  Shiann (sp?) isn't so much of a Darryl Hannah clone anymore.  It seems most of the actors gave up on stereotyping.

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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2009, 03:31:04 PM »
Finished season 1 of Farscape this morning.  It's getting better.  Shiann (sp?) isn't so much of a Darryl Hannah clone anymore.  It seems most of the actors gave up on stereotyping.

Chiana or Chianna.  I don't think I've ever seen it written, but it's definitely a hard "CH" beginning her name.

Remember, the two-parter "Into the Lion's Den" at the end of season 3 is the peak.  I wouldn't even bother watching the season 3 finale.
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« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2009, 04:06:03 PM »
Finished season 1 of Farscape this morning.  It's getting better.  Shiann (sp?) isn't so much of a Darryl Hannah clone anymore.  It seems most of the actors gave up on stereotyping.

   It's around there that the writers and Ben Browder realise the most logical reaction Crichton would have to his situation is to quietly go utterly, utterly mad.  The moment they figure that out?  Big fun ensues:)

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« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2009, 03:46:25 PM »
I see now why I didn't like Farscape before.  They don't bother explaining anything other than how Chrichton got on board Moira.  You also need to be able to suspend disbelief.  There are incidents all over the place where my brain starts to point out mistakes and I have to disengage my logic pathways.  It's still fun, and John is really starting to lose it.

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« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2009, 01:01:16 PM »
Farscape was one of those shows I would often watch, but I never rushed home to catch it, and so missed a lot of the story arcs. I was fun to look at, if nothing else, for the costume, creature and ship designs.
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« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2009, 06:31:53 PM »
I watched the show Lexx for a while, but originally there were a few shows on HBO or Cinimax called "Tales from an alternate Universe" that had the origins of lexx, in three or 4 longer shows (I think they were an hour or so long).  Has anyone ever seen these?  They were rated PG13 or R on their original release, and were weird, but entertaining in their own way.

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« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2009, 03:09:42 PM »
Watched an episode of Farscape last night after a bit of a break from it.  While this is a "fun" show, it's still irking me.  Are they trying to be campy?  Some of the stuff in here just grates.  I'm glad I'm finally watching it, and would recommend  it to others, I just feel like either they are missing something or I am.

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« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2009, 03:19:03 PM »
It takes a very long time to find it's feet but has, to my mind, the best season finales of anything I've watched in the last five years.  The combination of epic scale SF and small, fragile people caught in events far bigger than them is incredibly well done.  Plus you have to have a certain respect for any series that uses 'We're So Screwed' as an episode title.

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« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2009, 08:11:33 PM »
I've finally figured out Farscape.  It is somebody's RPG that was turned into a television series.

Just an off the cuff list:

1.  Characters are thrown together due to extraordinary circumstances.
2.  New characters are added as the group of gamers gets new members.
3.  There are episodes that don't include all of the characters.  This could have been due to players not being able to make it to game.
4.  Misunderstood NPC becomes a tenuous ally instead of enemy.
5.  When Chrichton is cloned, it could have been because there were split sessions, and one player was at both sessions.
6.  The group is well known enough that they have a reputation, yet are not easily found by the "bad guys".
7.  There are specialist characters, ex-military, vamp, exiled ruler, etc.
8.  Dream sequences.
9.  Bad science.
10.  NPC's that had been antagonists are recruited to go against a tougher enemy.

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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2009, 09:56:10 PM »
I've finally figured out Farscape.  It is somebody's RPG that was turned into a television series.

Just an off the cuff list:

1.  Characters are thrown together due to extraordinary circumstances.
2.  New characters are added as the group of gamers gets new members.
3.  There are episodes that don't include all of the characters.  This could have been due to players not being able to make it to game.
4.  Misunderstood NPC becomes a tenuous ally instead of enemy.
5.  When Chrichton is cloned, it could have been because there were split sessions, and one player was at both sessions.
6.  The group is well known enough that they have a reputation, yet are not easily found by the "bad guys".
7.  There are specialist characters, ex-military, vamp, exiled ruler, etc.
8.  Dream sequences.
9.  Bad science.
10.  NPC's that had been antagonists are recruited to go against a tougher enemy.

 :D  Somebody needs to do a "Darths & Droids" treatment of Farscape.

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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2009, 01:41:10 AM »
Finished Farscape.  I watched them all, ignoring stePH's advice.

I don't think the lst episodes were horrible.  I did, however, watch the entire series in a relatively short time span.  It will be intersting to watch them again some time, knowing where everything is heading.

I still have The Peace Keeper Wars to watch.

All in all, a fun series.  The things I had problems with improved as the series went along.  I have lots of issues with the show, still, but they'd be spoilerish.

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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2009, 05:08:37 AM »
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I still have The Peace Keeper Wars to watch.


Don't.  Just ... don't.  You watched season 4; wasn't that bad enough?
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« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2009, 11:50:26 AM »
B5. (sigh). I remember B5 when it was all new and unseen.

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« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2018, 06:53:47 PM »
The Legend of the Seeker is based on Wizard's First Rule. 

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« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2019, 10:09:54 AM »
A few years back I was at a con where Andreas Katsulas, Jason Carter and Richard Biggs finished a board together. They were interesting. Directly two of the three are gone, young.

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« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2019, 06:25:08 AM »
There's really no doubt that Star Trek is the best. And popularity would overwhelming agree! It's great to start with the original but you can skip it if you want and start with The Next Generation and keep going in order with Deep Space 9, and Voyager. You can skip Enterprise, but it's okay.


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« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2019, 03:26:53 PM »
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