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PostPosted: Sat, 30. Dec 17, 23:23    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Started to watch The Orville on amazon - it's more "Star Trek" than Discovery and with far more jokes ( not all of them good).


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PostPosted: Sun, 31. Dec 17, 00:35    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I decided to end the year with a Monogatari Series Marathon.. I wonder if I started in time...


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PostPosted: Mon, 1. Jan 18, 06:13    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Beem a while since I have been around. Finishd watching season two of Stranger Thing and really enjoyed it.

Watching Punisher at the moment and it seems a good show too.


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PostPosted: Mon, 1. Jan 18, 09:21    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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Friend of our family is a stewardess attending the 1st class of an intercontinential fight with said person aboard. I will refrain to attempt to quote her impression but ... Van Damn appears to be an a$$hole. I did enjoy some of his early movies (having some background in MAA) but will never watch anything from/with him ever again.

Some two decades ago, I saw JCvD in a local entertainment "mall" (such is an exceptionally rare occurrence, in the country where I live.) I found it highly amusing that it was a miracle I saw him at all, given that he was almost permanently almost completely obscured from view by a retinue of several large bodyguards. I had enjoyed Bloodsport back in my impressionable youth, but was also cured of that soon enough. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon, 1. Jan 18, 16:43    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Redvers Ganderpoke wrote:
Started to watch The Orville on amazon - it's more "Star Trek" than Discovery and with far more jokes ( not all of them good).

Thanks for sharing ... watched season 1 in one all-nighter; an entertaining parody.

Cheers Euclid


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PostPosted: Thu, 4. Jan 18, 22:45    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

X files season 11. It seems as though the mythology episodes are going to be bad again this year. Hopefully the monster of the week episodes will be good. There are 10 episodes in this season.

You can watch it on:

Canada CTV

https://www.ctv.ca/The-X-Files

US

https://www.fox.com/the-x-files/

NZ/Au

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/

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PostPosted: Thu, 4. Jan 18, 23:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

It looks like there is definitely going to be a sequel to Netflix's "Bright." It got panned by critics, but I've yet to hear anyone who's seen it give a bad personal review. Giz- N'flix officially making a sequel. This reminds me a lot of the made-for-tv movie series that used to be popular back when I was a kid.

I haven't yet watched the first, though... However, Ayer is supposed to be writing the next one. "Suicide Squad" sucked... It was a movie-vacuum-of-power-suck. It was like inserting twenty bucks into a jet engine of pure suck. The suck was strong with that one. The only thing that didn't suck was some of what Margot Robbie did with, arguably, the best character of the lot. (Nailed the smile, did really well with some of the lines, was definitely proficient in wearing short-shorts) Everything else sucked. And sucked. Did I mention it sucked, too?

Right now, the only series I'm watching is the cable news channels reviewing the latest juicy tidbits reported to be in a "tell-all" insider book on Trump's White House, "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff. I swear, this stuff is more entertaining than anything I've seen on television since the O.J. Trial.

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PostPosted: Fri, 5. Jan 18, 01:52    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Morkonan wrote:
It looks like there is definitely going to be a sequel to Netflix's "Bright." It got panned by critics, but I've yet to hear anyone who's seen it give a bad personal review. Giz- N'flix officially making a sequel. This reminds me a lot of the made-for-tv movie series that used to be popular back when I was a kid.


Just watched it, really quite enjoyed it.
Sure it's hardly a masterpiece, has some pretty lazy plotting with more than a few holes. Good idea a little poorly executed but enjoyable none the less.

Just read a few of the (negative) critical reviews and their chief criticisms seem to be:
1) Will Smith isn't type cast enough.
2) Nothing is properly explained.

1) is just silly and as for 2) Jeez really. Whats wrong with not explaining everything. Have some fun, do a bit of your own speculation around the ideas presented. Perhaps try and grow an imagination. Rolling Eyes
I think this is the fault of the rise of the series, perhaps people have gotten too used to 10-15 hrs of world building. But then I spend much of my time reading sci-fi short stories in which your often thrown right in at the deep end and it can take 2/3 of the story to even grasp what the hell is going on. I think if these reviewers ever read something like this their heads might explode.


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PostPosted: Fri, 5. Jan 18, 09:39    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

It looks the the next 14 episodes of The Orville might be in 2019.

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-orville/268696/the-orville-season-2-return-date-later-episode-order-larger

The show is now expected to return in early 2019

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PostPosted: Fri, 5. Jan 18, 20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Bishop149 wrote:
...1) is just silly and as for 2) Jeez really. Whats wrong with not explaining everything. Have some fun, do a bit of your own speculation around the ideas presented. Perhaps try and grow an imagination. Rolling Eyes
I think this is the fault of the rise of the series, perhaps people have gotten too used to 10-15 hrs of world building. ...


You might like this. It's just been released by Netflix, a little bit of background on the world of Bright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRRoAZcwQMY

I will wait to see it until after I've seen the movie.

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But then I spend much of my time reading sci-fi short stories in which your often thrown right in at the deep end and it can take 2/3 of the story to even grasp what the hell is going on. I think if these reviewers ever read something like this their heads might explode.


WTF?

Aaand, it's available in audiobook form... ROFLMAO! LOLOLOLOL Oh lordy, I gotta hear what they think /^^^\&- "sounds like."

Listened to the audio version, starts at 3:13 or so in the blogcast. Lolz... insert description of onomatopoeia here -> (R2D2 having a.. private moment.)

Read what I could. I could tell it was written by a philosopher. This is exactly what my old philosophy teacher would have written, if he could write... I do remember him using chalk and a chalkboard, at the same time, but I don't remember him ever "writing words." Lines, circles, scrawls - Yes. Actual "words?" Not that I can recall.

He also wore socks with his sandals. Nice guy, though.

Anyway, am going to try to watch "Bright" this weekend, not sure if I'll be successful. I don't really feel like subscribing to Netflix just to watch it, but I might just have to go ahead and do that.

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It looks the the next 14 episodes of The Orville might be in 2019.

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-orville/268696/the-orville-season-2-return-date-later-episode-order-larger

The show is now expected to return in early 2019


WTF? 2019?

And, this:

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...Executive producer and star, Seth MacFarlane, told reporters that The Orville season 2 would be at least 14 episodes. "I’d rather do fewer episodes and have them be better content-wise than do 22 and have them be filler," MacFarlane is quoted as saying by TVGuide.com...


Translation: "Lolz, they actually bought it? We didn't expect to actually have to write anything else, since we had no idea where the show was really going to go if it got renewed. Since we're just sort of taking this as it goes, we don't have any material prepared. But, I think we can crap out 14 episodes without actually having to try too hard. But, that'll take a year and we'll probably still be filming episodes during the 2019 season, 'cause I have other projects I want to get started on."

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PostPosted: Mon, 8. Jan 18, 01:41    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

It now looks like The Orville will release season 2 in 2018.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheOrville/comments/7orudn/season_two_coming_later_this_year_straight_from/

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PostPosted: Mon, 8. Jan 18, 13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Morkonan wrote:
You might like this. It's just been released by Netflix, a little bit of background on the world of Bright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRRoAZcwQMY

[snip]

WTF?

Aaand, it's available in audiobook form... ROFLMAO! LOLOLOLOL Oh lordy, I gotta hear what they think /^^^\&- "sounds like."

Listened to the audio version, starts at 3:13 or so in the blogcast. Lolz... insert description of onomatopoeia here -> (R2D2 having a.. private moment.).


Thanks I'll give the Bright thing a look.

I actually first came across "Little /^^^\&-" in audio form via the incredibly excellent: Clarkesworld podcast, which I could not recommend more highly. It's free but well worth a Patreon donation. Yeah the musical notes and various sound effects used for the odd names was an interesting take.
Brief aside into "What are you listening to" territory over. . . . Rolling Eyes

I just started "Dark" on Netflix, suffice to say that if you liked Stranger Things you'll like Dark.
There's more than a little overlap, it's all a bit bleaker though.
It's native language is German but in my case Netflix decided to automatically dub it into English, which looked and sounded horrible. It took me a while playing with the settings to get it to display German audio with English subtitles.
Don't let the subtitles put you off, I'm finding it more than absorbing enough to compensate for them.


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...I just started "Dark" on Netflix, suffice to say that if you liked Stranger Things you'll like Dark....


I haven't seen "Stranger Things." <looks around, anxiously> I don't watch much "entertainment" television. I do, on occasion, but nothing regularly. (Except for "Game of Thrones" and a few shows I end up watching with friends when visiting.)

So, did I miss out on the whole "Stranger Things" movement? I assume it's still running?

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...It's native language is German but in my case Netflix decided to automatically dub it into English, which looked and sounded horrible. It took me a while playing with the settings to get it to display German audio with English subtitles...


I had to search to find the German language version of "Das Boot." I was overjoyed when I finally found the director's cut, which has a bunch of added scenes in it. And, it was in the original German with English subtitles! YAY!

A friend of mine wondered why the heck I'd prefer it in German, since I don't really speak it. Uh, because that's the language it was originally in and I want to hear it, its inflections, its emphasis, want to hear the "spoken question" and recognize it from the inflections or, at least, learn what those sound like? I wanted to hear the actors, themselves, not some crappy dub or, worse, another actor. (I can understand a small amount of German. Not enough to be able to order a cup of coffee, but enough to avoid getting run over in the middle of the street...)

I hate "dubs," especially when they're bad. If the movie is good enough for me to watch out-of-market, then I want the whole treatment, with subtitles of course.

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Stargate Continuum and Ark of Truth free to watch on CTV (Canada region locked). Need to turn off ad blockers or you won't see the other movies on the page just Stargate Continuum.

https://www.ctv.ca/Movies/Video/Stargate-Continuum-vid1290566

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Morkonan wrote:
Bishop149 wrote:
...I just started "Dark" on Netflix, suffice to say that if you liked Stranger Things you'll like Dark....


I haven't seen "Stranger Things." <looks around, anxiously> I don't watch much "entertainment" television. I do, on occasion, but nothing regularly. (Except for "Game of Thrones" and a few shows I end up watching with friends when visiting.)

So, did I miss out on the whole "Stranger Things" movement? I assume it's still running?


You kind of "missed" it. Season 1 was good but it got quiet really fast after season 2.
Seriously, though, who cares if you missed the "movement" - doesn't keep ypou from enjoying a good series Razz


I am watching Dirk Gently - Season 2 right now. It aired on Netflix in Germany a week ago. And so far I am enjoying it as much as season 1 Very Happy


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