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Max The Magnificent
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Re: The Strain
Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 1:15:47 PM
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@garydpdx: Darn!  FX Canada is blocked to all but Rogers Cable subscribers (at the moment) so I can only see this on FX in the US...

You can download it from the iTunes Store...

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Re: Other suggestions
betajet   7/28/2014 1:13:38 PM
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Max wrote: Hey -- bald suited him -- I can't imagine him any other way...

The Devil's Disciple (1987)

QED

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Re: The Strain
garydpdx   7/28/2014 11:41:17 AM
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Darn!  FX Canada is blocked to all but Rogers Cable subscribers (at the moment) so I can only see this on FX in the US (if I don't have anything better to do on my next trip).

 

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Re: Other suggestions
Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 11:27:39 AM
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@Douglas442: It would have taken a real fan of the show to have labeled that movie "OK". More accurately, it seemed as if FOX's intent might have been to deliberately sabotage the return of the series.

I was trying to be charitable LOL

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Re: Orphan Black!!!
Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 11:23:08 AM
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@DrFPGA: Grimm is just good enough to watch...

I watched the first two series ... but then I sort of drifted away...

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Re: Orphan Black!!!
Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 11:22:03 AM
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@garydpdx: Tonight, I am going to try out The Strain, which debuted last week. :)

I read the books so I had to watch this myself. I was out of the office all last week with no access to the Internet, so I downloaded the first episode and watched it yesterday, plus I DVR'd episodes 2 and 3. As far as I could see, episode 1 very closely matched the start of the first book in the trilogy. It's not the best, but it's not bad -- I'm looking forward to watching more episodes...

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Re: tv recommendations
Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 11:18:28 AM
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@seaEE: Where else can you learn to make a radio from cocount shells.

Where indeed LOL

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Re: Just don;t get started watching Dark Shadows from the beginning...
Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 11:17:30 AM
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@DrFPGA: ...Dark Shadows...

The original one from the mid-1960s? Been there, done that, it was soooo bad you just had to watch it LOL

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Re: Other suggestions
Douglas442   7/21/2014 5:17:10 AM
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Max said: "Yes, I should have said Fox TV in conjunction with BBC. I had so much hope for that film ... until I saw it ... I mean, it was OK, but that was it ... just OK ..."

It would have taken a real fan of the show to have labeled that movie "OK". More accurately, it seemed as if FOX's intent might have been to deliberately sabotage the return of the series. No fault of the cast - I personally thought McGann was actually quite well suited to the role. Too bad they wasted it.

And... well, apologies for that... the then president of FOX Network hailed from a family native to my own home town... buddies and cronies with some folks that I *used* to work for. Somehow... I feel partially responsible.

Max said: "But the 2005 relaunch was everything I coudl have hoped ... I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!"

No question that I would agree. What amazes me is how they can pack so much into one hour episodes, and still manage to pull off such satisfyingly entertaining stories. This is a sure sign of creative talent... with great acting as a bonus. And though some may never be able to get past Tom Baker...

 ( who really was great!... I mean, who else could smile manically while delivering lines like: "I say, what a wonderful butler! He's so violent!"... and get away with it? )

... the new series casts have also certainly had a lot going for them, as well. And not just the actors in the title role. Speaking of which......

Max said: "@betajet: "Who can believe that by the 25th Century they haven't developed a cure for baldness?" I sure they had -- it was a personal choice."

It certainly hasn't done Karen Gillan ( Amy Pond to Matt Smith's Doctor ), a tremendous actress in her own right, any harm to her career, at least:

http://news.moviefone.com/2014/07/10/guardians-of-the-galaxy-karen-gillan-nebula

And, if comic-book movies aren't your thing, she has also starred in the recent "cult classic" thriller, Oculus.... and will be co-starring in a new American ABC series, Selfie, in the fall. Hope it all goes well for her, as I think she deserves success.



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Re: Orphan Black!!!
DrFPGA   7/20/2014 5:35:14 PM
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Grimm is just good enough to watch, and portland is a plus. Have used google map a few times to figure out what location they are probably shooting in, like the scenes on the river...

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