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Orphan black: Thumbs Up
kfield   7/16/2014 5:24:53 PM
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I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of the Orphan Black Season Two DVD set. Yeah, I know, it aired ages ago but we tend to bing watch everything at our house so we wait until it is available on DVD or on demand. Check it out - you won't regert it. The same actress plays several different roles (clones) and it's incredibly clever.

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Re: Continuum
betajet   7/16/2014 3:31:50 PM
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Max wrote: I don't mind a good plot twist or too... so long as they don;t twist it so much that no one has a clue what's going on anymore...

Better steer clear of The Saragossa Manuscript (book 1805 or 1810, movie 1965).  Marvelous book and movie: a celebration of the art of story-telling, with deeply nested and interleaved stories.

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Re: Other suggestions
Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 3:05:23 PM
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@WMD: Dig it out and tell me I'm lyin'!

I don't need to I can tell you are a man of impeccable taste (unlike that no-account Rich Pell, who isn't fit to lick the ground Doctor Who walks on!)

One I really did like was Babylon 5 -- the way the "Shadows" grew in the telling and the story developed. I'm seriously thinking about getting the entire series on DVD ($99 the last time I looked on Amazon) ... but then I come back to thinking "I haven't got the time..."

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Re: Other suggestions
WDM   7/16/2014 2:58:32 PM
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If you never saw Earth 2, consider yourself lucky. It started out well, but descended into the truly bizarre before it saw the axe.

BG (new) is actually well worth the time - unlike the spinoff. It started with a solid base of the best parts of the original series, brought out really good explanations of the how and why, and the plot and character development, as well as the acting was spectacular. Dig it out and tell me I'm lyin'!

Wayne

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Re: Continuum
Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 2:54:20 PM
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@Barry: ...lately it seems more like the science fiction side of it has been downplayed in favour plot twist after plot twist...

I don't mind a good plot twist or too ... so long as they don;t twist it so much that no one has a clue what's going on anymore (I heard that happened to "Lost" -- but once again I never started looking at that one). 

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Re: Other suggestions
Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 2:52:06 PM
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@WDM: It seems a common affliction - watching to the bitter end - "Earth 2" and "Battlestar Galactica" come to mind...

I never saw "Earth 2" -- was it worth it? I remember the original "Battlestar Galactica" when I was young -- I havn;t seen the new one, but I have a sneaking suspission that I have the whole thing on DVD in a cupboard somewhere -- is it worth my rooting it out?

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Continuum
Barry_Moss   7/16/2014 2:51:41 PM
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I've been enjoying Continuum, although lately it seems more like the science fiction side of it has been downplayed in favour plot twist after plot twist. 

 

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WDM   7/16/2014 2:32:04 PM
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It seems a common affliction - watching to the bitter end - "Earth 2" and "Battlestar Galactica" come to mind, although to be fair, the latter was extremely good right up unitl the last few episodes.

I'm currently addicted to "Defiance" - plausible settings, engaging characaters, real human reactions to stresses, extremely well-done sets, SFX and makeup, believeable anthromorphaliens (is that a word?), MacGyvering of old-Earth tech as well as a gentle sprinkle of AlienTech. They even have an even more addictive online massive multiplayer game where you get to give it in spades to the baddies.

I give it an A++. My wife doesn't get it, but then again, she didn't ge BG either. Luddites.

Wayne

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Re: Other suggestions
Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 11:20:05 AM
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@Rich: ...except for Dr. Who, which I never was particularly a fan of...

And I used to call you "friend" ...

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Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 10:25:17 AM
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@Rich: ...except for Dr. Who, which I never was particularly a fan of...

Wash your mouth out with soap and water -- you are obviously a man of no account -- like I would take advice from one such as you -- "Ha!" I say! :-)

 

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