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Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/28/12)
10/28/2012 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 10/28/2012 1:46:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/28/12)
Monday:
10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC



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

Online:
Nuclear Family -- XBox Live


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
Well in honor of Halloween here is Buck Rogers vs Space Vampire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klfuM9cFDI
1 posted on 10/28/2012 1:46:52 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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2 posted on 10/28/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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For those seeking light Sci-Fi, may I recommend this: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (Live-action Halo Series)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbBYG77VeCE&feature=relmfu


3 posted on 10/28/2012 1:51:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KevinDavis

Buck Rogers paper models you can download for free and assemble.
http://www.paperaviation.de/Thunderfighter/thunderfighter.html


4 posted on 10/28/2012 2:00:42 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: KevinDavis
Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion reunite for 'Firefly' 10th anniversary special on the Science Channel

"Firefly: Browncoats Unite," airing Sunday, Nov. 11, reunites creator Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion, along with the spaceship Serenity's crew members: Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau , Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite. The group will also be joined by executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina.

More information at link
5 posted on 10/28/2012 2:03:55 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis

Not exactly SciFi, but ...

I watched Mockingbird Lane, supposed to be a reboot of the old TV commedy, The Munsters.

It was horrible. It was like a script in search of something. It tried to be comedic, but it wasn’t funny. It tried to be weird, but the special effects just turned out to be gross. It tried to be serious drama, but it was too silly to be taken seriously.


6 posted on 10/28/2012 2:08:21 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KevinDavis

Monday:
10/9 — Revolution — NBC
Friday:
9/8 — Haven — SyFy
9/8 — Fringe — Fox

What’s this crap! Tonight there will be three really good OLD si-fi movies on TCM!

20 Million Miles To Earth

Earth vs the Flying Saucers!

THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON!

Made when si-fi was good!


7 posted on 10/28/2012 2:54:53 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: TomGuy
It was horrible.

Completely agree. I usually like more comedy in my comedies. It was boring, predictable, dull and NOT funny.

8 posted on 10/28/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: KevinDavis

If anyone hasn’t seen Continuum yet (Canadian series)
It’s streaming here. First season 1-10 (pretty decent show)
http://continuumtheseries.com/


9 posted on 10/28/2012 3:22:26 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: KevinDavis

I have given up on Revolution. Completely boring and predictable.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: libertarian27

The problem with Continuum:

Sorry!
This video is not available in your country. [USA]


11 posted on 10/28/2012 3:30:57 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: verga

I never watched Revolution, because I thought its premise was too silly.

I did try to watch Beauty & the Beast, but just can’t seem to get involved in it.

Similar with 666 Park Avenue. I have watched all the current episodes, but it just doesn’t hold my interest.


12 posted on 10/28/2012 3:35:18 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
I might've watched it until I realized it was a failed pilot -- so bad thy couldn't air it originally. And the Munsters isn't something that needs to be updated. It was the definition of situation comedy, and they don't do that stuff anymore.

Besides, the remade the Munsters about 20 years ago. It didnt take.

13 posted on 10/28/2012 3:48:38 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: KevinDavis

I just stumbled onto The Booth at the End. People do evil deeds, that “the man” picks at random from a book,, in exchange for a wish.
The whole show 10 eps takes place in a booth in a dinner.


14 posted on 10/28/2012 3:49:11 PM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: TomGuy
I watched two eps of 666 and there are more on the DVR. Not compelling. I think I picked the wrong show to get on board at the start.

I watched the original Beuty and the Beast. I didn't like the premise of this one where he was like a werewolf or the Hulk or something.

15 posted on 10/28/2012 4:00:23 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: KevinDavis

Next to the Walking Dead, my fave is “Last Resort”. It’s not science fiction but excellet drama and the plot line is great........


16 posted on 10/28/2012 4:04:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

WALKING DEAD - AMC, TONIGHT, 8 PM CENTRAL


17 posted on 10/28/2012 4:17:42 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: Marcella
AMC, TONIGHT, 8 PM CENTRAL

Got it set on my DVR, thanks.......Will watch my Tigers get beat then Walking Dead after I get up in the morning........

18 posted on 10/28/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: TomGuy

oops..Sorry..if you want to check it out I can send you a different link by freep mail


19 posted on 10/28/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; KevinDavis; All
yeah...great stuff.. last sat., I watched This Island Earth.. Classic. ;-)
i must be off.. 20mmte next. (TMC) :-D
20 posted on 10/28/2012 4:56:30 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: KevinDavis

20 Million Miles to Earth, a Ray Harryhausen classic SciFi is on TCM at 5PM Pacific

IOW: Starting right about now


21 posted on 10/28/2012 5:01:33 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Ahh, you beat me to it.

Wow, three good ones in a row, I may have to pass on watching the World Series.


22 posted on 10/28/2012 5:03:22 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: TomGuy
Similar with 666 Park Avenue. I have watched all the current episodes, but it just doesn’t hold my interest.

I watched the first 3 because I really like Vanessa Williams and the Guy from Lost, but got bored after that.

23 posted on 10/28/2012 5:51:52 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Next to the Walking Dead, my fave is “Last Resort”. It’s not science fiction but excellet drama and the plot line is great........

Agreed

24 posted on 10/28/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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***Wow, three good ones in a row,****

Actually four! After the first men in the moon is the original silent PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Lon Chaney! The best Phantom ever made!


25 posted on 10/28/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Marcella

Really enjoying Walking Dead this season so far. They’ve got the “Governor” and Michonne. I just hope they stray away from the more perverse/sadistic elements in the comic, but I could be wrong.

It was interesting to see the loose canon Merle kowed by the Governor.


26 posted on 10/28/2012 7:43:38 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I can’t wait until the Dr. Who Christmas special comes.


27 posted on 10/28/2012 7:48:42 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: TomGuy

Agreed. If you had a conscience and know how to turn the power back on, you don’t wait 15 years in hiding to do it.


28 posted on 10/28/2012 7:49:34 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Thorliveshere

Someone said the reason the show got better was that they went from being liberal to conservative. Lorrie was worried about her son wandering in the last season, but also worried about him having a gun, in a world filled with zombies. Now he dispatches them along with the men. The group was worried about ethics and nitpicking social stuff instead of survival, neglecting hard preparations for winter or defense of the farm. Now they clearly have defense front and foremost. Even Carol learned how to shoot and some medical skills from the doctor. It’s more realistic than the assumption that the zombies would continue to leave the farm alone, while Herschel naively denied them their guns.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 7:53:10 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: KevinDavis

A post-Obama sci-fi short story, “Fire Season”
http://tamarawilhite.hubpages.com/hub/Fire-Season-a-short-story


30 posted on 10/28/2012 8:00:09 PM PDT by tbw2
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“It was interesting to see the loose canon Merle kowed by the Governor.”

I couldn't believe it - Merle turned into a wuss/pussy/wet noddle. That Governor is something else. But, it's so bad outside his walls, I think I would stay there and have a small profile, stay away from the Governor.

31 posted on 10/28/2012 8:13:47 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: tbw2

And the way Rick took care of Tomas sooner than later, that just blew me away. I was worried they would drag out the season with that little power struggle, but the job was DONE!

I’m also glad Lori admitted that she was a bad mother and wife. So many fans want her character to die off since she’s such a b****. Nice to see her have less edge to her and trying to repair things with Rick and craving his affections.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 5:23:03 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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She’s about to be utterly, physically dependent on him as a new mother and with a screaming dinner bell for zombies (wailing newborn) shortly. She has to keep him willing to do anything for her for them to have a chance at survival. Though that doesn’t happen if they follow the comic story arc.


33 posted on 10/29/2012 5:47:30 AM PDT by tbw2
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She’s about to be utterly, physically dependent on him

Exactly, which I think fits perfectly with this season's theme, the previous seasons were more or less about the breakdown of society, the breaking of personal relationships, and what is a "friend" a post-apoc world. Now, it's just about survival, and Rick taking down Tomas, Lori doing her best to endear herself back to her husband is all about survival. Wonderfully done.

I'm also liking the scientist character at Woodbury. There isn't a character like him in the comics, so it's great they're trying to deal with the "science" of zombies. This could manifest itself in many directions for the show. Will the governor try to make the creatures his robotic soldiers? I can see that happening.
34 posted on 10/29/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: tbw2

Sorry, tbw2, I meant to say you nailed that perfectly on the head.


35 posted on 10/29/2012 4:33:47 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Thorliveshere

Why does the governor have the zombie heads in the fish tanks?


36 posted on 10/30/2012 8:01:55 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2
Why does the governor have the zombie heads in the fish tanks?

He's just flat-out nuts.
37 posted on 10/30/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: KevinDavis

going over some pings...i’ve never seen that one (u-tube). :-D


38 posted on 12/16/2012 10:00:27 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; KevinDavis
20 Million Miles To Earth
Earth vs the Flying Saucers!
THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON!
watched two of 'em...

39 posted on 12/16/2012 10:04:03 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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