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Re: The Idiot Box 2016: Yadda yadda yadda.
« Reply #195 on: July 26, 2016, 11:44:45 AM »
Wonder if they'll be available over here...

NZ gets all of the Marvel shows on Netflix at the same time as the US. It even works out better for us as we don't have to take a Friday off work to watch them as soon as possible.

Not just Europe but also Japan and Australia too.


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« Reply #196 on: July 26, 2016, 01:07:19 PM »
Wonder if they'll be available over here...

NZ gets all of the Marvel shows on Netflix at the same time as the US. It even works out better for us as we don't have to take a Friday off work to watch them as soon as possible.
Oh sweet thanks Wolverine. Might actually look at getting Netflix (there was a huge stink about a ton of shows we couldn't get when it got launched so I've never really looked into it). Do you have it? Is it good?

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« Reply #197 on: July 26, 2016, 10:39:31 PM »
Yeah, we still don't get everything, but we do get the important stuff (Marvel, Stranger Days).

I'm on Fibre 100 from Spark and it's great. Maybe a little buffering when you hit play, but once it's going you're golden. The only time it pauses is when it's making sure I'm still watching after 2-3 episodes ;)
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« Reply #198 on: July 26, 2016, 11:42:59 PM »
Ah cool. I'm not on Fibre yet, but it's getting put in later this year :)

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« Reply #199 on: July 27, 2016, 05:58:11 AM »
Well, their streaming service was never worth the money because the value of any single network's streaming service hovers around zero.

Oh, something that just occurred to me, there is an exception to that, PBS Passport.
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« Reply #200 on: July 27, 2016, 09:53:39 AM »
What's interesting is that after listening to the music through headphones, I'm noticing a couple of very distinctive Klingon musical cues...

I really like the Klingon influences in the ship design.
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« Reply #201 on: July 27, 2016, 11:52:40 AM »
  Well I like the new ship - Star Trek's agonizing inability to move beyond the slightest flourishes and topological manipulations of the original Constitution class is one of the biggest contributors to Star Trek's status as sci-fi baby-food (after an entire galaxy populated by humans in facial appliances...). It fan base includes some of the most hideously self-important canon bible-thumpers I have ever seen. We're talking arch-conservative to the point of outright reactionary zealotry. I hope this show kicks them all squarely in the balls.

  Seriously - let them have a vision and see what they ADD to the setting instead of rehashing existing threads and themes.
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« Reply #202 on: July 27, 2016, 12:45:22 PM »
Interview with Bryan Fuller at SDCC about Star Trek Discovery

If the ship's code has anything to do with the crew's mission, he's not admitting it. There's some other interesting bits in there as well.
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« Reply #203 on: July 27, 2016, 03:05:29 PM »
It's going to be really interesting to see the make-up of the crew. Especially the captain.

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« Reply #204 on: July 27, 2016, 03:29:24 PM »
Wow, I can't believe I missed this in the spring...

Hulu popped up a recomendation for Houdini and Doyle, a British/Canadian/American show that aired on Fox in the spring. Michael Weston and Stephen Magnan play the titular roles of real life friends (and later enemies). Houdini is a flamboyant, wise cracking septic and Doyle is a reserved believer in the occult and such. (His belief in spiritualism caused him to view Houdini as an enemy later in their lives). Teamed up with Constable Adelaide Stratton (played by Rebecca Liddiard), who is somewhere between the two on the belief scale, as a police liason who is given specific directions to babysit them. Together they fight crime.

The chemistry between the three works, the plots are an engaging but accessible take on the time period, and the production values are pretty good. My only real complaint is that while they got Houdini being a doting son who would do almost anything for his mother, including hiring an actor to play Edward VII at her birthday party because the King was "busy", they turned him into a ladies man and flirt while ignoring his wife and stage assistant who was devoted and loyal to.

It comes across as a mix of the X-Files, FX, and Castle (with less flirting and romance.)

It's certainly worth giving the first few episodes a shot on Hulu.

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Re: The Idiot Box 2016: Yadda yadda yadda.
« Reply #205 on: July 30, 2016, 04:57:11 PM »


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« Reply #206 on: July 30, 2016, 11:27:58 PM »
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Re: The Idiot Box 2016: Yadda yadda yadda.
« Reply #207 on: July 31, 2016, 07:02:23 AM »
Westworld on HBO: https://youtu.be/eX3u0IlBBO4

I'm so jazzed about this show.

It looks groundbreaking as an adaptation.

Although there have been rumors of trouble regarding the graphic depictions of nudity, sex, and a story relevant rape that occurs with extras having to sign wavers for genital to genital contact, I am fairly convinced they will not cross lines they shouldn't. I would not surprised if they had porn stars for a couple of roles if necessary.




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Re: The Idiot Box 2016: Yadda yadda yadda.
« Reply #208 on: August 09, 2016, 08:26:03 PM »
Has anyone else been watching the latest storm surge of StevenUniverse?

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« Reply #209 on: August 13, 2016, 09:08:13 PM »
So, I banged watched The Get Down on Netflix this morning instead of rushing out to fix some store's coupon printer. Time well spent.

First, let me state I'm not really a fan of a disco or hip hop, but the show is more about growing up and figuring who you , what you care about and the consequences of you choices.

Highly recommended.
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