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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2012, 09:50:09 PM »
I dunno, just based on that teaser, Defiance could be interesting

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2012, 09:48:54 AM »
I dunno, just based on that teaser, Defiance could be interesting

Agreed; however, I'm in the more cautious category on this one.

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2012, 09:56:43 AM »
I dunno, just based on that teaser, Defiance could be interesting

Agreed; however, I'm in the more cautious category on this one.

Ditto.  I think it'll either rock or blow.  Either way, it will do so hard.

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2012, 10:07:15 AM »
If nothing else, it carries the suggestion of a half decent rpg setting.

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2012, 10:25:56 AM »
Precisely my thoughts while watching the trailer.  That happens to me a lot though - watching Walking Dead thinking "Man, I gotta run another survival horror GURPS game" (which, frankly, my group would straight up murder me for), or playing XCOM thinking "Gee, this would make for a cool Spycraft game".

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2012, 11:09:47 AM »
Mockingbird Lane teaser

Meh verging on Do Not Want

Yeah, this has gone from must see to owie in the span of just one preview. Well, that and all the scuttlebutt about the showrunners not seeing eye to eye with regard to tone and content. Shame. This seemed to have real promise.

After watching the first episode I putting it firmly in a we'll see.

It's weak in some places and it really is the Izzard-O'Connell show, with a strong showing for Cook (Eddie) and Wakefield (Marilyn). It's strong bits (almost all of which were Izzard or O'Connell) were very strong. It's weak bits just sort of meandered. You do have to accept that Herman and Grandpa in this are pretty different then the original though.

So, like I said, we'll see.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2012, 11:37:45 AM »
Mockingbird Lane teaser

Meh verging on Do Not Want

Yeah, this has gone from must see to owie in the span of just one preview. Well, that and all the scuttlebutt about the showrunners not seeing eye to eye with regard to tone and content. Shame. This seemed to have real promise.

After watching the first episode I putting it firmly in a we'll see.

Actually, we won't. The reason it was broadcast as a holiday special is because the series wasn't greenlit. That's all that currently exists for the show and unless something shocking happens there won't ever be any more.

Personally, I'm fine with that. I liked the visuals and there were kernels of good ideas in the story but on the whole it just isn't polished enough to move forward IMO.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2012, 02:57:46 PM »
I watched 1313 last night as well. It was enjoyable, but Izzard clearly stole the show. I didn't mind the differences from the original series, and they kept just enough similar to make it feel right.

The visual effects did need a little polish, but I would have kept watching if they hadn't canned it.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2012, 03:02:21 PM »
BSG: Blood and Chrome starts this Friday.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2012, 07:58:10 PM »
BSG: Blood and Chrome starts this Friday.

Woot! It's a crying shame that didn't get picked up to series.
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2012, 11:35:15 AM »
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2012, 01:26:11 PM »
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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2012, 05:06:27 PM »
Very cool stuff


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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2012, 08:35:25 AM »
2 Episodes are up on for BSG Blood and Chrome.   Not bad is all I'll say, and that coming from someone who hated BSG.

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Re: The Idiot Box: TV Season 2012/2013
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2012, 03:05:24 PM »
How many eps is it meant to run for?