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« Reply #2100 on: August 07, 2018, 09:14:20 AM »
Everyone here is a bunch of idiots.  Why is the reaction to this news to talk about Alf?  LOL

Because not all of us are into boring space operas, guy. Settle down. ...Acting like Picard is yo' daddy, or something.
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« Reply #2101 on: August 07, 2018, 09:49:22 AM »
Everyone here is a bunch of idiots.  Why is the reaction to this news to talk about Alf?  LOL

Because not all of us are into boring space operas, guy. Settle down. ...Acting like Picard is yo' daddy, or something.

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« Reply #2102 on: August 07, 2018, 01:26:57 PM »
Should I be ashamed of myself for wanting to watch Magnum P.I. reboot simply because of Lady Higgins?

Cuz I'm not.....mwahaha

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« Reply #2103 on: August 07, 2018, 03:13:20 PM »
I agree with Aeolus regarding the Picard show. Despite my initial excitement, I'm not shelling out more money for another streaming service, even if it is Picard. When the first season of Picard is over I may just sign up for the free trial and binge through it and at least check out Discovery, but that's it.

But yeah, the reboots are getting out of hand. I liked Alf as a kid, but I watched a few episodes a few years back because I'd frankly forgotten about it until an Alf puppet showed up on Big Bang Theory. I didn't find it very funny, and Alf was genuinely creepy. Also, apparently the series was a pain in the ass to shoot, and the guy who played Willie (the dad) despised the show and left the set after the finale without even saying goodbye to the crew and other cast members.

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« Reply #2104 on: August 07, 2018, 07:30:13 PM »
Belated, but....

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Everyone here is a bunch of idiots.  Why is the reaction to this news to talk about Alf?  LOL

Because they're bringing Alf back.

If Reboot were the Gallant of 80s computer nerd jokes, Alf would be the Goofus.

Seriously. We live in a world with the first couple of Big Bang Theory seasons, Young Sheldon, and The Orville. Even if they did Alf the best they could do, it would still be garbage.


That all said, I'm currently more interested in the recently announced brought back She-Ra series, than a lot of the other Necro'd from the 80s properties. I've also been hearing good things about the Duck Tales redux, so that's another on my list.

Once I'm done with these, I might give "Jean Luc's Day Out" a whirl.
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« Reply #2105 on: August 08, 2018, 03:18:44 PM »
going to take anyone who is regularly watching Big Bang Theory's opinion on what is and isn't good television with a grain of salt.

I won't pay for Picard either but I will watch the hell out of it once it comes out on DVD.

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« Reply #2106 on: August 08, 2018, 03:26:17 PM »
I won't pay for Picard either but I will watch the hell out of it once it comes out on DVD.

1) I'm pretty sure it'll just be called "Picard" too, actually.

2) I wish I could wait for DVD but I'm entirely too "connected" to the fandom to wait that long.  Evil CBS will be getting my money after all, even though I held off on Discovery.
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« Reply #2107 on: August 08, 2018, 07:01:59 PM »
going to take anyone who is regularly watching Big Bang Theory's opinion on what is and isn't good television with a grain of salt.

I won't pay for Picard either but I will watch the hell out of it once it comes out on DVD.

I'm not saying that its good, I'm saying that it could be considered good compared to Alf.

Honestly, BBT a long long time ago was decent, but its painful to watch now since its almost nothing to do with being nerdy anymore and just coasts on the question of what can it get away with on its Nerd Immunity (I'm just waiting for the inevitable 'Rahj is gay' shoe to finally drop; also, just because I invoked the mental image just now, I hope to god they get the stars from the Lethal Weapon reboot to kick down the door, shout "YOUR NERD IMMUNITY HAS JUST BEEN REVOKED!" and end the series in a hail of bullets).

Also, I don't have Cable (and don't Netflix or Hulu on principle), so there's not a hell of a lot I watch these days anyways (beyond some of the best seasons of the best reality tv series on TV right now, the Evening News).
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« Reply #2108 on: November 07, 2018, 03:55:28 PM »
Bought a month of Amazon Prime for Halloween-related things, and decided to rewatch a bunch of old sci-fi while I was at it, plus some new stuff:

Twilight Zone - only watched two episodes this time, including the one with watch that stops time.

Battlestar Galactica (Mini-series) - This was a fantastic way to start a dramatic sci-fi series, and it reminds me why I was so excited for it back in the day! Almost jumped straight into the main series, but that'll have to wait until another time. Besides, I fell out of love towards the end of either Season 2 or early season 3. It felt like they dragged it out far too long, made worse by the fact that the humanoid Cylons were just...stupid, IIRC. At least for a machine race. I guess we wouldn't have much of a series if they were actually efficient, ruthless, and logical, though...

Stargate: Atlantis - They didn't have more than 2 seasons of SG1, so I tried to start this instead....but I couldn't figure out what was going on. I'm pretty sure this spin-off actually started in an episode of SG1, so it didn't introduce the characters, and started off with a ton of techno-babble without much context. I don't remember actually enjoying this one much, so I'm not gonna bother with it.

Babylon 5 - WOW! This has not aged well - neither in effects, set design, or acting. Gave up after a couple of minutes. Not really my cup of tea.

The Expanse - the main event. Binged the entire first season in two days, and I'll definitely start the second season tonight. I was told to keep my expectations low as far as practical effects go, but this certainly looked better than previous Sci-fi channel stuff, and the CG is the best I've seen on TV...from what little I'm exposed to these days, for what it's worth. But the story is gripping, and this is easily the most realistic hard sci-fi I've seen on the small screen. About damn time, eh, Sci-Fi channel?

The acting is well....you can judge how long someone's gonna last by the quality of their acting. I suppose that's the most I could ask from cable TV, though it does suck the tension out sometimes, especially early on.

Overall, I think this was just what I needed right now. It's been a long time since I've seen a new live-action series that I fully enjoyed. Hopefully it doesn't drop the ball or get cancelled prematurely like every other Sci-fi show I've ever enjoyed.

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« Reply #2109 on: November 08, 2018, 04:49:20 AM »
Bought a month of Amazon Prime for Halloween-related things, and decided to rewatch a bunch of old sci-fi while I was at it, plus some new stuff:

Battlestar Galactica (Mini-series) - This was a fantastic way to start a dramatic sci-fi series, and it reminds me why I was so excited for it back in the day! Almost jumped straight into the main series, but that'll have to wait until another time. Besides, I fell out of love towards the end of either Season 2 or early season 3. It felt like they dragged it out far too long, made worse by the fact that the humanoid Cylons were just...stupid, IIRC. At least for a machine race. I guess we wouldn't have much of a series if they were actually efficient, ruthless, and logical, though...

Stargate: Atlantis - They didn't have more than 2 seasons of SG1, so I tried to start this instead....but I couldn't figure out what was going on. I'm pretty sure this spin-off actually started in an episode of SG1, so it didn't introduce the characters, and started off with a ton of techno-babble without much context. I don't remember actually enjoying this one much, so I'm not gonna bother with it.

Babylon 5 - WOW! This has not aged well - neither in effects, set design, or acting. Gave up after a couple of minutes. Not really my cup of tea.

Let me guess, you're referring to the Aughts grimdark BSG miniseries and not the made-for-TV movie 70s BSG miniseries (which is also pretty good for what it is and the period it was made for). Unfortunately, I feel that the Aughts BSG aged very poorly over the last decade and change. Once you know all the mysteries in play, all that's left is relentless pessimism and the poor filming techniques that plagued the later Aughts.

As for SG: Atlantis, it was one of those things where all the effort went to the base show and it never got out from under SG-1's shadow. It doesn't help matters that the SG-1 writing model (episodic A plots with a seasonal/series-wide B/meta-plot running in the background) doesn't work quite as well on SG:A as the show wasn't nearly as grounded as SG-1 was (so you can't just pop into an episode and know the gist of what's going on; especially since Atlantis lacked a 95 Stargate movie equivalent to serve as a primer for the meta-plot).

Meanwhile, I too have been going through Babylon 5 recently (and still am). My advice is to skip The Gathering (i.e. the pilot; as the show steadily improves in quality over the first two seasons) and to embrace the 5 mile long 90s Time Capsule drifting all alone in the night (its like being 8 years old again, plus you can almost see the effect it had on things like Starcraft and Beast Wars).
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« Reply #2110 on: November 08, 2018, 06:32:23 AM »
@Aeolus - that's mostly how I remember SG: Atlantis, too. As for Galactica, yeah, the newer one. It's probably not worth rewatching in full, but I loved how it started out, at least.

But I'm not sure I could put up with the ages special effects, set design, and overall look of Babylon 5. It's not just the CGI that bothered me, the alien designs and ships all look too wierd to me. Plus I spoiled a few bits in an effort to convince myself it was worth a shot...I think I'd rather read a novel adaption instead, which is saying something considering my general apathy towards literature.

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« Reply #2111 on: November 14, 2018, 11:06:40 AM »
Besides Korean dramas, I started watching The Good Doctor, an American medical drama based on a Korean drama.  It's a pretty formulaic American medical drama.
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« Reply #2112 on: November 15, 2018, 04:30:30 AM »
Finished Season 2 of The Expanse...about 2 hours too late to get it in before my subscription renewed. :P Thankfully I was able to get a refund. Show was great, though, I can hardly wait to see what happens in season 3. Only complaint I'm having is that it actually dampens my spirits in terms of space explorations, because it reminds me that no matter what great heights humanity might accomplish, politicians and greedy fuckfaces will always find a way to ruin everything.

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The hardest scenes for me to watch was the Agg Dome on Ganymede destroyed, if only because it was the result of so may stupid reasons. The "bread basket of space" yet that's where they drew their armestice line? So one false move could lead to mass food shortages and the destruction of what could only be considered a massive feat of engineering? Such a waste...yet one I could easily see any space-faring version of humanity resorting to if they're still so readily stuck in their ways all those years in the future...

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« Reply #2113 on: November 15, 2018, 10:22:10 AM »
Besides Korean dramas, I started watching The Good Doctor, an American medical drama based on a Korean drama.  It's a pretty formulaic American medical drama.

I haven't watched it, but the synopsis implies someone (presumably in Korea) figured mixing Doogie Howser and House would make for innovative TV.
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« Reply #2114 on: November 16, 2018, 09:50:43 AM »
Besides Korean dramas, I started watching The Good Doctor, an American medical drama based on a Korean drama.  It's a pretty formulaic American medical drama.

I haven't watched it, but the synopsis implies someone (presumably in Korea) figured mixing Doogie Howser and House would make for innovative TV.

Y'know, I wouldn't say you're wrong here.

Overall the Korean version explores how being a "good doctor" (yep) is more than just knowing a bunch of stuff (and also, romance).  The American version is much more "Doogie Houser" than the Korean one, by a lot.
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