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Tom January 15 2013 02:00 AM

Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
Continuum premiers in the US on SYFY tonight! Discuss the first season here!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/

Tom January 15 2013 02:04 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
Good to see Master Bra'tac again ;)

JD January 15 2013 02:36 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
I've been looking forward to this for a while now. I know it's not gotten an amazing reaction overall, but it still looks enjoyable to me.

Borgminister January 15 2013 02:55 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
I'll give it a shot...

Christopher January 15 2013 03:03 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
I love it already. The technological futurism is just about the best I've ever seen on TV. High-tech clothing with built-in equipment and graphics, cybernetic implants and transhuman enhancements -- this is great stuff. It's so fresh for TV that the old tropes of time travel seem positively antiquated by comparison.

Not as fond of the guns with the floaty midair targeting holograms. Not only are floaty midair holograms implausible as a rule (what's reflecting/emitting the light?), but if these people already have HUDs in their eyes, it seems redundant.

Rachel Nichols is a solid lead, though it's hard to entirely sympathize with her character or the system she represents. The story's pretty interesting so far.

Brent January 15 2013 03:59 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
One of the better representations, IMO, of what the future (2077 in this case) will be like. Not too extreme at all.

A lot of the technology we see there is easily being talked about today as becoming future technology, such as electronic clothing and clothing with small computers, displays and controls built in. The idea of upgrading or augmenting the human with bio implants to enhance our senses. Finally licking true hologram technology.

Not sure about the storyline, its ok, but I could see corporations being the "savior" from our own government, in the future, it's a scary and real possibility.

Anyway, I subscribed to the series on my DVR, I'll check out each new episode till I become bored.

MacLeod January 15 2013 05:47 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
Somewhat suprised that the US hadn't had this show yet. But it's a fairly decent show.

Kegg January 15 2013 05:51 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
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MacLeod wrote: (Post 7536943)
Somewhat suprised that the US hadn't had this show yet.

It is strange that the UK got it first, yeah, considering it was also licensed here to Syfy and Canada's a lot closer to America than here.

It's pretty mediocre overall to be honest, but never to the point where I stopped watching, and - in a non-spoilery sort of way - I think the season ends well in a sense that it could do some interesting things in its next season.

bigdaddy January 15 2013 06:35 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
At least it takes place in Vancouver and not pretend it's Miami or something. :lol:

I'll give it a shot if they add it to On Demand. For some reason I get Syfy on Demand when I don't the cable channel itself.

JD January 15 2013 06:44 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
I enjoyed it. It wasn't anything amazing, but the story is interesting, the future tech is cool, most of characters seem pretty interesting, and I like the cast.

Borgminister January 15 2013 07:37 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
The heroin vaguely resembles Jodie Foster, and has a pleasing figure. If this will be set for the most part in 2012, it'll take some kind of storyline to hook me though. If it is split 50/50 between the 'past' and 2077, I'll be more intrigued.

Guy Gardener January 15 2013 11:00 AM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
20/80. A lot of flash backs, as Kiera remembers the futuristic origins of whatever current bollocks she's stewing in.

Really?

America is really not a super power any more is it?

I find it astonishing that you can't buy this legally on DVD already yet.

Pingfah January 15 2013 12:25 PM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
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Borgminister wrote: (Post 7537282)
The heroin vaguely resembles Jodie Foster, and has a pleasing figure. If this will be set for the most part in 2012, it'll take some kind of storyline to hook me though. If it is split 50/50 between the 'past' and 2077, I'll be more intrigued.

It's not split 50/50, but there's plenty of future stuff.

I was afraid that they would shoehorn a bunch of future scenes into episode 1, and then immediately abandon them for a police procedural in episode 2, but the show fairly consistently visits the future throughout the whole season.

Guy Gardener January 15 2013 01:15 PM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
It's like Highlander in reverse.

Rednalhgih?

jayceee January 15 2013 01:50 PM

Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
 
Quote:

Guy Gardener wrote: (Post 7537645)
I find it astonishing that you can't buy this legally on DVD already yet.

In two weeks, the dvd will be released in the UK.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Continuum-Se.../dp/B009T846A4


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