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Old June 6 2012, 12:49 PM   #76
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Re: Continuum the new tv series!

take a clue form the name of the series... "Continuum" not "Parallels" nor "Omniverse".

Just like the first terminator movie, this tv show is about predestination.

I liked it in the terminator TV show when people started arriving in the past form contradicting timelines, but that's not going to happen here, because we saw time carry on in the future after Kiera backstepped. She hadn't destroyed or changed the future and we've known this since the pilot, even if she doesn't.
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Old June 6 2012, 01:36 PM   #77
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Of course, that just raises the question, since her outfit can provide addresses of their ancestors, why doesn't she just track them down and kill them. Of course, it's completely unethical to kill someone just because of what their great-grandchildren will do 60 years from now, but considering how much of a threat these poeple are both in the future and the present, it's an option that should at least be considered.
Wouldn't it be more ethical just to alter their life paths so they didn't meet their future spouses, or something?
Good idea. My point was that Kiera has knowledge to essentially prevent these people from being born, which she threatened to do do that guy in the pilot. Whether she kills them, manipulates them into not meeting their spouses, or manipulates a divorce if they're already married, or makes them sterile or whatever, it's an option that's open to her. Likely a last resort option, but an option all the same.

Of course, it is interesting that they all seem to be from the British Columbia and have ancestry in the BC area going back 60 years. While not implausible, you'd think 60 years is long enough that at least one of them would have had their ancestors somewhere outside the province in modern day.
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Old June 6 2012, 01:50 PM   #78
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They're Nationalists who believe in the power of the people to govern themselves not the global oligarchs of a profit motivated meritocracy...

Racists paramilitary survivalist nutjobs are usually at least third generation who believe that local people are more important than foreigners over the...

Since when did Canada have a President?

The terrorist that wanted to stay said that the president stuck it to the corporations.

Canada has a Prime minister.

A Canadian wouldn't call the US President "the" President.
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Old June 6 2012, 02:17 PM   #79
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The first episode established that North America was a corporate-controlled union, so they're likely to think of Canada as part of that union (as it is for themselves in their own time).
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Old June 6 2012, 05:24 PM   #80
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it's just a question of when Canada and the US reintegrated?

Was there a war of the Americas during those dark times?

Usually wars don't bankrupt both sides.

Then again in the old days, the winning army would just rape the civilians take everything not nailed down and go home...

The civilized world is too touchy feely to win a war guilt free.

So Canada and America hammered the shit out of each other, maybe something happened to the English Royal family, and then went for a hand out to Pepsi and Time Warner Brothers AOL afraid that all those soldiers would say fuck it and carve out their own little empires when their paychecks bounced?

I wonder how far down the American Union extends?

Past Mexico?

past Columbia?

Past Peru?

Past Chile

Past Argentina?

All the way to the Falkland Islands which puts Britain and America squarely at odds.

But like I said, something probably happened to the British Royal family.
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Old June 6 2012, 06:13 PM   #81
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I think I heard the phrase "North American Union", and I am wondering if the Union was a successor to NAFTA and other trade agreements, combined with increased privatization of public services. Privatize the police and you're basically at corporate dictatorship already.
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Old June 6 2012, 06:48 PM   #82
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670,000 for the second episode. A sharp drop, but still great numbers for Showcase (Lost Girl pulls in c300,000).
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Old June 6 2012, 09:36 PM   #83
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I think I heard the phrase "North American Union", and I am wondering if the Union was a successor to NAFTA and other trade agreements, combined with increased privatization of public services. Privatize the police and you're basically at corporate dictatorship already.
Almost everywhere is North of somewhere else.
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Old June 12 2012, 07:13 AM   #84
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Latest episode was an improvement over last week's.
In the end though, when a show's brief flash forwards to the future prove to be the most sapid parts, there's a problem.
Wish this show had never gone down the tired time travel path and played it straight with terrorists causing havoc in a corporate governed society. Maybe they did it for budgetary reasons, or maybe the producers like downtown Vancouver.

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Old June 13 2012, 01:57 AM   #85
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The scenes in the future are cool and I do wish they had have just stuck with that. Obviously, that would have jacked the budget up which is why they didn't do that, but whatever.

The storyline was by the numbers. Mr Kellog has definately left the gang and the psycho Asian dude has been killed. The house at the end being booby-trapped was so obvious I was screaming "check of a booby-trap" at the TV.

Kiera once again threatens to track down the ancestors of the gang to prevent their birth. At this point, I suspect this is going to be on one of them, perhaps in the finale.
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Old June 13 2012, 02:10 AM   #86
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And "Herbert George"??

C'MON! Kiera! That's fricking blatant!

That frak must have searched the entire city looking for a good time pun to line up the cross hairs on his trap.
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Old June 13 2012, 03:05 AM   #87
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Now THAT was more like it. The third episode was tight, smart, and even managed some sympathy for the terrorists. The first really good episode. Aside from the formulaic mandatory shootout, I was, finally, quite impressed.
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Old June 13 2012, 03:15 AM   #88
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When I was 6 years old, I read a Judge Dredd comic where a criminal tried to use a lawgiver (Dredds gun) on Dredd, and got his ass handed to him because it was gene locked... Doesn't the lawgiver electrocute unathorized users in the old movie?

At about the same point in my life I heard exposition about an exploding 6 year old on M*A*S*H* taking out a squad of marines.

And honestly what idiot doesn't know what the tracking function to that gun looks/feels like? He's an idiot, ignorant or he knew he was leading kiera back to his buddies.

It's not secret technology.

It would be like some one in the modern day thinking that a cops pepper spray is airfreshener or their their nightswtick is a half a set of chopsticks.
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Old June 13 2012, 03:28 AM   #89
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And honestly what idiot doesn't know what the tracking function to that gun looks/feels like? He's an idiot, ignorant or he knew he was leading kiera back to his buddies.

It's not secret technology.

It would be like some one in the modern day thinking that a cops pepper spray is airfreshener or their their nightswtick is a half a set of chopsticks.
Interesting that you bring this up, as I was basically of the same opinion when I saw that scene. Guess the writer decided that advancing the plot was more important than ensuring logic prevails.

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Old June 13 2012, 05:53 AM   #90
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And honestly what idiot doesn't know what the tracking function to that gun looks/feels like? He's an idiot, ignorant or he knew he was leading kiera back to his buddies.

It's not secret technology.

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Of course he knew.


And he came back to the hide out on purpose. That's my theory anyways. He wasn't expecting Doctor Andromeda-okay, it's the third episode, I really should start memorizing their names, to see the tracker penetration mark, and clumsily fabricated the lame story.
Doc mentioned the tracker would be in his bloodstream for 24 hours before dissipating. All he needed to do was stay away and on the move until it wore off.
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