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Old September 20 2012, 08:07 AM   #16
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Don't get comfortable.

It's only ten episodes long.

Of course, to you British, that's an excessive amount of tv.
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Old September 20 2012, 08:36 AM   #17
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Don't get comfortable.

It's only ten episodes long.

Of course, to you British, that's an excessive amount of tv.


Doctor Who used to be 13 episodes BBC keep messing around with it so now we are lucky to get 6 at a time, I miss when it was on normally for all 13 episodes...
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Old September 20 2012, 09:10 AM   #18
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Well it's not all bad, they could have instead outright cancelled Dr Who.

AGAIN!
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Old September 20 2012, 10:19 AM   #19
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Don't get comfortable.

It's only ten episodes long.

Of course, to you British, that's an excessive amount of tv.


Doctor Who used to be 13 episodes BBC keep messing around with it so now we are lucky to get 6 at a time, I miss when it was on normally for all 13 episodes...
The only slight advantage to not having 13 episodes in a straight run, is that you have to wait less time between new episodes.
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Old September 20 2012, 10:56 AM   #20
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Didn't have to worry about that when there was Torchwood and Sarahjane to hold us over... And I suppose to an infinitely lesser extent the Australian K9 TV show as well.

Sarah Jane is scrapped, no sign of a replacement Children's show, and Torchwood serves at Russel's leisure according to Wikipedia, Starz is not going to go ahead with any more until Russel has some spare time to make sure that no ones home to mr cock up.
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Old September 20 2012, 10:58 AM   #21
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The last Torchwood outing was dire. Considering how good the previous one was it was even more criminal.
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Old September 20 2012, 11:08 AM   #22
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Agreed the last Torchwood was dire. It might have worked as a 5-parter like CoE but as a 10-parter, it felt as if there was just too much padding to draw the story out. Now could that be because whilst the BBC was happy to accept a 5 part story, Starz wanted it be a 10 parter?

Perhaps if Torchwood does come back for a nother series it might be an idea to return to the episodic format if they want to go much above 5 episodes.
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Old September 20 2012, 11:23 AM   #23
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You can't go backwards without seeming weak.

Which is when they'll eat you alive.
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Old September 20 2012, 05:24 PM   #24
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Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
Don't get comfortable.

It's only ten episodes long.

Of course, to you British, that's an excessive amount of tv.


Doctor Who used to be 13 episodes BBC keep messing around with it so now we are lucky to get 6 at a time, I miss when it was on normally for all 13 episodes...
The only slight advantage to not having 13 episodes in a straight run, is that you have to wait less time between new episodes.
I guess, though it feels like ages to me!
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Old September 20 2012, 06:01 PM   #25
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I'm just glad Rachel Nichols has a job and I get to watch her do it. She never seems to catch a break, that one. Wish her first series, The Inside, hadn't gotten the axe. Or that she had taken over a revamped, less-WTF Alias.
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Old September 26 2012, 08:21 AM   #26
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Just a quick reminder that it airs tomorrow evening on SyFy in the UK.
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Old September 27 2012, 07:40 AM   #27
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I'm just glad Rachel Nichols has a job and I get to watch her do it. She never seems to catch a break, that one. Wish her first series, The Inside, hadn't gotten the axe. Or that she had taken over a revamped, less-WTF Alias.
Yeah I'm a huge fan of Nichols so I'm really glad she finally has a steady TV gig. I thought Criminal Minds was gonna be it, but they got rid of her very quickly. Which, in retrospect, I'm happy about because I like Kiera Cameron a lot more than Ashley Seaver.
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Old September 27 2012, 07:49 AM   #28
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She used to be too skinny.

Couldn't take her serious as an action star.

Whether its ten years, or a baby, I actually find it lot more believable that she can kick my ass today than it seemed she might be able to sorta on Alias.
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Old September 27 2012, 07:54 AM   #29
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^ FYI, while her character on Continuum does have a kid, Nichols does not.
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Old September 30 2012, 11:28 PM   #30
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Well I'm a little late here (three times I recorded the episode and it didn't take on the Skybox for whatever reason, fourth time is the charm) but I really liked this premiere episode. Granted I went in with low expectations - last time I saw a show that blended a mindscrewy SF premise with a cop show, it was Awake.

And while Awake's cop show was a painfully generic procedural, Continuum setting up its targets as high tech super-criminals with an anti-corporate agenda gives a lot more potential weight to this plotline.

It's as subtle as a brick, and its stylishness is a bit too self-indulgently showy for its own good (the criminals striding slowly into view as conveinent pigeons fly away was a bit on the nose), but definitely a strong start.

Random thoughts: The one bit of tech that didn't seem at all plausible to me - from a design standpoint - was the gun Nichols was carrying. Why does it unfold like that? Why is that a better way to build a gun than now? I can roll with the rest of the cyberpunky technology and the input memory is a nice touch, but an unfolding gun seems to exist for the same reason flying cars exist in sci-fi: Something so utterly impractical that it immediately signals that we must be in the future.
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