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Old June 11 2013, 09:51 AM   #31
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Re: Falling Skies, Revolution, and Defiance

I've been dutifully watching new stuff this year but the only thing currently on that has wowed me is Continuum which I am enjoying very much. Almost done with first season and looking forward to getting to getting to current airing of it before it finishes. It's all story arc! Tony Amendola! Time travel! The Future! Politics!
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Old June 11 2013, 10:49 AM   #32
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the praise Orphan Black gets suggests it's probably better than all three of these shows combined.
It is.
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Old June 11 2013, 11:07 AM   #33
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New shows, even new good shows don't have the same stickitudity which old shows had.

I'm still traumatized by the cancellation of Wonder Falls.
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Old June 11 2013, 12:42 PM   #34
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I think the only reason I'm watching Defiance is because it feels like a smaller lamer version of Babylon 5. It's about a bunch of unhappy alien races living together in a single location.
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Old June 11 2013, 12:55 PM   #35
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Grant Bowler played one of the most scariest devious thug Hillbillies ever in Outrageous Fortune but I haven't seen a lick of that animal cunning in Defiance or True Blood. There was this one point where he's under house arrest with an ankle monitor and the paper boy is menacing him beyond roaming range until the paper boy gets splatted by rapidly moving cricket ball.

Good times.
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Old June 12 2013, 12:09 AM   #36
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. . . and Xena.
Children just don't understand.

The Golden Age of sci-fi was when sci-fi was mainstream entertainment and not just a nerd-niche, which means THE FIFTIES AND THE SIXTIES. That was when sci-fi was everywhere and studios, networks and publishers saw it as a go-to subject for making money and therefore didn't wring their hands as much about producing it.
Oh, I thought that was the Bronze Age
Nah, that was the eighties and nineties.

I'm 49
Shoot. I'm 43. Hey there old-timer!

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I think the only reason I'm watching Defiance is because it feels like a smaller lamer version of Babylon 5. It's about a bunch of unhappy alien races living together in a single location.

Oh my god, that IS it!!!!
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Old June 12 2013, 12:18 AM   #37
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Grant Bowler played one of the most scariest devious thug Hillbillies ever in Outrageous Fortune but I haven't seen a lick of that animal cunning in Defiance or True Blood. There was this one point where he's under house arrest with an ankle monitor and the paper boy is menacing him beyond roaming range until the paper boy gets splatted by rapidly moving cricket ball.

Good times.
They actually just added that to Hulu in the US today. I watched the first 10 or 15 minutes of the first episode this morning. I liked what I saw so I will probably finish it tomorrow morning.
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Old June 12 2013, 12:50 AM   #38
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Outrageous Fortune is a Shakespeare quote. Every major character has the same name as a character from Shakespeare and every episode title is a quote from Shakespeare.

Which has nothing to do with the show itself, but still it's still kinda cool.

These people are the NZ equivalent of Beau and Luke Duke.
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Nifty. I did not know that. Although it does explain why the kids have a little more old fashioned names. I thought maybe that was just an NZ thing.
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Old June 13 2013, 10:27 AM   #40
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Golden age of sci-fi was the 1950s.

Was gonna watch ONE of these shows so I guess it's gonna be Falling Skies as the other 2 look even blander. Will report back with thoughts.
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