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Old June 18 2013, 03:16 AM   #16
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Re: Sinbad on Syfy

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^I didn't get the sense that she was embodying the will of any deity. She was just the queen.

I mean, Sinbad is a character from Islamic culture, so if this show were to depict a polytheistic cosmos, that would be a huge, huge departure from the source, and one that would probably be offensive to the cultures who esteem Sinbad as their folk hero.

Isn't Sinbad pre-Prophet in time?
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Old June 18 2013, 04:19 AM   #17
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Isn't Sinbad pre-Prophet in time?
There are no known pre-Islamic sources for the Sinbad legend. He's associated with the era of the Abbasid caliphate, and I found an article asserting that the tales were based on the real experiences of a Persian mariner from the late 8th century, over 150 years into the Islamic era.

Besides, whatever their origins, the tales have been an important part of Islamic culture for over a millennium, not unlike King Arthur is to England. Indeed, the historical basis for Arthur may well have been a Cornish chieftain fighting against the Anglo-Saxon conquest of his land, and yet he somehow ended up being appropriated as the archetypal national hero of his enemies' descendants. So the origins of beloved cultural heroes and myths isn't always relevant to the emotions associated with them.
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Old August 2 2013, 10:10 PM   #18
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Is anyone still following Sinbad? I think the last 3 episodes are on Syfy next week....which is a shame.

I think the actors are really good, and have a great diversity.


Any hope SyFy would do a non-cheezy movie of the week as a sequel?

I hope Elliott Knight & Naveen Andrews can play Father & Son (with a GOOD relationship) in the future.
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Old August 2 2013, 11:11 PM   #19
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Re: Sinbad on Syfy

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Any hope SyFy would do a non-cheezy movie of the week as a sequel?
Given that SyFy didn't make it, nor do they have the rights, then no, no hope in hell.
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Old August 3 2013, 04:29 PM   #20
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Is anyone still following Sinbad? I think the last 3 episodes are on Syfy next week....which is a shame.
The whole series, including the last 5 episodes not yet aired on Syfy, is being run as a marathon today, with the 5 unaired episodes beginning at 6 PM EST.

And I'm out of town at a hotel that doesn't get Syfy, and my DVR gets bizarrely unreliable whenever I go on a trip. I'm hoping the remaining episodes will show up On Demand if my DVR doesn't work.
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Old August 4 2013, 08:11 AM   #21
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I will give this one a shot.
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Old August 5 2013, 07:47 PM   #22
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I thought the end was pretty good, although of course we did get a set up for the second season that never happened. I was rather surprised by what ended up happening with Sinbad's brother. I really wish we could have gotten a second season, I would have been curious to see what where things would have gone next.
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