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Old September 14 2013, 05:42 AM   #16
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SF with swearing, gore and sex?
So...Odyssey 5 then...?
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Old September 14 2013, 06:03 AM   #17
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Or Lexx
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Old September 14 2013, 09:37 AM   #18
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^^ For its reputation, there was remarkably little nudity and sex in Lexx.

Pay-cable Star Trek with nudity would be fine, since the original Star Trek was very sexy. A little sex, maybe, but not as much as HBO usually has. As long as they go back to the relevant storytelling that real Trek had, that's the important thing. But for HBO, it would be better for them to do an over-the-top Space Opera that looks like an issue of Weird Science by Wally Wood or Al Williamson.

I always get a kick out of these satirists who equate sexuality with childhood, as if it's something to grow out of instead of in to. After all these decades, our society still has issues with sex; that long history of religion will take a long time to get over.
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Old September 14 2013, 03:23 PM   #19
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^ Good point.

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All HBO shows are like that. Complex, intelligent storytelling and way, way more sex than is actually needed for the story.
No, not all. Carnivale had exactly the amount of sex needed for the story, and Bored to Death had very little sexual content that couldn't have gone in a PG-13 movie.
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Old September 14 2013, 03:48 PM   #20
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The only thing wrong with Carnivale was that it only lasted two fecking seasons...
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Old September 14 2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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The only thing wrong with Carnivale was that it only lasted two fecking seasons...
Carnivale was one of those rare shows where at times it seemed like nothing happened and yet it stayed compelling.
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Old September 14 2013, 10:16 PM   #22
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I miss the old days of the genre anthology shows. Tales from the crypt, outer limits, perversions of science, the hunger, red shoe diaries...
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Old September 15 2013, 10:20 AM   #23
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I'd love to see more anthology shows. Not likely, though, in these days of interminable arc-based storytelling.
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Old September 15 2013, 11:03 AM   #24
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I always get a kick out of these satirists who equate sexuality with childhood, as if it's something to grow out of instead of in to. After all these decades, our society still has issues with sex; that long history of religion will take a long time to get over.
Yes it still feels as though the souped up sexwise shows are that way in reaction to past and possibly present strictures on the topic. It would be nice to see the sexual element included because it was hot, rather than because it was a statement.
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Old September 15 2013, 10:14 PM   #25
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^^ Yes, exactly. Well said.
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Old September 15 2013, 10:52 PM   #26
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If HBO wants to do SF, they should contact Richard Morgan and adapt his Takeshi Kovacs trilogy, starting with Altered Carbon. Crazy violent and filled with sex. And some interesting story to boot.
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