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Old May 15 2012, 05:34 AM   #16
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Old May 27 2012, 03:10 PM   #17
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Continuum starts tonight, Sunday May 27th, at 9pm EST on Showcase and again at 11pm.
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Old May 27 2012, 08:26 PM   #18
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Shit, you people are still obsessing on Sunday?

The civilized world is already waking up to Monday morning birdsong.

I looked up the show on wikipedia and the quaint bit they got going on is that all the episode titles have the word "time" mashed in there almost always awkwardly.

Did you ever get a look at all the awful puns they used for the titles of Remington Steel Episodes?
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Old May 27 2012, 10:19 PM   #19
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The premise seems interesting and I have enjoyed Rachel Nichols for awhile. I think will be for sure checking this out.
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Old May 28 2012, 03:48 AM   #20
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Just saw the first episode. It doesn't seem too formulaic and it had a good hook at the end. It's almost like Time Trax, but our lead character, played by Rachel Nichols, isn't sending anyone back to the future. And with only 8 or 9 convicts on the loose and a 10-episode order, it looks like Nichols' character can have them all dealt with by the end of the season. If that's the case, that could allow the show to evolve if it's renewed. And for those who wanted a show that takes place in the future, you'll get your wish. Sort of. Nichols' character has a built in memory device that allows her to interact with her memories of life in the future. It's like a built-in holodeck. She "revisits" her family, but these memories/simulations could also allow her to revisit other personal or work related memories and put together clues about to what these convicts have planned. I'll be tuning in to see where it goes.
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Old May 28 2012, 05:40 AM   #21
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I liked it a lot...and the fact that it is set in Vancouver
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Old May 28 2012, 05:53 AM   #22
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Season one is going to conclude with Kira stepping on the face of the last terrorist AS she figures out that the so called companies will never have enough money for the bailout unless she raises it next season by selling home made cupcakes, which is when they rename the show "One Broke Time Traveller."

Seriously, when the smokingman didn't blink, I assumed he was behind it, and he could still be behind it, becuase without the terrorists, there won't be a bailout and there's a new darkage thak makes Mad Max look like Pee Wee hermans Big Top Adventure.

It's the classic bullshit of having to save Hitler becuase without him the world would be wrong and possibly worse.
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Old May 28 2012, 12:18 PM   #23
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Not a bad show, I'll keep watching. I liked the local flavor, local to me anyway.

I gotta wonder, though, if there's only 25 actors in Vancouver.
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Old May 28 2012, 01:16 PM   #24
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The credits scrolled past as fast as usual in the beginning, so I mistook Jennifer Spence for Jesse Spencer... But golly I enjoy Jennifer when she's given something to work with.

She's sited for 8 episodes of Continuum.

It took a season for the Stargate Universe producers to notice that she was awesome.
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Old May 28 2012, 01:47 PM   #25
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I don't know. There's nothing particularly bad about it, but it's not something I would call a favourite either. It is somewhat by the numbers and predictable. Like everything these days it has some sort of 9/11 allegory serving as the catalyst (which I assume that terrorist attack at the beginning was supposed to be). Yeah, I get it, 9/11 was a big thing, a defining moment of the 21st century. But after a decade of every TV show trying to do its take on it, I think it's time to move on.

The twist at the ending regarding William B Davis was unexpected. In fact, when I first saw him smiling at the beginning, I was thinking "well of course he's a shady bastard, how obvious can you get?" But the actual revelation, though the number one cliche for a time travel story, actually came out of left field and caught me off guard

I like how the commercials made Tony Amendola look like he'd be a central character, but then after the opening five minutes he's gone. Yeah, I know this sort of thing happens all the time, but still.

Of course you can tell it's filmed in Vancouver with all those recognizable actors. Seriously, I think I've seen about 90% of the actors in this episode at some point in the Stargate or BSG franchises. That's not a complaint, just an observation.

The police look like complete dumbasses falling for Kira's(sp?) trick of pretending to be that detective she saw on TV. Yeah, you can kind of explain it as things being so busy, but did no one watch the news that morning? Is there no poilce database where you cna enter the name and badge number into and get a picture of the actual detective?

We get that typical moment in a time travel story when the future traveller has trouble blending in the past, but I don't buy it here. I really don't believe that if Rachel Nichols walked down the streets of modern day Vancouver in a skin-tight jumpsuit, grown women would laugh mockingly at her as she walked by. But maybe that's just me.

Anyway, an an average episode, but I'll probably stick around for the time being.
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Old May 28 2012, 03:03 PM   #26
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One of the characters mentioned two theories of time travel... 1) Their presence has or can alter the future, and 2) Kiera and the convicts were meant to be in our time and they bring about the future we saw. I thought that was a throwaway line, but it looks like it's important to the story.
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Old May 28 2012, 06:42 PM   #27
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Old May 28 2012, 08:50 PM   #28
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It also means that he allowed a terrorist attack in the recent present.

Now the guy they caught said that "they can't go back" which might just mean that they don't have the tech for a return trip, but if the future is in flux, or even certain that because of what they are doing in the past, then that means that the activation of the time machine might have destroyed the universe and that there is no time past the point that they left, until some bugger breaks the loop.

Although, I think we saw a few people in a panic after the fugitive vanished, so scrub that unless it takes a few minutes for the universe to completely collapse like it does in Stargate.

Davis' complicity was only slightly less bloody obvious than Kira's husband.

He was trying to rescue his wife well before the escape started.

Which means that he has the tech on hand, if the universe still exists, to follow her back in time... Allthough is he going back 6 years or 60?

he wouldn't be such an idiot to go back in time which is a self incriinating act, which would have his wife consider summerly execution, and leave the kid behind? Husbands come and go, it takes months to replace a child.
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Old May 28 2012, 10:11 PM   #29
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Another time travel premise???

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Old May 28 2012, 10:59 PM   #30
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Not really.

It's just more of the same.

Hard times on Planet earth meets Timecop meets Tracker.

So yeah, Fe-Time Trax.

but it's not like these shows all happened at the same time unlike the 7 Law and Orders vs CSI currently jousting without pity for my attention.
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