HBO uhh.. THING yeah!

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  1. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    With lots of familiar faces..

    Now just imagine if we get "it's not your father's star trek" on HBO some day. In the future. How we will all laugh and laugh at the Carol Marcus Underwear Controversy.

    gah posting vid in next post, sorry can't edit them in and there was a problem.
     
  2. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUBiOOx0Pxw[/yt]

    Oh and NSFW etc..
     
  3. bbjeg

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    Good one.
     
  4. Foxhot

    Foxhot Commodore Commodore

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    Abrams is said to be developing ''not your father's'' WESTWORLD. Looks like HBO's tackling sci-fi as well as fantasy.
     
  5. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

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    Who cares what he has to say? He's nothing but a blatant liar and completely and utterly not worth listening to.
     
  6. Mistral

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    OK, the video had me chuckling.
     
  7. Gaith

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    *applause*
     
  8. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I really want not your father's sci fi HBO style.

    And yeah, I would like Trek to go there but I'm happy with this never happening. Give me some other great sci fi.
     
  9. Jono

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    Disappointed I only got one of those references in the video, the Girls one.

    Is this why HBO is nicknamed Skinemax or something of that nature?
     
  10. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    True Blood and Game of Thrones are the others, I believe.

    I think Skinemax is Cinemax who are owned by HBO.

    Personally, a lot of the time I find the gratuitous sex on HBO off-putting and quite often thrown in there to distract from storylines that aren't quite working or dull episodes that aren't really fullfilling any real purpose. So I'm not sure I'd want Star Trek on HBO, unless it was done more like Stargate was in the first few years.
     
  11. lurok

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    SF with swearing, gore and sex?

    Yes please.
     
  12. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Especially the sex.

    I just finished power watching True Blood, I'm all good for gore until at least 2015.
     
  13. Savage Dragon

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    Great video! Just imagine if we had had BSG on HBO.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    There was a skit on SNL a year or two ago that was a pseudo-documentary about the making of Game of Thrones. There are two creative forces in charge of the show: A man who made sure that the show was accurate to the spirit of the novels, and a 14 year old boy. The 14 year old boy was the one who kept insisting on putting a lot of naked women everywhere.

    All HBO shows are like that. Complex, intelligent storytelling and way, way more sex than is actually needed for the story.
     
  15. cardinal biggles

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    "Skinemax" is a nickname for "Max After Dark", the late-night block of adult oriented programming (including softcore porn) on Cinemax
     
  16. Snaploud

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    So...Odyssey 5 then...?
     
  17. Jono

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    Or Lexx
     
  18. RJDiogenes

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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.
     
  19. Gaith

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    ^ Good point. :)

    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.
     
  20. ITL

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    The only thing wrong with Carnivale was that it only lasted two fecking seasons...
     

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