News Avenue 5

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JoeZhang, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Mojochi

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    Oooh man, this was a jewel to find. With the recent finale of Michael Schur's The Good Place, I had anticipated a void in my tv comedy, & this is going to step in just fine. It's like Galaxy Quest meets Arrested Development or something. For many years, I've always heard rumors of a Galaxy Quest tv series, which never seemed like a good idea to me, & now... I'm sure of it, because no matter what form that could ever take, it could only ever dream of having the potentiality of this show. I think I'll like it better than even The Orville.
    There is, Billie (Lenora Crichlow), & I think she's a wonderful choice. The premise is more than just incompetent people. The premise is people currently being incompetent, & the journey they're going to have to take to get where they need to be, in order to make this work. There are people there who know how to get things done. They just aren't in position to do that yet. I'm looking at you, Ethan Phillips.
    Exactly my point. I knew the minute they announced a 3 year voyage to get home, that she'd end up becoming the most important character for controlling the situation. If the show has any legs, she'll probably end up the chief admin officer of the whole Judd corporation. Either her or Judd's assistant, who is also adept, while equally unfulfilled... or some combination of them both
     
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    I guess the show will be... 3.5 seasons long?
     
  4. Mojochi

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    I'd think with only 4 episodes left this season, & very little time having passed so far, that there'd have to be a huge time leap when we get to the next season if each season is to be one of the years on their trajectory.

    Which is doable mind you, but in that amount of time, for them to have survived, they will have to have established a working model of whose getting them through this, cuz right now, there ain't that many able to do so lol
     
  5. Forbin

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    But how will they survive without Tiramisu???
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    By looking at the floating shit outside. ;)
     
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    I really liked the fourth episode and I think the show has found its footing. Looking forward to the back half of the season.
     
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    I think I'm resigning myself to watching this pretty much only for Hugh Laurie and the Engineer woman. Everyone else is annoying and just too one-dimensional... For me, most of the so called 'humor' just falls flat....

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    I avoided the preview for the next episode, but I would love it if the president is played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I'm sure it's not her, but it would still be amusing. :lol:
     
  10. Mojochi

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    We're on the edge of devolving into utter chaos. They almost had a human sacrifice this week lol. Before this is over, I imagine a complete upheaval of roles on the ship. I hope enough people are watching this
     
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    It'll be her grandkid who was conceived in the final season.
     
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    It's been renewed, and the ratings seem to have stabilized. So don't worry, our ring of sh*t here will be orbiting for at least another year.
     
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    Yup, the Lord of the Flies vibe is growing stronger and the show is better for it. Chaos is just around the corner!
     
  14. Guy Gardener

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    10 years ago "Billy" was the ghostly female lead on Being Human UK.

     
  15. Mojochi

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    ^I remember her being the main reason I liked that show
     
  16. Forbin

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    Oh, she's adorbs! :)
     
  17. Mojochi

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    Her hairdo must be so labor intensive. It always looks fantastic, & it probably takes a lot of work to make it that way

    & in that vein... I must also add, that I'm not all that fond of Hugh Laurie with the beard. It's kind of shabby, & hobo-ish. If it weren't for the shiny uniform, he'd look awful imho.

    Granted, I'm speaking from a guy's point of view, & a Star Trek fan as well, where everybody always looks so sharp
     
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    People are starting to go insane...and that was before the everlasting, penetrating beeping causing ship-wide sleep deprivation. I know that pain all too well with an apartment fire alarm that was low battery and I wasn't allowed to fix it (Navy building, bureaucratic bullshit, etc.).

    And of course, then Felix starts an unfounded rumor (and knew he was going to be wrong) that they were running out of oxygen. Oh, and the second president suggest killing 500 people!

    Any moment now, chaos is going to truly break out.
     
  19. Mojochi

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    I'm a bit torn. when I found this series, they were on episode 4. I watched all 4 in one night like a movie, & just fell in love. Since then, I've watched #5 & #6 in the weekly installments, & frankly, I enjoyed it much more binging it. A half hour just isn't enough time to get back into the flow after a week off. They've both been just as good as the others, but I just think I liked the rhythm more watching it all together.

    I'll probably do an entire season 1 rewatch after it's over too, but for now I'm thinking I might skip next week, & just watch the last 2 together. I figure I'll have more fun! :D

    I kind of wish they'd gotten 12 or so episodes. This really is incredibly truncated for as much fun as it is. I hope they get an episode extension with their new season
     
  20. The Nth Doctor

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    Holy shit, that got dark.

    I mean, I expected this moment would come (I almost even looked forward to it), the moment when mob rule would take over and people would do something incredibly stupid. However, I hadn't expect it would be people willingly jettison themselves through the airlock, believing Avenue 5 was a simulation, a reality TV show. The first time around I can almost accept, because in that moment of hysteria, I can see people genuinely believing it. But to have people do it two more times after seeing what happens to them and fooling themselves that it was really good VFX (fucking!) is truly insane.

    I also have to say I was pretty surprised Harrison Ames became one of those people who believed in the madness. Before that moment, he seemed like a genuinely smart person who saw through all of Judd's bullshit but then...wow.

    Only one more episode left in the season. I wonder if they'll try to end things on a hopeful note or continue down the path of morbidity.