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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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#501 LiamA

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:49 PM

Couple of episodes have passed now and I've been impressed with both.

 

In Sanctuary I think it's just flat out time for Bortis to "divorce" Klyden.

 

Meanwhile, "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" genuinely surprised me. I'll be curious to see if there's fallout.

 

Oh there will be.  Kelly will never learn how to do that eye thing from Ed.



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:19 PM

This week’s episode was very reminiscent of TNG’s “Second Chances” with Thomas Riker.

I’m not sure what to make of the ending. Either it was a split timeline all along or there are going to be consequences.

 

 

 

Couple of episodes have passed now and I've been impressed with both.

 

In Sanctuary I think it's just flat out time for Bortis to "divorce" Klyden.

 

Meanwhile, "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" genuinely surprised me. I'll be curious to see if there's fallout.

 

Oh there will be.  Kelly will never learn how to do that eye thing from Ed.

 

 

Well, I looked at IMDB to see how many more episodes there are this season and (Spoiler for next episode)

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

The show continues to be incredible, and using something as important to the show as Ed and Kelly's relationship as the crux for a season finale, I mean, this season has been characters above all and it's so strong because of it.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:10 PM

Finally an episode where Bortus and Kylden didn't spend the whole time arguing

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:31 PM

That was an enjoyable follow-up.  The relationship between Ed and Kelly was the catalyst, but the relationship between Isaac and the kids was the real lynchpin.  It all flowed emotionally and logically in a way that was satisfying if not terribly deep.  The space battles felt way more like Star Wars than Star Trek.



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:01 AM

If their first plan failed their second plan would be have Dr. Finn find her ex-husband and get him to change the timeline.



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:59 AM

Honestly, I was kinda bored by the finale. I feel the premise is way over done in sci-fi circles (and done much better on other shows) which would have been fine if they had done something original within the framework of the premise, but it felt very by-the-book and unoriginal. It wasn't bad or anything, it was just there, which in some ways is worse.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:11 AM

Well I enjoyed it, and disagree about its sub-standard comparison with other shows. I think it did an admirable job closing the circle, even if it kept it fairly simple (better to do it simply but right, then convoluted and wrong). Also, they have yet to be renewed for a Season 3 (something I'll be sorely disappointed by if it doesn't happen - but we are dealing with Fox here...) so I suspect they felt the need to make a reasonable finale for the series in addition to the season. If it weren't for that, I fully expected them to maybe draw out the alternate timeline into the first couple eps of next season.


 
 
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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:56 AM

Hoping for a third season, if not on Fox, maybe on Hulu or Disney+. Not sure where The Orville ended up post merger, ownership wise.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:07 PM

If their first plan failed their second plan would be have Dr. Finn find her ex-husband and get him to change the timeline.

 

How funny it would be to have Avery Brooks play said ex.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 02:22 PM

Hoping for a third season, if not on Fox, maybe on Hulu or Disney+. Not sure where The Orville ended up post merger, ownership wise.

 

Seth's contract is coming up for renewal, so he can ask Fox/Disney for more money.  If he is rehired, then they will negotiate what the release method will be.  Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime and Amazon probably have offers for him and his IP already written, just in case Foxney does not ask him back.  He is in a bad place.  If he is rehired he may have to change his shows to match the "image" Foxney shows look like.  If he asks too much, they may not ask him back "for pay issues", but they may have an image reason to let him go anyway.  Family Guy and Orville are both not in line with the message that Disney is pushing out.  Either way, Orville will likely live on...maybe in a different house.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:54 PM

If Disney has said they'll keep making Deadpool, I really doubt The Orville will be so much as a blip.


 
 
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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:55 PM

I mean, Disney makes all sorts of stuff. I don't think a well received show would warrant any changes beyond keep making it
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:45 AM

There have been rumors that Disney is going to keep the Fox brand alive for things they don't want to put the Disney name on.  I doubt the content of the show is going to be a big factor is whether it keeps going or not.  Ratings and cost are far more likely to be the determining factors.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:05 AM

Seth himself has seemed incredibly non reactive about wither show being under Disney.  I guess he doesn't expect any changes.





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