Television Thread


#342

Well, you know how star wars is kind of a space opera? If the original trilogy is the climax where action and drama meet expertly, the prequels are the overly artsy setup with the singing in a foreign language using a 200-year old dialect. Still far superior to the newest films, which felt like the drama club dicking around with some props after school by comparison.


#343

I thiiiink we should be getting new Mandalorian soon-ish. If you’ve not seen it I highly recommend Rogue One as a place to start with the newest made movies. The actual prequels are worth watching once IMO. Also the movies after set after the originals are worth seeing once too, I liked them quite a bit though as you say they all seem to get mixed reviews…Rogue One is the best of everything filmed recently movie wise.


#344

I haven’t seen the show, but the comic is based on is great. It handles the teenage stuff really well, in a relatable way without being ridiculously “Party of Five” about it. I can definitely see a Hollywood version being way to overwrought. It’s written by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son); if you’re into comics at all, it’s certainly worth reading.


#345

Lol party of five…90210…one tree hill…gossip girl…the o.c. just lol.


#346

Foundation first ep good. Apple TV+ easily the worst of all the streaming services I’ve seen to date, even though what I’ve watched on it so far has been good itself. Just about zero content as part of the streaming service, I’m amazed they have the gall to put it up as a competitive streaming service :smiley:


#347

Ive just resigned myself to the fact that Ill be cycling through subscriptions on streaming services to see everything I want to.


#348

Reboot of Babylon 5 in the offing with JMS himself at the helm. I’d get excited except its on the CW and lets just say JMS can be a bit uneven. Not sure if I’d rather leave B5 in my mind’s happy place.

I’ve watched the opening credits / teaser for Cowboy Bebop Netflix live action series a few times now and it looks fucking awful. At first I thought meh, couple more watches and its like a low budget fan-made pisstake. John Cho’s body language in an interview sent me some warning signals but I was hoping I was dead wrong. Starting to look like nope.

Orville confirmed for March next year. Yay. Teaser has an Enterprise schematic in the background. They are such Trek nerds :smiley:


#349

Im not sure how I feel about the B5 reboot. I don’t think theyll improve on some of the character performances and updated FX wont do much for me but Ill give it a go. Maybe itll be less a direct reboot and more a reimagining.

No one will tell off the Shadows like the original Vir Cotto lol

I just started the Orville… obviously stoked to know we get one more season. RIP Norm/Yaphit.


#350

I would give a reimagining a chance for sure. Give us the perspective of President Clark and Psi Cop Bester, hunting those space-station-stealing traitors to the end of the galaxy with a little help from a few friendly aliens…


#351

It would be interesting to see things a more evenly where it was less clear which side was “right.” I feel like they’ve already got the perfect premise to play with those ambiguities more than they did in the original. We just need to resurrect Robert Heinlein to write the script lol.


#352

I meant it more as a joke, but it would def be interesting.

Spoilers

Considering how the Shadow-Vorlon arc ended, it would give the whole story an interesting additional dimension. Thinking about it, there are quite a few grey tones in B5 - for instance, what they did with the “frozen” telepaths…


#353

Hahaha. Whoops. Im getting worse and worse at reading sarcasm on the internet.

But yea, considering what you said in your spoilers section there, that is kind of what I was thinking.


#354

With all the experiences in social distancing and mask-wearing, I assume that sarcasm detection is at an all-time low IRL, too LOL


#355

The show “you” on netflix…it’s like dexter…why are people into this bullshit.

Ugh…just nope.

This isn’t entertainment…it’s sick as in horrible and fucked up.