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Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:07 pm

This looks great. The team of authors have a pretty good pedigree, it came from HBO, and the plot looks wonderful. Cant wait for it to come out.
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:11 pm

Man, Goyer is just getting pimped out to the extreme. Good for him, but it's kinda funny :)
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Postby Liege-Killer » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:45 am

Oh yeah, read about that a few days ago, sounds interesting.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:45 pm

Didn't the pilot air the other night? (I saw the ads for it and thought they said it was scheduled for the 25th... ???)

Anyone catch it?
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Star Dust » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:51 am

It has potential. The acting was pretty stiff, not really any characters that stood out imo. Also they were a little fast on feeding us the mystery and conspiracy bits - seems they could have held on to those a little longer instead of diving right in to the "smoking man" stuff. Still though, great premise, and the clip montage of future episodes looks intriguing.

Also, this is loosely based on a book of the same name. The wiki on the book looks very interesting.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandRider » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:04 am

my only weekly episodic TV this year is Sons of Anarchy on FX ....

and it's kinda turning bottom of the barrel ...
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:09 am

It looked like one of those things I might watch if it were on on the tube in front of me. But I think I've said before that I'm (a little?) less exacting when it comes to my mind-off-just-vegge visual SF. ;)

From what I've seen of the premise, though... hmmm. And the original is by Canada's answer to KJA, Robert Sawyer, right?
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:51 pm

Fuck. Missed it. But...Robert Sawyer? Perfect choice for mass-media, dumbed down SF.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Nekhrun » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:12 pm

SandChigger wrote:Didn't the pilot air the other night? (I saw the ads for it and thought they said it was scheduled for the 25th... ???)

Anyone catch it?

Saw it and didn't much care for it. I felt the same about Lost though and now I like that show. There are quite a few problems that I don't think they've considered in the premise, but the last 10 seconds of it were enough to hook me for a couple of more episodes at least. I'm sure it will get better. My wife and I had a good time pretending that the actors were actually other well-known actors.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:59 pm

Nekhrun wrote:My wife and I had a good time pretending that the actors were actually other well-known actors.

OK ... I'll bite: :?: :?: :?: :D
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Nekhrun » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:20 pm

SandChigger wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:My wife and I had a good time pretending that the actors were actually other well-known actors.

OK ... I'll bite: :?: :?: :?: :D

My wife started it by insisting that the blond in the show was Juliet from Lost. I said, "No fucking way is that her!" She still insisted, and then every time a new character popped up I said, "Oh look, it's __________!" She played along for a bit; then she got mad and went to bed. So while I implied that both of us had a good time, it was really just me. That pretty much sums up every night around here.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:25 pm

:lol:

In short, you were a dude and drove it into the ground. :D
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Star Dust » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:25 am

So did you ever tell her it was actually Penny from Lost? Or maybe the commercials for V confused her as Juliette from Lost is on those commercials.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Nekhrun » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:45 am

Star Dust wrote:So did you ever tell her it was actually Penny from Lost? Or maybe the commercials for V confused her as Juliette from Lost is on those commercials.

That would be helping, so...no. :whistle:
Besides, if I did, she'd claim that's what she meant. Then we'd have to get into a whole thing about lying.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Star Dust » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:51 am

Nekhrun wrote:
Star Dust wrote:So did you ever tell her it was actually Penny from Lost? Or maybe the commercials for V confused her as Juliette from Lost is on those commercials.

That would be helping, so...no. :whistle:
Besides, if I did, she'd claim that's what she meant. Then we'd have to get into a whole thing about lying.


Right, and clearly that is a discussion to be avoided. I like the way you think. ;) My future ex-wife is...gullible. It is SO HARD not fuck with that. hee hee
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Nekhrun » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:17 pm

Star Dust wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:
Star Dust wrote:So did you ever tell her it was actually Penny from Lost? Or maybe the commercials for V confused her as Juliette from Lost is on those commercials.

That would be helping, so...no. :whistle:
Besides, if I did, she'd claim that's what she meant. Then we'd have to get into a whole thing about lying.


Right, and clearly that is a discussion to be avoided. I like the way you think. ;) My future ex-wife is...gullible. It is SO HARD not fuck with that. hee hee

Well, I just had to try it. I brought it up again and the discussion went exactly as I predicted. She claimed that's who she was talking about, we argued for awhile then left the restaurant. I was done eating anyway. :D
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:59 pm

DUDE SCORE! :lol:
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Nekhrun » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:01 pm

Maybe I'll start a thread for stupid arguments (non-preeq).
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Star Dust » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:00 pm

Episode 2 treaded water, imo.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Rakis » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:52 pm

Nekhrun wrote:
Star Dust wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:
Star Dust wrote:So did you ever tell her it was actually Penny from Lost? Or maybe the commercials for V confused her as Juliette from Lost is on those commercials.

That would be helping, so...no. :whistle:
Besides, if I did, she'd claim that's what she meant. Then we'd have to get into a whole thing about lying.


Right, and clearly that is a discussion to be avoided. I like the way you think. ;) My future ex-wife is...gullible. It is SO HARD not fuck with that. hee hee

Well, I just had to try it. I brought it up again and the discussion went exactly as I predicted. She claimed that's who she was talking about, we argued for awhile then left the restaurant. I was done eating anyway. :D


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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:30 am

AXN, one of my satchans (= AX[tio]N TV?), is going to start showing this soon. (Next month or March, maybe April ... you can tell how much attention I'm paying!) What was the verdict?

(I think the general idea, what I remember hearing about it, was shit, but I haven't looked into it since we were discussing it here last fall.)
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:09 pm

From the mind of Robert Sawyer! No thanks. But...I didn't watch it at all, so what do I know?
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:34 pm

Yeah, Canada's answer to KJA, right?

I figure I can go to my grave without having had the pleasure. :P
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:58 am

Yeah, I actually read and enjoyed a couple of his books when I was younger, but I don't think I'd enjoy them if I read them now. To be fair to Robert, he's not even on the same planet of hackery that KJA is. Robert is simply a mediocre/sub-par writer who's had a lot of undeserved hype, which makes him looks worse than he actually is.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:14 pm

He incorporates law into quite a few of his books, which is the only reason Ive ever crossed paths with his books. He gets a lot of that right, or at least right enough, but most of his books are just ho-hum.
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby inhuien » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:08 am

Sndchigger, for all the scifi flubbery is just a time hole. Not worth your attention. I had the misfortune to watch it with t' missus. The shite you have to put up with for clean socks and hot food. :think:
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Re: Flash Forward

Postby SandChigger » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:32 pm

:D

I'm not wild about time travel stories to begin with (as I'm sure I've mentioned repeatedly), and this new "can't send matter through time, but mental energy goes fine!" bullshit, I mean, concept is starting to wear a bit thin. (Not sure if that's what this one's really about, since I still haven't read anything definitive on it yet, but that's my general impression. Feh.)
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