Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby liz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:58 am

Jess wrote:I'm waiting for "The Three Little Bears and the Zombie Apocalypse," or "Ocean's Seven Dwarves."

Sorry, I couldn't help it. I guess it's just me who's tired of these "cleverly supernatural" twists on fairy tales or histories or whatnot. Just feels like they're trying too hard on most of them.


Or not hard enough wotf011
I like to give these shows a season to find their stride though, if the networks will be patient with them for that long. Some of my past favorites got off to terrible starts (IMO) but ended up being great.

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:57 pm

liz wrote:
Jess wrote:I'm waiting for "The Three Little Bears and the Zombie Apocalypse," or "Ocean's Seven Dwarves."

Sorry, I couldn't help it. I guess it's just me who's tired of these "cleverly supernatural" twists on fairy tales or histories or whatnot. Just feels like they're trying too hard on most of them.


Or not hard enough wotf011
I like to give these shows a season to find their stride though, if the networks will be patient with them for that long. Some of my past favorites got off to terrible starts (IMO) but ended up being great.




So the Zombies would be too scary, not scary enough then just right?

Or the weapon to use against them would be too powerful, not powerful enough lastly just right?

But I'm sure they could come up with some type of Three Bear movie. I think I could come up with an idea or two myself...how good the ideas would be is another matter.

But yeah, sometimes a series on TV of a movie at the theater does start off not so well but gets better. I wished I had more time to watch at least the first couple eps of the Fairy Tale shows.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:10 pm

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:43 pm

Another movie:


My paper came out with a list of new movies this summer and their release dates.

Most I new but a couple surprised me

Like this one.

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/ripd/
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby Berddog » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:52 pm

MJNL wrote:Just now trying to get myself into Dr. Who --heard lots of great things about it. So far in season one there have been awesome episodes and this-is-why-some-people-think-sci-fi-is-lame episodes. I'm guessing the latter drops off and the series is later full of nothing but awesome.


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Give it a chance! I wasn't so sure about it in the beginning. Now, I have seen every episode of the new series. I am kind of addicted... It is full of awesome! wotf007

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:01 pm

Not on TV but:

Evidently they are Showing Wizard of Oz in 3-D.

But here's something a bit interesting.

[url][/url] Oz here
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby wellsdesigned » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:12 am

LDWriter2 wrote:Hey, Ringworld miniseries


I hope Syfy doesn't do to Ringworld what they did to Riverworld. wotf23

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby TomKnighton » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:13 pm

wellsdesigned wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Hey, Ringworld miniseries


I hope Syfy doesn't do to Ringworld what they did to Riverworld. wotf23


Unfortunately, they probably will wotf005

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby austinDm » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:43 pm

wellsdesigned wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Hey, Ringworld miniseries


I hope Syfy doesn't do to Ringworld what they did to Riverworld. wotf23


Or Earthsea. From what I heard, that was pretty bad.

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Postby tmaulhardt » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:02 pm

They did Earthsea?? How did I miss that? Probably because it was bad?
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby TomKnighton » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:50 am

It wasn't quite as bad, IIRC, but it was still pretty bad.

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:00 pm

austinDm wrote:
wellsdesigned wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Hey, Ringworld miniseries


I hope Syfy doesn't do to Ringworld what they did to Riverworld. wotf23


Or Earthsea. From what I heard, that was pretty bad.



They finally do a book or three I would want them to and I can't watch it. Of course as bad as these three are suppose to be maybe that is good. At the same time I would want to see for myself how bad. I can let things go by if I get into a story but I didn't do that for The Dresden Files. Not too badly done but it wasn't Harry Dresden.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby soulmirror » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:03 pm

I saw an episode of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND and ... ugh.
The first episode was almost amateurish, imo.
I wish I'd stuck with the original series longer, but ...

Oh well, there's always AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN.
Creepy unclean scares there!

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:21 pm

Tried to find a Dr Who thread but the Search software wouldn't take Dr. Who as the right type of words. wotf020
we still need an eye rolling smilie.


Anyway:
Dr is Fifty. Google has a game you can play, it took me over sixty minutes to go through it even though I think that was double what it was.

Even Yahoo does a little TARDIS GIF on their Yahoo! symbol.
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Postby Ishmael » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:38 am

Sh! There are people around here who saw Series 1 Episode 1 live in 1963. William Hartnell had previously played an irascible Sergeant-Major in a sit-com about national service in the army. This national call-up also ended about 50 years ago and only just in time for certain persons who shall be nameless for fear of provoking an eminently justifiable outburst by Bob Writer.

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:09 pm

This isn't TV or even a movie but try this Facebook or whatever Video

Harry Potter like??


It's one of a kind even though it sounds like a series.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby Henckel » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:18 am

My daughter – three fingers old – saw a few minutes of Star Wars Episode IV, in a shop last weekend. She asked me if she could watch the whole thing with me sometime.

I wept tears of joy… and then replied, “As long as you don’t tell mommy.”

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby KbRy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:48 am

Henckel wrote:My daughter – three fingers old – saw a few minutes of Star Wars Episode IV, in a shop last weekend. She asked me if she could watch the whole thing with me sometime.

I wept tears of joy… and then replied, “As long as you don’t tell mommy.”


Aww, this is great! I also have a daughter three fingers old too :-) I can't WAIT to show her Star Wars. You'll have to let me know how yours liked it.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby Henckel » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:27 pm

KbRy wrote:
Henckel wrote:My daughter – three fingers old – saw a few minutes of Star Wars Episode IV, in a shop last weekend. She asked me if she could watch the whole thing with me sometime.

I wept tears of joy… and then replied, “As long as you don’t tell mommy.”


Aww, this is great! I also have a daughter three fingers old too :-) I can't WAIT to show her Star Wars. You'll have to let me know how yours liked it.


Busted by mommy before I could show it to her. I may show her a clip of yoda, though.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Fri May 01, 2015 8:53 pm

Twice now I have seen a blurb about the latest episode of a certain TV show. It seems to be about the crew of a space ship from the way most of the characters are dressed and it looks like it involved aliens by what one blurb said.

Title is something about outer space or deep space or some such?

Anyone know it and what it is about?
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

The name of the show I was trying to remember is "Other Space".

Never heard of it until a couple months ago when Comcast started to "blurb" it.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:57 pm

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby storysinger » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:03 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... danxNo#t=2

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the space station.

This seems like a good place to introduce the members of our tribe(yep, I read Dave's words) to the first real music video shot in space. Totally awesome.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby Muri McCage » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:07 am

A couple of series I've really been enjoying are Falling Skies and Extant. Both from Spielberg, they play out like serialized movies, with very high quality...everything. The cast, acting, storylines, and FX in particular keep me riveted almost constantly, which is not easy in our current world of TV overload. I hate to see Falling Skies end soon and hope Extant keeps going indefinitely.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:32 pm

I've seen Falling Skies 1-4. I dig Noah, so I had to watch them. At first I was annoyed because of how often they used human stupidity as a trigger for tension, but they let that go after a while. Love Cochise.

Haven't seen Extant. Don't like Halle. But I hear she's not in season two, so might be worth suffering through 1 to get to 2.

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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:35 pm

Cartoon network -- Adult Swim ---
I have fallen for 'Rick and Morty' a terribly twisted show of mad science and immorality.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:12 pm

Found this while looking up the spelling of Shannara.


Right Here

Oh Oh Oh....


One scene showed what might be Elf stones but no swords.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby dstein » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:37 am

Honestly Bob, I think that Rick and Morty is one of the best things on TV right now of any genre.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:50 pm

Rick and Morty is one of those weird shows where I feel like I should hate it but I love it anyway because underneath the juvenile humor there's a lot of deepness and just enough disturbing for it to appeal to me.
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Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Postby Gethin Jones » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:16 am

I love Farscape series so much! It's probably one of the best sci-fi fantasy tv series produced so far. Well written with lots of twists and character development was at its best. I wish there were more then four seasons.


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