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Marauder Moe

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3275 on: September 03, 2019, 03:54:28 PM »
(Star Trek: TNG)

I remember snippits of this show, watching it with my father, as a child. Was hoping for some nostalgia. I am not disappointed.

I, too, grew up on this show, and coincidentally have been re-watching it myself the last few months.  Aspect ratio aside, holds up pretty well.  There's a few stinkers in season 1, 2, and 7, but overall a nice optimistic refreshment from the modern grimdarkness of today's scifi.


Speaking of ultra-dark science fiction... "The Boys" is indeed excellent as well.

Marauder Moe

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3276 on: September 04, 2019, 01:24:39 PM »
In other news, the new Dark Crystal show on Netflix is wonderful.  Stellar voice cast, with my favorites being Mark Hamill doing his trademark raspy psychopath voice (aka The Joker) and Simon Pegg being perfectly true to The Chamberlain from the original movie.  HMMMmmmmmMMM...

Riev

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3277 on: September 09, 2019, 03:06:47 PM »
In other news, the new Dark Crystal show on Netflix is wonderful.  Stellar voice cast, with my favorites being Mark Hamill doing his trademark raspy psychopath voice (aka The Joker) and Simon Pegg being perfectly true to The Chamberlain from the original movie.  HMMMmmmmmMMM...

It took me a full episode to realize SkekTek was the Joker.
Chamberlain is still my favorite ever.


I've also been watching Another Life, with Katee Sackhoff. Its OKAY. The plot arcs remind me a lot of Stargate: Universe... alone in the stars, needing to repair the ship or find food, etc.
Masks are the Armageddon equivalent of Ed Hardy shirts.

Barsook

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3278 on: September 12, 2019, 12:17:40 PM »
The first and second session of Fooly Cooly. The first one for the third time, after maybe year two years after watching it, and the second for the first time. The first is way better than the second.

RogueGunslinger

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3279 on: September 20, 2019, 10:45:40 PM »
Ad Astra. It was OK.  Bits of the dialog were cheesy. Plot is the worst part. Was needlessly big scale when the movies actually just focused on telling a simple character study. It kinda feels like they tacked on an extra "hollywood" plot because a movie about a guy just searching for his father isn't marketable enough.

Don't go in looking for scientific accuracy. Brad Pitt has some great, subtle acting. The visuals are great. The music is good. 7/10

Marauder Moe

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3280 on: September 20, 2019, 10:57:10 PM »
Sounds like Interstellar all over again.

RogueGunslinger

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3281 on: September 21, 2019, 03:43:56 PM »
Interstellar is a better movie.  For instance Ad Astra is trying hard to be contemplative and thoughtful. Where Interstellar does it without trying. The plot is less nonsensical in Interstellar. And the science is way better in Interstellar.

Then there's just basic differences that some may like, other might not. Interstellar is a lot more emotional, where Ad Astra is more reserved and stoic. I'm a sucker for deeply emotional stuff.

One thing I liked more in Ad Astra was the ending. It bookends the movie well, and delivers on the over all message it's trying to convey.

RogueGunslinger

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3282 on: October 07, 2019, 05:33:04 AM »
I really enjoyed Joker. Joaquin Phoenix proves one again he's an absolutely incredible actor.

Shalooonsh

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Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #3283 on: October 10, 2019, 11:46:01 PM »
Carnival Row was thoroughly enjoyable.  I wish I could watch it again for the first time.  Some things were guessable, but it still felt original.  I found the social dynamics very enthralling, the social and political commentary was seriously on point, and the costuming was delectable.
I seduced the daughters of men
And made the death of them.
I demanded human sacrifices
From the rest of them.
I became the spirit that haunted
And protected them.
And I lived in the tower of flame
But death collected them.
-War is my Destiny, Ill Bill