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#30114 - 01/26/15 07:28 PM Re: SFTV [Re: David Dvorkin]
Barbara Offline
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My goodness! I missed a whole year of Helix and didn't even notice? blush That IS embarrassing. Well, just judging from the second season, the floating research lab seems to be following an Odyssey-type path, with stops with lotus-eaters and the like.

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#30115 - 01/27/15 01:36 PM Re: SFTV [Re: Barbara]
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You could probably buy Season One on DVD, if you're a glutton for punishment. smile

The icebound lab was limiting. Now the writers can keep throwing in all sorts of provocative gimmicks that won't lead anywhere.

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#30116 - 01/27/15 03:58 PM Re: SFTV [Re: David Dvorkin]
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The name Timothy Omundson rang a bell, kind of, so I looked him up and he turned out to be this guy:



I've seen him in a dozen shows at least, and his biggest role was probably in Psych. But I didn't recognize him behind the beard as King Richard in Galavant, and I didn't know he could sing. Nice surprise!

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#30118 - 01/28/15 11:39 PM Re: SFTV [Re: David Dvorkin]
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That's the guy. I didn't watch Psych, but he usually plays a foil to the hero, to make him look good. He's certainly attuned to the kind of whimsy at work in Galivant though.
Originally Posted By: David Dvorkin
You could probably buy Season One on DVD, if you're a glutton for punishment. smile
Umm, well, I think I'll just take your word for it. But I'm sticking with the second season for now.

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#30284 - 04/07/15 04:06 PM Re: SFTV [Re: Barbara]
Austin
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Barbara, are you still watching Helix and 12 Monkeys?

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#30286 - 04/07/15 06:11 PM Re: SFTV [Re: ]
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No. David was right.

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#30311 - 04/17/15 07:20 PM Re: SFTV [Re: Barbara]
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Orphan Black tomorrow night.

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#30420 - 06/21/15 08:01 PM Re: SFTV [Re: Rita]
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And now it's over, with Helena now established as a more amiable psychopath and superefficient killer. The final episode of the season had a Dickensian family gathering that was as pleasing as it was unexpected.

I'm still watching Defiance, although I'm of two minds about the show. More care and attention goes into the making of each episode than in some movies I've seen lately (I'm thinking Ex Machina). Defiance has a nice variety of idiosyncratic characters, good dialogue, excellent production values. But it is so very violent; people drop like flies in that show. The last episode alone had seven killings, unless the grizzled, rather nasty grandmother (surprisingly played by Linda Hamilton) somehow manages to survive. I don't know quite what to make of it.

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#30422 - 06/23/15 02:30 PM Re: SFTV [Re: Barbara]
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Post-apocalptic stories are all like Survivor, or vice versa, rather. You protect yourself by eliminating others. I haven't been keeping up with Defiance, but I did see the last episode. At least three of those deaths were redshirts, not that that matters. But when you've got a mix of both human and alien survivors, there's going to be fireworks. Pretty bleak picture of human behavior.

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#30423 - 06/23/15 10:33 PM Re: SFTV [Re: Christopher]
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That was Linda Hamilton? I didn't even recognize her!

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