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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2016, 05:00:32 AM »
Depends on how you define relevant. If you define relevant as popular no question about it, but the message of Star Trek is as relevant as ever.
But I guess they were just aiming for the easy option. :P
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2016, 06:11:45 AM »
That's what TV writers do.  Right now in pop culture Star Wars is king.   That's the reference that reaches most people.  Now you and I would geek out if they threw in Dilithium Crystals but I get where they were going with Star Wars.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2016, 06:18:21 AM »
I know. It's not like I expect any better from US sci-fi these days. But one can hope.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2016, 06:46:58 AM »
Your sci-fi wood is Canadian. :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2016, 06:52:52 AM »
Canadian and/or British scifi is my jam, although I'll take it wherever I can get it. Hell, I even have 3 Indian time travel movies in my collection. :blob:
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2016, 06:54:42 AM »
Cool.  I'm not a downloading guy but I do have BBC America.  I need to watch more British shows.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2016, 04:30:25 PM »
Blob, you should try Travelers. You might like it.

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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2016, 08:02:48 PM »
Blob, you should try Travelers. You might like it.

I've been watching that one too. Since it's not airing in the US yet though, I don't really have anyone to talk about it with here. :(
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2016, 11:40:04 PM »
Ah, of course they had to do an episode about the Apollo 11 moon landing. :lol But that's fine, space flight is always cool.

A bit of a mixed bag. I liked that they included Katherine Johnson as a part of the story. I also liked that Flynn's plan to mess with the moon landing was based on a real problem they had, so it made sense to exploit that (although he also could have screwed with the mission at a much earlier time that wouldn't have involved a computer problem for Rufus to fix). Both of these elements are interesting pieces of history that I can't say I've seen used in historical fiction before.
Their depiction of technology was a dud though. The overall look of NASA was fine, but the computers depicted were way too modern. Rufus was typing on a plain old late '90s computer keyboard. You could see it was the standard modern 100% layout. They didn't have anything resembling that at the time. And the screen they showed looked more like '80s DOS, it even mentioned shortcuts for the F keys, and standard IBM PC drive labels. Also half of their technobabble was gibberish.

And also incredibly lucky for Flynn that his half brother died at the exact same moment as the moon landing! Changing his own mother's history to now include having a kid seems like an insanely stupid risk of wiping himself out of the timeline, given that she met his father as a widower working for a company overseas. A little bit harder to have such an important job and meet a dude with a kid isn't it? Pretty dumb move, and also a coincidence that she appeared to be related to the story. It's also one of my biggest peeves with time travel fiction of changing people's history, but the kids are still the same people. I've only seen one time travel movie even address this point correctly.
Also, they definitely broke their own rule of time travel in this one. I guess it was more of a serving suggestion than a rule, but that would open up even more problems.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2016, 10:49:54 AM »
I agree with everything.  Still an enjoyable episode.  The keyboard was a big faux pas.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2016, 10:51:08 AM »
I agree it was enjoyable too. But it's easier to bitch. :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2016, 10:52:56 AM »
 :lol

I did turn to my wife about the keyboard.  I stuttered for a second and started to laugh. :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2016, 12:39:30 AM »
A key that Bonnie and Clyde happen to have. Oh man. That clock didn't look all that hard to just bust into either. From what I could see, the letter starts with "My Dearest Wife, Never did I so.....". No idea what's going on there.
Episode starts with lady talking to family member she loves on phone. Episode ends with Rufus warning her to back off or people she loves will get hurt. Obvious setup is obvious. :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2016, 04:00:59 AM »
I was surprised Rufus was talking.  Well, he left a big hint.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2016, 08:15:31 PM »
I'm watching the new eppisode and I can't get by the fact that George Washington talks like a dude from today. 
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2016, 08:18:36 PM »
:lol Yeah, that bothered me too. Even 100 years ago they didn't sound like that.
I was excited to see Armin Shimerman make an appearance, and I'm interested to see how they've changed the timeline.
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« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2016, 08:22:07 PM »
Not enough lobes on him. :lol

Can we have 18th century dialog?!
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2016, 08:25:49 PM »
Even without makeup, there's plenty of ear on him!
And they couldn't even get a keyboard right in 1969. What makes you think they could manage 18th century dialogue and accents? :lol
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« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2016, 08:27:57 PM »
 :lol

The acquisition of the boy and power!

I liked the story but the small details killed me.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2016, 08:34:14 PM »
That could describe any episode for me :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #55 on: December 14, 2016, 08:46:19 PM »
 :lol

BTW the new trailer for War Of The Planet Of The Apes looks amazing.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2017, 11:49:42 PM »
I forgot this show was back. A typical episode filled with as many historical figures as they could cram into one situation, including Houdini the master of parkour. :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2017, 06:50:49 PM »
I know! :lol

It was a fun episode.   I'm entertained that you know parkour! :lol

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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2017, 04:05:25 AM »
Why? We both watch enough TV / movies and play enough video games to be familiar with athletic activities other people do! :lol
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« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2017, 06:18:37 AM »
 :lol  I was having a little fun.  You are the king of the internet.  There's things I don't want to know that you know.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2017, 04:32:49 PM »
Blob, you see the new episode?
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2017, 09:35:23 PM »
Yeah, I saw it. I got excited when I saw Colman Domingo's name in the credits. Great casting choice there. He's about the only redeeming thing about Fear The Walking Dead, and did a great job here too.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2017, 06:15:14 AM »
That's the one show that most have watched but I haven't.  I can't believe I'm saying this but I can't watch every series on TV. :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2017, 06:17:46 AM »
In the case of Fear the Walking Dead, you wouldn't want to. :lol Or does that also include The Walking Dead too? That's worth watching, although it's dropped off hugely.

And you still need to watch Incorporated. The season final was yesterday (for you), and ended very strongly. I really hope that gets a second season.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2017, 06:23:34 AM »
My DVR is at 60% right now. :lol  I'm on TV overdrive right now watching shows.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2017, 06:26:59 AM »
Take the Homer Simpsons philosophy. :lol

"It’s not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in 8 hours of TV a day."

What shows do you have on there to get through?
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« Reply #66 on: January 26, 2017, 06:34:48 AM »
Too many to list right now at work and any Homer philosophy is words to live by.
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #67 on: January 26, 2017, 06:37:23 AM »
How am I supposed to berate you for your television choices unless you tell me all of them?! Geez man!
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #68 on: January 26, 2017, 06:56:42 AM »
Tonight good sir.  Tonight! :lol
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Re: Timeless (TV series)
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2017, 08:14:58 AM »
I have not watched this show, though I'm sure I would enjoy it.  I'm surprised that there is no discussion that the character that pilots the time machine is named Rufus Carlin...




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