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TV / Re: Lost in Space
« Last post by nacho on Today at 10:55:21 AM »
So one thing I like: The Earth is in a pre-apocalypse state. The movie was heavy-handed about this (and it wasn't a part of the story in the original), but, so far, the reboot is taking a refreshing approach to the apocalypse. It's on everyone's minds. Everyone is talking about it. But they're talking about it in a way that assumes we know what's happening. Like Parker Posey's sister is planning to flee the planet on one of the Jupiters, and Posey, a criminal, is scheming a way to get off world as well. The Robinsons, in flashbacks, are either in active military (the dad) or worried about it, while Maureen is also scheming ways off world and rigging what appears to be a lottery in her family's favor.

Meanwhile, the apocalypse plays out obliquely in the background. Maybe there's a scary news story going on with drama and fire and horror, but everyone is ignoring it because they're busy moving through their lives. Maybe we get a view through a window of a not very comfortable looking outside, but it doesn't matter because there's action going on. And all the action is focused on one thing: Bugging the fuck out.

By not telling us what's going on, I'm actually starting to get intrigued with by the flashbacks. 
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TV / Re: Lost in Space
« Last post by nacho on Today at 10:47:48 AM »
Parker Posey backstory flashback!

She's basically Brad Pitt's character from 12 Monkeys in the flashback.
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TV / Re: Lost in Space
« Last post by nacho on Today at 10:44:20 AM »
Episode 3! The option to skip the Enterprise-style title sequence isn't provided. How unfriendly.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by RottingCorpse on Yesterday at 01:22:52 PM »
92's a good run. I had heard the news the other day about her failing health and how she was basically stopping all treatment.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by nacho on Yesterday at 09:44:08 AM »
And Barbara Bush. Though she seemed really old in 1990.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by nacho on April 17, 2018, 05:15:17 PM »
And continuing our coverage of The Rapture... The Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me guy:
https://www.npr.org/2018/04/17/528656453/npr-newscaster-carl-kasell-dies-at-84-after-a-lifelong-career-on-air
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TV / Re: Walking Dead
« Last post by nacho on April 17, 2018, 02:58:53 PM »
So Fear the Walking Dead gets a soft reboot -- we move forward about 2 years to catch up with the parent series, Garret Dillahunt is introduced as a Texas gunslinger, Jenna Elfman as a plucky journalist in a Dead Reckoning sort of vehicle, and Morgan crosses over from the parent series. We don't see the main cast till the very end, and it looks like things have gone crazy.

This season will be split into multiple timelines:

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Those timelines are:

Morgan's story, which is happening a few months after the events of The Walking Dead's Season 8 finale and includes present-day Madison (Kim Dickens).

Madison's story of how her family became the roadside bandits who met Morgan, which will start about a year after the events of Fear's Season 3 finale.

And presumably (this one has not been seen in the first two episodes sent to critics) the year between the Season 3 finale and where Madison's story picks up, which will fill in the rest of the time jump that kicks off Season 4.
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TV / Re: Lost in Space
« Last post by nacho on April 17, 2018, 12:37:49 PM »
Okay. Two's my limit today.

 this movie needs sam neill
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TV / Re: Lost in Space
« Last post by nacho on April 17, 2018, 12:33:31 PM »
I do have to say the Idea of Parker Posey as evil canniving survivalist sounds amazing on paper.

It's not actually on paper, though. The audience assumed that when she was announced as Dr. Smith. They never actually said what their version of Smith was like.

Every choice she's made since she got on a Jupiter has been altruistic, kind, and even heroic.

Strike that. She just abandoned the Red Shirt and West and told the Robinsons that she was alone. That's her first Dr. Smith moment, though, since she stole the actual Dr Smith's identity.
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TV / Re: Lost in Space
« Last post by nacho on April 17, 2018, 12:26:51 PM »
I do have to say the Idea of Parker Posey as evil canniving survivalist sounds amazing on paper.

It's not actually on paper, though. The audience assumed that when she was announced as Dr. Smith. They never actually said what their version of Smith was like.

Every choice she's made since she got on a Jupiter has been altruistic, kind, and even heroic.
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