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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Vile » 2:15am on 09 Nov 17

Just finished Deutschland 83. Took me right back to the days when playing Aftermath! was a sort of survival training ...
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 7:20pm on 12 Nov 17

I really enjoy Zapped on Dave TV. It's slacker comedy but set in a very familiar fantasy setting, silly fun.



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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby ragr » 12:58pm on 19 Nov 17

We've just completed all 4 seasons of Turn over the course of the last few months. I wasn't sure at the beginning but after the first half-dozen episodes it begins to hit its stride and start to impress. The acting is pretty good throughout with a nice mix of well known and lesser known actors. It gets pretty gritty at times and has quite an authentic feel to how it looks; the uniforms, for example, are quite stained and rough around the edges when seen up close. From what I can ascertain it cleaves fairly close to historical accuracy, which is unsurprising given it draws from a non-fiction book as its source. Most of the characters come through as sympathetic in one way or other and for the most part there are no clear cut villains without redeeming characteristics - with one exception - in the style of Bernard Cornwell; in fact, the main villain is a classic Cornwell character which, as far as I can tell, is where the series strays a little from historical truth.

If there's an area where it falls short of true excellence it's that it was a little too episodic at times with some fast forwards that leave you feeling a little detached from the ongoing story; probably a factor of the 41-45 minute run time per episode which is not my favoured duration. There are also some abrupt commercial break cuts.

Overall though I really enjoyed this and it probably warrants a 7/10.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Neil Gow » 1:03pm on 19 Nov 17

Not shockingly, I really enjoyed Turn as a nice alternative to the normal period pieces. And yes, the baddie is a departure from the history (to the point, I believe, where his distant family have taken some umbrage to his portrayal) but is he SOOOOO good.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Vile » 4:17pm on 19 Nov 17

Currently watching Legion. Very nice. Not at all what I expected.
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 5:00pm on 19 Nov 17

Just finished Star Trek TOS season 1.
Gosh weren't they LONG seasons, you definitely got your money's worth from the sets.
I was, at first, very impressed by the special effects until I read they had all been redone with CGI and remastered.
To my delight I discover then when I get to TNG they'll be even more remastered.

In short.. wow, that was so good. I knew 3-4 of the episodes well, and many I have never seen or can't remember at all, so it was a joy.

It didn't make me run to the Modiphus game, but it really reminded me what a science based people led SF game should be like, even if the science is nonsense in the specifics there are some nice (still pertinent) top level ideas there.

I think I have the entire campaign for my Darrian science ship exploration of the Trojan Reaches now..
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby simonpaulburley » 7:26pm on 19 Nov 17

They actually, cleverly, kept the Special Effects upgrades to a much lower level than they could have to avoid the mismatch between the acted and exterior styles.

It's the subtle things I liked. I only just noticed them adding nictating membranes to the Gorn. Brilliant!
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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby Evilgaz » 9:49pm on 19 Nov 17

I'd resisted a glammed over original series, but now I'm excited

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Re: What have you seen recently?

Postby satbunny » 9:32pm on 20 Nov 17

Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency

on Netflix

much darker and weirder than I thought it would be, excellent



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