Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

#46
SG-1 has some great stand alone episodes in the first few seasons. The story arcs are ofcourse interesting, but some of their solo outings rival even the best of TNG.
Plus, you can have fun counting all the different guest stars that you'll see from other shows / will see in later shows!
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Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

#49
Plus, you can have fun counting all the different guest stars that you'll see from other shows / will see in later shows!
Me and bro have been doing this for several years now. It's awesome for memory... pointing out where various actors played parts in previous shows. It's actually amazing what you can miss too. Sometimes I feel humans are better at audio recognition then facial.

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

#50
Sometimes it's really hard to place an actor so I have to look them up on IMDB.

There is also another tradition of mine from the Star Trek days. I call it the 'Cute Ensign Moment' where a random cute Ensign appears in the background (sometimes speaking parts, sometimes not). Quite often an Ensign will bite the dust, too, to which I am very sad. I usually look them up on IMDB too :P
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Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

#51
Continuing with The Expanse: My beef with the show continues. I love the story, the set design, the visual effects, the world building etc... but the characters are still incredibly bland. Ok, so the introduction of that Mars chick last season was a good choice along with that Earth Chain Smoker Lady. After Police Dude (I'm terrible with names...) was killed off, the show really seemed to have a lack of interesting characters. The crew of the Raza.. wait, wrong show.. the Rocinante.. are not all that interesting, except for Mars Pilot Dude who at least smiles on occasion.

Now don't me wrong, I like badass characters - but sometimes you gotta lighten the load. There is too much badassery all around. Come on people. Let's smile once or twice a season, eh? Everyone looks constipated all the time. Babylon 5 understood this balance of constipated face / smiling face.
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Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

#52
Season 1 was brilliant! The story with Detective Miller chasing down Mao was the centerpiece and they kind of shuttled him to the side in season 2. It doesn't have that same appeal it once did, hopefully season 3 picks up a bit.
There is also another tradition of mine from the Star Trek days. I call it the 'Cute Ensign Moment' where a random cute Ensign appears in the background (sometimes speaking parts, sometimes not). Quite often an Ensign will bite the dust, too, to which I am very sad. I usually look them up on IMDB too :P
I didn't know they bit the dust that often. Hmm Ashley Judd =P~

Watched some enterprise episodes last few weeks and I don't recall T'Pol being this hot! :-"
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