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Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:09 am
by Hunter
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!

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:12 am
by karajorma
I stopped with two episodes left. No point in leaving things on the inevitable cliffhanger if the new season starts this week anyway.

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:30 am
by Hunter
S2 doesn't really have a cliffhanger per se. It's more of a prelude to the next arc.

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:14 pm
by Xelions
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

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:07 am
by Hunter
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

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:39 am
by Hunter
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.

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:08 am
by Xelions
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! :-"

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:42 am
by Hunter
T'Pol and Hoshi can report to my quarters at once. :D

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:50 am
by Hunter
Well, things escalated on The Expanse.. :o

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:35 pm
by Matthew
I haven't watched The Expanse or Dark Matter but they're both on my list. My two sci-fi shows for now are Killjoys and Wynona Earp. I'm not sure Wynona Earp would be quite to anyone here's liking but it's worth checking out. I can't say enough good things about Killjoys, though. It feels like the spiritual successor to Firefly that we never got. Absolutely worth checking out if you like SciFi.

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:11 am
by Hunter
I don't think Killjoys is quite on par with Firefly, but it's something at least. I much preferred Dark Matter, which got canned in favour of more seasons of Killjoys. :( IMO The Expanse is considerably better than both of them - It's easily the best sci-fi show since BSG ended in 2009. Despite the fact that it's based on a novel, which was based on a board game, which took ideas from a little project somewhere on the Internet...

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 pm
by Hunter
Well looks like our favorite show has been axed: http://deadline.com/2018/05/the-expanse ... 202388026/

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:44 am
by Xelions
Lost in Space is good if you don't mind switching off! Some good moments but many dumb decisions and a lot of filler. Watching that show brought back memories of watching "days of our lives' soap with Stephano and Celeste :crazy:

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:23 pm
by Hunter
Never watched it. I saw the movie back when it came out, which was pretty high budget for the time - as a kid I liked it, but as an adult I can't stand it.

There are a bunch of old TV shows I've been meaning to re-watch. Space Precinct, Buck Rogers, Alien Nation etc..

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:06 pm
by karajorma
Took a break from The Expanse but now I've finished Season 2 and the six episodes of Season 3 are telling me to play them.