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  • osti
    [osti] What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good? LP osti
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      [osti]
      What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good?

      LP
      osti

      Mithril1960@... wrote:

      >
      >
      > In a message dated 9/29/2005 09:33:16 Eastern Daylight Time,
      > osti@...
      > writes:
      >
      > And what about 24, Desperate Housewives, ... are they on?
      >
      >
      >
      > I don't watch soaps, so I can't help with DH. 24 won't return until
      > January.
      > I'd recommend renting out some DS9 DVD's...
      >
      >
      > It's just another day, There's murder in the air
      > It drags me when I walk, I smell it everywhere
      > It's just another day, Where people cling to light
      > To drive away the fear, That comes with every night
      >
      > "Just Another Day", Oingo Boingo (Dead Man's Party)
      > <http://www.nod32.com>
    • Phairoh
      osti wrote: What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good? You were asking about scifi s, Osti (header). In that respect, TV s a wasteland. If you
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        osti wrote:
        What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good?

        You were asking about scifi's, Osti (header). In that respect,
        TV's a wasteland.
        If you try to rate programs on a continuum, where at one end,
        it's drama content, and on the other end, it's scifi content, most
        programs are primarily dramas, with very little scifi (e.g., the new
        BG). Even most of the best loved scifi series boil down to being
        military shows disguised as civilian, predicated on a weak scifi
        premiss, with lots of drama, and very little scifi.
        Shows like Dead Zone, Miracles and Millennium aren't scifi at all.

        :)
        Phairoh
      • fairy lona
        Have you seen Moebius ? It s a movie from Argentina. A whole subway train vanishes in it and the whole movie has a somewhat strange atmosphere. It s not really
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          Have you seen Moebius ? It's a movie from Argentina.
          A whole subway train vanishes in it and the whole movie has a somewhat strange atmosphere.

          It's not really new, but I have seen it only recently.
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          osti wrote:
          What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good?

          You were asking about scifi's, Osti (header). In that respect,
          TV's a wasteland.
          If you try to rate programs on a continuum, where at one end,
          it's drama content, and on the other end, it's scifi content, most
          programs are primarily dramas, with very little scifi (e.g., the new
          BG). Even most of the best loved scifi series boil down to being
          military shows disguised as civilian, predicated on a weak scifi
          premiss, with lots of drama, and very little scifi.
          Shows like Dead Zone, Miracles and Millennium aren't scifi at all.

          :)
          Phairoh



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        • osti
          [osti] OK, let me rephrase the Q, ... are there any new, and good shows dealing with extraterrestrial, mistique, out of the ordinary things? Ghosts, vampires,
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            [osti]
            OK, let me rephrase the Q, ... are there any new, and good shows dealing
            with extraterrestrial, mistique, out of the ordinary things? Ghosts,
            vampires, wwolfs, ...

            I really need something new to trouble myself with ... BSG and SG-A, 24
            and Lost are all gone ... :'-(

            LP
            osti

            Phairoh wrote:

            > osti wrote:
            > What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good?
            >
            > You were asking about scifi's, Osti (header). In that respect,
            > TV's a wasteland.
            > If you try to rate programs on a continuum, where at one end,
            > it's drama content, and on the other end, it's scifi content, most
            > programs are primarily dramas, with very little scifi (e.g., the new
            > BG). Even most of the best loved scifi series boil down to being
            > military shows disguised as civilian, predicated on a weak scifi
            > premiss, with lots of drama, and very little scifi.
            > Shows like Dead Zone, Miracles and Millennium aren't scifi at all.
            >
            > :)
            > Phairoh <http://www.nod32.com>
          • Mithril1960@aol.com
            In a message dated 10/1/2005 04:59:29 Eastern Daylight Time, osti@email.si writes: What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good? Never watched the
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              In a message dated 10/1/2005 04:59:29 Eastern Daylight Time, osti@...
              writes:

              What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good?



              Never watched the first or the last, hate the middle one. It just never
              grabbed me.


              It's just another day, There's murder in the air
              It drags me when I walk, I smell it everywhere
              It's just another day, Where people cling to light
              To drive away the fear, That comes with every night

              "Just Another Day", Oingo Boingo (Dead Man's Party)


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            • Gareth
              Tried watching Dead Zone, really enjoyed it but somehow kept forgetting - so thought i d catch it again when it gets to the beginning again - cable is like
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                Tried watching Dead Zone, really enjoyed it but somehow kept forgetting - so
                thought i'd catch it again when it gets to the beginning again - cable is
                like that eh!

                - Lost I love! - really getting into it (too much maybe lol)

                Numbers i've never heard of.

                Gareth

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                > [osti]
                > What about Numb3rs, Lost, Dead Zone, ... r they any good?
                >
                > LP
                > osti
                >
                > Mithril1960@... wrote:
                >
                >>
                >>
                >> In a message dated 9/29/2005 09:33:16 Eastern Daylight Time,
                >> osti@...
                >> writes:
                >>
                >> And what about 24, Desperate Housewives, ... are they on?
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >> I don't watch soaps, so I can't help with DH. 24 won't return until
                >> January.
                >> I'd recommend renting out some DS9 DVD's...
                >>
                >>
                >> It's just another day, There's murder in the air
                >> It drags me when I walk, I smell it everywhere
                >> It's just another day, Where people cling to light
                >> To drive away the fear, That comes with every night
                >>
                >> "Just Another Day", Oingo Boingo (Dead Man's Party)
                >> <http://www.nod32.com>
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              • Tesserae
                I don t know if you have access to all the same new shows where you are that I do where I am but ... I m starting to really like Threshold. It s got a
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                  I don't know if you have access to all the same new shows where you are that I do where I am but ...

                  I'm starting to really like Threshold. It's got a fantastic cast and the continuing story gets more interesting each episode. It's about aliens trying to take over earth (presumably, maybe just trying to destroy us) by causing human dna to mutate until the person goes on a killing spree or kills themselves. The show focuses on a secret government agency that is investigating and trying stop the aliens.

                  The first episode of the Nightstalker remake was on this past week and I like it enough that I'm absolutely certain it will get cancelled soon. The premise is very similar to the original one (ace crime reporter Kolchak witnesses his wife get killed by something that he is positive wasn't human and now he searches for clues to other supernatural crimes hoping to find clues about what happened to her) and the writing, acting, and characters are all very good.

                  Invasion is also kind of a fun show ... campy and eerie at the same time which is a great mix. A small town in Florida is hit by a hurricane and in the aftermath strange things begin happening with glowing jellyfish-things that attack people in the swamp, a bizarre human skeleton found and then lost, and people who disappear and come back different.

                  Lost is in it's second season here and the second episode was much better than the first although they still spend way too much time on interpersonal drama and not enough on the island's weirdness. It holds my interest though because the writers and creators of the show insist that there is nothing supernatural going on and everything can be explained by science or at least pseudoscience.

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                • Tesserae
                  Numb3rs uses mathemeticians to solve crimes but it s just another crime show ... I wasn t at all impressed by it and I seriously doubt that I ll be watching
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                    Numb3rs uses mathemeticians to solve crimes but it's just another crime show ... I wasn't at all impressed by it and I seriously doubt that I'll be watching it. I didn't pick up on anything that was scifi-ish about it.

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                  • Gareth
                    You ve wet my appetite for Threshold (and Kolshak). Lost I think works because it keeps you guessing so I hope they don t resolve too many things without
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                      You've wet my appetite for Threshold (and Kolshak).

                      Lost I think works because it keeps you guessing so I hope they don't
                      resolve too many things without keeping the intrigue.
                      The interpersonal stuff I enjoy but I know that some people would find the
                      formalaic part of it a bit grating - I don't but I can see some people
                      would.

                      We just had the one with Claire's back story......Ethan wasn't on the
                      plane!!!!!! nice one!!! LOL

                      Gareth


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                      >I don't know if you have access to all the same new shows where you are
                      >that I do where I am but ...
                      >
                      > I'm starting to really like Threshold. It's got a fantastic cast and the
                      > continuing story gets more interesting each episode. It's about aliens
                      > trying to take over earth (presumably, maybe just trying to destroy us) by
                      > causing human dna to mutate until the person goes on a killing spree or
                      > kills themselves. The show focuses on a secret government agency that is
                      > investigating and trying stop the aliens.
                      >
                      > The first episode of the Nightstalker remake was on this past week and I
                      > like it enough that I'm absolutely certain it will get cancelled soon. The
                      > premise is very similar to the original one (ace crime reporter Kolchak
                      > witnesses his wife get killed by something that he is positive wasn't
                      > human and now he searches for clues to other supernatural crimes hoping to
                      > find clues about what happened to her) and the writing, acting, and
                      > characters are all very good.
                      >
                      > Invasion is also kind of a fun show ... campy and eerie at the same time
                      > which is a great mix. A small town in Florida is hit by a hurricane and in
                      > the aftermath strange things begin happening with glowing jellyfish-things
                      > that attack people in the swamp, a bizarre human skeleton found and then
                      > lost, and people who disappear and come back different.
                      >
                      > Lost is in it's second season here and the second episode was much better
                      > than the first although they still spend way too much time on
                      > interpersonal drama and not enough on the island's weirdness. It holds my
                      > interest though because the writers and creators of the show insist that
                      > there is nothing supernatural going on and everything can be explained by
                      > science or at least pseudoscience.
                      >
                      > Liz F.
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                    • Craig Ranapia
                      Gareth wrote: Lost I think works because it keeps you guessing so I hope they don t resolve too many things without keeping the intrigue. I reply: Well, I
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                        Gareth wrote:

                        Lost I think works because it keeps you guessing so I hope they don't
                        resolve too many things without keeping the intrigue.



                        I reply:

                        Well, I enjoy Lost but it's running the risk of a bad case of X-Filesitis -
                        choking on its own loose ends, mysteries and ambiguities. To hold my
                        interest, there's going to have to be some kind of payoff very quickly.



                        CRAIG RANAPIA



                        The rain it raineth every day
                        Upon the just and the unjust fella
                        But more upon the just because
                        The unjust stole the just's umbrella."

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                      • Craig Ranapia
                        Gareth wrote: Tried watching Dead Zone, really enjoyed it but somehow kept forgetting - so thought i d catch it again when it gets to the beginning again -
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                          Gareth wrote:

                          Tried watching Dead Zone, really enjoyed it but somehow kept forgetting - so

                          thought i'd catch it again when it gets to the beginning again - cable is
                          like that eh!



                          I reply:

                          Forget cable. try free-to-air stations that heavily promote series, when
                          they don't instantly turn out to be rating slam-dunks either bounce them
                          around the schedule until they end up on the Friday night graveyard shift
                          (Alias), or quietly drop 'em after the mother of all cliffhangers.



                          CRAIG RANAPIA



                          The rain it raineth every day
                          Upon the just and the unjust fella
                          But more upon the just because
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                        • Gareth
                          Forget cable. try free-to-air stations that heavily promote series, when they don t instantly turn out to be rating slam-dunks either bounce them around the
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                            "Forget cable. try free-to-air stations that heavily promote series, when
                            they don't instantly turn out to be rating slam-dunks either bounce them
                            around the schedule until they end up on the Friday night graveyard shift
                            (Alias), or quietly drop 'em after the mother of all cliffhangers. "

                            - sorry mate I don't understand that paragraph.
                            Dead Zone I can only see on Sci-fi channel I think at the moment - which is
                            a cable/satellite channel over here.

                            Channel 4 may pick it up at some point I guess.
                            - but then again, they probably would have done it by now.

                            Anyway, if I did "forget cable" i'd watch even less telly than I do now! -
                            Lost is the only thing I see on a terrestial channel.

                            Gareth
                            p.s. I love the Paramount comedy channels - lots of stand up comedy.....
                          • Gareth
                            Well i m not as far down the road as you - being in England - and I totally agree with you on the X Files. - although what put me off the X Files was how I
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                              Well i'm not as far down the road as you - being in England - and I totally
                              agree with you on the X Files.

                              - although what put me off the X Files was how I seemed to be seeing the
                              same episode over and over again.

                              - you can't say that about Lost I don't think.
                              I guess the trick is if you're gonna keep bringing new mysteries into the
                              show, it's got to feel consistent and relevant - and not to make the
                              audience feel that you're taking the piss out of them.

                              Lost hasn't done that. They have said in interview that that have always
                              known why the island is like it is - and I get the impression that Chris
                              Carter was making the X-Files thread up as he went along.

                              Gareth

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                              Subject: RE: [science-fiction] Any suggestions, for a new Sfi-fi to watch


                              > Gareth wrote:
                              >
                              > Lost I think works because it keeps you guessing so I hope they don't
                              > resolve too many things without keeping the intrigue.
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > I reply:
                              >
                              > Well, I enjoy Lost but it's running the risk of a bad case of
                              > X-Filesitis -
                              > choking on its own loose ends, mysteries and ambiguities. To hold my
                              > interest, there's going to have to be some kind of payoff very quickly.
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > CRAIG RANAPIA
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                              > The unjust stole the just's umbrella."
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                            • Craig Ranapia
                              Gareth wrote: Dead Zone I can only see on Sci-fi channel I think at the moment - which is a cable/satellite channel over here. I reply: Sorry. The Dead Zone
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                                Gareth wrote:

                                Dead Zone I can only see on Sci-fi channel I think at the moment - which is
                                a cable/satellite channel over here.



                                I reply:

                                Sorry. The Dead Zone played on free-to-air here in New Zealand - and was
                                heavily promoted - only to be quietly dumped at the end of the first series.
                                Unlike 'Enterprise', which found a home on a pay cable channel here, it's
                                just vanished as far as I'm aware. Enormously frustrating, because I
                                expected the series to turn to crap very, very quickly and (for once) was
                                happy to be proved wrong.



                                I also quite enjoy 'Alias', but after an 18 month hiatus it's now been
                                dumped into a midnight Friday slot - with no promotion - when I'm either at
                                work or sleeping. Probably would have missed it, if I hadn't happened to be
                                reading the television listing in the paper yesterday.



                                CRAIG RANAPIA



                                The rain it raineth every day
                                Upon the just and the unjust fella
                                But more upon the just because
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                              • Randy Groves
                                Craig: I have a real suspicion you are right about Lost. They are in real danger of descending into the silly. They need to resolve at least a few things to
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                                  Craig: I have a real suspicion you are right about
                                  Lost. They are in real danger of descending into the
                                  silly. They need to resolve at least a few things to
                                  keep people watching. They seem to just pile one
                                  mystery on another. I'm still watching, but I may bail
                                  if they don't start giving some resolution. Alias gets
                                  silly sometimes, but they will resolve a plot thread
                                  now and then before introducing too many more. Lost
                                  never resolves anything. I wonder, though, the way
                                  they have set it up, if they resolve one thing, the
                                  whole mytery will crumble like a house of cards. For
                                  example, if it turns out that getting one or more of
                                  the passengers onto the island was planned, then many
                                  things fall into place. I don't see how such a thing
                                  could be planned however, so I think they will go
                                  supernatural.

                                  Rando

                                  --- Craig Ranapia <high_windows@...> wrote:

                                  > Gareth wrote:
                                  >
                                  > Lost I think works because it keeps you guessing so
                                  > I hope they don't
                                  > resolve too many things without keeping the
                                  > intrigue.
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > I reply:
                                  >
                                  > Well, I enjoy Lost but it's running the risk of a
                                  > bad case of X-Filesitis -
                                  > choking on its own loose ends, mysteries and
                                  > ambiguities. To hold my
                                  > interest, there's going to have to be some kind of
                                  > payoff very quickly.
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > CRAIG RANAPIA
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > The rain it raineth every day
                                  > Upon the just and the unjust fella
                                  > But more upon the just because
                                  > The unjust stole the just's umbrella."
                                  >
                                  > Traditional
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                                  Ferris State University
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                                • Tesserae
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                                    <<<I don't see how such a thing could be planned however, so I think they will go supernatural.>>>



                                    Except that J.J. Abrams and the writers insist that there isn't anything supernatural going on in the show ... they say that there is a scientic (or pseudoscience) explanation for everything. So, either they are lying or they actually have a plan for how they will eventually resolve things. I came across a whole list of little things that they have revealed in interviews about what is NOT happening on the show. It shot down a couple of my personal theories. LOL



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                                  • Gareth
                                    I may not have seen as many episodes as you guys in the States, but there s a lot of backstory to get through with such an array of characters - that seems to
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                                      I may not have seen as many episodes as you guys in the States, but there's
                                      a lot of backstory to get through with such an array of characters - that
                                      seems to have been lost in the discussion - the number of characters means
                                      that the mysterious island isn't the only focus for the writing - which is
                                      the programmes strength.
                                      - it's what makes it fresh I think.

                                      So resolving plotlines has to be put next to the continuing development of
                                      character, which we'd all like our series' to have surely?
                                      (and they are all very different characters - and not just stereotypes
                                      either)

                                      Gareth

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                                      Subject: RE: [science-fiction] Any suggestions, for a new Sfi-fi to watch


                                      > <<<I don't see how such a thing could be planned however, so I think they
                                      > will go supernatural.>>>
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > Except that J.J. Abrams and the writers insist that there isn't anything
                                      > supernatural going on in the show ... they say that there is a scientic
                                      > (or pseudoscience) explanation for everything. So, either they are lying
                                      > or they actually have a plan for how they will eventually resolve things.
                                      > I came across a whole list of little things that they have revealed in
                                      > interviews about what is NOT happening on the show. It shot down a couple
                                      > of my personal theories. LOL
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > Liz F.
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                                      >
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