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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1530 on: September 17, 2019, 02:43:43 AM »
Six, photobucket appears to have even further blurred your avatar, I'm beginning to wonder if it will become a solid color. They're such shits.

As to the semester thing, I call things by the wrong name a lot, maybe it was a minor beat to make Protagonist look a bit dumb? Nah, that's a stretch.

I've never picked up a hubbard. I know it's blasphemy, but I don't much care for Heinlein either. Really, all the "greats" of scifi have been too bloaty for me. I like a sharp concise narrative.

As to the siffy network, I really don't understand why networks bother with mission statements anymore, That one "fixer" who bounced from network to network made them all the same.

Reality garbage slate, pivot from your strengths, make the viewers angry and advertisers happy. It's a great big beige world. My dad would have been super pissed about History.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1531 on: September 17, 2019, 09:36:12 AM »
Whew!  I thought I was going blind for a moment, there.  I'll figure out what to do with that avvy and change it.

I've never read any L Ron Hubbard books.  There's so much to read, so little time.  They've always looked like doorstops.  I remember Dianetics.  That sounds like a diet regimen.  The association with the cult was enough to make me run the other way. 

What's sort of sad is to see EZ devolve into a thug, despite his idealism.  Gotta garrote this guy to please the club.  Better shoot my cousin to keep the Feds happy.  For once, I returned to SG1 to get some relief from the slaughter.  More irrational inconsistent stuff:  Sharday, or whatever the wife's name is, has Gou'ald who is dormant while she's pregnant with Apophis's kid.  Doc is totally cool with all this, and helps to hide the baby.  As if the Gou'ald in Sharday or whatever is deaf as well as dormant.  So they all go home la de da and the episode is a happy one.  I don't remember how the "I've got cancer and want you to work for NASA, Carter" Dad thing worked out, but that was the weak link in the episode.  What happened to that journalist anyway?  Maybe I got distracted during the 10 second denouement of that part.  You may remember this.  It was late. 

I'm off to figure out how to fix my avvy before it goes blind.  Damn.  I forgot how to use Dropbox.  Everytime I try to share the link, it doesn't work.  Chris told me how to do this and of course I forgot and can't find the photo I posted so I can look at the code to see what I changed.  Well, I found it.  Replaced link (https://) with [img] etc. and changed d=0 to raw=1 and it didn't work.  I'll have to figure out something else.

Hells bells.  I opened an IMGUR acct and tried to link it through there and no.  It doesn't like imgur link either.  Software of SMF doesn't like links to Dropbox or Imgur.  so I'm stuck.  This didn't help either.  https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Attachments_and_Avatars
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« Reply #1532 on: September 17, 2019, 11:36:56 PM »
I had to tweak something on another site to get my imgur avatar to load, I didn't bother with an account though.

The SG-1 disc I was watching had some fun behind the scenes stuff. When the team is "frosted over" from a rough gate trip, they're sprayed with melted paraffin wax.

The generic tomb sets are just the mothership set redressed.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1533 on: September 18, 2019, 03:30:26 AM »
The body count on Mayans MC continues to climb.  Maybe these bikers should try Buddhism or something.  They're always so stressed out.

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« Reply #1534 on: September 18, 2019, 09:20:08 PM »
I got to episode 100 of stargate. Now I understand the references from the 200th episode. (Sci-fi picked up SG-1 after it left Showtime.)

Fun fact: Stargate was actually cancelled at the end of Season 5.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1535 on: September 21, 2019, 12:18:28 AM »
i Would say peaky blinders but its getting a little predictable

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« Reply #1536 on: October 02, 2019, 02:44:08 AM »
I needed a break from Stargate.  The stupidity factor was overwhelming.

So I'm back with Mayans MC after watching the end o Preacher.  Re:  Mayans.  What's up with all that Miller Light Beer?  It tastes like crap.  Bikers drinking that swill makes little sense.  I have been to the Miller Brewery in Milwaukee a couple times for tours.  The tours end in the "caves" where they offer you beer:  Miller Light and the sad substitution that used to be Lowenbrau but now is some watered down version of a mediocre lager.  A million years ago when I used to drink beer, I liked Lowenbrau, but that's back when it was imported from Munich and Miller didn't get in the way of the quality.  The high points of the Miller tour were the German OOM PAH band and the free beer at the end.  That plus the postcards they passed out. If you addressed and filled them out, they'd pay postage to send them for you.  But I digress.  Mayans is a good deal more entertaining than a lot of tv these days.  The Preacher got sort of goofy at the end, despite the bittersweet ending.  Oh well.

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« Reply #1537 on: October 02, 2019, 11:32:33 AM »
Miller lite is the #2 selling beer in America.  I'm somewhat surprised they don't have them drinking bud light. Whenever I was in a sticks bar, they went nuts for the bud light. It's bless'ed swill.

I'm up to season 6 of the gate. They actually got canceled at the end of 5, but negotiations for the move had already been in progress, so it was a soft landing.

They did do a somewhat light finale, everyone goes topside for dinner, but General Hammond has to stay on base.
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« Reply #1538 on: October 02, 2019, 04:32:17 PM »
Somehow, I can't credit the frequent conspicuous appearance of Miller Lite on that show to cinéma vérité.  Call me a cynic, but I just chalked it up to product placement.  Given the hispanic ethnicity of most of the characters, you'd at least expect to see a little Dos Equis once in a while. 

I fully understand that the show is primarily aimed at an english speaking demographic, so I can give a pass to the fact that the characters all speak English most of the time--I don't think the show would do as well with subtitles.  A little more funding for second languages in elementary schools would help rectify that.  I still regret that I didn't begin studying spanish until I was in 8th grade.  I can follow the conversations most of the time, but still, I feel hampered. 

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« Reply #1539 on: October 03, 2019, 10:15:19 PM »
Starting with season 6, they're really starting to do more behind the scenes features on the program with SG-1, I dig it. I mean I doubt they'll keep being as in depth as the first disc, they essentially broke down how they did all the effects shots and it was great.

I really want the giant pool they used for the... wait that would be a spoiler. poo. Anyway, they shot an episode with a giant pool, it's like an entire warehouse filled with water. Olympic size swimming pool eat your heart out.

If I was rich, I wouldn't want a yacht, or fancy cars, or anything like that. I'd want on demand fast food, bedroom with it's own bathroom attached, and this warehouse pool.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1540 on: October 05, 2019, 01:13:20 AM »
Rugby world cup

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« Reply #1541 on: October 05, 2019, 08:08:52 PM »
I'm not sure why I'm still watching Titans, but this one was particularly bad.

Like Adam west batman bad. Deathstroke has Robin tied to a bomb, can richard Grayson save him in time? Find out next week, same bat time, same shitty streaming service!
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« Reply #1542 on: October 11, 2019, 01:54:48 AM »
Mayans MC is predictable, but still good.  A fine cast, including some real skin crawling bad guys.  I've basically run out of TV to watch besides that and SG1.  It reminds me of visits to the video store where despite the hundreds of films, I could rarely find anything I felt like watching.

Eziekiel has a negative trajectory and it's just gotten worse.  We see corruption and a slow sinking into amorality among several of the main characters.  That does seem to be a motorcycle club that would put some teams of Navy seals to shame, though.  Brilliant strategists, despite their crap taste in beer.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1543 on: October 11, 2019, 04:00:01 AM »
I have that feeling with xmovies, so much to choose from, so little I actually care for.

I'm up to 7 on SG-1, if that isn't a spoiler, it goes to 10, then there are two films.

The last episode on the first disk, ORPHEUS, had weird load errors that crashed VLC. I've noted it in my review. I've been dutifully punching them into notepad so they're nice and ready if you choose to catch up. I've noticed several episodes that just drag like golly, and I would not blame you for not enjoying them. And like, three that are absolute gems.

Apparently my dislike of that last episode of titans must deepen, they've pulled the same loathsome trick they did in 1988 - They've put Jason Todd on the block of a public opinion poll.

I'm guessing it's a DC universe members poll, as I can't find it. back in 88 it was a 900 number. Vote if the kid lives or dies. 88 killed him.

Hah, all my bitching and I absolutely enjoyed this episode. The only sour note is that they once again ended the episode on a cliffhanger.

The dog who plays Krypto is a talented actor. A very different take on Lex Luthor's father here, and we get an answer on Robin's survival.

Only for Superboy to get gutshot. With kryptonite bullets no less. I imagine a through and through would be painful, require a long period of healing, but be survivable.

If those things were hollow points, SB is bent.
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