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19 August 2007, 10:04 AM
jkt
Masters of Science Fiction (TV series)
quote:
Originally posted by Chapter 31:
LordShen,
Yes, I’ve been watching. Folks must remember that these shows aren’t trying to be original but to showcase the masters’ stories. “The Awakening” was actually Howard Fast’s “The General Zapped An Angel” (1970) and a very good tale for it’s time. This week it’s Heinlein’s “Jerry Was A Man”. Looks like they made some changes but it may still work.

I’ve liked all of the shows so far.

Best.


I trust all that watched Jerry Was a Man noted the name of the private club?


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19 August 2007, 02:47 PM
LordShen
quote:
Originally posted by jkt:

I trust all that watched Jerry Was a Man noted the name of the private club?


Indeed! I actually enjoyed last night's the best thus far, though I think script writers and directors and producers and such found the banter was funnier than it truly was. I felt like I was expected to laugh at points and then I laughed at points I don't think I was meant to laugh at. Heche did a fine job. Jerry was somewhat likable. The 'cabana boy' and Nappy were the funniest characters. Anyone else see this episode? Next week is the 'season finale' (at least that's what THEY'RE calling it). Please note that while only 4 episodes are being shown, 6 were made.


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19 August 2007, 04:15 PM
ravenswake
Yeah, neat name for the club. Best episode so far. My wife, decidedly not an SF fan, even liked it.

With name stars, great stories by SF masters, decent production, and Stephen Hawking as narrator, I just don't get why this show's being canned. Maybe it needs to be on SciFi, or some place that encourages quality entertainment.
19 August 2007, 11:07 PM
Chapter 31
Each show gets better. A short, bright season. The most we can hope for is that the DVDs will have all six stories.
20 August 2007, 01:02 PM
Braling II
I think you can get a TV now that has a red light that comes on when you're supposed to laugh.
20 August 2007, 01:54 PM
philnic
I believe the season finale is "The Discarded", scripted by Harlan Ellison and Josh Olson (A History of Violence) from Ellison's short story. And directed by Jonathan Frakes. It ought to be good.

However, we don't get the show over here in the UK, so I have to live vicariously through the reviews I read online.


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20 August 2007, 01:58 PM
LordShen
quote:
Originally posted by philnic:
I believe the season finale is "The Discarded", scripted by Harlan Ellison and Josh Olson (A History of Violence) from Ellison's short story. And directed by Jonathan Frakes. It ought to be good.

However, we don't get the show over here in the UK, so I have to live vicariously through the reviews I read online.


Hey philnic,

I can only assume you have access to YouTube. Am I correct? If so, I may be going mad and it's been a few weeks, but last time I checked the episodes were posted there in parts. Not that I'd ever promote illegal activity or anything.


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20 August 2007, 02:32 PM
philnic
Yes, I've seen episodes dotted around the web. (A good central place to look for film and TV stuff is www.tv-links.co.uk ). But I like to watch TV on a TV screen, with a quality image, not all smeary and small on a computer screen!


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20 August 2007, 03:05 PM
Nard Kordell
Hey, Phil: You have to get one of those new high resolution 30 inch cinema monitors from Apple. Those 5 inch tweaky black and whites don't work well anymore.
20 August 2007, 03:44 PM
Braling II
Anybody wanna buy an amber CRT? How about a dot matrix printer?
21 August 2007, 12:41 AM
Chapter 31
How about a “Gorilla Banana” dot matrix printer from those days of yesteryear when there were text adventures like "Zork”. It’s a steel-gray beauty.
21 August 2007, 02:00 AM
philnic
Thanks, Nard, but it's not my monitor that's making YouTube (etc) smeary and small, it's that darned Flash video format. Now, if everyone used DivX, like those folks at Stage 6...


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21 August 2007, 02:02 AM
philnic
Speaking of which, I see TV-Links currently has working links to high-quality full episodes of Masters of Science Fiction. Woo-hoo!


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21 August 2007, 08:37 AM
LordShen
Go watch philnic! Let us know what you think!


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25 August 2007, 09:19 PM
LordShen
The last was definitely the best. Did anyone see it?


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