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CyanideRush 4/19/2013 10:50:21 AM

 You caught me DougRed4, I thought better of mentioning the other, since it felt like I was not picking a bit much. But since you asked: the opening felt like it was modelled after early video game questing a bit too much. Full disclosure, I've play so many thousands of hours of video games, that perhaps I see in it things most viewers won't. But a common video game trope is to place place your protagonist in a dangerous position, strip away their things (in this case the roller, supplies, and weapons of Nolan and Irita)- then send them on fetch quests to re-establish themselves (prize fighting), before being elevated in position (at the end of the episode). 

Writing it all out now, perhaps it isn't a weak point at all. hmmm

-Chuck

jdiggitty 4/19/2013 9:31:57 PM

 Reviews on the game have not been kind. Apparently it's only a loose tie-in and NOT in StL. 

It's a really interesting concept to me though. If you could get a quality show, and a quality game with episodic content during the off season, that could really be something that changes things

trollman 4/20/2013 6:54:36 AM

How dose PIECE get established after war?  Or is there room for editorial improvment? sorry but spell check only does so much. the wrong word is still wrong even if it's spelled correctly.


piece
[pees] noun, verb, pieced, piec·ing.
noun
1.
a separate or limited portion or quantity of something: a piece of land; a piece of chocolate.
2.
a quantity of some substance or material forming a single mass or body: a nice piece of lumber.
3.
a more or less definite portion or quantity of a whole: to cut a blueberry pie into six pieces.
4.
a particular length, as of certain goods prepared for the market: cloth sold by the piece.
5.
an amount of work forming a single job: to be paid by the piece and not by the hour.
6.
an example of workmanship, especially of artistic production, as a picture or a statue: The museum has some interesting pieces by Picasso.
7.
a literary composition, usually short, in prose or verse.
8.
a literary selection for recitation: Each child had a chance to recite a piece.
9.
a musical composition.
10.
one of the parts that, when assembled, form a whole: the pieces of a clock.
11.
an individual article of a set or collection: a set of dishes containing 100 pieces.
12.
Chess, Checkers.
a.
one of the figures, disks, blocks, or the like, of wood, ivory, or other material, used in playing, as on a board or table.
b.
(in chess) a superior man, as distinguished from a pawn: to take a rook, a bishop, and other pieces.
13.
a token, charm, or amulet: a good-luck piece.
14.
an individual thing of a particular class or kind: a piece of furniture; a piece of drawing paper.
15.
an example, specimen, or instance of something: a fine piece of workmanship.
16.
one of the parts into which a thing is destructively divided or broken; a part, fragment, or shred: to tear a letter into pieces.
17.
Military .
a.
a soldier's rifle, pistol, etc.
b.
a cannon or other unit of ordnance: field piece.
18.
a coin: a five-cent piece.
19.
Midland and Southern U.S. a distance: I'm going down the road a piece.
20.
Chiefly North Midland U.S. a snack.
21.
Also called piece of ass. Slang: Vulgar.

verb (used with object)
22.
to mend (a garment, article, etc.) by adding, joining, or applying a piece or pieces; patch.
23.
to complete, enlarge, or extend by an added piece or something additional (often followed by out ): to piece out a library with new books.
24.
to make by or as if by joining pieces (often followed by together ): to piece a quilt; to piece together a musical program.
25.
to join together, as pieces or parts: to piece together the fragments of a broken dish.
26.
to join as a piece or addition to something: to piece new wire into the cable.

 

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peace
[pees] noun, interjection, verb, peaced, peac·ing.
noun
1.
the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
2.
( often initial capital letter ) an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism: the Peace of Ryswick.
3.
a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations: Try to live in peace with your neighbors.
4.
the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security: He was arrested for being drunk and disturbing the peace.
5.
cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
6.
freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquillity; serenity.
7.
a state of tranquillity or serenity: May he rest in peace.
8.
a state or condition conducive to, proceeding from, or characterized by tranquillity: the peace of a mountain resort.
9.
silence; stillness: The cawing of a crow broke the afternoon's peace.
10.
( initial capital letter, italics ) a comedy (421 b.c.) by Aristophanes.
 

literacy is just going in the toilet.

CyanideRush 4/20/2013 4:02:26 PM

 Trollman, it's amazing that you just assumed I don't know piece and peace have separate meanings, rather than that I simply missed a mistake. Mistakes happen, sometimes they aren't caught. Don't be so quick to be rude about it; you wouldn't like someone doing the same to you. We're all human, man. None of us are perfect.

rkngl 4/21/2013 1:09:11 AM

I already saw this. Was called Firefly. And Farscape. And Star Trek. And...

I fell asleep in the middle, and not even those big explosions woke me up.

So, it's "sole survivor of Battle of Serenity" against "sole survivor of Battle of Defiance"? My bets go to Serenity.

monkeyfoot 4/22/2013 8:04:16 AM

I finally looked at my recording of the show. I enjoyed it. As you said Chuck it is a mishmash of other ideas blended into a sci-fi setting. I know the set up has been done many times in many ways but it was still enjoyable.

It is essentially a multi-alien Dodge City/Tombstone. With all the multiple aliens, hi & low tech , and interesting personalities it has alot of potential for great stories.Yes, some characters are cliche but given time with the actors and writers it should expand to much more. Plus, it is very accessible to the non-genre fan. I noticed it had great ratings so it will be around for awhile.

Chuck, do you know where this show is shot? The pilot had alot of money on the screen and they must be in some country where they get alot for their money.

I'll have to add it to my DVR. Dammit, its getting crowded with my scheduled shows and the odd program here and there that pops up. I already have Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Survivor (my guilty pleasure), Arrow among others on there. It airs oppposite The Following which I also enjoy but it will end its season in a couple of weeks, so I can free up some space. 

skoora 4/22/2013 2:34:38 PM

 they sure didn't spend any money on the CGI

dalgoda 4/22/2013 3:04:44 PM

My whole family watched the pilot and enjoyed it.  We've got it on the DVR now and will give it a shot.  It has promise so far.

swisshammer 4/23/2013 8:07:18 AM

   See, I heard "If I Didn't Care" and thought immediately of Blade Runner. But instead of seeing it as a stroke of genius, I attributed it to a weak attempt at adding substance. It seemed more like another way they are aping other, more original and successful, sci fi films and tv shows.

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