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Old 09-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #16
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As for Fringe, it's relatively passable I guess.

To think that it owes much of anything to LOST or even X-Files beyond some hilariously clumsy nods, doesn't do remote justice to either of those shows.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:55 PM   #17
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And you think people in Bang and Clatter have a pretentious attitude?

What is pretentious about stating a fact?

There have been about 80 episodes of LOST.
Abrams has been involved in about 3.

He's credited as executive producer in name, because he helped "create" the show as much as one of the other two Exec producers who wrote the original script, who was FIRED before the show ever aired.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:31 PM   #18
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I can't decide whether or not I should watch this show. I'm on the fringe.
You really need a job.
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As for Fringe, it's relatively passable I guess.

To think that it owes much of anything to LOST or even X-Files beyond some hilariously clumsy nods, doesn't do remote justice to either of those shows.
It owes nothing to anything, but people love to draw comparisons and such.

I'll take it on its own merits, and, so far, while not great, it's good enough to keep me watching.
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It's been interesting enough to keep me watching. Though one of my first thoughts after the whole "accelerated aging" thing came into play was "hmm, I had no idea the egg was fertilized within minutes after sex."
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:15 PM   #21
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It owes nothing to anything, but people love to draw comparisons and such.

I'll take it on its own merits, and, so far, while not great, it's good enough to keep me watching.
True, nothing in the last episode was similar to the X-Files.

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I kid, I kid. I agree with you that while it's not great in and of itself, it's still good enough that I'll keep watching. I sorta like it and am surprised that I like it right now, if that makes any sense. I read somewhere that Abrams stated that the pilot episose was one of their weakest episodes of the show in his opinion, so I have hopes it'll get better.

One thing I do like is how they do the 3-D looking text of the locations they're at in certain scenes, it's somewhat cool.
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True, nothing in the last episode was similar to the X-Files.

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I kid, I kid. I agree with you that while it's not great in and of itself, it's still good enough that I'll keep watching. I sorta like it and am surprised that I like it right now, if that makes any sense. I read somewhere that Abrams stated that the pilot episose was one of their weakest episodes of the show in his opinion, so I have hopes it'll get better.

One thing I do like is how they do the 3-D looking text of the locations they're at in certain scenes, it's somewhat cool.
I was speaking in a larger sense, and, do you want me to show you how many XFiles episodes owe something to the Twilight Zone, or Philip K Dick? We could go on all night. I'm taking a more macro view.

I like the 3d thing, too.
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I was speaking in a larger sense, and, do you want me to show you how many XFiles episodes owe something to the Twilight Zone, or Philip K Dick? We could go on all night. I'm taking a more macro view.

I like the 3d thing, too.
Fuck you, the tribe has already spoken on this issue.

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I could not get through the first episode

And I will watch just about anything sci-fi related

and from what I have read in here

there is no reason to watch the 2nd


"Charlie Jade" is much better than this,
and all the message boards I have read on that one say it was bad

"Invasion" was much better than Fringe, and that got canceled
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I was speaking in a larger sense, and, do you want me to show you how many XFiles episodes owe something to the Twilight Zone, or Philip K Dick? We could go on all night. I'm taking a more macro view.

And I'm sure someone could then tell us both how many of those Twilight Zone episodes ripped off Issac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and early sci-fi comic writers. Circle of plagiarism, my friend. Remember that X-Files episode that was a direct ripoff of The Thing? That one was incredibly lazy.

I agree that little is new or original these days, but I still think comparing this to the X-Files in general plot is fair. I'm not saying it's a rip off by any means, and since I have nuttin' but love for the X-Files it shouldn't be taken as a way to discredit the show.
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The Thing, which was a remake to begin with. Yeah, you're right, the whole thing's cyclical, as with any other piece of art or entertainment.

I haven't watched this series yet, but I would like to check out an episode or two when I get the time and after I get caught up on Mad Men.
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Apparently nobody likes to hire super-sexy and super-intelligent college graduates anymore.
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The Thing, which was a remake to begin with. Yeah, you're right, the whole thing's cyclical, as with any other piece of art or entertainment.
My dad is a huge fan of the '50's version, he even had it on Laser Disc.... I actually had never seen the Carpenter version until 4 or 5 years ago. There was a semi-entertaining video game on the original Xbox and PS2 that was essentially a sequel to the Carpenter version, made me want an actual film sequel.
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My dad is a huge fan of the '50's version, we even had it on Laser Disc.... I actually had never seen the Carpenter version until 4 or 5 years ago. There was a semi-entertaining video game on the original Xbox and PS2 that was essentially a sequel to the Carpenter version, made me want an actual film sequel.
Heard about the game, never played it. I'd love to see the original Hawks film, too, the Carpenter version is one of my favorites.

I remember reading that Ron Moore from BSG was working on a Thing sequel for Sci-Fi or something. No idea how that's working out.
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For the Sci-Fi channel, eh? That could end up being less than awesome.

Hawks? That's not one I'm familiar with. Is Kurt in it? Snake 4 president.
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