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Re: The series thread
« Reply #240 on: December 16, 2017, 07:08:59 PM »
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Altered Carbon on Netflix coming

https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-could-be-the-first-look-at-altered-carbon-the-mos-1820766217

This could be great, read the book half a decade ago or so. Very unique, bleak, dark-humored, brutal and well thought-out sci-fi setting.
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« Reply #241 on: December 23, 2017, 02:53:40 AM »
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Watched the first 2 episodes of this, its crazy but funny.  :lol: 
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #242 on: January 13, 2018, 10:39:17 PM »
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Altered Carbon full trailer, airs on netflix on february 2nd
Brittania, airs on January 18th
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« Reply #243 on: January 22, 2018, 04:39:22 AM »
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Watched the first episode of Britannia. Pretty interesting if you take it as fantasy rather than historical.
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #244 on: January 23, 2018, 01:47:23 AM »
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whatched first 2 episodes, its dope, I like the fantasy they add in, less dragons and wizards and more eye of newt
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #245 on: January 29, 2018, 01:34:59 AM »
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guys The Crown is rly good series if u have free time watch it
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #246 on: January 29, 2018, 01:37:10 AM »
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also can u guys advice me series like The 100?
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #247 on: February 05, 2018, 09:46:55 AM »
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Expected way more from Altered Carbon. Great world/setting, ruined by cringeworthy characters and dumb story.

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Re: The series thread
« Reply #248 on: February 06, 2018, 09:06:52 PM »
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Expected way more from Altered Carbon. Great world/setting, ruined by cringeworthy characters and dumb story.
Tell me about it. Altered Carbon is one of my favorite books (and trilogy) ever. I was hyped for the show like no tomorrow.

And then they butchered the plot and a lot of the background shit. And added retarded shit like Lizzie turning into a superninja because she spent a week in virtual (why doesn't everyone do that?) or Ortega getting a super arm (why doesn't everyone wealthy run around with those enhancements?) or motherfucking Reileen Kawahara with the most retarded motivations ever. Ortega with her cringeworthy "strong female character" thing, executed so badly and she just came across as a 5'0 40kg female trying too hard. Constantly angry and screaming, she'd be a laughing stock in the real world. Zero charisma or presence.

God damn it.

Still. It's a good show, relative to what else is out there. It did a lot of things right. But it had so much potential.
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #249 on: February 06, 2018, 11:04:13 PM »
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Yeah, feels like they made pretty much all the female characters super cringey.

Ortega - loud stereotypical latina. Good god was she hard to watch.
Rei - whoever came up with her agenda should never work in any sort of entertainment business again. That shit made zero sense.
Quell - some hippie forest dweller where you meditate and then you're this badass Envoy. Dumb.
Lizzie - lets train for 1 day and then put on some sado maso clothes and go full ninja.

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Re: The series thread
« Reply #250 on: February 07, 2018, 01:05:43 AM »
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Yeah, feels like they made pretty much all the female characters super cringey.

Ortega - loud stereotypical latina. Good god was she hard to watch.
Rei - whoever came up with her agenda should never work in any sort of entertainment business again. That shit made zero sense.
Quell - some hippie forest dweller where you meditate and then you're this badass Envoy. Dumb.
Lizzie - lets train for 1 day and then put on some sado maso clothes and go full ninja.
Rei was destroying all her brothers love interests, did she have some incestual desires for him in the books too?
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #251 on: February 07, 2018, 01:29:14 AM »
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #252 on: February 07, 2018, 02:41:51 AM »
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Yeah, feels like they made pretty much all the female characters super cringey.

Ortega - loud stereotypical latina. Good god was she hard to watch.
Rei - whoever came up with her agenda should never work in any sort of entertainment business again. That shit made zero sense.
Quell - some hippie forest dweller where you meditate and then you're this badass Envoy. Dumb.
Lizzie - lets train for 1 day and then put on some sado maso clothes and go full ninja.
The Envoy hippy commune thing was so gay. They never explained how they gained superpowers by sitting in a random forest. Or how they had access to all that technology. Or what the fuck an average off-world mission looks like for anti-immortality commandos. Their skillset also made no sense for what they were. And wtf was up with Kovacs' wallhack that he had briefly for two episodes and was malfunctioning the rest of the time?

Like with many other things, the show took a premise from the books, then changed aspects of it and the premise no longer made any sense. Like Reileen loved and missed her brother so fucking much that she.... waited 250 years before bringing him to Earth? Wut? And she got him involved in an investigation that put him in an adversary role to her? And then continues to do everything in her power to antagonize him instead of, say, just walking up to him and going "omg i luv u hey there."

And they had to add katanas, of course. Best weapon 300 years in the future, a katana.

Seriously none of the changes they made from the books made sense. If they'd done a faithful adaptation, GoT or The Expanse style, it could've been the best show on TV.
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #253 on: February 07, 2018, 03:05:39 AM »
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Re: The series thread
« Reply #254 on: February 07, 2018, 03:36:14 AM »
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Not like they could've just asked for it, Carnage wasn't exactly friendly with them. And you can't just store a sleeve anywhere of course, and it's doubtful the proper facilities for storing one are readily available. Plus Kovacs was on parole, which was almost certainly tied to Ryker's sleeve. Bancroft's line of credit was also tied to Ryker's DNA.

The fact that a clone of Takeshi's happened to be there coincidentally 250 years later, of course, made no fucking sense. And it wasn't even the sleeve he wore as an Envoy, so it made no sense someone would go to the trouble to acquire it from another planet 250 years later.
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