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American Gods. Weren't they going to change stuff? First episode is practically the book verbatim, makes me wonder why I bothered watching. Certainly not for the Zack Snyder slo-fast-mo blood spatter nonsense. Skip if you've already read it, it adds nothing of value.


Did you turn 30 recently? I swear, you're getting more cynical by the hour :p

 

and to be fair, the viking scene at the start o' the first episode is not how the novel began.  when the viking longboat myth is eventual shared in the book, it is less campy, and is much darker than fuller's version.  laura has also been dealt with different than in the novel. even so, along with a bit o' unnecessary exposition in episode 2, failure to use the longboat story from the novel would be our biggest complaint thus far.  

 

technical boy has clear been updated as well, though am thinking he needed one.  

 

gonna be a multi-season series for a ~450p book?  is gonna be, we suspect, plenty o' new material.  cause for concern and anticipation, eh?

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

ps am thinking the buffalo-man works better as a buffalo. minor change, but...

 

pps (late edit) is likely other differences, but in the spirit o' full disclosure, even though Gromnir has ridiculous good memory, we read american gods sixteen years ago.  an suspecting we will miss multiple changes.


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The latest Mr. Robot episode I watched was a bit of a mind**** in a good way. I wasn't expecting that. Not watching much TV or anything these days. Black Sails is the next to-watch series for me.



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Sorry about double post. Yesterday, I was out running in summer clothes, today it was freezing and I had to wear a jacket. Funny how weather works. Almost mid May and we're still getting snow. We will spend the entire day outside on Wednesday and the weather forecast is "cold and snowy".  :aiee:



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I watched all of Stranger Things. I had virtually no interest in it to start with - not really my genre, and so it more or less happened by accident. I have pretty severe difficulties tolerating child actors...

 

It was pretty, uh, pretty good.


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Judge Dredd tv series in development, Jennifer Morrison is leaving Once Upon a Time, (and the Charmings too most likely), and with Emma gone there isn't much reason to keep Hook on the show. Its been renewed for another season so it sounds like Regina will be the new main character.



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Babylon 5 streaming for free

 


Babylon 5 is streaming free for the first time ever.

With the exception of a 15-second commercial ad at the top of each B5 episode, Babylon 5 started streaming with no ads, no interruptions. We couldn't believe either. There are three "gotchas" which we will share, but first the good stuff.

IT'S TRUE. REALLY. FREE BABYLON 5 STREAMING
Available through Go90, a video service owned by Verizon, Babylon 5 streaming is open and free to all mobile devices (via app or web) and computers (web only). You can even watch without having to sign-up or sign-in.

That said, signing up -- which is free -- has one big advantage, you can can cast every episode of Babylon 5 from your mobile device to your television or monitor. Because Go90 is also available on the web, you have the option to connect or stream to a TV monitor using a computer for higher quality streaming.

Bottom line: Babylon 5 streaming free, no interruptions, every season, every episode.

"Fans are going crazy" says Jan Schroeder, founder of Free Babylon 5, a movement she began in 2013 to get Babylon 5 back on the air. The second generation "millennial" fans finally get to watch the show they way they want: on their cell phones and tablets." Now instead of raving about Babylon 5 to friends and co-workers, established fans send them a link to watch all 110 episodes for free, without ads or interruptions.

THE THREE GOTCHAS
Gotcha #1: According to Variety, fans should start watching now as the deal is believed to be for a year or less.

Gotcha #2 – The arrangement does not include the four TV movies, which includes the show's pilot as well as three additional 2 hour films.

Gotcha #3 Streaming is available only in the U.S. If you are non-U.S. the way to get around this is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that makes Go90 think you are in the U.S.  To our knowledge this VPN best one for video streaming.

WHAT TOOK SO LONG?
Despite insane exposure from references in shows like the Big Bang Theory and Breaking Bad, Babylon 5 never been streamed free or available on subscription services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, until now. We are just guessing but we thinks it's possible that since Go90 licensed 6 other shows in addition to Babylon 5 from Warner Bros may be using it to draw attention to these other programs.. B5 is clearly the Rosetta Stone of this arrangement with the most seasons, the most episodes and the most notoriety.

Babylon 5 first appeared on laserdisc and VHS tape in 1998. DVDs of the show started their release in 2002 and have been reprinted and repackaged ever since. It's believed that the Babylon 5 on Blu-ray or HD streaming will never happen for technical reasons. (Click here for a complete explanation.)

The surprise announcement came Tuesday, April 4, 2017 when Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution and Go90 announced the arrangement of a sci-fi package of 7 shows that also includes Veronica Mars and Fringe in addition to Babylon 5.



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Heh. It's kind of true...

 

Tor - Why you should watch Eurovision ; the Hunger Games of pop



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Also,  American Gods renewed for season 2



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am kinda surprised, given the way this board reacts to divisive issues, that the mr. nancy intro (series original content btw) failed to result in polarized dialog.  our initial conclusion is less people hereabouts  is watching than we expected.

 

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am kinda surprised, given the way this board reacts to divisive issues, that the mr. nancy intro (series original content btw) failed to result in polarized dialog.  our initial conclusion is less people hereabouts  is watching than we expected.

 

HA! Good Fun!

I plan on watching it closer towards the end of the season. Netflix has spoiled me and while I don't watch whole seasons in a day or two I do like to go at my own pace rather than waiting for them to trickle out.

 

I've been watching Wynonna Earp which I thought was incredibly cheesy at first and now 3 or so days later I'm on episode 8 and might finish the 13 episode season in the next couple of days. It's still cheesy but it's grown on me. It feels like a Canadian spin on Supernatural though I'm not sure if that makes much sense because I'm pretty sure Supernatural is filmed in Canada and I have no idea if this is a Canadian production or not but it has a "Canadian feel" to it.

 

Edit- I guess I should have googled before posting. It looks like it's based on a comic and is a Canadian production. 1 for 2 isn't bad


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For the old call out..

 

Tor - SyFys Dune miniseries is the most okay adaption of the book to date

 

I do have fond memories of that one, it didn't completely work, but it had a lot of good points and honest attempts.


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Has he new Twin Peaks season started yet? I'm interested to see what they do with it. I'm also looking forward to the new season of Fargo. I'm optimistic about one of these.



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Damn, dat ganja...



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Has he new Twin Peaks season started yet? I'm interested to see what they do with it. I'm also looking forward to the new season of Fargo. I'm optimistic about one of these.

 

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I've been watching Wynonna Earp which I thought was incredibly cheesy at first and now 3 or so days later I'm on episode 8 and might finish the 13 episode season in the next couple of days. It's still cheesy but it's grown on me. It feels like a Canadian spin on Supernatural though I'm not sure if that makes much sense because I'm pretty sure Supernatural is filmed in Canada and I have no idea if this is a Canadian production or not but it has a "Canadian feel" to it.

 

Edit- I guess I should have googled before posting. It looks like it's based on a comic and is a Canadian production. 1 for 2 isn't bad

 

 

Watched the first episode of that show and banned it immediately. So bad, so bad. Also so typical canadian. It's just like Lost Girl or Killjoys. Why are they keep on doing this?


Edited by Lexx, 15 May 2017 - 07:00 AM.


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The first episode is by far the worst I didn't come back to it until much boredom later.

Anyways on episode 11 now

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I can agree with most of this..

 


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Might get flamed for this a bit but I don't think Babylon 5 aged that gracefully and I find myself disagreeing with a few points - those "realistic" space physics were dropped soon in favor of more traditional space battles and calling the cast a set of good actors when said cast includes (and features prominently, even) Bruce Boxleitner and Mira Furlan is stretching it. Actually... I'd argue that with the exception of Andreas Katsulas most of the supporting cast easily outshines the main cast and he was stuck in a rather limiting rubber head all the time.

 

Don't get me wrong I love B5 for its character development, storyline and the general mystery that instills a sense of not being able to wait for the next episode and these elements are more than enough to carry the show - except maybe in season 5. But once the mystery is over it's noticable that there are some rusty spots below the shiny coat of paint. :)



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Babylon 5 is just pure awesome and has set the bar so high that no other sci-fi show has come near it.






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