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Well said. The only alternative to who came first/what happened before that I can think of is infinity in time. And the Big Bounce is one way to have it. Another is a (new?) idea that there is an antimatter universe expanding before the Big Bang. If you change matter to antimatter and invert the time arrow, it behaves the same. I'll post it in the Scientific Discoveries thread if I find the news again.

 

And to be back on topic, anyone excited for GoT season 8?

 

Edit: it is not really a discovery, so I'll leave it here.


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And to be back on topic, anyone excited for GoT season 8?

I've never seen GoT and I plan to start it soon, perhaps tonight!

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And to be back on topic, anyone excited for GoT season 8?

I've never seen GoT and I plan to start it soon, perhaps tonight!

 

I'll understand if you disappear from the forums for some time. :p

 

Enjoy!


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I watched the first episode and I had no idea there was so much nudity LOL

I also didn't know I would know and recognize so many of the actors/actresses.

Emilia Clarke - who is so weird looking now days and did terribly in Solo, is so cute and beautiful in GoT. Wow! I was like, I see now why she got famous ;) She looks very elverly.
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Perhaps I'm showing my age or hell, we all know I'm pretty old lmao but I'll take any Kate BaconSalad I can get.


Tomb Raider-esque? Definitely. Which fits Katie most well, most certainly well.
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Emilia Clarke - who is so weird looking now days and did terribly in Solo, is so cute and beautiful in GoT. Wow! I was like, I see now why she got famous ;) She looks very elverly.

 

Don't worry, give her 10 episodes and she becomes the weakest link in the Game of Thrones cast. Even Kit Harrington surpassed her at some point. :p


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A long time ago I tried watching How to Train Your Dragon: Riders of Berk, a TV series. I couldn't get into it at all - to me didn't feel much like the films - altho I probably only watched 3 or 4 episodes so it may have become better later. 

 

Apparently after CartoonNetwork gave up broadcasting it (2 seasons/40 total episodes, kids are 15ish), Netflix took it over (6 seasons/13 each/complete, kids are 18ish) and it was renamed Race to the Edge. So I decided to give it a go again, but starting from season 3. It's much better (imo), feeling more like the films except it focuses on the kids and their Dragon Rider organization set against those that would hunt/profit/kill dragons (it's set before the 2nd movie). There's a central baddie, Hiccup's dad and a few other adults show up now and then, etc. Animation is good. Less attention to background details but the chrs. and dragons are animated quite well.

 

Marathoned season 3 and 4. The rather otp comedy sequences (those twins...) goes on a little too long at times perhaps but it's punctuated with moments of more serious themes like the films do. I occasionally ffwd in 10 second increments but not too much. Thumbs up overall. And ... there's plenty of Hiccup/Toothless moments. ;)



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From the peeps who brought you The Office comes a new Sci-Fi series with Steve Carell


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My girl Serinda Swan back in another series so for me it's automatically a must watch (I have favorites)

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Marvel Planning Several X-Men TV Shows For Disney Plus.


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Marvel Planning Several X-Men TV Shows For Disney Plus.

I suppose this is going to compete against the likes of Titans, Doom Patrol CW's Arrowverse and Young Justice cartoons. I'd love to see a live action New Mutants that compliments The Gifted and initially calls for crossovers! I can't wait to see what Marvel's response is.

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I wonder when we reached the point of oversaturation when it comes to super hero content? I mean, I just yawned at that, and I haven't even finished the Punisher season 1, which is my favorite comic from my childhood. 

 

I'm going to say it was either the second Ironman or the 3rd Christian Bale Batman.



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I can only hope they plan a bunch because they expect a bunch to fall through. Leaving them with only 1. But I think I'm just being optimistic.



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I suppose this is going to compete against the likes of Titans, Doom Patrol CW's Arrowverse and Young Justice cartoons. I'd love to see a live action New Mutants that compliments The Gifted and initially calls for crossovers! I can't wait to see what Marvel's response is.

 

It will definitely compete with those shows. So they better make something pretty good.

 

I wonder when we reached the point of oversaturation when it comes to super hero content? I mean, I just yawned at that, and I haven't even finished the Punisher season 1, which is my favorite comic from my childhood. 

 

I'm going to say it was either the second Ironman or the 3rd Christian Bale Batman.

 

Imho it's getting better. I liked most recent Marvel movies much more than the first ones. As long as they can produce good things, I'll probably keep watching.

 

And I don't think people will get tired of super heroes. There are some genres that have been on tv for decades and they don't lose viewers.



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Since every hero show for DC is vastly unique, I think that's what Marvel has to work on. I'll never get tired of super-hero shows but that's probably why I have DC Universe Streaming service and prioritize it over Netflix/Prime Video/Hulu, and well, simply because it's better :dancing:

Marvel just has to find that sweet spot to draw in different audiences instead of just one type of audience. DC is doing impressive at making new fans just from marketing, the shows and appearances. Even inclusion of real world topics and lgbtq support go a long way but more importantly - how to transition comics unto the screen. Staying respectful to the context but creating a believable abd trusted identity for characters is a hard thing to do. It's also why I doubt there will be another live action Wonder Woman as good as Linda Carter's. At the time it was everything tv watchers wamted - male or female. Relatability is key so I think Marvel is going to try to deal with improving on this key public factor.

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I'd love to see a live action New Mutants that compliments The Gifted and initially calls for crossovers! I can't wait to see what Marvel's response is.


Personally I thought The Gifted squandered it's potential. And hopefully we'll get The New Mutants movie they shot (supposed to come out Aug 2, iirc)
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Killing Eve

It's so good that Netflix Twitter recommended a Hulu show. And it's actually pretty darn good.
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Imho it's getting better. I liked most recent Marvel movies much more than the first ones. As long as they can produce good things, I'll probably keep watching.

 

And I don't think people will get tired of super heroes. There are some genres that have been on tv for decades and they don't lose viewers.

 

 

Yeah I don't mean to say they are all a snooze, I just remember when it was all must-watch entertainment for me. Some have been great, but they seem to be the ones that break from convention. Just being a comic book movie is no longer enough. I loved Logan, and Deadpool is great because it satirizes all of it. But I can wait on most of this stuff that is showing up.


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After Doctor Strange I decided I could skip until Netflix for any character centered ones. Ended up skipping Black Panther and Ant Man 2. Saw Black Panther on Netflix and it didn't change my opinion.

If I wasn't a Captain Marvel fanboy I'd skip that one. Same for Spiderman 2. Whoever else they have planned won't be so lucky for my viewership.

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I'll probably see Captain Marvel in theaters merely as a form of preparing for Avengers 4. Otherwise I'd certainly skip it. Shame about Disney doing their own streaming service since that makes it harder to just skip theatrical releases, I really don't more than one subscription at a time.



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Captain Marvel is more Sci-Fi so I'll definitely watch it in theaters. Avengers 4 is a must watch too. But I don't know about the others. Maybe Shazam because my nephew wants to see it and his parents don't like super hero movies. The rest I can wait. Although I'm curious about Glass.






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