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1 hour ago, Hurlshot said:

Amazon is easy. Free 2-day shipping pays for itself. 

Some of this stuff is going to fail and have to join with others (looking at you CBS.) But it also is why we are getting a ton of new and fairly unique content. Shows no longer get cancelled any more, they just jump services. Firefly would have ran 20 seasons in this market and we would all complain about how bad it has become. It is a glorious time.

obvious  alternative:  show a little restraint and instead o' subscribing to multiple streaming services, one wait and rent discs when they become available. 

madness.

does result in being spoiled, which is annoying, but such behavior saved us from recent star trek disappointments.

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4 hours ago, rjshae said:

What I really dislike is the growing balkanization of TV content. There's a lot of good content being produced, but it's spread out over a slew of different providers. If you're not a subscriber, you'll not be able to watch it.

If I ever felt a tiniest, slightest, most minuscule pang of conscience about :skull:ing TV stuff, this right here would be my justification. Well, that and "This content is locked in your region" bullsh†t. Whenever I see that thing, I feel irresistible urge to find and download locked content  even if I had no initial interest to ever watch it.  🖕😠🖕

 

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2 minutes ago, bugarup said:

If I ever felt a tiniest, slightest, most minuscule pang of conscience about :skull:ing TV stuff, this right here would be my justification. Well, that and "This content is locked in your region" bullsh†t. Whenever I see that thing, I feel irresistible urge to find and download locked content  even if I had no initial interest to ever watch it.  🖕😠🖕

 

you do realize you are posting on a software development message board, yes? media piracy is understandably viewed unsympathetic by your hosts.

oh well.

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I do Amazon Prime, HBO/Starz through Amazon Prime, a couple other small streaming thru Amazon (like Smithsonian and some classic old b&w series channel) Viki (Korean), Netflix.  Still way cheaper than the Comcast cabletv option.

Not that I like the separation and monthly fee very much, either (edit - although I do prefer no commercials thus willing to pay for that...) But I've also stopped caring if I miss some new show because I'm not subbed to something. In my case, if I'm not subbed, I don't care enough anyway.

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It is still all way cheaper than cable/satellite, and that is with me spending $40 a month on Hulu Live for local news and sports.

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2 hours ago, ShadySands said:

We just dropped Hulu Live for regular Hulu because we rarely watch anything live and they've increased the price on us several times.

I don't know if it's called Live but I went from free Hulu to no-commercial monthly Hulu, then dropped it all because really I almost never even open/use Hulu. Also, I hate their (PS4) UI interface. Hate hate hate it.  😛

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Well, 2nd season could be fun...

 

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I never liked firefly, not sure what people liked about it, and I am into sci_fy... 🤔

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7 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

I never liked firefly, not sure what people liked about it, and I am into sci_fy... 🤔

It's a western version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on a spaceship. 

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11 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

I never liked firefly, not sure what people liked about it, and I am into sci_fy... 🤔

Same, although in my case it was partially because of hype backslash. Everyone around was like "OMG Firefly :woot: teh bestest thing on TV :w00t:", so I watched and was all, "Meh. Farscape did it better". 

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13 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

I never liked firefly, not sure what people liked about it, and I am into sci_fy... 🤔

It had some potential and was cancelled so people think it might be better than it would probably be.

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Problem is, there's not many space wild west shows on the tv. So...

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3 hours ago, Skarpen said:

It had some potential and was cancelled so people think it might be better than it would probably be.

It had 13 episodes that were all good. No-one ever got to see a bad episode per se, just a couple that weren't as great as the rest.

The chemistry between the actors, the dialogue that Whedon wrote, it all clicked together as a great whole. It left a lot of people wanting more and wondering just what it could have delivered if Fox hadn't screwed it over.

 

Edit: And don't get me wrong, I love Farscape, but it hit different Sci-Fi buttons for me than Firefly did. Sure, you had that over-arcing "Mixed crew becoming family as they exist on the fringes of space" idea, but they were exploring different things and going with some different themes.

Farscape had the time to really develop the various characters in-depth and show their evolution, it showed them becoming family and changing their goals and what they were doing as it happened. 

Firefly was much more of a family protecting their "home" from the very beginning.

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Also Farscape is much more wacky, with lots of wacky stories and wacky characters. 

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I started watching The Man in the high Castle today. Three episodes is and I'm into it a little bit. 

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I hate that I'm their exact brand of perfect sucker. I don't like much of anything they've put out and yet I always come back for more just because it says Star Trek.

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22 hours ago, ShadySands said:

I hate that I'm their exact brand of perfect sucker. I don't like much of anything they've put out and yet I always come back for more just because it says Star Trek.

Yep. I'll be watching Star Trek: Lower Decks the moment I can. The I will most likely come here to complain about it. Le sigh.

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Before watching the trailer, I was thinking "you know, you could probably do some pretty cool stuff with an animated Star Trek show that would've been very difficult to do - or at least do well - with a live-action", but then I actually watched the trailer, and yeah, nah, I'm good.

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