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  Vannor

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4/27/13 5:53:56 PM#21
I quite like it. I'll keep watching it. It's nothing amazing but it's not terrible.
  slickbizzle

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4/27/13 5:54:45 PM#22

I'm liking the series.  Good variety of species to get to know. Good setting.  Good Sci-fi.  

 

 

 

  Ramonski7

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4/27/13 5:55:27 PM#23
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

Well Fringe qualifies as sci-fi in my book and it was a great series. As far as Defiance, some shows have to grow on you but I didn't think the first episode was that bad...not "OH GAWD I GOTTA WATCH THIS!" either but then again I really wasn't expecting that from a show linked to a video game. Were you?


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  Yamota

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OP  4/27/13 5:55:56 PM#24
Originally posted by simsalabim77
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

 

Battlestar Galctica? If you tell me it was crap, then I really have nothing else to say to you as our tastes in sci-fi are completely opposed. 

It was alright but I didnt like the dream sequences of Baltar and most of the actors, except Olmos and McDonnel were pretty bad and some, like Grace Park, were just awful. Some of the episodes were really bad as well, like one where Kara managed to fly a Cylon ship and used her foot (!) to close some hole in the hull.

So the series had its moments but many bad one's as well.

  XxGrimmxX

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4/27/13 5:59:36 PM#25
Originally posted by Wizardry
Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
You must not watch much Scyfy movies if you're surprised by this.

I dopn't watch much tv period,it is pretty trashy stuff on the boob tube nowadays.

Right now there is a trend going on ridiculous hillbilly type shows,crocadile hunter,betty boo all that crap.

I grew up on sci fi television,wasn't big on cartoons ,i favored Godzilla,Star Trek,Lost in Space lol.

Most of what you see now is really cheap when you figure the legend Ray Harryhausen had little to work with and his work looks a hundred times better.

None the less,the first part had a little bit of intruge,i wanted to watch the whole thing to see whjat was coming next.At least there was a battle scene in the end to show they did a little bit of work.Part two however was a total letdown,nothing at all related to Sci-Fi,more of a cheap drama.

Part two was basically more conspiracy,watch a cheesy torture and a boring walk through a mine where all they did was talk,walk a bit and talk again.

I will watch episode 3,just because i am 100% positive it can't be worse than part 2, i am expecting something in between 1 and 2.

I know exactly what you mean, but in a much more real sense, I have no idea what the hell you're talking about.

  simsalabim77

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4/27/13 6:01:54 PM#26
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

 

Battlestar Galctica? If you tell me it was crap, then I really have nothing else to say to you as our tastes in sci-fi are completely opposed. 

It was alright but I didnt like the dream sequences of Baltar and most of the actors, except Olmos and McDonnel were pretty bad and some, like Grace Park, were just awful. Some of the episodes were really bad as well, like one where Kara managed to fly a Cylon ship and used her foot (!) to close some hole in the hull.

So the series had its moments but many bad one's as well.

 

Well then, we'll just agree to disagree. You sound like my wife.

Her:

"That's ridiculous. That couldn't ever happen."

"I feel emberassed by how terrible the acting is."

"That dialogue made no sense."

 

Me:

"Will you please STFU so I can watch this guy have a fight with some lasers."

  Rednecksith

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4/27/13 6:04:46 PM#27

When your show has worse actors, story, and special effects than the concurrently running season of Power Rangers, you just need to give up.

Not that I dislike Power Rangers; I've enjoyed Megaforce so far. Stupid mid-season hiatus...

  Yamota

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OP  4/27/13 6:05:15 PM#28
Originally posted by simsalabim77
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

 

Battlestar Galctica? If you tell me it was crap, then I really have nothing else to say to you as our tastes in sci-fi are completely opposed. 

It was alright but I didnt like the dream sequences of Baltar and most of the actors, except Olmos and McDonnel were pretty bad and some, like Grace Park, were just awful. Some of the episodes were really bad as well, like one where Kara managed to fly a Cylon ship and used her foot (!) to close some hole in the hull.

So the series had its moments but many bad one's as well.

 

Well then, we'll just agree to disagree. You sound like my wife.

Her:

"That's ridiculous. That couldn't ever happen."

"I feel emberassed by how terrible the acting is."

"That dialogue made no sense."

 

Me:

"Will you please STFU so I can watch this guy have a fight with some lasers."

Well a "fight with some lasers" is not what I would qualify as a good sci-fi show. Atleast not exclusively so. Babylon 5 had a good plot, lots of combat and decent set of actors. Galactica had some good actors and the base storyline was good but everything else was bad or just plain weird.

  Onomas

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4/27/13 6:06:43 PM#29
Its better than 95% of the crap on TV today........
  simsalabim77

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Posts: 542

4/27/13 6:07:55 PM#30
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by simsalabim77
I thought it was pretty decent for a Syfy original. Seems a little harsh to judge it based on two episodes. I thought Firefly sucked ass the first time I watched it, but it grew on me, and I ended up loving it. 

I dont agree. Good series grabs you from the very start. Spartacus, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones all started great and in the case of Spartacus, ended even greater.

Granted those are not sci-fi and its a shame we cant get one with the same quality as other type of series. Dont think a good sci-fi show have been done since Babylon 5, over 10 years ago.

 

Battlestar Galctica? If you tell me it was crap, then I really have nothing else to say to you as our tastes in sci-fi are completely opposed. 

It was alright but I didnt like the dream sequences of Baltar and most of the actors, except Olmos and McDonnel were pretty bad and some, like Grace Park, were just awful. Some of the episodes were really bad as well, like one where Kara managed to fly a Cylon ship and used her foot (!) to close some hole in the hull.

So the series had its moments but many bad one's as well.

 

Well then, we'll just agree to disagree. You sound like my wife.

Her:

"That's ridiculous. That couldn't ever happen."

"I feel emberassed by how terrible the acting is."

"That dialogue made no sense."

 

Me:

"Will you please STFU so I can watch this guy have a fight with some lasers."

Well a "fight with some lasers" is not what I would qualify as a good sci-fi show. Atleast not exclusively so. Babylon 5 had a good plot, lots of combat and decent set of actors. Galactica had some good actors and the base storyline was good but everything else was bad or just plain weird.

 

Like I said, we'll agree to disagree. 

I'll just leave you with this amazing battle scene from Babylon 5. 

 

  erictlewis

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4/27/13 6:09:06 PM#31

Considering the amount of money spent the make up jobs are cheesy, and lazy.  The aliens are more human than alien. The acting ya lol, a B movie from the 70's would be better than what I watched. 

Basicly it was the Eureaka story line, father and daughter come to town and set up shop all over again, with the expection of Eureaka was better. 

 

  XxGrimmxX

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4/27/13 6:13:43 PM#32
Originally posted by erictlewis

Considering the amount of money spent the make up jobs are cheesy, and lazy.  The aliens are more human than alien. The acting ya lol, a B movie from the 70's would be better than what I watched. 

Basicly it was the Eureaka story line, father and daughter come to town and set up shop all over again, with the expection of Eureaka was better. 

 

How do you know what aliens look like?

  Yamota

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OP  4/27/13 6:15:23 PM#33
Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
Originally posted by erictlewis

Considering the amount of money spent the make up jobs are cheesy, and lazy.  The aliens are more human than alien. The acting ya lol, a B movie from the 70's would be better than what I watched. 

Basicly it was the Eureaka story line, father and daughter come to town and set up shop all over again, with the expection of Eureaka was better. 

 

How do you know what aliens look like?

Well considering they are aliens, i.e. not from Earth, one would wager they would look quite different as they would not share any of the same genes end evolutionary path of humans.

  XxGrimmxX

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4/27/13 6:18:26 PM#34
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
Originally posted by erictlewis

Considering the amount of money spent the make up jobs are cheesy, and lazy.  The aliens are more human than alien. The acting ya lol, a B movie from the 70's would be better than what I watched. 

Basicly it was the Eureaka story line, father and daughter come to town and set up shop all over again, with the expection of Eureaka was better. 

 

How do you know what aliens look like?

Well considering they are aliens, i.e. not from Earth, one would wager they would look quite different as they would not share any of the same genes end evolutionary path of humans.

That's a flawed argument. You can't say whether or not the evolutionary path would stray too far from what we look like now.

  Xirik

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4/27/13 6:19:28 PM#35
Originally posted by Yamota

Such a dissapointment. Wooden acting, cheesy dialogue and nonsensical story. Also it seems that it is catered towards lower teens as the violence was very mild. 

Still might try the game but not watching the series.

You watched the whole series?! MAN ARE YOU FROM DA FUTURE! 

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  psypoison

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4/27/13 6:20:05 PM#36
i liked the show first 2 episodes was really good to me but then again i like the game to.
  tifalockhart

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4/27/13 6:22:17 PM#37
enjoying the show and still enjoying the game :)

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  Yamota

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OP  4/27/13 6:27:38 PM#38
Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
Originally posted by erictlewis

Considering the amount of money spent the make up jobs are cheesy, and lazy.  The aliens are more human than alien. The acting ya lol, a B movie from the 70's would be better than what I watched. 

Basicly it was the Eureaka story line, father and daughter come to town and set up shop all over again, with the expection of Eureaka was better. 

 

How do you know what aliens look like?

Well considering they are aliens, i.e. not from Earth, one would wager they would look quite different as they would not share any of the same genes end evolutionary path of humans.

That's a flawed argument. You can't say whether or not the evolutionary path would stray too far from what we look like now.

What? Why could I not be able to say that? They were not evolved on Earth so they cant possibly follow the same evolutionary path.

Similar? Who knows, for that you need to know the mechanics of how life is created and evolves on planets different than Earth. In any case, considering that animals on earth look quite different, even though they share the same evolutionary ancestry, species from different paths altogether would most like look even more different.

  Yamota

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There's a beast within every man that stirs when you put a sword in his hand

 
OP  4/27/13 6:28:26 PM#39
Originally posted by Xirik
Originally posted by Yamota

Such a dissapointment. Wooden acting, cheesy dialogue and nonsensical story. Also it seems that it is catered towards lower teens as the violence was very mild. 

Still might try the game but not watching the series.

You watched the whole series?! MAN ARE YOU FROM DA FUTURE! 

Yes, because I have to watch the whole series to comment on it. 

  chaintm

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4/27/13 6:31:16 PM#40
I am a huge sci-fy fan and I agree with the OP, the acting is well.. there is none and the plots are sad. This was a failed deal at the start. Stargate, Battlestar and more, these are things they should be looking at again.

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