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The Scifi Films and Television of 2019 — Page 2

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^ I remember the 1980’s version with fond memories, a really good concept let down by the budget and likely weekly grind of making a lot of episodes back-to-back for tv in that era.

It did have some shonky acting at times too 😉

 
 

Has anyone here seen or can recommend ‘I Am Mother’?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6292852/

It looks quite alluring - though I hope it is not in the vain of an expensive Sy-Fy channel ‘movie of the month’ type film…

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Science fiction doesn’t interest me as keenly as it once did. I’m more into magic realism these days.

Space Opera is where it is at Duracell, not Sci-fi!

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mykyta-R4 said:

Tobar said:

Added trailer for television:
War of the Worlds

Looks very promising. Hope it is better than the 80’s tv cult version! 😃

Yes!! Finally a version set in the 19th century like the book! Don’t like the look of the Tripods all that much though - clashes with the rest of setting.

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dahmage said:

Looking forward to the next season of The Expanse the most

I enjoyed S01 - S03.
Since S03 finished with closure, albeit open ended, I am inclined to wait until the S04 concludes and I can study comments.
Corey published the eighth book in 2019, and I don’t know if I want to sign on for a long hitch.
Or if Mr Bezos will bail like SyFy did.

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Season 4 is going to be very different - that book is basically a Western-inspired side story that almost entirely takes place on Ilus/New Terra. But they’re clearly adding more stuff in the Earth/Mars/Belt story between Avasarala, Bobbie, and Drummer/Ashford, so it might not feel that different.

Season 5 has already been greenlit and that book was the best of the first six, though, bar none.

The series isn’t indefinite, though - it was written as a trilogy of trilogies. That’s why season 3 felt like an ending - it was the end of the first trilogy. Book 9 will be the ending of the whole thing and it will be out within the next year, most likely (the book writers, who are in the writer’s room on the show and are executive producers, have been clear on the 9-book plan from the start and have only had two delays on their one-book-per-year schedule - book 8 was delayed a few months, and they decided to push book 9 back a bit as well to make sure they don’t rush the ending while also giving them time to work on season 5 of the show).

Bezos is also a huge fan, so it’s almost certain we’ll get through season 6 (end of the second trilogy) at minimum, and it’s more than likely we’ll get all 9 books adapted. Way back when he announced the Kindle, he debuted it with an image of the first book in the series’ cover on the screen, and that was way before the show was even a possibility.

a trolling bantha

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ChainsawAsh said:

… The series isn’t indefinite, though - it was written as a trilogy of trilogies. That’s why season 3 felt like an ending - it was the end of the first trilogy. Book 9 will be the ending of the whole thing and it will be out within the next year, most likely …

Thank you for the detailed response regarding The Expanse.
I was aware of the book series (Subterranean Press has been peddling the posh edition for years), but never ponied up. Nor, to tell the truth, was I interested in reading.
I appreciate that there is a trilogy of arcs, and an overall conclusion.
A few years ago I posted a favorable review of S01 over at FE.
I really recommend this series, especially to those who have burned by so many shitty SciFi shows.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Tobar said:

Added trailer for television:
War of the Worlds

I’m not feeling that tripod design. Otherwise, shut up and take my money!

The Speilberg Tripod design was close to perfect.

It had legs which evoked the shape and power of tornadoes walking in a ballet of haunting sinuous motion, and the alien, hooded head of a venomous snake. The only way it could have been improved is if the legs were longer and joined at a smaller, less mechanical head.

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