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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #645 on: August 28, 2019, 06:37:42 PM »
Speaking of 90s nostalgia, I've been rewatching Exosquad.

It was a standout hit and fairly gritty military science fiction, especially for the target audience.  And more character deaths than most Newberry books, lol.

But the most striking thing about it was the hilariously garish fashion choice of this futuristic society:



Pretty much everyone wears tight-fitting clothing (often with shoulder pads) painted in a seemingly random mish-mash of bright hues.  Hairstyles are equally comedic; long locks of hair paired with shaved undercuts, mullets, and what I can only assume was the inspiration for Butters' hair.

It is the most unintentionally funny thing I've seen in a long, long time: fabulous fashion clashing gloriously with the carnage of war.

Oh, and the heroes straight up murder their adversaries with little/no emotion:

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Offline Sal1981

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #646 on: August 29, 2019, 06:41:17 AM »
The 1st episode of The Righteous Gemstones was hilarious and entertaining, but the 2nd episode seemed to fall flat on its face, not to mention that it was only an half hour long episode. IDK, maybe I just expected more from it, given the pilot episode.

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Offline Cavebear

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« Reply #647 on: August 31, 2019, 02:03:15 AM »
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Speaking of 90s nostalgia, I've been rewatching Exosquad.

It was a standout hit and fairly gritty military science fiction, especially for the target audience.  And more character deaths than most Newberry books, lol.

But the most striking thing about it was the hilariously garish fashion choice of this futuristic society:

Pretty much everyone wears tight-fitting clothing (often with shoulder pads) painted in a seemingly random mish-mash of bright hues.  Hairstyles are equally comedic; long locks of hair paired with shaved undercuts, mullets, and what I can only assume was the inspiration for Butters' hair.

It is the most unintentionally funny thing I've seen in a long, long time: fabulous fashion clashing gloriously with the carnage of war.

Oh, and the heroes straight up murder their adversaries with little/no emotion:


The artwork looks familiar, especially the hair.  What should it be reminding me of?  I can't get my memory to identify it.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #648 on: August 31, 2019, 05:40:16 PM »
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The artwork looks familiar, especially the hair.  What should it be reminding me of?  I can't get my memory to identify it.

Looks like pretty much every other 90s cartoon. lol
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Offline Cavebear

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« Reply #649 on: August 31, 2019, 06:08:24 PM »
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Looks like pretty much every other 90s cartoon. lol

No, I think there is someome specific behind it.  Its like recognizing character voices.  Well, they could just be good copiers.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #650 on: September 01, 2019, 05:31:03 AM »
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The artwork looks familiar, especially the hair.  What should it be reminding me of?  I can't get my memory to identify it.

Reminds me of x-men, the old cartoon

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Offline Cavebear

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« Reply #651 on: September 03, 2019, 06:09:31 AM »
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Reminds me of x-men, the old cartoon

Bub.

Something else.  A hint of Futurama, but not exactly that.  I'll see it somewhere and recognize it.  I catch voice artists the same way sometimes. 
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Offline Hydra009

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #652 on: September 06, 2019, 12:24:31 AM »


Had a miniture conniption today reading about this.  Maybe it's nothing in this case, but in general, changing the number of episodes can have a big impact on the pacing of the story as well as the quality of the story.  Less episodes does not necessarily mean higher quality!

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #653 on: September 06, 2019, 01:24:44 PM »
I have been watching Coupling today, after I have no idea...decades after its time. It's either the show has aged well or I have aged badly. Don't care, it is still funny.   
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Offline Hydra009

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« Reply #654 on: September 20, 2019, 08:46:00 PM »
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I want to watch this show so bad.

Also, if you don't reflexively do the fist-over-the-chest salute while listening to this song, you're probably in league with the titans.

Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #655 on: September 20, 2019, 10:07:28 PM »
Since the Japanese love swords and aren't Woke ... this anime may be a reincarnation of Star Wars Clone Wars.
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« Reply #656 on: September 21, 2019, 01:12:30 AM »
Re-watching the original 'The Prisoner'.  Still amazing.
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Offline Baruch

Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #657 on: September 21, 2019, 03:38:26 AM »
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Re-watching the original 'The Prisoner'.  Still amazing.

Would love the security bubbles to discipline our public officials.  The dialog today seems as deranged as in that show.
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Re: TV Series Thread
« Reply #658 on: September 21, 2019, 09:27:19 AM »
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Re-watching the original 'The Prisoner'.  Still amazing.
I had forgotten that one.  I liked it then.  Wonder if I'd like it now.  I really liked Patrick McGoohan in anything he was in, including Secret Agent.  And that TV show's theme song is a real earworm!  I just thought of that show and the theme song just popped into my head--and now it is stuck there!  Well, shit........................
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« Reply #659 on: September 21, 2019, 02:48:36 PM »
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I had forgotten that one.  I liked it then.  Wonder if I'd like it now.  I really liked Patrick McGoohan in anything he was in, including Secret Agent.  And that TV show's theme song is a real earworm!  I just thought of that show and the theme song just popped into my head--and now it is stuck there!  Well, shit........................
Ron Grainer was the artist of British TV show themes.  He's also responsible for the Doctor Who theme, although even he wasn't ready for what Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop did with it.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  When you realize that it was done before the invention of the synthesizer, by manually editing bits of magnetic tape together, her accomplishment is even more amazing.

For my money, the Derbyshire realization of the Doctor Who theme remains the definitive one, particularly as finalized in the late Pertwee and most of the Tom Baker years.  I'm not a big fan of the more orchestrated versions; it should be otherworldly.

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