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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

Re: TV Series Thread
« 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

Re: TV Series Thread
« 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

Re: TV Series Thread
« 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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