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  1. Joshua_W

    What would keep you from buying into the HD formats?

    First and foremost, any draconian DRM schemes will keep me away from the format. (Such as phone/net connection requirements; the ability to remotely disable players and discs) Since I don't have a HDTV yet, any HDMI requirements don't kill the deal for me, though I feel the pain of anyone who...
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    Battlestar Galactica remake: Time to weep openly

    I really have to give this show credit. It overcame incredible odds to become the creative success it is. Consider that the original series wasn't exactly an A-property. Remaking it would only draw out heaps of scorn from the long-time fans and earn rolled-eyes from everyone else. I...
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    Your thoughts on getting into Firefly and Battlestar Galactica.

    Actually, I think that both series represent a sort of redefinition of science fiction, especially on television. There's a definite "low-fi" feeling to both shows -- the characters rely more on their wits than futuristic gadgets or aliens to get things done. There are few laser-type weapons...
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    Lost Season 1 ongoing thread (merged)

    Chaos theory? The recurring numbers as a part of a fractal?
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    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    Actually, "Carnivale" wasn't about the battle between "light" and "darkness." It was about the FINAL BATTLE between light and darkness, which would've culminated with the explosion of the atomic bomb at Trinity, when man forever traded wonder for reason. The two season that were produced were...
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    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    I'll be cancelling my HBO sub. Part of its protest, but a part of it's that I don't want to spend money on it anymore. I'd rather rent or buy DVDs of movies than watch them on HBO, and "Carnivale" and "Deadwood" are the only original series I watch, and "Deadwood" hasn't been keeping my...
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    Sony Pictures continues to drop existing widescreen transfers

    I can't wait to see how Sony handles the MGM library.
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    Frustrated with rim cracks: my discs are dying.

    I've heard a lot reports about "swing trays" (like Ep I came in) cracking DVDs, though I've never experienced it myself. The problem seems to occur when the first disc (on the tray) is being replaced in the case while the swing tray is resting on top of the second DVD. The stress of pusing...
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    Frustrated with rim cracks: my discs are dying.

    I've noticed a few DVDs with small, hairline cracks radiating outward from the hub. So far, they all play fine, but I fear that the stress from repeated plays will eventually cause the cracks to expand and ultimately destroy the disc. A crack is a weak spot on a solid, and they expand easily...
  10. Joshua_W

    Farscape: Starburst Edition

    [Added the Amazon info before I saw it posted on page 2 of the thread.]
  11. Joshua_W

    More from Anchor Bay in 2005

    So did they actually re-frame the shot to include "everything," or was the movie hard-matted?
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    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    I'm almost speechless. There's a clarity of vision behind this series that I've never seen before. The foreshadowing, the symbolism, the storytelling, the tension, the performances, the direction, the cinematography, the sets, the costumes, the casting... it's just astounding. Hands down...
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    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    Justin is more than just an avatar, he's the Usher of Destruction. This would seem to be a very important plot point that's barely been touched upon this season, so I don't think that come this Sunday, we've seen the last of Justin. Whatever big battle is coming up in the finale of the second...
  14. Joshua_W

    Why are the Star Trek season sets $100, and the movies $12.99?

    They're not limited editions. Stores don't carry them because they don't sell after the initial releases. They'd just take up shelf space from things that have a better chance of selling. While everyone is breaking down the cost-per-minute of the movies vs. the DVDs, it's also worth noting...
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    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    Okay, I just did a little checking, and the story does not end with this season. There are still four more seasons to go. (Whether HBO actually gives us four more has yet to be determined, unfortunately...) From Daniel Knauf himself: SOURCE...
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    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    I have a feeling that this show was designed to do a lot more than just set up a conflict between Ben and Justin. So even if that does happen in the "final" episode this season, it doesn't necessarily mean the story is over. It's been set up since the first episode of the first season that...
  17. Joshua_W

    Possible Bad News for 1985's TWILIGHT ZONE Season Two?

    All this means is that it hasn't been announced; a fancy "no comment at this time." It doesn't mean anything one way or the other. Sometimes when you ask these kinds of questions to customer service people, they'll tell you things before they're announced, sometimes they won't. It's also...
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    Angel season 5 (MERGED THREAD)

    Just a quick observation regarding "souls" in the Slayerverse. It's never really fully explained what a soul actually is. With regards to Angel (and vampirism in general) it would seem that a soul is little more than an interchangable organ that provides a moral compass. When Angel's soul...
  19. Joshua_W

    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    About the "thing" in the jar... I remember it from the first season when Ben went into the trailer. It opened its eyes.
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    Predator 2 Special Edition is censored!!!

    Angels and Insects got by with an "R" rating, which had a brief scene where a nude male actor was... well... in a very obvious state of... uhm... arousal.
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    Carnivale (Season 2)...

    Sophie might be a wild-card that Knauf made mention of. Since the Avatar lines we've seen already (Scudder->Ben, and Management->Justin) have been male dominant, it might make some sense that they would also be balanced out with a female line. We've already seen one possible female line...
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    Angel season 5 (MERGED THREAD)

    Regarding the finale: It was implied, though never stated outright, that Lorne killed Lindsey on Angel's command. I believe that Angel's rationale was that it was likely that none of them would make it out alive, and he didn't want Lindsey to survive and be able to fill the power vacuum at...
  23. Joshua_W

    Buffy / Angel question

    I'm not sure that Andrew even knows what team he's playing on...
  24. Joshua_W

    Buffy / Angel question

    About the end of Buffy Season seven -- Anya died quickly and brutally because sometimes that's just the way it happens. No great fanfare, nothing leading up to it, just one quick, savage act, and someone's life is snuffed out. One thing that could be pointed out is that of the two main...
  25. Joshua_W

    Buffy / Angel question

    Favorite Buffy Eps... Welcome to the Hellmouth/Harvest Angel Prophecy Girl When She Was Bad School Hard Halloween Surprise/Innocence Passion Becoming I/Becoming II Faith Hope and Trick The Wish Dopplegangland Graduation Day I Hush This Year's Girl/Who Are You Restless Real Me...
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    Buffy / Angel question

    I've heard that the original plan for season five would've been very similar to the plot of the season that was made, but would've been much darker. Xander was to have been Glory's host instead of Ben. Glory would've killed Tara, sending Willow into Dark Willow mode. It would've been Willow...
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