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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #720 on: May 08, 2018, 03:21:54 PM »
Season 2 of The Toys That Made Us features Transformers, Star Trek, Lego, and Hello Kitty.

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-toys-that-made-us/272071/the-toys-that-made-us-season-2-release-date-and-trailer

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #721 on: May 17, 2018, 11:47:55 AM »
I'm...uh...not upset by this. Not at all. In fact, I might even be happy about this. Though busting out the classic theme song is probably what won me over.


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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #722 on: May 17, 2018, 11:52:04 AM »
Also, I love the unusual loyalty to the small things: the Cross of Lorraine, the Island Hoppers chopper, appropriate absence of Robin Masters, angry Tanaka, Zeus and Apollo...

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #723 on: May 17, 2018, 02:45:50 PM »
South Park has ruined the theme song for me.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #724 on: June 04, 2018, 03:02:54 PM »
Is it the Washingtonian in me that wants to watch this? Or the guy who likes to watch train wrecks?


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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #725 on: June 05, 2018, 09:55:31 AM »
It's the train wreck guy.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #726 on: September 25, 2018, 10:05:13 AM »
So...the Magnum PI reboot.

I'm torn. They were insanely loyal to the show -- same title music, same sort of title sequence (though super short). All the characters are there. Island Hoppers and the same chopper are there. Zeus and Apollo love/hate Magnum. We get the old Ferrari for most of the episode, but it dies in order to be replaced by Robin 3 (a modern black Ferrari vs. the Jeep Wagoneer in the original show).

TC and Buck Green are the only characters truly unchanged. Tanaka is limited by his need to be the avatar for a Hawaii 5-0 crossover. Rick is still a loser, but he's a bit more capable and brave.

And Higgins... Hot, sexy, ass-kicking Higgins. So, I don't mind. Except the show seems so excited that they gender-swapped Higgins, it's impossible to get away from it. They need to just do it and move on (like with Starbuck in BSG). Yes, very nice, you made a male role female -- NOW JUST TELL THE STORY! It's not a big deal! Half the world is female!

Worse, they objectify her. We get yoga pant shots, and diving necklines, and a smoking proto-romance between her and Magnum. Yuck.

So the pilot episode is the same script as the original pilot. A scene-by-scene reshot, updated, of course, for 40 years later. Also updated in that they white-washed it. Instead of a drug deal gone bad, there's a madcap, half-written gold heist in progress. Bad GIs stole Iraqi gold...and...shipped it by boat...to Hawaii...and...the boat sank...and...????

Anyway, it's dumber than a box of dumb things.

Meanwhile, magnum is a little pussy with no body hair and waxed, smooth skin. Weird.

I will watch the next episode. If only to see if they're simply going to fan-film their way through all the original scripts for 7 years.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #727 on: October 01, 2018, 01:00:07 PM »
"Dumber than a box of dumb things" is now my new mantra.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #728 on: October 02, 2018, 01:34:27 PM »
Magnum PI update: I kind of liked the second episode. It continue to evoke the original show. I'm getting used to the new ensemble. They have kept the old Ferrari.

They're still falling a little short on the Robin Masters "mystery." In this case, it's clear that Robin isn't as universally known as he was in the original. So a guy who lives within half an hour of Robin's Nest says "Gosh, this Robin Masters of yours must sell a lot of books."

Now, that's a super minor nitpick, I know. I just liked the "mystery" in the original, and I also enjoyed the idea that Masters was this sort of mega-god author.   

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #729 on: October 02, 2018, 01:36:55 PM »
Manifest: The latest attempt to reboot Lost...this month...haha.

So a plan vanishes for five years and then returns. For those on board, there's no sense that time has passed. They hit a pocket of turbulence, they landed, and the shit hit the fan.

The passengers then start receiving strange sixth sense style messages while the government is all trying to figure out WTF in increasingly paranoid closed-door meetings.

Two episodes in and I'm game. It's Lost: 2018. Whatever.

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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #730 on: October 07, 2018, 09:41:20 PM »
Nacho, here's that show Origin we were telling you about...


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Re: Not Worth a Thread: TV Edition
« Reply #731 on: October 08, 2018, 09:43:05 AM »
Basically what we all kind of wanted Passengers to be! Looks good to me.