Another Life

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Another Life

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:28 pm

New on Netflix

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Astronaut Niko Breckenridge and her young crew face unimaginable danger as they go on a high-risk mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8369840/

Netflix must be really, really hurting for writers and actors. I'm not saying the series isn't a nailbiter but I got so bored I trimmed my toenails to break the way-overly-melodramatic tedium.

Netflix currently rates it a 4.1/10. That's over-generous by 2.1.

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Re: Another Life

Post by ed » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:40 pm

Was Nick Cage in it?
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Re: Another Life

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:41 am

Well, that's disappointing. Did you make it past the first episode?

There's lots of questionable science aspects, but I guess no more so than Star Trek. You can't really expect to enjoy Science Fiction if you get too hung up on the "science" part.
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Re: Another Life

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:37 am

Anyway, I started watching it too, yesterday, but I'm not really feeling into it either.

Most of the characters seem like shallow assholes. Like the girl who thinks that nobody should live past 27. What's with that garbage?
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Re: Another Life

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:52 am

She listens to very overrated music.

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Re: Another Life

Post by Bruce » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:23 pm

South Park did an episode on the insanity of Netflix buying any and every indie film and TV series. It was pretty accurate. I couldn't find a single gem in the last new wave pile of rubble..
Such potential!

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Re: Another Life

Post by sparks » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:58 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:37 am
Anyway, I started watching it too, yesterday, but I'm not really feeling into it either.

Most of the characters seem like shallow assholes. Like the girl who thinks that nobody should live past 27. What's with that garbage?
She's, um, 26?

Technology has made 500 channels possible. That does not say anything at all as to content popularity. Just ignore the shit and perhaps it will go away. I'm still waiting for the "All The DumbShit Stuff Trump Says" channel. Or, is that just called MSNBC? :roll:
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Re: Another Life

Post by ed » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:42 am

Watched a couple of episodes.

You would think that a nation that sends folks up to save the world, who are well trained and competent, would make damn sure that they knew the meaning of the word "discipline", wouldn't you?

"Hey what the fuck, lets take out helmets off"

QED

Zero discipline. In real life they'd all be dead.

Science? Please.

This is like a high school collaborative drama club effort.

Really painful to watch.
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