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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

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Post by daredevil » 23 Feb 2019, 6:17pm

Is CBS finally gonna get a Re-Boot of the Twilight Zone right? This trailer looks promising.

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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by tepista » 23 Feb 2019, 9:22pm

it looks good but it's not on TV, its on the CBS streaming service, whatever that means
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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Feb 2019, 9:40pm

tepista wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:22pm
it looks good but it's not on TV, its on the CBS streaming service, whatever that means
It means you'll have to get someone to pirate it for you.

I'll definitely give it a shot despite all the crappy efforts since the original. If Black Mirror has set the standard, I'm hopeful that it'll step up.
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Post by daredevil » 23 Feb 2019, 10:18pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
tepista wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:22pm
it looks good but it's not on TV, its on the CBS streaming service, whatever that means
It means you'll have to get someone to pirate it for you.

I'll definitely give it a shot despite all the crappy efforts since the original. If Black Mirror has set the standard, I'm hopeful that it'll step up.
Streaming service only disappoints me. i didn't completely read the title.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Feb 2019, 10:29pm

daredevil wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 10:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
tepista wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:22pm
it looks good but it's not on TV, its on the CBS streaming service, whatever that means
It means you'll have to get someone to pirate it for you.

I'll definitely give it a shot despite all the crappy efforts since the original. If Black Mirror has set the standard, I'm hopeful that it'll step up.
Streaming service only disappoints me. i didn't completely read the title.
You're in Canada, aren't you? I have a feeling Space will pick it up here.
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Post by daredevil » 23 Feb 2019, 10:35pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 10:29pm
daredevil wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 10:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
tepista wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:22pm
it looks good but it's not on TV, its on the CBS streaming service, whatever that means
It means you'll have to get someone to pirate it for you.

I'll definitely give it a shot despite all the crappy efforts since the original. If Black Mirror has set the standard, I'm hopeful that it'll step up.
Streaming service only disappoints me. i didn't completely read the title.
You're in Canada, aren't you? I have a feeling Space will pick it up here.
I live in California

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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Feb 2019, 10:43pm

daredevil wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 10:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 10:29pm
daredevil wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 10:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
tepista wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:22pm
it looks good but it's not on TV, its on the CBS streaming service, whatever that means
It means you'll have to get someone to pirate it for you.

I'll definitely give it a shot despite all the crappy efforts since the original. If Black Mirror has set the standard, I'm hopeful that it'll step up.
Streaming service only disappoints me. i didn't completely read the title.
You're in Canada, aren't you? I have a feeling Space will pick it up here.
I live in California
For some reason I thought you lived in Toronto. Well, then, I'm a dope.
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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by tepista » 23 Feb 2019, 11:04pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
tepista wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 9:22pm
it looks good but it's not on TV, its on the CBS streaming service, whatever that means
It means you'll have to get someone to pirate it for you.

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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by revbob » 25 Feb 2019, 9:07am

I want to see this but I refuse to pay for ever more and more streaming services each month to watch specific programs. I'm already leaning heavily towards dumping Netflix. They are dumping good shows and paying ridiculous sums so idiots can watch Friends. I'm just not seeing as much value as the continue to raise their rates.

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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Feb 2019, 9:22am

revbob wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 9:07am
I want to see this but I refuse to pay for ever more and more streaming services each month to watch specific programs. I'm already leaning heavily towards dumping Netflix. They are dumping good shows and paying ridiculous sums so idiots can watch Friends. I'm just not seeing as much value as the continue to raise their rates.
Yep. That's why I cancelled Netflix last month after they announced the rate increase. My VPN subscription is a lot cheaper and lets me watch the few things I'm interested in. Again and again, take a good consumer model and fuck it up.
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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by matedog » 25 Feb 2019, 2:37pm

Was the 80s TZ series bad?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Feb 2019, 2:42pm

matedog wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 2:37pm
Was the 80s TZ series bad?
Yes. Uninspired the whole way. It flat out looked cheap and the scripts were mostly weak cliches (which, perhaps, speaks to how amazing the original was). Generally lazy construction and presentation.
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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by revbob » 25 Feb 2019, 3:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 2:42pm
matedog wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 2:37pm
Was the 80s TZ series bad?
Yes. Uninspired the whole way. It flat out looked cheap and the scripts were mostly weak cliches (which, perhaps, speaks to how amazing the original was). Generally lazy construction and presentation.
Doc remembers specifics. I just remember it sucked. I mean TV in general was really bad then. I'm trying to recall anything good from the 80s. Police Squad maybe? I suppose perhaps a handful of others but that seems excessive. Simpsons (1989) doesn't count.

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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Feb 2019, 3:14pm

revbob wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 3:07pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 2:42pm
matedog wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 2:37pm
Was the 80s TZ series bad?
Yes. Uninspired the whole way. It flat out looked cheap and the scripts were mostly weak cliches (which, perhaps, speaks to how amazing the original was). Generally lazy construction and presentation.
Doc remembers specifics. I just remember it sucked. I mean TV in general was really bad then. I'm trying to recall anything good from the 80s. Police Squad maybe? I suppose perhaps a handful of others but that seems excessive. Simpsons (1989) doesn't count.
St. Elsewhere is the one that immediately comes to mind. Proof of it being good is that it was always under threat of cancellation and survived only to show that NBC wasn't a complete toxic dump of inane sitcoms.
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