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John Byrne
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Posted: 09 July 2017 at 9:07am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I'm about to start the 70s PLANET OF THE APES series. No idea how it ties into the continuity of the films (if it does at all)

Continuity went out the window with the first new scene of the second movie, and by the time we got to the TV series, there was nothing left of the original movie/story save for cheaper versions of the ape makeup. MUCH cheaper!

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I'll try and enjoy it on its own merits, Mr Byrne.

I agree about continuity. The first POTA film, in retrospect, should have been allowed to stand on its own merits.
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Speaking only for myself, I think the best thing that ever came out of the APES TV series was this single image (from the intro):


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Getting into GAME OF THRONES, season 3. Consistently excellent and addictive. It's quickly becoming the sole focus of my free time. At this rate, I'll be fully caught up in a week or two.
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Plugging along with S4 of VOYAGER. Seven eps in, which is better than I did with S1!
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So my wife and I started marathoning THE AMERICANS.  I've wanted to see it for a very long time.  My wife?  Thought it might be interesting, but not as much as me.  Three seasons down and midway through Season Four, we're both hooked.  Hard.  It's an amazing series, every bit as good as I had heard.  For fans of the series (no spoilers!) we just watched the Season Four episode that made my jaw literally drop on the floor.  Not to be cryptic (...but I kinda have to be) I didn't expect it, wasn't prepared for it, but it made sense within the context of the series and characters.  Nevertheless?  Wow.  

I can't recommend this series enough.  
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I think what makes THE AMERICANS effective for me is that even though Philip and Elizabeth are enemies of the US and are, at times, pretty ruthless killers, I still find myself rooting for their family to stay intact and survive the Cold War. There's a crazy dissonance going on there.
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Starting season 4 of GAME OF THRONES. I find myself continually surprised and enthralled by the twists, turns, betrayals, and surprising amount of depth brought to characters who may have initially seemed rather shallow (Jamie Lannister being a notable example). Brilliant stuff.
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Enjoying the POTA series. 

"The Trap" is my highlight so far. Urko and Burke (one of the humans) are trapped underground in an old subway station. Great interaction between them - and Urko is quite disturbed when he sees an old poster which "informs" him of how ape/human relations really used to be.
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LOST

I'm doing a re-watch. Damn, I've missed this show. Still incredibly watchable, must thanks to some great character work and excellent casting.
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More VOYAGER. Still enjoying it, in a limited sort of way. Tonight's episode, "Message in a Bottle", strains my enjoyment on several levels including Andy Dick, and lumpy Romulans.

Really hate those. Such blatant contempt for TOS.

(Extensive and elaborate sets for the Prometheus. Guessing they were used elsewhere?)

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Okay, Reed. You win. GAME OF THRONES is quickly becoming an all-time favorite and a must-own. Nearly finished with the fourth season. "The Watchers on The Wall" might just be one of the most intense and exciting television episodes I've ever seen. A mere TV episode, yet it almost feels like a cut above most big-budget action movies. Brilliant.
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Dang. I'm only up to the third episode. The wife is out on it and I have very limited time and space to watch it otherwise. 
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 Greg Kirkman wrote:
Okay, Reed. You win. GAME OF THRONES is quickly becoming an all-time favorite and a must-own.

Glad you came 'round!  I kinda knew you would, but you had to get another season or two under your belt. 
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I have just have another 20 hours/episodes to get through, but I won't be caught up in time for tomorrow night's season premiere. That'll take a few more days. Looking forward to hopping onboard the first-run-episode train with everyone else, over the next few weeks.


Finished season four, starting season five. The last few episodes of season four are amazing. I never cease to be amazed at how the many, many different characters and plotlines occasionally dovetail with each other, in ways both expected and not. 


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Giving up on VOYAGER, again. I think if this was the SEVEN AND THE DOCTOR show, I would have lasted longer. Find myself getting annoyed at repeated affections -- like near constant references to "Jefferies Tubes", a little behind the scene joke from TOS that here is turned into -- I don't know what! And there sure are a LOT of them!!

The size of the various workspaces and cabins has been annoying me, on a ship as "small" a Voyager. When we saw Harry Kim's single occupancy cabin looking like the Presidential Suite in a grand hotel, I could only roll my eyes.

Ah, well!!!

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Working on season five of GAME OF THRONES. Still brilliant.

I think Sansa Stark has now inherited the mantle of "unluckiest character on TV" from Jesse Pinkman! 
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Just finished GoT season one yesterday. Hope to get thru the second in the next few days. 
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