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Messages - Chris M

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: August 13, 2016, 04:43 PM »
I'm being lazy right now.  Can anyone explain how the new series will work with Netfilx in the US?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: May 23, 2016, 03:44 PM »
I'm still in.  Although it is not priority watching.  I watched "almost live" last night simply because there wasn't anything else to watch.

Last night had potential, and then it went to crap...kind of like a bunch of episodes.  The entire thing with the barber talking to ghosts was stupid.  (You can tell how awesome it is when I don't know his name).

I have said it before, this show does have potential to be good.  But it is so ADHD and won't focus on anything in particular except the craziness of a couple of people.  It's a lot like Season 2 of TWD in that there is so much standing around, talking, and then something gets going, only to be picked up again the next week....and then to be let down because nothing really happened.

I guess I'll keep doing what I'm doing.  I'll watch when there is time and when there is nothing else to watch.

FWIW, I DVRd "Colony" from USA and have enjoyed it after two episodes.  I know that is not remotely related to the subject at hand, but it jumped into my head.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 21, 2016, 09:18 AM »
Interesting.  The Star Trek franchise has taken an interesting turn from space exploration to confrontation.  I hope the story for this one is good and not just a series of look what we can blow up.  Seriously, how many times can the Enterprise get tore up before somebody loses their job permanently?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 4, 2016, 07:36 PM »
I would certainly be interested, but I'm not going with a subscription service for one show.  I imagine there are a lot of people that think the same way.  However, lots of people are paying for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., so who knows how it will work out.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: May 3, 2016, 09:37 AM »
I watched Sunday's episode and it really wasn't bad.  They finally introduced some other characters and have finally created a real situation that has to be dealt with.  Again I go back to Season 2 of TWD and see it here.  It took a while for that season to get going and maybe this one finally is moving.  However, the characters are still a little stiff and haven't really hardened to the situation yet...except the druggie kid and the guy from Mexico.  Other than that, too many people still don't know what to do.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 29, 2016, 06:17 AM »
Finally got around to watching this last night...........

and.....

that's about it.....

Seriously, this season reminds me so much of Season 2 of TWD.  Nothing happens the entire show until the last couple of minutes and you are left wondering what is going on, but you really don't care because none of the characters are really interesting.  It seems our meth head figured out really quick how to walk with the zombies.  However, he started running through the herd and nothing happened to him.  When Rick and Glen started going through the herd in Season 1, if they moved too quick the zombies would key on them.

I'll stick with the show if for no other reason than there is nothing else I'm interested in watching yet.  However, it won't be like TWD where I will  have to watch that night.  I'll get to it when I get to it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 20, 2016, 06:35 AM »
I didn't recall a gunshot...  but then again my ability to actively pay attention to this like I do TWD is like night and day, and I'm sure I drift in and out of consciousness during FTWD frequently.

You're not the only one.  The gunshot was as everyone was getting back on the boat.

I don't remember the airplane crash tie in.  For me, that must have been one of my frequent moments to zone out.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 16, 2016, 08:45 AM »
I just read FTWD has already gotten a Season 3 greenlight. 

I hope the acting and storyline improve dramatically in the next couple of episodes.

http://screenrant.com/fear-the-walking-dead-season-3-renewed-amc/

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:37 PM »
I was hoping for something....almost anything.  Ultimately I found it.

I felt like I was watching an episode of TWD Season 2 on the farm.  A lot of nothing happened, then something happened, but I didn't know what.  So I'll come back and see what kind of nothing happened that really isn't a big deal because it was nothing.


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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: April 1, 2016, 09:46 AM »
Damn I love this show.

When I first started watching I was a bit skeptical, especially after having watched some of the Clone Wars and thinking that was terrible and not very engaging.  The Clone Wars seemed like while trying to tell a story, the characters felt forced, the action forced, and the story forced.  (Maybe that was a byproduct of Lucas still having some control/input on things).  Anyway, I never finished that series because I thought it was terrible and not interesting at all.

Fast forward to Rebels and I've loved it since the beginning.  My wife was laughing a bit at me last night as I watched the last 20-30 minutes because I was totally mesmerized by what was going on.  I love the way Rebels brings characters from other series in, the play a part, and then leave while keeping the focus on the main characters.  I think that is done to excellent effect.

This weeks episode was one of the best from this series.  I did feel a bit as if Maul was a character thrown in for cool factor, and maybe he was, but he played a cool role.  However, the dude was cut in half 40 years before this series.  Can't he just be dead?  Either way...Vader showing up was awesome and the duel was great.  I think Ashoka survived and that was her disappearing into the shadows just as Maul had done.  I wonder if that will lead to a new story to be told at a later point, or if we are done with that character?

Anyway, I love this show.  I wish I didn't have to wait until the next season to see more.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 28, 2016, 09:34 AM »
Last night really harkened back to Season 2 and even Season 3. 

It was full of stupid decisions that couldn't be explained.  It was also full of a lot of talk about rash decisions.  Nothing really happened, until the very end.  And then we are left with "Okay, now what?"  And we will all tune in for the season finale so we can see if they decided to off Darryl or Glen or Rosita, or whoever...

What was Carol's purpose in leaving?  As smart as she is, she should know someone would head after her.  Why would Darryl leave?  Has he really lost his mind?  Why would some of the main guns in town head off in a van to chase down Darryl?  Why did Rick really feel the need to go with Morgan?  Did Morgan telegraph his own death by telling Rick not to come looking for him?

Seriously, this half of the season has been really, really good, but that episode sucked donkey ass.

Overall, I guess it drove the plot into the finale, but then again, did it really set anything up? It set up Maggie heading down the road to the Hilltop for medical attention, so maybe that's where we will end up in comparison to the comic.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones 5
« on: March 18, 2016, 10:21 AM »
I look forward to it.  I just hope Lucas has virtually no say.  He really trashed the last one.  I think he's gotten to the point he's trying to have the special effects tell a story instead of enhancing the movie.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 14, 2016, 06:38 AM »
Another really good episode.  I thought after Maggie and Carol were hauled off we'd end up seeing a lot of back and forth and negotiation and whatnot while the story leading up to Neegan was built.

Obviously that is taking place, but last night added a bit to Carol's story.  With her trying to tell the red head to go, it makes me wonder if Carol's days are numbered now.  She seems as if she's growing soft after talking to Morgan about killing.  Maybe it's just what we are meant to see, or maybe she wants out of the killing.  Either way, again I wonder if she's on the way out.

I will say to this point, this half of the season has been awesome and in my opinion, probably the best back to back string of episodes in the entire series so far.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 8, 2016, 08:34 AM »
I thought this was another great episode.

I can't figure out what is going on with Abraham, except I want to see him kick somebody's ass.  I've always loved Michael Cudlitz as an actor, especially in Southland and Band of Brothers.  Hopefully we'll see that before he meets his demise.

Tactically, they did everything right.  You have to leave security back at your vehicles for your return trip, otherwise it could be an ambush in waiting.  However, the personnel choices left something to be desired and this certainly sets up Glenn for a head bashing.  (Yes, I am well aware in the comics he gets offed).  I love his character so I don't want to see him go.

Bill, I'd guess if you penetrate the brain quickly, there won't be any sound or screaming.  Is it possible to get a clean knife through the eye kill?  Yes...very likely without noise, I doubt it.  But then again, headshots through the eye drop a person on the spot.  There are many, many factors that would go into that.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 29, 2016, 09:46 AM »
I enjoyed this episode, despite the "slower" pace than the previous episodes.  You knew a story episode was needed to set up what is coming.  And I thought Rick had a couple of really good one liners.

On top of that, it beat the hell out of watching the Oscars.

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