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Old February 21st 09, 19:55   #1
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Steven Spielberg's "Taken"

I've just seen the first two episodes of this show and I can say that so far it's been pretty good. Of course the use of the stereotype "small grey men" was not a very original idea, but the story was written in an interesting and intelligent way.

So what do you guys think about it?
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Old February 21st 09, 20:02   #2
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Re: Steven Spielberg's "Taken"

Never saw the miniseries. I read the book though. I thought it was weird and I don't remember it making much sense. My impression was it was a conglomeration of all UFO/Alien superstitions in one place.
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Old February 22nd 09, 00:51   #3
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Re: Steven Spielberg's "Taken"

I enjoyed the miniseries quite a bit, actually. I thought it was well done for a "little gray men" kind of thing.
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Old February 22nd 09, 06:51   #4
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Re: Steven Spielberg's "Taken"

I really liked the first few parts, but found the quality of the mini declines with each part. Best is behind 'ya.
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Old February 22nd 09, 17:20   #5
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Re: Steven Spielberg's "Taken"

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I really liked the first few parts, but found the quality of the mini declines with each part. Best is behind 'ya.
I saw the entire miniseries back when it first aired on The Sci-Fi Channel. Didn't care for it. IIRC, it didn't make much sense. I actually like "The 4400" more than "Steven Spielberg's Taken" (which I recorded on VHS SP and ended up erasing, immediately after watching the final episode.). Not a keeper. BTW, I still haven't been able to force myself to watch Season 4 of "The 4400." See, it went downhill, too.

And then there was The Sci-Fi Channel's over-promotion of the damned thing, which was obnoxiousX1000, namedropping "Steven Spielberg's" in every mention of it. I heard "Steven Spielberg's" mentioned enough to last me 1000 lifetimes. I'm only using the full title here so as not to confuse it with the Liam Neeson's movie "Taken" that's currently in theaters.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's "Taken"

[QUOTE=Truth_Seeker;336578]Of course the use of the stereotype "small grey men" was not a very original idea, but the story was written in an interesting and intelligent way.[QUOTE]

Depicting Martin Luther King as a white guy would be original but would not jibe with the numerous historical accounts of his appearance.
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Old February 26th 09, 19:29   #7
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Re: Steven Spielberg's "Taken"

I've just seen the 8th episode and I have 2 more left.

Very good show, not excellent but it's still worth watching.
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Old February 27th 09, 00:25   #8
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Taken Xfiles meets ET. Not a very good series.

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