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Old June 10th 08, 11:50   #291
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Oz was good. I enjoyed it. It had its moments where I went wtf? It's amazing how many actors from Oz appear on some incarnation of Law and Order.
There was a specific reason for the cross correlation of actors. I believe one of the producers of Oz was also a producer for some of the L&O's and so he would use actors for both shows.
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Old July 19th 08, 12:25   #292
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off the recommendation of some guys i play dungeons and dragons with i just started watching "The Unit".

it is very cool.
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Old July 20th 08, 04:01   #293
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D&D rocks. I miss it! Hard to play when you have a tot.

I finished season 1 of House. I started watching around season 3, so I have another one to go to get caught up. Love that show.

Umm, just got Michael Clayton from Netflix. I'll watch that tomorrow.
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Old July 20th 08, 08:36   #294
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Currently watching Star Trek TNG on DVD. I did catch the occasional episode on its original run, but I wasn't a regular viewer. Interesting stories and some character development too, but I admit it suffers from the "episode reboot" problem of all Treks, i.e. that what happens in one episode is usually completely forgotten by the next one, unless an earlier happening directly affects what happens later. Just about the only exception to this rule is Picard's Borg nightmares from being assimilated.
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Old July 20th 08, 08:58   #295
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I watched the four-part series finale of Avatar The Last Airbender tonight.

It was DAMN good! [faints from all the awesome]
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Old July 20th 08, 14:44   #296
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Currently watching Star Trek TNG on DVD. I did catch the occasional episode on its original run, but I wasn't a regular viewer. Interesting stories and some character development too, but I admit it suffers from the "episode reboot" problem of all Treks, i.e. that what happens in one episode is usually completely forgotten by the next one, unless an earlier happening directly affects what happens later. Just about the only exception to this rule is Picard's Borg nightmares from being assimilated.
Well, I think there are some minor examples. First of all, Picard is shown to play his flute from time to time. In one episode he plays it quite a bit, with a significant other who is an avid musician. And doesn't the entire Worf-being-disinherited, Klingons- at- the- verge- of- civil- war arc count in your mind?
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Data references his relationship with Tasha Yar several times posthumously throughout the series.
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Old July 20th 08, 19:23   #298
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The Borg stories were good are following up on previous stuff. There were arcs there, they were just hard to finfd ...
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Old July 21st 08, 14:09   #299
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I don't know if they can be called "arcs" though. Memories, or something, definitely. Continuity, definitely. But I thought a plot "arc" implied somehow that the entire story line was effected in some way by the events. Every single episode of TNG wasn't radically effected by the (wonderful) Borg episodes. Some were, like one of their best ("Brothers" or "Family" whatever the title was when Picard visits his brother on Earth). But then the next episode would proceed for the most part uneffected by these events. Then an episode would come up that referred to this, and it would pop up again as a "memory" or whatever you want to call it.

The amazing thing abotu B5 is how the entire plot was sort of ebbing and flowing towards certain HUGE events. Then, once shown, those events effected almost everything that followed. Unless I'm romanticizing the series with a dimming memory, that's part of what made B5 as a series stand out.
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If nothing else, TNG has to get credit for probably having the 2nd biggest cliffhanger of all time with The Best of Both Worlds. #1 of course being Dallas' "who shot J.R." thing.


I finally watched the two Malcolm McDowell films Jade mentioned earlier, If... and O Lucky Man. Interesting of-its-time pieces. I think I'm gonna just add McDowell's filmography to my netflix queue.
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