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did we  actually see one of them? this show must have the cheapest effects budget ever

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Yes, 33 minutes of much intensity.

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merc wrote:

did we  actually see one of them?

What? You couldn't have watched 1x6 without seeing one.

merc wrote:

this show must have the cheapest effects budget ever

Wrong.

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imadsani wrote:

was the episode shorter than the previous ones?

Yeah, seems to be only 30 minutes

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lighton wrote:
merc wrote:

did we  actually see one of them?

What? You couldn't have watched 1x6 without seeing one.

merc wrote:

this show must have the cheapest effects budget ever

Wrong.

I was being sarcastic lol.

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looked like some kind of multi legged critter  the size of a dog, with the mouth from Alien somewhat. not very clear at all

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That thing did not bleed?

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And was only killed when stabbed with that black shiny stuff that appears to be part of it. As pointed out in the Japanese plotline, this is a very alien alien.

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Suasor wrote:
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And was only killed when stabbed with that black shiny stuff that appears to be part of it. As pointed out in the Japanese plotline, this is a very alien alien.

looked like a large chunk of treacle or liquorice  toffee to me the sort that would be broken from a large flat sheet how you make the stuff

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I am thinking those things are not the actual aliens, more like a weapon or pest. Like in that modern remake of War of the Worlds they sent in those robotic dogs first.

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Suasor wrote:

And was only killed when stabbed with that black shiny stuff that appears to be part of it.

Appears to be part of it? Then why was it in the back of the car? big_smile To me it looked like black obsidian, but I wanted to know more. I googled it and found a recap saying that her son Luke found this black rock earlier. Oh, yeah, he said so in 1x4 when his sister asked him about it in the motel bathroom. But IIRC it was never shown when or where he found it, right?

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dofus wrote:

I am thinking those things are not the actual aliens, more like a weapon or pest. Like in that modern remake of War of the Worlds they sent in those robotic dogs first.

the spaceship we saw in the ep4?, looks like same stuff as the alien in the last episode

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im guessing the doctor lady will tell the army that how the aliens can be killed, it seems human made weapons doesnt really do shit. Unless perfectly aimed tongue

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well just watched eps 7 and atlast we see the alien what not and a strange thing it is too lol

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a black blob on spindly legs that likes  concrete guzzling away on some thing. I was half expecting to hear it burp

  Atleast the aliens  dealt with the Taliban ( and every one else in Afghanistan)

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the most interesting section was the JAS one where it hints at some kind of collective mind with no physical form. so where does that leave the spiders?

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1x8

The episode's name, "Contact", promised more than it delivered IMHO. cool

Still, we got some more info/ details, I didn't feel wasting time while watching. smile

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We have finished 1x7 and both my wife and I are liking it very much - kinda sad to see theres only 10 eps and theyre short also...

(Im "not" going to comment on the "we have filled our diversity-quota" ...but yeah...they did smile )

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h3ctic wrote:

(Im "not" going to comment on the "we have filled our diversity-quota" ...but yeah...they did smile )

That's fine, but they had to insert that stinky line "who looks like us" big_smile

Overall, imo, a good show.

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I am kind of confused as to where this storyline is going. Not sure if they're getting ready to wrap it up and just cancel the series after this season or not, but while it has been entertaining, I feel that the pace of the series and the new shit they're introducing does not fare well with one another.

I mean the progression/pace is utterly slow, but they do introduce a new possibility/branch in each episode.

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Easycore wrote:

I am kind of confused as to where this storyline is going. Not sure if they're getting ready to wrap it up and just cancel the series after this season or not, but while it has been entertaining, I feel that the pace of the series and the new shit they're introducing does not fare well with one another.

I mean the progression/pace is utterly slow, but they do introduce a new possibility/branch in each episode.

I love it! big_smile It would suck if it would end with season 1... I can envision several seasons, the show exploring their origin and reason for invading, humanity finding new ways to fight back, etc.

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It's a crisis drama with a misleading trailer, I don't expect much action here. As a drama, imo, quite good, love how it shows different mentalities, including inevitable language barrier with Asians, I work with Koreans daily, it's exactly like that big_smile

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If this was any slower it would be tree sap in the middle of winter. The only way I can handle this turd is if I could binge it in 10 hours. But to wait for a week for every episodes is like being circumcised on a weekly basis.

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inkblot wrote:

If this was any slower it would be tree sap in the middle of winter. The only way I can handle this turd is if I could binge it in 10 hours. But to wait for a week for every episodes is like being circumcised on a weekly basis.


when I saw it was a show funded by Apple I thought it would be  class show with a well spent high budget. This on the other hand seems to be a budget show with poor cgi.  Goodness know what eps 10 will be about

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merc wrote:
inkblot wrote:

If this was any slower it would be tree sap in the middle of winter. The only way I can handle this turd is if I could binge it in 10 hours. But to wait for a week for every episodes is like being circumcised on a weekly basis.


when I saw it was a show funded by Apple I thought it would be  class show with a well spent high budget. This on the other hand seems to be a budget show with poor cgi.  Goodness know what eps 10 will be about

True that. But I have been watching some other Apple exclusive stuff that is actually quite good IMHO. I am just stumped with whats going on here. Plus I keep forgetting to turn on Forced subs so I miss some stuff and have to go back.

Don't get me wrong. I love the idea of the show. Its just the way it is presented Kills me. If I was that women I would have shot the husband many episodes ago. And walked away with the kids.

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I enjoyed 1x9. I love that Bowie song when it's used in a sci-fi context, like it was also used here:

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Opening Sequence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6oTziHKM_c

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I hope they'll explain in 1x10 why the "civvies" - who attacked the army transport - did what they did and how they knew about the family being transported.


g371 wrote:

It's a crisis drama with a misleading trailer, I don't expect much action here.

Ok, cool, let's call it a sci-fi crisis drama with some action sprinkled on top. big_smile

inkblot wrote:

If this was any slower it would be tree sap in the middle of winter. The only way I can handle this turd is if I could binge it in 10 hours. But to wait for a week for every episodes is like being circumcised on a weekly basis.

Maybe you just can't appreciate the show for what it is? No problem, tons of other shows out there are waiting for you. IMHO this show doesn't deserve to be binge-watched. And you might be exaggerating just a liiiiiittle bit. cool

merc wrote:

when I saw it was a show funded by Apple I thought it would be  class show with a well spent high budget. This on the other hand seems to be a budget show with poor cgi.

You are wrong. The CGI is really good - there's just not as much as you expected. CGI on this level isn't cheap, even if the series was cheaper than the reported $200 million.

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Assuming what or what I cannot appreciate is really not your concern or your call. If you like lighton I can make some assumptions about you.

But I wont stoop to that level. I am not you.

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inkblot wrote:

Assuming what or what I cannot appreciate is really not your concern or your call. If you like lighton I can make some assumptions about you.

But I wont stoop to that level. I am not you.

Do you feel like I was attacking you? I was not, I was stating a fact: when you say that the show is a "turd" and "wait[ing] for a week for every episodes is like being circumcised on a weekly basis", then what else can it mean other that you can't appreciate the show for what it is? (A rather slow show that does not fit your taste perfectly.)

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lighton wrote:
g371 wrote:

It's a crisis drama with a misleading trailer, I don't expect much action here.

Ok, cool, let's call it a sci-fi crisis drama with some action sprinkled on top. big_smile

How else do you want to call these 30+ minutes of two Japanese woman love story - a side quest of alien invasion action? Or the heart breaking stories or British kids for almost an episode? Even IMDb lists Drama as main genre for this show.