History Literature / TakeshiKovacs

9th Dec '17 5:45:13 PM set-a-rabbit
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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode series based on the first book called ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. The first trailer is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7Eob4YFDQ here]]. The series will be available online February 2, 2018.

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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode series [[Series/AlteredCarbon series]] based on the first book called ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. The first trailer is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7Eob4YFDQ here]]. The series will be available online February 2, 2018.
9th Dec '17 5:13:35 PM jormis29
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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode series based on ''Altered Carbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. The first trailer is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7Eob4YFDQ here]]. The series will be available online February 2, 2018.

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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode series based on ''Altered Carbon'' the first book called ''Series/AlteredCarbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. The first trailer is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7Eob4YFDQ here]]. The series will be available online February 2, 2018.
9th Dec '17 11:16:34 AM set-a-rabbit
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9th Dec '17 11:14:50 AM set-a-rabbit
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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode series based on ''Altered Carbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. No airdate has been announced.

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It was announced in January of 2016 that Creator/{{Netflix}} will be streaming a 10-episode series based on ''Altered Carbon'' starring Creator/JoelKinnaman, which will be written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Television. She will also serve as showrunner. No airdate has been announced.
The first trailer is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7Eob4YFDQ here]]. The series will be available online February 2, 2018.
30th Oct '17 1:03:59 PM shawnmstewart
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* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: Todor Murakami]] genuinely likes both Kovacs and Vidaura because [[spoiler: he still sees them as Envoys, even if they've resigned long since]]. Although he could have them summarily executed (and probably should, given his mission), he instead compliments Kovacs on his work to that point, explains what he's up to and why, and states that he plans to let them go. On his part, Kovacs has a civil conversation with [[spoiler: Murakami]] without attacking or insulting him, which given his tendency to [[DisproportionateRetribution freak out over much more minor slights]] is practically out of character for him. [[spoiler: Vidaura, on the other hand, isn't in a forgiving mood; Murakami had just killed her lover.]]
11th Oct '17 7:16:18 AM shawnmstewart
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* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Although Kovacs is nominally a Quellist, he has at least as cynical a view of another Quellist Unsettlement as anyone could. He's not enthusiastic about their prospects for success and thinks that even if they win, it's not likely to be much of an improvement. He assists the Quellists anyway, primarily because he feels like it's his best chance to rescue Sylvie Oshima [[spoiler: who is currently sharing a body with Quellcrist Falconer]], and secondarily because of Virginia Vidaura being a true believer.
6th Oct '17 9:32:00 AM shawnmstewart
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: Kovacs has been hired by the Quellists on Harlan's World to assist the Kempist rebels on Sanction IV. He decides that Kemp is a jerk, and signs up with the Wedge to fight the Kempists. He then deserts the Wedge and signs up with the Mandrake Corporation on a private salvage gig, only to end up selling the prize to one of Mandrake's competitors.]] None of this was entirely unjustified, but it [[OpportunisticBastard doesn't make him look very good.]]
5th Oct '17 9:33:48 AM shawnmstewart
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* SignedUpForTheDental: Kovacs enlists with the Wedge mostly because they'll resleeve him if he dies.
16th Jun '17 3:00:50 AM sayaleviathan
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[[folder: Woken Furies]]
* TheLostLenore: Sarah Sachilowska seems to be this for Kovacs during. [[spoiler:Her execution [[note]] She is also killed at the beginning of ''Altered Carbon'' but her [[BodyBackupDrive cortical stack]] is intact so she is sentenced to storage. While she is not technically KilledOffForReal when she is executed, her sleeve is destroyed and her cortical stack is thrown into the middle of the ocean, making her consciousness essentially unrecoverable and making her as good as dead.[[/note]] at the hands of religious extremists after she flouted their rules in an attempt to re-sleeve her daughter sent him on a ''year-long'' RoaringRampageOfRevenge whose ferocity astonishes even [[SociopathicSoldier Virginia Vidaura]].]] After Sarah's death, Kovacs grows even more cynical than before and focuses on nothing beyond his revenge. The fact that ''Woken Furies'' (and therefore the trilogy as a whole) ends [[spoiler: on a hopeful note, with Kovacs seeming to give up on his vendetta and privately hoping that the ultra-advanced Martian technology that Sylvie Oshima can communicate with will one day be able to locate the cortical stacks belonging to Sarah and her daughter so they can be re-sleeved]] would seem to provide more evidence for this. It is also revealed that the fact that she became involved with another man after getting out of storage was one of the main reasons why he left Harlan's World for Sanction IV, although she was alive for at least part of his time there.
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15th Jun '17 5:11:41 PM NightShade96
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* MemoryJar: The series introduces the "stack", a cigarette-filter-sized implant at the base of the brain. It contains a complete record of the user's personality and memories, which can be backed up, sent elsewhere, or installed in a new body (aka "sleeve"). If your body dies but the stack is not destroyed, you can be revived. As an added bonus, a human brain is the only thing that can readily make use of the information in a stack, so even if others get access to your backups, they can't view/edit your mind in cut-and-paste fashion. Your memories can only be recovered by creating another "you" in the process. The novels come complete with a very large and well-thought-out list of the technology's consequences.
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