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So it seems like JJ Abrams was correct in saying the show would be sort of off-the-wall from the beginning. Mad science, government conspiracies, weird science, and fanservice. Maybe "weird from the beginning" is good for Abrams, since both Alias and Lost got derailed by the weird mystical/pseudoscience elements creeping in.

edited Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:01:23 by Tangent128

 
 2 Tangent 128, Sat, 20th Sep '08 10:45:50 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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However much nonsense the "imprinted last image they saw before they died" thing was, the use of perspective matching was pretty cool, and (given enough resolution) mathematically valid.

Since the whole point of the show seems to be discredited fringe science, I'll suspend my disbelief.

It's one of the few sci-fi shows the dorm's basic cable gets, so I take what I can get.

edited Sat, 20 Sep 2008 22:46:44 PM by Tangent128

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I have to say I'm pretty impressed with it, though again my willing suspension of disbelief is usually broken more with bad writing than off-the-wall science.

It's not great by any means, but it is hooking.
"I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles. A third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."
 4 Tangent 128, Tue, 14th Oct '08 10:00:28 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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I've liked the recent episodes better, perhaps due to a higher level of plot and lower level of Nightmare Fuel.

The pseudo-science has gotten wackier, which makes it more forgivable. They're graduated from "her dying image was imprinted on her retina" to "okay, this guy's bioelectricity has been amped, let's track him with homing pigeons".

I suppose part of the improvement also comes from having enough episodes to support continuity while still maintaining a casual pace.

I trust someone else noticed The Observer exiting the elevator?
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I missed it, but went back and caught it the second time, because you called it out. Good eye.

I'm glad that — so far — it is not the X-Files-with-a-different-cast I feared it would be. The vibes of the two are close, but really are different.
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I've never seen X-Files so I guess that just adds to my ability to love the show.

Any who, Walter Bishop is awesome, he alone is enough to watch it for me ^.^;
" Will run a 2 mile but too lazy to drink out of a cup." -Angela-
 7 Tangent 128, Tue, 21st Oct '08 9:28:43 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Not too much to say about the most recent episode.

However, I now fear what would happen if Olivia ever found a Death Note.
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Discordian nutjob
Was I the only one who noticed the name of the man in the German prison? David Robert Jones?

Here's a hint folks, try searching the wiki for that name if it doesn't ring any bells.

I nearly wet myself laughing, mostly AT myself for even noticing it.

but... there is so much WMG potential there....
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 9 Tangent 128, Tue, 25th Nov '08 11:17:33 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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So, looks like apple-guy's returning next week. Meanwhile, this episode had the frog... have the flower or handprint been explained yet?

Incidently, It Just Bugs Me! that Olivia didn't object to Walter claiming the impossibility of talking to John... besides the fact that she had talked to John before, it just seemed like a case of Arbitrary Skepticism.
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Meironia: Was I the only one who noticed the name of the man in the German prison? David Robert Jones?
Now that I know what that's a reference to, I wonder what it's supposed to mean.
"I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles. A third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."
 11 Janitor, Sat, 29th Nov '08 10:14:13 AM from Berne, Switzerland
chemistry dork
I had to look it up. Something to do with Bowie, the musician. Only thing that comes to mind is The Man Who Fell To Earth ... zomg! aliens!
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 12 Tangent 128, Tue, 2nd Dec '08 8:15:40 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Observer spotted on the security cam.

So... cliffhanger, much?
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Here's a nice Observer montage, in case you missed one...

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 14 Tangent 128, Wed, 21st Jan '09 1:34:06 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Well, it's back on.

If Mitchel Loeb was trying to be honest, then we've got ourselves a textbook example of Poor Communication Kills.
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 15 Tangent 128, Tue, 10th Feb '09 7:12:54 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Ability- now there's a Wham Episode.

Psychokinesis by a major character*, rumors of alternate universes, whatever the implications of the typewriter are...

* Unless that was a ridiculously good Xanatos Roulette.
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What really bothers me is that I never noticed the hand-print has five fingers.
"I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles. A third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."
Wild Mass Guessing here, but does anyone else get the feeling that this show might take Ted Kaczynski's viewpoint and extrapolate it into some interdimensional war?
"I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles. A third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."
 18 Tangent 128, Sun, 22nd Feb '09 6:47:03 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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ZFT looks to be taking that approach.

What it will actually turn into is another matter...
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 19 Matrix, Sun, 22nd Feb '09 6:48:30 PM from The Matrix, Canada Relationship Status: Less than three
quidf scire vis?
What is this viewpoint?
Kaczynski See: Manifesto.

Seems plain to me that Walter wrote the ZFT Manifesto and does not remember doing so, or will and has not done so yet and there is time loop involved.

edited Sun, 22 Feb 2009 20:21:12 by FastEddie

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 21 Tangent 128, Sun, 22nd Feb '09 10:20:52 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Somehow, I'm not getting a time loop vibe. Still, definitely strong hints that Walter wrote it.

But... they may have been too strong. William Bell had access to the typewriter as well, back when he was in the lab. But he is way too suspicious.

Of course, that doesn't mean either's ruled out.

However, I was reading the official threads, and somebody pointed out a third possibility, who I think is just obscure enough to hit the peak of suspicion: the lab assistant who died.
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It might be Bell's out to prove ZFT wrong in some way though. The lab assistant is an interesting idea.
"I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles. A third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."
New Fringe tonight. At last. Should be cool.
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 24 Tangent 128, Tue, 7th Apr '09 9:20:01 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Wait... why did they air a Hannah Montana ad in this time block?

Anyways, Walter's being Walter, as always... "You were on the staff at St. Clair's?" "Oh, no, no..."

Recorder cut off the last few moments, though... can anyone fill me in?

edited 7th Apr '09 9:20:09 PM by Tangent128

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I've watching it online. You can grab the last few minutes there.

I liked "Bad Dreams" a good bit. The Myth Arc is coming in nice bite-sized chunks now. They've done a major thing in creating Walter. Most memorable and fun character on network TV in ages.
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