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Stargate Origins - (2018 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.stargatecommand.co/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7161862/

This goes back in time to the original finding of the stargate, and stars a character we all know lives and so cannot be in any danger at all ever.

This just comes across like short-episode fan fiction.



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Kids, the only survivors of a shipwreck, survive on a paradise island.

It's interesting, but not great. I stopped just before reading the chapter "A View to a Death" because it had been boring up to that point, and I could tell it was going to spiral into stupidity without a proper lead and reason for it.

Stargate Universe - (2009 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286039/
https://www.stargatecommand.co/

An experimental gate technique strands unlikely survivors on an ancient ship.

A fair show. That's pretty much all I can say about it, really. It has some significant presentation of humans being human, which is rare and special.



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Orphan Black - (2013 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/
https://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/orphan-black/

An underclass punk, returning from a ten month flight from the country, happens upon a suicide that reveals that she is part of a larger picture.

The lead actor is particularly good, as is all the acting. The story is poor in a number of places, and it is particularly jarring to have literal-faggotry forced into it. I don't mind there happening to be gay characters, but when they're gay characters being gay because gayness yay gay gay as opposed to just being people who happen to be gay, it's so obvious and so insulting as to taint the whole fucking show.

I'll flag this as liked and lightly-recommended. It's really not all that awful, but it rubs me the wrong way. It's like girly science fiction drama-whatever.

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Future Man - (2017 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975856/

Time travellers recruit an everyman to help save their world.

Crude and un-funny.

Altered Carbon - (2018 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261227/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80097140

Pseudo-immortality is reached when alien technology allows humans to save their consciousnesses to reusable disks, and a criminal's disk is brought online from deep storage, for him to investigate the crime against an ancient and powerful man.

Finally, a science fiction show with real depth and darkness. Highly recommended.

I forgot season 1 and so it basically goes to confusing shit in season 2 so I gave up.

Of Mice and Men - (1937 book), by John Steinbeck cover

Entertainment > Reading >

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A too-forgiving man and his stupid brute of a friend travel as farm hands to scrape together money for the dream of owning their own land.

A thriller, a gripping tale ... that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick.

-- The New York Times, who are about as smart as Lenny.

An unforgivably-terrible book. Awful almost beyond reason. Plodding and boring, it's only a "page turner" because it's tauntingly short enough to tear through like ripping off a bandage. But on the plus side, although it's littered with written-accents, it's not difficult to read.. plus the ending is great!

2019-08-07 - Wow, this was so forgettable that I couldn't actually remember reading it until I read the first few paragraphs..

Net Force - (1998 book), by Tom Clancy image

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(on Wikipedia)

In a world where everyday people use the internet through total-sensory virtual reality, a specialist intelligence agency tracks down murderers and terrorists.

Slow and confusing, this book isn't just a challenge to read, it's a challenge to read with a straight face. One of the risks of speculative science fiction is that they can get very, very, wrong in their predictions. This book hand-waives people being transported into a magical world with no explanation as to how it's possible or what it's like. It is vague in everything it demands the reader suspend their disbelief in. It is awed at 900 Mhz computers. This is definitely a 1998 book that had way too much hope for its future.