military shows

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Fallout - (2024 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12637874/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0CN4J59BF/

The remnants of humanity work to survive in a ruined world.

Gritty and good. It's got a lot of bullshit in it though, so you really have to turn your brain off.

I had someone point out this was supposed to have comedy, but it's so thin I had no idea.



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The Andromeda Strain - (2008 show) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424600/

A satellite brings back a deadly pathogen which scientists desperately try to figure out a cure for.

Crap; just watch The Andromeda Strain - (1971 movie)



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TRY HARDER - absorb ancient notes into more modern notes, and separate them by dates.

TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

Andromeda (2000-2005) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213327/
was andromedatv.com (not archived)

Unfrozen after 300 years, the captain of the most powerful ship in existence moves to rebuild his fallen Commonwealth with the help of a rag-tag group of civilians.

This series is (was) high quality with a light (sometimes cheesy) mood. Although I can say I love this series, it definitely takes a nosedive later in its life, and absolutely fails miserably in its final "wrap-up" season. It's like these writers sabotage their own work.

Upon re-watching this, I can say that I do enjoy it, but it's definitely pulp/drama as opposed to being actually-awesome. There are some layers to it, but its general theme of being "fun" gets in the way too frequently to have those subtle moments elevate the rest of it.



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TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

She looks even better when wet.
She looks even better when wet.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204993/

A girl, engineered to be a killer, flees her keepers, but as a woman she pursues general vigilante justice by helping a crime-fighting genius.

This series hits the ground running, featuring not just a stupifyingly hot Jessica Alba, but a great world, plot and everything else.

However, like too many series', Dark Angel suicide-bombs like it's been lit on fire and is heading for a volcano to end it's suffering. Not only is the second season bad enough to end the show, it's bad enough to not watch, even and especially for people who like the first.



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Taken - (2017 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052460/

A military guy is recruited as a rescuer.

It's okay I guess, but it's not my thing.



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Stargate Universe - (2009 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286039/
https://mgm.com/television/stargate-universe

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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Band of Brothers - (2001 television show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/
https://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers

Follows a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War 2.

Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.

  • Note: This video style is shaky.

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  1. Band of Brothers - (2001 show)
  2. The Pacific - (2010 show)



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Roughnecks - Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999-2000) dvd

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190198/
(archive of the original website)

A military unit is sent on missions in a future where all of humanity is at war with alien insects.

The show is animated, and not "anime". As such, it has not held up well with time. The music is fantastic, though. Truly. However, its other high points do not make up for the visual issue I have.

While it doesn't do it for me, I would recommend this for fans of the movie or movie series who can also handle the visual style and jerky movement that to me is reminiscent of ReBoot - (1994 show).



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