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The Man in the High Castle - (2015 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RSGIVVO/

The axis powers won World War II.

It's kind of okay, but it drags its feet then goes woke.

  • Science fiction starts far later, making this a drama.



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Night Sky - (2022 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13361448/
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Sky-Season-1/dp/B09Q21THBW

A retired couple has a secret chamber buried in their backyard that leads to a deserted planet. When an enigmatic young man arrives, their quiet existence is upended and the mysterious Chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could have ever imagined.

I can't say I like this because it doesn't do enough world building and doesn't really develop an arc with the time they have.

  • They really, really, lean into age in this show.



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Minority Report - (2015 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4450826/
was https://www.fox.com/minority-report

A precog teams up with a police officer to solve crimes before they happen.

Fair.



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Minority Report - (2002 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/

Murder in Washington, D.C. - United States has been solved by precognition, except for one mysterious case.

I like it quite a bit!



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The Rock - (1996 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117500/

Military men conspire to steal chemical weapons to threaten Seattle for money as reparations for fallen comrades, and a man is let out of confinement to help an expert disarm them.

Although the main chemical weapons premise makes no sense, it's still a good movie.



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Hypnotic - (2023 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8080204/
https://www.ketchupentertainment.com/films#/hypnotic

A detective learns his daughter wasn't killed but was instead kidnapped, and while pursuing a lead he discovers mysterious circumstances.

An adequate but ultimately unsatisfying movie; bubblegum.



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Cell - (2016 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775440/

Cell phones turn people into zombie bees or something.

A nothing of a movie that makes no sense and has a shit ending. There was unrealized potential, but this is definitely not recommended.



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Retribution - (2023 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6906292/

There's a bomb in Liam's car, and instead of having a particular set of skills he has two kids.

Yawn.



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The Andromeda Strain - (2008 show) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(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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