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post #2011 of 2020 Unread 08-26-2016, 12:06 PM
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I am a big Kurt Sutter fan, so I started watching The Bastard Executioner with high hopes. Alas, despite how much I had wanted to like the show, I dropped it during the second episode. Sometimes even one of of the geniuses responsible for TV’s “Second Golden Age” gets it wrong. Think David Milch’s John From Cincinnati.
Actually I thought it was quite good, but probably not worth the budget spent on it.

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Actually I thought it was quite good, but probably not worth the budget spent on it.
Oh, I understand. I rather liked John From Cincinnati and hated to see it go.

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While strange, I too rather Liked John from Cincinnati. As for TBE, I think I lasted 3 episodes before the heave-ho.
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I just finished a documentary. "First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind". It's about the aboriginal history of Australia, which goes back 50,000 years. Absolutely gorgeous video (watch on a TV, not phone or tablet.)

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I just finished a documentary. "First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind". It's about the aboriginal history of Australia, which goes back 50,000 years. Absolutely gorgeous video (watch on a TV, not phone or tablet.)
Is that the one with a segment on the 19th century British anthropologist who studied the aborigines? That was one of the most interesting things I've ever seen - he collected tons of "scientific" research, but also collected "useless" hair samples simply to add a bit of color to his exhibits. At the time the gene pool was almost completely undiluted, and a century later that DNA turned out to be one of the most valuable resources in tracing human origins ever discovered.

Also fascinating that lower sea levels are what made their migration possible, and rising sea levels then isolated them from the rest of humanity for thousands of years...

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Is that the one with a segment on the 19th century British anthropologist who studied the aborigines? That was one of the most interesting things I've ever seen - he collected tons of "scientific" research, but also collected "useless" hair samples simply to add a bit of color to his exhibits. At the time the gene pool was almost completely undiluted, and a century later that DNA turned out to be one of the most valuable resources in tracing human origins ever discovered.

Also fascinating that lower sea levels are what made their migration possible, and rising sea levels then isolated them from the rest of humanity for thousands of years...
I don't think so. This is the full link to Amazon (I hope). This appears to be a 4-part TV series put together into a single documentary (about 1:43 long):
https://www.amazon.com/First-Footpri.../dp/B01J2BGAYM
This is a PDF of the press kit for the movie (couldn't find a more direct link.)
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...5K1wFA&cad=rja

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I just finished a documentary. "First Footprints: The Original Pioneers of All Humankind". It's about the aboriginal history of Australia, which goes back 50,000 years. Absolutely gorgeous video (watch on a TV, not phone or tablet.)
Thanks for the suggestion - watched it last night and it is well worth the the time - also includes excellent DTS audio - highly recommended!

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Thanks for the suggestion - watched it last night and it is well worth the the time - also includes excellent DTS audio - highly recommended!
On my Roku4, it was only DD 2.0 if I remember.

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On my Roku4, it was only DD 2.0 if I remember.
Was definitely DTS:Neural X on my Denon 6200 via Roku 3 - the soundstage was very enveloping, and it took me awhile before I checked the receiver to confirm the signal.

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Was definitely DTS:Neural X on my Denon 6200 via Roku 3 - the soundstage was very enveloping, and it took me awhile before I checked the receiver to confirm the signal.
Are you sure it was true DTS? Streaming is almost always some form of Dolby (DD or DD+). That sounds like it may have been a soundfield enhancement feature for 2.0. In reality, my receiver said "Dolby PL II Movie", which is the setting I use for 2.0 audio.

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