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He did die, but he got better - Lorien brought him back.
Did I miss something major? Who or what is Lorien? If you're talking about the technology that the Freelancers use to bring people back from the dead, why would they go out of their way to bring Dillon back to life? He's not involved in time travel and thus not important to their cause, and most of them are dead, anyway, so I'm not sure when they found the time to collect his charred remains and magic him back to life...
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Did I miss something major? Who or what is Lorien? If you're talking about the technology that the Freelancers use to bring people back from the dead, why would they go out of their way to bring Dillon back to life? He's not involved in time travel and thus not important to their cause, and most of them are dead, anyway, so I'm not sure when they found the time to collect his charred remains and magic him back to life...
lokar made a Babylon 5 reference, and nottenst responded to his comment. They were NOT talking about Continuum, but a major plot point involving Sheridan and Lorien in Babylon 5.

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Thanks. It sounded like he had an explanation for Dillon's ridiculous survival. I guess I'll have to keep wondering about that.
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Thanks. It sounded like he had an explanation for Dillon's ridiculous survival. I guess I'll have to keep wondering about that.
Yes, Dillon surviving seems quite hard to believe, but we'll have to wait and see about that.
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Yes, Dillon surviving seems quite hard to believe, but we'll have to wait and see about that.
Maybe the writers will just decide to let him die with all the negative feedback on the net about that particular incident, if he survived I want Sonya back too. LOL
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Once again, given the ability to go back in time, Sonya is easy brought back by the same method that Alex got his dead GF back. Nobody is really ever killed given this open ended time travel paradigm that the writers postulated. Expect...anything!
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Once again, given the ability to go back in time, Sonya is easy brought back by the same method that Alex got his dead GF back. Nobody is really ever killed given this open ended time travel paradigm that the writers postulated. Expect...anything!
I guess our biggest concern is making sure the series is renewed.
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I guess our biggest concern is making sure the series is renewed.
If Syfy doesn't renew then Netflix maybe pick it up. In fact I think the reason why it's on Netflix so soon is because they helped finance it as they did season 2 in return for rights. I think folks have mentioned it is highly rated in Canada so Showcase may have already renewed.
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Siffy can't renew it without Showcase's approval. They can only decide to carry it if Showcase requests another season. The fact that there still hasn't been any announcement is a bad sign, I would think.
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I guess our biggest concern is making sure the series is renewed.
If they don't renew it someone can go back in time and get it renewed in an alternate timeline.
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At least we'll get a resolution.

Continuum - Officially Renewed for a Fourth and Final Six Episode Season
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I couldn't wait to watch episodes during the first two seasons. Continuum had become one of my favorite shows. But the third season completely lost me. Once they killed the original Kiera, the show seemed to lose focus and go downhill. I'll watch the final season but I really think the writers lost their way. Hopefully they can regain the touch that made this show so great in season one and two and end on a strong note.
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Those must have been some intense negotiations for Showcase to take this long to release its decision. I guess they were probably arguing over the number of episodes and how much money they'd get to make them all this time.
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Given the season finale, wouldn't the episodes pretty much be all VFX? I guess they could do some low cost tunnel/bunker scenes, but unless the suit occupants run out of battery/fuel/power or stupidly get out of their suits to monologue about the future, the VPD hasn't shown that they have acquired any anti-tank weapons (ERYX or an ADATS) ... yet.

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Talking CONTINUUM - Renewed for 4th Season!

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CONTINUUM CONTINUES: SHOWCASE’S SMASH-HIT ORIGINAL SERIES RENEWED FOR A FOURTH AND FINAL SEASON

Six Suspense-Filled Episodes Wrap Up the Award-Winning Series in 2015


TORONTO, December 8, 2014 - Tonight, in an exclusive sit-down with Continuumstar Rachel Nichols, ET Canadaconfirmed that Showcase's Canadian original action-drama returns for a fourth and final season of six episodes airing in 2015. Continuum's time-mending and mind-bending tale continues following a suspenseful third season that reached more than 2.35 million viewers (v2+)* and ended with a cliffhanger finale that won the night as the #1 program in key demos for all of Canadian specialty**.

"All great stories deserve an end. I am excited and grateful to finish Continuum with the riveting conclusion it deserves," said series star, Rachel Nichols. "This series finale is dedicated to the devoted fans who have loyally supported us since day one."

"Continuum's award-winning success on Showcase is a testament to the quality of our Canadian original productions," said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. "With Executive Producer Simon Barry at its helm, the fourth and final season of Continuum is bound to deliver a heroic conclusion to the futuristic series."

Continuum is created by Executive Producer Simon Barry (The Art of War) while DGC Award winner Patrick Williams (Shattered, Smallville) is Executive Producer and Director. Reunion Pictures partners Tom Rowe, Lisa Richardson and Matthew O'Connnor are Executive Producers. Additional casting details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Filmed on location in Vancouver, B.C., Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures. International distribution is handled by Endemol. The series is now seen internationally in over 132 countries.

Watch the full interview with Nichols at www.etcanada.com and catch-up on the first three seasons of #Continuum at www.showcase.ca. Continuum's season four broadcast dates will be announced next year.

Showcase is available on a National Free Preview from January 1-31, 2015. See local listings for more information.

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**Source: Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Data Total Canada AMA 6/01/14 confirmed (A25-54, M25-54, A18-49, M18-49)

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I'm looking forward to seeing how they can wrap it up.
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If it's such a "smash hit" in Canada, #1 in their key demos, and syndicated in 132 countries which amortizes production costs over a wide base, shouldn't the final season warrant more than 6 episodes? Given what we saw in the last season cliffhanger which indicated a big game-change, isn't that going to produce a rushed and confusing finish?
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Not very happy about a 6 episode wrap-up. Didn't I read here long ago that the show's creators said the story was something like an 8 or 10 season planned story arc? Regardless a paltry 6 episodes to wrap up a story that last season took a new still un fleshed out arc and a finale that introduced yet another orthogonal departure does not seem readily resolved in a cost saving six episodes with writers, producers & cast all rushing onto new employment.
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I'm becoming a big fan of six or eight episode series. Seems most writers don't have the imagination for 13 episode runs. Plus I don't like long term investments.
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I'm becoming a big fan of six or eight episode series. Seems most writers don't have the imagination for 13 episode runs. Plus I don't like long term investments.
I've been a champion of the "midi-series" for a long time now, and wondered why we don't see more of it, as in the UK. Tell your story, tell it tightly and well, then get off the stage and let someone else tell their story.

But this is really a different issue. This story has run for several seasons and seemingly needs more time to finish properly. Especially with how the last season ended.
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Didn't I read here long ago that the show's creators said the story was something like an 8 or 10 season planned story arc?
That would be a pretty stupid plan if so, as very few shows ever last that long. Continuum certainly didn't deserve such an extended run after the mess season 3 turned out to be.
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That would be a pretty stupid plan if so, as very few shows ever last that long. Continuum certainly didn't deserve such an extended run after the mess season 3 turned out to be.
Maybe they were looking at another Canadian production out of Vancouver: "Supernatural" which is now in it's 10th season. However that show is a little more stand alone as episodes go.
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I had thought Supernatural only had a five-year plan or so, as people have said that it went off the rails more recently. I wouldn't know, as I don't watch it.
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I had thought Supernatural only had a five-year plan or so, as people have said that it went off the rails more recently. I wouldn't know, as I don't watch it.
I wouldn't say "off the rails," but perhaps it suffers from the same syndrome as Stargate SG-1 and Smallville ... more like the former. There's only so many times the gang can ward off Armageddon, save the world and save each other from Hell, Purgatory, a/o rogue angels. OTOH, I find the non-arc episodes entertaining enough to stick around until the bitter end. This is the season for atonement.
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I've been a champion of the "midi-series" for a long time now, and wondered why we don't see more of it, as in the UK. Tell your story, tell it tightly and well, then get off the stage and let someone else tell their story.
Me too!

Broadchurch vs Gracepoint case in point. BBC original - tight story-telling, well acted, killer and circumstances revealed in 8 episodes. Americanized version Gracepoint is meandering, bloated and 10 episodes to tell essentially the identical story!

BBC knows how to do it tightly and the result is better dramatic story-telling. The US show writers can take some lessons.

I have for the most part given up on many US network shows in part because of bloated story-telling. I prefer the short episode series. Revolution was a shining example of a show that could have been far better with half the episodes, instead of every week seeing basically the same characters doing the same things in same circumstances with same outcomes.

Another example in the SF-supernatural genre is Haven. Every season was the midi-concept except this final split one with 26 episodes in 2 parts of 13 ea. And the result this yr is glacial pacing, with much less happening from ep to ep to move the story to a resolution, very unlike previous seasons. The only major "things" to get to the point happened in the last 2 eps. They could have gotten to that same point in probably half the episodes. I still like the show & story but there's too much "filler" that doesn't move the story (somewhat reminds me of TW Miracle Day - I couldn't wait for that to end!)

If HBO can do the hugely complex story like Song of Ice & Fire in 10 ep seasons, then so can networks....IF they tried but then they wouldn't have as much advertising time to sell and also have to be come up with better writing

Years ago, I used to think the "6-10-13 " episode style series were too short but then I realized the vast majority of these were far superior & I preferred them to to the old 20+ ep formula. The light bulb turned on as to why

There are exceptions, of course

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Its probably more to do with the economics than anything else. You get a series that's watched and they want to milk it for all its worth and some.

There is also a presumption that there is a lot of 8 episode series waiting to get on stage. I doubt that's really the case.

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Broadchurch vs Gracepoint case in point. BBC original - tight story-telling, well acted, killer and circumstances revealed in 8 episodes. Americanized version Gracepoint is meandering, bloated and 10 episodes to tell essentially the identical story!
Broadcast networks aren't the only ones prone to this problem. You could say the same about the BBC vs the Netflix House of Cards. The American one doesn't need to be nearly as long as it is, as the UK version tells the story in 1/3 as much time per season.
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Watched Christmas Icetastrophe on Syfy last night. It was like a mini Continuum cast reunion. As much as I love cheese. This movie was the stinky cheese.

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I like Victor Webster- hopefully he'll get some full time work on an American series (which will probably be shot in Canada anyway ).

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