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Waboman's Avatar Waboman 02:41 PM 05-10-2014
Couldn't find a thread for this. Being a big fan of Del Toro's, this looks like it could be a winner to me.

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Co-Creators, Executive Producers and Writers del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot
script for The Strain, which was directed by del Toro. Emmy® Award winning Writer
and Producer Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) will serve as Executive
Producer/Showrunner and Writer. Gary Ungar will also serve as Executive
Producer. The series is produced by FX Productions.

http://www.fxnetworks.com/thestrain




VisionOn's Avatar VisionOn 03:08 PM 05-10-2014
Vampires.

Despite my fondness for FX and del Toro that element alone has me sitting on the fence undecided about this show.
Waboman's Avatar Waboman 06:51 PM 05-10-2014
I'm ok with vampires, as long as they don't shimmer in the sun. Plus I have a feeling del Toro will do it right.
cybersteve's Avatar cybersteve 07:53 PM 05-10-2014
After reading the books I'm curious to see how this looks on tv. The "vampires" are basically a vampire/zombie combination.
zeus33's Avatar zeus33 09:40 PM 05-10-2014
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After reading the books I'm curious to see how this looks on tv. The "vampires" are basically a vampire/zombie combination.


So basically, del Toro is knocking off the story from Blade 2 that he directed and recreating infected vampires like Nomak? Nomak was a vampire that was infected with the "Reaper" virus.
VisionOn's Avatar VisionOn 10:16 PM 05-10-2014
On the upside if this is actually good it will not be cancelled prematurely. John Landgraf has already said it will run for at least three seasons in order to tell the story.
oink's Avatar oink 12:11 AM 05-11-2014
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So basically, del Toro is knocking off the story from Blade 2 that he directed and recreating infected vampires like Nomak? Nomak was a vampire that was infected with the "Reaper" virus.
Yup, at least that is how the books are.
Waboman's Avatar Waboman 11:46 PM 05-12-2014
Love the Blade movies. I need to watch them again.
Waboman's Avatar Waboman 03:37 PM 05-29-2014
New trailer released today.


lonwolf615's Avatar lonwolf615 04:23 PM 05-29-2014
Love del Toro. Cuse, not so much.
NetworkTV's Avatar NetworkTV 07:21 AM 05-30-2014
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Love del Toro. Cuse, not so much.
Same here.

Cuse is the reason I won't bother watching.
TeeJay1952's Avatar TeeJay1952 07:54 AM 05-30-2014
Ordered the trilogy from Amazon. Hope it is fun. I liked Justin Cronin's first 2 in his Trilogy (The Passage, The Twelve)
mgkdragn's Avatar mgkdragn 09:31 AM 05-30-2014
July 13th premier date .. Sunday .. looking forward to seeing ..
lonwolf615's Avatar lonwolf615 09:34 AM 05-30-2014
Just so there's no cave or magic water...
mgkdragn's Avatar mgkdragn 09:43 AM 05-30-2014

oink's Avatar oink 10:15 AM 05-30-2014
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New trailer released today.
Excellent trailer.....I'm stoked.smile.gif
Waboman's Avatar Waboman 03:55 PM 06-29-2014
philw1776's Avatar philw1776 07:19 PM 06-29-2014
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You post THIS!!! Just before my eye exam???

Bastid!!!
jqmn's Avatar jqmn 07:31 PM 06-29-2014
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Originally Posted by cybersteve View Post
After reading the books I'm curious to see how this looks on tv. The "vampires" are basically a vampire/zombie combination.
When I read the books I thought, "This is written as if it is a script for a movie." Then I read he always wanted to do something like this and decided to do the books on the way.
Waboman's Avatar Waboman 10:07 PM 06-29-2014
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You post THIS!!! Just before my eye exam???

Bastid!!!
At least you're not going to the dentist after watching Marathon Man. Then again, neither one is ideal. Best to keep one eye open.
archiguy's Avatar archiguy 07:04 AM 06-30-2014
Or visiting the orthopedist for ankle surgery after watching Misery. This is fun!
Keenan's Avatar Keenan 09:42 AM 06-30-2014
Mark12547's Avatar Mark12547 10:14 AM 06-30-2014
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At least you're not going to the dentist after watching Marathon Man. Then again, neither one is ideal. Best to keep one eye open.
The way one station had "edited for time allotted" Marathon Man, you would never have suspected there was the whole "Is it safe?" scene.

Almost any human endeavor can be fraught with risk, even grocery shopping (The Mist 2007), going to the mall (Back to the Future), buying flowers (Little Shop of Horrors), or even riding an elevator (the beginning of Speed 1994).
VisionOn's Avatar VisionOn 08:39 AM 07-13-2014
I don't usually pay attention to FX on Sunday, so this is a reminder bump for everyone else who might miss the premiere tonight.
CPanther95's Avatar CPanther95 09:18 AM 07-13-2014
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post
On the upside if this is actually good it will not be cancelled prematurely. John Landgraf has already said it will run for at least three seasons in order to tell the story.
The downside is that if it is good, they'll probably give him 7 years to tell his 3 year story.

Thanks for the bump. Been looking forward to this one.
TeeJay1952's Avatar TeeJay1952 07:32 AM 07-14-2014
Just read the books. It read like a screenplay. Lot's of fun. Who doesn't enjoy a post apocalyptic vampire tale?
Young C's Avatar Young C 08:12 AM 07-14-2014
I loved the series opener. I'm hooked.

FX does it again
MSmith83's Avatar MSmith83 08:24 AM 07-14-2014
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Just read the books. It read like a screenplay. Lot's of fun. Who doesn't enjoy a post apocalyptic vampire tale?
Post-apocalyptic and vampires are two things that I usually hate as I feel they have been done to death, yet I still gave this show a chance on the strength of it being an FX program.

I thought the premiere was alright. The acting and dialogue were quite shoddy at times and some plot elements were spoon-fed to the audience a little too much, but this series could be a nice little diversion.
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 08:33 AM 07-14-2014
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I don't usually pay attention to FX on Sunday, so this is a reminder bump for everyone else who might miss the premiere tonight.
Lol:

With all the constant bombardment of ads, on every possible platform the bus posters, on the Subway, news papers, it's on every other channel I still forgot, didn't want to add it to my Tivo line up, as it's already full.

Should have posted here

DJoel
Wytchone's Avatar Wytchone 08:49 AM 07-14-2014
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I loved the series opener. I'm hooked.

FX does it again
You and me both! Grabbed me from the get go.
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