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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By gwsat
I finally saw the pilot episode last night. I...

I finally saw the pilot episode last night. I really liked the show until about the last 15 minutes. I hated it when the Hispanic servant came on to Frank and, a little later, when it was implied...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,881
Posted By gwsat
Thanks for the correction. My answer as to how...

Thanks for the correction. My answer as to how fresh water is produced aboard an Arleigh Burke destroyer was based on things I learned long ago, not quite as long ago as wooden ships and iron men,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,881
Posted By gwsat
Evaporators...

Evaporators (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaporator_(marine)) are used to desalinate sea water. It's a process that has been used onboard ships for more than 200 years. Evaporators are...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-28-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 37,381
Posted By gwsat
Re: Southern Comfort (1981), directed by Walter...

Re: Southern Comfort (1981), directed by Walter Hill.

Have always had a warm place in my heart for Walter Hill because he directed the very first episode of Deadwood.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,959
Posted By gwsat
As I thought would be the case after reading the...

As I thought would be the case after reading the negative impressions of the film posted here, I neither saw The Counselor in the theater nor rented it from Redbox. I have however set it up to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-27-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,881
Posted By gwsat
I watched tonight's episode in almost real time. ...

I watched tonight's episode in almost real time. Because the whole thing was set on the ship and the attention to military detail was as wonderful as usual, I loved it and got back onboard...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-27-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,335
Views: 60,331
Posted By gwsat
I am not a big Hamilton fan either. His radio...

I am not a big Hamilton fan either. His radio communications often tend toward the hysterical but he was absolutely right to blow off his team's order that he should let Nico pass him. When that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,335
Views: 60,331
Posted By gwsat
I agree that the Hungarian GP was a great race...

I agree that the Hungarian GP was a great race indeed. That was the most fun I had watching an F1 race this season.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-26-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,335
Views: 60,331
Posted By gwsat
Riiiight. :)

Riiiight. :)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-26-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By gwsat
I could have done it more simply and described 50...

I could have done it more simply and described 50 Shades of Grey as Young Doctor Frankenstein did his grandfather's work: "doodoo!" :)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-25-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By gwsat
I read the book and thought it was execrable, so...

I read the book and thought it was execrable, so it came as no surprise that so much of the early buzz for the film has been negative. In the immortal words of Sam Goldwyn, "Include me out."
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 54,979
Posted By gwsat
At least you didn't accuse me of bad taste. ...

At least you didn't accuse me of bad taste. Thanks for that. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 54,979
Posted By gwsat
Apostasy though it may be, I kind of liked...

Apostasy though it may be, I kind of liked Napoleon Dynamite. I nearly lost my mind when our gangly nerd hero showed us what a good dancer he was. Still, it wasn't a terribly thoughtful film. :)
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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,881
Posted By gwsat
I think folks these days get carried away about...

I think folks these days get carried away about the importance to weight control and good health of some foods and the danger of others. When I was a kid my mother preached that I could eat whatever...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 7,445
Posted By gwsat
Compu$erve was an outfit I couldn't wait to be...

Compu$erve was an outfit I couldn't wait to be rid of. The prices we paid for not much were huge, verging on rapacious.

Like many of the other old time nerds who post here, Halt and Catch Fire...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By gwsat
Good point. More than 20 years passed between the...

Good point. More than 20 years passed between the time we see young DC Morse and the time he appears again as Inspector Morse. Thursday would have been long since retired, if not died.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 54,979
Posted By gwsat
On the other hand, some of of those people aren't...

On the other hand, some of of those people aren't joking. :)
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-23-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By gwsat
Don't forget that this was England, where even...

Don't forget that this was England, where even the cops don't carry guns except under extraordinary circumstances. I thought it was more surprising that DI Thursday was armed than that Morse was not.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,881
Posted By gwsat
Yep, no good deed goes unpunished. Every time I...

Yep, no good deed goes unpunished. Every time I start to think that spelling flames may be a thing of the past somebody disappoints me.



Oh, you whippersnappers don't know the half of it! But...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By gwsat
I liked the season finale too and agree that it...

I liked the season finale too and agree that it sets up Series 4 nicely. Assuming DI Thursday survives, a good bet it seems to me, I suspect that the prosecution of Morse for murder won't go...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,229
Posted By gwsat
I continue to love Masters of Sex. The talent of...

I continue to love Masters of Sex. The talent of its large ensemble cast is off the charts. This week, I particularly enjoyed Julianne Nicholson's moving performance as Dr. Lillian DePaul. She's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5,335
Views: 60,331
Posted By gwsat
zeus33 -- I agree with everything you wrote,...

zeus33 -- I agree with everything you wrote, although I admit I do sort of admire Niki Lauda, his big mouth notwithstanding. If Ricciardo can perform over time to the level of excellence he has...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 54,979
Posted By gwsat
Amen! Whether King liked the result or not, most...

Amen! Whether King liked the result or not, most believe that Kubrick's The Shining is one of the finest films ever made. I agree with that assessment wholeheartedly. Despite King's expressed...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,881
Posted By gwsat
Yep, the writers assumed we would swallow that...

Yep, the writers assumed we would swallow that the CO and XO of a billion dollar plus ship, with a crew of over 200, would ignore their mission of bringing back monkeys and getting safely back to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 11,881
Posted By gwsat
I jumped a foot when the CO, XO and Master Chief,...

I jumped a foot when the CO, XO and Master Chief, all three, left the ship for a boat trip into an unexplored forrest with iffy radio communications. That wouldn't have been happening in the navy I...
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