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I have seen it any easy to way to ghost view it / ghost drv it to get the ratings up.

Good thinking. I will do the same, I just wonder if directv counts in the DVR ratings.
post #212 of 738
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I just wonder if directv counts in the DVR ratings.

Yes ... although, I seem to recall that you have to "opt-in" to being counted.
post #213 of 738
Don't know if this has been discussed, but Continuum begins on SyFy (in the USA) tonight.
post #214 of 738
I have pushed this heavily among my friends or anyone else that will listen to me!
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Don't know if this has been discussed, but Continuum begins on SyFy (in the USA) tonight.

Thank you for the reminder. I just set my series recording....
post #216 of 738
Any word on the second season start?
post #217 of 738
So the censorship on SyFy caught me off guard. They silence the word $hit but let God damn stay? Then on Lost Girl 2 hours later they say $hit. I know its 7pm Prime time but is that the reason?
Any Ideas?

All I can find on start of Season 2 is in 2013..
Tonight’s explosive season finale of Continuum has left many lingering questions.

We need answers! Luckily, Season 2 is on its way!

Canadian broadcaster, Showcase, announced the renewal of Continuum for a second season of 13 episodes in August. Production starts in 2013, and the brand new season will make its exclusive UK premiere on Syfy later in the year
http://www.syfy.co.uk/continuum-season-2

This says Spring 2013 13 episodes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuum_(TV_series)
post #218 of 738
Nothing as of yet, Ive been trying to keep tabs on it. All I know that it has been given a green light...
post #219 of 738
It was supposed to start filming of season 2 this week. have not heard if it did or did not.
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

So the censorship on SyFy caught me off guard. They silence the word $hit but let God damn stay? Then on Lost Girl 2 hours later they say $hit. I know its 7pm Prime time but is that the reason?
Any Ideas?

This is why it's a pity that an American channel picked up this series. Now season 2 will be written with the diluted dialogue typical of American shows as a form of pre-censorship, since the writers know it's going to air in the US, a la Lost Girl season 2+. It would have been better for the show's integrity if it had stayed in Canada, where TV characters are allowed to talk normally. Here's hoping it doesn't get too much worse going forward.
post #221 of 738
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

This is why it's a pity that an American channel picked up this series. Now season 2 will be written with the diluted dialogue typical of American shows as a form of pre-censorship, since the writers know it's going to air in the US, a la Lost Girl season 2+. It would have been better for the show's integrity if it had stayed in Canada, where TV characters are allowed to talk normally. Here's hoping it doesn't get too much worse going forward.

Right, the production company is going to pass on the opportunity to make more money by selling it to a US network just to maintain the show's integrity.

What planet do you live on?
post #222 of 738
I never said it would have been a realistic decision from a monetary standpoint.
post #223 of 738
The Syfy "Being Human" is pretty intense and I have no complains there. The Continuum 8PM time slot might be a problem though but I can't see watering it down because of any political statements the series is making.
post #224 of 738
Hm. Ok, watched the first episode on SyFy... somewhat underwhelmed. I have to assume it gets a whole let better considering the gushing posts in this thread.
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

I never said it would have been a realistic decision from a monetary standpoint.

OK, Gotcha!
post #226 of 738
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Hm. Ok, watched the first episode on SyFy... somewhat underwhelmed. I have to assume it gets a whole let better considering the gushing posts in this thread.

You would assume correct sir smile.gif
post #227 of 738
I thought it was a bit underwhelming as well. Rachel Nichols is a very beautiful woman with a world-class body (which they kept infuriatingly buttoned up), but certainly has her limitations as an actress. Her new cop buddy is a stereotype right out of central casting. The villains are the same immoral bloodthirsty terrorists we've seen a million times before. And then we have the obligatory computer nerd teenager who's able to stay in constant wireless contact with the comely Miss Nichols and is always available to help her out. I feel like I've seen this show before - many times.

I guess I was expecting more from all the hosannas and accolades on this thread. I'll stick with it, but the pilot episode - typically a high-budget, high ambition effort - kind of makes me long for the glory days of 'Caprica'.
post #228 of 738
Glory days of Caprica? Am I missing satire here?
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Glory days of Caprica? Am I missing satire here?

Forgot my winkie. Hate it when that happens.
post #230 of 738
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I thought it was a bit underwhelming as well. Rachel Nichols is a very beautiful woman with a world-class body (which they kept infuriatingly buttoned up), but certainly has her limitations as an actress. Her new cop buddy is a stereotype right out of central casting. The villains are the same immoral bloodthirsty terrorists we've seen a million times before. And then we have the obligatory computer nerd teenager who's able to stay in constant wireless contact with the comely Miss Nichols and is always available to help her out. I feel like I've seen this show before - many times.

I guess I was expecting more from all the hosannas and accolades on this thread. I'll stick with it, but the pilot episode - typically a high-budget, high ambition effort - kind of makes me long for the glory days of 'Caprica'.

I noticed that Lexa Doig is one of the villains. I look forward to when she gets more air-time.
post #231 of 738
For those who are seeing the episodes for the first time... stick with it.... it gets better as the plot and sub-plot thickens.
There is some further character development too, so hang in there...
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For those who are seeing the episodes for the first time... stick with it.... it gets better as the plot and sub-plot thickens.
There is some further character development too, so hang in there...

It is really worth the time and effort!
post #233 of 738
It's no Battlestar Galactica to be sure, but it does get better.

As far as being aired on US TV I'm wondering how much of the heavy anti-corporation theme that runs through the show will remain and not be tamped down due to pressure from the US network(Comcast/NBC).
post #234 of 738
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It's no Battlestar Galactica to be sure, but it does get better.

As far as being aired on US TV I'm wondering how much of the heavy anti-corporation theme that runs through the show will remain and not be tamped down due to pressure from the US network(Comcast/NBC).

Why would it be tamped down? It's the hackneyed core of most Hollywood thriller/conspiracies.
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

kind of makes me long for the glory days of 'Caprica'.

eek.gifwink.gif

I watched ep 1 last night off DVR. not bad, I know it just got started but I'm hoping it doesn't go all Terminator style on us. I agree about Rachel wink.gif more more...

I could probably resist watching this but when I saw The Smoking Man sit down at the beginning, I was in! A nice surprise to see William Davis in the cast. He's got such a subtle way of playing a sinister villain, almost seems like your grandfather but there's that gleam in his eye look wink.gif I hope he's got more than a casual role, even playing the adult version of 2012's version.
post #236 of 738
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Why would it be tamped down? It's the hackneyed core of most Hollywood thriller/conspiracies.

I don't know if "hackneyed" is the right term. Usually it's one malevolent corporation or its sinister leader. You have to have a powerful bad guy for the good guys to triumph over. That's the core of television drama. You gots your drug dealers, your serial killers, and your heartless corporate masterminds to fill out the villain ranks.

But I get a sense this is a little different in terms of the evil corporate villain being an all-encompassing plutocracy that has enslaved the people. That's not unusual in the science fiction world. After all, good sci-fi holds a mirror up to society and you just have to look at where things are going - it's not a stretch to imagine such a dystopian future anymore.

What looks like it might be interesting here is that the terrorists who are trying to topple the plutocracy are bloodthirsty villains themselves. So whose side does our comely heroine eventually come down on? Right now, after two eps, she just looks like a bad-ass tool of her future corporate masters.
post #237 of 738
Since I have seen the entire season 1 already, I am going to refrain from saying anything, but I do find it interesting what people are saying...Will be interesting to see how people react\speculate while watching the season "fresh"
post #238 of 738
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I don't know if "hackneyed" is the right term. Usually it's one malevolent corporation or its sinister leader. You have to have a powerful bad guy for the good guys to triumph over. That's the core of television drama. You gots your drug dealers, your serial killers, and your heartless corporate masterminds to fill out the villain ranks.

But I get a sense this is a little different in terms of the evil corporate villain being an all-encompassing plutocracy that has enslaved the people. That's not unusual in the science fiction world. After all, good sci-fi holds a mirror up to society and you just have to look at where things are going - it's not a stretch to imagine such a dystopian future anymore.

What looks like it might be interesting here is that the terrorists who are trying to topple the plutocracy are bloodthirsty villains themselves. So whose side does our comely heroine eventually come down on? Right now, after two eps, she just looks like a bad-ass tool of her future corporate masters.

Did they get the "Bin Laden" medal for knocking down skyscrapers full of thousands of family members?
Guess 9/11 is SO yesterday
post #239 of 738
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Did they get the "Bin Laden" medal for knocking down skyscrapers full of thousands of family members?
Guess 9/11 is SO yesterday

Well, it is a Canadian production. Perhaps those wounds don't run as deep north of the border, in a country that wasn't the direct target of a handful of evil men. in any event, the recollection of such horror will have a visceral effect - in the entire civilized world - for many years to come.
post #240 of 738
It shares one thing with Cinemax's Strike Back. Thousands of rounds fired with nary a hit.
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