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post #211 of 4319
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Originally Posted by aegisx View Post

For suspension of belief, it didn't seem as hard to suspend it for T1 and T2.

Because you cared about the characters. Here, with different actors of course, you're expected to jump right in and give a crap - no character development at all. Maybe that will come later, but even knowing the movies it's hard for me, anyway, to get into it when I don't really know these people. Or to believe any of it.
post #212 of 4319
The audio in tonight's episode lead the video about 93 ms. The audio during the promo/closing credits was in sync.

I had to slide the audio to get it in sync and remove a pieces of audio noise between the end of the episode and the closing credits.

If you use VideoReDo to edit the episode, put in -93 to slide the audio back in time to better match the video.

I've not had Fox be wrong like this before.
post #213 of 4319
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

The audio in tonight's episode lead the video about 93 ms. The audio during the promo/closing credits was in sync.

I had to slide the audio to get it in sync and remove a pieces of audio noise between the end of the episode and the closing credits.

If you use VideoReDo to edit the episode, put in -93 to slide the audio back in time to better match the video.

I've not had Fox be wrong like this before.

Please elaborate on "VideoReDo".

I find lip-sync issues incredibly annoying.
post #214 of 4319
This show looks beautiful in HD. Something wrong with the audio being very low tho
post #215 of 4319
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

I must be dense, as there is so much that I have forgotten from the movies.

Reese alias?

Reese was his fathers last name.

Also, 1337, if i'm not mistakin, is geek talk for elite.
post #216 of 4319
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Originally Posted by JamesDax View Post

Ok, so now Sarah dosn't die until 2005? WTF!! This seperate time line crap is really bugging me. Also, saw on ATotS today that the Producers of the movie are making a direct to DVD animation called Termination. It's supposed to be a animatrix type thing and take place between T3 and T4.


Well, that's the beauty of time travel---you can get away with just about anything by throwing in an "alternate timeline" scenario.
post #217 of 4319
One concern I have is that every time the terminators get together and fight is it just going to be a throwing contest to see who can throw who through a wall? That is all they seem to do. I wonder what they will do in future episodes.
post #218 of 4319
What do you want, a pillow fight?

....... hmmmmm, you may be on to something there.
post #219 of 4319
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Originally Posted by gtaylor0 View Post

Because you cared about the characters. Here, with different actors of course, you're expected to jump right in and give a crap - no character development at all. Maybe that will come later, but even knowing the movies it's hard for me, anyway, to get into it when I don't really know these people. Or to believe any of it.

That might be part of it. Although I think in the case of T1, Arnold was totally believable as a Terminator. They were introducing this new villian/monster and he fit the part perfectly. In T2, Sarah Connor was quite believable and the actress was a great fit. She also was not over the top.
post #220 of 4319
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Originally Posted by dean-l View Post

Please elaborate on "VideoReDo".

I find lip-sync issues incredibly annoying.

VideoReDo is an mpeg video editor. (excellent program and not free but free trial) If you have recorded the show with a PC based/connected DVR, then you can edit it and perform corrections to the audio when saving. (I have not seen a commercial on anything but the news in two years)
post #221 of 4319
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Originally Posted by DuaneAA View Post

I liked the way terminator-babe just calmly guns down Enrique. No mamby-pamby soft-hearted terminator like Arnie in T2. Go, T-babe, Go.

Duane

She only takes orders from future John...convenient for her :-)

She was totally right though about him being a threat and a rat...so she has that going for her.
post #222 of 4319
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Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

He can't run for President because he was not born in the US.

Well, if T4 is going to be the war after Judgment Day in T3 (making T4 tied directly to T3 obviously), then how are the going to tie in this series with T4 if they are ignoring T3? I agree rezzy, I think it is a mistake to ignore T3.

I'm giving the show a chance but, even as a Terminator fan, I'm not expecting it to be that good.

Why couldn't the movie T4 end with them sending a new Terminator to 1999 to change everything? Will this help you to enjoy the show?
post #223 of 4319
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Originally Posted by JMartinko View Post

Is there any type of GUI involved?

I'm so glad you didn't mispell that phonetically (gooey)!

Remember also that model T-Babe* used to be a ballerina in real life; extraordinary flexibility.

For those of you who are new Summer Glau fans, check out the episode of "Firefly" called "Objects in Space." She carries the episode, and it happens to be one of the very finest hours of series television ever produced.


* Copyright 2027, Cyberdyne Systems, Inc.
post #224 of 4319
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Originally Posted by skaman View Post

John was too busy staring at T-girl to notice naked Mom.

Maybe she reminds him of a certain indestructible cheerleader he used to be friends with.
post #225 of 4319
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hanky View Post

I thought it was only a coincidental resemblance to that super-fighter chick from Serenity/FireFly, but it is actually the same girl? The weird thing is that she looks even younger in this Terminator series, and that Serenity movie must have been several years ago, right?

I'm just wondering what sort of "proper" response I am supposed to have with her cast in the role that she is in this show- underage highschool chick running around naked and looking all titillating?! It's just not right, I tell ya! That's gotta be a male teenager's greatest dream- your very own hotchick terminator sent to protect you? (...and Mother of Resistance Leader's worst nightmare, aside from the regular stream of unstoppable robo-assassins?) Raises all sorts of "funny" feelings, I say. What about the crucial Father figure protector terminator role? Did the producers think that combo would have been too dull?...Naw, let's make the character a T&A figure that reeks of jailbait age, just to be really naughty!

Maybe the twist to keep the "always being pursued by the terminator" storyline fresh every week will be orchestrating new and unexpected plot vehicles for hotchick terminator to lose her clothes in a scene or possibly get drenched with cold water while wearing thin clothes? Then there will be the episode where she has to disguise as a catholic schoolgirl...hmmm. Let us not forget the obvious opportunity for one of these episodes to have another enemy female terminator come from the future which will do girl-on-girl battle with the hotchick protector terminator...

Points off for not knowing Summer Glau when you saw her. But I'd like to see you hired as a witer for the show.
post #226 of 4319
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Originally Posted by Iteki View Post

I'm going to go with a human consciousness transferred into a machine. That's how she's so good at acting human....it's not an act. My 2 cents

My theory is that it is Sarah Conner's conciousness (or brain) transferred in.
post #227 of 4319
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Originally Posted by CardiacArrest View Post

My theory is that it is Sarah Conner's conciousness (or brain) transferred in.

That would be gross. How will Johny ever hook up with hottieminator?
post #228 of 4319
I think she just mimics behavior. She had an opportunity to observe high school girls and could "turn on" that personna. She then observed the street thug personality and copied that. Her default is expressionless robot.

She does need to hold her laugh a little longer though. That was brutally humiliating for that guy.
post #229 of 4319
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

She does need to hold her laugh a little longer though. That was brutally humiliating for that guy.


In a good way though :-)

I was cracking up at her 'bonding' with the gangbanger latina doing her makeup....not sure Arnie could have pulled that scene off :-)
post #230 of 4319
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

For those of you who are new Summer Glau fans, check out the episode of "Firefly" called "Objects in Space." She carries the episode, and it happens to be one of the very finest hours of series television ever produced.

Agreed!
Probably my favorite Firefly episode too.
Another example of a series that started off slow and found it's footing after getting a few episodes under it's belt. Journeyman (R.I.P. ) was the same way... too bad the shortsighted network smart boys pulled the plug on both so quickly.
post #231 of 4319
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Originally Posted by replayrob View Post

Agreed!
Probably my favorite Firefly episode too.
Another example of a series that started off slow and found it's footing after getting a few episodes under it's belt. Journeyman (R.I.P. ) was the same way... too bad the shortsighted network smart boys pulled the plug on both so quickly.

I never got to see Journeyman... I knew it would be cancelled so I didn't bother getting interested. Although the vibe I got from the previews was... Quantum Leap.

Terminator seems to be following the Smallville, Flash Gordon, and others model of casting.
post #232 of 4319
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Originally Posted by aegisx View Post

I never got to see Journeyman... I knew it would be cancelled so I didn't bother getting interested. Although the vibe I got from the previews was... Quantum Leap.

I only watched the last two episodes..... and wish I had seen more. 'Quantum Leap' it wasn't. This was yet another high-quality, well-produced, intelligent show that needed a little more patience from the network before they sh!tcanned it. Just the same old broken record; meanwhile, the American public is mesmerized by chicks opening briefcases and endless numbers of police procedurals, and is about to go ga-ga once again over a glorified karaoke competition. We've become a nation of morons, and the TV industry chases only the lowest common denominator.
post #233 of 4319
... and a game show using WWE type characters minus some of the homoerotica.
post #234 of 4319
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Originally Posted by UnnDunn View Post

Is it me or is the volume really low on this show? I have to turn my TV volume up higher than normal, and then get blasted by the commercials. I don't think it's due to dyamiv range compression either...

Almost all FOX-HD shows are guilty of this. (I don't watch their SD feeds, so I can't say if it hapens there, too.) It's so irritating.

Isn't the practice of boosting the volume of commercials against FCC regulations?
post #235 of 4319
Perhaps they're not boosting the volume of the commercials - they're lowering the volume of the programming.
post #236 of 4319
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Originally Posted by Column View Post

This show looks beautiful in HD. Something wrong with the audio being very low tho

I agree there is something very strange with the audio level, but upon further examination, I'm suspecting this is a case of the audio being very dynamic (like over the top dynamic). It's like they beat you over the head with the bass synth accompaniment and push everything else way down low. There isn't even that much bass in the actual sound effects- it's all in the bass synth (which is strangely reminiscent of the T2 soundtrack). So you turn it up to get the dialog at a decent volume, and then an action part crashes in at high volume, and then the bass synth is even overpowering that (shaking the rafters). Then you got a freakin commercial every 6 min that completely blasts you off the couch! So you got to keep a thumb on that volume button going up then down then up then down...

They got to really get a hold on balancing the soundtrack better for this show and observe more "practical" dynamic levels. Being dynamic is good, but you can go too far with it, as well.

As for the volume abuses by the commercials, it's too bad hdtv didn't employ some sort of automatic commercial mute function that engages when the audio is clearly running "hot" for normal voice dialog. If commercial makers are going to abuse the dynamic range of digital audio, then they should get muted! If they know they are going to get outright muted if they run "hot", I bet they would be sure to observe nominal levels...
post #237 of 4319
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Originally Posted by Gmichael2 View Post

Points off for not knowing Summer Glau when you saw her. But I'd like to see you hired as a witer for the show.

Sweeps week could be very interesting... I'd record that for a dollar!
post #238 of 4319
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

Ok, if you can't take metal through the time portal, how did the Terminator's head make it through without any skin on it?

That whole "head" thing bugs me, too. I guess it was inevitable for the sake of the story that the enemy terminator would have to follow them to the future, somehow, but it just seems cheesy that the head could even remain operational w/o the body (and vice versa). The beheaded robot searching for its head schtick just seems comical, imo, where I think the intent of the show is supposed to be dramatic sci-fi. Shouldn't James Cameron butt in here, somewhere, and call BS?...you can't have a headless endoskeleton running around like nothing's wrong because obviously you need that advanced neural net CPU in the head to coordinate all that advanced mechanical mobilization (let alone have the wherewithal to track down its own head into the future, in the first place). Am I to think the head simply pops back on nice and clean after being sheared off the body from some sort of explosive energy round? Seems like reconnecting something as sophisticated as a neural stem (whatever terminators use) would be a tad more difficult than just physically reuniting the 2 components.

I guess they did this in T3, as well, and I thought that was just plain stupid (aside from that sequel, altogether, of course).

It just seems the logic of a remotely believable sci-fi should dictate that when the terminator head is forcibly ripped from the body, it should be finito, zippo, that's a wrap!
post #239 of 4319
I thought it would have made more sense for the 2007 Terminator (Spyder-killer) to "sense" the presence of the 1999 head, track it down and access its chip. It would then add the 1999 Terminator's mission to its mission parameters.
post #240 of 4319
I think some kudos is in order for addressing the Sarah Conner's cancer storyline. It doesn't have to be a major piece (I'd prefer it not to be), but the way they mentioned it as a mere footnote in T3 was just wrong. It does add an interesting twist to know ahead of time how you are going to die (standing in her shoes), and that you have somehow escaped your "original" death by jumping into the future, past the date of the original death. She could still die, of course, but now there can be some uncertainty to it because of this alternate 2007 timeline.
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