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PrincessKate
post Jan 12 2006, 01:31 AM
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I started watching it but got sucked into a conversation about Germany and Prague and missed most of it. However - Dan Antopolski! Eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
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post Jan 12 2006, 02:21 AM
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another two or three episodes will give a better idea of the show's potential.
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post Jan 12 2006, 08:11 AM
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Not bad for a first episode. Got a few decent laughs. One thing thats really lacking is decent theme music. It needs something that you'd instantly be able to recognise, a la Red Dwarf
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post Jan 12 2006, 08:48 AM
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I laughed at the part when the blood splat comes out of nowhere

Nick said some lines that I've heard before

Like when he went "Let me have a think hmmmm let me have a think" - Danger 50,000 Volts came to mind, it was the same tone and everything

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post Jan 12 2006, 09:48 AM
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Not bad. having seen it I wouldn't go out of my way to slate it, it was "cheery".

Though, in order to perhaps avoid those awful pilots where it's just:

"Hey-ho! Who's this new character?! Let's get them to explain everything they stand for and introduce their comedy signature"

they sort of threw you in the 'deep end' expecting you to take to these otherwise entirely new characters.

The scenes ribbing on future scifi cliche (like the whole "default"/"fast setup" thing which played out like something a PC World tech might have written) were nice as was Nick in the scenes on his own.

Banter though was a bit of a stumbling block... basically more than 2 person communication!

PS Did anyone think the set reminded them of the Peacekeeper Command Carrier from Farscape?! And very nice special effects; very post-Doctor Who

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post Jan 12 2006, 10:54 AM
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Not Bad, all a bit Red Dwarf, (the later CGI'd monster) from the ship to the suits.

Was only a first episode so it'll take a while before we could properly comment on it. Frost was good but I found that some of the smaller gags trailed off & were almost brushed under the carpet which I found odd. Kinda like the timing or editing of it was slightly out. Or maybe I just had one puff too many....
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post Jan 12 2006, 12:42 PM
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I really liked the dialogue between Nick and Miranda. (I think that's her name)
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post Jan 12 2006, 12:54 PM
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I liked it. Much.

The 'Default settings' thing was a winner.

That and the whole 'Shouldn't stop you from sleeping at night. Even though that's when they come. At night.'
Made me laugh.

Mrs Tranny wasn't the same, though.
Her response: "That was utter shit!"
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post Jan 12 2006, 01:23 PM
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The reboot was hilarious, as was the line about not destroying people in the Captain's dairy... Other than that, it wasn't anything special. However, I'll still watch in the hope that it will find it's feet!
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post Jan 12 2006, 01:32 PM
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That reminds me, I think my favourite bit was when He says "I could kiss you!" and she says "really?"

Instead of the done-to-death "hmmmmm, no" I was expecting, the turning round the chair was brilliant.

The computer bootup, the clock and the lamp colluding, the honey scene and the blood splat were all enough to make me laugh out loud.
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post Jan 12 2006, 01:36 PM
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Yes, it was so-so. A few chuckles, but more to do with the acting than the script. It may get better, may not, we'll see. But please, ditch the sci-fi throwaway gags - its the future, but computers are still anal about details! - and that woman with the metal head controlling the space-ship, eurgh! Just embarassing! They might as well have an empath on board!
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post Jan 12 2006, 01:46 PM
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Not too great, really, but okay. The only bit that I found funny was the whole 'Brat run' thing, mostly the show just felt really tame and unstimulating.

I'm not really going to judge it on the basis of one episode but new Desperate Housewives starts next Wednesday so I'm not sure if I'll bother sticking with this if it doesn't get any better.
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post Jan 12 2006, 01:47 PM
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A lot of my Red Dwarf buddies were really wanting to love this, but there wasn't as much to love as they were hoping. :/

Good: Henderson, Jeffers, 'Bring your clone to work day', The vid message, the talking gun, the blood splat, most of the CGI.

Bad: Sandstrom, York (Too OTT), Vine (too much of a cartoonish figure), most of the ship announcements, not enough good jokes, the rest of the CGI.

Not bad. Not great, but not bad. I'll stick with it.

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post Jan 12 2006, 03:27 PM
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I was a bit dissapointed with Hyperdrive last night. Mainly beacause i felt the writing didn't do justice to Nick Frost or Kevin eldon who, lets be honest, with the right writers and material behind them are painfully funny. (Incidentally, can anyone inform me as to who the writers are and what they've done before???) However it has got a lot of potential and I hope it comes out in the coming weeks.
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post Jan 12 2006, 04:20 PM
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Anyone watch it ?

Nick is great as ever. Kevin Eldon also had his moments. Not sure of the rest of the cast, although Dan will be good ("can we call it a xenomorpth?")

Didn't like the look of the sets - they didn't convey much of a sci-fi feel, although the cgi of the ship was nice.

Script was a bit bland, but will keep watching.
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