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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:16 am
 


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Fun fact from that - Voyager had the same equivalent computing power as something in your pocket. Not your cell phone, but the key fob for your car that opens the doors. 8O

Didn't they recently fire the thrusters too?


Yup. 37 years since they did that. Worked perfectly!

Not bad for a rush job!


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DrCaleb wrote:
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Fun fact from that - Voyager had the same equivalent computing power as something in your pocket. Not your cell phone, but the key fob for your car that opens the doors. 8O

Didn't they recently fire the thrusters too?


Yup. 37 years since they did that. Worked perfectly!

Not bad for a rush job!

Engineers who build that thing must have got a few pats on the back after it fired up.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:09 am
 


Kind of bummed. Netflix canceled Marco Polo. I actually enjoyed the first 2 seasons and was looking forward to the 3rd.


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There’s a documentary series from back in the day I’m glad to see. It’s called Football Factories and it’s about the bad old days in English football and the wars between the old firms of English football clubs. It’s interesting and sad at the same time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:05 pm
 


New season of Black Mirror. Enjoyed the first couple, stopping myself from bingeing so I don't end up with SFA to watch on the tube.


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New season of Black Mirror.


"Hang the DJ". WTF? [huh]

I didn't get that one.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:45 pm
 


I'm way behind you guys with my Netflix viewing.

Just finished Godless. Didn't hate it.

For me, for Westerns of that type it would go:

Lonesome Dove
Deadwood
Godless

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
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New season of Black Mirror.


"Hang the DJ". WTF? [huh]

I didn't get that one.

No spoliers pls... I'm forcing myself not to watch that until next week...


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Kind of bummed. Netflix canceled Marco Polo. I actually enjoyed the first 2 seasons and was looking forward to the 3rd.


Same here but I read somewhere that the cost for the series was astronomical which was why the first company shit canned it before Netflix picked it up and that might have been the real reason they gave up on it. Not enough return on their investment.

As an interesting aside. The series was being produced by the Weinstein Co. so I wonder if Netflix had heard something about Harvey's proclivities before they became public and decided to cancel the program before their named got dragged through the mud along with the all the perverts in Hollyweird.


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Netflix's Marco Polo has reached the end of its road.

The streaming giant has opted to cancel the scripted drama after two seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. It becomes the first Netflix original scripted series to not be renewed for a third season.

Originally developed with a straight-to-series order at Starz back in 2012, Marco Polo debuted to dismal reviews — THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman called it "a middling mess, complete with random accents, slow story and kung fu" — and little buzz.

The drama, produced by The Weinstein Co., featured a global cast that included Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role with Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. The second season launched quietly July 1, with options on the cast set to expire at year's end. Sources tell THR that the series, across both seasons, was responsible for a $200 million loss to the streaming giant. Sources say the decision to not move forward with a third season of Marco Polo was a joint one between Netflix and TWC.

"We want to thank and are grateful to our partners on Marco Polo from the actors, whose performances were enthralling and top-notch; to the committed producers, including John Fusco, Dan Minahan, Patrick Macmanus, and their crew, who poured their hearts into the series; and of course Harvey [Weinstein], David [Glasser] and our friends at TWC, who were great collaborators from start to finish," Netflix vp original content Cindy Holland said Monday in a statement.

Added Weinstein Co. co-chairman Weinstein, who with showrunner Fusco suggested they would soon be reteaming for another similarly themed drama in the works: "Netflix has been incredible to give us the room to make a series with a cast true to every principle of diversity. It’s a bold network that allows you to do that and support us in the way that Netflix did. As many people know, Asian history and the world of martial arts have fascinated me for all of my career — I’ve made many movies around these topics and this genre, and now this TV show I’m so proud of. John has been a great partner and we're both fascinated to continue exploring this exciting period in history on future projects together."

Noted Fusco: "Harvey and I have a love for this kind of history — we had a fantastic cast, fantastic creative team and crew, and shooting in Malaysia was a privilege. We're working on an idea right now in a similar space that we're very excited about."

The news comes months after Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told THR in a roundtable discussion with other executives that Marco Polo had done "what it was supposed to do." "Marco Polo is one of those shows for us [where viewership doesn't matter to international audiences]," he said. "It's hugely popular all throughout Asia and Europe, and there's a lot of focus on if your neighbors might be watching it. And it's really irrelevant because it's doing what it's supposed to do."

Marco Polo joins a short list of series that have been canceled at the streaming giant that also includes Bloodline, which will end with its upcoming third season, as well as Hemlock Grove, which also wrapped after three seasons.

Other shows awaiting word on their future at Netflix include The Get Down, which still needs to air the second half of its freshman season, Easy and Between.

For The Weinstein Co., Marco Polo marks a far cry of where the independent studio is with its television arm right now. The studio has focused more recently on high-level projects from big-name directors including Amazon's David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore as well as Matthew Weiner's follow-up to Mad Men. Both projects were picked up straight to series.


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- ... ons-955561

My guess is after what has occurred neither of the bolded parts of the article will ever happen and Netflix will never work with the Weinstein company again.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:25 am
 


"Dirty Money"

Exposing the raw underbelly of unchecked Capitalism. I'm only two episodes in, and it pisses me off already!



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 am
 


Watched 1922 from Netflix a couple of nights ago. Simply put it's one of the finest film adaptations ever of a Stephen King story IMO. At this stage I'm thinking there isn't a role that Thomas Jane can't do without being excellent in it. The ghosts in it were frightening, borderline terrifying actually, but they weren't used in a stupid, grotesque, or lurid manner the way the supernatural elements far too often are in King adaptations. Good background story, great acting all around, and a genuinely terrific examination of how low a conniving man will sink due to greed and pride, as well as how awful his damnation can be thanks to his own selfish actions. Plus rats! AHHHHGGGHHHHH!RATS! Highly recommended.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:59 am
 


Freakinoldguy wrote:
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Kind of bummed. Netflix canceled Marco Polo. I actually enjoyed the first 2 seasons and was looking forward to the 3rd.


Same here but I read somewhere that the cost for the series was astronomical which was why the first company shit canned it before Netflix picked it up and that might have been the real reason they gave up on it. Not enough return on their investment.

As an interesting aside. The series was being produced by the Weinstein Co. so I wonder if Netflix had heard something about Harvey's proclivities before they became public and decided to cancel the program before their named got dragged through the mud along with the all the perverts in Hollyweird.


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Netflix's Marco Polo has reached the end of its road.

The streaming giant has opted to cancel the scripted drama after two seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. It becomes the first Netflix original scripted series to not be renewed for a third season.

Originally developed with a straight-to-series order at Starz back in 2012, Marco Polo debuted to dismal reviews — THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman called it "a middling mess, complete with random accents, slow story and kung fu" — and little buzz.

The drama, produced by The Weinstein Co., featured a global cast that included Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role with Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. The second season launched quietly July 1, with options on the cast set to expire at year's end. Sources tell THR that the series, across both seasons, was responsible for a $200 million loss to the streaming giant. Sources say the decision to not move forward with a third season of Marco Polo was a joint one between Netflix and TWC.

"We want to thank and are grateful to our partners on Marco Polo from the actors, whose performances were enthralling and top-notch; to the committed producers, including John Fusco, Dan Minahan, Patrick Macmanus, and their crew, who poured their hearts into the series; and of course Harvey [Weinstein], David [Glasser] and our friends at TWC, who were great collaborators from start to finish," Netflix vp original content Cindy Holland said Monday in a statement.

Added Weinstein Co. co-chairman Weinstein, who with showrunner Fusco suggested they would soon be reteaming for another similarly themed drama in the works: "Netflix has been incredible to give us the room to make a series with a cast true to every principle of diversity. It’s a bold network that allows you to do that and support us in the way that Netflix did. As many people know, Asian history and the world of martial arts have fascinated me for all of my career — I’ve made many movies around these topics and this genre, and now this TV show I’m so proud of. John has been a great partner and we're both fascinated to continue exploring this exciting period in history on future projects together."

Noted Fusco: "Harvey and I have a love for this kind of history — we had a fantastic cast, fantastic creative team and crew, and shooting in Malaysia was a privilege. We're working on an idea right now in a similar space that we're very excited about."

The news comes months after Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told THR in a roundtable discussion with other executives that Marco Polo had done "what it was supposed to do." "Marco Polo is one of those shows for us [where viewership doesn't matter to international audiences]," he said. "It's hugely popular all throughout Asia and Europe, and there's a lot of focus on if your neighbors might be watching it. And it's really irrelevant because it's doing what it's supposed to do."

Marco Polo joins a short list of series that have been canceled at the streaming giant that also includes Bloodline, which will end with its upcoming third season, as well as Hemlock Grove, which also wrapped after three seasons.

Other shows awaiting word on their future at Netflix include The Get Down, which still needs to air the second half of its freshman season, Easy and Between.

For The Weinstein Co., Marco Polo marks a far cry of where the independent studio is with its television arm right now. The studio has focused more recently on high-level projects from big-name directors including Amazon's David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore as well as Matthew Weiner's follow-up to Mad Men. Both projects were picked up straight to series.


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- ... ons-955561

My guess is after what has occurred neither of the bolded parts of the article will ever happen and Netflix will never work with the Weinstein company again.


Thanks didn't know the Weinstein Co connection. does help explain the why a bit more along with the cost of making it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:00 am
 


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There’s a documentary series from back in the day I’m glad to see. It’s called Football Factories and it’s about the bad old days in English football and the wars between the old firms of English football clubs. It’s interesting and sad at the same time.


Finished it about a week ago. I loved it and enjoyed the old "top boys" comments and remembrances.


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