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Awesome show, can't wait to get started on the second season.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 14:57 (one year ago) link

About to watch S1E1 which is free, I guess.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 16:23 (one year ago) link

Gus?

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 18:33 (one year ago) link

Thanks for starting the thread Leee! I was very taken by this show. Article about the deepfakes they pull off in S2 here

Third season has already started filming and I'm very excited that it will cover the 90s and Mars!

Vinnie, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 23:46 (one year ago) link

Does anyone else think Gordo looks kinda like Ron Swanson with that mustache in S2?

that's not my post, Thursday, 8 July 2021 01:38 (one year ago) link

heard Michael Dorman from Patriot is in it so automatic add to watch list

Happy to see the thread. I'll try not to spoil until enough folks here have seen S1.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 8 July 2021 04:12 (one year ago) link

Love this show, the attention to detail is both brilliant and never overwhelms the story.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 8 July 2021 12:55 (one year ago) link

s2e1, lol at Margo's chili hair.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Thursday, 8 July 2021 18:08 (one year ago) link

I wholly attribute the single pop-culture alt-history bit that keeps popping up to Ron Moore’s boomerism (as some here have already heard me mention)

mh, Thursday, 8 July 2021 18:32 (one year ago) link

Trying not to read the thread yet. Just watched "Red Moon." Great stuff, right in my wheelhouse. See you soon. Now entering LOS.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 July 2021 22:39 (one year ago) link

i just realized i have hardly watched any s2

:O

will start putting that right tonight

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 8 July 2021 23:18 (one year ago) link

Cape cookie sighting early on, S1E2!

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 July 2021 05:13 (one year ago) link

This is really good, says I after watching three episodes.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 July 2021 20:40 (one year ago) link

Real James is correct in his description.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 July 2021 20:40 (one year ago) link

Season 2 Gordo is a thing of beauty (beauty = sadness)

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 July 2021 20:42 (one year ago) link

S1 = TOS cowboy/cowgirl lawlessness
S2 = TNG apex of bureaucratization (at least 2 episodes in)

As for Gordo: Damn this show for making me empathize with an ex-jock has-been!

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Saturday, 10 July 2021 00:52 (one year ago) link

oh when we were talking about fact v fiction

i forgot add for anyone who is unfamilliar, Molly Cobb’s character is based on aviator/Mercury legend & badass Jerrie Cobb (who rules) - S1E4 is dedicated to her

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerrie_Cobb

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 July 2021 01:21 (one year ago) link

The story about the big rocket at the very end of S1

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 10 July 2021 03:45 (one year ago) link

Another weird fact vs. fiction which is a small S2 spoiler: Ellen Wilson seemed likely to be based on Sally Ride (particularly keeping her sexuality private), but then Sally Ride also becomes a character on the show!

Vinnie, Saturday, 10 July 2021 04:24 (one year ago) link

This is so good, says I 1/3 of the way through S1.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 July 2021 18:56 (one year ago) link

:D

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 11 July 2021 19:25 (one year ago) link

WVB stuff is incredibly well done imho

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 July 2021 20:19 (one year ago) link

Probably didn't need to hide that, but who knows.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 July 2021 20:24 (one year ago) link

James: agreed -- I thought it a very important thing to show people who are urbane and charming were capable of being complicit in atrocities, and also the human cost of scientific progress.

S2: early on when Tracy eyes Danny all grown up, it was REALLY uncomfortable because of the smaller age difference between the actors.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Sunday, 11 July 2021 22:39 (one year ago) link

Yes, at first I thought they were going to shy away from von Braun's past, but they really DID NOT

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 12 July 2021 08:13 (one year ago) link

If I may go there, while there are some obligatory retro quotation marks, all the personal emotional relationship stuff is deeply, um, relatable, those quotation marks are not at all of the moronic ironic scary variety, as someone like our old friend Momus may have described them.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:57 (one year ago) link

Feel like maybe that is TMI. We don’t talk about those things.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 20:01 (one year ago) link

Houston, how long until that TMI?

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 20:01 (one year ago) link

can you re-state it in a less oblique way? sorry to be dim but idgi

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 20:53 (one year ago) link

Sorry I was obfuscating. Just feel like the characters aren't just stranded in their fate in the alternate timeline past. There is some bit of self-awareness in them under the uptightness. Which seems to have been done pretty carefully, so they seem both of their time but more up to date as well. I imagine this becomes more apparent later, I am only in the episode after "Hi, Bob." Don't know if I have explained any better this time around, sorry.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 21:17 (one year ago) link

Maybe I just don’t watch enough tv these days and every show already does a good job of avoid this trap 🪤 I imagined while I was suffering from space isolation

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 21:31 (one year ago) link

Or, to paraphrase what I think JM said on this thread or maybe it was the other, I came for the tech fetish but stayed for the characters.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 21:34 (one year ago) link

Okay, maybe I didn't want to go there, but I am especially relating to some of the stuff about being married and being a parent, the way it is handled.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 22:01 (one year ago) link

the parenting / marriage stuff is so good, and it just gets more impressive/affecting/devastating as it goes

i know Moore only had a hand in writing a few episodes but careerwise his strength as a show runner & writer has always been his ability find the humanity in characters over beating you over the head w tech/concept

the writers are never so locked into the era/concept that they ever deny a character’s ability to respond like a human person

it’s a really underrated quality

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 22:27 (one year ago) link

i bawled my damn eyes out over s2e3, let alone s1 — will need tear duct surgery soon if they keep it up

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 23:03 (one year ago) link

Roger, VG, you are go on that TMI.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 23:33 (one year ago) link

Showing the consequences on the characters' personal lives is a strong theme, and I think it's handled very well. Sci-fi as a genre doesn't have the best track record with it either

Vinnie, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 23:51 (one year ago) link

Watching this episode now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clvrPmTx4n4

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 23:54 (one year ago) link

Also wanted to say it was driving me crazy wondering who that actor was until I saw in the credits it was James Urbaniak.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 00:17 (one year ago) link

So my ickiness at Tracy ogling Danny gets doubled down on in s2e7 when Danny kisses Karen.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 00:46 (one year ago) link

Just you wait

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 01:32 (one year ago) link

Just finished S1. Now to see what this S2 is all about.

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 03:05 (one year ago) link

I get the impression that the creators of this show definitely watched Halt and Catch Fire. And it’s not just the parallel Gordons.

mh, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:29 (one year ago) link

Just you wait

Hah ikr. Also, s2e8: THAT ENDING. OMFG talk about nightmare fuel.

Gemini Cricket (Leee), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:59 (one year ago) link

S2E1 was kind of big adjustment for me but now getting into it

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 23:16 (one year ago) link

yeah its weird getting used to seeing Ed wuth a few extra pounds & riding a desk

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 23:32 (one year ago) link

I get the impression that the creators of this show definitely watched Halt and Catch Fire.

Another show I completely adored

Vinnie, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 23:51 (one year ago) link

wow yeah the gordos are definitely of a piece

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 23:59 (one year ago) link

Love this show, I feel one of the connections with Halt & Catch Fire is (for me) unfortunate and that's being a bit bashed over the head with seemingly unconnected period music, HEY it's the SIXTIES! Sitars!!! Jumping Jack Flash!!

Although that one Petula Clark song they chose was rad.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 15 July 2021 00:36 (one year ago) link

It’s strange how little China figures into this show. Does the survival of the Soviet Union mean that China is somehow kept from rising?

In the beginning montage of season 3, episode 1 there's a newspaper headline with a clear "China set to open first moon base next month" headline dated 1987.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 22 August 2022 21:58 (three months ago) link

lol that's some attention to detail!

that's not my post, Monday, 22 August 2022 22:22 (three months ago) link

pvmic lol

Was this to me? lol I swear I'm not trying to be contrarian.

we talkin bout praxis (Leee), Monday, 22 August 2022 23:52 (three months ago) link

no we just often end up at opposite ends of the spectrum in tv viewing etc, i like it!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2022 00:10 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I know VG doesn’t like for me to mention other shows on this thread but I just came to say that I am currently getting a Gordo fix by watching Patriot for the first time.

Misirlou Sunset (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 22:24 (two months ago) link

i need to do that

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 22:56 (two months ago) link

It’s so good, some absolutely astonishing sequences, and he is great in it.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 23:55 (two months ago) link

To muddy the waters further, his brother is played by the same actor who plays Ricken on Severance.

Misirlou Sunset (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 00:55 (two months ago) link

talented family!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 00:55 (two months ago) link

Indeed. Syd Straw’s significant other is in it too.

Misirlou Sunset (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 01:17 (two months ago) link

When you’re ready, there is a Patriot thread since awesome shows should have a thread

Patriot on Amazon Prime: Let me Walk You Through Our Donnely Nut Spacing

that's not my post, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 01:19 (two months ago) link

Was wondering, thanks!

Misirlou Sunset (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 01:24 (two months ago) link

Ricken also is an Imam(?) on Ramy.

Kim Wipers - Youth in America (Leee), Wednesday, 5 October 2022 03:53 (two months ago) link

wait a fucking minute here

Gordo, like, Michael Dorman, is from fuckin NEW ZEALAND? 🤯

well his accent is on point bc i bought him as from Texas even back when i started & dnf Patriot

hat’s off

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 October 2022 01:43 (two months ago) link

which reminds me i need to try that Joe Pickett show he’s starred in recently

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 October 2022 01:45 (two months ago) link

Gordo, like, Michael Dorman, is from fuckin NEW ZEALAND? 🤯

He's in a great movie called "Triangle" where the entire rest of the cast is Australian, and they are all playing Americans. Weird to have an all Antipodean cast that's playing Americans.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 October 2022 01:50 (two months ago) link

talk of Gordo's new show reminded that (can't remember when reading thread ages if noted)

was amused by the fact that the biopic made about Gordo and Tracy starring Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan means that regardless of the erasure of the film The Right Stuff in that timeline, Dennis Quaid still got to play an astronaut called Gordo
cosmic balance and all that

H in Addis, Thursday, 6 October 2022 03:07 (two months ago) link

Starting to watch Triangle now, thanks. Seems to be a worthy addition to the thriller on a (sail)boat genre.

Rated “Blecchs” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 October 2022 03:21 (two months ago) link

And good call about DQ.

Rated “Blecchs” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 October 2022 03:21 (two months ago) link

I HAVE JUST REALISED GORDO WAS CHRISTIAN IN THE SECRET LIFE OF US WTF

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 6 October 2022 21:11 (two months ago) link

lol this guy is full of surprises!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 October 2022 21:14 (two months ago) link

Right now I would watch this dude in anything.

Rated “Blecchs” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 October 2022 23:41 (two months ago) link

= how i am feeling

plus he’s kinda hot? esp in patriot

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 7 October 2022 00:17 (two months ago) link

I recently watched the whole of excellent/ridiculous crime show BANSHEE starring Anthony Starr, now on The Boys, and he's another NZer whose accent work is astonishing.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 7 October 2022 01:35 (two months ago) link

We are three episodes into For All Mankind and loving it.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Friday, 7 October 2022 13:33 (two months ago) link

Enjoy! First season especially is the most pleasantly surprised I've been with a show in years.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 October 2022 13:40 (two months ago) link

This show is so good. It's like Mad Men had it's DNA replaced by GLOW.

There are some things I roll my eyes at once in a while, but its relentlessly positive vibe has just won me over. Who wants to nitpick when we are exploring space?

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Thursday, 13 October 2022 14:00 (one month ago) link

Exactly

Askeladd v. BMI (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:06 (one month ago) link

for real

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:39 (one month ago) link

Absolutely.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 14 October 2022 07:10 (one month ago) link

Man, Patriot is like watching a whole series based on “Hi Bob”/dinner club circuit Gordo.

We Have Never Been Secondary Modern (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 14 October 2022 23:17 (one month ago) link

haha that’s very true!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 15 October 2022 00:17 (one month ago) link

S1 E7-8. Holy shit, just devastating. What a show.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 01:37 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Haven't been giving episode by episode reaction here, but I'll just say this is one of my favorite shows I've ever seen. The ending of S1 was pretty amazing.

The S2 build up capped by the one-two punch of E9-10 was possibly even better. The end of episode 9 with the scene of the cosmonaut team climbing through the windows of Jamestown with AK-47s was just pure menace. And E10 was a masterclass in sustained tension even though I pretty much guessed the ending.

I like that the show does an excellent job of zigging when you think they are going to zag. I have noticed they like to really tease you by making you think a worse outcome is going to happen before pulling back, but they are so assured it works.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 02:53 (four weeks ago) link

Also, did not realize how much soap opera there was going to be or how much I wouldn't actually mind. Like some sort of space . . . opera.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 03:08 (four weeks ago) link

S3 E1 was the worst episode of the series by far. More ridiculous sentimental action in that one episode than in the previous two seasons. Felt like a later Game of Thrones episode. Hope the whole season isn't like this.

The Bankruptcy of the Planet of the Apes (PBKR), Sunday, 13 November 2022 13:07 (three weeks ago) link

Makes me feel better that your reaction is very similar to the reaction many of us had to S3.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 November 2022 14:15 (three weeks ago) link

You couldn’t pay me to watch S3

calstars, Sunday, 13 November 2022 14:34 (three weeks ago) link

It's not *that* bad. I'd watch it again if someone paid me.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 November 2022 14:36 (three weeks ago) link

Ha, yes, exactly.

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 November 2022 14:58 (three weeks ago) link

I wish the show had done another season set in the early ’70s before time jumping. Aside from being more fond of that era than the 80s, I liked the show best when its alternate history wasn’t so fantastic. Also, when had more relation to its advertising as a show about women astronauts. I don’t find the new cast as compelling as the original, so not looking forward to them taking over as the timeline gets further from the first season.

blatherskite, Monday, 14 November 2022 14:37 (three weeks ago) link

^OTM 100%

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 November 2022 17:19 (three weeks ago) link

My wife referred to S3 E1 as The Towering Inferno.

Molly in S3 E2 : Pacino in Scent of a Woman.

The show is bad now, but in kind of a fun way.

The Bankruptcy of the Planet of the Apes (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 03:01 (two weeks ago) link

Oh yeah, Danny Baldwin has all of the gravitas of James Hurly in Twin Peaks.

The Bankruptcy of the Planet of the Apes (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 03:12 (two weeks ago) link

Thought pretty much the same thing about S3 E2. Keep ‘em coming!

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 03:15 (two weeks ago) link

Oh yeah, Danny Baldwin has all of the gravitas of James Hurly in Twin Peaks.

lol good comparison. maybe Danny will give us some singing next season

Vinnie, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 04:42 (two weeks ago) link

OMG

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 06:56 (two weeks ago) link

Is next season when one of the Baldwins gets a cute little alien sidekick or is it TOO SOON?

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 06:58 (two weeks ago) link

My wife was dying at the scene of Danny glancing up at the statue of his parents outside NASA HQ, looking like a petulant teen who just got grounded.

The Bankruptcy of the Planet of the Apes (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 12:57 (two weeks ago) link


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