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    Default New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    So today Katee Sackhoff (aka Starbucks BSG) tweeted about this new sci-fi show, Another Life, beginning at the end of the month.

    Never heard about this until today, I'll do some research and see what it's about. Always a little on the edge with Netflix and their reputation of killing shows after 2-3 seasons.
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    I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to—I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more.

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    Spoiler:
    I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to—I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more.

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    this, was pretty bad

    where to begin?

    it as so many lifts and borrowed bits from almost every other sci fi show there is.

    the engine room looks like something from a 19th century steam shop

    the chief engineer seems to not know how human reproduction works

    the show reminds me of the low budget stuff syfy used to put on to fill gaps in between seasons of their bigger shows

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    I watched this, of course, because of Katee Sackhoff. She looks amazing, she's definitely been hitting the gym a lot.

    I'm 8 episodes in (out of 10). Is it great sci-fi? Not sure, but I think it's at least pretty good sci-fi, especially considering it's on a streaming network with probably not a huge budget. It has some interesting ideas and entertaining crew dynamics.

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    I binged through it yesterday.

    The first four episodes were atrocious, just an absolutely awful mishmash of sci-fi cliches, blended together in the most horribly boring and irritating way they could possibly have imagined, magnified by some really terrible acting.

    And then at episode 5, it took a sharp turn and actually became watchable. I actually found myself enjoying it, and by the time the season ended, honestly hoping for a season 2.

    Really weirdly unbalanced show.
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees, the shade of which they know they will never sit in. Good people do things for other people. That's it, the end." -- Penelope Wilton in Ricky Gervais's After Life

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    I binged through it yesterday.

    The first four episodes were atrocious, just an absolutely awful mishmash of sci-fi cliches, blended together in the most horribly boring and irritating way they could possibly have imagined, magnified by some really terrible acting.

    And then at episode 5, it took a sharp turn and actually became watchable. I actually found myself enjoying it, and by the time the season ended, honestly hoping for a season 2.

    Really weirdly unbalanced show.
    netflix has been pretty liberal with doing multiple season deals on their 'originals'. i dont know if they have ever cancelled a previously approved second season due to ratings/reviews though, so you will probably get the s2

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    and why are aliens always naked in bad sci fi? indicator of the budget? that bat like alien in the cave. how is it that civilization had AI and built cities yet went around undressed?

    maybe i missed it with a heavy finger on the FF button, but probably not

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    Quote Originally Posted by magi877 View Post
    and why are aliens always naked in bad sci fi?
    Grumpy Thor is not amused

    Thor1.jpg
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees, the shade of which they know they will never sit in. Good people do things for other people. That's it, the end." -- Penelope Wilton in Ricky Gervais's After Life

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    Wanted to wait until some of you commented and I only looked at the general score on the web, which was a bad 4.3/10.

    Couple things were odd. Wasn't sure exactly what lvl of tech these guys had, at first the interior looked like a modern version of the ISS and but then FTL and other crazy advanced ship systems.

    On the first episode I prayed that this wasn't going to be another Nightflyer, the most horrendous series I've watched in the past decade. The AI, mature and horror-ish series, looked very similar. Chaka was scared.

    The intro was a copy paste of SGU's, made me smile and I actually appreciated this insignificant detail.

    My issue with Kathee is just like her recent space movie I have a hard time watching her as lead commander of a mission. IDK it just seems like she doesn't fit this particular role, maybe she's stuck in an eternal Starbucks for me.

    I don't mind seeing "revisited concepts" because that's how creativity works, just like music, if done right. Overall I would say I enjoyed it, it's a fresh and mature show, and even though we've all seen those concepts before (Annihilation vibe for the artifact or The Arrival) I think it was chaotic but well done nonetheless.

    I'm not seeing how this show can survive the critics, the intense swearing and most of all Netflix waiting around the corner with a 2 handed battle axe. Not to mention dark sci fi shows are rarely a hit with the mainstream. I give it 2 seasons on the most hopeful scenario, but I would totally watch it. Others? IDK.
    Spoiler:
    I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to—I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more.

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by magi877 View Post
    netflix has been pretty liberal with doing multiple season deals on their 'originals'. i dont know if they have ever cancelled a previously approved second season due to ratings/reviews though, so you will probably get the s2
    You're right. Reviews and ratings are irrelevant for Netflix business model but still they could decide to cancel, who knows. Netflix profits from new subscriptions. People buy a few months to watch a new show then leave.
    Spoiler:
    I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to—I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more.

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    Apart from a handful of shows, Netflix is terrible about cancelling their shows after one or two seasons. All they're interested in is the buzz to pull in new subscribers, and once they're aboard, forget it.

    And good luck if you're a woman, POC, or non-hetero.

    https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/dive...hows-canceled/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaka-Z0 View Post
    You're right. Reviews and ratings are irrelevant for Netflix business model but still they could decide to cancel, who knows. Netflix profits from new subscriptions. People buy a few months to watch a new show then leave.
    they will probably go through with he season 2- who knows, it could be a lot better then s1. that has been true, imo, with other nf originals, like TRAVELERS

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    any threads for NF's german made DARK here? i did a search, but not seeing anything

    of course, that means nothing...

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    I enjoyed season 1, and am hoping for season 2.

    The alien look clothed to me, https://nypdecider.files.wordpress.c...rip=all&w=1236

    I wonder what the Achaia are planning. It doesn't appear to be the complete destruction of a species, afterall there were some Zakir present on their home planet until Salvar destroyed the artifact.

    I know this is unlikely but it would be great, if we get a season 2, they show what happened on Zakirian, via the knowledge they gain from their AI, or the whole of the AI manage to escape Zakarian before it was destroyed aboard the Salvar.

    even through the above idea would be atrociously expensive I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowles2 View Post
    I enjoyed season 1, and am hoping for season 2.

    The alien look clothed to me, https://nypdecider.files.wordpress.c...rip=all&w=1236

    I wonder what the Achaia are planning. It doesn't appear to be the complete destruction of a species, afterall there were some Zakir present on their home planet until Salvar destroyed the artifact.

    I know this is unlikely but it would be great, if we get a season 2, they show what happened on Zakirian, via the knowledge they gain from their AI, or the whole of the AI manage to escape Zakarian before it was destroyed aboard the Salvar.

    even through the above idea would be atrociously expensive I'm sure.
    I honestly have no clue where the naked alien comment came from, unless we both missed something?

    Achaia = Goa'uld to me, their tech and motives look similar complete with the bug-in-the-head part. I don't think your idea would be atrociously expensive and I think it's worth exploring.

    As for the weird Alien you linked a pic of, anybody else got a Labyrinth of Pan vibe from that scene? I also hope we get a S02 but I'm not hopeful for a long-lasting series because of Netflix.
    Spoiler:
    I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to—I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaka-Z0 View Post
    I honestly have no clue where the naked alien comment came from, unless we both missed something?
    The Zakirian alien in the cave wasn't wearing anything, I don't think. Although it didn't really register for me, it's a CGI alien--why would it conform to our conceptions of modesty?
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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    The Zakirian alien in the cave wasn't wearing anything, I don't think. Although it didn't really register for me, it's a CGI alien--why would it conform to our conceptions of modesty?
    So it was about that alien. Unsure what impression I would've got for that birdy-alien if he was wearing sneakers and a white tank top but okay
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    I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to—I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more.

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    Default Re: New show "Another Life" July 25th on Netflix

    Katee Sackhoff tweeted that Another Life has been renewed for a second season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnoel809 View Post
    Katee Sackhoff tweeted that Another Life has been renewed for a second season.
    I know, I'm so excited! I liked the first season, it's a very interesting show in terms of mysteries and understanding their technological level.

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    Have to admit, I'm a little surprised that this got a season 2 pickup. While I found that the show improved so much in its second half that I'm happy that it did get renewed, I would not at all have been surprised to learn that a lot of people didn't watch that far and that the show was ending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnoel809 View Post
    Katee Sackhoff tweeted that Another Life has been renewed for a second season.
    I'm glad to hear that. I hope they take this opportunity to improve the universe and bring more details to it in season 2 and put more thought into it.
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