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Re: TV Show Chatter Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 5:59 pm
by cmdrajd
I'm not a CSI watcher, but, as a Mythbusters fan, I tracked down the Adam and Jamie cameo. I will definitely be watching next week.

Re: TV Show Chatter Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 3:48 am
by Meneks
Law and Order fan here, not CSI. However, am a big Mythbusters fan. Definitely will be looking for the episode on Wednesday!

Re: TV Show Chatter Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:25 am
by borgcrazy
Being a huge CSI and Mythbusters fan, I can say that my inner nerd fanboy is completely pleased with that "crossover" (of sorts). They not only referenced the CSI episode and showed cameo clip of CSI (repeatedly), it turns out it was the CSI episode that got the fans begging and demanding the 'Busters to test it. It took everything I had not to laugh out loud in a fit of nerdgasmic pleasure! I can't remember the last time I had that much fun simply watching TV...

Re: TV Show Chatter Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:55 am
by cmdrajd
I watched the episode last night, and I only have one word.

Flamethrower.


:D

Re: TV Show Chatter Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:47 pm
by Mad Lensman
I have a piece of buster somewhere here - AN original piece I am told by the certificate.... but I don't believe that for a moment. There are a lot of test dummy pieces in the world, but I couldn't have been fleeced by that wonderful institution Ebay could I? :shock:

Re: TV Show Chatter Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:53 pm
by cmdrajd
Fleeced on eBay? Never. :roll:

Re: TV Show Chatter Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:13 pm
by b-guy
Sanctuary

I didn't really pay any attention to this show for a while. It's been out long enough that it's getting ready for Season 4, though the seasons are only 13 episodes anyway. (Except for Season 3, which has over 20). It stars Amanda Tapping, who also starred in Stargate SG-1 and it just so happens that Sanctuary is an entirely Canadian production. Not 'Made in the USA but shot in Canada', actually Canadian. The main effect of their lower budget is that most of their sets are CG, with actors screened in (a la Lexx), however it's done well enough that you rarely notice. That said, I've been enjoying since I started watching it.

The overall premise is that there are groups of beings called Abnormals, everything from vampires & werewolves to weird shimp and animals that seem like they should be on another planet, but come from good old Earth. Helen Magnus, played by Tapping, is head of an organization called the Sanctuary Network, which is dedicated to providing a safe haven for those Abnormals that are sentient and collecting/studying those that aren't. She recruits a brainy young man in the premiere episode to help her out, and is assisted by her daughter Ashley and her assistant/secretary/butler, a Bigfoot-type Abnormal.

The writing is decent, they have some great storylines and many of the supporting cast are SUPERB! One character especially, an incarnation of Nikola Tessla, usually has be in stitches, just because he's such an obnoxious, science-professor type. (Actually, in many ways, he's what I was thinking for Dr. Strobnick, but far more to the extreme.)

Some of the stories are a bit blah, especially in the first season, as is to be expected. However, the first season finale, going into the first few episodes of Season 2 were fantastic. Ditto for the season 2/3 transition. I'm still working through Season 3, however they've done a couple of things that really held my attention.

I think my biggest criticism of the show is that they seem to borrow a lot of ideas. Dr. Zimmerman, Magnus' new assitant, is very much like Dr. Jackson in the Stargate universe. They also end up visiting an advanced, underground city that really, really reminds me of D'Ni in the Myst series. And, of course, any series involved in vampires and werewolves is going to have a lot of elements that people have seen before.

That said, it's definately a show worth checking out.