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Rhys W

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #125 on: November 25, 2008, 11:08:47 pm »
I was on the edge of my seat with that one! Fantastic! Next week's episode looks even better.

The bit with the secret bunker reminded me of Lost before it went silly.

gonzo

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #126 on: November 26, 2008, 11:10:38 am »
Wind turbines next week will presumably offer something different to what would have been seen years ago?

border-rider

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #127 on: November 26, 2008, 11:47:17 am »
I hope they know how to use 11 kV  :)

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #128 on: November 26, 2008, 11:52:25 am »
I'm finding myself wondering what sort of time scale the series is progressing along. After two episodes, how long has it been since the outbreak? Days or weeks?


Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #129 on: November 26, 2008, 11:56:56 am »
A few weeks I think.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #130 on: November 26, 2008, 12:47:09 pm »
Slightly OT....

I was sent home yesterday with a bad cold (Man Flu) my nearest and dearest spent the whole evening asking about lumps under the arms, whether I was goingto survive long enough to watchthe programme and how she was going to spend the insurance!

Nice to know she cares!

Then I fell asleep and missed it!




simonp

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #131 on: November 26, 2008, 11:28:08 pm »
I have a lump under my RIGHT arm.

Should I be worried?  ::-)

alan

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #132 on: November 27, 2008, 08:58:45 am »
See your doctor unless the lump is your wallet

annie

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #133 on: November 27, 2008, 09:06:01 am »
I have a lump under my RIGHT arm.

Should I be worried?  ::-)


Go to the docs. :thumbsup:

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #134 on: November 27, 2008, 10:48:11 pm »
I don't like the new Survivors.

It took me a while to realise what it was. Then it dawned on me. In the original series, it was so raw, badly acted and basic, it felt "real" - almost like a documentary, like something that someone had shot with their own camera. It made it real and I was able to empathise, and was genuinely spooked by it.

The new one - it's Just another End of World film much like I am Legend. It's polished, glitzy and too, well unbelievable.

There were a couple of episodes in the original first series, that were shown to us at school; as part of our Sociology studies (what would now be PSE). One was the episode "Law and Order" where they executed someone.

Frankly, I can't see the current series being so ground breaking, and I probably won't bother with the rest - I've seen it all before... :(

Flying_Monkey

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #135 on: November 28, 2008, 09:00:36 am »
I think it's a bit early to tell whether it will take any risks yet. I hope given its post-9pm slot that it will. If is doesn't I will be disappointed. Anyway, for every 'Law and Order' there were at least two episodes of the original Survivors that were about planting vegetables!

Really Ancien

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #136 on: November 28, 2008, 09:07:42 am »
I think it's a bit early to tell whether it will take any risks yet. I hope given its post-9pm slot that it will. If is doesn't I will be disappointed. Anyway, for every 'Law and Order' there were at least two episodes of the original Survivors that were about planting vegetables!

Actually in a 'Survivors' society we would all squabble about who had memorised all the Trivial Pursuit questions and play a hell of a lot of Pictionary.

Damon.

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #137 on: November 28, 2008, 09:24:09 am »
I think it's a bit early to tell whether it will take any risks yet. I hope given its post-9pm slot that it will. If is doesn't I will be disappointed. Anyway, for every 'Law and Order' there were at least two episodes of the original Survivors that were about planting vegetables!

I thought that yon vapid girly and Broke-Leg Bob had plenty of risk about it - I quite liked how we were initially lead to think that she was a strumpet and Bob an oaf, then that she was a victim and Bob a predator, and we're still not sure either way.  That sort of sexual trade is a quite real and squicky prospect in a PAW. 
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Rhys W

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #138 on: November 28, 2008, 10:14:31 am »
I think the whole sexual tension angle is very well done. There's always an undercurrent - the doctor-crim-playboy triangle, the undeniable allure of a leader (Abby). In a PAW, people will still want to shag each other, possibly even more than usual.

Flying_Monkey

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #139 on: November 28, 2008, 12:02:58 pm »
I think it's a bit early to tell whether it will take any risks yet. I hope given its post-9pm slot that it will. If is doesn't I will be disappointed. Anyway, for every 'Law and Order' there were at least two episodes of the original Survivors that were about planting vegetables!

I thought that yon vapid girly and Broke-Leg Bob had plenty of risk about it - I quite liked how we were initially lead to think that she was a strumpet and Bob an oaf, then that she was a victim and Bob a predator, and we're still not sure either way.  That sort of sexual trade is a quite real and squicky prospect in a PAW. 

That's true - and I think it's worth bearing in mind that it would take a bit of time for all the enforced kinds of inhibitions to break down amongst adults or mutate into new forms... it's the kids I would be scared of. City of God anyone?

Martin

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #140 on: December 02, 2008, 10:55:55 pm »
It was much better this week

Julian

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #141 on: December 02, 2008, 11:00:35 pm »
I don't like the new Survivors.

It took me a while to realise what it was. Then it dawned on me. In the original series, it was so raw, badly acted and basic, it felt "real" - almost like a documentary, like something that someone had shot with their own camera. It made it real and I was able to empathise, and was genuinely spooked by it.

The new one - it's Just another End of World film much like I am Legend. It's polished, glitzy and too, well unbelievable.

There were a couple of episodes in the original first series, that were shown to us at school; as part of our Sociology studies (what would now be PSE). One was the episode "Law and Order" where they executed someone.

Frankly, I can't see the current series being so ground breaking, and I probably won't bother with the rest - I've seen it all before... :(

I think we've just had the "Law and Order" episode, so the current series probably is as groundbreaking.  :)

I didn't see the original, but I'm being quite adequately spooked by the current one. 

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #142 on: December 02, 2008, 11:03:56 pm »
I'm enjoying it but I'm missing the 'survival' bit. As has been said, nobody amongst the central group seems to be thinking about defence, food, water, power etc. I wouldn't want that side of it to be neglected completely at the expense of the human relations side. I'm sure it will come in future episode.

I enjoyed the trial, I wonder how long it would be before courts, crime, sentences etc. would emerge.

bikenerd

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #143 on: December 02, 2008, 11:10:32 pm »
Does anyone know where the main location was this week, with Abby and the ex-minister?  Some sort of alternative energy centre?
And does anyone know what the aerial shot of the "secret facility" is actually of?  The place where they're cooking up the vaccine.

We're enjoying it muchly.  Some good TV on at the moment such as the Devil's Whore over on Channel 4.

Martin

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #144 on: December 02, 2008, 11:12:26 pm »
Does anyone know where the main location was this week, with Abby and the ex-minister?  Some sort of alternative energy centre?

probably the CAT; went there about 15 years ago; seems a lot bigger now

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although it might just be the Coed y Brenin visitor centre

toekneep

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #145 on: December 02, 2008, 11:14:03 pm »
Unless they have completely rebuilt it I don't think it was CAT. There are other ecology type places these days, it might have been one of them.

Martin

Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #146 on: December 02, 2008, 11:15:43 pm »
maybe; this is a BBC Manchester production (ish) so round those parts?

toekneep

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #147 on: December 02, 2008, 11:19:53 pm »
Of course it could have been a composite of many sites, the main refectory type room could have been anywhere but the amphitheatre wasn't anything I recognised from CAT. I am ashamed to admit that I never thought of the obvious survival ploy of making for a ready made eco site. Having said that, there might be a bit of hostile competition for such ready made infrastructures.

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #148 on: December 03, 2008, 08:22:25 am »
I think my plans under such circumstances would very much depend on exactly what sort of percentage of people had survived the virus.  ISTR the scientists in the SEEKRIT BUNKER talking about "less than 1%" but that's still 600,000 people.  Way too many for me to be considering anything other than making for a very remote, very secure location for a few years.

Given that the survivor attrition rate would be monumentally high in the first six months, I'd be comfortable traveling about a bit after a couple of years (if I made it).  Shame that by that stage, most of the good stuff would be looted, burned and otherwise spoiled.

This series is quite good, but I'd like to see more emphasis on the practical problems that they're starting to face (lack of water, electricity and fresh food).  The storyline is concentrating almost completely on the human and emotional struggle, leaving the practical to one side.

Having said that, I suppose it doesn't make as good telly.  It's like I'm a nonentity, in as much as nobody cares what they're going through sleeping out inna wet jungle.  They're more interested in whether the model with the big tits is going to snog the vacuous ex-boy band member...

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Re: Survivors remake
« Reply #149 on: December 03, 2008, 08:29:21 am »
I would like to see a bit more realism as well. The ex minister in her pressed white trouser suit and perfectly groomed hair looked a bit ridiculous. Even more silly is the state of those who have no electricity, how exactly are they managing to iron their clothes every day?

Having said that, I can't wait for the next episode.