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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 1:25:45 PM PDT
Donna says:
I have assumed this too, that men like the exploration stuff and women the characters and relationships more. However I for one woman, like both together. I loved the Stargates for that reason: it has both. I loved BSG because it has battles and relationships. I am reading now a Zombie series, more military than anything else but it does well with relationships too. It is called The Gathering Dead, Left With The Dead (A "Gathering Dead" Novella) and The Rising Horde, Volume One (Sequel to "The Gathering Dead") and The Rising Horde, Volume Two (Sequel to "The Gathering Dead") and on and on. I am a woman, non military, but I like the action, the suspense (will he or she or won't he/she be eaten by the Zombies?).

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 1:31:39 PM PDT
Speaking of zombies, The Walking Dead.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 1:40:29 PM PDT
Donna says:
YES! This July they are having a preview of the coming season to get us all frothing at the mouth for the fall show. I love that show, both action and relationships.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 3:13:27 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
Not quality sci fi but tolerable with Zombies, but again been there, done that. Zombies eat your brains, so you shoot them in the head. Then you hide while thousands come after you. A show like Prometheus I would enjoy more. As for books, Neal Asher a lot, China Meiville sometimes and if you never read Preston and Childs Cabinet of Curiosities you are missing one great book. You will not be able to put it down. Not completely sci fi, but one of the best books I ever read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 5:10:33 PM PDT
Donna says:
You dismiss The Zombie books and TV's Walking Dead as just killing Z's but the Walking Dead for one, has a lot of character development. I don't like stories without it.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 5:45:48 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
I know and that is why all people are different. I have seen a dozen zombie movies and they are common, time for some new ideas. But that's me.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 5:52:25 PM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
No one's mentioned Eureka. I was shocked that there's actually a fifth season now. I thought that there would be one or two episodes to wrap up the cliffhanger. I'm a little saddened too, since I thought Doulas Fargo and Felicia Day would wind up together.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 5:55:08 PM PDT
Hard to believe that fine acting and writing is around the premise of zombies, but it is true. I refused to see it, until it won a few excellent reviews by people who also think zombies are stupid. So, I saw the first part, and then I was hooked. You care so much about the characters, even the evil, bad guys. That was the first season. Then second was lacking some things. Really like the Asian guy.
As for Cabinet of the Curiosities, it is one of the finest books around. The series has been getting watered down, but, still love Pendergast. China Meilville is good, no doubt about it. But, not all the time, as you have said, J. Scwharz.
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash. Did not like the Baroque Trilogy and Anathem. Am trying to get through Reamde. I liked the old Neal with his totally insane, but funny, characters. Adored Cryptonomicon.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 6:00:27 PM PDT
C.J. Vasta,
Why are you shocked about the 5th season? Do you think it not as much fun as it was?
Also, has Primeval been mentioned? Again, the beginning two years were great. Now, not so much.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 6:14:29 PM PDT
Donna says:
It is the last season for Eureka. It is entertaining but not up there with the best. But you are right, it deserves mention.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 6:25:22 PM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
I said I shocked that there was a 5th season. I assumed the 4th Season was the last and that there were one or two episodes left.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 6:58:00 PM PDT
I can't wait to check out Lost Girl. So is it available on syfy or do I need to order dvds from Canada to check it out? Thanks for letting me know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 7:20:35 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
Currently running on syfy Mon. at 10 EST. I don't know if there are any DVDs out yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 7:24:41 PM PDT
Donna says:
It is in second season, running on Syfy. I am trying to record all so maybe they rerun first? I don't know. I have not watched it yet, don't want to jump in before I watch first season. Not on Netflix, maybe Amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 7:27:11 PM PDT
Donna says:
Season One is available to buy on Amazon. Doesn't look like it can be streamed.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 7:43:27 PM PDT
I think American TV is sort of following along the line of BBC with shorter seasons. Perhaps that's because if a show doesn't work out, they opt out of making it. The down side to that is that it doesn't give it enough time to gather an audience, and sometimes a show grows slowly like the X-Files, or whatever.

Yes, I'm looking forward to Falling Skies, the two hour season opener begins this Sunday. I too enjoy The Walking Dead a lot, and have kept up with the comics, although it differs from the TV series, and like Donna said, a lot of characterization. Some complain too much, and want more action, although I'm fine with the way it is most of the time. I've very excited about the Fall season coming up though, and I read online where they found someone to play the govenor. There's a spinoff book to the Walking Dead about him I'd like to read.

I wondered if anyone had seen any of the new Tron: Uprising on the Disney Channel. It's already begun, I think it airs Thursdays. Here's a link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1812523/

Warehouse 13 is supposed to start up in July.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 7:55:36 PM PDT
I saw the 1st episode, but it did not fascinate me, Tron.
Falling Skies, I liked.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 8:09:33 PM PDT
Donna says:
yep, Lost Girl is Lost Girl - Complete Season 1 - 4-DVD Set ( Lost Girl - Complete Season One ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.4 Import - Australia]

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 9:21:31 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
If its non USA format then we can't see it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 9:31:30 PM PDT
Donna says:
Canadian.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 9:52:03 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
You posted Region 4, but we are Region 1, so you are saying there is also a Canadian version in Region 1 format?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 12:08:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 12:09:04 PM PDT
Donna says:
There is one that says "NON USA verson" and one that does not.Lost Girl: The Complete Season 1 is the USA.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 2:01:09 PM PDT
Donna says:
Lost Girl: The Complete Season 1

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 2:53:32 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
I've been watching it every week, so no need to buy the DVD. Still watching DA, and loving it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 3:09:01 PM PDT
Donna says:
I was putting it up there for others asking about it.
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