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Timbuktu

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  1. They are toying with my heart.
  2. Cool. I’m guessing Alex is still around since there isn’t the issues with the actor. As for this season, I’m fine with it and looking forward to the finale. I would say that it feels like second part of season 5 rather than it’s own season, the rhythm is probably better when considering the two together. I am happy for them to give time to characters and consider the aftermath of what happened last season. I still don’t get what they are doing with the prologues. The only real shame for me is them not managing to get Jared Harris back, even for a cameo. Guess we can blame Apple for that. And where are these shorts that get mentioned?
  3. Just ordered the last three books in the series to start reading once the show ends. Haven’t read the previous ones, reckon it’s easy to pick up directly after the show?
  4. As with Mando, They are at their best when they leaned into the influence from classics like Lawrence of Arabia/ Dances with wolves here.
  5. Found it at Gatwick WH Smith on Boxing Day. I agree that it can do with a revamp, but just hoping that it survives really. They probably don’t have the same level of resources they once did.
  6. I love Drummer. About Michio About the weird prologues
  7. I love the cinema too, but I wish this isn’t quite so popular so that I can find a screening that isn’t fully packed, just looking nearby and screenings are quite full even at 10am or 10pm. If restrictions kicks in from Boxing Day for indoor venues then I probably can’t catch this on the big screen. A shame that the nearby drive in has also closed.
  8. So of course they will have to redo it.
  9. Having this free to air is going to turn people off the sport.
  10. £19.99 for the season on iTunes is only slightly better.
  11. I wish they would bring Jared Harris back, and Apple’s Foundation budget with him for the last three books.
  12. I can’t imagine them starting a new service and not taking back the old Trek catalogue. I always revert back to those when I’m subscribed to Netflix, and I only subscribe when The Last Kingdom comes out, now they will both be gone
  13. Just saw one episode, but Dopesick seems really worth watching. Star has some great shows, Reservations Dogs for example, and loved Only Murders in the Building too.
  14. apologies, thanks for the heads up, edited with spoiler tag in what I think is in the right place now. also, quite enjoyed the History extra podcast on this afterwards. https://play.acast.com/s/historyextra/trialbycombat-therealhistorybehindthelastduel Spoilers towards the end of podcast obviously.
  15. I saw this a few weeks ago in cinema and really liked it. A bit sad that it didn’t do better in box office, it was hard to find screenings but the one I went to was almost full. A heads up that the Last Duel will be on Disney+ from Dec 1st in UK/Ireland (not US). https://whatsondisneyplus.com/the-last-duel-coming-soon-to-disney-uk-ireland/ Not having read about it didn’t expect the Rashomon structure. I liked that the first chapter was the most traditional hero’s journey, the second almost comic in places and the third almost tragic. The movie doesn’t leave much doubt which perspective we are supposed to align with.
  16. It wouldn’t surprise me if they had different writers rooms, there is little overlap between the storylines. Hopefully they realise this for next season. I would like some standalone episodes next season. sometimes It already feels like that in some sequences that work really well and is focused on a concept. There is no particular need to interweave storylines within episodes when they dont overlap in theme. Mythic Quest does this fantastically with their flash back episodes and Foundation is ripe for that as well. They did introduce the idea that the narrator is unreliable so maybe the Gaal (that’s her voice right?) speaking from the future doesn’t like Salvor and wants to make her sound stupid.
  17. I really liked this, a decent balance of comedy and drama. Just watched Mare of East town as well and it’s weird how they are similar in structuring the mystery despite being seemingly the opposite end of things in tone and this show manage to make me care about the characters just as much with half the time.
  18. I do really like the empire parts, Lee Pace and Laura Birn are great and the concepts are interesting. Perhaps it would have been a better for a show to just be focused from the empire perspectives. It would be a clearer departure from the books, just based on the universe rather than an adaptation, without that expectations and perhaps a smaller budget. A a sci fi i, Claudius but with the fall of empire could be decent and a show built around Lee Pace could have pulled it off. they have made more errors on the foundations side of things, but it’s not impossible for it to better. The Expanse took a while to get going too. Hopefully they realise where the show’s strengths are.
  19. I don’t know if it’s just me noticing these things more but I feel there are a lot more nuclear sub news since I started watching Vigil. Firstly Aukus, then the American sub bumping into something in the South China Sea; then now an American couple arrested for selling nuclear sub secrets. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58863678
  20. I am liking it, but mostly for the Empire side, while the Foundation itself is a bit lacking, which feels strange since the empire part is the show invention, I guess it’ll have to stick around for a while.
  21. Pleasantly surprised that I can watch these with Cantonese dub in the UK, as well as a Japanese. For most other things including What if… only European languages are available. I like the Kurosawa one, but Mando also had a couple of episode that was quite like this so it’s did not feel as fresh an idea as it could have.
  22. I wonder if this is why there is less football this season, must be tough and expensive to do any scenes with a crowd. And when I think of a age, I feel sorry for whoever has to clean these mirrors in all these places he visits, disgusting.
  23. Yeah. It would have been much better at half the length and kept entirely on Vigil.
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