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#1  Postby Keep It Real » Oct 06, 2018 7:33 pm

I read the other day that a 5th series has been commissioned. I stopped watching after S02E02 because I found the screaming at the end of the episode so profoundly upsetting I couldn't watch more. I also harboured a deep hatred for Brooker for creating such a travesty and damaging my wellbeing thus. Not sure why it upset me like that..maybe she reminded me of an old lover....or maybe it really is just universally mega horrific. Anyway, I finally got over it and watched the next episode tonight. Is Brooker an interminable pessimist RE society and human nature in general? I loved screenwipe....but maybe he really does/did feel that alienated, bitter and despising :dunno:
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#2  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 06, 2018 7:39 pm

Keep It Real wrote: Is Brooker an interminable pessimist RE society and human nature in general? I loved screenwipe....but maybe he really does/did feel that alienated, bitter and despising :dunno:

I think it's more an inquiry into what some current trends, inventions etc. might lead to and prompt viewers to reconsider their views. Sort of a dark sci-fi show.
If you want to see non-pessimistic episodes I highly recommend San Junipero (S3E4) and Hang the DJ(S4E4).
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#3  Postby Fallible » Oct 06, 2018 7:41 pm

Ahhh San Junipero is my favourite.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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#4  Postby devogue » Oct 06, 2018 9:03 pm

USS Callister is one of the finest hours of TV I have ever seen.
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#5  Postby Seabass » Oct 06, 2018 10:41 pm

Thomas Eshuis wrote:If you want to see non-pessimistic episodes I highly recommend San Junipero (S3E4) and Hang the DJ(S4E4).

I reckon AIs would beg to differ, regarding the latter. I thought that one was pretty dark. Maybe I'm an AI... :ask:
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#6  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 07, 2018 6:17 am

Seabass wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:If you want to see non-pessimistic episodes I highly recommend San Junipero (S3E4) and Hang the DJ(S4E4).

I reckon AIs would beg to differ, regarding the latter. I thought that one was pretty dark. Maybe I'm an AI... :ask:

True, but then the same argument could be made for video-games in general.
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#7  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 07, 2018 6:17 am

Seabass wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:If you want to see non-pessimistic episodes I highly recommend San Junipero (S3E4) and Hang the DJ(S4E4).

I reckon AIs would beg to differ, regarding the latter. I thought that one was pretty dark. Maybe I'm an AI... :ask:

True, but then the same argument could be made for video-games in general.
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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#8  Postby Keep It Real » Oct 08, 2018 9:26 pm

devogue wrote:USS Callister is one of the finest hours of TV I have ever seen.


Just watched that. Had a problem suspending my disbelief becausethe crew's memories would not have been preserved through reading their DNA - they'd have been incontenant tabula rasa meat bags.
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#9  Postby devogue » Oct 08, 2018 10:28 pm

Keep It Real wrote:
devogue wrote:USS Callister is one of the finest hours of TV I have ever seen.


Just watched .


Shhhhhhhh :grin:
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#10  Postby Keep It Real » Oct 08, 2018 10:30 pm

Done.
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#11  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 09, 2018 9:00 am

Keep It Real wrote:Done.

Done what?
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#12  Postby Keep It Real » Oct 09, 2018 9:05 am

Spoilered my post, as that's what I thought devogue was asking me to do, but apparently not as he has not edited his.
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