#1801
Whenever i hear people talk about modern good scifi its always the expanse, which ive heard people talk about as "game of thrones in space" about half the time it gets mentioned, or alistair reynolds which also seems pretty meh. Maybe the three body problem series is good, i guess i should read those eventually.
#1802
Haven't read the books but I watched the first season of The Expanse and liked it. I think the people who say "Game of Thrones in space" might just have that as their only reference point for a show that (a) has some moving parts to the plot and (b) "world building." The main characters are space truckers who get caught in a really big mess, which is better than Games of Thrones' feudal lords who are always fussing and complaining about their maids.

My dad consumed all of those books though. Reminded him a bit of Raiders From the Rings by Alan Nourse, his favorite pulp sci-fi novel as a kid.
#1803
XTRO is good science fiction.
#1804
you could watch......... XTRO
#1805
imo.
#1806
im just so tired of these games of thrones
#1807
#1808
billions of years of evolution weighs heavily upon me as i watch anime
#1809

kinch posted:

on topic, union pacific recently refurbished one of their 'big boy' steam locomotives. they had to make most of the parts by hand since they aren't floating around any more.



there's also this cool old stock film about the engine



can't get timestamps to work but skip ahead a few minutes in the first video



i once met a irl foamer* and showed him around the railroad museum in my town where he went absolutely nuts for all the trains. he told me all about the engines there and then about the big boy. one day i hope to get half as excited about anything as he was about those trains

*we discussed whether the term foamer is a pejorative and he did not feel like it is so i am comfortable calling him one. ymmv

#1810
Sounds like a good first date was had by all.
#1811
pleasantly surprised to find out the makers of game of thrones redeemed themselves by making the last series really bad
#1812
it s really strange that the people who managed to watch 7 seasons of that boring shit cant tolerate another boring season lol
#1813
#1814
that is some real twisted sh*t, thoughts and prayers with the fans of the bad show on tv
#1815
Don’t call the show I created and wrote and starred in, Game of Thrones, bad.
#1816
its v funny to me that nerds are so incapable of enjoying a tv show without fetishising it as a subject of "fandom" that any mishandling of the conclusion makes them homicidally angry
#1817
B5 season 5
#1818
Think I might watch Trancers this weekend

#1819
miss u tpaine buddy



#1820
Game of Thrones? Don't watch it. Television? Don't have one. Yet it's next to impossible to make it through Amerikan kommercial kulture, and maybe many conversations amid its mass produced audiences, without still having to deal with these drugs and dungeons, as here.

Welkkkome to the Game of Prisons.
#1821

(it was good. just noticed the steinem quote which makes me suspicious but Oh Well.)
#1822
#1823
the 3 best music videos of the last 10 years are still Turn Down for What, Gangnam Style and Call Me Maybe. Few know this
#1824
Muh muh muh poker face

(She's got me like nobody)
#1825

cars posted:

the 3 best music videos of the last 10 years are still Turn Down for What, Gangnam Style and Call Me Maybe. Few know this


The video for 'pon de floor' came out in august 2009.

#1826
#1827

trakfactri posted:

Critical support for the Chinese movie industry.


the wandering earth- an alright movie, but i am somewhat disappointed by the lack of prc propaganda promised me by now clearly unreliable commentators

#1828

Petrol posted:

The video for 'pon de floor' came out in august 2009.



hmm..

#1829
there is also Kyary pamyu pamyu. Back to the lab.....
#1830
Hmm Poker Face came out in 2008 so that's out. Gotta go with the backup:

#1831
when these tv shows end it's always interesting to see which of the cast go on to bigger things. many are cast in these kinds of roles because they are inhumanly beautiful, which makes playing a waitress or mechanic quite difficult going forward. you can't buy them as "normal" people. imo beautiful rich people need a union.
#1832
i wish i was a beautiful person playing pretend on the television in exchange for peanuts and shiny coins
#1833
The Red Green Show.
#1834

Populares posted:

The Red Green Show.


Where are you watching it? I have an ancient 50 gig torrent of the whole thing in janky 360x240 vhs rips which is... true to the show, at least

#1835

shriekingviolet posted:

Populares posted:

The Red Green Show.

Where are you watching it? I have an ancient 50 gig torrent of the whole thing in janky 360x240 vhs rips which is... true to the show, at least


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUXPuYZ4DEQ&list=PLYA1dURVg2KxVhXX-y0viKQi4HoiDSqCs

#1836
Just finished watching Deadwood today, it ends on a cliffhanger. Then while Googling to see if it got cancelled or what, I find out they wrap it up in a movie coming out tomorrow lol
#1837

Fayafi posted:

Just finished watching Deadwood today, it ends on a cliffhanger. Then while Googling to see if it got cancelled or what, I find out they wrap it up in a movie coming out tomorrow lol


its fucked up that they dont tell you how the wood died

#1838
if true
#1839

Fayafi posted:

Just finished watching Deadwood today, it ends on a cliffhanger. Then while Googling to see if it got cancelled or what, I find out they wrap it up in a movie coming out tomorrow lol



i was re-watching it yesterday and didn't know about the movie until now, huzzah

#1840
Deadwood is by far the best TV show ever to revitalize a confessed child molester's career