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BtML

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Keep in mind Alucard is basically a teenager who just killed his father, whom he loved and was lonely. He wasn't exactly as vigilant as he probably should have been and he paid dearly for it.
Actually, I kind of understood why Alucard might have not been fully capable of dealing with it.

No, what was stupid how the twins went about the whole thing. I got the idea that, because Alucard wouldn't tell them how to move Castlevania, that meant that Alucard had somehow betrayed them. The idea is laughable, especially when one considers the idea that Alucard may not even have any idea whatsoever in how to even fix the castle's ability to move anywhere in a blink.

That might be also the reason why the twins were really insistent in knowing how to move the castle. They had to get home with their new knowledge "now", not in however long it took them to get to Alucard from Japan (at minimum, considering the timeframe they are living in, I expect it to have taken at least a year at best...it might have taken them longer.)

They might have managed it faster if they got on the Silk Road, and managed to brave their way through the challenges there...which might explain what they were talking about when they mention how they got "good" at betraying their potential enemies on the road.

Still doesn't excuse them, though I do pity them for ending up as a grim warning for anyone who might approach the home of the heir of Vlad the Impaler.
 

MastaofBitches

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10 episodes into Kamen Rider Decade. So far it's been enjoyable, even if I haven't seen any of the preceding series so I'm probably missing a lot of context for stuff. Not as good as Gokaiger in my opinion thus far, but then Gokaiger was my first Super Sentai so I'm probably biased in that regard.
 

PCHeintz72

The Sentient Fanfic Search Engine mk II
Got nostalgic the other night, watched the oldd Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy... :)
 

BtML

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I've been watching Star Trek on Netflix, and currently going through The Next Generation.

I remember watching the series on television and now I'm remembering one particular episode that so far, I have not seen so far on Netflix. Now, whether that's my memory actually creating an original episode in my brain or just me going nuts, I don't know. I tried seeing if the brief synopses on the available episodes held a hint, no joy.

I remember the episode having Enterprise meet a spaceship, but the crew was made up from children/young teens, and I "remember" them being really belligerent towards Picard, but then they either saw Wesley (or another child of similar age, but I recall it being Wesley). They beam him aboard and wanted him to do something, I don't recall what it was about, but Wesley eventually manages to convince one of the girls on the crew to let him escape...and for whatever reason, the teens activate a self-destruct. That's about what I remember.

So, is my memory going nuts or what? Time willing, I may make or break this mystery eventually, since I'm on the end of Season 5 now.
 

da_fox2279

California Crackpot
Fairly certain you're remembering a mix-up of episodes, there. Wesley only appeared a few times (less than a handful) post mid-season 4. There were 2 episodes (1 Next Gen, 1 DS9) that dealt with teens/young adults helming a spaceship, but as I recall, Wesley didn't appear in the TNG one.
 

BtML

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Hmm. You're probably right. I will admit that it has been enjoyable to watch it uninterrupted, because when it was on TV, I was more interested in playing video games during the time it was airing.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
Started a rewatch of The Sopranos today, since it was my day off. Got through nine episodes of season on before I took a break to watch Nigella Lawson's new show, Cook, Eat, Repeat.

The Sopranos still holds up as excellent long form television drama.

And Nigella Lawson is a proper MILF.
 
I was perusing Netflix and saw Stargate SG-1 was back on after years of not being there. They still haven't added back Atlantis or Universe, but I was still excited to see it all the same.
 
Gotta say, everytime after watching the SG-1 episode "Meridian" I can't help but think that radiation poisoning is like the absolute worst way to die.
 

seitora

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First four episodes of Schitt's Creek.
 

seitora

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Not watching, but I was recently reminded of how neat I found the intro for the old Goosebumps TV show
 

seitora

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I watched the first episode of Squid Game. Totally lit. I figure I'll watch the rest of the show in the next week or so.
 

seitora

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Watched up to episode 4 of Squid Game. Anybody else here watching/watched?
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
A little late to the party, but I just finished season 1 of Reacher.

Action, humour, procedural crime solving stuff. And the occasional flash of skin (if that really matters to you). Would recommend.
 

seitora

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I finally finished watching the rest of Squid Game
 

chronodekar

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I finally finished watching the rest of Squid Game
How was it?

The overall theme was fun. Violent, but fun to watch. The "hero" was a turn-off for me. Like, sure he might arguably be doing some kind of social good - but he effectively abandoned his wife and kid. That is really disgusting for me.

That moral sticking point aside, I found the show fun. The tension and pressure of the different games was _intense_ .

-chronodekar
 

seitora

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I enjoyed it. It really zeros in on the character stories, moral dilemmas, and trying to find humanity in such a dehumanizing game. Of course, just about everybody there is the dregs of society with a couple of exceptions who just need money quick but didn't actively make all the worse decisions (like the North Korean defector girl trying to get money for her little brother and parents). The main protagonist isn't one of those exceptions either hah.

And yes, the games. They don't shy away from the death and bloodshed.
 

PCHeintz72

The Sentient Fanfic Search Engine mk II
Babylon 5 has been remastered in HD, and I can't watch any of it, dammit! :mad:
I liked B5, a lot, and my one brother has always been in love with the series., and to this day uses a image of the Victory Class as a background on his systems. But that series was quite frankly never meant to be done in HD. It has to due with the way it was actually originally filmed. Even the link tot he article you gave points out all the hoops they had to go to to remaster it.
 

seitora

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I watched the first half of The Midnight Club (5 out of 10 episodes). It is very much a slow burn, building up the background and setting without actually moving a whole lot on one half of the show's central premise. However, I'm rather impressed at how much they struggle to write the characters to treat each other with dignity, given they've all got terminal illnesses. I do like how the stories the kids tell each other is used as a framing device to show each person's struggles, as well as to break away from the real life scenes with some obvious fantastical elements.
 

seitora

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I finished watching The Midnight Club. I enjoyed it. It's a very interesting narrative style to use a lot of stories-within-stories to help with character development.
 
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