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Nickname afka Rossini
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Signed On Jan 27, 2016, 17:49
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Amazon picks up The Expanse May 26, 2018, 14:09 afka Rossini
 
Hell yeah! Great show and now on a streaming service, it has a chance to be even better.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse May 23, 2018, 18:45 afka Rossini
 
Creston wrote on May 23, 2018, 17:55:
NKD wrote on May 23, 2018, 17:19:
Wooo The Expanse. Some of the best scifi on TV in years and years.

It's been on my "To Watch" list for a while, then it got canceled and I was like "oh well, guess I won't watch it", but now it's being picked up by Amazon, so free for Prime members, so now it's definitely the next thing I'm watching.

Even if it doesn't get revived it's still worth watching. According to those who read the books, last weeks episode S306 just about wrapped up the second book. I haven't read the books but I thought it would have actually been a very satisfying series conclusion. Plus the books are out there, so one way or another, we're able to finish the story.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse May 23, 2018, 18:38 afka Rossini
 
MT Silver wrote on May 23, 2018, 14:12:
"Ten days after Syfy cancelled its highly acclaimed space drama “The Expanse” after three seasons, Amazon Studios is in talks to revive the series which is one of CEO Jeff Bezos’ favorite properties."

"The Live Feed reports the streaming giant is near a deal to revive the space drama, though the deal is not closed as yet."

Ok so it's a clickbait title. They haven't actually revived the Expanse yet and there's no guarantee they will.

Yeah. It's still not a done deal yet. I imagine there are issues to be worked out as Netflix has international streaming rights and is calling it a "Netflix Original".

However, to keep Amazon incentivized, U.S. viewers please tune into tonights episode at 9pm on SyFy. Keeping the ratings up will keep up the momentum and enthusiasm for Amazon to pull the trigger .
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2018, 16:07 afka Rossini
 
The Expanse article on tv.com is a bit slim on details and doesn't seem to mention the very energetic #SaveTheExpanse fan campaign.

Among the various things the fans have done are...
- Successfully crowd-funding a banner that was flown over Amazon Studio's HQ in Los Angeles.
- Raising the shows week to week rating over 10% by mobilizing people to watch last weeks episode 'live' when first aired on SyFy.
- Garnered over 130K signatures including the likes of George R.R. Martin and Peter Mayhew (Chewie) on achange.org petition.


There is no actual deal yet so if you're a fan, say to yourself "I am that guy." and watch tomorrow nights episode as it airs at 9pm eastern and pacific on SyFy. (Maybe we'll find out what the hell it was that launched from Venus last week.)

If you're not a fan yet, check out this fan made trailer made completely with footage from the show.

Edited: Corrected show time to eastern and pacific time zones.

This comment was edited on May 22, 2018, 19:04.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 18, 2018, 16:58 afka Rossini
 
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on May 18, 2018, 14:14:
Copyright should be for the life of the creator, period.
I'm thinking it should be life + 25 years. If an artist dies young their family shouldn't be cut off from the rewards of their recent work.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2018, 19:19 afka Rossini
 
heropsycho wrote on May 15, 2018, 17:18:
You should try "Love" on Netflix. It sounds like it would check most of your boxes, including an untimely demise after the just released third and final season.

I also can't believe how funny The Good Place is. Honestly, that sounds like your cup of tea.

I agree about The Good Place. "It's delightful". If you've got Netflix, you've got access to Season One. Also, two episodes of season two got nominated for, of all things, Hugo awards in Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form. (Black Mirror, Dr. Who and ST:D are the other nominees).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2018, 18:44 afka Rossini
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 11, 2018, 13:10:
afka Rossini wrote on May 11, 2018, 12:22:
What the what? Syfy cancels The Expanse
That blows. Hopefully someone else picks it up.
Shows are cancelled for a variety of reason with the primary ones being ratings and profitability. The Expanse most likely got dropped due to the "nature of its agreement for the series, which only gives the cable network first-run linear rights in the U.S."
I think you're right about the deal, it's the same thing that killed Dark Matter.

On the bright side, Amazon seems to have the streaming rights in the U.S. If they pick it up they'll get a pretty decent 'prestige' series. Plus it might be fun for the writers to really let loose with Avasarala's language.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2018, 18:34 afka Rossini
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 11, 2018, 17:56:
There are bad dates, and then there are BAD dates.

That's scary and also rather sad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2018, 12:22 afka Rossini
 
What the what? Syfy cancels The Expanse  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2018, 12:04 afka Rossini
 
I met a women named Salli who said her name was spelled with an i. At first I thought it was silly.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Bill and Ted May 9, 2018, 12:24 afka Rossini
 
Whoa!

/airshred
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re:Steeler Ryan Shazier May 3, 2018, 10:48 afka Rossini
 
+1 to Steelers ownership. Shazier's got a long way to go, but it was good to see him moving under his own power on draft day.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2018, 15:33 afka Rossini
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 13:04:
afka Rossini wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:59:
At least this time, when Bolton tells the President that an Arab country has WMD's, he'll have real evidence.
Sarcastic?

More fatalistic.

Bolton was part of the brain trust saying Saddam had chemical WMD's, thus our main justification for invading Iraq. Iirc it turned out their evidence was a guy with a bullshit story and a milk truck. In Syria, the videos of the sick and the dead are pretty damning.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2018, 12:59 afka Rossini
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:31:
Just how much water can a leaky dumpster fire take on before all the rats flee,
Actually, the better question is, "How many rats can flee before new rats stop jumping in?" For example, John Bolton.. just when you thought Trump couldn't select anyone worse than Michael Flynn to be his National Security Advisor...

At least this time, when Bolton tells the President that an Arab country has WMD's, he'll have real evidence.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2018, 12:20 afka Rossini
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 11:47:
A tweet for everything
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/373054743742275584?s=20

I guess at one point he had some brains.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 11, 2018, 09:23 afka Rossini
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 02:04:
afka Rossini wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 23:32:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 22:31:
Foundation series could be amazing if done right.

It's a great read but I don't recall it having much in the way of action. Especially the original three volumes. That may be why so many studios have failed to bring it to the screen.

On the other hand, the Hari Seldon focused books done by Brin, Benford and (I forget) seem much more cinematic.

I'll just point out that Philip K. Dick's stories aren't all that action packed either, but they have made great movies.

Counterpoint: I, Robot starring Will Smith.

However, I hope you're correct and we get something like Blade Runner, Adjustment Bureau or Man In the High Castle.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 23:32 afka Rossini
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 22:31:
Foundation series could be amazing if done right.

It's a great read but I don't recall it having much in the way of action. Especially the original three volumes. That may be why so many studios have failed to bring it to the screen.

On the other hand, the Hari Seldon focused books done by Brin, Benford and (I forget) seem much more cinematic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 5, 2018, 22:02 afka Rossini
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 5, 2018, 13:42:
Fion wrote on Apr 5, 2018, 13:04:
So long as we have someone like Ajit Pai, who openly sucks at the teet that is media conglomerates, this shit will only get worse.
Expect a Waltc post to extrapolate that there is no shit and there has never been any shit.
An FCC controlled by the companies it is designed to regulate makes for a better America.

In his perfect world Exxon Mobil, Dow Chemical, Dupont and BP would run the EPA.

Don't they already control the via Scott Pruitt?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 4, 2018, 12:53 afka Rossini
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:00:
Trying to come up with a "in russia" reversal joke, got nothing.
Hoop to the rescue.

I'll play...

In Russia wall hit drone.

In Russia "some settling of contents may occur during shipping" applies to more than breakfast cereal.

Dear Donald,
Have I got a wall for you.
Your pal,
Vlad
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 4, 2018, 12:49 afka Rossini
 
This report from CNN has nice bit of spin from the CEO.
 
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