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Continuum, is anyone watching this show?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Billyh1026, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Really, they are that far behind, Season 2 ended in April 2012 in Canada.

    Canada is starting Season 4 in a couple months.
    November 10.


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  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    That would explain a couple of things I was wondering about... :D
     
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    pteronaut

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    i thought that you were talking about the topic of discussion, not some other show.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2013 #144 of 349
    Bierboy

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    I'm actually enjoying this show more and more; this week's episode, I thought, was one of the better ones...
     
  5. Aug 1, 2013 #145 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

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    One thing I like about it is they explore things that viewers have issues with. Sometimes just in a "patching things up" way (e.g., Keira's rather ridiculous status at the beginning of the show), but also in an ongoing engagement with the kinds of issues time travel shows usually just ignore (how does what she's doing affect the future/her past? Will she even have a home to return to?). Logically, her actions have wiped her world out of existence, and I like the way they keep teasing us with the possibility that this is actually what is happening.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2013 #146 of 349
    Anubys

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    How are they teasing us with that possibility?

    let me re-ask :)

    so Alec is trying to make himself a better person; which would significantly change the future, obviously. But have they shown us anything that was one way before and is now different?

    I'm not asking because I know the answer. This is a show that I watch in the background, so I certainly would miss any subtle "teasing" going on!
     
  7. Aug 1, 2013 #147 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm talking about literally changing the past, like when
    she caught the serial killer much earlier in his career
    (I'm not sure if that episode has aired in the US yet). Something like that should definitively wipe out her native timeline. In a normal time travel show, they would just ignore that possibility. Here, they talk about it. So whatever the solution ends up being (time heals itself, alternate futures, old future erased), they're at least thinking about the possibilities.

    The "problem" is, we can't see the future, so we can't tell if it is the same as it was. It shouldn't be, but we don't know.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2013 #148 of 349
    Anubys

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    I've watched the whole season, so I know the spoiler section you are talking about.

    I'm not disagreeing that everyone is altering the future. Alec is doing it. Kira has done it many times. The indian guy is doing a ton of it. Hell, the entire PREMISE of the show is that people are going back to change the future!

    What piqued my interest is that you said they are teasing us about the ramifications of the changes (paraphrasing here). I took that to mean that they have already shown us a different future or something tangible.

    But I see what you mean now. A perfectly thoughtful and meaningless analysis. :D
     
  9. Aug 1, 2013 #149 of 349
    tivogurl

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    There's pretty obviously a time war going on. Some of the time travelers we meet should come from Keira's future, perhaps even a far future, though I doubt the writers have thought that far.

    Read Richard Garfinkle's All of an Instant for an interesting take on time war.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2013 #150 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Dude, I have a PhD! What were you expecting?!?
     
  11. Aug 1, 2013 #151 of 349
    trainman

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    Syfy today officially announced that they're picking up season 3 of "Continuum" for next year (probably to air on the same schedule as it did this year: spring in Canada, summer in the U.S.).
     
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    gweempose

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    I find it interesting that they keep showing flashbacks, which are actually flashforwards. Of course, this introduces quite a paradox, since everything she does in the past invariably would alter the flashforwards.
     
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    philw1776

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    Excellent!

    I hope the writers use the time well to explore the intriguing issues they've raised. Not looking for resolution, just continued reasonably thought out conundrums.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2013 #154 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Not necessarily. Those are flashbacks for her. Even if the world changes, it's still her past. She just can't go back.

    Kind of like if New York gets nuked, you can't go back, but you can remember the time you spent there. Only with time. :D
     
  15. Aug 1, 2013 #155 of 349
    NorthAlabama

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    yea? :::clears throat, louder::: yea!

    since i've already dumped defiance, the bridge, and expect to delete the sp to dome of the dumb any day now, i guess it's good news. ;)
     
  16. Aug 2, 2013 #156 of 349
    pteronaut

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    If you are referring to the serial killer targeting pedophiles, Syfy aired it about three weeks back.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I am, thanks.
     
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    Johncv

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    Someone clear something up, in last episode near the end the camera zoom in on to the logo on the chip, why? Did the logo change? :confused:
     
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    tivogurl

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    No, the logo didn't change. The point of the zoom is to reveal that's a Sadtech production facility. Alec becomes as much or more of a monster as his brother. Also, it reveals that what Kiera got taught in history class is a lie.
     
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    Bob Coxner

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    I'm liking the writers not going for the easy good vs evil trope. For most of the first season Kiera was 100% good guy and Liber8 was pure evil. Now we're gradually learning that it's much more shades of grey and that Liber8 could actually turn out to be mostly good guys, at least in terms of their agenda.

    It reminds me of the best of Battlestar Galactica. When the humans were imprisoned by the Cylons (Season 3, "Occupation") some of them became suicide bombers. We were supposed to now cheer for suicide bombers when in the real world (2008, I think) we were supposed to think they were the scum of the earth.

    Now for both BG and Continuum, one man's terrorist can be another man's freedom fighter.
     

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