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In The Flesh: BBC Mini-Series

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Beryl, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Yeah, his dad was a whack job. A master of denial.

    I wondered about that. How are they sustained? We know they get nothing from eating or drinking. They get the daily injections, but apparently (?) that's just for the glial cell growth (so they don't have to eat brains). Where do they get their energy? I could put it down to magic, but the show in general seems to take a pretty hard SF approach, so it's jarring to me.

    Yes, I should probably have said "in love" rather than "lovers". (Or, Kieren was in love with Rick, and Rick was... not sure?)
     
  2. PotentiallyCoherent

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    That's what I got out of it.
     
  3. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    Well, considering a lot of these people were dead and buried. They wouldn't have any blood flowing in the veins. So, even if they did eat or drink something, they don't have any blood to distribute the nutrients.

    I'd say that if you can accept that they were brought back from the dead, that same force is keeping them "alive".

    It actually took me until Amy got stabbed by Keiren for me to realize these people are still actually dead. Up to that point, I had a really hard time trying to figure out how people embalmed and buried could be fully alive. I'm not done watching all three episodes, but I'm really enjoyng it. Up until Amy got stabbed, I was thinking about giving up. Once I realized they were all still dead, I enjoyed it a lot more.
     
  4. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    Finished watching the 3 episodes last night. I really enjoyed the series and am glad to see a series 2 is a go. I think I saw someone up thread say they are making a second series.
     
  5. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Does anyone know if this will air on BBC America again? I missed it the first time around. :eek:
     
  6. lpwcomp

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    I have the same questions about all of the "scientific" zombies -"World War Z", "The Walking Dead", etc. With "In the Flesh", there is an additional issue - How does the treatment serum get distributed to the brain?

    Something else just occurred to me. All of the other muscles seem to work, why doesn't the heart work? Is it just the autonomic nervous system that is non-functional?
     
  7. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Active Member

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    People are really asking these questions about Zombies ? :)
     
  8. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    I dunno but it is available on demand via Xfinity.
     
  9. atrac

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    Just finished watching this and loved it. I had no idea it was going to come packing an emotional wallop like it did.

    Tissues please. ;)
     
  10. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Yes. If you're going to claim a scientific explanation, you have to be able to explain everything. Otherwise it is equivalent to this:


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  11. atrac

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    I've already watched this a second time now and love it even more. I have people where I work watching it now too and it's spreading like wild fire there. This show is incredible.

    But BBC America's trimming of the last 2 or so minutes of episode 3 is absolutely ridiculous. How you could cut
    the funeral of one of the main characters?
    Outrageous!!!
     
  12. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    All I could "Find" in HD for Episode 3 was the BBC America version,

    If you have a source for the Original BBC version in HD of Episode 3, send me a PM.
     
  13. Hoffer

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    Yeah, weeks before it came to BBCA, I was trying to find this show on usenet or bit torrent. I could find the first two episodes, but I never found the third. It was so weird.
     
  14. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    The 3rd episode was never aired in the UK in HD.

    The show was airing on BBC3. Earlier this year (March), the BBC did some re-arranging of which channels would air in HD, and BBC3 is now only SD. The airing of the In the Flesh's third episode happened after the transition of BBC3 to SD.
     
  15. spciesla

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    Lake...
    Is this being re-shown?
     
  16. CoxInPHX

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    I don't think so, there is no current schedule.

    It is available from Amazon for $7.99 for all 3 Episodes.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D8WI7HK

    Not sure which version of Episode 3 you get though.

    BBC America is very strange when it come to re-airing certain programming. They re-air some programs many times and other never get repeated. A good example is/was their Wednesday night Dramaville programming that only aired once and the episodes were never repeated later in the week.
     
  17. atrac

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    Thanks for that info! I was going mad trying to figure out why there was no HD version from BBC3 "out there."
     
  18. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I just finished watching, and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad it's going to have a Second Rising, so to speak.

    I liked the level of explanation - I don't think there needed to be more than they gave. Basically, those who died in the year before the Rising came back as zombies when the Rising occurred. It was a worldwide phenomenon. Nobody who has died (of natural or other causes) since the day of the Rising has come back, and zombie bites are not infectious.
     
  19. Agatha Mystery

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    I just watched this on DirecTV's on demand. I found it interesting. I liked Keiran's transition from shell shocked in the first episode, to becoming a more functioning "person" by the end. His friend Amy obviously had something to do with that. She forced him to get out into the world and become a part of it, rather than living on the fringe. There are many societal parallels that can be made with the characters - social, racial, sexual. I'm looking foward to the 2nd season.

    Ric didn't have anyone to help him through. His mother seemed to live in fear of her family, and just didn't have the strength to give Ric a foundation. Keiran's family seemed to give him an accepting home base. Ric had the dad that refused to see him for what and who he was, rather than an image.

    As far as the spoiler above, that is shown in the on demand versions. That plus a lot of commercials for a lap pool.
     
  20. whitson77

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    I have a free cinema kit, but I never got it to work right.
     

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