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Old 08-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #181
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I was wondering if someone could change the title of this thread to include SPOILERS. I'm currently caught up, so the discussion hasn't bothered me, but unless the forum guidelines have changed, I think the thread title could use a change to correctly reflect the specific episode conversations.
Generally just use the "report this post" link and ask the moderator nicely, giving what you want it to be, so they can just cut & paste. Spell everything correctly. Use good grammar. Proper punctuation. Get the dates correct.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:34 PM   #182
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Watching Friday night's episode, it occurred to me that for the past few weeks, Syfy has stopped bleeping (silencing) profanity on the show.

Definitely not a complaint, just an observation.
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Watching Friday night's episode, it occurred to me that for the past few weeks, Syfy has stopped bleeping (silencing) profanity on the show.

Definitely not a complaint, just an observation.
i've noticed the same on other basic cable channels after 9pm, too. there must be a new sponsorship agreement floating around for basic cable programming after prime time, because the fcc doesn't regulate basic cable content, sponsors do.

here's an interesting nytimes article from last year:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/bu...owed.html?_r=0

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Old 08-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #184
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Suits leads the non-premium channels in unbleeped profanity by a long shot, at least in the shows I watch.
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i've noticed the same on other basic cable channels after 9pm, too. there must be a new sponsorship agreement floating around for basic cable programming after prime time, because the fcc doesn't regulate basic cable content, sponsors do.

here's an interesting nytimes article from last year:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/bu...owed.html?_r=0
Last year, around August, I noticed just about every show I watch on USA start using a certain S word almost every other sentence.
Suits being the leader for number of times.

It died off for a while, and now it seems to be back.

Interesting though, Closed Captioning is censoring it as SH__.


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I think it's just the new norm. About 20 years ago, they used to bleep ass and bitch. Now I've heard a-hole, the s-bomb and other things on non-premium channels. Not to mention rear nudity on broadcast channels.

Nothing has really surprised me since the first time I heard an s-bomb on Cartoon Network during their adult swim block. That was at least 5 years ago.
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...Not to mention rear nudity on broadcast channels...
Has that happened lately on an OTA show?

Last I remember was Sharon Lawrence in the shower on NYPD Blue.

(and she really was just as cute from the back)

Nowadays if someone like AMC or FX warns about nudity, I figure it's just going to be some guy's seat cushion.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:17 AM   #188
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For those on the fence, you can come back to this later after Syfy has ended their run, but the S2 finale really worked for me, I was impressed they had the guts to go there.
Is that something only Canadians have seen so far?
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:09 AM   #189
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I guess we will find out this week. I think the season Finale is Friday on SyFy..
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:27 PM   #190
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Last year, around August, I noticed just about every show I watch on USA start using a certain S word almost every other sentence.
Suits being the leader for number of times.

It died off for a while, and now it seems to be back.

Interesting though, Closed Captioning is censoring it as SH__.


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That might be so they can just redub it with certain words muted (for day-time replay) and not have to worry about re-doing the closed captioning... just a guess, however.
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That might be so they can just redub it with certain words muted (for day-time replay) and not have to worry about re-doing the closed captioning... just a guess, however.
Pretty sure that's the case, although that makes it inaccurate either way, and it's a disservice to the deaf -- they're not getting the same "access" to the dialogue that people who can hear are.
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Nothing has really surprised me since the first time I heard an s-bomb on Cartoon Network during their adult swim block. That was at least 5 years ago.
I recorded South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut off CN, and it was completely unedited.
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I think it's just the new norm. About 20 years ago, they used to bleep ass and bitch. Now I've heard a-hole, the s-bomb and other things on non-premium channels. Not to mention rear nudity on broadcast channels.

Nothing has really surprised me since the first time I heard an s-bomb on Cartoon Network during their adult swim block. That was at least 5 years ago.
Anyone remember when Lucy could not use the word "pregnant".
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I recorded South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut off CN, and it was completely unedited.
Much better than the smaller, shorter, circumcised version, I'm sure.
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Pretty sure that's the case, although that makes it inaccurate either way, and it's a disservice to the deaf -- they're not getting the same "access" to the dialogue that people who can hear are.
Yes.

Redo the Closed Captioning for syndication if need be, but caption the first run accurately.



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Anyone remember when Lucy could not use the word "pregnant".
really??

I remember reading that they had to also show them with separate beds. How things have changed!
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I remember reading that they had to also show them with separate beds. How things have changed!
"mary kay and johnny" was the first sitcom to show a couple sharing a bed, and the first series to show a pregnancy on tv, 1947. it aired on dumont, then cbs, and finally nbc. i suspect the lucy and dezi "separation" and mum pregnancy had as much to do with ethnicity as standards.

fred and wilma flintstone were the first animated couple to share a bed in prime time in 1960. lily and herman munster were next, in 1964, then came the brady's...
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Can anyone explain the ending of the last episode of the current season, because I am completely confused by the ending. Like what happen?
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My guess is the freelancers have captured all the time travelers that are the potential for messing up the time continuum. I also think Alec jumped back to save his girlfriend.


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Yes they captured everyone except Lucas, who is in a mental institution.

Alec said he "has to save her", so yes he went back to try and save his girlfriend, though since that was only a few hours prior you'd think we'd have seen the results. That could explain the he's not a problem in our timeline quote.
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Yes they captured everyone except Lucas, who is in a mental institution.

Alec said he "has to save her", so yes he went back to try and save his girlfriend, though since that was only a few hours prior you'd think we'd have seen the results. That could explain the he's not a problem in our timeline quote.
Somehow I miss that part, I would think that would change the timeline. What about Carlos joining Libra8 would that also change the timeline with him being an ex-police detective?
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My guess is the freelancers have captured all the time travelers that are the potential for messing up the time continuum. I also think Alec jumped back to save his girlfriend.


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Messing "who" timeline? I would think that everyone timeline has been mess up by now.
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...I would think that would change the timeline...
timeline? couldn't there be multiple timelines?
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timeline? couldn't there be multiple timelines?
Well, that would depend on their theory of time (assuming they have one). Either there's only one timeline, which is overwritten when something is changed; or each change creates a new universe, with or without the ability to travel between them.

From what I've seen in interviews, though, I fear they are just going with a vague, anything goes approach where the past can be changed but maybe it doesn't really matter because time is plastic, yadda yadda. I hope they're just being vague to avoid giving anything important away, but my fear is that they're Battlestarring it (i.e., making it up as they go along on the basis of what seems cool at the moment, and hand-waving any problems that arise as a result).
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timeline? couldn't there be multiple timelines?
That an "issue" I hope get cover next season, because I think that what happen at the end of the last episode. I see three timelines now, all of which are not going to end well:

From io9 o9.com/continuum-just-made-our-heads-explode-1233167404

"..So there are at least three timelines here: 1) Nobody travels in time. Alec is not born, or else he has a different father (and thus I guess a different last name.) 2) Escher travels back in time with the Freelancers and becomes Alec's father. Alec grows up and becomes a corporate overlord, and helps to create the dystopian future. 3) Alec sends Kiera and Liber8 back in time to avert the rise of evil corporate domination."

This writer seem to have another view of how things will turn:

http://www.tv.com/shows/continuum-20...-137735972139/

Please post your views on all this.
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That an "issue" I hope get cover next season, because I think that what happen at the end of the last episode. I see three timelines now, all of which are not going to end well:

From io9 o9.com/continuum-just-made-our-heads-explode-1233167404

"..So there are at least three timelines here: 1) Nobody travels in time. Alec is not born, or else he has a different father (and thus I guess a different last name.) 2) Escher travels back in time with the Freelancers and becomes Alec's father. Alec grows up and becomes a corporate overlord, and helps to create the dystopian future. 3) Alec sends Kiera and Liber8 back in time to avert the rise of evil corporate domination."
Except none of those timelines now exist. Timeline 2 replaced timeline 1, timeline 3 replaced timeline 2, and timeline 4 (Kiera & Liber8 trash history) replaced timeline 3. So in theory we're now in uncharted territory. But we know they're not thinking that way, because there is contact between the future (presumably timeline 3) and the present (timeline 4). I'm not sure how that can happen, unless it's alternate universes and they're crossing the streams. Which we know is REALLY BAD (try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light). Except when it isn't.
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That an "issue" I hope get cover next season, because I think that what happen at the end of the last episode. I see three timelines now, all of which are not going to end well:

From io9 o9.com/continuum-just-made-our-heads-explode-1233167404

"..So there are at least three timelines here: 1) Nobody travels in time. Alec is not born, or else he has a different father (and thus I guess a different last name.) 2) Escher travels back in time with the Freelancers and becomes Alec's father. Alec grows up and becomes a corporate overlord, and helps to create the dystopian future. 3) Alec sends Kiera and Liber8 back in time to avert the rise of evil corporate domination."

This writer seem to have another view of how things will turn:

http://www.tv.com/shows/continuum-20...-137735972139/

Please post your views on all this.

If you, gentle reader, have not seen the last couple of Season 2 episodes, stop reading here.

The author of that article brings up Emily's fate being the result of a poor choice on her part, but fails to continue on to how someone with her martial arts training could have such poor situational awareness.

If she was what she pretended to be when she met Alex, I could see her being that stupid, but Escher would haven't used her in that role if she had been.
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Okay, now that I've seen the S2 finale, I've got it figured out.

Kiera is her own great-great granddaughter.

Or something like that.
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"..So there are at least three timelines here: 1) Nobody travels in time. Alec is not born, or else he has a different father (and thus I guess a different last name.) 2) Escher travels back in time with the Freelancers and becomes Alec's father. Alec grows up and becomes a corporate overlord, and helps to create the dystopian future. 3) Alec sends Kiera and Liber8 back in time to avert the rise of evil corporate domination."
I'm pretty sure Escher is not from the future. I don't think the Freelancers have time travel technology as that would violate their credence. The only Freelancer that went back was Warren who was next to Jason when the time jump happened (and Curtis, who was masquerading as a Liber8 member). Jason went back a number of years earlier than all the others. So it's safe to assume that Warren did as well. I'm guessing Warren recruited a group of like-minded individuals from the current time period, Escher being one of them. Since the Freelancers goal seems to be to keep the timeline from being changed, I'm assuming their members are aware of how events should unfold, which is why Escher knows about future events.

There are some confusing things, such as how the dead Liber8 members were re-animated.

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