Emergence - Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the large, black haired female. She was nasty in Mr Robot and a decent human being in Emergence.
     
  2. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Evil was a very pleasant surprise. I am officially in love with the lead. And...I was truly scared in that night terrors scene!!
     
  3. justen_m

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    Kicking self in the head. How did I not realize this? I've read a bunch of scifi with emergent AI as the plot. Didn't connect until now. This is awesome!!! Please continue the AI aspect!
     
  4. Craigbob

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    Still liking this show. I think my favorite aspect is that while there's a mystery/secret to be kept, the characters actually talk to each other and don't hide things from each other. Even though Jo and Alex are divorced, they still have a friendly relationship and work together. It's a refreshing departure from most representations of divorced parents.
     
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Hmm, didn't see that coming. So the nerdy, introverted Emily is really behind the "visits" to Piper.

    Still think Piper will somehow cure Grandpa.
     
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  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Dare I say, "Well, duh"? ;)
     
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  7. Ruth

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    Piper is definitely going to cure grandpa somehow. I just don't see the show killing him off at this point.
     
  8. stellie93

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    I'm not really getting how Piper, as basically a robot, can do these things like making a huge object move around or curing an illness. (which I'm sure she will do) What is she? Is this some super advanced tech that is possible, but I'm just too stupid to have heard of it? It made a lot more sense to me that she's an alien. ;)
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    She's not a robot; she's a human being with an AI for a mind.

    But your point still stands!
     
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  10. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Well, she's an artificial person---not a human being. She's more like a replicant...
     
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  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Replicants are human beings. Just human beings that are manufactured, not born.

    (And one could argue that the replicants in Blade Runner weren't terrorists; they were freedom fighters. ;))
     
  12. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I missed that she is a real person with AI. I thought she was completely artificial.
     
  13. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    It depends what you mean by "artificial". She is an engineered creation----both her body and her mind.
     
  14. Family

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    Can someone explain why Emily had to disguise herself in Piper's mind if Piper knows neither?
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Because we know both? ;)
     
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  16. ej42137

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    Emily's explanation in-show was that it was a test of Piper's perceptiveness. But Rob has a better answer.
     
  17. dbranco

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    Perhaps Piper really does know Emily, just doesn't remember her (she seems to have complete memory loss at the moment). Seeing her 'creator' may trigger some past memories, be they good or bad.
     
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  18. Steveknj

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    I will say this. Usually by now these types of shows go off the rails. Right now, I'm still really interested. I don't know if it's because I really love watching Alison Tollman, or if the story is still pretty decent, but I'm in.
     
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  19. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    [my bold] Very true. I can name a dozen shows in this genre that started strong, and trainwrecked before Halloween. Emergence is holding my interest, and continuing to grow on me.
     
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  20. RchGrav

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    Oh for sure.. She's totally a replicant.. The timeline checks out, they have been meticulous so far with everything, props, cars, wardrobe, set design, and even the small details like the date on a calendar, or the amount of border around the edge of an LCD being used in a television. They are really GOOD.. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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