Netflix's Travelers *spoilers*

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  1. cheesesteak

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    I'm halfway through this and like it much, much better than The OA. Here's the trailer for the show.

    Travelers | Official Trailer

    Huh? We can't embed youtube videos using the media tool any more?
     
  2. tiellv

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    I watched the first episode last night and enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to watching the rest.
     
  3. TampaThunder

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    I had been watching weekly so it was nice to be able to watch the final two episodes without waiting for them to be broadcast. I'm an Eric McCormack fan from Will and Grace and Perception so I was predisposed to liking it but it surprised me with how good it was. Looking forward to the next season.
     
  4. zalusky

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    Sounds sort of like Timeless (which I have only watched the ads for).
     
  5. caslu

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    I like Timeless well enough, but this is so much better.
     
  6. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Good to know. Netflix generally has a better track record.
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    Bear in mind it's not a Netflix show...it's Showcase (in Canada). Netflix just picked up the US rights.

    But it is quite good. Reminds me of another Showcase series, Continuum. Kind of like Syfy, only smarter.
     
  8. gossamer88

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    Really liked the first episode. Not so much the second. But I'll continue and see where it goes.
     
  9. zalusky

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    So are a lot of the BBC shows they pickup but their choices have been pretty high on my personal rotten tomatoes score.
     
  10. wprager

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    Where were you watching it weekly that you could finish off the last two on Netflix? It's not included (yet) in the Netflix Canada lineup. I thought it was a little confusing through the first 3-4 episodes, but got really interesting as it went along.

    My biggest beef is that, as with most time travel shows they make a big deal about not changing things too much. But their means of time travel involves saving people who are about to die. A whole bus load, at one point. Isn't that making a huge change to the past? Their historian notices the little changes and he acts like it's a huge deal. But it's only to be expected.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    They've been airing in Canada. It's not difficult to acquire them.
     
  12. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Watched a couple last night, and noticed a number of Canadian actors previously seen on Continuum.

    It's enjoyable thus far.


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  13. john4200

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    Right, that is a big consistency flaw in their time-travel model. They even make a point of saying that they have to continue living their host's lives with minimal disruption. But since these people were supposed to die, continuing their lives without disruption is a big change in the timeline. If they really did not want to change the timeline too much, they should pop into people who have at least several years of life ahead of them, and preferably wealthy single, adult loners so they can go about their missions without disrupting things. Or better yet, decide how long a mission would take, say 3 weeks, and then pop into someone who will die in 4 weeks, and then complete the mission and die on schedule. Presumably they are still alive, or at least backed up, in the future, so they could keep sending them back for more missions. Or even send a whole team of the same person for a mission. Heh.

    Another inconsistency in their time travel model was in the last episode when they kept talking about how it would take some time for the "director" to reboot and come back online. Ummm, hello? The director is in the future with a time machine. They do not have to wait for the director to reboot, any more than they have to wait for the director to be built for the first time in the future. Either the director was destroyed and never came back online, or else it was back online and able to send messages or people back to any time it wanted. From their perspective, it should be instantaneous (or even faster, since the director could presumably send something back to a time before the moment when Grace initiated the reboot...but they said something about not being able to go back before the latest traveler arrived, so let's stick with "instantaneous after the reboot is initiated").
     
  14. jth tv

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    A little bit better than the average TV show. Some episodes are better than others.
     
  15. scooterboy

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    I've got 3 episodes left to watch and I've really enjoyed it. I liked Perception as well but wasn't a regular Will & Grace viewer.
     
  16. Thom

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    I've watched the first three episodes, and I'm liking it. Recommended.

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  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    I thought it was a good show as a whole, but the ending was a letdown. The cliffhanger wasn't something they'd been building towards; it was mostly a bunch of stuff they just threw in at the end.
     
  18. Malcontent

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    FYI,

    The actress that plays 'Marcy' (Mackenzie Porter) also played Bohannan's wife and baby mama on 'Hell on Wheels'.
     
  19. john4200

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    Yes, but can she sing?

    MacKenzie Porter - I Wish I'd Known
     
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  20. wprager

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    So when they arrive their medic implants their communication devices. But how did the hardware get there in the first place? I assume there were earlier teams that set up manufacturing facilities for any advanced tech they required. Have we been shown any such groups?
     

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