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  1. Rob Helmerichs

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    Everything you raised gets addressed eventually.
     
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  2. efilippi

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    I loved Mr. Choke and his "get me an Arnold Palmer". But the uploaded guy must by now (I'm only a few episodes in} realize he's an idiot. Her not giving the password to buy a coke should have been a clue. And apparently he will forever be 20 something while she gets old and haglike before uploading?
    Kind of fun though. Again, Choke is the smart one, "Oh, so you were murdered." or something like that. Yup.
     
  3. wprager

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    Choak, I believe.

    And keep watching for some of the other stuff. I know this is a spoiler thread but we (so far) have been careful to not reveal the details of the twist at the end.

    Edit: I could have sworn my captions said "Choak" or "Choake" but I've now seen "Choke" in other places.

    Edit2: IMDB has "Choak".
     
  4. teknikel

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    Love the comedy. Love the mystery. Love the class differentiation theme.

    Hate that it ended so suddenly.

    Damn you to hell; Amazon!

    Edit: I meant Burn in hell.


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  5. Craigbob

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    Damn.... I liked this a whole lot more than I thought i would. I burned through the whole thing in a day. I have to say I wasn't expecting that ending. X-Files CSM as Choak was great casting.

    A few thoughts on the season.

    I'd have liked a bit more of seeing Dylan and finding out why his parents won't let him grow up.
    I'd like to see more of the grey market.

    His Icon tool is interesting, I wonder if he could use it to change the parameters in his 2GB room without incurring costs or even change his source code to bypass the data limits. It does have the potential be become a Deus Ex Machina like the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver. But I hope the writers are smart enough to avoid that trope.

    Here's an interesting article discussing the last episode and possibilities for season 2.

    Amazon's Upload Ending Explained By The Cast And Creator
     
  6. Craigbob

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  7. jr461

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    I've only watched the 1st three episodes so I haven't read this thread past the first couple of posts.

    So all this is only 13 years from now? Not that I can't look past it but why not just make it something like 75 years down the road. Kind of ridiculous to think all this would occur in the time it took to get here from 2007.

    Anyway, still in.
     
  8. teknikel

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    Think about Netflix today and 2007. Or even broadband. Huge difference.
     
  9. jr461

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    Fast streaming into our homes (with wires) has been very handy. As opposed to electric pod cars in apparent majority use, so advanced in their AI that there was universal shock concerning the possibility of a crash/failure. Or a chopped off head living in an avatar body in an eternal AI afterlife manned by a call center in Brooklyn. And those hand/holograph/invisible phones? All in the next 13 years?

    Like I said, I can just look past it and try to enjoy the show but it just would have made more sense to me to project that stuff much further out (unless plot-wise they need that connection to the viewers' lifetimes, but I've only seen the first 3).
     
  10. Amnesia

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    A couple of things didn't make sense to me.

    First of all, the downloading---the idea that they'd show that on "TV" is crazy. Of course it might not work and Oscar Meyer Intel wouldn't want to be associated with that kind of graphic failure.

    And tied into that (and more important), if a person's memory are just data, then why would it be impossible to copy them? Nora had Nathan's on her ring drive, right? Then why would his mom walk around with the one-and-only copy of Nathan? And why would the downloaded guy be perma-dead? Seems like they should be able to make a copy of him before attempting the download...

    For that matter, why would download guy want to download into a body that looked old like that? Why not a fit twenty-year-old version of himself?
     
  11. Craigbob

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    I was also wondering why he was downloading into an ol version of himself instead of a younger one.
     
  12. Mikeguy

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    He reminds me of Kyle Chandler ("Early Edition")'s and Eddie McClintock ("Warehouse 13")'s hypothetical younger brother. :)
     
  13. teknikel

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    He was actually alive wasn't he. I may have missed something there.



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  14. Amnesia

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    He had been uploaded (and was presumably killed in the process). He was getting downloaded into a new body, made from his own genetic material.
     
  15. allan

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    That was my complaint. If you can copy a person's memory, there should be a backup.

    In spite of that, I'm looking forward to S2.
     
  16. oscarfish

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    I enjoyed the show, but the last couple of episodes got kind of speechy, and I defiantly do not like how the "season" ended. I quoted season because I wasn't sure if that was an entire season, or if it's just half of a larger season. It wasn't even a cliffhanger, it stopped mid-story. I'm still looking forward to the next batch of episodes though.

    I was debating with myself whether he was actually murdered since he killed himself. If death was inevitable, then I'm thinking yes, it's murder. But to prove that. IMHO obviously. And IAMAL. etc...
     
  17. LoadStar

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    I'm only 4 episodes in, so I'm trying to to read the thread all that much. So far, the tone of the series feels a little like it's somewhere between "The Good Place" and the movie "Her," the one with Joaquin Phoenix.

    From "Her," it gets that sort of future techno-dystopian vibe.... that, plus the relationship between Nathan and Nora on this show feels a little bit to me like the relationship between Theodore and Samantha in "Her."

    And obviously, from "The Good Place," the idea that the "afterlife" is a little glitchy and not quite what people might expect.
     
  18. jsmeeker

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    All I know is I would probably have to be on the 2 GB plan too
     
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  19. Steveknj

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    Finished this over the weekend and I liked it. One of the things I thought was fun is how there is all this marketing and advertising to the dead, to the point where uploading just became another version of dystopian Amazon. And with no way to fast forward through the "commercials"!! The whole Taco Bell thing was over the top.
     
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