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[Starz] Black Sails


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#1 Commodore

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:24 PM

trailer

Toby Stephens and lesbian pirates, sign me up

#2 Pliskin

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:37 PM

The upcoming TV season will be the season of pirates.

This Black Sails on Starz plus John Malkovich as Blackbeard on NBC.
And the forthcoming season 2 of Vikings (yeah, they're kinda pirates too).

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:47 PM

The novelty of a TV series about pirates is enough to offset the association with Michael Bay. Looks like it'll be about the same in terms of acting quality and interesting story lines as Hell On Wheels. Which isn't spectacular, but is still a cut above the average TV show. I'll give it a shot to see if it does anything with the potential.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:48 PM

"from executive producer Michael Bay"


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:01 PM

The novelty of a TV series about pirates is enough to offset the association with Michael Bay. Looks like it'll be about the same in terms of acting quality and interesting story lines as Hell On Wheels. Which isn't spectacular, but is still a cut above the average TV show. I'll give it a shot to see if it does anything with the potential.


All of this, but particularly the bold section.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:35 PM

Does it have the same directors of Spartacus? I read something like that
I'm excited for this series

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:40 AM

hopefully it will have sword fights like this

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:45 AM

I'm sold.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:27 AM

McG is an exec producer of supernatural. It probably just involves cashing cheques

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:41 AM

I've never watched a pirate show, and this looks pretty interesting. Judging from the trailer, it's a pretty high-budget show with a good story, so I couldn't care less who's the producer.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

The trailer and bits I've seen on Starz has me interested. Always room for a fun pirate show on TV!

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

hopefully it will have sword fights like this

The only good thing about that movie is that swordfight.

On the subject of Black Sails, I'm kind of looking forward to seeing how it works out. I don't have any high hopes or anything, but Spartacus on Starz turned out to be pretty good and damned entertainig (despite a terrible few early episodes).
And it's about time Pirates gets more love on the small screen.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

Looks pretty interesting. There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of ship based show/scenes, and more of the shore stuff, but we'll see (may be based on their budget). The one odd thing I noticed was the weird goblin/demon thing... so hopefully this won't have too much of the Pirates of the Caribbean garbage.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:31 PM

I'm in.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:20 AM

Spartacus with pirates. I'll watch the pilot at least (well maybe a few more given the spartacus pilot). It's starz! so there will be a lot of wenching but hopefully some interesting story to back it up.
Isn't there a pirate show with Hugh Laurie coming out too? Or was he the initial rumour for the John Malkovich one?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:42 AM

Spartacus with pirates. I'll watch the pilot at least (well maybe a few more given the spartacus pilot). It's starz! so there will be a lot of wenching but hopefully some interesting story to back it up.
Isn't there a pirate show with Hugh Laurie coming out too? Or was he the initial rumour for the John Malkovich one?

Yeah, exit Hugh Laurie. It's John F***ing Malkovich as Blackbeard. I can't wait... /drool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drool:' />
Too bad it's on NBC...

Edited by Pliskin, 27 August 2013 - 06:43 AM.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:50 AM

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:37 PM

Yeah, exit Hugh Laurie. It's John F***ing Malkovich as Blackbeard. I can't wait... /drool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drool:' />
Too bad it's on NBC...


Sounds like a better fit to be honest. I agree it's a shame it's on NBC. At least Starz! have the luxury of making it clear it's not "pirates of the caribean - the tv show". It'll be fun to compare and contrast the two though. If only HBO had a pirate show as well,

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

Sounds like a better fit to be honest. I agree it's a shame it's on NBC. At least Starz! have the luxury of making it clear it's not "pirates of the caribean - the tv show". It'll be fun to compare and contrast the two though. If only HBO had a pirate show as well,


I think it's gonna be a lot grittier than PotC
The way they are showing this like it's the next big thing since Spartacus it's proof enough that this is not gonna be a pretty show or light like Disney's Pirates

Edited by Nami, 27 August 2013 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

another trailer, definitely looks like a pirate version of Spartacus (which is not necessarily a bad thing)





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