Black Wolf Smith

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  • Birthday 10/31/1969

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  • Interests Love reading all time fav LOTR, DUNE, aSoIaF, and Mistborn

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  1. SyFy's Latest New "New Image"

    About 18 months ago, the powers that be at SyFy decided that they needed a new image, that they had lost most of their core audience over the last 10 years, because they were mostly making cheap crappy shows, since they change theyrebranded them selves as SyFy. They announced 4 or 5 majorprojects, andthey also have given the axe to shows to some of the cheaper shows like Haven, who was canceled even before its latest/last season started to air. The first 2 shows of the "New Image" aired this week. The mini series "Childhood's End" and "The Expanse"( I would give CE a B+, andthe 4 ep's on-line of TE an A) While It is fine to bring up, and state a brief OP of an SyFy show on this thread, I am more interested inyour OP of the channel in and of itself, and where it is head towards.
  2. [BOOK & TV SPOILERS] The Expanse on SyFy

    Have you read the books? the Pilot biggest problem is that it is has too many threads and charactersit has to establish and not nearly enough time to do it. I think they would have been much better off making it 2 hour pilot, but I believe that got the go ahead to series before they even finished the pilot. If you read the first book, it is easier to follow what is going on, on it. As for the series (at least the first 4 ep), Wow. They have made a lot of changes, but most I understand, and get why they did that. Best example is the scene w/ Miller and Havelock where it is explained that in a few generations Belters won't look much like humans, while showing the Belters to be tall, skinnyalmost all have some abnormal parts them, was probably the best route. I don't think CGI or making costumes would work to show the way the are made to appear in the books, so showing it at an earlier time from was a good call.
  3. your thoughts about the show PSYCH

    I liked the first few season, but the last few season seemed to drag, and I wouldn't watch every ep. They like South Park, would throw in that extra special every season( like the one where they went on Duo's, and sang Tears for Fears), that makes you remember why I loved it at some point.
  4. Childhood's End on Syfy

    Having never read the book, the show drew me in, and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next, and what was really going on. The ending sucked, but that was what was suppose to happen. I'd give it B+ overall, good solid mini series, but it had a few scenes that where things were a bit confusing, or didn't make a lot of sense.
  5. Star Wars Episode VII THE SPOILERS AWAKEN

    From my PoV, you said that backwards. As much as people bitch, moan, and belittle SW:tPM, it had the Wow. I went to see tPM midnight show, and then again the next morning, and loved it. It was only later that Jar Jar, an hour of Pod, and all the other little stuff began to make it hard to watch. When a I saw SW:tFA, I liked it, it really is a SW movie, but it seemed to be missing the "Wow factor". When I started thinking about each scene, I realized, it is a blatant rip off of SW:ANH. Yes there are a few homages to it, but most of the scene (and all of the major scene) were basically a reworking of ANH. What is worse, is that I didn't expect it, but should have. It is wereJJ seemed to be headed w/ Star Trek, before handing it off.
  6. [The Last Ship] - In The Navy !

    I really don't like this show. 1. You know in the cut scene, pretty much what is going to happenin the ep. 2. Half the time they are bellying up "The Navy" Way w/ lines you can't cross, and the other half, crossing said lines, and doing what ever it takes w/ little to no consequences. 3. The action reminds me of the action on the A-Team. 10K bullets, couple red shirts/lowly bad guys down, 1 back ground character slightly wounded(and back on their feet the next week) and any thing that blew up, wasn't really needed. 
  7. The revue posted on page one, is pretty spot on. It is great, but I only watch one or 2 at a time. I have seen parts of both Hunting for Pablo, and Killing Pablo over the years. This is kind of half drama, half history docomentry. I like how they have added in real pictures and clips w/ what they shot.   I would complain that the should have either done it all in English or Spainish ( I don't mind subtitles, if a show/movie is good) because half the time, the translation is either going way to fast to read, or to slow to see what is going on. My spainish is basically limilted to knowing how to cuss somebody out, and a few other things you learn from working in a kitchen w/ mostly 1st gen mexican/amercains. Even I noticed how what is said, and what it is showing said aren't the same things.   That being said, this is a very ingaging story.
  8. 1. I think they picked up the pace the last 3 ep, and added more Secondary storylines. Or I should say that they had a Main storyline, w/ some characters running a second line, instead of having each group on its own story line.   2. I can not argue w/ that. A lot of shows base everything about season 1, but then have no where to go in season 2, and then wind up running the same villian/ same type of villian the 2nd year.   3. I either fell asleep during part, or lost connection, and missed that part,when I resumed it.
  9. Defiance

    There is/was another thread somewhere.   I think if this is the end, the final ep, it was a good ending.   But it is still up in the air if it is cancel or renewed.
  10. Falling Skies

    The fact that Pope and Tom were never going to be BFF, was a given, But they had fought off and on almost every year. Pope kind of found his place and then found the love of his life, who made him a better man. For them to take him back to being the first seasons A-hole, was stupid, both the show and the character would have been better off if he became "the Good Guy".  The black guy, I could see the guy that was always loyal, making a heel turn, if he did it, and not just following Pope, who he never really got along w/.   I kind of watch the last 3 ep, but really fell asleep during each of them. I miss quite a bit, but yet really don't think I missed anything.
  11. There are a couple good ep's, and the last 3 kind of find a grooves, but they couldn't hold on threw out each ep. If you got the time, watch it, with the pick up for next year, it might be worth it.    The last 3 ep, they kind of changed the format of the show, w/ a WTF moment at the end of each. I still think this has everything going for it, if they can make up their mind about what they want to do w/ it. As I have said many times, a lot of Sci/Fi shows takes more then a season to find their footing.   Wait! WTF Wil Wheaton? Why don't I remember that?   @RedEyeGhost  Give Z-nation a chance. It isn't any where near TWD, or FTWD, but it has a nice little quickyness.
  12.  I thought that the book and novel arwere very different things.
  13. The Expanse optioned for Television Series

    https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AwrBTzZc8c5VdU4Av0BXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEwNzJpNmJwBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNyZWwtYm90?p=new+sy+fy+series&ei=UTF-8&fp=1&fr2=rs-bottom&fr=yfp-t-334-s   There was an article about the 4 new series based off Novels, that I was going to post, but now I can't find it. Besides "The Expanse" there is "Magicians" "Gateway" and "Childhood's End". Since I couldn't post that, I posted the above instead.
  14.  4 (Asian guy) and 5 (young girl) linked up w/ a computer a few ep ago. 4 went thru his memories, and learned who he was, and what had happened. The girl got into "trouble" and was stuck in it, so 6 (Black Guy) went in, and at first went thru a couple of his memories, before finding 5 in someone else memory, that they couldn't figure out (it was 1"s, in which he lived the good life)     IDK if I say "really cool", but much better then season 1. They made a series based an action film, and put little or no action in the first season. They have added in action, and spread out the story this season.    Theda, I didn't think we agree on anything, yet, I too look forward to watching it on Monday( when it air's on Friday night)   I think Dark Matter was better this week then Killjoys.
  15. Let's talk about that rare beast- celebrities that no-one hates.

    I didn't read all 9 pages, but for me the only person that fits "no-one Hates" is Betty White. Not saying everybody loves her or her style, but nobody hates her.