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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SithForceLord, Jan 13, 2002.

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  1. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Some scenes in Dinotopia DID look like Star Wars .. especially when they were riding the two-legged dinosaurs, they look just like the Gungan Kaadu or even the Taun Tauns. :)



    > Buffy getting no good!

    What do you mean "getting"?!?!?! It was worse than hopeless before it even started. :p
  2. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    There is a bit of a history between Dinotopia and Star Wars.

    The story I heard was that Iain McCaig, one of the art designers on TPM, was inspired by the illustrations in the Dinotopia books for the design of Theed City. The owners of Dinotopia spotted this immediately in the final movie, and there was some conversation, but no legal action.

    Here's the stories on TFN relating to it:

    http://cgi.theforce.net/theforce/tfn.cgi?storyID=2731

    http://cgi.theforce.net/theforce/tfn.cgi?action=getstory&storyID=4020

    I have yet to watch the final part, I had to tape it ... so I've still got bets on about who's going to get the girl. I don't get what either of them see in her anyway, she's way too perfect, lol. I loved Zippo though, so cute! and 26 ... awwwwww
  3. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Now that I think about it, Theed and Waterfall City DID look very much alike.

    I had to miss the second half of the second part, but saw the rest ... I won't spoil the ending for you though. :)

    Zippo reminded me of Cornelius, one of the monkeys played by Roddy McDowell in the original Planet of the Apes movies - they even sounded alike.
  4. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Some of the scenes (especially the message bird and the 'bus') reminded me of The Flintstones.

    :)
  5. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Okay, so she loved both of them. Rip off!!! Now all the fans of the series will get into deadly internet wars about who Marion actually married.
  6. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    I vaguely remember reading about a Dinotopia series, but I've no idea whether that was this mini-series or a spin-off wekkly series. I'd think a weekly series would either be VERY expensive to make or have MUCH fewer (or lower quality) dinosaurs in it.


    Last night was the season final of Earth: Final Conflict - next week TV4 have put a movie in it's place. BUT, last night I saw a promo advert saying Star Trek: Voyager was "returning soon" - so either this will replace E:FC or the pretty hopeless Total Recall that is HOPEFULLY near the end (for ever!). :)
  7. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    There was nothing like SW when my brother said that. 8-} They weren't at Waterfall City yet.

    Marion is a bit annoying.
  8. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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  9. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    The Simpsons has returned!!!! :D :D :D

    Starting this Sunday, October 6th on TV 2 at 7pm. :) *does the happy dance*
  10. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Is that new shows or just more rotating repeats AGAIN?? [face_plain]
  11. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    <Beep> the Simpsons, Stargate SG1 is back!!! 7:30pm, Fridays, starting 18 October. :D
  12. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
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    Woohoo!!!!! 2 of my fave shows back on the tele //rushes off to stock up on blank videos//
  13. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    According to TV Guide, The Simpsons starting tomorrow night are just repeats, not new episodes. :(

    BUT, the current and new TV Guides shows a small pile of other new and repeated shows as well ...
    • The Simpsons (repeats?)
      7:00pm, Sundays on TV2
      Starts today!

    • JAG (new episodes)
      12:00noon, Weekdays on TV3
      Starts 7 October
      Back after a school holiday break.

    • McLeod's Daughters (new season)
      8:30pm, Thursdays on TV2
      Starts 10 October

    • Beast Wars Transformers (probably a repeat)
      10:00am, Saturdays on Prime TV
      Starts 12 October

    • Reboot (probably a repeat)
      10:30am, Saturdays on Prime TV
      Starts 12 October

    • Star Trek: Voyager (new season)
      8:30pm, Saturdays on TV4
      Starts 12 October

    • Earth: Final Conflict (new season)
      9:30pm, Saturdays on TV4
      Starts 12 October

    • The Osbournes (repeats)
      9:35pm, Wednesdays on TV2
      Starts 16 October
      Arrrggghhhhh!!!! This garbage was bad enough to miss the first time, yet alone repeated so soon!! :mad:

    • Stargate SG-1 (new season)
      7:30pm, Friday on TV2
      Starts 18 October with a double length episode
      Unfortunately Wing Commander the movie starts at 8:30 onTV3, but evidently that's a missable experience. :)

    and the weeks' Sci-Fi(ish) movies are ...
    • Men in Black
      8:30pm, Tuesday, 8 October on TV3

    • Mystery Science Theatre 3000
      9:30pm, Tuesday, 8 October on TV4

    • Braveheart
      Part 1: 11:00pm, Saturday, 12 October on TV3
      Part 2: 10:35pm, Sunday, 13 October on TV3
      For those who want to see the original "Episode II Trailer" footage ;)

    • Wing Commander
      8:30pm, Friday, 18 October on TV3


    :)
  14. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
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    Repeats are better than none. :) I think the new episodes will come during Febuary and run until July. Besides the reruns are newer episodes too. :)
  15. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2001
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    awsome new series of earth final conflict and voyager i really like those shows

    and repeats of reboot and beast wars ill have to tape them there awsome prime must have done a deal with mainframe entertainment

    anyone who hasnt watched beast warrs watch it it was written for adults best cartoon ever
  16. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    There's another couple of cartoons before Reboot and Beast Wars, but I've no idea what they're about, yet.


    Evidently there is a weekly TV series of Dinotopia coming that follows on from the mini-series. It's starting in the US in late November, so expect it here in 2010. ;)

    Actually, from the way they're all complaining about the mini-series on the TV3 message board, we may not get it here at all. It was fairly boring, but infinitely better than the silly Survivior: Thailand garbage they seem to want. [face_plain]
  17. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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  18. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Doh!! Make that triple post. :_|
  19. Lil_Lisa Jedi Master

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    Seems like there are some troubles with the boards tonight...
  20. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    I enjoyed Dinotopia a lot. I don't think I'd go and get it on DVD, but it was a high-quality adaptation of a book.

    I guess a lot of it was aimed at Dinosaur lovers, the kind who have plastic model glow in the dark dino skeletons decorating their room, not that I do, of course ;) ;)
  21. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    (Semi)Good News, Bad News

    First the Bad News ...
    • It looks like Prime TV ditched ReBoot (and possibly Beast Wars) at the last minute. They're both advertised in today's newspaper, but when I switched on for ReBoot all I got was some stupid kid's quiz show. :(

    • Some fool on the Dan Dare cartoon has decided to "improve" the quality of the 3D graphics, now they look a little silly and the background scenery is often at too high a resolution for the TV, causing a shimmering effect. :(

    Now the (semi)Good News ...
    • Not only does the new season of Earth: Final Conflict start tomorrow in the usual timeslot, but TV4 are also starting repeats (not sure what season) at about 11:25pm on week nights starting on Wednesday, 16 October - the actual start time and which days (some are skipped) seems to depend on how long the movie beforehand is.

    • TV2 are starting repeats of Roswell (not from the start) at 10:25pm on Fridays, starting with a double episode on 25 Ocotober - again, this start time may depend on the length of the gilm beforehand.
    The timeslot for both of these is ridiculous!! :(
  22. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Jun 12, 2002
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    Coolness, Roswell was all good, albeit the cancellation of the series forced them to tie it up in such a crappy manner.

    The same thing happened with Dark Angel as well.

    Glad to see ST:Voyager is back, if only to oggle at Jeri Ryan. Somehow, she's not quite as hot as a teacher on Boston Public as she is as 7 of 9 in that rather tight costume. :D

    New Simpsons episodes are still amusing. I hear they canned Futurama in the states, but are doing a new show in its place.

    Does anyone know when we'll be getting CSI: Miami or the new season of regular CSI?
  23. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    > New Simpsons episodes are still amusing. I hear they canned Futurama in the states, but are doing a new show in its place. <

    I read that there are still 2 or so Futurama seasons in the can, which is good news.

    And if you haven't seen "The Office" yet (TV1, Wed nights ~10pm), you should. It's the funniest thing on TV. Shot in sort of documentary / reality TV style (much like the movie Spinal Tap) with Fly-On-The-Wall scenes interspersed with to-the-camera interviews, it details the workings of a Paper Merchant's office in the UK.

    So funny. So very funny.


  24. Debo Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2001
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    My brother always tells me to watch it, JP.

    Maybe I should really check it out sometime.
  25. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    It's on tonight Debo. Can you receive NZ TV transmissions in Holland?

    Turn your aerial a little southward...
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