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By DragonFlame
#1446
From @ultamentkiller
I watched Three Body Problem. I didn't realize we were going to get multiple seasons, so I thought we were going to resolve the conflict before the end. I'm glad we didn't.
I didn't realise either, so I am not going to see next series. Have cancelled Netflix because they are planning to make us pay quite a lot extra for no adverts and that is sneaky. So have gone to Disney for a change and found Loki. :D :D

So far it is pretty good, will see how The God of Mischief works out. ;)
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By cupiscent
#1448
Rewatching Deadloch because I'm on a panel discussing it at this coming weekend's Continuum convention here in Melbourne. :beaming: (Is it spec fic? Maybe not, but we're going to discuss it anyway because it's excellent!)
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By DragonFlame
#1578
I finished watching Three Body Problem from Lui Cuixin's book before my sub to Netflix expired and enjoyed it greatly.
It seemed to be extremely well made, rather long drawn out on various dramas, which were hard going. But the subject matter was heavy overall, so it fitted well. The special effects were quite spectacular at times. Suppose this is AI nowadays, she says grudgingly. ;)
The science sounded very impressive and my ignorance allows me to accept it without question and enjoy it.
Could almost believe that it ended as it did in this series, except they left obvious openings to carry on to Series 2.
Without asking for spoilers, but please can those who read the book tell me if there was much more to go in the original ?
Am I right in guessing that scriptwriters are going to keep this going by using the 'based on the book' acknowledgment? Or was there enough substance in the book to follow other storylines convincingly? I would like to think so.
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By Magnus
#1607
I did enjoy the TV series but the books are quite different, the main point being that they are focused entirely on Chinese characters, a refreshing change from all the West-centric SF out there. The book series is three books, and it will be interesting to see what they do with the following season because the books mostly move on to different characters. So my guess is they will move even further away from the source material so they can keep their ensemble cast. Doing so will make the TV series entirely a creature of its own.
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By DragonFlame
#1616
Thank you, Magnus, now you explained there were two more books, I looked them up and may actually try to read them. The more I think about it as a whole, the more I appreciate the thought and ingenuity that went into it and would like to know the author's version more than the Netflix one. But my power of concentration is lamentable, so may fail again. ;)
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By Magnus
#1652
DragonFlame wrote:Thank you, Magnus, now you explained there were two more books, I looked them up and may actually try to read them.
The first book is amazing in so many ways. The other two are as well, to be fair, but they are tougher to take in a the scope widens, and they have a few flaws that bothered me a bit, albeit not so much as to stop me from enjoying the masterful work of epic SF the trilogy is as a whole. And as I usually say: the day I read the perfect story is the day I will stop reading.

I've been watching Sweet Tooth, which is quite a good post apocalyptic 'modern' fantasy type series on Netflix, based on a comic I think. There was a great plague, and at the same time children started being born with animal features. I do get a bit tired of how dark the post-apoc always 'has' to be (I know there are exceptions), but I'm enjoying it enough, at least to watch an episode after work when I don't have a lot of brainpower left to get into something too mentally taxing.
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By Elfy
#1656
Magnus wrote: June 20th, 2024, 08:01
DragonFlame wrote:Thank you, Magnus, now you explained there were two more books, I looked them up and may actually try to read them.
The first book is amazing in so many ways. The other two are as well, to be fair, but they are tougher to take in a the scope widens, and they have a few flaws that bothered me a bit, albeit not so much as to stop me from enjoying the masterful work of epic SF the trilogy is as a whole. And as I usually say: the day I read the perfect story is the day I will stop reading.

I've been watching Sweet Tooth, which is quite a good post apocalyptic 'modern' fantasy type series on Netflix, based on a comic I think. There was a great plague, and at the same time children started being born with animal features. I do get a bit tired of how dark the post-apoc always 'has' to be (I know there are exceptions), but I'm enjoying it enough, at least to watch an episode after work when I don't have a lot of brainpower left to get into something too mentally taxing.
Sweet Tooth is based on a graphic novel. We’ve watched the first 2 seasons and enjoyed them. The 3rd and what I believe final season has recently been released, so we’ll add that to our watch list, too.