Non-motoring > As Seen on TV - Volume 20
Thread Author: R.P. Replies: 9

 As Seen on TV - Volume 20 - R.P.

A place to discuss what's on TV that might be of interest to others. (exc. Top Gear, F1, for example - which have threads of their own)


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Last edited by: VxFan on Sat 25 Jul 20 at 20:01
 Ad Astra (Film) - R.P.
This was a film I'd thought of going to see before CV19. It was released on Sky a few days ago. It was a beautifully made, not quite Space Odyssey, but it was well crafted and effects in space were so nicely done that they were seamless. Well worth a couple of hours of your time.
 Ad Astra (Film) - zippy
>> This was a film I'd thought of going to see before CV19. It was released
>> on Sky a few days ago. It was a beautifully made, not quite Space Odyssey,
>> but it was well crafted and effects in space were so nicely done that they
>> were seamless. Well worth a couple of hours of your time.
>>

I saw it at the cinema and didn't enjoy it at all.

I am a huge fan of 2001 and most things sci-fi but felt it to be cold and a bit unrealistic in places (with regards the characters). Left the cinema totally underwhelmed and from the comments from some others there, several others felt the same.

But, hey, if its on Sky, give it a go. It won't cost you any extra!
 Ad Astra (Film) - R.P.
May watch 2001 now. ;-)....
 Ad Astra (Film) - zippy
>> May watch 2001 now. ;-)....
>>

I would love a few other of Clarke's books to be filmed.

I can think of Rendezvous with RAMA, The Light of Other Days, and of course 2069 which would be quite an adventure film.

I didn't realise that "Deep Impact" was very loosely based on "The Hammer of God" but was changed so much that Clarke didn't get credit.
 Ad Astra (Film) - zippy
Sorry 2061 not 2069
 Ad Astra (Film) - R.P.
I had the very same thought about Rama. That was an awesome book. Still got my copy. May go hide in the garage and read it ! :-)
 Breaking Bad - zippy
My son has got in to this.

Made an astute observation:

The whole thing is an advert for socialised healthcare: If they had a National Health Service in the USA none of Walter's actions would have been necessary and the body count would have been much lower!

:-)
Last edited by: zippy on Fri 24 Jul 20 at 23:39
 Breaking Bad - R.P.
Exactly.
 Gone Girl - zippy
Hide behind the sofa stuff.

Nice thriller!
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