I Never Saw That Years Ago - Turkish submarine sci-fi in.... YAKAMOZ S-245
This month we're testing a new type of show, one where we watch something neither of us have seen before and is new (ish). Yakamoz S-245 is new Turkish Netflix series where a submarine crew dive deep to hide from the sun's deadly rays.
Before becoming a Lethal Weapon, Mel Gibson was... MAD MAX
Mad Max is an almost-apocalyptic action movie where Mel Gibson plays an Australian copper taking on a gang of thuggish bikers, lead by Hugh Keays-Byrne who would later star as Immortan Joe in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road.
This week a Texan oil company tries to buy a Scottish fishing village in.... LOCAL HERO Local Hero is movie about a Texan oil executive going to Scotland looking for land and finding something entirely different.
Did either of you watch it? When I watched it on VHS, I was a bit diappointed. I think I bought the game on the Amiga before I saw the film and I think the campaign for the game had set my expectations too high. I remember the TV adverts showing a guy with razors on his thumbs.
This week we wonder what dreams may come with... THE SANDMAN
The Sandman is an Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic book series about Dream (who controls dreams and nightmares) being trapped on earth by an occult spell and the aftermath of his release. This is one of the new sorts of ISTYA shows where we watch something neither of us had seen before.
What did you think of it? I bought the first part of the comic on kindle (though I'd forgotten that I'd started reading it until this show went up). The little bit of the comic is richer in ideas than the TV show. Apart from that, I was surprised at how rudimentary the art is.
Post by BeetrootBertie on Oct 2, 2022 22:25:00 GMT
I don't remember the comics or graphic novels at all really, so I find it hard to compare. I read them either when I was student or just after (borrowed from a library - not been in one of those for a while) and recall enjoying them but little else has stuck with me. I've also enjoyed the show, particularly the diner episode and the one centred around Death (I though it handled things really well and had a strong emotional response). The standalone extra ones were nice too, but some of it felt a little hollow at times. Maybe I'd feel the same about the comics these days? I'd like to read them again at some point. Hope it gets a 2nd season, maybe with animated episodes or something to tie in with some the comics that had different artists/art styles.
My mate Martyn mentioned the Diner episode as a memorable one. I wonder if this will be a series where a people tend o remember one or two episodes (as you did with Death) and think of it fondly because of that, rather than recalling the series as a whole as being good.
EMarkM: Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?
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zagibu: Sharks not only swim fast, they also swim silent. Their scales are called dermal denticles, and they create local swirls around them which reduce the shark's overall drag in water.
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Aunt Alison: In sharks, no one can hear you swim
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rawshark: And did you see that Planet Earth III thing? They hide behind fish.
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