Very cool Matt! Definitely great to see.

Happy 22nd everyone!

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It's on one of the broadcast networks.  I saw the first episode, was pretty decent.

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I saw episode 10. You are right, I did get some Game of Throne vibes. It looked well done. But I heard the pilot was difficult to appreciate.

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Informant wrote:

That's a shame. I grew up watching his show. sad

Didn't we all smile

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RIP.

I loved that scene.

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Informant wrote:

Depends on your perspective. smile


smile

I more meant from everyone's perspective (outliers excluded of course)

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Will it get worse or better?

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H&I used to be military focused, but they revamped. Would be nice if we got Sliders reruns on it.

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Informant wrote:

Okay, so...

Obama tried to legitimize the oppression in Cuba, and ended the US policy which allowed Cuban refugees to stay in the US and become citizens. Now they would be shipped back to Cuba like other immigrants. This seems to fly in the face of not just liberal immigration views, but you'd think that liberals would be upset about not allowing refugees in. Even more so than the Syrian refugees, because we are pretty much the only hope for the Cubans who flee their country on dinky rafts. Cuba hasn't gone through a big change where everyone is free and happy now.

It would seem that Obama's decision to end the refugee policy was a political tantrum, because too many Cuban-Americans pissed him off during the election and Cubans tend to be more conservative once they get here. You'd think that all of the celebrities who are upset about Trump's refugee policies would have been equally upset about Obama's... Except, they weren't. Nobody cared when we turned our backs on the people fleeing Cuba. Nobody cared about sending them back after their attempt to flee.

So, I have a hard time buying all of this outrage over how uncaring and how un-American Trump's policies are. The fact is, none of these people really care about refugees or humanity. They care about their fad issues. Hating Trump and supporting Muslim immigrants is in style this season. The red carpet at the Oscars this year is probably going to be all about how well people can match their politics to their shoes. They won't want to over-accessorize with jewels, because it would take away from the flare of their pseudo-intellectual outfits.

I can't stand people who pretend to care, or who pretend to be offended, or pretend to be outraged. I hate fakeness.

My understanding is Cuban refugees are now treated like any other refugees.  They are still able to apply for asylum, we *basically* just don't automatically grant them it anymore because we are now treating Cuba different.

I don't take any issue with the change in our relations with Cuban.  As a country, I don't see them as a threat to U.S. national security and the move was made with the thought that we could better influence them by having relations than the approach that didn't seem to change much.

I really wouldn't put Syrian refugees and Cuban refugees in the same categories.  I've seen a lot of photos of dead Syrians, what is going on there seems far more serious.

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Some may disagree, but I enjoyed this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/opin … .html?_r=1

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Transmodiar wrote:

It's back on Hulu, by the way.

It never left smile

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Good news. Thanks for posting.

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http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/remote- … 201953719/

Podcast with a fox exec. 15:38  Talks about unknown status of x-files.

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Transmodiar wrote:

Just looked at "Rules of the Game" for some research and a popup made it very clear it will not be available after December 31.

Ugh, looks like you are right.

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Travelers on netflix from what I've seen so far is definitely worth watching.

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I think the verdict was the ones released by Universal Home Video (starting in 2005 with the dual dimension season 1 & 2 release... ending in a release of all seasons individually in recent years) had the best quality. The quality I believe was said to be the same for the DVD re-releases of seasons in recent years as it was in the original releases.

The Mill Creek release in October of this year was lower quality (at a more affordable price). The file sizes are more compressed than they are on the Universal Home Video releases.

As an FYI, it doesn't appear that Sliders is leaving Netflix, but I guess we will know on Jan. 1. It is no longer listed in the "leaving netflix" articles that have come out lately.

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Informant wrote:

If the person who makes that discovery is easily duped into selling a multi-billion, or even multi-trillion dollar idea after decades of seeing this storyline play out in film and television, they don't deserve to see their invention out in the world.

You know the Google guys tried to sell their tech for $1m?

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The more recent 'Leaving Netflix' articles don't have Sliders listed as departing, so hopefully it is in good shape on that front.

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Yep. No x-files for a while.  Very nice.

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Yea. There's an arrogance there that didn't shift.

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Surf Dance Chris wrote:

(And still charge so little and do well)

They actually had to do a 1.5b debt financing to help pay for the original content they plan to produce, and I don't think they are profitable since starting to do a lot of original programming.

Some more info in this article: http://www.lawyerherald.com/articles/31 … -costs.htm

Either way, like anything, they are banking on being able to eventually turn the corner.

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I think there's a decent chance this still gets re-added.

If they did re-add, I'd really like a better quality than what's on there, and the two episodes that are missing added. I find it much easier to watch on netflix than using the dvds, since I like to just marathon it on in the background on continuous play.

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Grizzlor wrote:

Nice to hear it's still on track, and the delay is in fact Gillian's schedule. Quite ironic that she's the one with the gigs now, and not David!

Is that being reported anywhere? Because I'm not seeing anything.

If you're referring to something from those SEO sites that do long roundups on its status, that's not really legitimate, and is just old news. There are a number of them that come up when you search X-Files.

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ireactions wrote:

Ah, sorry. Well, I stand by my position. There's too much money to throw away here. Negotiations may stall, actors may wander, but THE X-FILES is coming back unless Gillian responds to my tweet to tell me otherwise.


I certainly hope cooler heads prevail, but at the very least, 2017 seems out of the question, and if we get a season 11, it's conceivable it wouldn't be until 2019.

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That's an older quote. At the time, it looked like things were in motion.

The site is just an SEO play.

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Gillian has been booking stuff like crazy, so I take this pretty seriously.

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Looks like negotiations for season 11 have hit a snag, and its not clear what may happen.
https://thexcastblog.wordpress.com/2016 … 11-glitch/

Sad, since both sides were originally pretty bullish on it.

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Welcome (back)!

Yes, there's still folks out there supporting it / engaging with it.

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Interesting to see this come to fruition. Christopher Leone gave an interview about it a couple of weeks ago and said some stuff on twitter, so I had expected this. Interesting FOX choose someone else to be the no. 1 guy but still cool Christopher was able to pull this off. It seemed like he worked hard for it.

Grizzlor, you're a legend wink

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Anyone remember the movie 13th Floor? It's free on some cable providers now through one of the studio/content owners on-demand channels, and I watched it this weekend.  Pretty good, and has some Sliders-like elements.

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Informant wrote:

I didn't! Actually, I've been having some pretty bad back pain and haven't been able to sit and do any writing/editing/reading work. I came to open a tab and remind myself to read it, saw your other post and replied to that without mentioning that I hadn't been able to read your pages yet.

I'm working on figuring out a way to be able to do some work, but I haven't found a tolerable way to sit yet.

Not sure if this will help you at all but you may want to check this out: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FA5SGG/re … amp;btkr=1

There's also a cheaper version here https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Over-Back-P … 0425087417

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Informant wrote:

The interesting example was the email about the kid, but given her history, I would have to make sure that it wasn't part of some longer email chain about ways to improve her public image or whatever.

I believe this is the full thread (starts at the bottom): https://foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUME … lp00000618

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On a related note:
https://twitter.com/mitchellvii/status/ … 7841451008

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Informant wrote:

I've never seen a sign that she cares about any other human being on Earth. Please do correct me if I'm wrong about that.

I had a family member who fell into her at an event. She was nice about it. I had a friend who worked in DC (as a lowly intern). She was always nice to him. I have another friend/acquaintance who is part of her core team. I really don't think he'd be involved if she was that god awful. 

There's also this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwHLajWWgAQy-XK.jpg:large

Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 4:39 PM

To: Verveer, Melanne S

Subject: Noori All

Do you recall Noori Ali(?), the ten year old Yemeni girl who got herself divorced? I met her at the Glamour awards last year. There was a CNN story last few days about how unhappy she is, still living at home, not attending school and quite angry that her life is not better. Is there any way we can help her? Could we get her to the US for counselling and education?


Here's her requesting a human rights report on women in Afghanistan. And saying things like please and thank you to a subordinate (this isn't common of all high ranking folks in my experience). https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/703

You may also want to check this out (though the author is admittedly biased):
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 … in-08.html


Most of all—and you hear this all the time from people who’ve worked for her—Hillary Clinton is uncommonly warm and thoughtful. She surprises with birthday cakes. She calls when a grandparent passes away. She once rearranged her entire campaign schedule so a staffer could attend her daughter’s preschool graduation. Her husband charms by talking to you; Hillary does it by listening to you—not in a head-nodding, politician way; in a real person way.

This same story has repeated itself throughout Clinton’s career: those who initially view her as distrustful and divisive from afar find her genuine and cooperative in person. It was the case with voters in New York, Republicans in the Senate, Obama people in the White House, and heads of state all over the world. There’s a reason being America’s chief diplomat was the specific job Obama asked Hillary to do—she has the perfect personality for it.

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Informant wrote:

I did watch season 1 of 12 Monkeys. It was good, but I had a hard time finding time to keep up with it. I've heard good things about The Expanse and Black Mirror. I will need to watch those.

Thanks for the suggestions!


Yea, finding the time is the most difficult part with these 45-minute episodes. They can be so detailed that they work best on binges, but then it can be exhausting trying to binge. 

The Black Mirror is best for one-offs though, since its pure anthology.

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Informant wrote:

Yup, I'm done. Maybe I can use this time to try out some other shows that I've been thinking of testing. Has anyone seen The Magicians? Is that any good? Or I could start watching This Is Us. People say nice things about that one.

Have you checked out The Expanse, 12 Monkeys or Black Mirror?  There's not a lot out there I enjoy but the first two are solid and I've liked what I've seen of Black Mirror.

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For anyone interested, looks like the X Files origins books are coming out soon.

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/25/x- … y-excerpts

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Slider_Quinn21 wrote:

The Walking Dead is straight terrible.

I tried watching the pilot, but didn't get the appeal either. I just assumed I was missing something; after all, it is wildly popular and there are intelligent folks that like it.

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Happy 1-year anniversary of BTTF Day!

Great video on mashable about the film and the clocktower scene: http://mashable.com/2016/10/21/art-of-t … locktower/

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I really enjoyed the second episode. It was cool going back in time like that, and they did a very good job at making it feel real.

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Slider_Quinn21 wrote:

Anyone else watching?

I saw the premiere. Enjoyed it.

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Well, the wonderful folks at Mill Creek decided to give us episodes half the file size of the old season 1 dvd.  It doesnt look half as bad but is a downgrade.

Of course, the price is fantastic.

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Grizzlor wrote:

Furthermore, transferring VHS to DVD is not that hard or time consuming, unless you're also doing editing and/or re-mastering of some kind.

I've done transfers, it still takes time.  Here's straight from the horse's mouth if you like:

By all means, feel free to post about it wherever you'd like.  It took me about three hours to find the VHS cassette, dub it to DVD in real time, burn a copy of that DVD for you, create a label for the disk and an insert for the case, and get it all wrapped up and shipped off to you.  After PayPal fees and postage, I'll net probably about six bucks.  If anyone else would like a copy, it'll take me less than half an hour to burn another copy and get it ready for shipping.  If I can make a few extra bucks off of it, that would be great.

Always nice to see good people who will do things out of sheer goodwill.

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Mission to Mars is currently on Cinemax on demand, for those interested. wink

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ireactions wrote:

He said that he didn't really define it as the right one slid or the wrong one slid -- he said that he liked to write stories by opening doors and possibliities without rigidly and narrowly declaring what the future would be.

Thats what the ep interview essentially indicates when you look at all of his statements on it..  which is why  it doesnt settle the question for everyone.

However in an old online chat he said he definitely knew which arturo slid - he wouldnt say - and that there are clues in subsequent episodes if you look closely.

In the dragoncon video he says it was designed to have the wrong arturo sliding.

As far as i'm concerned, our professor without a doubt isnt the one who died on the show.

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All I was trying to say is we now have video of him indicating the wrong professor slid.

And, it is more strongly worded for anyone unconvinced ( I have run into this when pointing ppl to the ep interview).

Not trying to diminsh what we've already gotten.

Moving on.

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ireactions wrote:

Matt is pointing out that we have had Tracy Torme's confirmation that the wrong Arturo slid since 2009.

Thanks.  I'm aware of the ep interview..  that's why I said video evidence.  But i'd also add tracy's statement is much more definitive than the ep interview.

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Transmodiar wrote:

So now = 1997? Time to buy me some tech stocks! wink

I don't really get the joke but the video hasnt been released until now.  Nobody ever ordered.

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RussianCabbie_Lotteryfan wrote:

Here's the transcript
http://earthprime.com/interviews/tracy-torme-dragoncon


I was wrong on this.  Apparently this "Hour with Tracy Torme" event took place the day after the Sliders panel. So this is different.

We now have video evidence the wrong professor slid.