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#4409215 - 03/06/18 06:28 PM The Terror  
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http://www.amc.com/shows/the-terror

Looks like it could be a good one.

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#4409217 - 03/06/18 06:33 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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Thanks for this. I will definitely give the 2 hour pilot a shot!


And what a great cast!! Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds, Tobias Menzies. It's nice to see Hiinds and Menzies reunite again after they both starred in "Rome" AND "Game of Thrones". smile

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#4409256 - 03/06/18 08:34 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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Ooh yeah that looks good. I don't watch TV much anymore but this like my kind of story. Just wish it was on Netflix or Amazon so I can watch it all at once.

#4409261 - 03/06/18 08:45 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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Looks great. AMC has certainly put out some excellent shows in the past.

#4409269 - 03/06/18 09:27 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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This indeed looks like very good production and story. I will safely assume that it is based on The Franklin Expedition (HMS Terror and HMS Erebus). If so, I very much hope they stick to historical facts and not involve "monsters" and/or "zombies". It has been concluded that many of the crew suffered from a concoction of lead poising, pneumonia and tuberculosis besides the extreme cold which brought their early deaths.


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#4409281 - 03/06/18 10:03 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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Wow, that looks awesome! First I’ve heard of it.
Some really interesting shows set in the past these days. The Alienist has been creepy but really good.


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#4409430 - 03/07/18 03:53 PM Re: The Terror [Re: THX-1138]  
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Originally Posted by THX-1138
This indeed looks like very good production and story. I will safely assume that it is based on The Franklin Expedition (HMS Terror and HMS Erebus). If so, I very much hope they stick to historical facts and not involve "monsters" and/or "zombies". It has been concluded that many of the crew suffered from a concoction of lead poising, pneumonia and tuberculosis besides the extreme cold which brought their early deaths.


If they stick to the book, there will be a fairly big supernatural element to the story.

#4409431 - 03/07/18 03:55 PM Re: The Terror [Re: axman]  
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Originally Posted by axman


If they stick to the book, there will be a fairly big supernatural element to the story.



Yup. That was made quite clear on the official webpage for the show that Clipper included in his post.

From the site,

"The cast and creators examine how fact and fiction blend to create dread and danger in this haunting, suspenseful drama. Don’t miss the two-hour series premiere Monday, March 26 at 9/8c on AMC."

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#4409444 - 03/07/18 04:51 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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" I very much hope they stick to historical facts and not involve "monsters" and/or "zombies". "

It seems that they are going the monster route. I saw some trailers that actually show some of it. And some scenes of crewmembers being yanked off of the ship by whatever it is. It's going to be hard to stick to the "based on a true story" claim if they're doing that. Inspired by, would probably be more accurate. That said, though, it does look good. I do want to see it.


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#4409452 - 03/07/18 05:07 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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If you are looking for a PBS-style documentary then move on!


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#4409468 - 03/07/18 06:08 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted by Pooch
It's going to be hard to stick to the "based on a true story" claim


I don't know, since there are no actual qualifiers for such a statement. Based to what degree? That doesn't matter, since this quote connoted authenticity. The typical movie-goer will not look any deeper than that., To them, it is now a 'true story'. You know how it works. Sheeple.

It's like 'one of the best movies of the year'. Which says exactly nothing. But you see it on most movie ads. It's something that all critics run out there. It's golden, because it requires no qualification, no standard. Best 5 movies? Best 5000 movies? Is it safe to assume that if a critic's quote is used in the ad campaign, that the critic is paid for it?


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#4409469 - 03/07/18 06:14 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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Excellent point DBond. The other one that amuses me are the commercials for recently released movies that state "The number one movie in America!". That statement in itself also means nothing since that movie could have been the only new release the previous weekend or it could have been up against a bunch of low budget art house movies when it was released.


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Even that falls afoul of the same scrutiny PM. Number one in what exactly? Alphabet? Samoans in the cast? Catering mishaps?

It's all smoke and mirrors marketing-speak, but luckily the folks around here are smart enough to see through it. Right?

But the rest of the world...sheesh smile

The whole industry is smoke and mirrors, an illusion. Highest-grossing movie of all time! Umm, yeah, because tickets are ten times more expensive. It all means nothing, but the sheeple slurp it up.


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#4409478 - 03/07/18 07:25 PM Re: The Terror [Re: Clipper79]  
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It is based on this book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terror_(novel)


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#4409516 - 03/07/18 10:17 PM Re: The Terror [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
If you are looking for a PBS-style documentary then move on!


No need for extremes. What I mean is that the producers could use "artistic freedom" on portraying the existence of a supernatural cause when in reality the perception is caused by the illnesses, poisoning, extreme temperatures and isolation of the situation. There is enough of monsters and fantasy shows on that channel as it is. But I take all that back since the show is based on a book already (Thanks David Kennard).


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Originally Posted by axman
Originally Posted by THX-1138
This indeed looks like very good production and story. I will safely assume that it is based on The Franklin Expedition (HMS Terror and HMS Erebus). If so, I very much hope they stick to historical facts and not involve "monsters" and/or "zombies". It has been concluded that many of the crew suffered from a concoction of lead poising, pneumonia and tuberculosis besides the extreme cold which brought their early deaths.


If they stick to the book, there will be a fairly big supernatural element to the story.


Yep, the novel (Dan Simmons) was absolutely stunning and in fact did not need the so called supernatural element ...hoping they don't give it too much importance!


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Ooh, I didn’t see it was Dan Simmons. I loved Ilium/Olympos and Hyperion.


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