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#4536499 - 09/10/20 01:27 PM Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank  
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A decent balance between science stuff and drama. They could have called it, we want some of that "The Martian" money, too. Let's see, what worked in The Martian? Botany - check. Female commander - check. Slingshot maneuver - sort of check (it was planned but aborted). Use of Mars Rover units - check. Unmanned supply ships - check. Earth-side dirtbike drama - hah! Take that Ridley Scott! ABBA and David Bowie music - maybe next season?


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#4536500 - 09/10/20 01:30 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Thanks for this post because I had no clue about this series but I may check it out. It can't be any worse than that other Netflix series I checked out last year called "Another Life". Even Katee Sackhoff couldn't save that huge pile of dung.


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#4536517 - 09/10/20 02:46 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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The amusing part is that "Another Life" will get a second season biggrin

But "Away" has been on my list of things to cehck out at some time or another...

#4536518 - 09/10/20 02:50 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: EAF331 MadDog]  
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Originally Posted by EAF331 MadDog
The amusing part is that "Another Life" will get a second season biggrin

...



I was quite stunned when that news first broke but it just proves yet again that lack of quality still manages to find commercial success a times.


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#4536529 - 09/10/20 03:58 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Completely unbelievable team, what idiot put them together?
It is up to todays pc standards though.

Netflix really pumps out some crap.

#4536534 - 09/10/20 04:14 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser

Netflix really pumps out some crap.




For me it's been a very mixed bag especially when it comes to science fiction. Some of the their original scifi content I have enjoyed quite a lot like "Altered Carbon" but some other stuff has been utter crap like "Another Life" which I have previously mentioned.


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#4536545 - 09/10/20 05:17 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser
Completely unbelievable team, what idiot put them together?
It is up to todays pc standards though.

Netflix really pumps out some crap.


Andrew Hinderaker is the creator if you are referring to the team in the story. I'm guessing that the producers also had a hand in it - the list is long and includes Hilary Swank.

If you're referring to the casting, it's Carrie Audino, Corinne Clark, Jennifer Page, and Laura Schiff. I guess they do fulfil PC standards, but since the mission is a joint venture, they would have to get an astronaut from each country that is footing the substantial bill (PC or not).


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#4536548 - 09/10/20 05:45 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Originally Posted by letterboy1
Originally Posted by Sunchaser
Completely unbelievable team, what idiot put them together?
It is up to todays pc standards though.

Netflix really pumps out some crap.


Andrew Hinderaker is the creator if you are referring to the team in the story. I'm guessing that the producers also had a hand in it - the list is long and includes Hilary Swank.

If you're referring to the casting, it's Carrie Audino, Corinne Clark, Jennifer Page, and Laura Schiff. I guess they do fulfil PC standards, but since the mission is a joint venture, they would have to get an astronaut from each country that is footing the substantial bill (PC or not).


I think he refered to "Another Life" as we touched upon that.

#4536549 - 09/10/20 05:49 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Oops, thanks MadDog.


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#4536586 - 09/11/20 04:49 AM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Nope, I referred to Away and the comment: "Completely unbelievable team" refers to the crew of the mission.

#4536801 - 09/13/20 04:05 AM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Originally Posted by letterboy1
A decent balance between science stuff and drama. They could have called it, we want some of that "The Martian" money, too. Let's see, what worked in The Martian? Botany - check. Female commander - check.


Another drama based on gender role reversal (woman in charge goes off on the dangerous mission, guy stays home with the kids) . . . I will pass.

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Watched the entire series, wondering why now. This is not what I learned in School.


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#4536804 - 09/13/20 05:52 AM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: Nimits]  
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Originally Posted by Nimits
Another drama based on gender role reversal (woman in charge goes off on the dangerous mission, guy stays home with the kids) . . . I will pass.

Honestly, it says alot more about you than the show if you ask me.

I'm halfway through the season and enjoying the show.

#4536830 - 09/13/20 02:13 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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I got through the Russian crapping on Hilary and the English guy being a colonial but the "let's feel sorry for the missing lesbian lover of/and the Chinese chick" ended it.

It would be good to get through a story without all the social preaching.

For my entire life Jimmy Olsen was a redheaded Irish kid but in a pc cultural appropriation he got black in Supergirl.

Archie comics Riverdale took a whole 10 minutes for the gender confused guy to be trotted out.

Some replies here say more about the repliers than the show, if you ask me, which no one did, so carry on. smile






#4536872 - 09/13/20 05:56 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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#4543161 - 11/02/20 10:26 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Its ticking all the boxes for social cliches thats for sure.Im waiting for Space force to come back..Pesky Chinese..

#4543169 - 11/02/20 11:09 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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Cancelled already.


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#4543216 - 11/03/20 11:46 AM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Cancelled already.



I have not seen it but based on what my friends have told me who did see it, I'm not surprised it was cancelled.


Another series with a similar premise "Another Life" amazingly got renewed for a second season. I say "amazingly" because I watched the first season and it was mostly absurd trash.


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#4543737 - 11/06/20 04:11 PM Re: Really enjoying "Away" with Hillary Swank [Re: letterboy1]  
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It was a mixed entertainment.

Not well written, but actors save it.

Production is OK too.

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Space Force didn't get a second season? Well, now we'll never find out why his wife went to prison!


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