Nobility (on Amazon) - This is written like a parody, but it isn't parodying anything.

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  1. Overmind One

    Overmind One GateFans Gatemaster Staff Member

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    Wow, I was really surprised to see this on Amazon. Evidently it came this year, starring Christopher Judge, Torri Higgenson and an odd collection of characters. Here is the trailer:



    The trailer makes it seem even more serious than it is. It's really bad in the special effects and sets departments, and the characters are loose and seem to have been left in a large part to the actors themselves (bad directing). I can't believe that Torri and Chris took this job. Yeah, Torri gets to be a starship Captain, but on this show it is not a plus.

    LOTS of sex jokes, tawdry banter and bad jokes. Thank god Seth did not take this path for The Orville. It feels like a parody bordering camp, but not quite making it there. I am now on episode 2.
     
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  2. Overmind One

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    Getting better, but not much. It has a good, proper theme track, and the background music is not bad. But this is not quite on the level of The Orville, even though it has that same old school scifi feel about it.

    Oh, and Walter Koenig is also a regular. He is unrecognizable from when he was Chekov. He plays a ship drunk (yep, there is such a character in this).
     
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  3. heisenberg

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    This is so bad...that it makes Discovery look like a masterpiece.
     
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  4. Overmind One

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    It's really REALLY bad. Why did Torri Higgenson, Christopher Judge and Walter Koenig take the job? I think it might just be because they cannot find work in scifi anymore? Unlike Discovery though, this one can be fixed.

    There are just three episodes, and all of them were bad. The second one especially.
     
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  5. Joelist

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    Amazon tends to cut the cord on shows pretty quick so it is likely those three episodes are all there are. They keep them available though which is a bit weird.
     
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  6. heisenberg

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    I guess they must have been paid a lot of money to make this piece of crap from Amazon. Seriously though, Amazon shouldn't just greenlit anything that they are given. I mean, look at this crap called continum show which is basically Dark Matter all over again but looks extremely low budget and has so many cringeworthy moments

     
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  7. heisenberg

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    Amazon executive don't seem to give a shit about how they spend their money because of how much they are raking in from sales alone. This is going to be the downfall of them if they keep this bullshit up. All it takes is one great competitor to own them.
     
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    I guess this movie is becoming true(NSFW) swearing

     
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  9. Lord Ba'al

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    I couldn't even finish watching the trailer. So bad. (Nobility)

    Continuum trailer is better than that but that's not hard. It'll probably rub off badly on the good Continuum show.
     
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    Well, I watched the trailer. It made me sad. Now I'm going to go pour myself a glass of wine.
     
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  11. Overmind One

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    I would bet my little finger that the budget for the actors is equal to or more than that allocated for the actual production and post-production. It looks REALLY cheap. Below that of video game cutscenes.
     
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  12. Overmind One

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    This, I can't even. I mean really? Why do they get to name the show Continuum and not get in trouble with Reunion Pictures and Shaw Media who made the good Continuum? This this is like Passengers Lite. At least the bimbo they are using in this show seems more interesting than Jennifer Lawrence. And the meat rack dude they chose to be her companion, it just makes the whole thing seem pubescent.
     
  13. heisenberg

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    LOL do you think Amazon gives a shit? They have experienced lawyers who can pretty much get away with anything including breaching multiple federal laws which includes, avoiding paying taxes and some serious Human Right violations which if you and I did it, we would land up in Jail but because it's Amazon, they can get away with it. Hell, they treat their people like shit by having unrealistic targets and demands.

    All they got was a fine that is a pocket change for them which they made up within seconds.

    https://www.ft.com/content/39f61d22-819a-11e6-bc52-0c7211ef3198
     
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  14. Overmind One

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    Okay, on Amazon, it says they made this for "well below" $100,000. :) If that is true, then they did not do too bad. But that puts it squarely within fanfilm territory. I think if it did not have Torri, Chris and Walter in it, they would not have looked twice.
     
  15. Joelist

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    I wonder if we could get Amazon to pick up a season of “The GateFans Show”? Set it up like The Tonight Show complete with “interviews” on our favorite topics and such...
     
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  16. PussyGalore

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    In all seriousness, everyone and their brother has a YouTube channel so why not GateFans? Our STD thread is littered with YouTube channels that were created by average Joes so it's not outside the realm of possibilities that we could make and submit videos (critiques, reviews, etc.) to our own channel.

    (*Obviously we'd have to cut down on our Dutch porn content in the transition from forum to Youtube channel because I'm sure that violates the terms of use over there.)
     
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  17. Overmind One

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    We actually DO have a GateFans Channel. But we just have not been using it. I have a few videos uploaded on it, but they are unrelated to our site.
     
  18. Lord Ba'al

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    Well that is not good advertising.
     
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  19. Tripler

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    Youtube si-fi sections have better movies than those 2 lol ...
    Yikes there horrible ...
    ;)
     

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