Ascension - has anyone else watched it - spoiler alert

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  1. Kill_the_Bug

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    Just finished season one of Ascension - has anyone else seen it?

    In case you don't know about it. it's people on a space craft in year 51 of 100 when a murder happens sparking of a chain of events. The show starts off slow but gets better as it goes.

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  2. Fr0Z3nR

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    Snape Kills Dumbledore.
    The Butler Did it.
    Eveerybody dies at the end of Othello (and Game of Thrones, for that matter).
    Vader is Lukes Father.
    Leia is Luke's sister.
    TACO tuesday is an acroynm describing the end of the LEGO world.
    Gollum was once a hobbit.
    Harry Potter is a Wizard.
    Harry and Ginny get married.
    Ron and Hermione get married.
    Draco isn't that bad of a guy.
    The Master still lives.... somehow.
    The Doctor has more than 13 regenerations.
    I could be mean and put down actual spoilers from like, Game of Thrones, House of Cards or Korra(sami is real)

    What? he said spoilers start under that line.
     
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    Do you know how many movies you've just ruined for me?
     
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    I watched it. It was okay. It had a lot of issues (plot holes, ending doesn't provide much closure), but it also had a lot of interesting ideas and explored them to a decent extent. It's good for a SyFy Original, but it's also a SyFy Original.
     
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    9 or 10?
     
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    Yep it's definitely different - loved the ending of the x-o ending up on a different world - he's totally in the position of WTF?!!! Where the hell am I?

    I think the big problem with the show is the whole editing of the story (not the editor Paul who I've met on several occasions - nice guy too! Lives in my town).

    If it was me I would have done it more:

    Opening - Ascension is our last best chance for hope
    The Aniversary - showing 51 years
    Then the murder victim
    Then the flashback outside the office - "Did you hear about Ascension?" "No idea what you're talking about." followed by "We have a problem."
    Then bring in the ship exterior and what they're doing to it and the people inside and then all the other stuff.

    They are doing such a radically different Tv show that they really need to work with the audience on this one and bring them into it. Trying to figure out wtf was / is happening in the first espisode was sheer stupidity - especially the flashback of the entire swimming scene. Even my wife, whose easy going, said, "Didn't we see this same thing five minutes ago?"

    The premise of the show is good, very good but they really have to work hard to get it into tip top shape - if they can work out the bugs then they could have an excellent series on their hands. Here's hoping they get picked up for season 2.
     
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    So it looks like the series has been cancelled and there won't be a 2nd season.

    This isn't good news :(

    This WAS a series that had so much potential - it's another case of a really good idea completely f'd up in the way they did it in the first season and I think the way they started to f it up started in episode 1.

    Another case of "Let's start our brand new series off with us expecting our entire viewing audience knowing what's going on." and then show them what's really going on in episode 3 of a six part season.
     
  8. Shogun

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    Thanks a lot, completely ruined the series for me now.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to add Ascension is pretty rad too, but I like anything sci fi related. There are some weird plot hole things but they don't effect the actual story at all.
     
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