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Cheryl Eddy
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io9 News Editor/Senior Writer, here since 2016. Previously SF Bay Guardian newspaper (RIP), SFSU (MA, Cinema Studies), member of the SF Bay Area Film Critics Circle. Also a big fan of monster movies.

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Yes. Just want to write that. It’s feeling like visiting Fallout games without.... the Fallout. Or not yet I suppose. The mystery still hiding behind the trailer. Read more

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That’s some commitment to the retro-futurist world; it immediately reminded me of Fallout and its pre-apocalypse vision of an alternative 1950s America. Seems to be playing it much straighter than that particular story. I never thought AppleTV would be the service that has been consistently serving the most Read more

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I’m digging the vibe so far, and I’m reasonably sure this was Cave Johnson’s first job.  Read more

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The future is the same timeline so the same peripheral.

The Flynne jumping into it is now from the new stub that the first Flynne created. NewFlynne has all the same experiences and knowledge that firstFlynne had up until the point of the split.

FirstFlynne is (presumably) dead in her stub which means the data that Read more

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By splitting off another stub she created a new reality where she has all the knowledge and information she had at the point she split it off but, from the outside to the RI and other players in this future, it is just one simulation among who knows how many. Without knowing *which* simulation is the one with the data Read more

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Bob, the IRA assassin, would have made a great character in another show, here, he made no sense as Cherise first tries veteran mercs then steps back to one old dude, then goes all the way to eleven by trying to nuke the whole state. In the novel, the threats escalate over the course of the story. They jumped around Read more

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The novel sticks which a more clearer and classic plot: a murder whodunnit. Gibson uses the structure and tropes of classic forms so he can get weird elsewhere. The show did too much weird with both the world and the plot for most people. It’s like Weird Alice in Weird Wonderland. You need a baseline. Alice needs to Read more

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Here’s what happened in the finale: Flynne created a new stub from her own stub. She therefore had the same life we saw up until the point of divergence. She also had the data in her head. At this point, there aren’t other timelines she can do anything about as they are only created when the future contacts the Read more

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I didn’t mind the finale although it definitely feels like they would have been better served with ten episodes as opposed to eight. I wish it had stuck the landing a little better but I think it still ranks high in my ranking of top genre shows for the season (Andor takes first place, this and Interview with the Read more

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I have to say I enjoyed the show, and the premise. I agree on the last episode, though. While the characters were as entertaining as usual, I just don’t get it. Read more

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Sorry to sidepost , but any reason why you guys havent really covered The Devil’s Hour? Since it was released on Primevideo a few days ago. Read more

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I love that you are giving Evil love, but I also hate that it’s in a slideshow and no one will read it. Read more

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You might not have gotten to it yet, but so far out of all of that around Victor, my favorite part’s been Luther.  Just absolutely nails it there. Read more

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On the second episode now (where this is first talked about/addressed), just paused it to go do some shopping and came back to see this article, and so far the introduction’s been really cool! Read more

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Thanks for the slideshow recap.  I forgot about 99% of that stuff. Read more

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Rogue needs to be highlighted a bit more, as the premise is too good- a group of tourists are stranded on an island in the middle of a large river, with a giant crocodile stalking them, all while the water level slowly rises. Also, Sam Worthington actually has a dynamic character for once. Read more

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Side note: Before anyone gets tangled up in the use of “alligator” versus “crocodile,” we’re including movies featuring both kinds of animals here. (Honestly, it’s mostly crocodiles.) Read more

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It’s the kind of mid budget movie that just doesn’t exist anymore. High concept and not great. But made with some obvious effort and featuring recognizable character actors throughout. Read more

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I still remember seeing Alligator (1980) as a kid, on tv. It had to have been in the late 80's (I was 1 when it came out), but the sewer scene and the party scene have both stuck with me ever since.
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I’m not a big horror fan, but the original Lake Placid was surprisingly good. The sequels are pretty terrible. Read more

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