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Sean Monahan
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How have I never heard of this before?

http://scifiaddicts.com/orson-scott-card-new-sci-fi-series-extinct/

The synopsis sounds somewhat like Philip Jose Farmer's "Riverworld". I've never heard of BYUtv though, so I guess it'll be a while before I'm able to see it. Does anybody know anything about this series?

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Oh snap! I saw a blurb about this but did not know Mr. Card is connected so directly.

Super interested in watching it eventually. Love the premise.

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BYUtv did the series Granite Flats-- a story about a little town in Colorado (I think) that encounters G-men, communists, abusers, and shady government experimentation. It takes place in the 50s.

It has its moments of brilliance. A lot of cringe-worthy stuff too (the acting isn't...great).

I'm hoping Extinct is better.

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I do hope this makes to Netflix one day. It will be 3 or 4 years after making to American Netflix but it is worth waiting...
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I think Granite Flats went to Netflix fairly quickly (like during it's initial production run). Also, I believe you can stream BYUtv for free, at least within the US.
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400 years after the human race has gone extinct, [we see] a small band of humans who have been revived / brought back into existence by a mysterious alien civilization.
Oh, I am late, but I read this just now. And it does sound fascinating. Such a great idea. I really look forward to seeing what they're gonna do with it. [Smile]
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So, has anyone been watching this? If so, how is it? I have not seen it.
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shall I predict
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remember that concept fantasy and or sci-fi series that you watched that one time where you realized pretty early in that the actors really weren't selling it and it's a shame but it sure ain't gonna change, but that's kind of no big deal ultimately because of how the pacing is exhausting your willingness to queue up the next episode in the series and if you had to guess it's because of an elegant combination of that the writers just can't write compelling dialogue that validates the puffery of the fantasy and or sci-fi concept and that the budget necessitates that large portions of the storyboarding default to the most low-budget visual framing possible and so it's going to be a ton of conversations in the few sets they actually built and a lot of the rest is going to be stuff like EXTERIOR: WAREHOUSE and EXTERIOR: FIELD and you're like ah yeah mhm I'm already pretty done with this?

okay?

because we've been through that all already right?

okay it's gonna be that but the script is going to be like if a person with literal hams for hands is hitting you over and over with their ham hands and each wet meaty thump of the ham is "it is a mormon theology analogy"

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Well, that was just mean. At least watch a couple episodes before you decide.
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ok i watched four
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