War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by Zed Hunter » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:00 pm

Episode 4 the infants in the hospital were taken by the "dogs". Episode 5 the pregnant cop "14 weeks. My timing really sucks" , is wounded by a "dog" and dragged off. Last scene her corpse is floating in a large lake with her lower abdomin open and empty.

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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by JackBauer » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:49 pm

Zed Hunter wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:00 pm
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Oh boy, that's some real spoilers there Zed.
Im glad I finished episode 5 before reading that post.

Great show and worth the Epix subscription imho.
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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by Zed Hunter » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:05 am

Sorry. I watched the episode Monday am. I guess some of you wait longer. I was answering a question that seems to have dissappeared.

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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:45 pm

My oldest son and I binged on the first three episodes, free on the Roku channel. Really enjoyed it. They avoided several typical tropes which really kicked it up in several notches in my book.
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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by JackBauer » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:40 pm

Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:45 pm
... They avoided several typical tropes which really kicked it up in several notches in my book.
Agreed!

Episode 6 is out, some very interesting plot development.
Excellent cinematography in this one..
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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by Zed Hunter » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:34 pm

Who is the guy on life support at the end of E8? Still what are the babies for? Sacha and Emily having a child? Eeeeew.

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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by 91Eunozs » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:59 pm

Just binge watched it over a few days... Really enjoyed it!

Mind trip for sure, and no idea what the dude in the tank means. Was really (fearfully) expecting to see a vivisectioned baby getting put into one of the “dogs”... happy it took a weird twist!

Wasn’t expecting this to be more than a single-season mini series, but clearly we’re teed up for more. Looking forward to it!
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Post by Asymetryczna » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:52 pm

I really like this series. Since getting back to TV recently, I tried to get caught up on zombie stuff and SF. I watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (loved it) and all of the WotW series thru S1E8... My opinion: fantastic take. I like the Euro-influence, the seemingly futuristic joining of mechanics and living tissue and AI and comms (perhaps even power) thru what is apparently wavebands. The "others" do not have superpowers or mass in unbelievable numbers; they certainly resemble, as others have mentioned, the prototypes of Boston Dynamics, and the sound they make... it is more creepy and believable than the word "kill" repeated again and again as a giant hockey goalie chases you and your friends through the chainsaw barn.
I'm unsure how they launch a projectile but I'm certain a machine could take out the largest margin of error on a target that has been identified. So, at least to me, pretty fascinating so far. Whomever and whatever they are, they come from beyond the first singularity it appears.
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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by 91Eunozs » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:37 am

I’m thinking some sort of miniaturized rail gun for the projectile launcher...hyper-velocity “bullet” won’t be too effected by gravity, wind, etc. over the distances they’re shooting. And yeah, creepy as hell...would like to see the “dogs” more in fast mode to get a better feel for how worried I should be re: Boston Dynamics! :lol:
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Re: War of the Worlds - 2020 Epix Series

Post by HKTackDriver » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:41 pm

Interesting season finale, but it seemed a bit weak compared to the rest of the season. I'm definitely hooked though!

What were those tropes you we referencing that the show didn't use?

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