Altered Carbon

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Altered Carbon
Netflix, Feb. 2018 / science fiction . Released couple days ago, and created off 2002 novel of same name .
Individual personal taste of SciFi is wide range, but been threw first couple episodes and is playing well so far and will finish it out .
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softcock

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About to start it premise seemed interesting enough. Had a blade runner feel to it though obviously not heading in that direction.
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ya for sure it does come-off especially in the beginning episode of the series with that CG futuristic city Bladerunner 2049 look and feel . But the series more than makes up for that as you go into it . great story line and immortality let loose to the hands of the most wealthy on earth, becomes the ultimate corruption to mankind.
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OzTRG

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Just finished the series, I liked it. Interesting plot that can be taken for some superficial fun or start some good discussions regarding power/corruption. 17yr old son enjoyed it, wife not so much.
 

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I agree fantastic job with Cinematography/CGI. I appreciate a fresh take on a future distopia. I couldn’t help but feel however that once they hit about episode 6 it was all about laying groundwork for the next season.
 
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Just finished the series, I liked it. Interesting plot that can be taken for some superficial fun or start some good discussions regarding power/corruption. 17yr old son enjoyed it, wife not so much.
Unfortunately it seems that most things that go in that direction take a very liberal socialist type tone. The source material doesn’t really take that tone or examine it to that degree, from what I’ve read of it. We'll see what Netflix does with it.
 

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Been waiting for this series for some time. Advertising for it had me pumped. About the time it was released I was in the middle of Peaky Blinders! Just finished Peaky Blinders tonight and was reading reviews about AC and they aren’t good. Still going to watch the series because I like Kinnaman!
 

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I own Penny Dreadful. I have held off watching the final episode. Call it a test of commitment.

Watched S1E1, I will watch the rest. Anything with Purefoy.

Altered Carbon is, to me, where Blade Runner continues, but at least as good. The music is right in my lane, crank it UP!. This is the first Netflix I've ever wondered whether there's more available, for money, even...

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I really liked the show! I read up for season 2. Guess season 1 was most cost Netflix has in a current tv series. Took 2 years to produce. Nothing as of yet started for new season. Kinnaman signed to a tv series on Amazon!
 

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I really liked the show! I read up for season 2. Guess season 1 was most cost Netflix has in a current tv series. Took 2 years to produce. Nothing as of yet started for new season. Kinnaman signed to a tv series on Amazon!
It was pretty amazing that they followed the book almost exactly as written. I wasn't sold on the actor as he was just ok. I do wish they would have used more of his abilities as they do in the book. The neurochem, which gives him some of his abilities would have given him a more of a BAD A$$ stature in the show.

As for the actor doing an Amazon show, if they do intend to do another season, it should be a different actor anyway if they follow the main idea of the what Altered Carbon is all about. There are three books and each sleeve that Kovacs is in is different.
 

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Well, speculation points toward performer kill-offs/swaps, and investigating LBGTQ issues. The main character is committed to an Amazon original for next year, plus Purefoy and the Wife character are already gone for next year.

Not objecting to any one issue in particular, but it looks like what might emerge could be very different from what has become (for me) the most interesting parts of the series. Not writing it off at all as of this point, but still thoroughly pissed that they can't seem to leave well enough alone with a successful story...

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I did some more investigating and discovered the series is based on a book, in fact on a trilogy.

I plan on acquiring it in a few weeks.

Season Two is on. Very little is being said as yet about how it will resemble Season One. There is some speculation that Takeshi's character (mostly from E7) will return in flashbacks. There is also talk about the other two books, and vague speculation about using some of the other books' content.

This entire 'sleeve' aspect lends a flexibility to casting that's a whole new concept.

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I did some more investigating and discovered the series is based on a book, in fact on a trilogy.

I plan on acquiring it in a few weeks.

Season Two is on. Very little is being said as yet about how it will resemble Season One. There is some speculation that Takeshi's character (mostly from E7) will return in flashbacks. There is also talk about the other two books, and vague speculation about using some of the other books' content.

This entire 'sleeve' aspect lends a flexibility to casting that's a whole new concept.

Greg
Greg, I mentioned that in my last post, I guess you missed that. Yes, it's a trilogy that is a decade old. Season 1 was the first book, almost verbatim. Even if you watched the show, I suggest you read the book, it's a really good read. Unfortunately IMO, the first book is the best of the three but the others, Broken Angels and Woken Furies are a fun read.
 
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I thought the show was great. I didn't know there where books..... I will aquire those now....

I will have to check out Penny Dreadful now. Thanks for the suggestions.
 
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Altered Carbon was awesome!!! Penny Dreadful started out real good. i didn't really like the ending....maybe i wished they would continue the series. I think Netflix will have a 2nd season of Altered Carbon.

The Expanse on Syfy Channel is really good too.
 
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Altered Carbon is very very well done I really enjoyed it. The wife and I loved the clone killing scene. I may have liked it a bit more.
 
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Did miss it, sorry. I will be reading all three.

Greg
No apology necessary. One thing I wish they focused more on in the TV show was Kovacs use of his abilities from his Envoy training and the Neurochem. They briefly mentioned neurochem when he met with the warden but that was it. And they showed his Envoy abilities in the beginning during the flashbacks when he could see through walls. It's part of him so he uses it much more in the novels. All of that is still in his stack but they didn't focus on it much in the series which was kind of unfortunate because other than saying he was an Envoy, they didn't show many of his abilities.
 
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I haven't finished it yet. I am not as excited about it as I thought I'd be. I do love the cyberpunk genre.
They don't show how much he actually uses the neurochem and his Envoy training. So that "cool factor" that differentiates him from most people isn't really shown other than the flashbacks. That is what I found most unfortunate. And I didn't care for the actor much. The female cop was a blond woman and no accent in the book.
 
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