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Moonbase 8
« on: September 27, 2020, 02:00:28 PM »
it's finally airing and it doesn't look that good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdha2OfhGzk


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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 02:14:24 PM »
Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks leave thread disappointed.

Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 02:44:05 PM »
I wonder if this finally got picked up after Avenue thingy and Space Force showed there’s a market for underwhelming new sci fi comedy featuring people associated with much better things.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2020, 07:25:48 AM »
haha they drink da pee pee

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 03:23:08 PM »
I've not seen it yet but I've noticed it's now available on yer torrent site things.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 04:19:12 PM »
All comedy trailers are wacky quick-cut horse shit. This looks like it has the potential to be decent outside of that.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2020, 05:01:48 PM »
Just watched episode 1, pretty good really. If you like the cast's other work then you'll dig it.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2020, 05:11:12 PM »
I thought it was okay, mildly funny, with the odd nice line of dialogue, but it was also fairly bland in places. Will give it a couple more episodes as I do like the cast but I hope it ups it's game and becomes a lot funnier soon.

Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2020, 05:31:57 PM »
Heidecker has said that the first episode is the weakest of the lot (mostly table-setting in the best pilot tradition) and to stick with it.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2020, 05:40:44 PM »
whyd it got bake off music

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2020, 08:19:57 AM »
I am way more enthusiastic about this since I learned it doesn't actually take place in space, but rather in a desolate landscape remote from humanity. Kind of like "The Thing" but without the shapeshifting aliens. I'm looking forward to binging the series, and seeing Tim Heidecker[1] and John Reilly in a thing for the first time(?) since the end of Check It Out Sreason 4, four years ago.
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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2020, 03:30:40 AM »
Showtime dropped all six episodes of this for their streaming subscribers, of which I am one, so i watched the lot last evening. Enjoyed it. Definitely using the subtle/low-key aspects of the three leads' personae, so it's likely to underwhelm a lot of people, but it's so damn likable and nowhere near as try-hard as Avenue 5 or Space Force. Laughed a lot, but oddly can't remember too many specific gags (other than a sudden but brief detour into slapstick in the third episode) - most of the comedy is in the character beats, which seem effortless, and the occasional dollops of absurdity that get dropped in every once in a while. Liked it quite a bit.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »
Maybe the characters aren't obvious enough for me? I sometimes lose track of which characters have which personalities and why they are doing what they are doing. In episode 4 they are sat around a table on opposite sides of the table to their guests being passive aggressive in a funny way, but I'm lost as to why. Is it just because the visitors are young and they are jealous of that?

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2020, 04:24:16 PM »
4 episodes in and I'm loving it.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2020, 08:41:01 PM »
Quite a light and breezy watch, but not really that funny.

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Re: Moonbase 8
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2020, 05:06:37 PM »
Maybe the characters aren't obvious enough for me? I sometimes lose track of which characters have which personalities and why they are doing what they are doing. In episode 4 they are sat around a table on opposite sides of the table to their guests being passive aggressive in a funny way, but I'm lost as to why. Is it just because the visitors are young and they are jealous of that?

It's just awkward, the Space X guys are trying to be nice because they're younger, smarter, have better technology, more funding, but they're feeling the insecurity of the Moonbase guys who are being kind of desperate and cloying.

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