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Dave Mitsky
2005-Dec-12, 06:30 AM
I'm somewhat surprised that there haven't been any comments on the Sci Fi Channels mini-series called "The Triangle". I thought that it had a very good cast and was well done overall, even if the denouement was a bit anticlimactic.

http://www.scifi.com/triangle/

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?category=0&id=33620

Dave Mitsky

archman
2005-Dec-12, 06:50 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed it to the part where they started talking about wormholes, at which point I stopped watching altogether.

Excellent acting, and considerable filming was done on real sets and locations. After the frenzy of CGI sets of late, I found this delightful.

I would have much preferred the meteorologist not be some suave rock star, however. How on earth did the man have an E2-C Hawkeye in his possession? And WHY did he skydive into a thunderstorm?

I liked how he considered meaningless "data dumping" as his first way to get the $5 million. I find it an effective tactic employed by some of my peers, alas. I wish there were better oversight with this.

Candy
2005-Dec-12, 06:55 AM
It's been talked about, but I forgot where it is. I'll take a look.

Bermuda Triangle secrets...the Sci/Fi channel "does it" again... (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=35102&highlight=triangle)

jt-3d
2005-Dec-12, 10:10 PM
I have it all on one tape. Haven't watched it yet though.

Gillianren
2005-Dec-12, 10:57 PM
As I said on the other thread, I saw about 2/3 of it--the first part and the third part. Blessedly, I missed the middle. I was quickly forbidden to explain to my boyfriend what they had wrong, and boy, there was a lot of it. (And, again, poor, poor Eric Stoltz.)

Dave Mitsky
2005-Dec-13, 07:05 AM
It's been talked about, but I forgot where it is. I'll take a look.

Bermuda Triangle secrets...the Sci/Fi channel "does it" again... (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=35102&highlight=triangle)

Well, yes, but I was interested in critiques of the television show.

Dave Mitsky

Dave Mitsky
2005-Dec-13, 07:23 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed it to the part where they started talking about wormholes, at which point I stopped watching altogether.

Excellent acting, and considerable filming was done on real sets and locations. After the frenzy of CGI sets of late, I found this delightful.

I would have much preferred the meteorologist not be some suave rock star, however. How on earth did the man have an E2-C Hawkeye in his possession? And WHY did he skydive into a thunderstorm?

I liked how he considered meaningless "data dumping" as his first way to get the $5 million. I find it an effective tactic employed by some of my peers, alas. I wish there were better oversight with this.

The use of wormholes didn't bother me, but dredging up an experiment named for the city of brotherly love did. That tied in the naval involvement but weakened the plot for me.

Dave Mitsky

DukePaul
2005-Dec-13, 12:11 PM
My biggest problem with all movies like this is: time. A story broken up by commercials and being a miniseries spread over several nights I just lose interest. This was one of the SciFi Channel better attempts but for me any movie is doomed when disposable diaper and car insurance ads jar me back to reality.

jt-3d
2005-Dec-13, 12:55 PM
My biggest problem with all movies like this is: time. A story broken up by commercials and being a miniseries spread over several nights I just lose interest. This was one of the SciFi Channel better attempts but for me any movie is doomed when disposable diaper and car insurance ads jar me back to reality.

Which is why I tape everything. The amount of commercials is rediculous these days.

R.A.F.
2005-Dec-13, 01:30 PM
Which is why I tape everything.

Same here...I "DVDed" it so I can completely "jump over" commercials. :)

...I just haven't gotten around to watching it yet...