Netflix Goes Cyberpunk with Altered Carbon

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    This looks well done. And yeah, they use computer in it so it is officially tech news, at least on Friday.

    Check out the video.

    In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft's attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn't recognize.
     
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  2. Sikkyu

    Sikkyu I Question Reality

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    Could be good, I am optimistic. Way too few cyberpunk movies/TV out there these days.
     
  4. workshop35

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    cyberpunk + NIN = awesome, hope it's good
     
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    mullet [H]ard|Gawd

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    That's right Netflix, show hollywood how it is done!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. variant

    variant Gawd

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    It'll probably be another political soap box. I already cancelled my Netflix account.
     
  7. Glyphic

    Glyphic [H]ard|Gawd

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  8. DooLocsta

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    Looks good enough to give a shot.
     
  9. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have to say that looks fkn awesome.
     
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    Already looks better than Blade Runner ####.
     
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    I'll give it a go. From the trailer though I got progressively less interested as time went by.
     
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    Totally worth the extra $1 a month. Looks good.
     
  13. kju1

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    Looks ok, but why Feb 2? Odd date...
     
  14. 0ptional

    0ptional Don't Trust Your Friends with Your Decanter

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    It's so you can binge watch it all Friday night and not have to wake up for work the next morning... do you even Netflix?
     
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  15. ChadD

    ChadD I Love TEXAS

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    Its a Friday what's so odd about that.
     
  16. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    this is going to be amazing...it's the most expensive Netflix show ever, plus it's based on a critically acclaimed book series...

    here's another sleeper Netflix show for anyone that loves really smart shows about time travel- the show is called Dark...it's in German with English dubbing but don't let that turn you off
     
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    so, ghost in the shell?
     
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    Well, the book it's based off of is fantastic... If they stick to the excellent source material from Richard K. Morgan, then this will have a pretty good chance of being quite entertaining. And I highly recommend the books... read them about 10 years ago. Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies. While the first one is more a "detective/mystery" type of cyberpunk novel, the other two really take off and veer more into the mercenary/military SciFi action realm and kick a fuck-ton of ass. They also get better with each successive novel. Good stuff!
     
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  19. travisty

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    Feels like Ghost in the Shell w/ a male Major
     
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    and not as shitty as the movie.
     
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    I just down vote shit shows like that.
     
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    no, not really. Ghost in the shell is an oddball. Altered Carbon is to the point where the technology is completely mundane. AKA ghost in the shell is centered around the uniqueness of the situation of the Major. In Altered carbon, we've advanced far beyond that phase where trading out bodies is so common place that it is used as a form of travel (aka, you don't ship people between planets, they upload into new bodies between planets/cities/etc) and "death" has for all intents and purposes lost most of its meaning.

    The book it is based on is exceptionally good, so much so that I would just recommend getting a copy and start reading it.
     
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    And if it does well, hopefully we won't just get the rest of the series, we'll also get the equally excellent Market Forces.
     
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    I avoided the movie like the plague. I am referring to the anime/manga in this case :)
     
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    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    So the did a make of "The 6th Day" ? Except didn't have to pay Arnie type money?
     
  26. lostin3d

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    Thanks Kyle!

    Didn't even know this was happening. We'll definitely give it a shot.

    Now if only they'd do either GrimJack or Shadowrun!
     
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    The script writing seems pretty darn bad. But, the visuals are pretty cool. Might be enough to keep me watching, maybe.
     
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    Damn you Netflix. Too much TV. Not enough time...

    Quit job AND stop playing video games...
     
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    The book is great. As long as they are fairly faithful to the original text it will be hard to mess this up.
     
  30. Dan_D

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    I shall have to check this out.
     
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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242150/

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986263/

    These ideas have been recycled many times already in more formats than I care to explore. If this was a well done movie I'd be all over it but TV series don't excite me nearly as much. Now the original book, that's something I may pick up eventually because I'll probably enjoy it more than I would this show.
     
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    you're not wrong, but after the backlash of bill nye and the surprisingly tame Bright (reminiscent of late 90's racial-barriers movies and less "fuck white people" modern ones), I'm excited for this.
     
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    Not really.

    Friday I got. Feb 2, not so much. It wouldve made sense to me if it were this friday because its a long weekend.
     
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    If I see one "person" in this show that doesn't have a pink penis, I'm going to Facewittergrams to bitch until my head explodes.
     
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    OMG. I have been wanting this since I first read that book over 10 years ago. EXPECTATIONS!!!!

    One of those books that changed the way I view much of the world and what one can consider good Sci-Fi.
     
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    Try to get people to sub for a new month?
     
  37. c3k

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    The books were a lot of fun to read. I certainly hope moving it to a screenplay keeps the depth of the stories.