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Sci-Fi Primeval

Discussion in 'Television & Streaming' started by Tom, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Tom

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    I just saw the first two episodes of series two and I'm having trouble getting used to the show's pace. I really enjoyed the first season but this one is pacing different or somthing. Its not the same. I'm wondering if anyone else feels the change?
     
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    I've seen the title mentioned in some of the BBC related discussions but I haven't caught any of the show yet. Did you see the episodes on the net or on TV?
     
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    On the net - streaming
     
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    The show is comparible in theme to Doctor Who, although aimed more at a teenage audience and above, some of the monster scenes might scare the little ones. We've just finished airing the second series here in the UK.


    'Primeval' bought by BBC America

    Wednesday, February 27 2008, 09:01 GMT
    By Ben Rawson-Jones, Cult Editor
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    BBC America has purchased the first two seasons of ITV's science fiction series Primeval.

    Multichannel News reports that the broadcaster, which already screens Torchwood and Robin Hood, will begin transmitting Primeval in August.

    BBC Worldwide America president Gareth Ancier hailed their new acquisition, which has already been commissioned for a third season by ITV following consistent ratings. "Primeval is a perfect addition to our successful Saturday night menu of sci-fi and adventure," he said. "We think our audience will be excited by the addition of this prehistoric thriller - one of the latest big hits from the U.K."
     
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    August!? GGggrrr.......

    Well, this at least explains some of the recent BBCA commercials I've been seeing where Primeval clips are shown, and the name even listed but it isn't on their current schedule lineup.
     
  6. Tim

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    I think there's only 6 episodes in the first series and then 7 in the second. They run in a timeline, not independent, so make sure you watch them in order.
     
  7. Tom

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    Well, I must say, I've enjoyed them
     
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    Series two ended with the death of Stephen, who went to his death pretty calmly. We came away feeling certain that the team would save him by travelling into the past.

    But this might not be soon, or at least the shows publicity team are trying to push it out of our minds.


     
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    Re: Primeval S2 : new great white hunter

    I must remember to skip over any current Primeval threads... S1 is just starting on BBC America in another week or so (I think Aug. 9th).
     
  10. Kevin

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    I just saw the premiere of Primeval here in the States on BBC America.

    My first reaction was "HHhhhmm.... looks like a Sci-Fi Channel movie." The reaction from the little kid in me was "Cool! Dinosaurs!"

    It reminded me of a mixture between Land of the Lost mixed with a bit of Torchwood.

    I have the DVR set to record the series so eventually I'll be catching up with you guys who have already watched it.
     
  11. Tom

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    I already have the first two seasons on disk
     
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    SERIES 2
    Raptor


    THE FICTION
    The first programme in the new series of Primeval sees our team called in to clear a raptor-infested shopping mall. This is, in fact, the first time they have faced a true dinosaur and Cutter is both fascinated and in awe of what he sees. Two adult raptors and a juvenile come through an anomaly drawn by the warmth of the mall’s air conditioning and the smell of live mammals (humans). There they kill two security guards before the team is called in. Cutter assumes they are a family until his trick of using the juvenile to attract the adult male fails and he sees the little one eaten. Eventually they tranquillise both adults and return them to their own time. Unfortunately just before Stephen can return one of the predators grabs his boot but he escapes when the creature is decapitated by the closing anomaly.

    THE FACTS
    'Raptors' as a word was popularised by Jurassic Park and is slightly frowned upon by palaeontologists. It is a generic term to describe a group of agile dinosaur predators called the dromaeosaurids. This group were distinguished by their lightweight skeletons, long arms and the lethal sickle-shaped claw on their second toe. Although as a group they evolved in the Jurassic they thrived throughout the Cretaceous period and the particular animal that appears in the shopping mall is based on Deinonychus (which means ‘terrible claw’) from the Cretaceous. It is one the most famous of all the raptors. As a group these dinosaurs as very closely related to the early birds and many now believe they would have been covered in feathers. The animals in the mall have a pelt of protofeathers that rise like heckles when they attack.

    SERIES 2

    SERIES 1
     
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    SERIES 1
    Gorgonopsid

    This is the real baddie of Programme One, he also makes a spectacular reappearance in Programme Six. He is the top predator of the Permian – a sabre tooth killing machine who is originally tempted into the cold present by the smell of people and waste from a supermarket.

    As he came through he was spotted by Helen Cutter whose curiosity then led her on an eight year journey through time. The second time he came through the discovery of the anomaly by Cutter and the team prevents him going back. He then starts to more openly attack people including a local school boy Ben. In the end he is shot dead by Cutter’s research assistant Stephen.

    This creature is based on Gorgonops longifrons found in the Karoo Basin in South Africa which was between 3 and 4 metres long and had eight centimetre sabres. These predators were known as the ‘wolves of the Permian’ and were an unpleasant cross between a mammal and reptile. We have made our one somewhat larger and given him double sabres.
     
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    With one episode left to air of Season 1 on BBC America, things are really heating up! With an alternate history timeline and a shadow organization within ARC revealed, the season closer looks like the future of mankind may be in danger.
     
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    The show needs to go on, with season 3, so it appears the shows producers are attempting to provide better entertainment to avoid the show going stale on us.

     
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    We're (BBC America viewers) are a season behind yet so we don't know what direction Season 3 should be taken in. :(
     
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    Just watched it
    The season starts off slow but they all do.
    There are new players introduced
    There is reference to mythical creatures tied to actual animals
    There is a hint of a way to capture and hold an anomily
    There is a possible love interest brewing
    Ep2 preview looks promising
     
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    The script was very hit and miss this first episode of season 3.

    There were loads of moments I was almost cringing at the behaviour of the characters, who are manhandled by the script writers and direction into something approaching a couldn't give a damn attitude as to their value.

    It does need to get a lot better really. Even my 9 year old son who has been frightened by episodes of Primeval in the past turned round and said it was a funny episode.


     
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    Episode 2 was a bit more dark and scary actually. Haunted house, mysterious little girl in a bright red coat, chameleon like violent animal to deal with.

    http://primevalevolved.itv.com/primeval/site/index.php Interactive game to play, quite interesting, although laden with adverts that might disrupt the attention span a bit! use 'clueword' "ghost" when you start playing the game and consult your day to day journal to start you off. You can hover the pointer over various items in the room and click on them.

    Also, the trailer for episode 3 looks quite interesting.
     

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