Horror Stranger Things (Netflix)

Jethro

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By end of month folks, lock and load on this bad boy, there'll be a sport quiz end of season :facepalm:
 

Jethro

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Okay show has dropped Downunder folks, took till the afternoon so went into work :eek:

Up to episode 5, anyone else got the Alien reference in episode 4? This time the cat doesn't come off as well.

Dug the Video arcade and Terminator playing at the local cinema :winner:

Like I said Sol lock and load Netflixs, worth it for this show alone. ... ohhh just noticed the horror icons. :vampire:
 

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Just got through episode 6, 7 playing as I write, and was digging the Aliens nod in 6.
I sat through Alien cove, it was boring, and I was surprised to find that David created all of the space critters, when clearly the space Jockey was a zillion years old. Those eggs on his ship were ancient too according to the first film. The should have had Dr.Shaw and David land on the space jockey's original planet, and make a story from there. The planet was too earth like, it should have an atmosphere, but it should be like Geigers land scape paintings. Yeup it would cost more to produce, but it would be a great ending to the series and a beginning to the Lt. Ripley nightmare...
 

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I stayed up late last night to finish S2... it was worth it. :D It's too early for Netflix to say anything about a S3 but if there isn't on, that'll be OK because S2 ends with a door open for a S3 premise while also acting as a nice closure to the characters. Speaking of characters I think Dustin steals the show in S2.

If I had to come up with a negative it was that it was far too easy to predict the nature of Dart.
Just got through episode 6, 7 playing as I write, and was digging the Aliens nod in 6.
Looks like Eleven also got influence by Darth Vader a bit as well.
 

Kevin

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It's too early for Netflix to say anything about a S3
Well, apparently I was wrong. S3 is already under way. The Duffer brothers (creates of the series) have casually mentioned that they're working on S3 now.

With it being revealed that.... *possible spoiler warning* ... that Mathew Modine's character, Dr. Benner, aka: "Poppa" to Eleven, is still alive and with Eleven, and now Kali, out for revenge, it wouldn't be to to hard to guess what S3 will be about.

Personally, and I know some might not like me saying this, but maybe it was best to let the series end after the closing of S2. With the town of Hawkins no longer the epicenter of the Upside Down that leaves the kids being the bridge between the two worlds and the S2 episode set in Chicago showed us that the shows creators may not be as good with 80's retro as we thought they were. :coffee:




Oh, and in case you need a recap of S1. :facepalm:
 
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I admire the Duffers. They've made a delightful series that firmly places me right back in the 80s.
Parachute pants anyone? :LOL: Hairspray like glue?
I love all these characters, the way I once loved all of the TWD cast.
And this - sweet details


Season 2 was great fun. It's a perfect mix of scares & laughs.
Oh yeah, the movie "The Ruins" developed my fear of vines, lol. The vines in Hawkins were a nice touch, the pumpkins never stood a chance. :D
 

sci-fi-dude

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I admire the Duffers. They've made a delightful series that firmly places me right back in the 80s.
Parachute pants anyone? :LOL: Hairspray like glue?
I love all these characters, the way I once loved all of the TWD cast.
And this - sweet details


Season 2 was great fun. It's a perfect mix of scares & laughs.
Oh yeah, the movie "The Ruins" developed my fear of vines, lol. The vines in Hawkins were a nice touch, the pumpkins never stood a chance. :D
I had 2 pair of parachute pants, and hair like Rick Ocasic of the cars, haaa , I just went back to that hair style. And at my age, youngins think I'm one of them. LOL! I ask them if they heard of Van Halen, the who, Flock of Seaguls, The Fixx and Zepplin, they say no, it cracks me up when their eyes pop and their jaws drop when the find out how ancient I am. Relax, don't do it Frankie....LOL
 

Jethro

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I sat through Alien cove, it was boring, and I was surprised to find that David created all of the space critters, when clearly the space Jockey was a zillion years old. Those eggs on his ship were ancient too according to the first film. The should have had Dr.Shaw and David land on the space jockey's original planet, and make a story from there. The planet was too earth like, it should have an atmosphere, but it should be like Geigers land scape paintings. Yeup it would cost more to produce, but it would be a great ending to the series and a beginning to the Lt. Ripley nightmare...
In my opinion Scott is still doing his biblical thing and David is the devil, i.e. don't believe anything he says, clearly if he created the "alien" then that's a huge plot hole taking into account backgrounds in Prometheus.
 

Jethro

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End of day wasn't as impressed with season two of Stranger Things, still excellent show can't wait for season three.
 

sci-fi-dude

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In my opinion Scott is still doing his biblical thing and David is the devil, i.e. don't believe anything he says, clearly if he created the "alien" then that's a huge plot hole taking into account backgrounds in Prometheus.
Mick Jagger sang "You cant get what you want" Yeuppers, I reckon that applies to Mr. Scott. I take films too seriously, like trekkies and star warries, Alien is my cup o' tea. I reckon Mr. Scott is the man, like Mr. Lucas, and Mr. Roddenberry when it comes to plots and story lines. Yeup David was truly the devil. I, like other sci-fi fans figured that the first space jockey was truly ancient, and the egg and chest burster happened long before David and Dr. Shaw arrived in the LV-zone.:cool: Oh well there is always space balls, check please. LOL! a301f3f0ec30_sf_9.jpg Derek-Deal-Spaceballs.jpg
 

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(Article by Regan Brown at The Inquisitr News)



Calling all Stranger Things fans: your favorite Hawkins, Indiana, residents are getting back into production for the third season of the sci-fi/thriller series.

The TV show’s Twitter account released an all black-and-white video of the cast showing up on April 20 for the table reads, which marked the beginning of production for the third season. Some of the show’s stars have since tweeted out their own responses to the video.

Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) tweeted, “Season 3 is underway,” with a short clip of himself fist-bumping a cast member.

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) tweeted out a line she spoke from Season 2, “I’m going to my friends. I’m going home,” followed by a clip from the video.

Noah Schnapp (Will) tweeted out, “Sobbing,” along with the video.

Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Sadie Sink (Max), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Winona Ryder (Joyce), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Joe Keery (Steve), and Dacre Montgomery (Billy) are also included in the behind-the-scenes promo.

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What do you think will happen on season 3? Eleven’s lost sister and her gang will turn up in Hawkins and try to fit in. The big guy will get a job at Joyce’s store filling bags and bringing in carts. One of the girls will get a job that Bob’s Radio Shack.
 

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What do you think will happen on season 3? Eleven’s lost sister and her gang will turn up in Hawkins and try to fit in. The big guy will get a job at Joyce’s store filling bags and bringing in carts. One of the girls will get a job that Bob’s Radio Shack.
From the S3 teaser video (below) we know that Steve ends up working at the local mall at an ice cream shop. The "Starcourt Mall" is new to Hawkins so we know that at least some of the action will indeed by in town. Other items are...
  • S3 is expected to be 8 episodes;
  • The in-show year for S3 is 1985;
  • David Harbour (Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobbie Brown (11), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Joe Harrington (Steve), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Noah Schnapp (Will), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Priah Ferguson (Erica, little sister of Lucas), Sadie Sink (Max), Dacre Montgomery (Billy), Winona Rider (Will's Mom) are all definitely back;
  • Kali (11's lost sister) is expected to be back;
  • Dr. Benner (Matthew Modine) is alive and is expected to be back;
  • Maya Hawke (daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke) will be a new cast member, Robin, who also works at the ice cream shop with Steve;
  • Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) will be a new cast member as the Mayor of Hawkins, Larry Kline;
  • Jake Busey will be a new cast member playing Bruce, a misogynistic newscaster;
  • Bob (Sean Astin) won't be back - his S2 fate, much like Barb, seems permanent.

 

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(Article by Lisa McLoughlin at The Sun)

STRANGER Things 3 has broken Netflix records after it racked up nearly 41million streams in just four days.

The gory sci-fi series was released on the streaming service on Thursday to coincide with America’s Independence Day – the date in which the drama of third instalment centres around.

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Stranger Things 3 has broken Netflix records after it racked up nearly 41million streams in just four days
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And it appears fans have wasted no time returning to Hawkins, Indiana to get acquainted with the latest eerie goings as 40.7million household accounts around the globe have tuned in.

According to Netflix’s official US Twitter account, the show, which plays on 80s nostalgia, has broken the streaming service’s records following its release and incredibly, 18.2million accounts have finished the entire season.

They shared last night: “@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!

“40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days.

“And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.”

.@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!

40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.

— Netflix US (@netflix) July 8, 2019
Just last month, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s comedy Murder Mystery was revealed to have smashed Netflix records with more than 30 million households streaming during its opening weekend.

However, Stranger Things 3 has surpassed the Netflix original film’s figures by nearly 11million.

The binge-worthy fantasy series returned with fan favourites Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) at the helm.

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The gory sci-fi series was released on the streaming service on Thursday to coincide with America’s Independence Day
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Maya Hawke (L) joins the cast as Robin, Steve Harrington’s co-worker in the ice cream parlour
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It has been branded the “goriest season yet” by critics.

Writing on Twitter, one film reviewer commented: “There are some bumps along the way, but overall it’s another solid season that ends very well.

“There are fun references and slight groaner ones, but the characters are still very likeable and ground the series, which is a big part of its success.”
 
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