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Devs

Discussion in 'US TV shows discussion.' started by Azza, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Azza

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    From Alex Garland writer of 28 Days / Weeks Later and Ex Machina.



    Watched the first 2 episodes and I know I'm already hooked, it's made a very promising start.
     
  2. Malevolence

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    Same here, hooked after the first two episodes. Loving the musical score. Still none the wiser as to what's going on though.
     
  3. smokedog

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    The score and audio was what I hated the most. It was annoyingly loud and over dramatic, I had to turn down the volume.
     
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  4. neil473

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    Have liked pretty much everything Alex Garland has put out filmwise and not disappointed with this.

    Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury also did the soundtracks for Ex Machina and Annihilation and this instantly reminded of Annihilation.

    Am really looking forward to see where it goes.
     
  5. Torquar

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    It's a weird alternate reality where Ron Swanson likes technology.
     
  6. Azza

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    Just seen an advert for this coming to BBC2 at some point soon. :)
     
  7. arknor

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    I get deja vu watching this.

    was there a film similar in the past?
     
  8. v0n

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    Perfect series on many levels. On another timeline it still continues.
     
  9. mrk

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    I think I get it. He still has not got over the loss of his daughter even though he says he has so is using some of the quantum computer resources in his own mind to recreate the perfect version of her to see her again. The practical nature of a quantum computer being that it can compute immense amounts of data at the same time, the more qubits it has the more things it can process infinitely. We are told that the qubits number isn't even worth putting into a meaningful number early on so this leads me to believe they have cracked the grail of computing and are now simulating projections of past and future events. They've already projected what appeared to be Jesus on the cross 2000 years ago although this was fuzzy. So their quantum modelling to predict behaviour of a biological subject is there. They hired Sergei because a projection destined his being to take the actions he did so they went one step ahead and sorted things out their own way.
     
  10. neil473

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    Been mulling over the ending for a few days ...

    When I started watching it, with all the talk of determinism and the multi verse , I wondered if the coming revelation based on Sergais reaction was that we lived in a simulation and that the Devs project had uncovered it .... changed my mind on that after episode 2, but now after the ending i'm not so sure, how would they know. At one point its asked along the lines of whats in the box ... everything and in that everything theres another box with everything in it and so on

    Anyway its a mind blowing piece of Sci Fi, hope it gets the attention to allow Alex Garland to keep doing this stuff. Was surprised Annihilation was almost dumped onto Netflix in Europe and a very limited cinema release in the US, particularly given the box office success Arrival had just had a few months before.
     
  11. mrk

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    That's correct. Multiverse theory when referencing time dictates that every action is due to cause and effect and every possibility that could ever happen does so in its own timeline. So in one timeline you have 1 less strand of hair than another. The quantum computer is capable of simulating these timelines as they are and the "viewer" is able to tap into any point before or after the present based on the parameters input.

    It plays on many theories of the quantum universe that on paper exists but in practice, we will likely never know for obvious reasons.

    I fear the show won't get the credit it deserves tough because the average viewer won't fully grasp the underlying principle of what the writing is telling.
     
  12. BongoHunter

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    What platforms is this available on at the moment?
     
  13. mrk

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    FX and iPlayer it seems.
     
  14. BongoHunter

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    Perfect! Thanks - that's one more day of lockdown sorted :D
     
  15. Reality|Bites

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    got as far as 20mins into episode 2 and thought meh fk this
     
  16. darkgen

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    Hm ok; so went in to this completely cold and just watched e1 on iPlayer and loved it. Clocked it's Alex Garland; yes thank you, gonna bang another ep now :)
     
  17. sityeuropa

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    I wasn't much for Annihilation, nowhere near the quality of Ex Machina.
     
  18. Jokester

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    Really enjoying this, pace is maybe a bit slow but the atmosphere is great.
     
  19. D3K

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    It picked up the pace later in the season. It felt a bit formulaic with the exposition of quantum principles and I thought I knew exactly what direction it was going but it deviated enough for me to really enjoy what they did with the story.

    Still a couple of woolly bits, but overall I liked how it ended.
     
  20. arknor

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    ya'll ever watch cold lazarus? old scifi tv programme, British one too.

    you'd probably recognise a bunch of the actors and in a way its kinda similar to this

    I think youre supposed to watch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karaoke_(TV_series) first but I don't know if I ever did.