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Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« Reply #105 on: 19 April, 2018, 07:18:37 pm »
Did anyone else think that the segment of the episode that showed the bomb testing and Bob arriving in the ensuing atomic chaos was just like an extended version of the stargate from the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Not sure if it was a homage, rip-off, or what, but it just felt a bit jarring for me. 

However, the phrase 'Got a light?' will now forever send chills down my spine.

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Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« Reply #106 on: 20 April, 2018, 12:40:54 pm »
Did anyone else think that the segment of the episode that showed the bomb testing and Bob arriving in the ensuing atomic chaos was just like an extended version of the stargate from the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Not sure if it was a homage, rip-off, or what, but it just felt a bit jarring for me. 

However, the phrase 'Got a light?' will now forever send chills down my spine.

Thinking about it, that part is reminiscent, but that whole episode reminded me more of Eraserhead than anything else.

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Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« Reply #107 on: 25 April, 2018, 09:41:23 pm »
Well just watched Episode 8 and that was one of the most astonishing things I've ever seen.

I reckon the reference to Eraserhead must mean I'm safe to look at those spoiler tags shaolin_monkey!

Astonishing!

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Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« Reply #108 on: 26 April, 2018, 12:47:16 pm »
Glad you liked it. One of the most unforgettable hours of TV I think I've ever seen.

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Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« Reply #109 on: 29 April, 2018, 08:17:09 am »
Glad you liked it. One of the most unforgettable hours of TV I think I've ever seen.

Second that.

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Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« Reply #110 on: 29 May, 2018, 06:49:10 am »
Well that was all rather superb wasn't it. I've taken my time and not binged but got there.

My take is like Joe Soap that's our lot and its all there. Just takes some picking out... now I'd happily have and take more, but I'd be surprised. I also think, at the moment I go with Muon's reading of things. I think Laura is some kind of 'Christ' figure, created in episode 6 to to absorb / expose the pain Bob reaps on the world.

So Cooper embodies both the best and worse in mankind always assuming it can find and solve the pain in this world, but courses much of it aided by the 'demons' inside. At the end as said his actions seem to encapulate Cooper, Mr C and Dougie (the naive dumb simple hero who is able to affect positive change but doesn't really function in the real world?) as he turns into something new, resisting change with all that he has (there's probably something in Diane embracing here change however sad she found that). So he resists change, fights it convinced that he has a mission for good and all he does is return Laura to the source of her pain and suffering and bring it all back full circle...

...hmmm its probably got something to do with the modern state of America ... or fiction and stories... but I've got more work to do with that...

... Christ I love fiction in any form that makes you work with it, think about it and willingly return to it to learn and try again and most importantly is so affecting that and wonderful that you want to do so the moment you finish it... as I said before though there should be a warning 'Do watch before trying to sleep'!

Twin Peaks continues to be amongst the very best fiction in any media out there. Superb.

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Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« Reply #111 on: 02 June, 2018, 10:47:12 am »
...hmmm its probably got something to do with the modern state of America ... or fiction and stories... but I've got more work to do with that...

I felt alot of it tied into trauma. For example a-bomb episode. The bomb sort of being "the big one" in regards of that. Another one being Laura's. Cooper not being able to save her from the pain felt very "real" I think.

Twin Peaks continues to be amongst the very best fiction in any media out there. Superb.

It really is.