- Dec 23, 2011
O.k., so they are steamy. But do the viewers really need to see their naughty parts? Why must the camera show them?
I don't think they need to go to Rome (series) style hanky panky in the small screen. It might have sold the series to someone, but for wrong reasons. Kovacs began his investigation with sex fuelled scene with Miriam dressed in very showing tennis costume. Later on the investigation went into the red light district and at the end to the Head in the Clouds.But do the viewers really need to see their naughty parts? Why must the camera show them?
i USE CLOSED CAPTIONS BY DEFAULT. But yes, mumbling is a bit annoying.The mumbling was also a problem for me too. I find mumbling in a lot of TV programmes though. There was a mass letter writing campaign to the BBC about one programme (it may have been Poldark.)
It helped with the plot that I had read the first book, (but not so much when they began adding in parts of the second book.)
You will meet a similar character in the next season. In the first book, you get much better fight and description for Kovacs sleeve in the arena. Also you get his narrative on the arena guy and how he is connected to the whole Head-in-the-Clouds business. The basic concept however is that if you get in the wrong side and you don't end in the cloud ship, you go arena to fight against custom gladiator sleeves. Kovacs uses the Sunbeam weapon first time in there to melt bad guys stacks to slag. It's his way of solving the coming-back-in-new-sleeve problem with a permadeath.That's very apt! For a moment I wondered if it was a crazed Bill Nighy.
I would have never classified it as standard cyberpunk but as a science fiction with cyberpunk elements. It goes far beyond what Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Tom Dowd, Jordan K Weisman or others wrote back in the eighties, or nineties.Overall, I thought it was at its best when it moved away from standard cyberpunk and became weirder.
Altered Carbon and Pacific Rim anime picked up at NetflixNetflix has announced that it will be producing an anime feature of its live-action sci-fi series Altered Carbon. The anime will come from animation studio Anima. Dai Soto (Cowboy Bebop) and Tsukasa Kondo will server as writers. Netflix made the announcement during an event in Singapore and also unveiled four other anime series including one for Pacific Rim.
There are no plot details available for the Altered Carbon anime yet but the Netflix release indicates that the feature will "explore new elements of the story mythology."
The presence of the anime will not have any bearing on the live-action series. Altered Carbon season 2 is still in production and on its way with Anthony Mackie in the lead.