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#1 OFFLINE   TBoneit

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:15 PM

Hi,

 

I watched Primeval New World and it was OK.

 

Then I watched Primeval UK, Season 1 episode 1.

and it was better. That is what we should be getting. Is it just me or ??

 

Any Thoughts

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#2 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:29 AM

It was a good show that was cancelled after 5 seasons but only had a total of 36 episodes.  ANdrew Lee Potts was actually in the pilot episode of new world to tie it in..


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:50 AM

As the story goes, the British version was cancelled over money.  There was a lot of talk for awhile about it coming back, even Hannah Spearitt thought it would get back on the air.  But alas, as we've seen it didn't happen.

 

This new version from Canada just isn't the same at all.  I loved the Brit version but can't quite get into this one though I've kept the timer.  From what I've read it wasn't real popular in Canada either and was a one and done season, same for Sinbad.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:01 AM

One simple rule..  The British Versions of shows are ALWAYS better.  Coupling, The Office, Red Dwarf (Two failed US pilots that really sucked), IT Crowd (Failed US pilot), and the list goes on. 


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:20 AM

The first issue I have with "New World" is that it assumes that the government isn't aware of or is ignoring the "anomalies" even though Potts was in the first episode - somehow raptors roaming the alleys and byways is a private sector problem. The Brit version involves a secret government agency and one angle is the private sector is trying to find a way to make money on the anomaly portals.

 

I like the actors, but so far the episode plots have bordered on silly IMHO. And then there's is this: Canada's Space Channel Cancels 'Primeval: New World.


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#6 OFFLINE   TBoneit

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:51 PM

Is it me or are the special effects (Dinosaurs) better done in the UK version too?

 

Hannah Spearitt, What can I say! Scrumptious!

 

Red Dwarf. I first ran across that on PBS, Then Netflix had it too. Funny if corny show.

 

Andrew Lee Potts is in Two episodes according to IMDB FWIW.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

The ratings of Primeval New World have apparently  been poor on the Syfy channel as well as Space, so they are not going to continue to broadcast the show on its regular Saturday time slot (the same with Sinbad).  They will have a marathon in August where they will be showing the entire remainder of the series.

 

I know that they expected the UK version of Primeval to continue because there was a substantial hook at the end of the final episode going into a new season.  Sadly, it never happened.  I wish they had just cut those few seconds out of the final episode. :)


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:32 AM

The ratings of Primeval New World have apparently  been poor on the Syfy channel as well as Space, so they are not going to continue to broadcast the show on its regular Saturday time slot (the same with Sinbad).  They will have a marathon in August where they will be showing the entire remainder of the series.

 

Already being discussed:

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...d-sinbad-early/


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:11 AM

One simple rule..  The British Versions of shows are ALWAYS better.  Coupling, The Office, Red Dwarf (Two failed US pilots that really sucked), IT Crowd (Failed US pilot), and the list goes on. 

 

The one exception to this is Being Human, IMO. The US version is somewhat better than the British version.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

I'm still waiting for the U.K. version.... can't wrap my head around this version... :)



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

I'm still waiting for the U.K. version.... can't wrap my head around this version... :)

 

Why wait?  It's on Neflix.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:40 PM

I'm still waiting for the U.K. version.... can't wrap my head around this version... :)

 

Why wait?  It's on Neflix.

I'd go to Netflix or Amazon because the UK version started being aired  on August 9, 2008 on BBCA and the last season finale was aired on December 17, 2011 on BBCA. If you're an Amazon Prime customer seasons 1-4 are available free, though the six episodes of Season 5 cost $9.99 total for all six.


Edited by phrelin, 28 July 2013 - 11:41 PM.

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