Watchmen (HBO-TV) Series

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  1. Mr_ Bondoc Member

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    I am interested in seeing what happens now that we have only 4 more episodes this season:

     
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    Really loved this the roller coaster of emotion at the end.

    Also, I noticed that cloning store is staffed by identical employees in pairs of two. Perhaps the company is being cheeky and hiring twins, it’s also possible this means human clones exist and are common enough to be part of civilian life by alt-2019.
     
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    It would be interesting to see the effects of legalized cloning here...would people be able to clone loved ones who died, the way some people have cloned their pets IRL?
     
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    Apparently that is the main concern. What happens when cloning is so widely available, the the threat of nuclear annihilation loses its scary aspects?

    In the meantime, here are the latest bits from Agent Dale Petey:

    https://www.hbo.com/content/dam/hbodata/series/watchmen/peteypedia/06/blake-memo-actual-work.pdf

    Also, here is an article explaining who Lady Trieu is and her background, which is covered in secrecy:

    https://www.hbo.com/content/dam/hbodata/series/watchmen/peteypedia/06/lady-trieu-fact-or-fiction.pdf
     
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    According to Bleeding Cool, the following was uncovered:

    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/1...m-president-robert-redfords-timeline-preview/

    “President Redford has had several VPs over the duration of his multiple terms. In his failed bid to oust Nixon in ’88, his running mate was Jerry Brown. Recalculating in ’92 to appeal to more centrist voters, Redford selected Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, who served as his V.P. until 2000. With the beginnings of a liberal Supreme Court starting to take shape and with his approval in the mid-sixties, Redford made the bold move of replacing Kerrey on the ticket with Illinois Senator Carol Mosely Braun. V.P. Braun held office until 2009, at which point she resigned for reasons unknown.

    With his popularity slipping in the middle of the country and under incredible pressure from the right and the Independents who elected (and re-elected and re-elected) him, Redford appointed Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to the Vice Presidency. Despite rumors that Ventura had leveraged the Administration with evidence about the government’s involvement in 11/2, the gambit paid off and Redford/Ventura eked out a victory in 2012. Unfortunately, V.P. Ventura passed away two weeks after the election (under mysterious circumstances to say the least), forcing yet another appointment. Again, appealing to the center, Redford appointed Delaware Senator Joe Biden, who remains his Vice President to this day (and is most certainly going to run in 2020!)”

    ● If you’re a fan of Sneakers, we’ve got some bad news:

    “‘Sneakers’ was never made, as “hacking” never became a pop culture thing in the nineties due to the absence of computers and Internet in mainstream society. But one might assume that it might become a thing in years to come as the Internet rolls out.”

    ● Author John Grisham (The Pelican Deposition) was appointed and confirmed to the Supreme Court in 2002 – but the confirmation battle was a contentious one.

    ● Scarlett Johansson has her own “swashbuckler-spy” film franchise as Black Sash in Charlton’s “Marauders” series – with Crisis On Infinite Seas currently in production.

    ● President Redford’s final film as an actor was Out of Africa, and stepped down from any leadership role in the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Institute.
     
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    That synthetic lithium, man! Medical implants will mess you up
     
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  10. CJD Well-Known Member

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    I noticed there seem to be some slight spoilers in the first entry. Wonder if that was intentional on HBO’s part.

    Anyway the episode itself was pretty good. I I particularly liked the quasi-time travel angle though I can’t help but note that it makes Manhattan seem a bit like a certain other Doctor.