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Started by HouseOfLametta on Nov 8, 2018 9:47:08 PM
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Anyone watching this odd but intriguing space opera with Sean Penn and Natasha Elhone?

StakludKar - 09 Nov 2018 18:58:36 (#1 of 26)

Sean Penn be like, 60

thisonehasalittlehat - 09 Nov 2018 19:06:09 (#2 of 26)

Where when and mostly why?

SheikYerbouti - 09 Nov 2018 20:04:30 (#3 of 26)

I have a weird crush on Natasha Mcelhone. I'll give it a go.

moto748 - 09 Nov 2018 20:07:48 (#4 of 26)

Not heard anything of her for ages. I always thought she was terrible actress.

Rendered - 09 Nov 2018 20:09:07 (#5 of 26)

I saw her with Alistair Campbell not long ago. Turned me right off her.

SheikYerbouti - 09 Nov 2018 20:13:06 (#6 of 26)

This comparison with Interstellar, which is a marvellous movie which takes itself incredibly seriously, inclines me To watch it.

I Don't Like The Sean Penn mind you. Nobody likes the Sean Penn do they?

fogger - 09 Nov 2018 20:13:47 (#7 of 26)

I do. Esp. in Carlito's Way.

SheikYerbouti - 09 Nov 2018 20:17:19 (#8 of 26)

Literally just you, then.

HouseOfLametta - 09 Nov 2018 20:30:28 (#9 of 26)

Hello! I’d forgotten if started this.

The first ep is fucking brilliant. The second ep is very odd indeed. Not in a bad way, more in a “I’ve never seen this done before”, also a “come off it” way.

Sean Penn is pretty damn good as long as you don’t look at him (he looks like a tin opener made out of scrotum) and Natasha does what she always does but has odd Boltonian vowels in this. I think it’s supposed to mean she comes from New Orleans.

It’s an intriguing premise, give it a go.

Rendered - 09 Nov 2018 20:34:11 (#10 of 26)

It's quite hit and miss but there is an episode which focuses on his wife and daughter which is one of the most moving bits of TV I've seen since The Leftovers.

dottie30 - 11 Nov 2018 17:57:03 (#11 of 26)

I haven't seen this but I've seen the pictures of Sean Penn's muscles.

Firstly, I don't want to be ageist but a 60 year old manning a space mission? really?

Secondly, Sean Penn is either sublimely brilliant or wretchedly awful. There isn't any other position. But if he ever had something over his 80s peers (Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, etc); it was a refreshing lack of vanity. As I've said, I haven't seen it it but seems a shame he's reduced to allowing his torso to do the work on screen.

nac1001 - 11 Nov 2018 17:59:33 (#12 of 26)

Mcelhone was very good in Queen Anne at the RSC

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Nov 2018 19:26:11 (#13 of 26)

John Glen flew in the shuttle at 67.

dottie30 - 12 Nov 2018 06:37:01 (#14 of 26)

Really? OK - I would have just thought a person's heart and lungs and general circulatory system would not be up to it.

thisonehasalittlehat - 12 Nov 2018 06:40:14 (#15 of 26)

No actually I'm incorrect. My apologies.

He was 77.

Your heart has to work less hard in space as it's not fighting gravity.

Bribaba - 13 Nov 2018 20:42:47 (#16 of 26)

I've just finished ep 2 and am finding the going heavy. It's so ponderous, much of this being down to Penn's lugubrious presence. Mcelhone is fine, her Bolton accent adds a much needed curveball to the proceedings.

Bribaba - 14 Nov 2018 12:47:24 (#17 of 26)

I decided to read some reviews before going further. Many were scathing about sci-fi being ditched in favour of a domestic drama. Penn took a pasting, too. I won't be continuing.

TheExcession - 14 Nov 2018 12:55:41 (#18 of 26)

The first episode managed to be quite boring, despite featuring an exploding spaceship.

Bribaba - 14 Nov 2018 12:58:48 (#19 of 26)

Compared to the second episode it's the pinnacle of excitement.

HouseOfLametta - 14 Nov 2018 13:03:51 (#20 of 26)

I’m sure there’s a program of cats falling off things, somewhere.

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