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Offline Captain Video

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Now that the new trailer is out I decided to set this up now. This looks so exciting.



release date is October

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What's your source for that release date? Every entertainment news site I read lists sometime in October (presumably the first Sunday)...as does the trailer itself.

I wonder if this will air the same time as His Dark Materials or at least be some overlap. It'll save me a little money as I only subscribe to HBO for specific shows (GOT and WESTWORLD but I'm done with WW after that awful season two) and then drop it. There's nothing else on HBO that interests me until Joss Wedons new series The Nevers but that just started filming. Well and John Oliver but I can watch that on Youtube.

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No howling about "not canon"? Looks like an interesting watch.
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The trailer says "October" at the end. Looks like it continues the story from the graphic novel without altering that history. Seems like a good approach to take.
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The trailer says "October" at the end. Looks like it continues the story from the graphic novel without altering that history. Seems like a good approach to take.
Didn't know enough to spot that.
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I dont know where I saw that date, I changed it to October

https://www.hbo.com/hbo-news/watchmen-casting-all-you-need-to-know

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What about the music? Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who first worked together as film composers on The Social Network) will be creating the original music for the series.

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without knowing exactly what is going on in the plot yet I have to ask

Should cops be permitted to mask themselves?

I actually witnessed this during a club bust in the late 80s, its scary.  Undercover is one thing but I dont think they should have been included in the actual arrest, I dont know if they had to show faces during any court hearings.

edit: I should note that these were not protective masks and looked more like ninja hoods or ski masks.
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No howling about "not canon"? Looks like an interesting watch.

My biggest concern is that it's from Damon fraking Lindelof. After the terrible ending of Lost, the dumbing down of Star Trek 2009 , the idiotic Prometheus, and the utter butchering of World War Z, his name on a project does not inspire me with confidence. But a sequel to WATCHMEN could be interesting, I have no problem with that concept.  I'll give it a shot for an episode or two, at least.

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The trailer says "October" at the end. Looks like it continues the story from the graphic novel without altering that history. Seems like a good approach to take.

History is definitely changed. Look at that flag draped on the coffin.

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Alternate timeline lets you make Tricky Dick get re-elected.  ???
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As long as it is better than the totally-missed-the-point Snyder movie, I am game.

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I will watch it eventually but I just cant muster the interest.
It was a great graphic novel and really needed at the time, but its been done to death by so many imitators that I dont think there is space for an expansion by writers other than Moore.
But maybe it will be good.

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The trailer says "October" at the end. Looks like it continues the story from the graphic novel without altering that history. Seems like a good approach to take.

History is definitely changed. Look at that flag draped on the coffin.

I meant the in-universe events from the comics are unchanged, and form the history for the show. It is not our history, of course.
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As long as it is better than the totally-missed-the-point Snyder movie, I am game.
Given that I'll never read the hardcopy can you tell me what the point actually was? Spoilered if you wish>
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As long as it is better than the totally-missed-the-point Snyder movie, I am game.
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