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Debris (NBC) [** Spoilers **]

  • 28-01-2021 10:17am
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    Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,407 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Starts the first of March in the States. From the producers of Fringe (and has a similar vibe I think).
    When mysterious wreckage starts falling from the sky, a secretive international agency is tasked with figuring out what it is, where it came from, and most importantly… what it can do. British agent Finola Jones and American agent Bryan Beneventi are partners who have very different styles – she's warm, intuitive and detail-oriented, and he's charming, confident and guarded. But they have no choice but to trust each other as they track down the debris scattered across the Western Hemisphere. Each fragment has unpredictable, powerful and sometimes dangerous effects on the everyday people who find it. Every discovery is also a race against time, because shadowy outside forces seek these objects for nefarious purposes.





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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,235 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    You're not kidding; those trailers are giving off deeply "Fringe" vibes, if only for the freaky science. Awww, I miss Walter Bishop.

    It also strikes as the kind of show that I won't try until I know it hasn't been cancelled, cos it smells of a Mystery Box oriented story :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,604 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Fringe vibes alright.



  • Registered Users Posts: 75,027 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    I do like the lead actor, will give it a look


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,277 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Another one touted as the Next X Files or Fringe

    From IGN
    Check out the debut of a lengthy clip from the series premiere of NBC's Debris, featuring the first 12 minutes of the episode. Debris revolves around CIA operative Bryan Beneventi (Jonathan Tucker) and MI6 agent Finola Jones (Ryan Steele), an unlikely pair tasked with stopping alien technology from falling into the wrong hands. In this sci-fi landscape, the debris from a mysterious alien craft has scattered across the globe, with plenty of people hoping to harness that tech for good or evil.

    Debris will premiere on NBC on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10pm ET.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,235 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    mod: merged threads.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,267 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Not all that impressed by the opening sequence


  • Registered Users Posts: 542 ✭✭✭ shawki


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    I do like the lead actor, will give it a look

    He was really good in Justified


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,277 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    As one comment I read said, it's more than likely the next "The Event" or "Flash Forward" rather than Fringe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,604 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    I wasn't that impressed with the pilot, It really felt like a very bad episode of Fringe with a bad cast.

    The end showing what's coming this season Debris offered more than the pilot so I'll give it a few more episodes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,567 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries


    yeah definitely Fringe or Threshold vibes off this but will reserve judgement till I'm a few episodes in


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    bit silly
    to go meet life sucking force without backup


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,267 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Interesting enough for me to keep watching but it does feel like I've missed the first half of the show


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,277 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    They'll have to do at least 1 flashback episode about how it all began with the debris coming here


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,267 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    They'll have to do at least 1 flashback episode about how it all began with the debris coming here

    With this stations past it'll be cancelled by then


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,618 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    1: Liked that. The newish feel of the scifi ideas and knowing the Fringe and Almost Human folks are involved has me thinking it'll be good for those. Look and feel wise, it feels like they are falling somewhere around (maybe a bit under) the Travelers tv show level.

    Guessing that
    the US is recreating an engine in their hanger. When he got on his buggy first, I was like SPACESHIP! but then I guess it might be too early for the show to go there. I like that they are looking at Anti-Gravity and Phasing. Will see if they go somewhere like impulse/jumper on the phasing front.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,277 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    I know we're only 2 episodes in but they'll need to change the format soon. Like this week's was already farfetched. Or they need to explain why each piece somehow has completely different magical properties.
    I'd see through it if it was items from a ship but these seem to just simply be like parts of a ship. So it's like touching the wheel of a car and going through the floor then touching the boot and seemingly bringing someone back from the dead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,870 ✭✭✭ Sudden Valley


    It seems like the show has very little momentum even after only 2 episodes. Reminds me a bit of Flashforward or Manifest- has an inkling of an idea, a mix of good and bad actors and a blaa plot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,277 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Yeah it seems another show where it was pitched as "Okay we have an idea where things from space cause weird stuff to happen" and were just given the go ahead without anyone asking if they had a 3-5 season plan?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,235 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I'm weirdly disappointed to hear this is guff. There's a big space IMO for a Fringe style show these days, and given sci-fi has never been so popular you'd think someone would have cracked the code by now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,618 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    2: Alright, I wanna know what
    these Aliens are planning. All their tech seems to be screwing with peoples bodies! Then these voicelines at the end. Sounds ominous. Wonder if yer wans father has been body snatched.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,267 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    After episode 3 this is interesting enough (my type of show) to keep watching but the two lead actors are horrendous. Just no chemistry or anything - they're no Mulder and Skully which was one of the attractions of the X-Files


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,604 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    Yeah it seems another show where it was pitched as "Okay we have an idea where things from space cause weird stuff to happen" and were just given the go ahead without anyone asking if they had a 3-5 season plan?
    Show runner claims they have all the answers and will do a mix of story-of-the-week/mythos and begin to unlock them, working from his time on 'Fringe'.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,407 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Episode 3 was an improvement.
    This show could be finding its feet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,277 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Made me think of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,618 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    3: Reminded me a bit of Arrival .. the misty look of the tech and
    the sound effect when it shutdown after the first talk with the father. Jenna from Impulse
    (boards.ie thread)
    being the daughter was cool! Hope to see more of her. I wonder what's up with the boss back in HQ... seems to be family related but it was wierd how it went down. Then the ominous credits again. Still guessing some kinda body snatching going on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,618 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    4: Liked the tech in that one. Can't remember seeing a
    combined environment and beings terraforming tech
    in a show before. Have seen both separately for sure. I like how the show feels reasonably grounded. The edges feel like when they try to expand to the wider world like with
    the MI5 scenes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,277 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    5 episodes in and do we know anything about the debris yet apart from "Oh something strange happened, it must be debris"?
    Might as well be called "MacGuffin" or "Plot Device" since the series so far has just been some kind of conspiracy show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,267 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    5 episodes in and do we know anything about the debris yet apart from "Oh something strange happened, it must be debris"?
    Might as well be called "MacGuffin" or "Plot Device" since the series so far has just been some kind of conspiracy show.

    Nada!

    Viewership on a steady decline each week as the viewers are left in the dark about anything.
    I'm trying to even think if Finola's father death mystery was given any introduction or just thrown out there he may not be dead


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,618 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    5: Felt like this episode was about the distrust of all the groups involved. Not sure if it's going to stay the procedural cop-investigation style episodic show.

    Overall it feels like the show is hitting a wall in terms of its budget. I keep seeing the Canadian cast members I recognise from other shows and I think Canada but they are portraying places America and China and England. It feels like if they had just even a small bit more footage in those places it might help. No Statue of Liberty seen in New York for example.

    Really liking how the ominous radio is done at the end of each episode.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,618 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    6: Story was a decent scifi. The overarching story has me a bit hooked now. Then those credits scenes/sounds/things.. I really like how they are done.


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