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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
Jay

What is the last Television series you watched?

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59 minutes ago, Quintus said:

It's basically what would happen if a Star Trek nerd had the technology at his disposal to imprison his real life enemies and failed sexual conquests inside a virtual prison which is designed around the creator's favourite Star Trek fantasies. His victims are his crew and he is their captain and god. If they don't play along they are made to suffer all manner of novelty afflictions and fates.

 

Fascinating.

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Just finished the first half of Outlander S3 and the complete Mindhunter S1.

 

Started Gotham S1, nice TV series to watch while on vacation!

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Black Mirror episode 2, and the end credits told me it was directed by Jodie Foster. Superb instalment actually, the performances from the youths in particular are all round excellent and once again Brooker cooks up a near future parable that stays in the mind a while after said credits have come and gone. I think this guy (known in the UK for years as a savage satirist on BBC 2) is going to take over Hollywood soon. 

 

Mad Men season 5 is completed and there's two more left to go. This swaggering soap opera of epic proportions can be absolutely hilarious sometimes, it just so damn fabulous. 

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15 minutes ago, Quintus said:

Black Mirror episode 2, and the end credits told me it was directed by Jodie Foster. Superb instalment actually, the performances from the youths in particular are all round excellent and once again Brooker cooks up a near future parable that stays in the mind a while after said credits have come and gone.

 

 

It seems to have a rather poor reputation, but I thought it was fine. Not the beste BM ep, but one of the things the series does very well, and that would be much more difficult to pull of a standalone film.

 

I finished the series a couple of days ago. Ep 4 is the standout this time.

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I really enjoyed Jodie Foster's Black Mirror episode. I thought it was powerful and well-executed. Might be my favourite of what I thought was overall a weaker season. 

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10 hours ago, Marian Schedenig said:

 

 

It seems to have a rather poor reputation, but I thought it was fine. 

 

I googled it after this but only noticed positive responses? I see the episode has been controversial with the ready to be offended twitter contingent though. Good. (their point is a pretty dumb one actually)

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To be honest, I mostly just had a quick glance at IMDb ratings and comments, and that was right after I watched each episode, so my impression might be 1) off and 2) not up to date now that more people have watched it. And as I said, I did like it and found it wholly convincing.

 

Metalhead had the lowest rating, and rightly so, though I also don't consider that a failure. It's just a very single-minded, probably pointless, but still well done filler episode.

 

It might be that the season as a whole is slightly weaker than usual, but I was still happy with it. Although I did find the finale to be a bit too loosely assembled for its overall puzzle character.

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4 minutes ago, Denise Bryson said:

I'm not sure I'm liking Season 2 of Stranger Things as much as Season 1.

 

This was the borest thing I ever saw of all my life.

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3 minutes ago, Denise Bryson said:

 

The whole show or just Season 2?

 

Particularly the 2nd season, but I watched the first one with a lot of scepticism. Finally, I lost my time watching this supposedly "cult" series, I never really was caught, by any aspect of it, except maybe the 80's retro look.

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I started Touch (with Kiefer Sutherland).

 

After 1 episode and a half, I'm not sure where it goes... Stopped it. Anyone have watched it completely?

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8 hours ago, Bespin said:

Well, there's Wynona, the puky sheriff, the hobbit and the annoying kids.

 

What happened to good, dashing, wholesome sheriffs like Harry S. Truman? This Stranger Things bloke is a bit of a grub.

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Episode 4 of Black Mirror was pushing it a bit, as well as feeling like a rehash of ideas from previous, better episodes (one of which was as recent as epi 3). The novelty of two main characters sporting scouse accents wasn't enough for me to gloss over this thick slice of nihilistic silliness; the girl regularly failed the emulation throughout (only the bloke was an actual Liverpudlian, which became a distraction for me). Even so, I do love how one week this show can be in the US with pretty big Hollywood stars and the next it's in the UK with a couple of grim up north regional faces. And in a science fiction series to boot! It's a special kind of quality, that. 

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I recently started Miyazaki's Future Boy Conan and I'm pretty split on it so far. The show feels very cinematic to me, and I like that a lot, but I'm not sure if I enjoy the story/source material very much. It's alright I guess

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