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 Post subject: "The Tinman" on Sci-Fi
PostPosted: Tue Dec 4, '07, 7:14 pm 
Is anyone else watching this mini-series program showing this week on the sci-fi channel called "The Tinman"? I have seen every episode so far and absolutely love it.

The program is based on the old "Wizard Of Oz" movie but it is done with a futuristic type theme or idea, I guess you could say. It is wild, freaky, exciting, and has me guessing as to just what is going to happen next. I haven't been able to say that about a program in such a long time.

Anyway, if anyone is interesting in watching it, the Sci-fi channel is reshowing the episodes every night. Tonight will be the third installment. Check your local listings to find out more.

If anyone else has seen "The Tinman" so far, what is your thoughts or opinions on the program?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 4, '07, 8:16 pm 
When I read about this in the TV Guide, I had considered watching it. Perhaps I'll catch it tonight (if I remember to watch it and if I'm not too busy).

The concept seemed interesting enough, though. Do they still have the Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Lion in it? :O


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 4, '07, 10:46 pm 
Tsunami wrote: Do they still have the Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Lion in it? :O


Yes, and No. There are three characters but they are different than the scarecrow, tinman, and cowardly lion of the original movie.

In this sci-fi show the "scarecrow type" being is also smart but has lost his brain and many of his memories due to other circumstances. He has a zipper on his head, lol. Not as weird as it seems actually.

And, The "tinman type" being was a former law enforcer (tin badge = tin man, etc. ). It makes sense if you watch the show. He reminds me of a Indiana Jones type and almost dresses the part too.

And, the "cowardly lion type" being is a "healer" type, I think. If someone is injured, he can heal their wounds. He also needs courage, etc.

Just think of "The Wizard Of Oz" with magic, mystic, robots, good & evil, guns, other "future" worlds, etc.

And, wait til you see "The Wizard" himself. This part is played by actor Richard Dreyfuss ("Close Encounters", "Mr. Holland's Opus", etc.). He is really " far - out ", lol.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 4, '07, 11:39 pm 
I've been watching it while doing other stuff. I've seen most of it but missed a few parts. It's pretty good overall. There are some scenes that remind me of the original Oz movie and some that are completely new. Most of the characters are being fleshed out a lot more, so I'm finding them to be more interesting than the originals.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 5, '07, 7:04 pm 
Awww, its a series? I saw some comercials a couple weeks ago, and I thought it was an awesome movie. lol


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 5, '07, 9:17 pm 
I watched a little bit of it. It was a mini-series, so it's like an extra long movie. I think it is meant to be a sequel to the original movie, but also to parallel a lot of the scenes. In the third part, Dorothy from the original appears and her analog in Tin Man is said to actually be Dorothy's descendant, so it feels like a sequel from that.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 5, '07, 9:29 pm 
I watched a bit of the 2nd part, and it was pretty interesting. However, I can never watch something all the way through without seeing the first part, since I'll be bothered about what I missed. :\


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 5, '07, 9:55 pm 
If I know the Sci Fi channel, they'll show the whole thing every chance they get, so I'm sure you'll have another chance to see the beginning. I bet it will even be on sometime this weekend.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 6, '07, 12:34 am 
Neithird wrote:If I know the Sci Fi channel, they'll show the whole thing every chance they get, so I'm sure you'll have another chance to see the beginning. I bet it will even be on sometime this weekend.
I checked the TV guide for the first half of the week, and they'd only be reshowing the 3rd part today (it could be wrong, it's happened before). I'll see what'll be on for the rest of the week, and if it is, then I'll check it out...if I remember, anyways. :D

Always a little too busy for TV, sadly.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 6, '07, 10:18 pm 
I think the whole mini is being shown again on Sunday. That's what I've been told was advertised anyway.

After seeing the whole thing, I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's clearly based on the old movie if you're familiar with that, but it is also independent enough to stand on it's own two feet. The ending was a little abrupt to me, however.


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