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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:29PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the Hello,-me.-It's-me-again. dept.

One of last year's best television science fiction shows, Orphan Black, will begin its second season this Saturday, April 19th.

The joint BBC America & Canadian Space Channel production is about Sarah, a street-wise young woman who witnesses her doppelganger commit suicide in a subway station. Unhappy with her own life, Sarah decides to take on the identity of the dead woman only to discover there are even more clones of her about town and some of them aren't very friendly.

Wired has a cheat sheet of characters and events for those who have seen season 1 but have forgotten some of the details over the last year.

For those who have not seen the first season, Amazon has obtained an exclusive license for the online streaming rights. If you still have a cable TV provider, it might be available on demand.

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  • (Score: 2) by xlefay on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:33PM

    by xlefay (65) on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:33PM (#33600) Journal

    This is great news! I would've missed it if it wasn't for this, thank you!

    • (Score: 1) by Nr_9 on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:43PM

      by Nr_9 (2947) on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:43PM (#33601)

      You did miss it...

      • (Score: 2) by xlefay on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:53PM

        by xlefay (65) on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:53PM (#33605) Journal

        Well I suppose, I did miss the negative parts.. but, on the bright side, it isn't scrubbed.

      • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:13PM

        by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:13PM (#33626) Homepage Journal

        I'll miss the new one, too. Why is it broadcast over the air everywhere else, but in the US you have to have cable or satellite to watch it?

        I wonder if it's on TPB...

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 20 2014, @05:19PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 20 2014, @05:19PM (#33652)

          I wonder if it's on TPB...

          Check the morning following the night it airs. Thats about how long it takes for anything on tv to get encoded and posted. TvTeam and eztv/ettv (no idea if they're the same group) are usually pretty quick and good quality, and almost always have lots of seeds.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by RobotMonster on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:49PM

    by RobotMonster (130) on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:49PM (#33603) Journal

    I've been quite impressed by Tatiana Maslany's [wikipedia.org] performances as many different characters in Orphan Black.
    The technical aspects of how they reshoot the scenes multiple times with robotic cameras so they can stitch them all together seamlessly is also pretty cool. It's easy to believe that multiple Tatianas exist.
    The story/script has its ups and downs, but overall I've enjoyed the show.

    Somewhat off-topic, but if you haven't seen any of the new cartoon series "Rick and Morty" [wikipedia.org], go watch it, now. Right Now.
    Season 1 has just finished airing, and is well worth a watch by any Soylenators worth their UID's :-)

    My favourite episodes (in chronological order) would be:
            Episode 2 - Lawnmower Dog,
            Episode 5 - Meeseeks and Destroy
            Episode 9 - Something Ricked This Way Comes
    and Episode 10 - Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind

    • (Score: 2) by mhajicek on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:55PM

      by mhajicek (51) on Sunday April 20 2014, @02:55PM (#33606)

      Another must-see series with some similarities to Orphan Black is The Dollhouse. It is world rocking.

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by Angry Jesus on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:01PM

      by Angry Jesus (182) on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:01PM (#33607)

      > if you haven't seen any of the new cartoon series "Rick and Morty", go watch it, now. Right Now.

      I completely agree. Rick and Morty is fantastic stuff. I was especially blown away by episode 6's existentially epic desolation.

      Don't forget to watch through the credits of each episode, some of the best stuff happens in the epilogues.

      • (Score: 2) by RobotMonster on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:06PM

        by RobotMonster (130) on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:06PM (#33610) Journal

        Yeah the end of episode 6 was brilliant. It almost made it onto my favourites list, but I didn't want to list all the episodes :-).
        I love the cardboard box in the garage with "time travel stuff" written on it. I intend to label a box the same way, though the contents will likely be a lot more mundane...

        • (Score: 2) by Angry Jesus on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:14PM

          by Angry Jesus (182) on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:14PM (#33613)

          It made me wonder if that was a reference to the time-traveling cardboard box in the garage in Primer. [imdb.com]

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Subsentient on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:47PM

    by Subsentient (1111) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:47PM (#33618) Homepage Journal

    Do NOT, do NOT, do NOT post pirate links on SN! It doesn't matter if it's legal where you are, if it's ethical to you, or whatever, we don't want DMCA stuff here! One link won't hurt anything, but if we get in the habit, it could be bad for us one day!

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    • (Score: 2) by Subsentient on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:54PM

      by Subsentient (1111) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 20 2014, @03:54PM (#33622) Homepage Journal

      Editors fixed it, nvm.

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      • (Score: 2) by wonkey_monkey on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:35PM

        by wonkey_monkey (279) on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:35PM (#33636) Homepage

        The link was still there when I first looked at this story - and so was your reply indicating it had been fixed. Wibbly-wobbly servery-wervery.

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        • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:49PM

          by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:49PM (#33643) Journal

          Seems the front page is not fixed, just the linked 'reply' page.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:56PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:56PM (#33645)

            Its cached. Hold down the shift key and hit the reload button on your browser.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:58PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 20 2014, @04:58PM (#33646)

              Er nevermind. It is cached somewhere, but not in the browser.

          • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday April 20 2014, @05:24PM

            by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 20 2014, @05:24PM (#33654) Journal

            And..... fixed.

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