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    Re: Altered Carbon - a new Cyberpunk series from Netflix

    I started watching it via Netflix on the v6, then realised I wasn't getting HDR, so switched to the telly app, and it's superb, visually. It was pretty good on the v6, but just didn't have HDR. Not even sure it was 4k...

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    Re: Altered Carbon - a new Cyberpunk series from Netflix

    I wasn't sure after the first episode, but continued anyway and I'm glad I did. It's a warning against getting what you wish for and the unintended consequences of immotality. The dialogue can be a little cheesy, but other than that I've really enjoyed it.

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    Re: Altered Carbon - a new Cyberpunk series from Netflix

    Am now reading the second book: Broken Angels. Enjoying it much more than the first book which I enjoyed more than what I saw of the Netflix series which I might go back to but am watching Dark Matter atm instead.

    Second book feels more like a Stainless Steel Rat book, and I do like the Stainless Steel Rat books.

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    Re: Altered Carbon - a new Cyberpunk series from Netflix

    Enjoying it much more than the first book which I enjoyed more than what I saw of the Netflix series which I might go back to
    That's interesting, although I haven't gotten too far into the book I think the TV series got a few things better than the book in the following areas:

    - Envoys
    - The AI hotel
    - Bancroft's House
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    Re: Altered Carbon - a new Cyberpunk series from Netflix

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    That's interesting, although I haven't gotten too far into the book I think the TV series got a few things better than the book in the following areas:

    - Envoys
    - The AI hotel
    - Bancroft's House
    Finally watched the series, I don't expect a TV show to follow the book but some of it was just too far off which jarred. The timescales were wrong making Tak much older which I think they did to make the Envoys part of the Quellist movement which they weren't. The end is a teaser for book 3, so I guess they did all that to make the next series easier to explain. It just all felt a bit dumbed down for me, I'm not convinced the book was that hard to portray.

    Oh, and Miriam Bancroft should look about 20. With all the money available to her, why wouldn't she, it fits her character better.

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    Re: Altered Carbon - a new Cyberpunk series from Netflix

    I finished the book last week and still think I prefer the TV series over the book. Although that may entirely be because of the order I did them in.

    If I had read the book first and then seen it I might have felt differently, who knows!

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    Re: Altered Carbon - a new Cyberpunk series from Netflix

    Did not realize this was a book based series! will have to read, as I have loved the first season so far. Hopefully it can only get better as it goes, loved the AI in it and the style and behavior played by the character

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    hmmm, not promising

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