Thursday, 30 June 2011

Polls!!


Due to my silly lack of posts I have been drawn away from releasing the results of the polls. But here goes:

Episode 4 of Series 5 was doing brilliant!! until some people started voting things other than excellent, which surprised me as everyone on cbox seemed to be saying that it was AMAZINGG. Anyway it achieved a good 87.8% despite two people voting it AWFUL?!? I know. Weirdos. We're all entitled to our opinion I suppose.

Episode 6 of Series 1, the one where we met the future predators, which I thought was a good episode! And it felt like a good finale to the series, though it was probably the most underwhelming when you look at the others, except maybe Series 4. The cliffhanger at the end though, was AMAZINGG. You rated it 87.93, which means it bests Episode 4 of Series 5...

Episode 5 of Series 5 was another great episode!! It achieved 90% exactly, though I had to rejig the figures because for some reason I can't add answers to polls so there were only 4 options... :/ Yeah... annoying. Right vote on the neww polls! There are 4! We're aiming to find out which is the best Primeval episode ever!!

Episode 6 - My Thoughts

Well although I thought that it wasn't as good as Episode 4 or 5, I felt that it was verrryyyy goood! Nice too see Phillip fixing his mistakes in the end. So I'm guessing the villain to return was Helen, as she basically tried to destroy humanity AGAIN. The anomalies haven't closed, but all the team are still together. I bet Jess isn't too happy, she only signed up for a desk job...
Brilliant ending to a brilliant series. Although I liked Series 4, this series has been far better!! Matt at the end, oh dears?! Not a completely clean ending if they finished the series here then. I seriously hope they don't because I feel that Primeval is peaking - let's hope it gets the viewing figures and DVD buyings it needs. I trust you shall all be buying it? ;)

Sorry for the lateness I've basically been out with friends till 11 the last two nights, and have been in a rush in the mornings.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Episode 5 - My Thoughts (Contains spoilers for those who ent seen it))


Well I thought that was another amazing episode! This series is shaping out to be one of the best in my opinion!! So April wasn't Helen, so a villain is still going to return right? And Danny and Ethan are coming back next week too right? And somebody else is gunna die right? But Philip's machine didn't destroy the world... so what's Matt gunna do? And where's Connor? So much needs to be answered next week, in the final episode of the series!!
The whole team were epic, Jess was just amazing!! And Lester was nice to her. :) Lester with a gun! Is it just me though, or was the T-Rex bit over pretty quick, and wasn't that thhe only animal mentioned/seen that we haven't seen before... Doesn't seem very likely... :L
I did enjoy all the mentions and appearances though - Carnivorous worms, Kaprosuchus, Aurognathus(did I spell that right?), Tree Creepers, Mammoth and Spinosaurus... Philip left Connor to die :O And now Connor's stuck in some futuree world. Yeah, don't know if I preferred it t episode 4, but it was VERY good. I'd rank the last two episodes above all of Series 4 and probably Series 3 too! :P

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

And Series 1 Episode 1....

I ended this one on purpose... I didn't accidentally delete it instead of Episode 3's poll or nothing... but luckily had a second PA tab opened at the same time so I could view the results...

Yea... so 22 out of 31 of you voted the first ever episode of Primeval as 'AMAZING', 7 of you voted 'good' and 2 voted 'okay', while nobody rated it 'poor' or 'awful'. So accordings to my calculations Episode 1 achieved 91.1%, which rates it above Series 4 Episodes 1, 3-5, Series 5 Episodes 1 and 2, but below S4 Episodes 2, 6 and 7, and below Series 5 Episode 3.

In my opinion this episode is still possibly my favourite episode, it was really dark and mysterious, and we got introduced to all the characters. Yeah, I thought it were awesome...

Episode 3 - Poll Results

Well, what did you think of Episode 3? Let's see...

According to poll results... with my calculationss, Episode 3, the return of Emily, got a very positive 93.3 %, which means its the best episode of Series 5 according to you, but that it doesn't beat the latter two episodes of Series 4.

At the moment, I am running polls as to what you thought of Episode 4, and Series 1 Episodes 1 and 6, I will hopefully collect what you thought of every episode eventually, so we can see what your favourite/least favourite episodes are! :D

Episode 4 - My Thoughts


Well, that was without a doubt the best Episode of Series 4 and 5, and possibly the best EVERR!!! I was so worried for every member of the team at some point in the episode, and for Rex too! The beetles were nasty and as a swarm served as a nasty monster. We saw another lockdown like we did in Series 4 Episode 3, but this one was obviously worse. Connor's now decided which team he's on, but Philip's got a massive anomaly! Argh!
We heard Helen Cutter, but they wouldn't bring Juliet Aubrey back just to say one line, would they? ;) Anyone thinking what I'm thinking... ? Next week looks epic! And then the final, which will, of course, be brilliant, so I reckon this series could end up being one of the best, if not the best! Please vote on the new polls!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Episode 1 and Episode 2 - Your rating

Well accordings to my calculations, according to our polls Episode 1 managed a positive 91%, despite one person rating it poor! :O This means it has beaten 4/7 of Series 4 Episodes.

Episode 2 managed an 85%, which although still positive, means it was the second worst episode - according to you - of Series 4 and 5 so far. I thought it was as good as Episode 1, hey ho...

I'm gunna start putting polls up for other random Episodes, to see how every Primeval episode compares! Yeah in a random mood, please vote on them all!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Episode 3 - My Thoughts


Well, I really liked episode 3! Best episode of the series so far, but now there's only 3 episodes of Primeval left! Then there might never be another episode... or we'll have to wait agess till a new series :/

Anyway, first man-made anomaly... thought that was supposed to be next week? :P Would kind like to know how he did it though, they seem to miss out a lot of the sciency stuff nowadays, which I think is the shame, as they aren't really explaining some of the important storylines... Emily is back! And she's on the team! Matt is so happy ! :D And Jess is too! It was a good episode for Jess, again there wasn't much Becker, this series seems a bit Becker-lite. Hate April, she's turning out to be a proper manipulating bitch, 'mind games' how dare she?! ;)

But Abby and Connor... that's so sad :( Maybz this is just there first fight... :D

Next week looks good, beetles pouring out of the anomaly, argh! Vote on the polls guys! Let's see how you think the series is shaping out so far! :)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

New Trailer

Thanks go to Kabilan for the link! Features clips from Episode 5 and 6, with Abby shooting down a Kaprosuchus, the team running from a group of predators and Jess and Lester with a mutated predator... in the ARC?

Monday, 6 June 2011

Teaser clip

Blergh teaser clip from tomorrow's episode. Can also be found on the Primeval Watch Facebook Page on the ARC bit. This is from Kabilan's youtube:



Soo Episode 3 tomorrow! Cannot wait! - I'll probs we watching Wed morning tho :/

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Becker Interview and other tings

Firstly, there is the whole plot for Episodes 1-5 now circling the net for this series of Primeval and Episode 5 looks AMAZING. I am a bad person who read it. Sorry guys. I ent giving you the link to it, because the superawesomeness of the episode will take you buy surprise. Reviewers have called it the best episode ever.

Anyway, also circulating again is the rumours that Helen is returning... as a clone... or something.
Rightyhoho, next up is an interview with Ben Mansfield (Becker) hinting that he may not be in the series for much longer?!!?! Nooo. Thanks to Jess for the link! Here tis:

How did you feel when you heard Primeval was returning?

Elated. I felt really pleased and surprised, because I really did think it was dead in the water, but then they heroically revived it and reincarnated the show.

What do you think of the way that Becker’s character has developed across the two seasons?

I knew that the aim was that he would become a more cemented part of the team. There was a nice chemistry on set in series three, and maybe he became more of a member of the team than he was originally meant to be.

It was a really nice process. I had never done anything as long as six months filming before, and you do form bonds with all the cast. That bleeds through into the characters, because the scripts aren’t worked out years in advance; they’re a work in progress all the way through. You hardly even know what’s going to be changed after you read the first copy of it.

I loved the development of my character – I can thank the writers for that,

Were there things you asked to be able to do with Becker when you came back for the new year?

I wanted him to be a little more mature, and have more to do in the make-up of the team, which was really inevitable, because I was the only on the active mission circuit left. That propelled the character into a more senior position in the team, and now that Philip has taken over the ARC and recruited more military personnel for the whole place, after losing civilians, it was always going to happen.

Matt is a great character for Becker to have a rapport with. It’s a good, slick, professional relationship, with them obviously slightly rubbing each other up the wrong way sometimes. He’s the team leader; I’m in charge of the military guys.

If he makes a decision you don’t like, then you have to go along with it?

Unless I decide to go above his head to Lester with it, yes, usually. I take orders from him. You can tell from the first episode that they’ve got some history of doing this, and they know how to run quite a slick operation.

They’ve been together for about a year, and this is how I think Becker’s maturity level has happened. He’s experienced a lot, lost people he loved and cared about and effectively not done a particularly brilliant job in losing the people he was meant to look after, although I blame the writers! He’s very strict on not going through the anomalies any more after losing Danny, Connor and Abby, and then other people as well. It means he does rub heads with the other characters sometimes.

There’s unfinished business for him at the ARC. He moved with Lester, and I think his loyalty is now with Lester even though he’s responsible to Philip – but Philip doesn’t take an active interest in each anomaly alert, every creature incursion. He runs the whole thing – for whatever reason!

As we saw in the first few episodes of this season, Jess obviously has a crush on Becker…

And he reciprocates that as well. I think he’s slightly emotionally retarded, and having lost these people he loved and cared about, he’s reluctant to let his fa├žade slip. Maybe he just seems oblivious to it, but he does do little things that make you think that maybe he does care about her. And who wouldn’t – she’s very sweet.

What does he think of the new EMD weapons?

His beloved shotgun has been taken away from him and he has to fire these ridiculous laser guns that he’s not very pleased with. Coming from a military background, you want something that shoots to kill and doesn’t have as many restrictions as the EMD does. But in the end he does understand the necessity not to just blast the creatures apart, but to try to take them out and push them through the anomalies so they can go about their lives happily in their own time.

How have you found working with the effects – has it got easier with time?

It has. I spent a morning yesterday shooting at invisible things with something that didn’t really fire, then jumping over one dinosaur that was actually meant to be another dinosaur… it was really confusing! It gets easier – and it’s much easier when there are other actors there. You feel less mental. But it’s acting! You have to imagine the threats are there, and hope the special effects team can support your reactions with actions.

I loved filming episodes four and eight of series three, blasting around in Futureworld. I love the future predators: I think they’re absolutely hideous. They’re such a sinister force. They’re able to climb over everything, they can be anywhere. They’re so malleable as an idea: instead of rolling on wheels. they can creep up behind you, and the idea that they can see by hearing you… I hope they come back in this series. I’d be surprised if they didn’t.

What’s been the biggest challenge of the new series for you?

I was spoiled last year with my arsenal of weapons. This year, there are certain things that the EMDs can’t do, so we’ve been trying to get around those. They fire an electrical pulse so shooting in or around metal can be a bit dangerous because they can reflect off things. You can’t shoot through certain substances – little things like that. But I’ve been having a lovely time. Becker has some very interesting storylines, and let’s hope he’s around for the whole series. I’m not sure he will be though…

Primeval continues on Watch, Tuesdays at 8.00 p.m.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Our thoughts...


The results from the two latest polls are in.Firstly, who do we think is going to die this series? Every single character got at least 3 votes so someone MUST be right, right? Unless they bring one of the old character's back and they die...
Anywayy lets see what we think:

1st: Philip Burton - 41 votes (I voted for him!)
2nd: Patrick Quinn - 19 votes (I votedd!)
= : April - 19 votes (Seriously did you just copy my votes? -_-)
4th: Matt Anderson - 17 votes (Okay so I voted for the top 4, I'm obviously a good representation of the average Primeval viewer)
5th: Danny Quinn - 8 votes
6th: Connor and Emily - 6 votes
8th: Abby - 5 votes (Despite rumours)
9th: Cap'n Becker - 4 votes
10th: Jess n Lester - 3 votes (Yayy my favourite two characters! :P)

So after we have found out that some of you have no minds and just copy the first person who voted (which was me) we come to the second poll. Which evil guy (bitch in poll) do we think is returning:

1st: Helen Cutter - 14 votes (well she is linked with Philip and keeepss getting mentioned)
2nd: Claudia Brown (Not evil but I just want her to return) - 11 votes
3rd: Oliver Leek - 5 votes (Despite rumours which I reckon are false, prove me wrong Primeval team)
4th: Caroline and Christine - 2 votes
5th: The Cleaner - 1 vote

I voted for Helen and Claudia... we'll have to wait and see who's right. By the way Emily is in an mental asylum wtf??! :O

Episode 2 - My Thoughts



Well I really enjoyed Episode 2, the monsters were really cool. The Liopleurodon were pretty nice really, I think the menagerie should deffo get one. It would be a good friend for Bertha, I reckon she's feeling a bit fat compared to the other creatures.
Umm... Becker was probably sulking after not getting a tank last episode, but I didn't feel the episode failed without him, although I felt an explanation for his disappearance was required. Unless he's vanished from time like Claudia Brown. Or something. Jess was awesome. The Navy guy was a git. Connor not listening to Abby about Phillip was really sad. :'(
Yeah... so a great episode in my opinion! Not as good as Episode 1, anywayy please vote on the newww Polls!! :D