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While Animal Planet is adding an extra set of legs to all of its programming.
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Cameron's also shaping the direction of TV: both ESPN and Discovery Channel (with Sony) are announcing the creation of 3-D TV networks this week.

How is Cameron shaping the direction of TV? Do you think the two channels were conceived after AVATAR was released and put together within three weeks?

3D home theater has been coming for years. I was at a 3D TV demo two years ago.
That was just a touch of whimsey, noting that both announcements are hitting in the wake of Avatar's success (and, of course, in anticipation of CES), and give the appearance of attempting to ride its coattails a bit.

But, yes, clearly, a venture of that type doesn't get launched the day after someone reads a copy of Variety.
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Someone pointed out that "resolving their differences" is an interesting way of describing the end of Avatar (or the real "end" of the Pocahontas story).
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"Two cultures resolve their differences" needs to be replaced with "glare menacingly at each other in anticipation of a sequel" though.
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Link's blank for me...what Im supposed to be looking at?
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Link's blank for me...what Im supposed to be looking at?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...del/Avatar.jpg
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Ohhhhh, thats clever (thanks for the link)...I just googled Ebert Twitter to satisfy my curiosity.
Bad Idea.
Tom Nix introduced me to this
http://www.avatar-forums.com/showthread.php?t=43

Fans are depressed because Pandora is made up and they can't actually go there.
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Tom Nix introduced me to this
http://www.avatar-forums.com/showthread.php?t=43

Fans are depressed because Pandora is made up and they can't actually go there.

Oh god, that thread is 51 pages long!
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Oh god, that thread is 51 pages long!

Damn you, Tati!

I only lasted about two pages. And I love that the Avatars on this board are all exactly the same Navi over and over again.
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Oh god, that thread is 51 pages long!

You underestimate them. The thread is actually 75 pages. It's sad I actually noticed this.
Yeah but all of those pages are hilarious/sad.
hahahahahahahahahaha
I recommend suicide.


I love that this guy joined the board just to say that.
Some people really are just dying for that "next thing" to sink their geek impulses into, aren't they? My god.

That shit never ceases to amaze/scare me. This is a brand new bent on the whole "taking your love for a franchise way, way too far" thing though. Fascinating.
Jesus Christ!

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After reading though all 50 pages and debating if I should say anything, I have decided that I will step up.

I too have felt...different after watching Avatar. When the last scene finished it felt like I woke up from a wonderful dream. At first I was excited and full of energy but then I started to realize that none of it was real and that I would never be able to visit Pandora or the Na'vi. I have been feeling rather down every since and not much seems to make it feel better, I just hope that it will leave in time.

I am somewhat relieved to see that I am not the only one. It was embarrassing for me to feel this way about a movie when no one else around me felt the same. I constantly think about the movie wherever I am, and doing so just makes everything seem so gray and sad. As dorky as this sound there have been times where I just want to cry ><

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do you guys also get the thoughts of sucidal? i dont mean to sound creepy or emo but i kinda felt that humans are pathetic and my life don't mean anything anymore after checking out how good the Na'vi lives are.

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I have the same feeling. but I also have the same feeling about Neytiri i want her not a girl on our earth.

And love this avatar:

Having just seen the movie, I'll throw my 2 cents into this awful mess:

- As a story, Avatar is basically every Disney cartoon ever made. There's a good guy, a villian, a princess and some supporting characters, including friendly animals. Good guy falls in love with the princess, defeats the villain. Good triumphs over evil.

- This doesn't mean the story was BAD. It was just familiar. Same with the characters. No one in the film was all that memorable. The main draw was the world of Pandora and the action, and it delivered on those fronts. "Oscar-worthy" is a joke for anything other than FX. But it was a lot of fun.

- The 3D, especially on IMAX, was amazing. I hadn't seen a 3D movie before, and it blew me away how immersive it was.

- More than anything, it made going to the movies feel different and exciting. Living in New York, I hate seeing blockbuster movies in the first month of release. Can't deal with the lines and tired of paying $12 for mediocre, forgettable movies. I didn't regret the hassle or the cost this time. Felt like I was on line for an amusement park ride, and the movie delivered in that way. It hit all the right notes for an adventure/love story, and while it could have been 20 minutes shorter and been more "alien", I never really felt bored and was always drawn in by the visuals.
I sent the "Depressed that the Dream of Pandora isn't real" thread to a friend.

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"The dream of Pandora"!?

If I remember correctly, wasn't the whole planet a deathtrap with forty million ways to die the second you step out of your yurt or whatever the fuck they live in?

Yes, but when the giant six-legged tiger-beast eats you, it feels really bad and says nice things about you.
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I sent the "Depressed that the Dream of Pandora isn't real" thread to a friend.

haha a poster addresses that in the first few pages.

The responses from other posters? It's great how they live constantly on the edge. Danger at every turn, yet so beautiful and respectful!
Again, this makes my theory (which Cameron confirmed) that this is his critique of gaming even more spot on. People want next-gen escapism.
woo just signed up there
I'm not reading through that thread, but from its title and the first post it makes me glad I haven't ventured out to see this yet. I wouldn't want to wind up horribly depressed when I step back into the dreary real world.

Has any one given them this advice on how to cope with thier depression: Get on a plane and explore the actual world you live on. It's a beautifully diverse biosphere teeming with creatures, fauna and cultures. Cameron knows this. It's why he cribbed so much from it when designing HIS alien world.
The most-offered advice is "keep going back to see it" - INSIDIOUS! I think Cameron is behind it.
So Titanic made the dough it did because of the repeat business of teenage girls and Avatar...manic depressives.
I want to post in that thread and subtly drive people to suicide or criminal behavior.
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I want to post in that thread and subtly drive people to suicide or criminal behavior.

Do you honestly imagine that you, or anyone, could do it any better than the people that are already posting there?
I don't know. I was thinking of saying something along the lines of, "If you want to feel like a Na'Vi, you should totally protest at a military facility by shooting arrows at people."
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I want to post in that thread and subtly drive people to suicide or criminal behavior.

"Eywa made me do it!"
I smell a new hobby.
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I don't know. I was thinking of saying something along the lines of, "If you want to feel like a Na'Vi, you should totally protest at a military facility by shooting arrows at people."

That's subtle?
*cracks knuckles*

Let's Troll.





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