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by Tineash » Fri May 12, 2017 12:26 pm

I just finished reading The Secret History of Twin Peaks. It's absolutely barking mad, simultaneously trashy and brilliant (just like the series). It weaves a sort of Grand Unified Theory of the history of the North American paranormal and conspiratorial encompassing Lewis & Clark, Illuminati vs Masons, indian curses,the bohemian grove, Lemurians, JFK, pulp sci-fi magazines of the 40s, Nixon, bigfoot, Roswell, and L Ron Hubbard! The most startling thing is how often I'd google something that sounded outlandish and discover that it was based in true events. It was clearly researched with deep love for the subject.

The reviews on Amazon were very mixed, but I loved it!

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by chalkitdown » Sun May 14, 2017 9:43 pm

I watched the first two episodes. I really like it already. Kyle MacLachlan is amazing in any scene he's in. Dale Cooper is such an oddball it's fascinating to watch. The guy who plays the sheriff too is great. Was sad to read that the actor playing him won't be returning for season 3. They play off each other so well.

The whole thing isn't as weird as I imagined it would be. It's a fairly straightforward murder-mystery so far, though some of the acting and music is definitely intentionally weird. All I know of Twin Peaks are the famous parts that are parodied in things like The Simpsons, so I imagine it gets much stranger later on.

What's this "Interrnational Pilot" that came with the rest of the episodes all about? I went googling and I'm fairly sure I read a significant spoiler about the main mystery :fp: so I didn't read any further. Is it just a longer cut of the pilot that aired outside of the States?

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by Cuttooth » Sun May 14, 2017 9:47 pm

The international pilot was a cut of the first episode and some other scenes from other episodes that wrapped everything up as a single TV movie. It has no bearing on anything in the show proper so you can ignore everything you know about it.

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by chalkitdown » Sun May 14, 2017 9:50 pm

Is there a different killer in the international pilot than there is at the end of the Laura Palmer arc midway through season 2?

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by Cuttooth » Sun May 14, 2017 10:12 pm

chalkitdown wrote:Is there a different killer in the international pilot than there is at the end of the Laura Palmer arc midway through season 2?

Yes.

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by chalkitdown » Sun May 14, 2017 10:15 pm

Awesome.

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by degoose » Mon May 15, 2017 12:06 pm

chalkitdown wrote:I watched the first two episodes. I really like it already. Kyle MacLachlan is amazing in any scene he's in. Dale Cooper is such an oddball it's fascinating to watch. The guy who plays the sheriff too is great. Was sad to read that the actor playing him won't be returning for season 3. They play off each other so well.

The whole thing isn't as weird as I imagined it would be. It's a fairly straightforward murder-mystery so far, though some of the acting and music is definitely intentionally weird. All I know of Twin Peaks are the famous parts that are parodied in things like The Simpsons, so I imagine it gets much stranger later on.

What's this "Interrnational Pilot" that came with the rest of the episodes all about? I went googling and I'm fairly sure I read a significant spoiler about the main mystery :fp: so I didn't read any further. Is it just a longer cut of the pilot that aired outside of the States?

trust me you'll start hitting the weird stuff as it keeps going further in season 1 , season 2 then goes full on bizarre at points .I love it when it does.

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by Memento Mori » Sat May 20, 2017 9:13 am

Got eight more episodes of season 2 and Fire Walk with Me to watch before Monday. Season 2 has become a slog.

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by chalkitdown » Sat May 20, 2017 12:39 pm

Memento Mori wrote:Got eight more episodes of season 2 and Fire Walk with Me to watch before Monday. Season 2 has become a slog.


Worth skipping the gooseberry fool episodes as per the chart posted earlier?

I watched episode 103 during the week and the weirdness has begun in earnest. :lol:

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by Memento Mori » Sat May 20, 2017 12:52 pm

I've powered through it now and I'm up to 2x19 but yeah I'm sure a lot of that middle section was skippable. Probably could have just read Wikipedia synopses.

The end of 2x16 though- I don't know what this is.

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by Crimson » Sat May 20, 2017 3:23 pm

chalkitdown wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:Got eight more episodes of season 2 and Fire Walk with Me to watch before Monday. Season 2 has become a slog.


Worth skipping the gooseberry fool episodes as per the chart posted earlier?

I watched episode 103 during the week and the weirdness has begun in earnest. :lol:

Yeah I'd skip those episodes. Getting through the majority of Season 2 was a real chore during my rewatch but I finally finished it last night. There's moments here and there but overall it's pretty terrible.

Fire Walk With Me tonight for the first time and The Missing Pieces on Sunday and then I'm all set for the new stuff.

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by Memento Mori » Sat May 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Finished season 2 and I'm glad I didn't watch this at the time because that wasn't an ending.

Albert is the best character of the show, blates.

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by Memento Mori » Sat May 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Fire Walk with Me-

20 minutes in and Kiefer Sutherland and David Bowie are both playing FBI agents. :lol: Sure why not?

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by Tafdolphin » Sun May 21, 2017 3:35 pm

chalkitdown wrote:I watched the first two episodes. I really like it already. Kyle MacLachlan is amazing in any scene he's in. Dale Cooper is such an oddball it's fascinating to watch. The guy who plays the sheriff too is great. Was sad to read that the actor playing him won't be returning for season 3. They play off each other so well.

The whole thing isn't as weird as I imagined it would be. It's a fairly straightforward murder-mystery so far, though some of the acting and music is definitely intentionally weird. All I know of Twin Peaks are the famous parts that are parodied in things like The Simpsons, so I imagine it gets much stranger later on.

What's this "Interrnational Pilot" that came with the rest of the episodes all about? I went googling and I'm fairly sure I read a significant spoiler about the main mystery :fp: so I didn't read any further. Is it just a longer cut of the pilot that aired outside of the States?


I'm watching this online and that's the version I watched :fp: As far as I can see most of the scenes from that pilot are in Episode 2 (s01e03) and the ending of that version is essentially Cooper's Dream, but staged as reality. The pilot itself was shot to conclude the story and sell the pilot as a TV movie.

So far I'm really enjoying it. Like, really enjoying it to the point where I which I now wish I'd watched it years ago. Cooper is strawberry floating brilliant.

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by chalkitdown » Sun May 21, 2017 3:43 pm

I saw episode 104 last night. Cooper and Albert are both amazing.

I love the way Cooper's eyes light up whenever anyone offers him a piece of cake or a coffee. :lol:

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by Tafdolphin » Sun May 21, 2017 3:44 pm

Diane is legit the best character.

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by SugarDave » Sun May 21, 2017 4:48 pm

I wish I had rewatched it all before tonight now, think I might need to watch that recap video later. I can't wait to hear the theme again. :wub:

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by Floex » Sun May 21, 2017 6:14 pm

I'm trying with S1Ep2 but it's such an effort. I can't get past how 90's it feels right now.

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by Hulohot » Mon May 22, 2017 10:25 am

Just seen the feature length pilot.

Wow.


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