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Into the Badlands

Post  Banjo on 2015-11-15, 11:49

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I'm not a fan of Kung Fu/Ninja movies or shows but I'll check this out. If there are enough s-f elements it might be interesting.

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Post  Banjo on 2015-11-16, 12:31

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This is better than I expected. Not too much Kung Foo, which is boring after about 10 seconds and at least the fights end with plenty of blood spilled unlike the 'sanitary' fights in Kill Bill, and similar,  where everyone just gets knocked out, and  the s-f   is pretty good, and the cast is good, if unknown, similar to when The Walking Dead first started and look where they are now !

Greg Nicotero's make-up company does the make-up. He's one of the Exec. Prods. on The Walking
Dead and is the chief make-up artist there... two thumbs up

But there are a few anomalies that need explaining. It's 500 years in the future and 'guns have been banned'. By who ?  Wouldn't the Barons what to keep them as an advantage over their rivals? Of course, so that aspect doesn't make sense. Also we are told that they don't have reliable sources of power and can't make complex electronics. No surprise there, but they still have gasoline for their vehicles and the rubber tires haven't dried out and rotted off the wheels. Operating refineries and making rubber tires is no trivial task. When/where/how have they done that?

Also, one of the most bizarre things is that the rival female Baron, 'the Widow', drives a 1947 Nash ! scratch Who came up with that ? Did they think we wouldn't 'notice' ?  And of course there is the gas and tires problem.

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And not only that, it has a sliding, canvas sunroof ! I can find no evidence that the  '47 Nash had such an option, almost leading me to believe that the property manager has found one that someone customized in that way, but why ?  This requires much more detailed research. I have signed up for the Badlands newsletter and if fans are allowed to ask questions that will be my first.

A cultural aspect of that canvas sunroof worth noting is that that type of sunroof was common on European cars both pre- and post- war. But such an "affectation", as it would have been considered by American car buyers in that period would have not been popular even on a niche manufacturer such as Nash, although their customers were considered to be 'on the fringe' after WWII so it is possible that the factory built a few with that sunroof to seem 'sophisticated' like the Europeans. This still has me baffled.... scratch

I have an email in to these folks. They will know...

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Post  Banjo on 2015-11-16, 15:04

Got this back....so that must be a customized Nash on the show..... scratch

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the inquiry. 1937 was the last year that Nash produced what we call a convertible. But these were the type with the fold back convertible roof.

it was not until 1950 that Nash introduced the Rambler with the sliding canvas roof, that was actually powered rather than manual.

In 1972 GM produced a Chev, model, and a Buick model called the Sky Coupe that had a manual sliding canvas roof, much like what some of the Volkswagons were offering. I owned a Sky Coupe, and it was the only year they were produced.

Hope this kind of answers your question.

Jim Bracewell
Nash Car Club of America
1N274 Prairie Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Post  Berry on 2015-11-19, 00:02

I watched this one tonight. Pretty good so far. I'd like to see where they are taking this.

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Post  Banjo on 2015-11-19, 12:36

As long as they keep the Kung Foo to a minimum and play up the s-f elements such as the 'fabled city', I'll keep watching. Have still not found an explanation of the '47 Nash sunroof....

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Post  Banjo on 2015-11-25, 15:34

Okay, what is it with these people/producers ?  Now we see Sunny driving out to the "turbine power plant" in an early 30's Ford panel truck, probably a '33 or '34.  How did they come up with that particular model ?  It doesn't look completely stock, few surviving examples are, either the car or panel truck versions. The '34 Ford has been one of the most popular cars for hot rodding and customizing since just after WWII. Nearly all surviving examples have been discovered by now but there is always a chance that one is still lurking in an old barn somewhere.... scratch

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Oh-oh, I rewatched the ep. It's not a Ford. The fenders are wrong. Will now have to research the correct model. They have chosen an even more obscure model, suspect a Chrysler Corp. model....

Oh brother, this is going to be difficult. They have taken off the running boards making it hard to match the fender line. Most of the 1930s era panel trucks had very similar styling except for the front end/grilles. Since the front end of the truck isn't shown in the ep, and with the running boards removed my best guess is a Chevy.....

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Post  Berry on 2015-11-25, 23:28

This one is produced by the same guys who did Smallville. James Marsters is talking to them on twitter about how great they are and this show is and how he'd like to be in it. And they are telling him they'd love to have him in the second season (as the first season is already shot) .So fingers crossed, I would like to have him on this show. two thumbs up

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Post  Banjo on 2015-11-26, 15:16

That would be a good addition. There are a lot of 'character slots' that he could fit into. two thumbs up

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