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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 8:16pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Since the premiere of the new season of Twin Peaks is under a week away...

Anyone else pretty excited about this?  I had some friends involved in the production and the dribs and drabs they were able to talk about sound pretty cool. 

I've been re-watching the original series from the Blu-Ray set.  The show holds up fairly well, all things considered, helped along by the timelessness of the setting.  The Lynch-directed episodes stick out definitely, and you can also see when the network started interfering to get them to "solve" the mystery. 

Anyway, some friends of mine are throwing a TP themed party Sunday to watch Fire Walk With Me, followed by the 2 hour premiere.  I just re-read the Secret History of Twin Peaks book that Mark Frost published last December, and I'm looking forward to his followup "The Final Dossier" which is due in October. 

It's interesting to me that the producers are crediting the availability of Twin Peaks on streaming services with generating the buzz that led to the new show.  It also helps that one of the network execs involved in the original show now works for Showtime ha ha. 

Anyway, I'm pretty giddy.  I hope it can live up to expectations (and considering the people involved in the production, I have some confidence that it will).
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 8:20pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

We're still making our way thru the original series. 
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 9:02pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I'll be watching, but even if it's great, it will never have the impact of the original. It will be just another show. Hoping for the best, though.
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I'm looking forward to it, although I'll keep my enthusiasm in check for self-preservation's sake.

I didn't watch the show when it aired in the Eighties while I was a high school junior, despite being a Lynch fan; I first saw Blue Velvet when I was 12, and turned my nose up at all these tourists gawking at the sell out.

But I saw Fire Walk With Me when it played in the theaters, and loved it, and eventually caught up on show during a marathon on Bravo. You can imagine the final episode was extra-Lynchian after 30 hours without sleep.
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I'm definitely in the giddy category.  My complete set of Twin Peaks Funko Pops arrived yesterday.  I've now owned the entire show and the movie on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray. And this is after having watched the show when it originally aired on ABC.  I've also got a run of Wrapped in Plastic.  I wish somebody had archived the old alt.tv.twinpeaks discussion group from Usenet.

Anyway, something I realized.  Apparently, edited together, the new run is 18 hours.  The original show was 20 hours, if you take out commercial time.  The movie, minus Missing Pieces, was 2 hours.  So this is going to come close to doubling the amount of Twin Peaks in the world.

I expect this will be different.  Part of the original show was repurposing television tropes that were popular at the time from night-time soaps, etc.  And Twin Peaks really set in motion a lot of today's television dramas and police procedurals.  It'll be interesting to see what Lynch does with that this time out.
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Posted: 17 May 2017 at 9:15am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Also, I'm afraid I'll freak out by how old everybody looks now.
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At the time it originally aired, TWIN PEAKS was too unconventional to even pique my interest.  When I tried watching it recently, I simply found it dated and boring.  Thus I'm not likely to give the new series a try.
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Posted: 17 May 2017 at 1:01pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I look forward to it. But I have the X-FILES re-union fresh in memory. While that had some great moments, it was too mired in nostalgia. New viewers couldn't have gotten much from it. I have a feeling the new TWIN PEAKS will be more of the same. 
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I have a feeling this may be the opposite.  Going by the way Lynch approached Fire Walk With Me, I think its more likely that this will end up being something completely different than the original than that it will end up being retread.
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Steven, i haven't gotten to the Missing Pieces yet, and since we're watching FWWM at the premiere gathering beforehand, I probably won't, was there anything in there of note?

I remember getting the script for FWWM off of the old USENET group (along with Ronnie Rocket) and was surprised at all of the new material.

Random Trivia:  One of my college professors was a classmate of Al Strobel, the one-armed man.  He said that Al was one of the more reliable drug dealers on campus, and performed an amazing King Lear on stage back in the day. 
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Posted: 17 May 2017 at 6:32pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

was there anything in there of note?
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The vast majority of the Missing Pieces is made up of scenes involving other characters from the show who weren't in the movie otherwise.  They weren't really necessary for the plot, but sort of checked in with Pete at the mill, Big Ed and Norma getting it on in the back of a car, etc.  Having all that material would've made the differences between the show and the movie less jarring, but wouldn't have really added much or explained anything.
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Posted: 21 May 2017 at 10:01pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Amazing.  Beautiful.  On my second viewing.  My wife is afraid she's going to come downstairs tomorrow morning and find me connecting pictures with strings.
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Yeah, our reaction was similar to yours.  We had a pretty good TP party and it was fun watching the premiere with a group. 

We ended up only watching the first two hours (even though the second two hours are available already via streaming). 


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Wow- I watched the first two episodes and enjoyed them a lot.

Loved the notes that were call backs and all of the new stuff as well. Loved the visuals, as usual for me and David Lynch. I though he did some new inventive stuff.

Not everything worked but I also appreciate that about Lynch. He's not afraid to just try stuff.

The new characters and storylines seem intriguing.

Are we allowed spoilers up through the first episodes?

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Posted: 22 May 2017 at 10:08am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I watched the first four online and I am beside myself. It's as good as I'd hoped. Transporting.

Feels like when JB came back to JBNM. Dangling threads I'd wondered about for decades, woven into fresh cloth.
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Posted: 22 May 2017 at 10:12am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I watched the first episode. It feels like Lynch is revisiting not just Twin Peaks but almost his entire career. Evil Dale Cooper is reminiscent of Frank Booth, we had the cop from Mulholland Drive, we had a mess of shit straight outta ERASERHEAD. Will we see a reference to Dune?
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Posted: 22 May 2017 at 11:31am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Never saw this during the first run in the 90's. Watching the first season now. Watched part 1 and part 2 last night and ...woah!!


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Posted: 22 May 2017 at 11:39am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

"Good night, Margaret."

Cue me ugly crying.
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LOVING it so far
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Binged the four available yesterday. At times frustrating and at times brilliant, it's certainly very LYNCH!

Good to see some of the old characters again, especially the late Miguel Ferrer and Catherine Coulson, but we've seen disappointedly little of Twin Peaks itself so far. That said, I'm glad they're not just going for nostalgia.

Oh, and Matthew Lillard seems to pop up in every show I like these days.
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I made my way thru the first two parts last night - no worries, no spoilers. Not sure anyone could spoil much anyway as it's all so surreal and twisted.

I will say Showtime suits Lynch well. He has more room for his film weirdness and definitely shows a grown up hand as he twists and contorts life into a pretzel. 

I definitely don't know what's going on but watched with fascination at the Dali-like strangeness. Every once in awhile you'd have a laugh or some scene that was mundane and normal, then before too long the roller coaster would begin again.

Enjoying - I think - so far. :)
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I took advantage of a free Showtime preview to watch the first four episodes.  The pacing was excruciating for me.  For fans of Lynch, it might be perfect.  Dale Cooper is one of my favorite characters so seeing him again and watching his story unfold was great fun.

My biggest concern about binge watching this some day is David Lynch's statement that watching FIRE WALK WITH ME is important to understanding this series.  I've never watched the movie but hope to before finishing the new series. 
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There's a lot of Fire Walk with Me in the new show, not just in terms of direct references and information, but also in terms of the look and feel of it.

There's also a lot coming into play already from Mark Frost's 'Secret History of Twin Peaks' book.  There's a reason we're seeing things happen in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
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Posted: 24 May 2017 at 11:11pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is. Do you, Mister Jones?
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I went ahead and watched Eps 3 & 4.  Unfettered Lynch is daunting, I have to wonder whether the whole puzzle will be visible when all 18 parts are out. 

So far, the Buckhorn, SD stuff is the most compelling to me.  I really like the actors playing the detectives.  I would watch a whole show with Brent Briscoe and Judy Davis.  Matthew Lillard, who I usually associate with playing stoners, is really compelling as the jailed HS Principal. 

The stuff set back in Twin Peaks is interesting, but I have to wonder if it is being told out of order.  I suspect that the scene with Hawk out in Glastonbury Grove is going to end up being the end of the Twin Peaks plot, rather than the beginning. 

I was also a bit confused at first with the different casinos.  I think that the one with Patrick Fischler is actually in Atlantic City.  The guy from The Mentalist comes in and talks about "she agreed to do it" and they hand over stacks of cash.  I think they are talking about Tracey, the barista who goes into the glass-box room. 

I won't hash out all of the theories here, but needless to say, the Dugpa forums are on fire the last week!
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