Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJg-eMD2LZ0

Thanks to the tviv disc for giving me that opening so I don't have to search!



Anyone who grew up in the 90's probably also watch Unsolved Mysteries. I know I did with my grandmother; fond memories. Thankfully a few years back Filmrise (people behind the current releases of Forensic Files) started releasing slightly remastered seasons on a variety of platforms. I know Amazon prime had it for one, as does Hulu (for some episodes). A platform called Tubi also seems to have it as well. Regardless, they are all there (with small text updates!) for your perusal. Initially it was hosted by the late great Robert Stack, and then after he died a small revival/remix of it was hosted by Dennis Farina on spike (remember that channel?).


Anyways, Netflix, as they are wont to do, has revived the series in a slightly different format. Nobody could come close to the gravitas of Robert Stack, so they are opting to not have a discrete host, and they have also changed the format. Instead of multiple different stories (I imagine to make it easy to put in commercial breaks as well as getting a bunch of variety in) each episode interspersed by the host walking through a call center or dark alley, it takes a more documentarian approach to things.

Anyways, here's the trailer for the new episodes, out now! (I meant to make this thread last week, but :effort:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4FrgGILM8


Oh and yes they are keeping the spooky stuff in it seems!

(I don't know how I only found out about this revival until last week. Ach ja.)

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




This is a note to myself to get the time to do a doo doo doo doo thing with proper sub and super tags

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




for the first episode is anyone else, like, thinking that he was developing schizophrenia, or had some other psychotic break due to work or was on the outs because of the things he was writing about, thought he had to go to the hotel for whatever reason (secret society paranoia, meeting someone, genuine sudden suicidal intent) made his way to the roof (while someone on a break isn't exactly inconspicuous, the swiss cheese model of failure is a thing) got to one of the corners and was pushed or slipped (what was the weather like that day?) fell down, bounced off the ledge and tumbled down to the roof? I mean, the momentum a cell phone or pair of glasses wouldn't exactly come close to a 250 or whatever pound man so its far from unusual to see those relatively undamaged.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Yes, absolutely! and I didn't know that, thanks!

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Honestly I think they chose this style because Robert Stack was so iconic. There would inevitably be a comparison to him, and I think they wanted to avoid that. Now, was that the best move? Hard to say.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Well... not to defend his actions-- he reminds me all too much of my mom's husband and it honestly freaks me out-- but i can empathize with going through scenarios in your head, especially if you have a criminology degree. I'm honestly ambivalent on his involvement, but he strikes me as a bitter broken lonely old man.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




try tubi. All of the seasons are on there, you don't need to log in and theres only like one ad per episode.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Newsweek: An 'Unsolved Mysteries' Viewer May Have Found Big Clue in Rey Rivera Letter.
https://www.newsweek.com/unsolved-mysteries-rey-rivera-note-letter-clues-game-netflix-1515283


:hmmyes:

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




I still think about the queen mary episode where they had wet footprints appear around the pool. Also, i didn't know you were still around beet

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Don't forget lost loves which is both 'hey help me find my sibling or parent that i had to leave at a young age' and 'help me find this one person who i have an outsized remembrance of'

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




I still remember the segment about those czech kids or whatever who bilk people by saying they saw the virgin mary.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Actually poo poo all they need to do is feed all of stack's narration into a deep fake network, hire a body double, and bobs your uncle!

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Julio Cruz posted:

firstly even with "bouncing off" the ledge he's not going to end up 40 feet away from the hotel, and secondly if you think a pair of glasses would survive a fall like that you've obviously never worn any

Ok well first off i do wear glasses so im very familiar with their weight. And second off 40 feet is from the part furthest from the hole, iirc. The corners are much closer and depending on how much momentum gets transferred to the horizontal, yeah it's very possible. Thing is we just do not know how he fell. Maybe the glasses went down with him but when he made contact with the roof, momentum got transferred to the glasses to make them bounce off his face. or maybe he was oriented i such a way where the glasses came down right on top of his face and the plastic collision again bounced the glasses off and bleeding the downward momentum. We just don't know. What a way to start a new page...

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Why are you just making up assumptions about what I said rather than what I actually said?

Chaos makes weird and hard to explain things happen.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Julio Cruz posted:

oops my bad

clearly I forgot to take into account the ~chaos~ involved in *checks notes* a guy falling off a roof

Are you really trying to say that probability has no role to play in how a body tumbles through the air or how objects on said body interact with the environment? There are an infinite number of ways things can fall and since no one knows the exact way things fell, we kind of have to assume the broadest possible outcome.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Rupert Buttermilk posted:

:stare:

If you find this, please post it.

It's this, I believe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAZ3eqIXZEc&t=150s

e: yep:

Watermelon Daiquiri fucked around with this message at 18:50 on Jul 8, 2020

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Julio Cruz posted:

you clearly don't understand probability very well if your takeaway is "well we can't rule out anything no matter how unlikely it is"

:rolleyes: It's lucky then that I'm not talking about unlikely things. Why is it so hard to imagine that something could happen that you wouldn't expect?

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




My point is that you cannot say something is unlikely with any certainty. I know you are implying it, but there common sense is neither common, nor is it sensical. If they fell on their own irrespective of other things then yeah they would probably break. However, there was something that could absorb the energy much more slowly than the rooftop alone. If you dropped your phone along side/on top of something else what would the outcome be?

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




A Fancy Hat posted:

This is it exactly. Kept me up for about a week straight when I was in elementary school and I couldn't go to the bathroom at night with the lights off.

This was what kept me up as a kid :ghost:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEY25G5lbk&t=469s

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




CinemaBlend: Netflix Seems To Agree The Olsen Twins Should Have Been Called In To Assist For Unsolved Mysteries.
https://www.cinemablend.com/televis...olved-mysteries

:thunk:

I used to have the space camp episode on VHS when I was a kid. I wore that thing out watching it so many times.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Volume II.... is out!!

(more of the same of the first, really)

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




New episodes include:

The death of former white house aide Jack Wheeler in 2010, where his body was discovered in a Delaware landfill, some weird things happened at his house on the day of his death, and displayed weird behavior right before he disappeared.

The probable suicide of an unknown young woman in an Oslo hotel room in the mid 90s with a mystery around her identity and whether or not there was someone with her in her final days. There's also a mystery of just how she came to be in the hotel room she was found in.

The search for a (former due to the supreme court decision) death row inmate (impulsively snatched, raped, and murdered a girl) who escaped in 1973 when he was given a furlough to go christmas shopping because he was so charismatic.

Spoopy stories about ghosts and spirits surrounding the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami

and more (ill edit in once I've seen them and can give a better summary lol)

Watermelon Daiquiri fucked around with this message at 07:39 on Oct 21, 2020

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Ok the 2011 toohoku tsunami ghost episode is pretty much just a documentary on that disaster and the way in which people emotionally dealt with it. Like one of the 'ghosts' is literally just a guy confusing someone else for his mother due to wishful thinking.

For some strange reason they keep calling the shinto priest a 'reverend' like... no he very specifically is *not* christian.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Its need the extremely ingenuous re-enactments of the original

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




That Chapter is a very good one and Mike does a hell of a job especially with having a very consistent release schedule

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Mike is turdy-tree times better than the new UM e: and from what I've seen it's really well researched too

Watermelon Daiquiri fucked around with this message at 19:24 on Oct 28, 2020

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Like i said before, if he hit the edge of the outcropping it would've bounced him out further

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Oh how I hope it's more than just a generic wikipediaed true crime podcast

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply