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For All Mankind
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:44:57 am »
So I got a 1 year free subscription to Apple TV+, which is fortunate because I was not going to sign up otherwise.  I started watching “For All Mankind” and I have to say that I’m intrigued.  The pacing is a little slow, but the premise is fascinating and I’m interested to see where they take it. 

Spoiler-free synopsis is that the Russians beat the US to the moon, and so the entire space race is upended as a result.  The demoralized US program is fighting for its existence while paranoia in Nixon’s White House (brilliantly represented by secret Oval Office recordings) threatens the militarization of space.

There’s a clever blend of history and fiction, including the use of real characters (Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins, Deke Sleyton...even Nixon).  I have not watched one of these history retcons before, and I’m looking forward to seeing where they go.

As an aside, “The Morning Show” is getting strong reviews.  I’m still not sure there’s enough here to have me spring for the $5/month subscription (rather than buy in from time to time to binge), but they’ve got a year to make themselves indispensable. 

Three episodes are up now, and then 1 a week u til the series is complete (10 total). 
« Last Edit: November 03, 2019, 10:47:57 am by Limey »
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Re: For All Mankind
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 03:23:12 pm »
How did you go about getting a year for free?
Everyone's talking, few of them know
The rest are pretending, they put on a show
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Re: For All Mankind
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 06:56:38 pm »
How did you go about getting a year for free?

Don't know.  I have an Apple TV, so maybe that's why.  I just got a notification on the ATV that I had a free year.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 08:10:38 pm »
I guess you retroactively got it.

I read this in an article about the Apple TV+ launch:

"The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Starting today, customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription."
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 07:45:28 am »
I guess you retroactively got it.

I read this in an article about the Apple TV+ launch:

"The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Starting today, customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription."

I (finally) upgraded my iPhone 6S last month.  That must be it. 
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Re: For All Mankind
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 08:28:35 am »
I (finally) upgraded my iPhone 6S last month.  That must be it.

I know a guy who bought a new iPhone a few months ago and still got the free year of TV+.

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 01:29:26 pm »
I know a guy who bought a new iPhone a few months ago and still got the free year of TV+.

Cool.  I have no idea how far back the freebie goes. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2019, 02:01:11 pm »
This is from Apple's site:

Your free year of Apple TV+ is included when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac after September 10, 2019, from Apple or an Apple-authorized reseller. Your new device must also be capable of running the latest iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS.

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2019, 05:21:42 pm »
So...has anyone seen the damn show?!
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 06:34:50 pm »
So...has anyone seen the damn show?!

Only if they simulcast it on the World Series field.


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