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Alcatraz - Series Premier Jan. 16, 2012


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#1 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

New series on Fox starts tonight and the previews Look great. Don't forget to set up your series link.
http://www.fox.com/p...ws/?sh=alcatraz

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#2 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:19 AM

It premieres tonight, the 16th, not the 26th.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:22 AM

Thanks Mark, I fixed it. Fat fingers. :grin:

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:21 AM

Looking forward to it.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

My wife and I enjoyed the first hour (we barely started the second hour before the baby woke up). I noticed that it moved very fast in terms of plot development -- almost like an anti-Lost. We learned a lot quickly, but there are obviously still some mysteries that will be revealed over time.

I enjoyed the characters and their interactions. Jumping from time period to time period wasn't too distracting as it can be on some shows. There were some plot holes (and I'm not talking about the mysteries that will be revealed), so I hope the series isn't quite so sloppy as the pilot.

But overall, I can see this being something we can both continue to enjoy.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:00 AM

I liked it, definitely a keeper.

...Asking for a ticket on the return from Alcatraz, how silly was that (I know, the point was he actually had one in his pocket -mystery!- but really?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:40 AM

Definitely a keeper here as well, though I keep thinking Hurley. Hard to separate that character for me.

I'm really curious on how the ratings will be, not necessarily last nights since it was so heavily promo'd, but after next week.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:51 AM

Enjoyed it.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

While I think it is a much better show than "Terra Nova", don't get too excited about the ratings as there were more demo viewers watching live TV last night (and more older viewers watching "Betty White"). Plus CBS walked away with the demo ratings for the first two hours.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

I think next week will be more telling.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

We had every intention of watching it last night and more important things came up, hopefully tonight.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

45 mins in, I deleted it..not good enuf..just barely average..

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

Wow, if I did that I'd have missed some excellent episodes of Star Trek Next Gen.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:24 PM

I watched both episodes today, loved them both. I'm intrigued.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:54 PM

I have no idea what this show is about. It appears to be rather senseless.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

I like senseless. Makes it interesting. :)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

I have no idea what this show is about.


Then you must not have been paying attention. :lol: They made it perfectly clear what the show is about.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

I have no idea what this show is about. It appears to be rather senseless.

Simple. It's another crime procedural with a scifi twist where each week in the 2012 Winter TV season some mysterious science allows a genius cabal or individual (we can't know who until Fox cancels the show) to "reconstitute" (or maybe its time travel or not) in San Francisco one of the criminals among those who were in Alcatraz Federal Prison in 1963, maybe gives him an assignment; and the team played by...
  • Sarah Jones (who was Gretchen in the 2010 failed Fox series "Lone Star") who plays Detective Rebecca Madsen a too-young-to-be-a-SFPD-detective-but-she-was-smart,
  • Parminder Nagra (who was Dr. Neela Rasgotra in "ER") who plays Lucy Banerjee who may not be what she seems but then again we don't even know what that is,
  • Jorge Garcia (who was Hurley in "Lost") who plays Dr. Diego Soto, a geeky expert on the history of Alcatraz Prison,
  • Sam Neill (the Sam Neill) who plays Emerson Hauser, a mean old federal agent who is team leader but a whole lot more we don't yet understand,
...who chase down and capture the weekly reconstituted prisoner.

Whether it's senseless or not compared to other crime procedural with a scifi twist on Fox beginning with "X-Files" is also a mystery to me.:sure:

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

No space aliens?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

No space aliens?

Could be they are the ones "reconstituting" the prisoners, or not. We don't know yet.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:30 PM

I have no idea what this show is about. It appears to be rather senseless.


Did you watch it?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:44 PM

I enjoyed the show and oddly enough my mother, who HATES anything sci-fi, enjoyed it as well. I'll keep the series rolling on my dvr.

I'm just waiting to see if dinosaurs are guarding the outer perimeter of the new prison they are in and it would also be cool to see a time machine in the form of an electric chair. Just an idea. ;)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

Did you watch it?

Yep. Live too!

But it looks like a show I'll DVR for awhile before I watch again. This way, I won't forget most of it as they present a wacky plot over months of shows.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:59 PM

Yep. Live too!

But it looks like a show I'll DVR for awhile before I watch again. This way, I won't forget most of it as they present a wacky plot over months of shows.


We watched American Horror Story that way. It was a fun way to watch a show.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

It's okay'I'll give it a whirl a few more times.

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