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Alcatraz - Series Premier Jan. 16, 2012


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#21 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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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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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:39 AM

We got throught the second episode last night. I think it will be a keeper, although there are a few things that concern me like why these people come back after 50 years and are not completely freaked out at the changes. How the guy in the second episode looked at a modern mini security camera and knew that someone was watching him. The little things may get to me.

Time will tell.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:52 AM

We got throught the second episode last night. I think it will be a keeper, although there are a few things that concern me like why these people come back after 50 years and are not completely freaked out at the changes. How the guy in the second episode looked at a modern mini security camera and knew that someone was watching him. The little things may get to me.


I wondered that too at first but then thought there's probably an explanation for that. Since we don't know how they are coming back, or how they even left, yet it's possible they already somehow know stuff like that.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

I wondered that too at first but then thought there's probably an explanation for that. Since we don't know how they are coming back, or how they even left, yet it's possible they already somehow know stuff like that.

Well if the goal of the show, in order to keep you coming back for more, is to leave a ton of unanswered questions? Then the show is very successful.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:54 AM

I liked it. I thought it was very good for a premier. Very few shows have really good first episodes (Lost is an obvious exception). Most shows take a few episodes to find their way, and get better as they go along.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

Well if the goal of the show, in order to keep you coming back for more, is to leave a ton of unanswered questions? Then the show is very successful.


The goal of pretty much every show out there is to get you to come back next week because of unanswered questions...
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

We got throught the second episode last night. I think it will be a keeper, although there are a few things that concern me like why these people come back after 50 years and are not completely freaked out at the changes. How the guy in the second episode looked at a modern mini security camera and knew that someone was watching him. The little things may get to me.

Time will tell.


I also looked at it that with the second episode we weren't following him around from the time he showed up. He could have already had his "shock and awe" moment, but it wasn't shown to us.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:53 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?


Yeah, that stuck out a bit!
Also, being sent on an errand- to the gun shop for example- Bam! they're off the rock and in the shop with no boat, car or walking, instantly (yes, I know cuts are a part of movie/show making!) whereas the actual would take at least a half hour.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:00 AM

@Phrelin- Loved your synopsis!

Perhaps we'll find out that for the last 50 years these "gents" have been playing in Zombie movies, thus learning about modern day SF. The big secret will be how they got upgraded from zombiedom to their physical selves from 50 years back.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:28 AM

Yeah, that stuck out a bit!
Also, being sent on an errand- to the gun shop for example- Bam! they're off the rock and in the shop with no boat, car or walking, instantly (yes, I know cuts are a part of movie/show making!) whereas the actual would take at least a half hour.


If we had to see them go from the island to the mainland every time they do the show would get VERY boring. Same with going to the hidden location where they are keeping the re-captured. For that they established that it was way out in the woods somewhere once, that's good enough for me. :)
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

Under Alcatraz seems to be a very inconvenient place for their headquarters. Its got to take at least 30 minutes to get to the boat, back to the dock, and into a car. That seems like a lot of wasted time.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:34 PM

Under Alcatraz seems to be a very inconvenient place for their headquarters. Its got to take at least 30 minutes to get to the boat, back to the dock, and into a car. That seems like a lot of wasted time.


Yeah, but it sounds cool to have a hidden "bat cave" under Alcatraz. :)
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Under Alcatraz seems to be a very inconvenient place for their headquarters. Its got to take at least 30 minutes to get to the boat, back to the dock, and into a car. That seems like a lot of wasted time.


Thank Heavens for cuts! :rolleyes:

I bet, though, that a few times we'll see some operation getting to or from the island in heavy seas, including the dark and stormy night bits, where the urgency to get there is high.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

I bet, though, that a few times we'll see some operation getting to or from the island in heavy seas, including the dark and stormy night bits, where the urgency to get there is high.


And when they need some time to "discuss the case". :lol:
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

We got throught the second episode last night. I think it will be a keeper, although there are a few things that concern me like why these people come back after 50 years and are not completely freaked out at the changes. How the guy in the second episode looked at a modern mini security camera and knew that someone was watching him. The little things may get to me.

Time will tell.

I thought of this too, but then I realized that they showed a close-up of the camera, then they showed him looking at the camera, then he addressed it directly. Clearly they were sending the audience a message about these people. It's something that they will have to explain the future, but for now we are expected to accept it. After all, if the camera would have thrown them, then "modern" money would look like Monopoly dollars to them, but it doesn't. Somehow, they HAVE been brought up to date. The sniper still used the gun he was the most confortable with though. They each, so far, seem to have come back with a mission, but are allowed leeway to do their own personal business along the way.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

There have been surveillance cameras in the US since the early 1960's. It is certainly not incenceivable that he figured out that it was just a smaller, shinier version of what he knew to exist in 1963.




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