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Defying Gravity pilot 08/02/09

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  1. Aug 3, 2009 #1 of 133
    phrelin

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    Much better than I expected, much.:)
     
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    Glad to hear that. I recorded it last night so maybe we'll go ahead and watch it tonight. I did watch a few minutes of the opening. Enough to get an idea of Ron Livingston's character's previous problems. But my wife has to see her Eastenders on PPV on Sunday night so I usually watch something she doesn't care for. Like a Santana concert. Or Diana Krall. Or Fleetwood Mac. Or... :)
     
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    I missed it. Will see if there is a repeat, and take a look...
     
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    I watched the first hour and so far it looks good. Will watch second half later and set to record on DVR.:D
     
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    dreadlk

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    Only watched Part 1, (the first hour)

    Loved the first 30 minutes, after that the shows character interactions started to get a bit unrealistic.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2009 #6 of 133
    phrelin

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    Given that this was the first two episodes, it was a very strong scifi show intro. However, ABC put it on Sunday night and treated it in such a way that many thought it was a Sunday night movie competing against "The Storm Part 2" on NBC which it beat in the demo but not in total viewers and, as usual, failed against the CBS "winners" - reruns of "Cold Case" and "Without a Trace" - reruns....

    Had ABC run this on a Wednesday paired with "Lost" in the fall with the same level of hype that BBCA gave the last "Torchwood", it likely would have pulled large numbers and continued to hold an audience.:nono:

    It's an international co-production between Fox Television Studios and Omni Film Productions, in association with Canada's CTV and Germany's ProSieben so it might have legs enough in Canada and Europe to get a second season. There's enough science innovation and scifi plot for it to work well in this country.

    I don't see it repeated anywhere on ABC's schedule so I can tell it is a Summer filler for them although it must be expensive to produce. It is available on line at ABC's clumsy web site. Click on "free episodes" up near the top.
     
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    IndyMichael

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    I liked it enough to give it a season pass. I liked Virtuality a bit more, any news about it becoming a series, or is it dead?
     
  8. Aug 3, 2009 #8 of 133
    dcowboy7

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    BOMBED in the ratings:

    It pulled a 1.1 in 18-49 & was the lowest rated scripted series premiere of the summer.

    Even got beat by reruns of "the simpsons", "family guy", "cold case" & "without a trace" which itself is a cancelled show.
     
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    dreadlk

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    So your saying don't waste time watching this, it's going to be off the air faster than a Fart in the wind?
     
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    I don't recall any pre-show promotions on the series. It caught me by surprise, and by then, I had already missed more than half of episode one. I'll give it another whirl, but I think they should promote it better.
     
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    I don't remember seeing anything either. I set it to record for this Sunday. Hopefully, they'll re-air the first two hours before then or I might be sitting in front of my computer for a while watching it in a small window.

    - Merg
     
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    bonscott87

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    Pretty much. I saw a blurb on it about a week ago but missed it. I won't even bother now because it will obviously get canned pretty quick.
     
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    ABC still might still air all the episodes as there werent that many done anyway.
    NBC ran all of "kings" & CBS ran all of "harpers island'' even thought they were duds.
     
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    I too didn't know it was coming. Just watched the first episodes on my computer.. I am liking this, even though the physics is a little off.... Have set up a S/L. This show has potential.... :)
     
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    phrelin

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    I expect ABC to run all episodes as it is a Summer Season show. My guess is they don't have that much in it as the costs have been shared widely. And the fact that it has Canadian and European money behind it makes it possible that there could be another season despite the total lack of effort on the part of ABC to promote and schedule it for the best possible audience awareness.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2009 #16 of 133
    ke3ju

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    It's on hulu.com...
     
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    I actually enjoyed the premier and 1st episode - of course, I had such low expectations that I almost didn't record it and might not have watched it if I hadn't been home sick. I did see several things that weren't exactly logical...

    But, based on what I've seen so far, the name "Defying Gravity" doesn't really fit the show. :nono: Well, unless you count the astronauts sitting upright for the launch!
     
  18. Aug 4, 2009 #18 of 133
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    I may have to check out viewing this show.....sounds interesting....
     
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    LarryFlowers

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    Until I saw this thread, I was unaware of the show. ABC obviously spent a lot on promotion!

    I had missed the 2 hr premier so I picked it up on Hulu and I rather enjoyed it. It was different though obviously drawing from other show themes. It was particularly good to see Christina Cox, formerly of Blood Ties playing the role of Jen Crane. I am a fan.

    IMDB is a little confusing on this one, displaying two episodes both of which aired Sunday, then a 3rd and 4th episode after which it jumps to an 11th episode. Hopefully there will be episodes 5-10.
     
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    dreadlk

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    Plot = B
    Sets = A
    Acting = C
    Ep1 Script = D
    Its like the Series "Lost" set in space. (Yep: Lost in Space)
    Don't think this flash back stuff is going to work again because the story moves at a snails pace just like "Lost" but it lacks a compelling script like Lost.



    Spoilers:
    The interaction between characters is just so stupid in this show, like hitting down your commander then 5 minutes later launching
    a vehicle into space :) add to that having sex on board ship the same day you arrive with mission control camera's in the room.
    Half the characters are mentaly unstable to begin with and they are going to lock them all together on a 6 year trip. Yikes!
    And don't get me started on the Technical details because this is a show that require's you to put on your Scientific Blinders :)

    I have to admit if SciFi channel had sets and a budget like this they would have made something 10 times better.
     

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