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Defying Gravity pilot 08/02/09

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. dreadlk

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    Nothing at all, but what makes you think that they could not have started a week earlier?

    They saw all the episodes in advance, if they really wanted the show to go on it would be obvious that stopping at 8 was a serious mistake.
     
  2. bicker1

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    You seem to think ending with episode 8 was a bad thing. If anything, quite the opposite. If the show was very popular, stopping at a cliff-hanger, as they did, would be the smartest thing to do. If the show wasn't popular, then it wouldn't matter. You're blinded, I think, by your perspective as a viewer. To understand what networks do you need to put yourself in the mind of someone who runs a network.

    I still think it was just luck of the draw, but if you insist on imposing intention on it, then accept that the intention was smart.
     
  3. dreadlk

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    Have you seen Ep9 ?

    After Ep8 I really did not care if the show came back.
    After Ep 9 I really really want to see more.
    Thats the point.
     
  4. bicker1

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    Yes that is what I figured. ;)
     
  5. dreadlk

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    And if you look at the reaction of all the other people who saw ep9 you will see that they are also now impressed. Its hard to imagine that this would not translate to the whole of the DG viewers.
     
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    Because you say so.

    And I note how you've conveniently forgotten the context of the message you were replying to...
     
  7. BubblePuppy

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    If ep9 wasn't shown on tv, where can one watch it? Inquiring minds want to know.:)
     
  8. bicker1

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    It was shown in Canada.

    There will likely be a DVD set, and if so it will surely be available that way.
     
  9. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Thanks.
    Or maybe on the web site later on, probably after the ax has fallen. I hope that doesn't happen, it has become one of my favs.
     
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    Just watched ep.9 from the link provided and it definitely changes everything. I think they could have easily ended with it and had a fine cliff hanger. I've been pissed that they drug us along for 8 episodes with more or less no answers and they come through in ep. 9 but still leave more/new questions.
     
  11. AllenE

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    Don't know wheter it was planned or luck of the draw, but after seeing Ep9, it would really have been much better to end on 9.
     
  12. RobertE

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    Ep 9 imho was the best of the bunch so far. It really feels like ep 9 the series shifted into high gear.

    ABC better continue with it, or ship/sell it off to SyFy, TNT or another outlet.
     
  13. dreadlk

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    Thanks guys for validating what I was saying.


    Bicker1 is the only person who seems to disagree.:grin: I think if he saw it he would also agree that Ep9 is what makes the series salvageable, which may be the reason why ABC did not show it ;)
     
  14. bicker1

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    It isn't so much that I disagree; I just think your perspective is colored by your personal priorities.
     
  15. djlong

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    Far FAR better.

    I look at it this way.

    Ending at #8 has everyone looking at a room, where the viewer only sees a 'glow', Now, I don't know how many people think this way, but my experiences with 'cliffhanger' endings like that scream to me a batch of writers in a room saying "we don't know what we're doing for Part 2".

    Seeing episode 9 shows that they quite CLEARLY knew where they (the writers) were going with it. Lots of questions answered and some new ones raised. On top of that, motivations behind spending $10T are much more fleshed out now. Now we know what's REALLY going on and are set for the adventure that starts it's next chapter on Venus.

    It still raised questions, so there was a little bit of "cliffhanger" in it - but not so much that the writers look lazy. It answered LOTS of questions so the viewers who were invested in it got some answers. It CLEARLY sets up the next batch of episodes and leaves you with a good sense "Ok, what happens next?".
     
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    Thanks for the link to episode 9! I missed a few episodes but was interested enough to keep watching. Episode 9 makes it a much more compelling series, and one which I would definitely watch. I'll leave the series timer, but I'm not holding out much hope of seeing any more episodes. :nono2:
     
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    Where's the link to Episode 9?
     
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    That’s exactly what I thought when I saw Ep #8, "They don’t know what to do next" I figured if the budget got bigger then Beta would be a complex creature and if the budget shrunk he might just be a Maglite on a table :lol:

    Seeing episode 9 makes it clear that these guys have a very well thought out story with the potential to go on for many seasons and that’s not even including this spoiler.

    The people left on Mars may still be alive and with Alpha, they had him with them when they were trying to return to the ship and after such long term exposure to Alpha they may be much more than just human

    I am really looking forward to this show going on and lasting for a few years. Hopefully SyFy will pick it up, I doubt that ABC will carry it for long but SyFy would be stupid to let something like this slip out of their hands.
     
  20. dreadlk

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    LOL "Personal Priorities", yep you just know everything! As it is now, it just seems to me that you really like to take an opposite stand to everyone else. There's not even one poster in this thread who agrees with you, and I am not even sure what there is to agree with since you really offer no opinion, just a kind of disagreeing attitude.

    And BTW you think that I am not getting your point; it's more that I am ignoring it because it seems irrelevant. Your idea that "its how the networks think" whooo hoooo of course I know that how they think is all that counts and the only thing that counts to the networks is making money and making money means advertisements and ad revenue is generated by viewers. So if the show stops at ep8 and is picked back up at ep9 with 50% of the previous viewers go MIA because they lost interest,; then what was the point? If they stop at Ep9 and get 30% of the people talking and people watch the old episodes in Hulu etc. that generates more viewers and they may start ep10 with 50% more people than last season and that means more money in their pockets, Money for a product they have most likely already paid for or more more money if they sell their end to another network.
    Hence why I ignored your previous Post.
     

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