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Jetfire January 8 2011 10:03 AM

THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
THE CAPE

Official Description: 1x1 Pilot



Official Description: 1x2 Tarot



Promo


Full Length Trailer


Opening Credits(Click Here!) as posted by Aragorn HERE: http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=116595&page=11

"The Cape" premieres at 9 p.m. ET Sunday (Jan. 9) on NBC. :)

Aragorn January 8 2011 10:31 AM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
Kind of disappointed that Corbin Bernsen and Adam Baldwin aren't coming back. Oh, wait.... ;)


Jetfire January 8 2011 05:00 PM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
I don't remember that series...in the mid 90's I was too busy and didn't watch much TV...not even Star Trek! :eek:

Ancient Mariner January 8 2011 06:44 PM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
Thanks for sharing ... I think I'll be tuning in on Sunday.

od0_ital January 8 2011 07:13 PM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
I may check it out, due to morbid curiousity...

davejames January 8 2011 07:38 PM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
I'm all for a new superhero show on TV.... but this just looks COMPLETELY retarded.

Jetfire January 9 2011 10:21 AM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
I don't think it looks that bad. Can't wait till tonight! :)

Data Holmes January 9 2011 12:29 PM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
Quote:

Aragorn wrote: (Post 4644801)
Kind of disappointed that Corbin Bernsen and Adam Baldwin aren't coming back. Oh, wait.... ;)

Man, I remember that show. I actually ate in the restaurant they filmed in back on a 96 vacation to FL visiting my grandparents.

JD January 9 2011 11:25 PM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
I'm a big superhero fan so I'm looking forward to this. Yeah, I'll it doesn't look like the deepest thing ever, but IMO it looks like it could be alot of comic booky, kinda campy fun.

Temis the Vorta January 9 2011 11:39 PM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
Interview with James Frain. I predict he's going to steal the show. Most likely won't rescue it from nose-diving in the ratings soon after the premiere - villains can't drive a network show, the audience is too mainstream for such things - but at least it will give me a motive to watch till the bitter end.

Let the bashing begin forthwith!

Quote:

what exactly is The Cape? It’s another misstep by NBC, for starters. But more importantly it’s a series that looks like a whole bunch of cooks decided to build the most creatively awesome and different kitchen imaginable, forgetting for a moment that none of them can really cook.

...

What was the pitch session like? “We’re going to make a series that will have everyone thinking ‘Batman’ at the start but it will eventually leave them feeling disappointed and huckstered. Do you love it already?”
Business as usual for network TV.

And wow, everyone is bitching about the cape as a motif. The cape is corny, the cape is stupid. Well, I can see the point, the cape is just the same magical doohickey as the Intersect is for Chuck Bartowski. But having a computer in your brain is nerdy-cool, and they cast the character with someone who has enough charm to overcome whatever little bumps there may be in us believing the hooey.

Tom January 10 2011 01:56 AM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
I will give it a try, not like there is anything else good on.

Tom January 10 2011 03:26 AM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
30 minutes in, not to bad so far. Saw the Carnies and immediatly thought of Heroes. lol

Nobody January 10 2011 05:20 AM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
God, that was horrible. I had low expectations for "The Cape" going in, but this beat them. The writers skipped the character development, and assumed you'd be interested in the character arcs to excuse the piss-poor action. Nothing worked, they skipped through the entire origin story, (which begs the question, why did they even show the origin?) and just went through the superhero numbers. Corrupt police force? Got it. Businessman who is secretly evil? Yep. Framed for a crime? Check. Watching his family mourn from far away? Also, there.

And poor Richard Schiff, he wanted to act, he tried to act, but the script wouldn't let him. If he can't save this, not even Summer Glau's leg can (because god knows it's not like her character was worthwhile).

Maestro January 10 2011 05:33 AM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
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Nobody wrote: (Post 4649235)
God, that was horrible. I had low expectations for "The Cape" going in, but this beat them. The writers skipped the character development, and assumed you'd be interested in the character arcs to excuse the piss-poor action. Nothing worked, they skipped through the entire origin story, (which begs the question, why did they even show the origin?) and just went through the superhero numbers. Corrupt police force? Got it. Businessman who is secretly evil? Yep. Framed for a crime? Check. Watching his family mourn from far away? Also, there.

And poor Richard Schiff, he wanted to act, he tried to act, put the script wouldn't let him. If he can't save this, not even Summer Glau's leg can (because god knows it's not like her character was worthwhile).

Crap. Now I have nothing to say.

Avalon January 10 2011 05:36 AM

Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*
 
Liked the lead (David Lyons) more than I expected to. His American accent sounds fine to me.

Seemed fun. I like that they aren't taking themselves too seriously.

"You're a superhero! What's your name?"
"The Cape."
*incredulous pause* Eh...you'll work on it."


Then, in the next episode (paraphrased):

"Who are you?"
"I'm The Cape."
"But you're not wearing a cape."
"I'm working on that."

I hate to say it, but Orwell comes off as a more competent fighter than Vince does. But I get that they're trying to show his learning curve, and that's a good thing. I just get frustrated when the hero gets beat down every freaking fight.

How many fabulous cars does Orwell have? Geez.

I have to watch it next week -- that definitely looked like (one of my favorite actors) in the preview.


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