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View Poll Results: Grading
Excellent (J.J. Abrams has done it again) 24 20.51%
Above average (The rule of Gondor is mine! And no other's!) 45 38.46%
Average (This Eddie's not so keen) 38 32.48%
Below average (I don't care what the numbers mean anymore, Abaddon) 4 3.42%
Poor (Pacey should go back to the Creek) 6 5.13%
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Old September 10 2008, 08:41 PM   #76
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

^ Here's your answer: http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index...ory=0&id=59771
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Old September 10 2008, 08:51 PM   #77
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I voted excellent. Sadly the ratings were only so-so but next week House as a lead-in could help immensely.

I liked the characters and acting. I've always been a fan of Joshua Jackson as I thought his work in Dawson's Creek was excellent. He does saracasm and such extremely well.

I like where the how is going and how it's definitely gonna take some intruiging turns. The season preview looked great.
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Old September 10 2008, 09:14 PM   #78
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I enjoyed the show, which kinda scares me. Normally when I find a new show that I like it ends up getting cancelled!!
Check back next week. If the ratings drop substantially, I'd take that as a warning sign not to get too attached.

OTOH, both Prison Break and T:SCC's ratings debuted weakly, and that will help Fox ease up on the trigger finger re: Fringe.
For a $10 million budget pilot, I was shocked at how dull and slow the episode was.
TEN MILLION!?!? What a waste.
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Old September 10 2008, 09:30 PM   #79
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Re: Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

FYI, if anyone forgot to watch the show like I did, Fox is going to re-air it Sunday at 8pm.

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Oh, this was mentioned already.
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Old September 10 2008, 09:31 PM   #80
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^^^^^^^^
8pm Eastern so adjust accordingly
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Old September 10 2008, 09:35 PM   #81
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
For a $10 million budget pilot, I was shocked at how dull and slow the episode was.
TEN MILLION!?!? What a waste.
And it was all spent for the cow. If the show fails at least the crew can have some steaks as a final meal.
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Old September 10 2008, 10:02 PM   #82
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I enjoyed it, and am willing to give it a shot. My favorite characters were Walter and Olivia. I could do without Jackson, though. He was very annoying.

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Old September 10 2008, 10:54 PM   #83
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When will Emilio Estevez show up as Joshua Jackson's youth hockey coach?
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Old September 11 2008, 12:17 AM   #84
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I enjoyed the episode quite a bit. The opening scene on the plane was pretty gross, and the exploration of it later by the FBI was pretty grisly, but the make-up effects were amazing. I liked Anna Torv; I didn't notice any accent waverings, though I was mosting concentrating on her eyes and smile. Oh, and John Noble was great. The cow business was funny, and I also liked the reactions of the cute black girl in the lab. I could do without Joshua Jackson's character, who was annoying for the most part, but I guess he and the father come as a set.
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Old September 11 2008, 01:20 AM   #85
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The "underlying mystery" plot line is definitely showing it's age as a TV format here. This would be a great show if it refocused on the professor, sort of an inverse and dark version of "Monk". Anna Torv stood out only in the fact that I kept thinking "is she related to Cate Blanchett?"

Anybody else have a problem with the Lab "in storage for 17 years" having multiple flat panel monitors and what looked like state of the art software?
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Old September 11 2008, 02:06 AM   #86
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Apparently John Noble's thesis adviser was the Professor from Gilligans's Island. The "science" was not just impossible, but lacked creativity or style of any sort.

Taking a day trip with a relative does not cure psychosis, even if John Noble sounds very soulful while talking about waking up.

If the son is such a scamp the threat of a file can blackmail him, why is he so nice? He can't be a pedophile because his motivation is the hots for Ms FBI.

How on Earth is killing your twin brother a smart move in dealing with a rogue FBI agent?

How can the other twin possibly remember what was in his storage lockup? Obviously, he can't, except another piece of shit wants to tell us THERE'S A TICKING CLOCK BUT TORTURE ALWAYS WORKS. Rupert Murdoch and Fox, still making money by pandering to the evil, the stupid and the stupid and evil.

In all fairness, the dream sequence had power. The airplane sequence was gruesome. The scene anvils were obtrusive, but they were at least creative, something the show is rather short on. One armed woman somehow owned the scene. So, below average, instead of poor.
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Old September 11 2008, 02:11 AM   #87
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Anybody else have a problem with the Lab "in storage for 17 years" having multiple flat panel monitors and what looked like state of the art software?
No, since it's not hard to believe they brought in new computers, because either the computers in storage would of been horribly outdated or they were taken and given to other departments back when the lab was put in storage.
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Old September 11 2008, 02:12 AM   #88
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Apparently John Noble's thesis adviser was the Professor from Gilligans's Island. The "science" was not just impossible, but lacked creativity or style of any sort.
Watch him use coconuts to knock Ms FBI agent and send her back into the water tank
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Old September 11 2008, 02:43 AM   #89
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The "underlying mystery" plot line is definitely showing it's age as a TV format here.
There needs to be a moratorium on conspiracy plotlines unless they can all be merged into one giant Jericho/Prison Break/Lost/BSG/24 extravaganza.

Anybody else have a problem with the Lab "in storage for 17 years" having multiple flat panel monitors and what looked like state of the art software?
The time machine sitting in the corner explains everything.
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Old September 11 2008, 04:41 AM   #90
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Anybody else have a problem with the Lab "in storage for 17 years" having multiple flat panel monitors and what looked like state of the art software?
No, since it's not hard to believe they brought in new computers, because either the computers in storage would of been horribly outdated or they were taken and given to other departments back when the lab was put in storage.
Except for the lack of perceived time in which this could have happened.
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