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View Poll Results: What did You Think Of The 2 Hour Premiere?
::::::::[ "Pilot" ]::::: 2 3.17%
Excellent! 11 17.46%
Good 35 55.56%
Average 11 17.46%
Bad 3 4.76%
Horrible! 1 1.59%
:::::[ "Ernest Cobb" ]::::: 2 3.17%
Excellent! 9 14.29%
Good 28 44.44%
Average 13 20.63%
Bad 1 1.59%
Horrible! 1 1.59%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old May 10 2012, 08:37 PM   #391
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Re: Alcatraz (FOX) "Pilot" & "Ernest Cobb" *Spoilers!*

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
If NBC needs to attract men, then I think they need more adventure rather than mystery. Pirates and Conestoga wagons both move across a landscape and encounter stuff. That kind of show isn't very common anymore - it needs to be resurrected. I'm sick of shows where people are stuck just in one town or area, or it's all about where they work. I want them to go somewhere! Preferably in spaceships but boats and wagons will do in a pinch.
If they did it in space, it'd be like "Wagon Train to the Stars"!
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Old May 10 2012, 08:43 PM   #392
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Kinda like Bonanza in Space?
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Old May 11 2012, 01:31 AM   #393
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Well this sucks. That'll teach me to get into a show before season 2.
I liked the Mustangs at least. Oh, and the warden.
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Old May 11 2012, 01:35 AM   #394
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Oh right, the blatant Mustang commercial in the final episode! That was one of the best things in the whole show...
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Old May 11 2012, 01:56 AM   #395
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The chase in the final episode was a shot for shot recreation of the chase from Bullit.
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Old May 11 2012, 02:57 AM   #396
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The chase in the final episode was a shot for shot recreation of the chase from Bullit.
Yeah, incredibly done.

Heh, "Mustang commercial".

That scene gave my dad and I a great discussion, as it's a scene we reference often, I couldn't wait for him to see it if only for that reason (he downloaded the episode after I saw it "live")
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Old May 11 2012, 03:04 AM   #397
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i'll miss you Power Girl!
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Old May 11 2012, 12:38 PM   #398
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I'm sure she will appear in something else in the future.

As for the show? I'm not upset it is gone. It is deserved, IMO.
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Old May 11 2012, 04:11 PM   #399
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All of the criticisms of the show are completely valid, and yet I enjoyed every stilted hackneyed filled cheese ball. It may have been a mess, but it was a mess made of many elements I enjoyed: Sam Neil, Hurley, a contrived mystery at Alcatraz, Power Girl and her obvious charms, Bullit, the killer of the week format, the pseudo science, the creepy doctor, the mad warden, secret underground facilities, bizarre experiments, and it didn't hurt that, at least, locally it re-aired late Saturday night, a slot I associate with reruns of The Twilight Zone, or the late movie. Many things about the show felt like a nod to 70s TV. Maybe not the best or most skillful nod, but while I won't cry, I will miss it.
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