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Old August 16 2012, 05:30 AM   #31
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Re: RESPECT THE BADGE! comments on Alphas

Hicks and Rachel are already pretty powerful. We saw moments last season where Hicks took his ability way beyond "sharp shooter" and well into manipulating cause and effect to a high degree. Rachel has just been under utilized.

Power creep is always a problem for these shows. The characters in Heroes got stronger with each season as well. It's just the nature of having more powerful villains show up to increase the stakes.
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Old August 16 2012, 08:53 PM   #32
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And regarding Rachel and her growing powers: As someone mentioned above, it seems that she no longer needs to tune out her other senses to amplify one.
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Old August 18 2012, 03:17 AM   #33
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I finally caught the Nina episode last night, and I really liked it. I've always thought Nina was an OK character, but I thought they did some outstanding stuff with her in this one. I really thought her back story was an interesting look at some of the after effects of her power.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:15 AM   #34
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Re: RESPECT THE BADGE! comments on Alphas

Thought I'd revive this thread a bit. So, in the last 2 weeks we had Kat on Castle, Hicks on Arrow, and Gary on Big Bang Theory. At ;east they are keeping busy until they get word of renewal.
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Old November 16 2012, 12:23 PM   #35
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I haven't tracked the numbers for the series. But the season cliffhanger was pretty much designed to leave everyone but Gary left or dead depending upon contract negotiations, with plenty of room for new actors coming on.

They didn't do it well, David Strathairn's character for example could have been unconscious when the mutation-inducing strobe light went off (if you've been watching, all that means is that the science on Alphas is badly written fiction.)

Actually, this finale seems pretty much like a reworking of a season finale for The 4400, episode The Great Leap Forward was the title as I recall. That turned out to be the series finale as it happened. The extent to which Alphas is a reworking of The 4400 with characters who have less family and lower IQs and no standalone episodes is remarkable. The lack of standalone episodes deprives the series of any really strong stories that actually have a climax. I think therefore the series is much less engaging, despite some superficial improvements in naturalness of dialogue etc.
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Old November 16 2012, 01:49 PM   #36
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I've been pretty much avoiding this thread because of spoilers, but I am a fan of the show. Picked up the first series on dvd and managed to watch it all just in time for the second series to start here.
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Old November 16 2012, 03:30 PM   #37
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Alphas is still interesting to me, but mostly because I still feel it has a lot of potential if SyFy will let it expand and become the X-Men wannabe it so longs to be.

I did not like how they turned Parish into more of a mustache twirling villain as season two went on. I felt the ambiguity of Rosen's team not knowing if they were on the right or wrong side added much needed complexity to the show.

I loved the "Throw me" line in the season finale. Give into that spirit and sense of fun more thoroughly and this show could still be great.
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