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View Poll Results: Rate THE CAPE! (Don't Vote Till After The Episode Has Aired)
----------1x1 "Pilot"--------- 3 6.12%
Excellent! 5 10.20%
Good 20 40.82%
Average 9 18.37%
Bad 5 10.20%
Horrible! 4 8.16%
----------1x2 "Tarot"---------- 2 4.08%
Excellent! 2 4.08%
Good 22 44.90%
Average 7 14.29%
Bad 4 8.16%
Horrible! 7 14.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 12 2011, 09:23 PM   #76
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Re: THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

When I first heard about the show, I thought it was silly.
Then I read the pilot, and I thought, hey, this isn't bad.
And THEN, I saw it. Oy. It was bad. They edited it all to hell. And just... bad.

And, I'll say it, Summer Glau is overrated. She lack charisma. Her voice is annoying. And she's there to get genre fans on board.

I couldn't finish the next episode...
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Old January 12 2011, 10:06 PM   #77
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The CGI cape looks so horrible... particularly that long shot of him flapping it around. They really should've tried to use a physically real cape except when absolutely necessary
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Old January 13 2011, 08:54 AM   #78
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Sgt. Sacrament wrote: View Post
I've taped (yes, VHS) the first two episodes, and saw some of the second one (so I haven't voted in the poll). It was neat to see Summer Glau in a very 'intelligent' role, since the only other time I've seen her was as River in Firefly, a character who was mentally disturbed. I don't recall seeing the actor who plays Max before, but wow that guy's got a great voice.

The only reason I really tuned in was because I heard that Bear McCreary was scoring it, and I wasn't disappointed. It was great to hear some new stuff from him (I don't get cable, so I can't watch "Walking Dead" yet), in the vein of superhero scores of the past but with his own modern twists.

Otherwise, I thought what I saw was pretty dumb. I'll be surprised if it's on in the Fall. But I'll try to watch, or at least listen to, both episodes this weekend.
VHS??

I threw out about 600 tapes this year.
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Old January 13 2011, 10:04 AM   #79
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they rot.

the machine heads collect dust, which turns into dirt quick enough.

Got rid of a weight myself.
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Old January 13 2011, 02:17 PM   #80
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I was an exclusive VHS user until May. Then I moved and got high speed internet and now I have Hulu
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Old January 13 2011, 07:42 PM   #81
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Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
And, I'll say it, Summer Glau is overrated. She lack charisma. Her voice is annoying. And she's there to get genre fans on board.
I don't get the appeal either. Yeah her character was kinda cool in Firefly, but outside of that she hasn't made much of an impression on me at all.

Especially compared to someone as cute and utterly charming as Emma Stone, for instance.
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Old January 13 2011, 07:57 PM   #82
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And, I'll say it, Summer Glau is overrated. She lack charisma. Her voice is annoying. And she's there to get genre fans on board.
I don't get the appeal either. Yeah her character was kinda cool in Firefly, but outside of that she hasn't made much of an impression on me at all.

Especially compared to someone as cute and utterly charming as Emma Stone, for instance.
I thought her character was an interesting plot/mystery, but she was there to be the girl with the little girl voice who could kick ass. Not particularly much of a character.

The other women of Firefly were more interesting actors and characters.
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Old January 13 2011, 10:29 PM   #83
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Guys in costumes duking it out.


SEE, HEROES PRODUCERS? THAT'S HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK!!!!
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Old January 13 2011, 11:25 PM   #84
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I'm waiting for the southpark parody.

There's no way they can help themselves.

They fricking already have a bunch of super heroes running around and a mother fricking talking towel.

A TALKING TOWEL!
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Old January 14 2011, 03:03 AM   #85
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So I was surfing channels and Universal was showing The Cape. The episode synopsis was about Corbin Bernsen's NASA show, so I clicked on it and it was this Cape.
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Old January 16 2011, 09:58 PM   #86
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Finally saw both of these and I'm surprised that it was better than I expected. I think some of the acting and dialogue is weak, but I like the humor and I like the look of the Cape (so glad he put on a mask in the second ep). David and Frain are definitely the strongest actors here and to me are the anchors. Though Cape, Orwell, and Rollo are good. Mrs. Faraday is nice to look at and I've had a crush on Elise Neal for a long time so it was good to see her again.

I'm a little disappointed that there are no superpowers in this world, but I do like how Cape uses illusion and other tricks to mimick superpowers.
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Old January 16 2011, 10:09 PM   #87
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Imagine if his kid was into Spider-Man or Punisher comics?

What if the kid just read porn all the time?
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Old January 16 2011, 10:25 PM   #88
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One thing I forgot to mention was I liked how he chose to become the Cape, a symbol of hope to his son. That was neater and more 'realistic' than having Faraday have a "I shall become a Bat" moment (apologies to Bruce Wayne).

Also, looking forward to seeing what the deal with Orwell is. I think she's tied to Chess in someway, a sister, lover, wife/ex-wife, niece, or something.
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Old January 16 2011, 11:37 PM   #89
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"Mommy don't give me any more thorazine, the people from my comics are coming to life and talking to me... It' really happening! Oh? What? What's an asylum?"

If the kid isn't smart enough to be wondering if he's bonkers and shut the fuck up, then he's stupid enough to tell people who will think he's bonkers and over medicate him in some home for the mentally delinquent.

http://www.slashfilm.com/votd-santa-...phile-version/
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Old January 17 2011, 12:26 AM   #90
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One thing I forgot to mention was I liked how he chose to become the Cape, a symbol of hope to his son. That was neater and more 'realistic' than having Faraday have a "I shall become a Bat" moment (apologies to Bruce Wayne).

Also, looking forward to seeing what the deal with Orwell is. I think she's tied to Chess in someway, a sister, lover, wife/ex-wife, niece, or something.
In the original draft of the pilot, they would have shown her to be his daughter.

Now, that maybe different, as Summer and the guy playing Chess are close in age that would be challenging to believe.
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