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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%
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Old March 28 2012, 03:17 AM   #361
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Re: Alcatraz (FOX) "Pilot" & "Ernest Cobb" *Spoilers!*

I liked the series but then I really like Sam Neil too so i didn't mind the slow story. Wife says the show is cancelled which is said but ill live.
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Old March 28 2012, 08:11 AM   #362
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Re: Alcatraz (FOX) "Pilot" & "Ernest Cobb" *Spoilers!*

Ugh. Epic fail on the cliffhanger.

Designed to make it look like it gave answers, yet it really answered NOTHING. Just added more questions.

And then the idiotic scene when she catches her grandpa, yet manages to let him escape. And then the 'dead' cliffhanger. Yawn.

I'm officially done with this show - whether or not it is renewed, I am removing the season pass as soon as I post this.

EDIT: My TiVo season pass list is now 1 item shorter.

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Old March 28 2012, 10:01 AM   #363
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The new questions were bullshit.

the tracking shit was done so much better on the X-Files.

What happened to the key being made with 21st century lasers?

All that outpost reminded me of was the broke down escape white house they built at crystal lake... Friday the 13th? WTF?

what about the tacking sytems in Taken when the humans figured out the frequencies used by greys.

And besides, with tech from the 60s, that place was going to be shit with out satellites? Am I supposed to believe that the future is sending satellites into the pasts orbit? and then we get down to manpower... They had what, a single technician looking after that place? So much for a sinister cabal on top of a global conspiracy.

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Old March 28 2012, 05:50 PM   #364
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Not sure I buy the entire global conspiracy, as they only come back in the US. The main issue I have with the entire story isn't the BS its the phasing. The story is too slow and not complex enough.
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Old March 28 2012, 07:19 PM   #365
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Re: Alcatraz (FOX) "Pilot" & "Ernest Cobb" *Spoilers!*

I enjoyed the final two episodes of the season. I guess I may have a higher tolerance for mystery shows like this then others. The slow pace and slow reveal of information didn't really bother me. I liked the characters and the SF elements of the show, thought it worked well. Is it a great show, no but its okay and sometimes okay is good enough.

However if the show is cancelled, no real uproar from me. I enjoyed it while it lasted and will move on to the next show next year.
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Old March 28 2012, 10:14 PM   #366
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Re: Alcatraz (FOX) "Pilot" & "Ernest Cobb" *Spoilers!*

Finally had the chance the watch the final ep last night, and unlike many others, I enjoyed it. Enough so that I want to see more, which at this point, seems unlikely. Agreed that the Steve McQueen car chase was a highlight and I liked how Doc refused to give up the key until he had found Rebecca.

Still, so many questions. Hell, they have yet to address just when both Lucy and Beauregard end up in this century and whether they found Hauser and the people he's working for, or the other way around. And did that scientist just appear in the Warden's Room right after they opened it, or had he been there for a spell?

I think the show still has potential, but I have the feeling the writing's on the wall. It was a fun ride while it lasted.
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Old March 28 2012, 10:18 PM   #367
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Re: Alcatraz (FOX) "Pilot" & "Ernest Cobb" *Spoilers!*

I enjoyed the last two episodes; things finally seemed to be moving forward and I liked Doc getting in on the action. However, it might have been too little, too late and the show will probably be cancelled. Ah well. Like Procutus, I think it had potential.
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Old March 29 2012, 12:22 AM   #368
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auntiehill wrote: View Post

Like Procutus, I think it had potential.

Thanks, nice to see I wasn't the only one. I'm looking forward to the DVDs, just to see what extras they tack on. Maybe if the show is really cancelled, they might reveal a bit more of where they planned to go with it, if they interview the showrunners.
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Old March 29 2012, 01:08 AM   #369
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Finally watched this today, though I almost turned it off in the first ten minutes when Lucy side-stepped Doc's question about what the jumping is.
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Old March 29 2012, 01:17 AM   #370
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Alcatraz is not canceled.

It just needs a miracle.
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Old March 29 2012, 07:11 AM   #371
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Just watched the last few eps, I also liked it... hope it survives.
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Old March 29 2012, 02:28 PM   #372
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New observation this morning. Damn, after seeing her in the hospital scenes, Rebecca is my favorite for "needs to play Powergirl" now. What a rack!
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Old March 29 2012, 03:35 PM   #373
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I have to agree with you on this one.

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New observation this morning. Damn, after seeing her in the hospital scenes, Rebecca is my favorite for "needs to play Powergirl" now. What a rack!
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Old March 29 2012, 07:34 PM   #374
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I fell asleep about 20 minutes in trying to watch the two hour season/series finale. Not a good sign considering I switched over to this week's episode of Castle which kept me thoroughly entertained.
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Old March 29 2012, 07:50 PM   #375
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I tried watching the 2-hour finale, got quickly bored and ff'ed to the end. The extended ad for Mustang, aka the car chase, was fun. The ending was just as much bullshit as everyone said it was. Wasserface would be miraculously revived next season if there was going to be a next season. Goodbye, show, glad FOX will have a new slot to fill with something better (she said, with unwarranted optimism).

FOX is doing very well globally with that godawful mawkish pile of crap, Touch (proving once again that the world has terrible taste ) so it's weird that none of their pilots for next year are sf/f genre shows. I keep expecting them to make some fast substitutions, at least in time for midseason.
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