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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 January 17 2012, 04:02 AM   #91
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Re: Alcatraz (FOX) "Pilot" & "Ernest Cobb" *Spoilers!*

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I voted Good for both eps.

Ditto that. Not bad, not bad.


See some of you guys for Fringe on Friday.


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Old January 17 2012, 04:08 AM   #92
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ok, sam neil just had a moment of badass....
That was pretty awesome. And keeping him alive in a soon to be busy prison is a better punishment than killing him.

I voted Good as well. It's an interesting premise and it could be a fun series.
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Old January 17 2012, 04:10 AM   #93
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While I would not say either was excellent, I thought both episodes were good. I'll be watching this. I was entertained.

Until the power cut out locally six minutes to the end.
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Old January 17 2012, 04:11 AM   #94
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Fringe with a national park!

Intelligent, pretty (but not super model attractive) female law enforcement agent

Civilian partner who is smarter than he looks

female tech expert

gruff authority figure

Mystery that really isn't as intriguing as they want us to think

Mildly watchable...but, Terra Nova is, too. The prison of Alcatraz holds no real mystique for me, that they keep dusting it off for pop culture fiction just makes it seem all the more decayed.
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Old January 17 2012, 04:12 AM   #95
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Not bad is my judgement. Though I wonder how much legs the premise has in "how many prisoners can we watch get put away before it gets boring."
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Old January 17 2012, 04:18 AM   #96
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I liked it. Anybody remember an old show called "Time Trax", cop from the future hunts criminals from the future. This one is cops from the present hunt criminals from the past.
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Old January 17 2012, 04:23 AM   #97
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I was just glad to see that the first prisoner we see isn't the first one that came back - apparently its been happenin' for a bit.

The first hour was "Average", but the second hour was better, so I gave it a "Good."

May tune in to a few more episodes, see how things go...
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Old January 17 2012, 04:25 AM   #98
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I was just glad to see that the first prisoner we see isn't the first one that came back - apparently its been happenin' for a bit.

The first hour was "Average", but the second hour was better, so I gave it a "Good."

May tune in to a few more episodes, see how things go...
Same here
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Old January 17 2012, 04:25 AM   #99
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I wonder if "Emerson" is named after Michael Emerson aka benjamin Linus from "Lost"
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Old January 17 2012, 04:31 AM   #100
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Blah, didn't hold my interest for long. To many JJ mainstays like sound effects and time jumping. Hurley was the best part, and he didn't do much. I liked the nerdy sniper guy at first, but he became boring as hell once his plain cheeseburger serial killer motives were revealed.

I give the show a month.
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Old January 17 2012, 04:55 AM   #101
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I didn't realize JJ Abrams invented sound effects.
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Old January 17 2012, 05:56 AM   #102
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I didn't realize JJ Abrams invented sound effects.
Yeah, he did that.

But first he had to invent time travel.
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Old January 17 2012, 06:04 AM   #103
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I give both episodes a "good." Sam Neil is, surprisingly, the weak spot here; he's over the top in the wrong places and subdued in the wrong places. I'm hoping that there's a reason for this.

Jorge, of course, is great; I just adore him. I hope he gets more to do.

Not sure how the "criminal of the week" theme is going to pan out; that seems like a very limited premise. I'm assuming that some sort of bigger arc is going to blend them all together to make it less boring than it sounds.

I'll definitely give this one a few more episodes to see how it progresses.
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Old January 17 2012, 06:14 AM   #104
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The only real flaw in the show for me is the JJ trope of "people not asking/answering obvious questions".
I mean wtf?
No one really interrogating the first guy for the obvious question of "who are they?"?
Sarah just taking the situation in stride without demanding a full briefing on the background of the situation and what Sam's character has learned over 40 years?
Not asking the first guy what he was supposed to do with the key once he got it????
Just some questions that immediately popped into my mind that would have been asked if I had been Sarah/Sam:
Where did the guys get the money and other items?
Is the money traceable?
The purchaser of the ferry ticket?
Where did sniper boy "wake up"?
The gun store guy said sniperboy paid with a pre-paid credit card. Where was it purchased?
Why do we see sniperboy pulling out a wad of cash to pay in the video?
All of the inmates/guards vanished at the same time, yet are re-appearing at different times, which implies a certain degree of control. This is backed up by the resources the inmates find supplied at their point of "return". What purpose is being served by each inmate that has returned so far?

More questions will undoubtedly follow....

ETA: Oh yeah, Sarah "the great detective": huh, my grandfather was an inmate, not a guard.
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Old January 17 2012, 06:23 AM   #105
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Auntie Hill sings like an Angel...

Not sure how the "criminal of the week" theme is going to pan out; that seems like a very limited premise. I'm assuming that some sort of bigger arc is going to blend them all together to make it less boring than it sounds.
but it's not just criminals.

Who ever is behind the curtain on this one took "good guys" too.

Does that mean that that who so ever is manipulating the situation believes that s/he can 'turn" the guards, or that the Guards have less murderous missions in 2012?

Or...

Are there two forces working in opposition?

One side took the prisoners and the other took the guards.

Some might have specific missions, and sometimes the distant future in charge of all this, might play guard against prisoner or prisoner against guard depending on the severity of the "mission" that counter intelligence might be a usable tool in this game.

After all this, are we even sure that the "architect" of all this is from the future, because that Babylon 4 thing always swung me for a loop when it went to the wrong great war.

HG Welles and Howard Huges?

Tessler?

Tessler vs. Edison trying to map out the more perfect future!
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