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Old January 12 2014, 08:29 AM   #16
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I dunno. Thought it was kind of awful. A bit dull. Got distracted about forty minutes into the pilot and started surfing the web. The overly familiar setting and plot did not help.

I was reminded a bit of that failed pilot Moore did a few years ago about the astronauts and virtual reality. And how those people didn't remotely act like professionals. The main character is Patient Zero's brother, naturally. And Patient Zero banged his brother's wife, who is also on the team! Seriously? They say they're hunting Patient Zero, but he moves about the place at will and no one seems that concerned about it. "No one moves around by themselves," says the top CDC guy. Then all of the main characters are off on their own. Bah.
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Old January 12 2014, 08:32 AM   #17
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I found it boring as well, unfortunately.

And funny that the word "frakking" should be used, although a few "bullshits" were sprinkled in too.
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Old January 12 2014, 09:15 AM   #18
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The Monkey grave yard was gross, but I'm really starting to like the heavy set blonde.

I so want her to put down on that solider boy and when she's finished with him, he says something like "Why didn't anyone ever tell me that big girl sex is awesome?!"

Dull, and slow paced. I agree.

John Carpenter's The Thing worked up there becuase half the cast died in the first hour.
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Old January 12 2014, 04:42 PM   #19
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I didn't care much for the pilot but I watched Episode 3 on demand yesterday and thought it was great. So I'll be continuing to watch.

It's really hit or miss scene to scene and actor to actor.

Really don't like the main actor (doctor) so far, he seems really wooden to me.

I do like both females doctors and the guy in charge of the complex is good and creepy.

I also loathe the theme song they use at beginning, seems totally out of place.

Hopefully the episodes will continue to be as strong as episode 3 and then they'll fine tune some aspects of this show.
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Old January 12 2014, 05:14 PM   #20
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I saw the first three episodes and I like what I've seen. I don't understand why inspirations such as 28 Days Later, The Thing and other germophobia stories are such a no-no among some...
I like that the story takes place in a confined area, in a Massive Dynamic like compound. I'll be "tuning in"...
Inspiration's not an issue. Lifting whole scenes note for note and slapping em together and pretending it's never been done before...that's a problem.
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Old January 12 2014, 09:26 PM   #21
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I also loathe the theme song they use at beginning, seems totally out of place.
The whole show is filled with muzak and soft easy listening music (elevator music) which is what one might imagine a place like that playing. Now it comes off as ironic contrasting with the real nature of what is going on. I suppose with all the talk of unoriginality it doesn't help that they did something similar in Lost now that I think about it (though not the theme song).
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Old January 12 2014, 09:58 PM   #22
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I was totally thinking of LOST with the opening music playing while they walked around the base.
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Old January 12 2014, 10:13 PM   #23
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I've only watched the premier, but I enjoyed it enough to stick around for now.
As for what was actually in the episodes, am I the only one who thinks the glowing eyes means Hatake is an alien? Is this going to end up being an alien invasion story?
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Old January 13 2014, 12:58 AM   #24
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I'm not sure how they are going to get a full season out of this god for bid a seaosn two.
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Old January 13 2014, 09:57 AM   #25
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Is it streaming anywhere?
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Old January 13 2014, 10:31 AM   #26
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Illegally?
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Old January 13 2014, 11:51 AM   #27
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:P nope, I mean on Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Instant. I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Old January 13 2014, 03:23 PM   #28
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I'm not sure how they are going to get a full season out of this god for bid a seaosn two.
Really? And you are a sci-fi fan but don't have the imagination to see how the show could develop?

Remember this is Ron Moore so we know he doesn't matter radically shifting the show settings.

I see it like this. Season 1 will all be in this base and it will be the mystery over the virus but also other subplot mysteries that are already going on... what is the commander, someone suggested alien, I suggest mutent... why did the army guy blow up the communications tower? ETC ETC

I imagine season 2, the virus has spread on the planet and the season will be more global. Or maybe the focus shifts to the commander and an alien invasion, or mutant uprising.

See, not too hard to imagine that this show could lot a different directions at this point.
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Old January 13 2014, 03:48 PM   #29
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I would like to point out that this show was created by Cameron Porsandeh - who also wrote the pilot - and that Steven Maeda serves as the showrunner for Helix. Maeda has been a co-executive producer for Lost and an executive story editor for The X-Files. Which perhaps best indicates where this show could be going.

While Ron Moore has a bit of an input in the show's creative process he doesn't take any front-seat position like he did with nuBSG or other shows. It's obviously promoted as Ron Moore show because he's the biggest name attached to the project. Just like Almost Human is a "J.J. Abrams show" and seaQuest DSV or Falling Skies were "Steven Spielberg shows".

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Old January 13 2014, 04:35 PM   #30
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