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View Poll Results: Grade Sanctuary for All
Excellent 6 13.95%
Above Average 20 46.51%
Average 14 32.56%
Below Average 0 0%
Poor 3 6.98%
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Old October 6 2008, 01:18 AM   #61
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Re: Sanctuary 1x01/02 - "Sanctuary for All" - Grading & Discussion

It was an internet series.
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Old October 6 2008, 01:56 AM   #62
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It was an internet series.
Oh, thank you.

If I didn't know can I get special dispensation or do I still have to wear the JCL jersey?
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Old October 6 2008, 02:35 AM   #63
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Re: Sanctuary 1x01/02 - "Sanctuary for All" - Grading & Discussion

Wow many of you guys liked this, and we are a pretty tough crowd overall compared to the average viewer I would say.

That impresses me, glad I recorded it and now I will check it out.
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Old October 6 2008, 03:24 AM   #64
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Just watched it on DVR. I gave it above average. Amanda was great as always. I'll keep watching.
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Old October 6 2008, 03:36 AM   #65
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Well, I guess I didn't factor in a limited budget. Maybe that's the advantage being in Australia - and particular the state of Western Australia, where we have a multi billion dollar mineral boom going on, champagne is flowing in the streets and digital recording devices are given out with cups of coffee at Starbucks.

Sure, but you need electricity to operate these things. Has that little problem from a few months back been solved there yet?

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Old October 6 2008, 04:02 AM   #66
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Overall I enjoyed it. Much more appealing to me than Fringe. I'm glad I don't have the Stargate baggage a lot of you seem to have, though even I got the "Daniel Jackson" vibe from Will.

Every time Henry showed up, all I could think of was Harper from Andromeda. That's not a bad thing. I loved Harper.

I liked it. Which of course means it's doomed. I'm sorry everybody.
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Old October 6 2008, 06:55 PM   #67
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Yawn... I was not impressed. It has some bright moments, but I just could not sit through it in one sitting. It *felt* much longer than 2hrs. I'll probably hang around for another episode or two...

Misc thoughts:
- I just don't get the general Amanda Tapping worship around here. (maybe that's my biggest issue with the show)
- The cop guy (also on SGA) is a *terrible* actor - in both shows.
- Bring in the Dr. jackson clones!
- 'Todd' was good.
- The daughter was also decent - more interesting than her mother at least.
- Are they only allowed to cast 'scifi' actors?
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Old October 6 2008, 07:38 PM   #68
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I just don't get the general Amanda Tapping worship around here. (maybe that's my biggest issue with the show)
Me neither. She doesn't seem to have much of an acting range. The only difference between Helen Magnus and Samantha Carter is that she's deprived Magnus of much of a personality at all. Maybe she's going for a Zen feel but she just comes off as empty.

But in general, these actors are pretty uninspiring. Compare them with actors who can just take over a role and demand your attention - Zachary Levi on Chuck, Kristen Chenowith on Pushing Daisies, Zachary Quinto on Heroes, Michael Emerson on Lost - those are the types who can compensate for lackluster scripts (not that the shows they are on are bad, far from it, or that they don't deserve good scripts).

I think it's the budget - this show just can't afford to hire actors like that. They really need at least one to make this show work.
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Old October 6 2008, 07:42 PM   #69
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Couldn't spot any mention, but episode 1 appears to be on in the UK tonight (9pm, ITV4)

Guess I'll take a look
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Old October 6 2008, 10:49 PM   #70
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I just don't get the general Amanda Tapping worship around here. (maybe that's my biggest issue with the show)
Me neither. She doesn't seem to have much of an acting range. The only difference between Helen Magnus and Samantha Carter is that she's deprived Magnus of much of a personality at all. Maybe she's going for a Zen feel but she just comes off as empty.

But in general, these actors are pretty uninspiring. Compare them with actors who can just take over a role and demand your attention - Zachary Levi on Chuck, Kristen Chenowith on Pushing Daisies, Zachary Quinto on Heroes, Michael Emerson on Lost - those are the types who can compensate for lackluster scripts (not that the shows they are on are bad, far from it, or that they don't deserve good scripts).

I think it's the budget - this show just can't afford to hire actors like that. They really need at least one to make this show work.
I'm not an Amanda Tapping fan. I think she is going for mysterious, but I just don't feel very curious about her secrets.
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Old October 6 2008, 10:57 PM   #71
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I do like Tapping's accent. If nothing else, it helps pull her tongue out from between her back teeth. That has always really bugged me about her articulation. There's an interesting clip talking to Tapping on Hulu where she discusses her development of the accent. I don't know enough about British accents to guage her success, but I found it interesting how much thought she put into it. And that her English mother approved of the result.
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Old October 6 2008, 11:02 PM   #72
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A.T. looks hot with dark hair, however she can't do the British accent at all.
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Old October 6 2008, 11:06 PM   #73
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The accent will probably get better as the show progresses. I didn't think it was awful. Not perfect, but not awful.
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Old October 7 2008, 12:03 AM   #74
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I'm not personally familiar with a wide range of accents. I know there's not just "a" southern accent, and can make a stab at distinguishing southern Appalachian from Virginian or Georgian, or Texas/Oklahoma from either. Exotica like Lousiana Cajun, Outer Banks brogue or Gullah I can spot too. Down East, ditto. And curiously enough I think I could distinguish a Quebecois accent. But Tina Fey's Minnewegian passes for Alaska to my ears.

How do people know Tapping's accent's terrible?
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Old October 7 2008, 12:08 AM   #75
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I think she did have a point in interviews, when she said she wasn't going for "An English accent" she was going for "a Victorian accent" which had been tempered by 100+ years of travel, without losing the accent.
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