Fringe: "Pilot" 9/9 - Grading & Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Grading

  1. Excellent (J.J. Abrams has done it again)

    24 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. Above average (The rule of Gondor is mine! And no other's!)

    45 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. Average (This Eddie's not so keen)

    38 vote(s)
    32.5%
  4. Below average (I don't care what the numbers mean anymore, Abaddon)

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Poor (Pacey should go back to the Creek)

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  1. Procutus

    Procutus Admiral Admiral

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    That is a weird-looking office.
     
  2. Procutus

    Procutus Admiral Admiral

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    Okay I've got it figured, that gal was a Terminator, so obviously they're dealing with a Skynet plot.


    :evil:
     
  3. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's Catherine Weaver just 40 years older :P

    sounds like a technique House would try. Eating Chinese while watching sponge bob with a cow over your shoulder :wtf:

    Looks like they stole a "I robot" arm for that lady. That office looked like it came from the 22nd century
     
  4. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

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    Whoa, gnarly foot chase. (I always channel Keanu/Point Break when I see one of those...)
     
  5. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Fring will NOT be returning in sixty seconds because it has been cancelled by Fox. Please enjoy your cheetos and a special encore of "hole in the wall"
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    I see we have some graduates of the Batman Begins Driving School.
     
  7. Gertch

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    Meh. I might check out another episode but as of now, not really impressed.
     
  8. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

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    I give this episode an "Above Average". I'm intrigued by the bigger arc that's being developed (with the company and the "Pattern").
     
  9. PKerr

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    I liked it, it's a keeper, which means it will probably be canceled...
    Until then I'll continue to watch.

    This needs to be paired with Terminator and make a nice night of Sci-Fi.
    They would probably help each other ratings wise as well.
     
  10. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The mysterious corporation and enigmatic pictures of leaves and an x ray of hand are sooooo Abrams
     
  11. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    They should have gone with Dharma instead of Massive Dynamic. :p

    By the way, here's their website.
     
  12. DarthPipes

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    I voted Above Average. I wasn't too interested in the entire scientific aspect of the show until halfway through. I found the dynamics between Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, and Lance Riddick to be far more interesting. The show has potential and I'm looking forward to watching more.
     
  13. MeanJoePhaser

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    Wow. The line between reality and mediocre t.v. shows gets blurrier all the time.

    It was okay. Not sure I can stomach Joshua Jackson every week, though.

    Also, somebody needs to be wearing fringe...I think.
     
  14. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Commodore Commodore

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    A couple things that annoyed me...

    - our heroine just HAD to be in her underwear? Yeah, OK.

    - The lab assistant sure seemed pretty willing to go through all that stuff (ordering a cow without having a cow???)...is she an X-Files fanatic or something?

    - the boyfriend seemed to heal at a STar Trek pace!

    i am sure there's more...but that stuck out at me.
     
  15. pookha

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    i liked it.
    though for me the characters was its stongest point.
     
  16. McCoy

    McCoy Commodore Commodore

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    Average. It held my interest but didn't blow me away. And some things were downright annoying. Peter's constantly insulting quips to his father got old fast. And would anyone really let a seemingly dangerous lunatic they've only known a day or two put a needle in their brain? Really? I find that pretty hard to believe. The only character I find even remotely interesting is Noble's.

    I'll give it a couple more episodes, but unless enough other aspects of the show can hook me, I can't see myself wasting years watching the "Pattern" slowly unfold.
     
  17. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    Maybe it ties into "LOST". Maybe all the people on the plane had the diesease and it was shot at and went down. Then they landed on the island, which will later be connected with another new JJ series.

    Or maybe not.
     
  18. Michael Chris

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    I really liked it! Thumbs up :)
     
  19. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I thought it was okay. It really started grabbing my attention in the last 30 minutes. The twist was unexpected and welcome though I'm sorry to see Mark Valley go. He never seems to get steady work.

    So far, I don't think this show is living up to the new X-Files type, though it has set up some potentially interesting plots. I'm thinking about checking out the encore on Sunday and giving it another shot before I pass final judgment.
     
  20. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Yeah, I noticed that too.

    Above Average, I'll give it a chance to completely hook me. I see that they're going with a developing mystery, but we'll have to see if I'll continue to watch it.
     

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