Sanctuary 1x03 - "Fata Morgana" - Grading & Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by RaymondJames, Oct 10, 2008.

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Grade this episode 1x03 "Fata Morgana"

  1. Excellent

    3.7%
  2. Above Average

    22.2%
  3. Average

    51.9%
  4. Below Average

    18.5%
  5. Poor

    3.7%
  1. RaymondJames

    RaymondJames Captain Captain

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    I was very pleased with the network Sesaon premire and Part II.

    I just hope episode 3 stays consistant!
     
  2. T J

    T J Commodore Commodore

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    I will be avoiding this horrid show like the plague. Enjoy! :shifty:
     
  3. RaymondJames

    RaymondJames Captain Captain

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    :techman: gotcha. I feel thta way about alot of things.
    Nice avatar, it's one of the few that make me laugh.
     
  4. T J

    T J Commodore Commodore

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    Glad to be of service. :cool:
     
  5. The Master of Tarquin Hill

    The Master of Tarquin Hill Commodore Commodore

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    Below Average

    I'm done. I just deleted this show from my tivo's season pass manager.
     
  6. ljrashkin

    ljrashkin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Mind numbingly average from me. I can't even work up the passion to hate this show. It just sort of ... exits. I don't think I will be watching any more either...
     
  7. zenophite

    zenophite Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    so far this show is not pulling me in... Tapping's accent is a rather pointless thing.
     
  8. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

    This show needs a better budget the CGI background is at times horrible but storywise so far not bad.
     
  9. zenophite

    zenophite Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Honestly i couldn't pay attention long enough so far through this show to figure out what the premise is. She's saving mutants or something?
     
  10. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I always try to give a show 5 episodes to draw me in before deciding I don't like it, but I have a feeling things won't get much better. The premise has potential, but it's all just sorta... meh.
     
  11. RaymondJames

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    Someone spoil the last 30 minutes for me please. I ha dto grab the midnght showing and I was just so sick and started nodding off and I decided I wasn't going to make it so I turned it off.:(
     
  12. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    Tivo'd it might watch it later. The two hour premier moved exceedingly slowly; the premise is somewhat similar to Primeval, a vastly superior show.
     
  13. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Well, it's not causing me the same revulsion as everybody else. But Amanda's accent IS pretty awful. And there were a couple of scenes where the greenscreen was blindingly obvious (the black tones didn't match up to the live action).
     
  14. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

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    ^^ Yeah, I'm trying to roll with the greenscreen thing but they seem to have a lot of trouble with the lighting or whatever to get it to match. Sometimes it looks like those old CD FMV games.
     
  15. stj

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    Caught it on DVR. This is the sort of episode that shows what people really think of morally ambiguous endings. Namely, they don't like them.
    It was a nice touch that Our Heroes not only couldn't succeed in protecting the sisters but couldn't even be certain that they were reformed. Ashley was toned down a little and seemed more attractive a character. I suppose the general blah feeling some got was due to there not really much Noble Heroes Tragically (But Really Coolly) KICKING ASS because, well, shit happens and a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
    Etc. etc. ad nauseam.

    Fringe, which also has totally deranged "science," should take a pointer from this show---the broken suspension bridge to nowhere is exactly the kind of over the top nonsense needed. Dull and humdrum does not make up for stupid. Completely insane makes up for stupid. Call it the Farscape principle.
     
  16. Sakrysta

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    This episode was not nearly as compelling as the pilot. I'll stick with it for a few more episodes, though.

    I know the premise is all "dark, foreboding, gothic" etc., but I could do with some more light on these sets.
     
  17. JD

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    You know, that was probably one of the best things about the episode. I was really shocked that they actually let the sisters go back with the cabal.
     
  18. Lt. Trull

    Lt. Trull Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    5 shows... if u want to see the first 5 episodes watch the webisodes already produced... I'm waiting for them to get past what they have already produced.... different actors of course... same dialog...
     
  19. Michael_One

    Michael_One Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I had a few thoughts on this ep...

    Yes, the greenscreen isn't all that impressive, when the foreground and background are so different in texture and color it screams out "It's a FAAAAAAKE!"

    If I were going to break into a crypt guarded by monsters, I've have more than pistols with me, I'd have a gun that's small, carries fifty armor piercing rounds, and reloads fast. Like the P-90 all us Stargate fans are familiar with.

    Dr. Magnus describes the green liquid as 'cryogenic', oh dear. That means it's cold, hundreds of degrees below zero. The three ladies were asleep, not frozen!

    The women remember the villiage priest dying of the plague, and so Doc Magnus thinks they're from the year 800... I'm not an expert on Scottish history but didn't the Black Death hit Scotland about 1340 or so?

    Gee Doc, you've been at this for over a century, there are other groups that exploit these beings out there, and you are just now finding this out??!! That being said, the Cabal is a great enemy to have... ruthless, fast, and, oh yeah, they know where you live and you only know about one of thier hangouts...

    I found a neat timesaver for watching this show on the DVR: just fast forward through all the scenes that don't have Dr Jackson in them ( yeah, I know it's "Dr Zimmerman" but really, isn't this just an alternate history where Daniel Jackson went to medical school instead, and he's changed his name 'cause of all the scorn and ridicule he got as 'Jackson' ? )

    Maybe I'll disc this show along with SG:A but when Atlantis ends I don't think there will be any compelling reason to continue recording; "Sanctuary" has to get better... I'm guessing Amanda Tapping is a great actress, but a so-so producer.

    I liked "The Dresden Files" a lot, it was a good supernatural mystery show, why not just bring Harry Dresden back? ( I know, contracts and lawyers and all that )
     
  20. OmahaStar

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    I've come to the conclusion that this entire series is just mashed potatoes. There's no taste, there's no point, and you have to add something to get anything out of it. That's what this is. The effects are laughable - at best. Amanda's accept, I'm sorry, I can't get past it. It's horrible, plain and simple. And she keeps going in and out of that horrible fake accent, going for entire sentences in her "normal" voice before slipping back into the accent. And nobody catches it? Okey dokey then.

    As my Cybermen friends would say, "Delete".