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"

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  3. Average

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  1. the_wildcard

    the_wildcard Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hmm judging from the responses, I think I may have to pass on this show, lol.
     
  2. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    I'm not sure what the hate is about. I mean, it's not the best thing ever, but I've seen plenty worse.
     
  3. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^^^At a guess, heroes who don't torture and kill are politically incorrect for Bush's America.

    PS Folding Man was pretty decent. Skyscrapers in ruins too! "Clipped his wings!" "Knows when you switched from boxers to briefs.!"
     
  4. theenglish

    theenglish Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Okay, this was last week's episode, correct? Based on the title, I'm guessing this is a reworked version of the second webisode storyline? Do we finally find out how it ends?
     
  5. Michael_One

    Michael_One Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Oh yes, last night's ep was much better, it did feel a lot like X-Files with the guys who can fit through small spaces but don't eat your liver...

    The show almost feels like a good role playing game where Drs Magnus and Zimmerman along with Ashley are the PCs. Henry would need more to do to make him a PC.

    The greenscreen wasn't as obvious this time around, Ashley meets the Crime Boss looked pretty good. The idea many of the abnormals end up in organized crime is disturbing but makes sense given the setting.
     
  6. theenglish

    theenglish Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I felt the same way watching the "webisodes"; that this would make for a great GURPS setting.
     
  7. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The principle cast are awful.

    Amanda Tapping really can't act, this weeks guest star that guy from Regenesis, he put the weekly cast to shame. He was conspicuously better than any of the 3 leads.
     
  8. Velocity

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    Not bad. I think it could use a little larger cast.

    I don't care about the technical stuff, I've watched Dr. Who for years.
     
  9. Kelso

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    Amanda is definitely the weak link. The other two don't bother me much.... esp. that extremely hot blond chick. I don't even care whether or not she can act.
     
  10. theenglish

    theenglish Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think that Tapping's main problem is the horrendous accent that fades out at the end of every long sentence she speaks. What's more, there doesn't really have to be a british (?) accent for the character--I was hoping that they would lose this for the television series, or give her a vocal coach.
     
  11. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    I just figure the accent is one of those strange blends of dialects you get when you're 165 years old. Really, if that's the most you have to complain about, you're doing pretty well.
     
  12. theenglish

    theenglish Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Don't get me wrong. I quite liked the web series quite a bit and the pilot. I just think the accent has to go.
     
  13. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Oh, I agree. I think this show is pretty good.
     
  14. Gertch

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    I'm enjoying it.

    I've noticed the greenscreening being better as well. When they were on the scraper framing I expected to see them bouncing up and down slightly but it looked fine.
     
  15. theenglish

    theenglish Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Worse, like the new Knight Rider, for example. It is also much better than Painkiller Jane and Flash Gordon.
     
  16. Kelso

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    I don't think I would notice the green-screening as much if I wasn't looking for it.
     
  17. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, I don't think you'll get much argument there :lol:

    Regarding the green screening, I don't think it's too bad myself, I like the production design as well.

    You are right about the accent, although I stand by my comments in general. I think this triumvirate they've set up seems quite contrived to me as well, and the characters are pretty lifeless. So there's good and there's bad.
     
  18. theenglish

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    I think the chemistry in the cast will pick up. So far, they've been treading over ground already covered in the webisodes. If you check those out, I actually think you'll find the acting a little better.
     
  19. TK421

    TK421 Commodore Commodore

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    Eh, this is my last episode. Had some hope after the pilot, but it's gone down hill quicker than I'd imagined. The guy with the glasses is just whiny, annoying, and dumb. He doubts everything, yet has seen mind blowing things week after week.

    Hot blond can't save it for me.