Spoilers Pandora - New CW Sci-Fi Series

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    It's about to come on for me, and I'm not even going to bother. There's probably no way this is going to last, and it wasn't good enough for to waste my time it.
  2. SAndrews10

    SAndrews10 Captain Captain

    Mar 21, 2001
    Oriskany, NY 13424
    It's like it's being written with a sci-fi plot and dialogue generator.
  3. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

    May 23, 2004
    Lost in time
    I see that a lot these days.
  4. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Man Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Always seeking new and better distractions
    Do the characters say tough things like "Where I come from, the person holding the phaser asks the questions?"

    Because, that was actually laugh out loud funny.
  5. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    I'm falling behind on shows I like better so I'll probably wind up dropping this as it piles up on my DVR..
  6. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    I had some time to squeeze the second episode in and I wish I didn't. The dialog on this show is painfully bad (they just had to throw in a "I'm a doctor not a ____! line in there). So is the acting. It also looks super cheap. The first season of The Outpost didn't even look this cheaply made.

    This is a military school but it feels like a regular university. That is just weird.

    At least the actress playing the clone didn't have to play the role of one of her fellow clones. they just cast her twin sister.
  7. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    None Given
    The CW station in my area showed the first two episodes (which I missed because I kept forgetting this show was on) - and honestly, I don't feel I missed anything.

    You want to talk contrived 'mary Sue' character - the definitioon should have a portrait of the actress in costume.

    Let's see:

    - Her parents are killed so OF COURSE that should grant her immediate access to their 'Space Academy' :wtf:

    - Her Uncle just happens to be an Intelligence Lead fr Earth (who I guess likes to teach Cadets in his 'spare time', which he claims not to have. (again :wtf:)

    - She just happens to be able to:
    i - Steal a FTL ship.

    ii - Enter a restricted zone where an Earth battleship is operating and still performing an investigation AND LAND and just walk on to the site without being challenged at all - except by her Uncle's 'second' who just happens to appear at the right time, and allows her full access EVEN THOUGH her Uncle wants to keep things a secret from her becauuse they don't know whatr she really may be - hence the title - 'Pandora' :rolleyes:

    iii - Here's the kick-er for me that really had me rolling my eyes: A anomaly suddenly appears and she (and the so called Intelligence officer with her), decide "Okay, it MUST be a portal...let's walk through it and find out..." :wtf::wtf::wtf::wtf::wtf: (and of course it is, has an environment that can support Humans, etc. - and of course they can just walk out of it and back to where they came from...:lol:

    I won't even go into the second episode with the clone slave resistance where again Mary S... er Pandora/Jax again just flies into the space of a sovereign world (which must have one hell of a military if it was able to assist the Earth in an interstellar war); has a hacker friend fake some sort of visitor pass - and BLOWS up a major cloning facility....

    'Captain Video' stories in the late 1950ies were better written than this steaming pile.
  8. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2003
    Rhode Island, USA
    Have gotten through 2 so far, but pretty sure it's being deleted if the 3rd isn't any better. So bland and generic, not good.
  9. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 3, 2003
    Chicago IL
    Also I noticed the review that Christopher didn't mention the beauty of the lead actress....
  10. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 3, 2001
    On the destruct button until the last minute!
    It's cornball YA Sci-Fi pastiche that is comprised entirely of old genre tropes. But you know what? It has a diverse cast portraying spacey characters- a purple-haired clone, an alien with ridges and spots, a psychic, etc.- and I've really missed that.

    I think Mark A. Altman may have just dug out his Starfleet Academy fan script from High School and scratched off the serial numbers. I enjoyed Not-Spock's first meeting with Not-Kirk. That's kinda how I pictured it too. [​IMG]

    I found the second half of the premiere-when they're away from the academy- much more interesting than the first half.

    I'll give it a few episodes. It's fun.