Spoilers Pandora - New CW Sci-Fi Series

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  1. JD

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    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.
     
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  2. SAndrews10

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    It's like it's being written with a sci-fi plot and dialogue generator.
     
  3. Spider

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    I see that a lot these days.
     
  4. Serveaux

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Also I noticed the review that Christopher didn't mention the beauty of the lead actress....
     
  10. Kelso

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    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.
     
  11. Morpheus 02

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    How is it now? About 2 weeks and no posts...
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    The worse looking the actors are in a show, the better everything else is.

    Problem is then, after spending 3 years with these ugly, emmy winning actors, you've fallen in love with them regardless.

    Saw Young Heisenberg on Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TOS) today, running around with no pants on again. Does he do that a lot?
     
  13. KennyClaus

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    I was going to give it a shot because I have friends that worked on it. They literally shot in like 8 weeks in Bulgaria. They were still filming when the premiere aired. Have not seen a turn around like that in a while.......
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    Because no one's watching it? Or I would guess. I never bothered after the pilot, and from the looks of things in this thread everyone else seems to have bailed during or after the second episode.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Yup. We opened this Pandora's Box and found no hope.
     
  16. JD

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    Yeah, even though I liked it at first, the more I looked back on it, and compared it to other shows, I quickly realized how bad it is and never went back after the pilot.
    I'm honestly amazed it's even still on the air. I guess they must just have nothing else to show on The CW or are required to air all of the episodes for some reason.
     
  17. Morpheus 02

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    thier fall shows aren't scheduled to start for another month...so they need SOME kind of filler...might as well used what they paid for
     
  18. Scout101

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    I got through 2 or 3, but quickly deleted the program. I’m a no, dawg....
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

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    I bailed after the third episode. I couldn't take the bad acting and dialog. Plus they killed off the character played by John Harlan Kim. It was a waste of time.
     
  20. Guy Gardener

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    New stuff is rare right now.

    A void.

    A desert.

    An expanse.

    Still, I'm rather finally re-watching The Greatest American Hero, than giving Pandora a fair dig.