THE CAPE | “Pilot” & “Tarot” (Jan. 9) *Spoilers!*

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Jetfire, Jan 8, 2011.

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Rate THE CAPE! (Don't Vote Till After The Episode Has Aired)

Poll closed Apr 8, 2011.
  1. ----------1x1 "Pilot"---------

    6.3%
  2. Excellent!

    10.4%
  3. Good

    39.6%
  4. Average

    18.8%
  5. Bad

    10.4%
  6. Horrible!

    8.3%
  7. ----------1x2 "Tarot"----------

    4.2%
  8. Excellent!

    4.2%
  9. Good

    43.8%
  10. Average

    14.6%
  11. Bad

    8.3%
  12. Horrible!

    14.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Sgt. Sacrament

    Sgt. Sacrament Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I've taped (yes, VHS) the first two episodes, and saw some of the second one (so I haven't voted in the poll). It was neat to see Summer Glau in a very 'intelligent' role, since the only other time I've seen her was as River in Firefly, a character who was mentally disturbed. I don't recall seeing the actor who plays Max before, but wow that guy's got a great voice.

    The only reason I really tuned in was because I heard that Bear McCreary was scoring it, and I wasn't disappointed. It was great to hear some new stuff from him (I don't get cable, so I can't watch "Walking Dead" yet), in the vein of superhero scores of the past but with his own modern twists.

    Otherwise, I thought what I saw was pretty dumb. I'll be surprised if it's on in the Fall. But I'll try to watch, or at least listen to, both episodes this weekend.
     
  2. Thestral

    Thestral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I enjoyed it definitely. I'll keep watching it, mainly for Summer Glau and especially Keith David - I'll give anything Goliath's in a shot. :techman: The lead is alright, if fairly bland.
     
  3. Nobody

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    He's probably at the point in his career where he just wants to relax and be on a crazy show and have fun. Hopefully, the next script he picks is better. I always want more Toby in my life. To bad they killed of his character in Burn Notice so abruptly. That's my favorite guilty pleasure show.

    To be fair, not even the CW counts itself as a network. They're just happy to be at the party.
     
  4. IndyJones

    IndyJones Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There's only three episodes left there, so don't get too comfortable. ;)
     
  5. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Keith Daivd should have been the lead, and there's still time enough to kill off the cracker.

    Imagine if they're knocking over banks every week, and superheroes keep trying to foil their hilarious robberies who are then killed by the carnival of crime easily enough because they're all morons no matter their super powers.

    A world with no super powers in which to have masked villains: PATHETIC!
     
  6. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, because villains never wear masks in real life. :rolleyes:

    Besides, the aforementioned Dick Tracy was devoid of super-powers, and yet had a colorful Batman-esque rogues gallery.
     
  7. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Perhaps I should have said "costumed".

    Most of Batman's villains were mentally ill or deformed more than super powered, and dick Tracy was just an outrageous world period. meanwhile the world of the Cape seems "normal".

    Thinking, did Lynda Carters Wonder Woman fight any costumed villains? I've seen barely any of it but it was mostly spies, mad scientists and some times aliens.
     
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  8. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nah, CW is the 'flower child' of Warner Bros and Cbs, a place for low expectation shows. lol
     
  9. BenRoethig

    BenRoethig Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The first episode should have been two hours long. There was no time for character development.

    What I liked:
    -Plausible explanations. Vince doesn't have six trillion dollars like Bruce Wayne and has no super powers. Using illusion techniques makes sense.
    -Believable hero. Vince isn't used to the alto ego thing and is still learning. As such he has a tendency to make mistakes and get his ass kicked.
    -Summer Glau in short skirts/dresses.
     
  10. BenRoethig

    BenRoethig Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It made it pretty clear that Chess isn't playing with anywhere near a full deck.
     
  11. Hyperspace05

    Hyperspace05 Commodore Commodore

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    Chess seems to be an "Ozymandias"-ish character (Watchmen) - So far above most people intellectually and financially, he does crime mostly because he bored and looking for a challenge.

    I hope they play up that angle more. It certainly is a more interesting angle than "Buahahaha WORLD DOMINATION" of many villains. :)
     
  12. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Did you watch watchmen?

    Ozimandias was the hero.

    He saved the world from the doomsday clock.
     
  13. Obiwanshinobi

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    Pringles twirling his curly moustache.
     
  14. Hyperspace05

    Hyperspace05 Commodore Commodore

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    Yes I did. I meant that Chess has aspects of his character. (the "-ish" part). Not that he is an Ozimandias clone.
     
  15. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Boring and uninspired. Count me out.
     
  16. Professor Zoom

    Professor Zoom Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When I first heard about the show, I thought it was silly.
    Then I read the pilot, and I thought, hey, this isn't bad.
    And THEN, I saw it. Oy. It was bad. They edited it all to hell. And just... bad.

    And, I'll say it, Summer Glau is overrated. She lack charisma. Her voice is annoying. And she's there to get genre fans on board.

    I couldn't finish the next episode...
     
  17. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

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    The CGI cape looks so horrible... particularly that long shot of him flapping it around. They really should've tried to use a physically real cape except when absolutely necessary :p
     
  18. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    VHS?? :eek:

    I threw out about 600 tapes this year.
     
  19. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    they rot.

    the machine heads collect dust, which turns into dirt quick enough.

    Got rid of a weight myself.
     
  20. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

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    I was an exclusive VHS user until May. Then I moved and got high speed internet and now I have Hulu ;)