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Old 07-07-2009, 11:07 PM - Thread Starter
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The premier was a bit stupid for my taste. Having Artie travel down the tight rope through the warehouse was just silly. I had higher expectations on what this show could have been.

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Old 07-07-2009, 11:17 PM
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I'll give it some more time, the leads seem to have pretty good chemistry and Myka is pretty easy on the eyes, a lot better looking than she seemed to be to me in the previews.

It beats nothing, and I didn't think it was all that bad, like I said above, the two leads seem to have good chemistry and that can go a long ways. I don't think it's going to ever be or was ever intended to be serious SciFi.
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Yeah, I think this was intended to have more of a Eureka vibe to it; more of a lighthearted and silly sci-fi/fantasy show.

I wasn't all too impressed with it, but I don't have anything else to watch right now. I think I'll give it a couple episodes at least.
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It did have problems but I will let it get its legs as the writers get more of a focus and the characters develop more. I remember how many ripped Sanctuary apart and the show got much better as its season progressed

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they canceled stargate for this crap?!?
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Ha.
I watched bits and pieces of it. Not my thing.
Cool to see the new logo bug or what not.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:42 AM
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They didn't "cancel" stargate for this, they decided to create SG:U to change their target audience. Syfy is basically the same channel, except their priorities are now profits and good ratings rather than good television and real science fiction.

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D'oh! Missed the premiere.

I'll watch it on Hulu, but you guys have lowered my expectations (not that they were very high to begin with)
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D'oh! Missed the premiere.

I'll watch it on Hulu, but you guys have lowered my expectations (not that they were very high to begin with)

Unless you just want to watch it on Hulu, it's being repeated a bunch on Syfy, tonight at midnight, Friday at 4:00pm, 10:03pm, Sunday @ 11:30am, 11:00pm, Monday @ 2:00pm, 6:00pm ... not to mention it's going to be shown on UHD and USA, and that's only the HD channels.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:18 AM
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^^ Oh yeah....forgot they rerun their shows ad-nauseum.

Just added it to my DVR schedule (for some reason, I almost always forget I can do that online....)
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^^ Oh yeah....forgot they rerun their shows ad-nauseum.

Just added it to my DVR schedule (for some reason, I almost always forget I can do that online....)

I doubt the rest of the episodes will get run this much, but I think it's a good strategy for a Pilot, people will get a chance to see it this way, especially running it on USA, if it picks up any viewers from the repeats it's probably worth it. There have probably been a dozen chances to catch the Royal Pains pilot.
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I caught a bit of this 'Eureka'-like bit'o'fluff, which was enough to know I won't be devoting any time to it (Fun for the whole family! Ugh.), but do plan to give the new 'Stargate: Universe' a shot. I'm encouraged by the advance notice of a darker, more "adult" Stargate. If they follow the same boring, by-the-numbers plotlines of the old Stargate series', however, I won't be watching long. We'll see what they come up with.
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I'll give it a chance. Hard to figure out what direction they'll go. For the most part, it was very tame, seemingly for kids - then the guy douses himself with gasoline and sets himself on fire.

Hopefully it will head toward the darker side.
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I haven't deleted the Series Link yet.

It appeared to be a combination of Indiana Jones, The Middleman, X-Files and Reaper (the vessel). I'm going to stick with it a while longer since shows like this need a little time to find their bearings. As others mentioned, I like the main characters---besides, there isn't an overwhelming amount of original programming available at the moment that appeals to me.

I remember how Sanctuary began and I almost gave up on that, but later episodes were actually pretty decent.
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Syfy is basically the same channel, except their priorities are now profits and good ratings rather than good television and real science fiction.

Wow - what SciFi Channel were you watching? They've been focused on "profits and good ratings rather than good television and real science fiction" for quite awhile now. The rebranding doesn't bother me, and I do understand the desire for a corporation to "own" their brand, which they couldn't with Sci-Fi Channel.

As for Warehouse 13, I thought it fit perfectly into the vain of Eureka, and is a great lightweight summer series. I expect it will get decent ratings - I know I'll be watching it.
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and I do understand the desire for a corporation to "own" their brand, which they couldn't with Sci-Fi Channel.

Would you rather own a new brand - or own a whole genre?
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It sorta smelled of GE/NBC/Universal exec tampering like NBC did with "Heroes." Just check out the "Heroes" season one commentaries. Gotta keep the execs out of the editing and "rushes" rooms. It will probably be pretty "soft" in content otherwise. Bean counters don't make good story tellers.
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I thought this was an entertaining show. Certainly not groundbreaking or execeptionally deep but the characters and actors playing them work well and the writing was good for a pilot. It certainly didn't NEED to be a 2 hour pilot but it's not like I was bored by the length.

In fact the only thing I found really hokey was the larger scale CG, those scenes certainly had a low rent feel to them and I don't feel that they are at all necessary to the story.

I'll keep watching this...generally it takes these shows a few eps to get going and I thought this was a decent start.
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I found it to be a too much like the old "Friday the 13th" series. Instead of an antique shop it's a warehouse. I'll give it one or two more episodes but unless it moves in more of an 'Area 51' type direction I doubt I'll be watching it.

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I wish they would do the Lost Room, it was rather bleak.

I suspect the Warehouse13 will wind up like the rest, get going real good and then get cancelled.

It is time to re run Farscape.
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Its not SyFy....its Syfy.

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Forgot to add the steampunk keyboard/video phone was pretty cool.
http://www.notcot.com/archives/2009/...ouse_13_st.php

I noticed that, but then I also thought that none of the stuff was technically "steampunk" because it was all electrically powered. It did look cool though.

The show reminded me a bit of the anime "Get Backers" with some other anime and sci-fi shows mixed in.

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Its not SyFy....its Syfy.

When I look at that logo, intentional or not, it looks more like SyFy. Maybe it's the font they are using.

Of couse, this is a sign of the summer doldrums where we can debate the proper spelling of an idiotic name.
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When I look at that logo, intentional or not, it looks more like SyFy. Maybe it's the font they are using.

Of couse, this is a sign of the summer doldrums where we can debate the proper spelling of an idiotic name.

Yes, it does, it's listed in the guide as Syfy, but the logo, doesn't have a cross on the f, it's more like a capital F, but it has a curved top, but the old SciFi also was curved at the top, but not as pronounced as the new logo.
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I suspect the Warehouse13 will wind up like the rest, get going real good and then get cancelled.

3.5 million people watched it (one of the channel's best showings ever - behind only airings of Eureka and SG: Atlantis), so if it can retain a decent chuck of that in the coming weeks, it should be OK.
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It's really hard to judge how well shows will do from premieres (especially cable ones). Being that SyFy (lol) has so few original properties to begin with, I suspect they will run whatever they have as long as possible.

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Well, I don't think it will retain me. Pretty lame and occasionally annoying. Too much time establishing the warehouse was "BIG". Ok, we got it. Give me more plot and action not sweeping long shots of shelves.
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According to IMDB this is going to air on Oxygen today at noon, then Bravo Friday morning and USA at midnight on Friday. Is this a new thing for NBCU channels? And why is it not airing on Universal HD?
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According to IMDB this is going to air on Oxygen today at noon, then Bravo Friday morning and USA at midnight on Friday. Is this a new thing for NBCU channels? And why is it not airing on Universal HD?

As far as I know is is beeing shown on Universal HD along with a number of other NBC channels:
http://www.locatetv.com/tv/warehouse...ason-1/6368514
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