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post #91 of 2253 Old 10-05-2005, 10:16 PM
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So far I haven't really had a problem with the guises. Most of the time their acts are either seen through or questioned heavily. Last night, why would there be heavy scrutiny? It looked like the guy was just a low-wage security guard, and it was a plane assumed to have been brought down by mechanical failure. It wasn't like there'd be a reason anyone (except possibly a reporter) would be sneaking in that they'd have the place on lock-down.

The same goes with all the other guises... Usually it's involving a situation (Drowning, missing kid in the woods) that there'd be no reason to assume anyone would have any reason to pretend to be a Ranger, or a Homeland Security Official. Accepting that makes the show much easier to watch. All in all, an enjoyable show that reminds me quite a bit of Freakylinks.

My only problem with the show is the heaving tinting the show uses... The coloration is off too much for my tastes, trying to sustain a "creepy" aspect by making outdoor scenes way too bland just doesn't work for me.
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It seems pretty weak to me (I've never really watched a WB show), but I thought this week's episode was the "best" so far. I'll keep watching it for now.

Speaking of music -- just before/when they put on the suits to "look the part" (about 15 mins. in), I was wondering about that song that was playing for 10-15 seconds. I've heard it before (I guess it's from 70s or 80s), but don't know the name or artist. Anybody know what I mean and can answer my stupid question?
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Oh, I might give this one some more viewings. I do see that they are playing somewhat tongue-in-cheek, which makes the lapses of credibility a little easier to swallow. The show has not matured yet I think and might yet have something to offer.

The reason I said the hanger was heavily guarded came from the fact that when the ruse was discovered, it seemed like there were armed agents coming from all sides to effect a capture, now I realize that two of them were the Homeland Security personnel that just got there and maybe my memory is faulty on the point, so maybe I'll try again next week on this show with fresh eyes, although the formula seems a little strained even at this stage.
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So far, I really like this show. The pilot was the best episode, and even spooked me a little. The others have been pretty good. Say what you want about the credibility of the fake id's and all that, this formula works for me: ghosts/spirits, good soundtrack, hot women (at least in some episodes - love the Smurfs ) and HD picture and 5.1 sound. Series recording is set up - I'm on board for the season.
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You know, I'm just not finding that soundtrack to be anywhere near in the same league as Threshold or the CSIs, for example -- it would go a long way to raising my appreciation of this series, no doubt. The discrete channel separation is not there, it lacks depth and dynamism, minimal LFE -- perhaps it is just my local provider...well, no -- actually, come to think of it, when they presented Lord of the Rings Fellowship, the sound was overpowering, so it must be the audio mix of Supernatural. Smallville sounds very much the same as well -- almost a mono kind of effect even though my processor clearly registers 5.1.
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So far, I really like this show. The pilot was the best episode, and even spooked me a little. The others have been pretty good. Say what you want about the credibility of the fake id's and all that, this formula works for me: ghosts/spirits, good soundtrack, hot women (at least in some episodes - love the Smurfs ) and HD picture and 5.1 sound. Series recording is set up - I'm on board for the season.

I'm with you. This is Popcorn Entertainment, no more no less. I don't know what people are expecting? It's not the X Files, and isn't trying to be. I actually love the soundtrack. I listened to all that music in High School! Ahh, the 80's!

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Just to be clear, by "soundtrack" I meant to indicate orchestral score and sound effects primarily. It stands to reason that the accompanying songs and such from an earlier era will not have a very appealing sound quality especially if they are supposed to be emanating from the speakers on his car whilst he tools around the mountains, etc. But I will point out that the CSIs have done a remarkable job with The Who's hits -- sound about as good as they ever will, I venture.
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You know, I'm just not finding that soundtrack to be anywhere near in the same league as Threshold or the CSIs, for example -- it would go a long way to raising my appreciation of this series, no doubt. The discrete channel separation is not there, it lacks depth and dynamism, minimal LFE -- perhaps it is just my local provider...well, no -- actually, come to think of it, when they presented Lord of the Rings Fellowship, the sound was overpowering, so it must be the audio mix of Supernatural. Smallville sounds very much the same as well -- almost a mono kind of effect even though my processor clearly registers 5.1.

I agree on the poor sound quality, though it seems to be less a problem with discrete channel effects (I've heard plenty) than that the overall fidelity is dull and lacking.

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Can anyone confirm what format this show is shot in? The pilot episode looked like 35mm, but all subsequent episodes have had a strong "video" appearance.

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Dr Pepper,

Was the song "Paranoid" by Ozzy Ozbourne? If memory serves, it was an Ozzy song.

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Dr Pepper,

Was the song "Paranoid" by Ozzy Ozbourne? If memory serves, it was an Ozzy song.

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"Working Man" by Rush was also played in this episode....
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'Supernatural' Gets Full Season Pickup

By Chris Lisotta TVWeek.com October 6, 2005

The WB has given a full season order to its new Tuesday night horror drama "Supernatural."

The show, which premiered before the official start of the 2005-06 season Sept. 13, scored a 2.4 among adults 18 to 49 in its most recent airing Tuesday, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was up 9 percent from its performance in the demo the previous week.

http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=8692
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Dr Pepper,

Was the song "Paranoid" by Ozzy Ozbourne? If memory serves, it was an Ozzy song.

That's the song, thanks. A Google search finds that it was an Ozzy and Black Sabbath song. I listened to a clip of the BS version on Amazon and that sounds like what I heard (didn't try to find Ozzy's). Black Sabbath was actually the name I thought I heard one time when a music infomercial was on. I just didn't know the title.
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In case you "Young Timers" don't remember, Ozzy was in Black Sabbath. I just dated myself.
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The funny thing is, Supernatural seems more like the old Night Stalker, than the new Night Stalker is.
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In case you "Young Timers" don't remember, Ozzy was in Black Sabbath. I just dated myself.

Whoops! I guess I did hear that at one time.
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In case you "Young Timers" don't remember, Ozzy was in Black Sabbath. I just dated myself.

I am a young timer, and yes I knew Ozzy was part of Black Sabbath, I just figured a person that can't immediately tell "Paranoid" (from its first guitar chord ) wouldn't know the difference between Ozzy and Black Sabbath.

Anyway, you don't have to be an old timer... ...Just an appreciator of righteous music.

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Does anyone know who played the girlfriend Jessie in the pilot? IMDB is lacking this kind of information on this show.
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Does anyone know who played the girlfriend Jessie in the pilot? IMDB is lacking this kind of information on this show.

IMDB is usually better with movies, not TV shows.

I use this website for info:

http://www.epguides.com

Which has details on the pilot linked to this site:

http://www.tv.com/supernatural/pilot...9/summary.html

Which reveals that the actress who played Jessica is:

Adrianne Palicki

Here's some photo's of her:

http://jupiter2.freeyellow.com/palic...ijup2comtv.htm
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No, it's not. It does have a little more contrast than most shows, but the colors aren't not supposed to be washed out like that.

I can only get Supernatural in SD, and the PQ is outstanding even though colors are somewhat muted. All other channels are fine.

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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Well, they sort-of addressed the fake ID issue this week, when the morgue attendant didn't buy their routine and they finally had to just bribe him.

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On the whole, last nights episode was more in line with the pilot... ...pluasible scariness to it. Thumbs up.

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(From Marc Berman's Programming Insider column of Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at Mediaweek.com)

. Over at the WB, week five of Supernatural remained the real deal at a 4.2/ 6 in the overnights, 4.98 million viewers and a 2.3/ 6 among adults 18-49 from 9-10 p.m. Retention for Supernatural out of Gilmore Girls was a solid 84 percent in the overnights, 83 percent in total viewers, and 88 percent among adults 18-49. ..
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That was a pretty good episode last night, it certainly gave me the creeps.

Plus, the PQ was wonderful. I thought it looked incredibly crisp and clear. It's almost like they're shooting this thing on video, I couldn't see any grain at all.
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Plus, the PQ was wonderful. I thought it looked incredibly crisp and clear. It's almost like they're shooting this thing on video, I couldn't see any grain at all.

Speak for yourself. The goons at my affiliate forgot to switch it over to HD for the entire show...

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That was a pretty good episode last night, it certainly gave me the creeps.

Creepy. That took me waay back to camping at night and some of the kids would recite that line from the show, and.....*shudder*

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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"Bloody Mary" was a good episode.

But you gotta look past the The Ring ripoffs. "Mary" looked just like the girl from Ring (long black hair covering face, dirty white dress, bare feet) and the way she crawled out of the broken mirror frame was very familar to how Ring girl crawled out of the TV to scare the one guy to death.

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Can anyone confirm what format this show is shot in? The pilot episode looked like 35mm, but all subsequent episodes have had a strong "video" appearance.

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I can confirm that the show is still shot on 35mm film. Kodak 5218 stock. Any video appearance you perceive must be a result of the lighting choices and color grading of the show.
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I can confirm that the show is still shot on 35mm film. Kodak 5218 stock. Any video appearance you perceive must be a result of the lighting choices and color grading of the show.

Interesting. Thanks for the info.

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Speak for yourself. The goons at my affiliate forgot to switch it over to HD for the entire show...

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Suntan-KMWB is having problems with their HD receiver. They are working on the problem.

We are enjoying this show. My only complaint, they drive a 1967 Chevy Impala 4-door sedan instead of a coupe. I suppose it is easier for the actors to get in and out of the back seat on a sedan but you don't see many street rod sedan's.
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