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post #31 of 670
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

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.

The Pilot was kind of slow and "light" for my taste, but I am hoping that this show leans away from the fun for everyone and goes towards the darker side as well. For now its going to stay on Season record, holpefully after a few episodes it wil hit its stride.
post #32 of 670
I saw enough in it to know that I'll be sticking around for another week.

The previews - which we cannot discuss here, right? - also showed enough to enhance my interest.
post #33 of 670
The show has a lot of good guest starts lined up:

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SCI FI's new one-hour dramedy adventure series Warehouse 13 has confirmed an all-star lineup set to make guest appearances throughout the first season including Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan and Mark Sheppard; Gossip Girl's James Naughton; Roger Rees of Cheers; Eureka's Joe Morton, Erica Cerra and Niall Matter; Stargate Atlantis' Joe Flanigan and Ivan Sergei from Crossing Jordan.

http://www.andersonvision.com/index....news&Itemid=50
post #34 of 670
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Originally Posted by Bluto17 View Post

I saw enough in it to know that I'll be sticking around for another week.

The previews - which we cannot discuss here, right? - also showed enough to enhance my interest.

Any preview shown immediately following the airing of the show is fair game for discussion.
post #35 of 670
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Any preview shown immediately following the airing of the show is fair game for discussion.

Tricia Helfer is the enhancer of my interest, then.
post #36 of 670
Watched it, liked it enough to watch the next one....

BUT please Syfy, make it available on Comcast HD OnDemand...only SD OnDemand now.
post #37 of 670
Nothing terribly exciting here, but it's summer, so I'll watch. I remember Joanne Kelly from an episode of Castle - cast as an unscrupulous writer. That's the only other show I've seen her in. What do you think - botox lips?
post #38 of 670
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Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

Nothing terribly exciting here, but it's summer, so I'll watch. I remember Joanne Kelly from an episode of Castle - cast as an unscrupulous writer. That's the only other show I've seen her in. What do you think - botox lips?

I'm guessing there's something other than God's work going on there, her upper lip has always been a subject of curiousity to me.

The show is fine given it's mission statement, dramedy science fiction, I'm sure I'll be watching all of them, at least this summer.
post #39 of 670
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Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

Nothing terribly exciting here, but it's summer, so I'll watch. I remember Joanne Kelly from an episode of Castle - cast as an unscrupulous writer. That's the only other show I've seen her in. What do you think - botox lips?

She's also Jeremiah's love interest in the second season, and was in the short lived 'Vanished' on Fox, as the politicians young wife who...vanished.

It's a fun show and as one reviewer notes, it's tough to do ernest SciFi now, a little humor can do a show good--one reason why Star Trek has usually fallen so flat for me--as previously shown with Eureka, and Stargate: Atlantis. Certainly the best prescription for the Summer blues.
post #40 of 670
I used to watch SciFi , back when they had some balls. Farscape was exceptional. They had lightning in a bottle with "The Dresden Files", but they keep blowing it by dumbing down every option. If you thought SG was quality, then the bar is far too low for me. I'm a SciFi fan, but give me some real intelligence and much better storytelling (production values would help too, but intelligence/storytelling first).
post #41 of 670
Warehouse 13 looks to provide the same kind of easy but uninspired storytelling opportunities as the Stargate series. The Stargates were incredibly formulaic, and SG1 deteriorated badly into self parody during the last years. Atlantis I totally dismissed until I was able to get it in HD. Then I got hooked on the lighting, which was some of the best on TV. It's amazing that an HD image and good hair light made the show so much more enjoyable for me.

Warehouse 13 has some potential as a summer diversion, if there's enough on-screen chemistry between McClintock, Kelly and Rubinek. I know there's a little more to Kelly than I saw in the 13 pilot, because her turn as the writer in Castle showed a lot more range. The directing for the pilot was probably more at fault than she was. McClintock could be OK, too. Rubinek is really a fine actor, but he's far from the prototypical leading man. I'd bet he gets frustrated not getting better parts than typically come his way.
post #42 of 670
I agree about the picture quality on Atlantis, it had some of the very best looking HD I've ever seen.
post #43 of 670
The sets on Atlantis were visually much more interesting than Stargate Command, and they lent themselves to the excellent lighting. The bigger Warehouse sets are mostly virtual, so I'm not nearly as hopeful for them. Looks like most of the action is going to take place in other locations, though. That's a plus.
post #44 of 670
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Would you rather own a new brand - or own a whole genre?

Fair enough question - although I don't think NBCU has any real competition in the Sci-Fi genre. I agree with most of the comments here - I'd love to see some really good, adult science fiction on TV - but neither SciFi nor Syfy has generally been the place to find it, with a handful of notable exceptions. So, I'll enjoy it for what it is.
post #45 of 670
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Originally Posted by ahintz View Post

Fair enough question - although I don't think NBCU has any real competition in the Sci-Fi genre. I agree with most of the comments here - I'd love to see some really good, adult science fiction on TV - but neither SciFi nor Syfy has generally been the place to find it, with a handful of notable exceptions. So, I'll enjoy it for what it is.

These moves all make sense when viewing the channel as a standalone entity - and clearly the SciFi execs are judged based on the same generic criteria applied to all of NBC/U's cablenets.

Where it makes much less sense is looking at it from the standpoint of NBC/U's overall offering. They could lock up the whole genre if they were willing to accept a potential hard cap on the number of total viewers. But they would be solid viewers that consider the channel a "must-have" channel. Not a viewer base made up of groups that are interested in small segments of the programming. Those are viewers that don't focus on the value of the channel - they pinpoint individual shows that they are interested in. Those are the kind of viewers that you have to invest much more in original programming in order to keep them interested in the channel.

If you can become a "must-have" channel for 4 or 5% of households, you have all the leverage you need with the MSOs.
post #46 of 670
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Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

NI remember Joanne Kelly from an episode of Castle - cast as an unscrupulous writer. That's the only other show I've seen her in.

DRESDEN FILES (the vampire nightclub owner)
post #47 of 670
I just figured out where I know Pete from, he was a love interest of Bones. He was Agent Sullivan(Sully) for a short arc on Bones.
post #48 of 670
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Originally Posted by Airboss View Post

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 DVR'd this and just watched it tonight. It immediately reminded me of the old Friday The 13th series. This could be fun.
post #49 of 670
I enjoyed it for what it was; mindless, entertaining fun. Saul Rubinek is a fine character actor who should be able to hold this together. I hope we learn a bit more about Mrs. Frederic and the "door" she came through.

Certainly has the Friday the 13th-The Series feel to it and I enjoyed that one, so I will be watching this one. Not much else on during the summer anyway.

Doug
post #50 of 670
I liked it, like others said, it is summer and nice to see something new.

Mike
post #51 of 670
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

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.

Sweeping long shots of shelves...

Lol
post #52 of 670
Judging from these comments and the initial rating, looks like Syfy might have them another 'Eureka' on their hands; that is, a modest success. A little too silly, a bit too light & fluffy for me (as is 'Eureka'). I won't be back. But I will give the new Stargate franchise a look, as it's rumored to be darker than it's formulistic predecessors. I do love me some dark. And, of course, 'Caprica' will be must-see-stuff. The pilot was very encouraging, IMO. So, I won't be completely abandoning the channel but can't see myself dropping in very often, as has been the case for the last half-dozen years. Rebranding? Meh. "Serious" sci-fi is still a rare thing on Syfy, and apparently will be for some time to come.
post #53 of 670
I liked it (given growth/refinement), the wife meh'd it.

The Dresden Files could have been awesome, but probably not on SyFy.


v/r,
C-F
post #54 of 670
I got ROKU as my latest toy and watched this as a Free showing from an Amazon download. HD and no commercials.
post #55 of 670
Hated it....schlocky special effects....as mentioned has a "been there, done that" friday the 13th feel....Deleted from prioritizer list.
post #56 of 670
Another summer stinker!
post #57 of 670
Artie played a role on ST:TNG where he faked Data's death and then put him in his personal collection of "unique" collectables. I guess the writers are just expanding on that idea.
post #58 of 670
Well I see the instant gratification folks have made their minds up on the entire series by watching the premier episode.

Wow, no wonder shows do not get much of a chance to shape theirselves.

Seinfeld would have lasted 3 weeks in todays I want it all now mindset.

Of course we will have the few that always say they are not going to watch it and then post each week how much they hate it.
post #59 of 670
My wife and I both thought it was fun and look forward to more episodes. I love gritty scifi like BSG, but I also love the fun stuff like this, Stargate and Eureka. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.
post #60 of 670
Well, if you don't grab an audience on the first outing, you are not going to get or keep one. This was a one shot for me, I'm not planning on watching again. Looks like a 50/50 split here.
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