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post #31 of 228
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

The character Rachel(hyper-senses) seen in a different light.

http://www.torontopics.com/dark/maxbike.jpg

Oh yeah, she's got a naughty side.
post #32 of 228
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

Watched Alphas tonight, I liked it pretty well, well enough to tune in next week. The Kid kept driving me crazy because I knew him from somewhere. Finally figured it out, he was Mr. Nigel-Murray on Bones for several years.

I'm glad folk here pointed that out. I couldn't quite place him while watching.

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Originally Posted by Brain Conrad View Post

First off, the "people with extraordinary powers" thing is getting old.

That's the main premise of the show, so if it is getting old to you, then you shouldn't be watching this show. In this case, they have actual guidance and aren't trying to make it on their own as in previous shows.

In any case, I thought this was different in that we are right in the middle of a struggle between some secret government group and Red Flag. They have been trying to stop Red Flag for an undetermined amount of time and this appears to be the first time that Red Flag has started to fight back directly instead of pursuing their regular agenda. Several of the characters know a lot more about what is going on than we do. It will be interesting to see how it develops.

In addition, while possibly defeating Red Flag forever could be a good season-ender, there is a lot more going on and more possibilities of where they could go after that and while they are trying to do that.
post #33 of 228
"You're on the wrong side."

So are they setting up like Alias SD-6?
post #34 of 228
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Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post

We watched & thought it was slow moving & boring.

I couldn't agree more. The plain fact is Dr. Rosen talks too much (all the time it seems to me). I never thought I would say it, but the two women are the best part. Their actions, and words, are short and to the point.

Yes, enough Rain Man, but I find Bill's character to be equally annoying.

I will give it one more episode. Too much other stuff on this summer.
post #35 of 228
It was just ok. I'll probably give it another shot. A good thing about these Alphas is that they know how to use their powers. The X-Men movies drove me nuts because all these well trained mutants from Prof. Xavier's School for Gifted Children couldn't defeat the Toad.
post #36 of 228
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

I miss The 4400...

Me too!
post #37 of 228
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post

Me too!


I miss the first two years of 'The 4400'. Miss that opening theme song/sequence, too - one of the better ones you'll hear.
post #38 of 228
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I miss the first two years of 'The 4400'. Miss that opening theme song/sequence, too - one of the better ones you'll hear.

Agree 100%. I actually bought the song on iTunes. The only thing kept the opening sequence short of being perfect was that it was way too short.
post #39 of 228
Apple will sue Syfy for patent infringement with all that multi touch zoom that radio kid is doing.
post #40 of 228
The second episode was 100% improvement over the first. Still really a second rate show and one I could easily skip and not care.
post #41 of 228
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

The second episode was 100% improvement over the first. Still really a second rate show and one I could easily skip and not care.

I'm not so sure about that. It might have been marginally better, but hardly 100% better. I did laugh when rain-man said that was just their cover story. The whole "new office" thing was unnecessary, unless the old office was just for the pilot episode.
post #42 of 228
I say 100% better mainly because it couldn't get much worse.
post #43 of 228
I think it was only 83% better than the first one.
post #44 of 228
I thought Gary was better this episode. It seemed like they toned his quirks down a bit from the pilot. I'm still amazed as to how much younger he seems than his character on Bones.
post #45 of 228
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

I think it was only 83% better than the first one.

Gary would say it's 83.263% better.

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Originally Posted by nottenst View Post

I thought Gary was better this episode. It seemed like they toned his quirks down a bit from the pilot.

Agreed, though the whole "buzz" think was a little extreme. There was too much made of it with no payoff (unless I missed it) - i.e., finding some crazy source for the buzz.

By the way, where was the bad guy being treated?

Oh yeah - Binghamton. I missed that somehow in the 40 times they said the name. I felt like I was watching "The Lost Boys":

"Michael"
"Michael"
"Michael"
"Michael"
.....

I mean, I like Binghamton and all, but it's not a very comfortable name to say. If they said "upstate" or "the facility" or "the institution", "up there" or any other thing to break up the number of times they mentioned the city name it wouldn't have felt so...odd.

At the very least, if they were going to mention the place so much, it would have at least been nice to give some screen time to the place the guy would likely be held (if it were open):

http://nysasylum.com/bia.htm
post #46 of 228
I took away two things from the 2nd episode. I had forgotten when it comes on and hadn't set up a recording, so I missed it. Upon realizing I missed it, I also realized I didn't miss it. So, I plan to continue to miss it. And I don't think I'll be missing much.
post #47 of 228
This show is starting to seem a bit like X-Men to me. I hope it doesn't move too much into that territory.
post #48 of 228
I gave it about 5 minutes and gave up. The opening "another day at the office" jive was badly done and didn't contribute to the storyline. In other series including one I watched after quitting this one have these opening but they still have something to do with the story. This just seemed corny.

Seems like the "X-Men"? Well, "Alphas" creator Zack Penn wrote the screen play for one of those movies.
post #49 of 228
And not the good xmen movie either lol.
post #50 of 228
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post
At the very least, if they were going to mention the place so much, it would have at least been nice to give some screen time to the place the guy would likely be held
I'm sure that things will build to a trip to Binghamton down the line. The "you're on the wrong side" from the pilot, plus what we learned in this episode indicate that there are many things going on that our characters don't know about.
post #51 of 228
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Originally Posted by nottenst View Post

I'm sure that things will build to a trip to Binghamton down the line. The "you're on the wrong side" from the pilot, plus what we learned in this episode indicate that there are many things going on that our characters don't know about.

Yeah, but Binghamton will likely look strangely like Southern California or British Columbia...and we won't see Olum's, a single carousel, a cast iron building or a single bus with "Thor" from BC on the side...

(Yeah, I worked there for a bit at one point...)

It will be like the X-Files stopping off at the "Globe and Mail" on a backlot version of it in Burbank.
post #52 of 228
Watched the Pilot ep and recorded one last night. I found it interesting enough to watch a few more episodes.
post #53 of 228
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Watched this last night. While not as good as Eureka and WH13, it was far superior to Being Human. I will stick with it and see where it leads.

Don't agree. Not getting this one, though I will continue watching. I actually really like Being Human, the US version is actually more watchable to me than the british version. Love Eureka, but find WH13 only mildly entertaining, though the lead actress is quite pretty. Alphas just doesn't seem to have very interesting story lines... though I did get a kick out of the professor's apparent 'personal' life references. Prof's a stud!
post #54 of 228
I read Zak Penn's listing on IMDB and there is a quote from him that sounds like he has a difficult time dealing with big studios or TV networks. I found that listening the Tim Kring on the "Heroes" commentaries that was a problem for him as he could not take the storyline where he wanted. OTOH, the Battlestar Gallactica crew got full support from the David Kissinger of NBC and the results showed.

I made a statement about "Being Human" about it's writing on it's topic here as being some of the better writing on a series. That's because I noticed they were taking chances that usually Syfy would have sat on them for but then I watched the original series and these were enhanced versions of those storylines (IOW, a second chance for improvement). I suspect those folks have an advocate at Syfy-NBC too.
post #55 of 228
I liked this episode....good action.

It will be interesting to see how the show evolves over this season.
post #56 of 228
There is something about this show that makes it feel low budget. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's either the look/camera work or production values. I don't get this vibe from WH13 or Eureka.
post #57 of 228
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

There is something about this show that makes it feel low budget. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's either the look/camera work or production values.

Think back to the failed "Painkiller Jane" series...
post #58 of 228
I've been pretty sympathetic to most of the outlaw alphas thus far however Pheromone Boy should've gotten a bullet to the brain the moment he used his powers offensively.

I realize that some folks are annoyed by the autistic kid but for me he's not that bad. He actually plays the role fairly well.
post #59 of 228
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Last night's episode really disappointed me.

The team knew from the outset that the "bad" alpha had caused multiple deaths and yet they repeatedly tried to talk with him instead of putting a bullet in his brain or at the least using a tranquilizer gun and knocking the guy out.

And Cameron used his powers to do two things - step on the guy's shoelace and throw a baseball at a cell tower!! Wow. The writers really should tone it down a bit. LOL
post #60 of 228
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

Agreed, though the whole "buzz" think was a little extreme. There was too much made of it with no payoff (unless I missed it) - i.e., finding some crazy source for the buzz.

Well, we got the payoff for the buzz in the third episode. It wasn't anything big, but I thought it built to a nice character moment.

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Originally Posted by HawaiianHDaddict View Post

The team knew from the outset that the "bad" alpha had caused multiple deaths and yet they repeatedly tried to talk with him instead of putting a bullet in his brain or at the least using a tranquilizer gun and knocking the guy out.

It would have been extremely out of character and against everything that Rosen believed in if they had put a bullet in his brain. Still, after he caused havoc in their office and escaped from there, they should have given Hicks a tranquilizer gun. He would have been able to get him in one shot before he realized what was going on and then there would have been no mess in the train station.
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