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post #1021 of 1237
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

ABC Planning 'Once Upon a Time' Spin-Off Featuring Mad Hatter
By Tim Kenneally, TheWrap.com - Feb. 22, 2013

ABC is doubling down on its fairytale-themed "Once Upon a Time," planning a spinoff of the Mad Hatter character, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap on Friday,

The network is looking to recast the character, which was played by "Gossip Girl" alum Sebastian Stan for half a dozen episodes last year. (Stan is currently preparing to star in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" for a 2014 release.)

The spinoff is currently in the very early planning stages, the individual told TheWrap.

Interestingly, the spinoff could end up competing with NBC's "Wonderland," That project, which is being executive produced by "CSI" creator Anthony Zuiker, reimagines Alice as a woman who develops into the malevolent Queen.

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/abc-plans-suburgatory-spin-featuring-mad-hatter-78916

Well now I know of a few women at work who will be pleased with this!
post #1022 of 1237
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

Yes he did, after he let go of her hand he said, it is to much, it is to confusing, to many images. She then said, after he let go, that he will learn to sort through it like she did.

He didn't finish taking her power though. IF he had, then she wouldn't have needed to tell him that one last bit about his future. I thought it was pretty clear he rejected her gift.

Also... in the present he clearly said he "used to" have the power... which I thought solidified that he only temporarily had the power before rejecting it.
post #1023 of 1237
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

He didn't finish taking her power though. IF he had, then she wouldn't have needed to tell him that one last bit about his future. I thought it was pretty clear he rejected her gift.

Also... in the present he clearly said he "used to" have the power... which I thought solidified that he only temporarily had the power before rejecting it.

She had to tell him because he said everything was a jumble, it was to much info, he hadn't mastered it yet. Not sure he can just cast it off, he obviously took it because he releases her hands and says it is to much info, and then she says in time you will learn. Is it possible to just suddenly decide you don't want it anymore? The seer couldn't and was burdened with it.
post #1024 of 1237
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She had to tell him because he said everything was a jumble, it was to much info, he hadn't mastered it yet. Not sure he can just cast it off, he obviously took it because he releases her hands and says it is to much info, and then she says in time you will learn. Is it possible to just suddenly decide you don't want it anymore? The seer couldn't and was burdened with it.

I know it's just interpretation, BUT, I took that exchange to mean, he was in the process of taking her power, but was "warned" off by the chaotic nature of prophecy. He was getting the first images, and it scared him, so he stopped before the power had actually transferred. She told him, in essence, that if he would take it, he would learn to sort the "probabilities" out. He elected to not take continue. She WANTED him to take it, which should not have been an issue for him since the Dark One also wanted to give him the daggar power,and we see how that worked out for him. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

No, I was referring to the portion when Rumble's son was reviled.

I didn't know that Rumple's son was hated that much. biggrin.gif
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Rumble?
post #1027 of 1237
Snow and Charming are a couple of idiots. And Rumple too, for that matter, giving up the location of the dagger.

Also, Hook has got to be the most incompetent villain of all time.
post #1028 of 1237
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

Snow and Charming are a couple of idiots. And Rumple too, for that matter, giving up the location of the dagger.

AIUI, it plays into next week, which is a game changer.
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Originally Posted by cuzzin View Post

Snow and Charming are a couple of idiots. And Rumple too, for that matter, giving up the location of the dagger.

Also, Hook has got to be the most incompetent villain of all time.

Got to agree about Snow, Charming & Hook. This show has shown them to be nothing else then idiots.

Have to give the benefit of doubt to Rumple...since he is poisoned...& is among his son, grandson & "daughter in law" wink.gif
post #1030 of 1237
This show has become a little nauseating with Snow's mother all preachy and the young actress playing young Snow was really overacting.

I love Cora though and hoping there will be more of a balance. So far I enjoyed Season 1 more.
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Originally Posted by xcrunner529 View Post

This show has become a little nauseating with Snow's mother all preachy and the young actress playing young Snow was really overacting.

I thought she looked so much like Ginnifer Goodwin she could have been her daughter. And the overacting was also a chip off the ol' character's block. It's almost like they had Ginnifer play the scene and then had the young girl copy it.
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Originally Posted by xcrunner529 
So far I enjoyed Season 1 more.

Alas, us too. We Netflixed the whole first season due to family's recommendations and watched it over the span of a month this past fall. This season really hasn't been nearly as inventive, or fun. frown.gif
post #1032 of 1237
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Originally Posted by xcrunner529 View Post

... So far I enjoyed Season 1 more.

OUaT is definitely suffering from a sophomore writing slump, imo. I hope it doesn't get as bad as some other series my wife and I loved in the first season and quickly grew to hate in subsequent seasons (Heroes comes to mind).

The season 1 overall story arc was tight, focused, and built to a nice climax at the season finale. When something sagged a bit (whether a particular episode or situation or acting performance), something else propped it up (we loved just about every scene with Mr. Gold in it, e.g.). This season the focus and story arc has meandered.

We're still enjoying the characters and performances and the general concept, but I'm hoping the "juice" glass gets refilled.

(It's almost like a group of writers get together on a new show, map out a really good story arc for a season, execute it well, then become completely surprised and lost for ideas when it's successful and gets renewed. Or maybe all of the good writers get better jobs on a different series. smile.gif )

Cliff
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I thought she looked so much like Ginnifer Goodwin she could have been her daughter. And the overacting was also a chip off the ol' character's block. It's almost like they had Ginnifer play the scene and then had the young girl copy it.[\quote]

Now that's funny.
post #1034 of 1237
Since I'm a relative newcomer to this show and this thread I've definitely noticed a difference. You can kind of look at the show's creativity and interest microcosm'd by the AVS thread. The first season it moved fast. Took almost as long to read through the thread as it did to watch the first season! Since then, things have slowed down dramatically. Some of the heavy posters in the first season are barely heard from now. I think that says a lot.
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Ratings are down. It was beaten by The Amazing Race and The Simpsons this week.
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Since I'm a relative newcomer to this show and this thread I've definitely noticed a difference. You can kind of look at the show's creativity and interest microcosm'd by the AVS thread. The first season it moved fast. Took almost as long to read through the thread as it did to watch the first season! Since then, things have slowed down dramatically. Some of the heavy posters in the first season are barely heard from now. I think that says a lot.

Kinda reminds me of Heros. Good first year and then flopped around for a while until it died. I quit OUAT after about 4 shows this season. Watched and enjoyed the first season. Seems to be a problem with the big concept shows that unfold in one season. I'm having similar problems with Revenge except the characters are better in that show. But I'm still wondering why the heck doesn't she turn over all the tapes on the bad guys admitting their guilt? I guess because it would just end the show.
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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

Ratings are down. It was beaten by The Amazing Race and The Simpsons this week.

the word that keeps coming up in my mind on OUAT these days is "disjointed" ..

I'm losing interest fast ..
post #1038 of 1237
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Since I'm a relative newcomer to this show and this thread I've definitely noticed a difference. You can kind of look at the show's creativity and interest microcosm'd by the AVS thread. The first season it moved fast. Took almost as long to read through the thread as it did to watch the first season! Since then, things have slowed down dramatically. Some of the heavy posters in the first season are barely heard from now. I think that says a lot.
Count me among those who found the first season interesting, but who have lost interest since then. Once the curse was broken, the show lost its focus.
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I'm waiting to see how they find Hook's ship.....it's cloaked - NYC has a lot of harbor space - and they left the one guy who knows where the ship is locked in a storage closet back in the apartment building.
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Originally Posted by fhall1 View Post

I'm waiting to see how they find Hook's ship.....it's cloaked - NYC has a lot of harbor space - and they left the one guy who knows where the ship is locked in a storage closet back in the apartment building.

I thought it was interesting they used a Trek term for the "cloaked" ship ..
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Did Trek coin "cloaked." I somehow doubt it.
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

Did Trek coin "cloaked." I somehow doubt it.
It goes back way further than Star Trek....to when people found cloaks fashionable.


...which, to clarify, was well before Mr. Roddenberry's family line made its way this side of the pond....or anyone else's, for that matter.

Back then, cloaking yourself meant using an actual cloak. It was used to make yourself less easy to see when sneaking about and to hide your identity.

Hence terms like "cloaked in secrecy" or "cloak and dagger" - which relates to usurpers to the throne who would throw on their best murdering cloak and royally stab someone.

Of course, where Star Trek uses the term relates to back when people believe magicians had cloaks that could render them invisible.
Edited by NetworkTV - 3/5/13 at 9:46pm
post #1043 of 1237
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

Did Trek coin "cloaked." I somehow doubt it.

I'd agree , of course, and I do have enough brain power left to know the use of the term goes back some time wink.gif .. .. however, used as a term to describe the ability to render a "ship" invisible may be a first on Trek ..
post #1044 of 1237
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Originally Posted by fhall1 View Post

I'm waiting to see how they find Hook's ship.....it's cloaked

Well, the thing's got to have a tailpipe.
post #1045 of 1237
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I'd agree , of course, and I do have enough brain power left to know the use of the term goes back some time wink.gif .. .. however, used as a term to describe the ability to render a "ship" invisible may be a first on Trek ..

Especially when referring to hiding a starship.
post #1046 of 1237
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Originally Posted by 73shark View Post

Especially when referring to hiding a starship.

Everybody remember where we parked.

Do you think Hook's ship can fire while cloaked?

Okay, I'm done. Seriously, get rid of some of these plotlines already.
post #1047 of 1237
Season 1 had a story. There has a beginning, a middle and an end.

Now it's just meandering around, introducing new subplots and new characters with little purpose or direction. I agree that they are going the way of Heroes. If they don't go back to real storytelling, the series is doomed (and no one will care anymore).
post #1048 of 1237
This should be renamed "Lost Upon a Time", rolleyes.gif
post #1049 of 1237
We had "Hurley" and of course "Claire" from Lost.

Refres my memory but what happened with Sidney Glass?
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

Refres my memory but what happened with Sidney Glass?

He went on to become a crystal meth kingpin.
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