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post #61 of 23096
If you could have a "show about nothing" last as long as Seinfeld did, there's certainly enough elements available here to keep this going a long time. It's all about the writing. They're off to a good start, and if they can maintain this level of intensity and production values - I'm extremely optimistic.
post #62 of 23096
I hope they keep the "creature(s)" a mystery for as long as possible. That was the strength of the original "Alien".

And what about the dog ... from the plane or is someone living out in the jungle that has a dog?

The writers have a good thing going here ...
post #63 of 23096
"Lost" on WMAR-DT (Baltimore), BLEW US AWAY! Amazing pic, amazing 5.1. This is what quality OTA HD is all about! I will be recording and probably archiving the entire series. Very impressive, 720P rocks. Thanks ABC! Thanks WMAR-DT!
post #64 of 23096
Great show last night, although I had to watch in SD, i still enjoyed it. Can the Magic 8 Ball give us a prediction on how many episodes us D* subs have to watch in SD until ABC-HD is added?
post #65 of 23096
So... what COULD that creature be? I mean, unless they just go off the wall it could be anything... but realistically, what could it be? I could only think an elephant of some kind, but then an elephant wouldn't grab the pilot out of the cockpit like that and leave him on top of a tree. So, what other possibilities are there?

I assumed it was gonna be they landed on the Jurassic Park island, but then I never saw a goat chained up somewhere, so I figured that couldn't be it. That doesn't leave many other large creatures that live on an island semi-near Fiji.
post #66 of 23096
Very interesting first episode.....didn't watch it in HD though was upstairs. Will have to next week.
Creature could be anything like many people mentioned- Too many possiblities to list.
I don't recall but did they have a preview for next weeks episode?
post #67 of 23096
Great sound and stunning picture here in Northern Cali. Only a first impression but so far it looks like it might be a winner along as ABC doesn't mess with it and keep it coming week after week, unlike what they have done to Alias in the past season. Hard to stay interested in a show when you never know if it is going to be on or not.

Jim
post #68 of 23096
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Originally posted by golem
argh i didnt interrupt my starwars dvd viewing to see this in SD... flip the switch KABC!

I like HD as much as the next guy, but not watching a good show because it's NOT HD or in DD5.1 is moronic! What have you done for the past 50+ years? Watch nothing until they came out with HD?

I've been watching tennis lately because it's in HD and the picture is amazing...but a good show in black and white is better than tennis in HD!
post #69 of 23096
This show just didn't amaze me as much as most here. Looked like I was watching another sequel to JP. I'll probably give it another episode, but that's about it.
post #70 of 23096
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Originally posted by Oliwa
I like HD as much as the next guy, but not watching a good show because it's NOT HD or in DD5.1 is moronic!

I'll skip a good show in SD if I think I can catch a repeat in HD - in the case of LOST, we know they are replaying the first 2 episodes. After seeing the show, I'd definitely wait for the HD if possible.
post #71 of 23096
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Originally posted by dg28
Wow... a great show. The sound was DEFINITELY movie-like. Certainly if your ABC affiliate is not passing DD5.1 you are missing quite a bit. This show was made for high definition.

And it looks like it was even framed for 16x9 too. This show would just not be the same in SD. I thought it was awesome.

I can't believe the "this show can't maintain for long" comments. Come on people! How many cop/medical/forensic dramas can you take? At least this is a bit off the far too well worn path. The production values were great. The look and sound were simply sweet. The writing was not terrible. It will most likely require a bit of latitude in the "willing suspension of disbelief" dept, but geez, it's escapist fantasy/adventure. Who cares how long it lasts? Sit back and enjoy it while it does. It was about the most feature film-like thing I've seen on TV yet so lets just hope that they didn't blow the wad on the opening two part pilot and it stays looking/sounding/feeling the same as it goes forward.

I think the bass player (Merry not Pippen unless my eye deceived me) is simply getting stoned and they are using that as a red herring. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Notice the handcuffs they find in the next installment? Supposedly there was a prisoner on board the plane (I'm thinking maybe the crazy looking old guy, he looked happy to be outside in the rain, reaching to the sky). Perhaps he had something to do with the crash, or not... I do know one thing for sure, I'll definitely be tuning in next week!

ron
post #72 of 23096
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Originally posted by Rbyers
I'm not going to go over the top on this. EVERY ABC show that I've liked, Threat Matrix, Karen Cisco, and on and on, has been dropped after about 6-9 weeks. If ABC has a show that isn't instantly #1 in its time slot, it gets replaced with yet another version of Extreme Makeover. This network is so screwed up they're even talking about dumping MNF. When that happens, I can just remove ABC from my tuner.

I hate it when networks drop a really good show. NBC has Mister Sterling 2 years ago and I thought that show was fantastic. It wasn't renewed.
post #73 of 23096
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[i]I assumed it was gonna be they landed on the Jurassic Park island, but then I never saw a goat chained up somewhere, so I figured that couldn't be it. That doesn't leave many other large creatures that live on an island semi-near Fiji. [/b]

The first thing that came to my mind was the Jurassic Park island or Stephen King's Langoliers.
post #74 of 23096
Wow... I didn't get a chance to watch it last night, but I did record it on my HD-TiVo! I'm looking forward to watching it tonight now with all of the good reviews here!
post #75 of 23096
I have to agree here, this show was outstanding, from the first moment it was incredible. My wife loved it also, I really like the drama of the creature, and like others hope they never actually show it. The picture and sound were about the best, it was like watching a movie.
post #76 of 23096
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Originally posted by Oliwa
I like HD as much as the next guy, but not watching a good show because it's NOT HD or in DD5.1 is moronic! What have you done for the past 50+ years? Watch nothing until they came out with HD?


You're failing to take into account that other people have other points of view. If there other choices of good shows at the same time, I'll certainly chose an HD show over a non HD show. And prior to HD on the networks, for a good 5 or more years, I'd given up on the network shows and rarely watched the networks, other than football.

And this was the show's premiere. How could anyone know if it was going to be good. I missed the first 20 minutes while on the phone to KABC in Los Angeles, trying to get them to flip the switch. By then I'd lost interest in the show. If ABC wants to recapture me as a viewer, then they need to act competently and show HD as HD. But KABC has a long history of being incompetent with their HD broadcasts. Sound sync issues, corrupted sound streams, etc. You lose confidence in this broadcaster's ability to deliver HD when expected. Rather than be disappointed by them week after week, I have plenty of other good options for viewing and I'd rather chose another option.

Edit: One other thing. KABC takes a 4:3 SD image and zooms it to 14:9 for it's DTV channel. It looks terrible and I refuse to watch shows that are distorted in this manner. So, no I won't watch a good show in SD from KABC.
post #77 of 23096
Well, the thing with the tail of the plane just simply breaking off due to turbulence is RIDICULOUS. Then the front of the plane snapped off too. What kind of freakin' plane WAS this? Ah, unless it wasn't the turbulence that caused the crash after all, but some sort of sabotage. Nobody's mentioned that there's an Arabic fellow here. What if he's a terrorist? And of course the rock guy's up to something, and the orange mouth guy. The Asians who don't speak English are acting strange. Lots of possibilities.

It seems like they're trying to suggest that finding the dog and the handcuffs is really weird, but you did see the shoe in the tree at the beginning when Jack first woke up, right? It fell from the plane. There's nothing unusual about a dog being shipped on a plane, he may have just gotten out. The handcuffs may have fell from the plane too, could be a law enforcement officer's, could just be some horny luggage. Or an international spy who didn't want to lose his briefcase. Doesn't seem so weird to me.

I don't understand the monster seeming to step on trees and crush them as he walks, yet they can't see him. What the heck, they already did that in that sorry remake of Godzilla.

But they've got so many questions popping up, all with a "mystery on our hands" sort of bent, this story could go ANYWHERE, and that makes it the best new show so far this season.

I thought of the Langoliers also. The monster may be a new species of dinosaur. Maybe they're in a time warp and are in the past. Maybe a different dimension, or a parallel universe. Oops, I was thinking Star Trek. This really does feel a bit like Planet of the Apes too.

Maybe they wandered way way off course and were shot down by the Chinese, and the monster is a new bioweapon they've been breeding.

I like this show.
post #78 of 23096
Yea, I know what you mean, Jerry. Here in Knoxville, TN it has been the CBS affiliate that has screwed up a bunch and not passed the HD programs until someone calls them. They claim they are working on that problem, and lately they seem to be doing better, although they are still messing up some.
post #79 of 23096
I gave it a chance, can't say I'll be tuning in next week.

"Hey, let's make a show about people that survive a plane crash and are stranded on an island."

"Nah, that's been done."

"OK, but what if we throw in some kind of mystery monster-thing?"

"Brilliant!"
post #80 of 23096
j.j. abrams is the next david e. kelley. abrams is a genius, & he's the main reason i wanted to watch this show after seeing all 3 seasons of "alias." i'm sure "lost" will be full of plot twists & turns, & i bet abrams already has the first few seasons planned in his head just like he did w/ "alias."
post #81 of 23096
Let's see...we have an ex-hobbit on the island. He was directed by Peter Jackson, who is now working on King Kong.............who is the creature on the island!!! The season finale will be: to be continued at a cineplex near you! lol (avoided Kevin Bacon references )

Seriously, I think I have to go buy an HD DVR as I have a conflict on Wed. nights with the next 8 weeks. The original pilot was 2 hours, but ABC split it up. However, it's supposed to be rebroadcast on Oct 2.
post #82 of 23096
I think I figured it out. "Hey Guys, we crash landed on "Forbidden Island." (aka "Forbidden Planet") Think about it.....anyway, finally, the network has something to throw up against Carnivale. I mean, how many CSI's can we take?
post #83 of 23096
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Originally posted by njfoses
Definately a good start!! At times with the 5.1 mix i thought i was watching a dvd (obviously with better pq though). The main character Jack was on Kimmel last night and said the show will go into the background of about 12 people and how the island changes them. I'll definately be tuning in again next week.

Mike

I saw Matthew Fox on Kimmel and I thought I heard him say at the end of his interview that the "creature" was not a monster.

They also talked about that if the show stayed on for several years that Hurley (the big guy) would need to loose weight.
post #84 of 23096
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Originally posted by rcwalters
I don't understand the monster seeming to step on trees and crush them as he walks, yet they can't see him. What the heck, they already did that in that sorry remake of Godzilla.

Whatever it was, it wasn't stepping on the trees. It was knocking them over.
post #85 of 23096
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Originally posted by Josh Z
Whatever it was, it wasn't stepping on the trees. It was knocking them over.

Maybe a giant Kimodo Dragon?
King Kong's son?
The dog morphs into a giant dog?
The heavy set guy with the curly hair looking for food?
John Kerry and George Bush going at it?

Jim
post #86 of 23096
I've seen a lot worse shows on TV, and LOST kept my interest for another week. What more can you ask?
post #87 of 23096
I like it so I'm sorry to say it has no chance. I'm with the preivious posters that are concerned that something creative and interesting has no change on tv these days. Now if they could add a reality twist like they vote who to feed the scary monster each week in a castaway tribal council then it would have future!!

-Greg
post #88 of 23096
having already seen the first 3 episodes (thank you suprnova) I can safely tell you that this series isn't what most of you are guessing it to be.. it really will end up catching most of you off guard just from your guesses about the direction...

anyway, I watched it again last night for whatever reason.. I liked it, but what blew me away was the sound mix. wow... I was obviously expecting it to be better than my computer speakers, but talk about an agressive surround mix and LFE effects.. wow....

anyway, keep watching.. most of you seem to have no idea what you are in for.
post #89 of 23096
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Originally posted by borghe
having already seen the first 3 episodes (thank you suprnova) I can safely tell you that this series isn't what most of you are guessing it to be.. it really will end up catching most of you off guard just from your guesses about the direction...

Thanks for not posting details.

To anyone else who has seen advanced episodes - don't forget to use the spoiler code:

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The creature is actually Starr Jones
post #90 of 23096
It's a dream sequence of someone in a coma, it all takes place in their head?

Jim
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