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« on: July 11, 2011, 02:34:20 PM »

anyone else planning on checking out Sci-Fi's newest series Alphas?   it starts tonight at 10pm, and it looks to be them trying to create the next Heroes.  It looks like it probably has half the budget, especially when looking at the cast list and their powers.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 03:31:39 PM »

I never got into Heroes, and this one only looks mildly interesting, so probably not.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 04:27:34 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 11, 2011, 02:34:20 PM

  It looks like it probably has half the budget, especially when looking at the cast list and their powers.

I'll say:

Bagger Vance - Ability to bag groceries at 4 times the normal speed of a human bagger.

Speed Talker - Can convey up to 3 times more info during a conversation than a human conversationalist. 

The Watcher - Can look at something for up to 12 minutes without blinking.

Seattle Slim - Can squeeze between two cars parked very close together.  Powers also work when squeezing between other things that are close together.  Does not work unless she turns sideways. 

Aquaman - the same one from DC



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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 04:36:29 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on July 11, 2011, 04:27:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 11, 2011, 02:34:20 PM

  It looks like it probably has half the budget, especially when looking at the cast list and their powers.

I'll say:

Bagger Vance - Ability to bag groceries at 4 times the normal speed of a human bagger.

Speed Talker - Can convey up to 3 times more info during a conversation than a human conversationalist. 

The Watcher - Can look at something for up to 12 minutes without blinking.

Seattle Slim - Can squeeze between two cars parked very close together.  Powers also work when squeezing between other things that are close together.  Does not work unless she turns sideways. 

Aquaman - the same one from DC





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Sounds like another under-budgedted SyFy 'original' series.. which is pretty much a skip for me. How does the channel even stay afloat now that 'BattleStar Galactica' is off the air, I'll never know.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 04:46:32 PM »

Eureka's okay (not great, but okay these days).  Folks seem to like Warehouse 13, although I've never watched it.  Sanctuary was a guilty pleasure for a while, but I stopped watching for some reason.

I think when they went down the reality show and professional wrestling path, I lost a lot of respect for them.  They're scy fy in name only most of the time.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 05:20:13 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 11, 2011, 02:34:20 PM

anyone else planning on checking out Sci-Fi's newest series Alphas?   it starts tonight at 10pm, and it looks to be them trying to create the next Heroes.  It looks like it probably has half the budget, especially when looking at the cast list and their powers.

I'm guessing more like 1/10th the budget lol.  But I'll still watch it smile
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 05:20:17 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on July 11, 2011, 04:27:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 11, 2011, 02:34:20 PM

  It looks like it probably has half the budget, especially when looking at the cast list and their powers.

I'll say:

Bagger Vance - Ability to bag groceries at 4 times the normal speed of a human bagger.

Speed Talker - Can convey up to 3 times more info during a conversation than a human conversationalist. 

The Watcher - Can look at something for up to 12 minutes without blinking.

Seattle Slim - Can squeeze between two cars parked very close together.  Powers also work when squeezing between other things that are close together.  Does not work unless she turns sideways. 

Aquaman - the same one from DC


This one is going to be 'Betas'. It's about a rag-tag group of elite government agents comprised of ordinary people possessing extraordinarily mundane powers who are completely incompetent in their prowess of those powers.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 02:54:21 PM »

Watched it today and actually it wasnt too bad.  They have a group of 5 people who have powers that are not too over powered but still strong enough.  They are fairly basic like enhanced strength guy, the jedi mind trick babe, a girl who can heighten her senses, a guy who can read electromagnetic signals and a guy who has extremely enhanced hand-eye coordination.   Theyve already established a conspiracy mythos and the characters are somewhat interesting.  I went in with very low expectations but was pleasantly surprised.   I am going to give this one a chance.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 03:22:41 PM »

I watched on monday night and was pleasantly surprised as well...went in with really low expectations, but it wasn't bad at all.  It definitely didn't grab me the same way Heroes did in its premiere, but Alphas was at least good enough that I'll be tuning in again.  As for escaping the usual pitfalls of being a low-budget SyFy series, it didn't actually seem too bad in the premiere.  The effects were nothing spectacular, but I can't say they looked bad by any means...but this was the premiere and they could get worse later...
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 04:08:58 PM »

I like the autistic kid. My son has Aspergers and they nailed a lot of the annoying mannerisms. The show was better than Falling Skies  thumbsup
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 03:46:12 PM »

really liking the show so far.  haven't seen this weeks episode but last weeks was great.  word is going around that it'll get a season 2 announcement soon too.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2011, 07:10:28 PM »

looks like Alphas, Warehouse 13 and Eureka all take place in the same universe-  last Monday's episode had Dr. Vanessa Calder from the CDC in it (played by Lindsay Wagner), who is Artie's love interest in Warehouse 13, and Warehouse 13 has Fargo from Eureka in it on the next episode.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 01:49:08 PM »

Wasn't terribly keen on it until the episode before last.  When sharpshooter guy shot out the hinges on the door for the advancing tactical swat guy, i sat up and thought "neat" for the first time.  After that, it just seemed to click for me.  It's not first season Heroes good, but it's fairly decent for the budget.
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 04:36:39 PM »

I've been enjoying this series. This and Warehouse 13 are all I watch on SciFi. I feel really bad that I've just started watching Eureka and they've cancelled it in favor of more pro wrestling.
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2011, 02:31:01 AM »

last night's had Summer Glau playing an Alpha named.... Skylar.
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 01:43:20 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on July 18, 2011, 04:08:58 PM

I like the autistic kid. My son has Aspergers and they nailed a lot of the annoying mannerisms. The show was better than Falling Skies  thumbsup

You think Alphas is better than Falling Skies?  In no way is that possible.
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011, 05:15:51 PM »

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Quote from: Crusis on July 18, 2011, 04:08:58 PM

I like the autistic kid. My son has Aspergers and they nailed a lot of the annoying mannerisms. The show was better than Falling Skies  thumbsup

You think Alphas is better than Falling Skies?  In no way is that possible.

Falling Skies was okay....but certainly not good enough to be that emphatic about crusis' statement, imho.
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2011, 04:25:21 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 24, 2011, 05:15:51 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on August 24, 2011, 01:43:20 PM

Quote from: Crusis on July 18, 2011, 04:08:58 PM

I like the autistic kid. My son has Aspergers and they nailed a lot of the annoying mannerisms. The show was better than Falling Skies  thumbsup

You think Alphas is better than Falling Skies?  In no way is that possible.

Falling Skies was okay....but certainly not good enough to be that emphatic about crusis' statement, imho.

It's a good thing my opinion isn't yours, then! 
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 02:10:49 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on August 25, 2011, 04:25:21 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 24, 2011, 05:15:51 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on August 24, 2011, 01:43:20 PM

Quote from: Crusis on July 18, 2011, 04:08:58 PM

I like the autistic kid. My son has Aspergers and they nailed a lot of the annoying mannerisms. The show was better than Falling Skies  thumbsup

You think Alphas is better than Falling Skies?  In no way is that possible.

Falling Skies was okay....but certainly not good enough to be that emphatic about crusis' statement, imho.

It's a good thing my opinion isn't yours, then! 

you stated it as fact originally.   I was just correcting you.  slywink
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2011, 12:00:55 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 25, 2011, 02:10:49 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on August 25, 2011, 04:25:21 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 24, 2011, 05:15:51 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on August 24, 2011, 01:43:20 PM

Quote from: Crusis on July 18, 2011, 04:08:58 PM

I like the autistic kid. My son has Aspergers and they nailed a lot of the annoying mannerisms. The show was better than Falling Skies  thumbsup

You think Alphas is better than Falling Skies?  In no way is that possible.

Falling Skies was okay....but certainly not good enough to be that emphatic about crusis' statement, imho.

It's a good thing my opinion isn't yours, then! 

you stated it as fact originally.   I was just correcting you.  slywink

I can state this as a fact - the production values need work.  In the episode I'm currently watching, they aren't even attempting to hide the fact that they're shooting in Canada.
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2011, 07:11:55 PM »

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I can state this as a fact - the production values need work.  In the episode I'm currently watching, they aren't even attempting to hide the fact that they're shooting in Canada.

Having them ride a moose to every crime scene was taking it a bit too far, I thought.
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2011, 07:28:04 PM »

well it is the 52nd state.
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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2011, 02:15:25 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 29, 2011, 07:11:55 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on August 29, 2011, 12:00:55 AM


I can state this as a fact - the production values need work.  In the episode I'm currently watching, they aren't even attempting to hide the fact that they're shooting in Canada.

Having them ride a moose to every crime scene was taking it a bit too far, I thought.

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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2011, 03:55:42 AM »

Quote from: pr0ner on August 30, 2011, 02:15:25 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 29, 2011, 07:11:55 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on August 29, 2011, 12:00:55 AM


I can state this as a fact - the production values need work.  In the episode I'm currently watching, they aren't even attempting to hide the fact that they're shooting in Canada.

Having them ride a moose to every crime scene was taking it a bit too far, I thought.

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Your shtick can be super, super lame.

What adult actually uses the phrase "super, super lame"?   icon_lol

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Were you making an L sign with your fingers and holding it up to your forehead when you wrote that just to give it that extra "oomph"?

Listen, obviously you're in a bitchy mood.   I'll stop making fun of moose until you've got it out of your system.
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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2011, 04:53:50 AM »

And now you're just trolling.  Super.
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2011, 04:57:31 AM »

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And now you're just trolling.  Super.

I'm not the one who launched an unprovoked attack out of the blue.  Don't be a whiny little girl when someone smacks you back, nancy. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2011, 05:00:04 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 30, 2011, 04:57:31 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on August 30, 2011, 04:53:50 AM

And now you're just trolling.  Super.

I'm not the one who launched an unprovoked attack out of the blue.  Don't be a whiny little girl when someone smacks you back, nancy.  

Do you even watch Alphas?  Do you even know why I made the comment I did?  Or are you just trolling and launching personal attacks because that's all you know how to do when someone makes a point you disagree with?
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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2011, 05:04:28 AM »

I made a casual joke that was basically backing you up about the Canadian backdrop and you suddenly attacked me. You're the one who started with the personal attacks.  Get your facts straight before you start trying to pass yourself off as a victim.  I'm just not in the mood to put up with your hissy fits tonight.
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2011, 05:13:24 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 30, 2011, 05:04:28 AM

I made a casual joke that was basically backing you up about the Canadian backdrop and you suddenly attacked me. You're the one who started with the personal attacks.  Get your facts straight before you start trying to pass yourself off as a victim.  I'm just not in the mood to put up with your hissy fits tonight.

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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2011, 05:17:46 AM »

Well, at least you stopped whining.

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« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2011, 12:23:44 AM »

anyways.... they've officially got season 2.  season finale was last night,

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