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Helix premieres on SyFy tomorrow ...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Jan 9, 2014 #1 of 188
    gweempose

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    I don't know anything about this show, but it's got Ronald D. Moore attached, so that's enough to make me want to watch it. :)
     
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    Fahtrim

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    is that the guy who did the battlestar galactica crapfest?
     
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    Bierboy

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    Seriously? You're gonna do this? Geez...
     
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    gchance

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    I'm RELUCTANTLY watching, hoping the Cylons aren't angels or somesuch when it's over.

    Greg
     
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    zordude

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    Yeah, that makes me nervous as well.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2014 #6 of 188
    BrettStah

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    I'll give it a shot... thanks for the heads-up!
     
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    danterner

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    I'm looking forward to it, as well.
     
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    TAsunder

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    I'm the opposite of most people in this thread I guess. The plot and premise sound boring to me, but I'm recording it BECAUSE of Ronald Moore. Although I think BSG declined in quality over time, I still believe it to be one of the best science fiction shows I've seen, despite having no relationship to science and being a bit random/retconny. I liked the latter seasons a lot more on a second viewing/binging.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2014 #9 of 188
    Beryl

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    I'm in. Glad the first 2 episodes will have limited commercials for me to skip. :p
     
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    IDSmoker

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    I'm another one who'll be watching the first couple of episodes (at least) in spite of Moore's name being attached to it.
     
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    Gunnyman

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    33 is one of the best 44 minutes of TV ever. I'm in besides I dig contagion type stories
     
  12. Jan 9, 2014 #12 of 188
    gweempose

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    I would agree with this. When Moore is on his game, he's capable of churning out some amazing stuff.
     
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    philw1776

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    Yes that self enamored slacker who couldn't be bothered plotting a story line so he just made stuff up week to week
    Maybe he's learned
    I doubt it
     
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    TAsunder

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    I guess 99% of TV showrunners/writers are slackers by this measure.
     
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    eddyj

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    BSG could have been even more awesome...if they only had had a plan.
     
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    philw1776

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    Good one.
    Worst offense was not having any thoughts or precursors on who the oft mentioned Final Five were to be and just pulling it out of his ass at the last minute. Viewers who foolishly assumed the creator knew what he was doing and were looking for hints or indications in episodes were frustrated.

    Back to Helix. It's an interesting premise. Have to wait and see what develops.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2014 #17 of 188
    MHunter1

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    Thanks, I was wondering why the 2-episode premiere is 1h 30m and the two repeats are each 1 hour.
     
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    pkscout

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    I had planned to skip it because I didn't want to invest in another Moore show, but when they added Jeri Ryan to the cast I decided to give it a shot.
     
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    Hoffer

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    I just saw a review for the show. Is it a horror show? Sounds like the movie The Thing to me? I'm a big baby and don't like watching scary shows.
     
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    NorthAlabama

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    enjoyed the first 2 eps last night, but can see how it might quickly go down the "revolution" path to boredom if they haven't planned it well. i'll give it a chance, but on a short leash.
     

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