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Helix premieres on SyFy tomorrow ...

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

  1. Jan 13, 2014 #41 of 188
    robojerk

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    Hated it. Dialogue was horrible. Special Effects unbelievable. Interesting premise, but I'm not sticking around.

    Why did they not disable the RFID in the brother immediately, why wait till after he escapes? When he ripped the guys hand off why did they not disable or even think of the RFID? The question and answer to if they had a T1 was retarded. T1 lines are provided by the telephone company. there is no Antarctic Bell to provide such a service. the 10GB fiber optic is for internal connection. do how fast was the satellite connection they only get 1 hour a day. Why were they not confronted about the moneys? Why was no one securing the quarantine?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2014 #42 of 188
    laria

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    If there was a deranged zombie guy wandering around the facility, I would NOT be autopsying some dead monkey in a secret lab all by myself WITH MY IPOD HEADPHONES ON!

    Also, I would not stick my face in the deranged monkey's cage... wtf lady? I said as soon as they started going towards the cage, "STOP STOP THAT MONKEY IS GOING TO JUMP OUT AND EAT YOUR FACE OFF!"
     
  3. Jan 13, 2014 #43 of 188
    BlueMerle

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    Sadly, this. Especially the T1/Satellite bit. Oh, and quarantine bit and the RFID bit......

    Meh.... I hate it when a show with a compelling premise completely destroys my ability to suspend disbelief so quickly.

    The only thing this show was missing was some Tech Sgt. questioning the orders of a 4 star general.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2014 #44 of 188
    Bierboy

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    At least on Lost they had an excuse -- no access to modern telecommunication devices like cell phones.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2014 #45 of 188
    whitson77

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    This was exactly my take.

    I hope he has a plan this time around and I hope that every couple of weeks there isn't this character that we thought was the way they seemed, but lo and behold they were working for this sinister purpose. We already got that with the soldier, but I really hope there is no more of that on Campbell's team...
     
  6. Jan 13, 2014 #46 of 188
    eddyj

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    But that only works until the next time you see someone. So they failed miserably there too.

    And as laria demonstrates, supposedly smart people acting like total morons is also off-putting.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2014 #47 of 188
    TAsunder

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    Looking at this more/moore closely, I don't see why we are placing so much emphasis on Moore. It seems like he's just an exec producer and not necessarily the creative lead. Am I misinterpreting?
     
  8. Jan 13, 2014 #48 of 188
    mr.unnatural

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    Come on, guys, this is TV, not reality. Stop analyzing it so much. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. If I had to dissect every show I watch to decide if I thought it was realistic enough to enjoy I'd probably be reading a book instead.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 #49 of 188
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I thought he was the showrunner, but it looks like he was brought in to help revamp it during development and then sell it to Syfy.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2014 #50 of 188
    robojerk

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    I don't think I dissected the show, I just found it stupid as I watched. It was instantly obvious why the infected guy took the hand, yet the characters on the show were oblivious to it.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2014 #51 of 188
    Jeeters

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    The main show runner is Steve Maeda. He was a writer on Lost for a couple seasons and also wrote a few x-file episodes and a bunch of CSI episodes. Moore is just one of the executive producers and they're also using him as a marketing tool.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2014 #52 of 188
    BlueMerle

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    If they're going to give us a show about Top. Men. from the CDC and USAMRID they can't send in Bill & Ted.... even if they've read 'Infectious Diseases for Dummies'.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2014 #53 of 188
    CraigK

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    I'm sticking with it so far, but could do without the soap opera aspect.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2014 #54 of 188
    Beryl

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    This. When I see the lead dealing with ex-wife/girlfriend issues, I can't help but to want J-Lo to emerge and kick his azz -- again.
     
  15. Jan 13, 2014 #55 of 188
    Jeeters

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    I didn't think the GF / Ex stuff was all that bad. I feared the worst when the GF was being told that the women was the ex wife. But they seem to be keeping it to such a minimum, that I'm not understanding why it was even made a plot point.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2014 #56 of 188
    DouglasPHill

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    Watched the first two eps last night. Outside of a lot of commercial breaks, I did stay interested and was disappointed when the 2nd ep ended. Now if the writing can be consistent from week to week, good to go.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2014 #57 of 188
    lpwcomp

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    It's a sign of bad/lazy writing when, in order to advance the plot, you have to make all of these supposedly super intelligent characters galactically stupid!

    In addition to the other things already mentioned, there were a couple of other things that irked me.

    I was in the Air Force and the closest I got to a combat zone was Thailand in '72 and I had to re-qualify on the M-16 every year. This guy was in the Army and stationed in Afghanistan and supposedly hadn't fired a weapon since basic? Yeah, I know he was lying to maintain his cover but geez-louise. Make the lie at least plausible.

    Also, how they heck do they have a permanent facility that extensive that far north? There's no land and even if the icecap isn't melting, the ice moves a lot.

    To answer Mr. Unnatural, in order for me to truly enjoy something like this, I have to immerse myself in the story. Glaring, unnecessary errors act like the penny in "Somewhere in Time". Willing suspension of disbelief is one thing. Having to totally turn your brain off is quite another.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2014 #58 of 188
    Jeeters

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    The map they showed in the first episode made it look like it was in Greenland.
     
  19. Jan 19, 2014 #59 of 188
    cheesesteak

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    That's my big problem with this show but I see this on a lot of shows. It's the old "I just discovered something really important but I won't tell anybody" syndrome.

    Spoiler involving episode 3:
    Dr. Ex-Wife was exposed to the pathogen and, of course, doesn't tell anybody.

    There appears to be something wrong with Dr. Foxy Lady but, of course, she won't tell anyone.

    At least Dr. Perfect killed the homicidal, infected woman. He should be off his high horse now. Lethal response is sometimes necessary in situations like that.
     
  20. Jan 19, 2014 #60 of 188
    lpwcomp

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    They said it was north of 83°. There is no land north of 83°. The northern most point of land in the world is Kaffeklubben Island at 83°40'N.
     

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