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Vegas - Pilot - 09/25/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by speedcouch, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    I'm sure he knows that. He was asking, in the TV show, were they shown on the same street. I didn't notice.
     
  2. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Right. And the Stardust was on the Strip. But NOT on the same side as Sahara.

    In the shot I saw, it SEEMED both Sahara and Stardust were on the same side of some road. And it appeared that they showed the Golden Nugget on the same side of the same road too.


    was I seeing things? That' what I am asking.
     
  3. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    I skipped around the episode and I could only find a couple seconds around the 4:30 mark where I saw the Sahara and what looks like the Stardust (it is barely legible, but I remember the colors and shape of the sign of the Stardust on the strip). You can only see Sahara and Stardust in the screenshot below, but the car is right next to The Golden Nugget, so it does appear they were all on the same street in this scene.

    There may have been an angle on the strip where you could really photograph the Sahara and Stardust signs to look like they do here (although I think they were on opposite sides of the street). But certainly that angle, if it exists, would not be on Fremont St. next to the Golden Nugget. I guess the special effects people just cobbled the background together as a composite.

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  4. newsposter

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    where's mary and...i rather have that version back. but it's one where i will watch because of vic mackey and the bit of casino action. plus i like the secret service guy from 24

    while genuine talk ' of the period' does annoy me sometime (deadwood), i also dont like todays mannerisms interjected into shows like this
     
  5. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    that's the shot!

    thanks.
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    This, and that's what disappointed me. I was hoping for more of a 60s mob drama. If it's this ever week, I'm gone.
     
  7. MikeAndrews

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    Are you kidding? When Dennis Quad smiles with his wide grin he looks like a real life Joker. You can see it in some scenes.

    Yeah, they used the usual crime drama script outline which will wear on me. Like: His assistants just happen to show up as he's investigating the crime scene to tell him the next 2 or 3 plot points, "Hey boss, mumble mumbly was just found at mumble," even though there are no mobile phones they could have just gotten the scoop on. And they stole the pre-made hole with a plywood cover from Goodfellas, although it's very likely true life. You'd think they'd make the holes further from any road.

    I'll stuck with it for a while because the characters could be fleshed out in interesting ways. Then again they could just keep up the cliche's. We'll see.

    BTW, "Crime Story" was pretty much the same premise once they got to Vegas, with a much better cop.
     
  8. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    BTW, who said that Jason O'Mara wouldn't be typecast as a cop in the past?
     
  9. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    I watched the first episode and immediately decided that it would not be watched again, which is a shame considering I like most of the actors in it.
     
  10. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    and i'm the opposite sometimes..will watch capt kirks thing on BIO even though it's pretty lame just to see him in action
     
  11. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    I like it enough to watch it in real time.
     
  12. MikeAndrews

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    I wonder if Dennis Quaid had some words for them on the "planes landing over my ranch" thing. He's an actual pilot who flies bizjets. Not only, as the airport guy explained, do planes land into the wind, they TAKE OFF into the wind, meaning that when they did land in other direction like demanded, they would be TAKING OFF over his ranch, and that would make even more noise.

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    This is another world from cop show 101 where they can blindside hit the cop to knock him out before the commercial break, and when we come back he's just mad becuase the blood evidence he saw was cleaned up.

    Bad guy gangster: "You don't come into my house..." Puh-leeeze.
     
  13. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    Agreed. Ouch.

    We called him Mr. Scowly. He seemed to have the one expression down well, but few others.
     
  14. frombhto323

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    Well, I'm in the minority in that I really like this show. The most recent episode will probably please those wanting more mob activity. I won't spoil it, but believe me, it picks up the pace. I like the juxtiposition between the ranchers and the city slickers invading their turf. Much of what I read about Vegas' early gambling days suggests that it was much like that.
     

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