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Old 01-09-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Helix premieres on SyFy tomorrow ...

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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Old 01-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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is that the guy who did the battlestar galactica crapfest?
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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is that the guy who did the battlestar galactica crapfest?
Seriously? You're gonna do this? Geez...
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:08 AM   #4
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I'm RELUCTANTLY watching, hoping the Cylons aren't angels or somesuch when it's over.

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Old 01-09-2014, 12:10 PM   #5
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is that the guy who did the battlestar galactica crapfest?
Yeah, that makes me nervous as well.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:16 PM   #6
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I'll give it a shot... thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:26 PM   #7
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I'm looking forward to it, as well.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:38 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:42 PM   #9
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I'm in. Glad the first 2 episodes will have limited commercials for me to skip.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:47 PM   #10
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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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Old 01-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #11
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33 is one of the best 44 minutes of TV ever. I'm in besides I dig contagion type stories
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:49 PM   #12
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33 is one of the best 44 minutes of TV ever ...
I would agree with this. When Moore is on his game, he's capable of churning out some amazing stuff.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:58 PM   #13
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is that the guy who did the battlestar galactica crapfest?
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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Old 01-10-2014, 02:12 PM   #14
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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
I guess 99% of TV showrunners/writers are slackers by this measure.
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BSG could have been even more awesome...if they only had had a plan.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #16
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BSG could have been even more awesome...if they only had had a plan.
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.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:15 PM   #17
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the first 2 episodes will have limited commercials
Thanks, I was wondering why the 2-episode premiere is 1h 30m and the two repeats are each 1 hour.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:27 PM   #18
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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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Old 01-11-2014, 04:35 AM   #19
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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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Old 01-11-2014, 01:07 PM   #20
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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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Old 01-11-2014, 01:45 PM   #21
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SyFy channel is running the first two episodes all day on Saturday if you missed them on Friday night when they premiered.
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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.
Very short, for me.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:32 PM   #23
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One thing I noticed in the credits for episode 3 (available On Demand) that gives me hope is that Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman) is one of the producers.

I don't know if he came in late, or if I missed him in last night's credits. But his presence has to be a good thing.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:41 PM   #24
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I liked it. I'm in.
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I liked it a lot. It's got some Thing elements, but it's about CDC virus hunters. It could be considered scary, but how scary depends on you, I guess.
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I'm through the first ep....will get to the second one tomorrow. But, so far, I like it.
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I technically made it through the first two episodes, but I basically stopped watching after about halfway through the "second" episode. The series might make it if Moore has a very well thought out plan, but if history is any judge, he doesn't. I tried, but it's not for me.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:47 AM   #28
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There have probably been hundred or thousands of shows that were well thought out, classically outlined and meticulously planned that still sucked big time. I can't say that I loved the direction BSG went in its last season or two but I don't care if he had planned it all along or made it up as the season progressed. It certainly won't stop me from watching something else he creates that seems interesting.
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I thought it was a pretty good horror/thriller. Sort of like The Thing meets Alien and The Andromeda Strain. There's enough mystery and tension to keep you guessing. It will be interesting to see where the storyline goes, but I can't see an entire series devoted to the Arctic location. Unless they do something to expand the venue outside of the current setting I don't see this as much more than a long mini-series. Whatever happens, I'm in for the long haul.
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... but I don't care if he had planned it all along or made it up as the season progressed. It certainly won't stop me from watching something else he creates that seems interesting.....
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

The bad part is that I will give this show a go also, but BSG writing sucked big time, period. Outside of the writing, there were some good things. But, I will only watch a show so long with bad writing.
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