Alcatraz - OAD 1/16/12 - Lost 2.0?

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  1. Jan 18, 2012 #81 of 162
    Hunter Green

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    That and the 47s aren't Lostish, they're J.J. Abramsish. He slips those things into almost everything he does. The Kelvin bit is a reference to his... grandfather, I want to say? Some relative.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2012 #82 of 162
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    I've been on a number of tours that were on islands and the like. You get a ticket with two stubs: one stub they tear off when you go there, another they tear off when you return.

    IIRC it's like this when you visit the Statue of Liberty.

    I've always thought this was weird. What are they going to do if you don't have your return stub? Strand you on the island?

    It's strange but a lot of tour management companies do this.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2012 #83 of 162
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    What was the deal with shooting the ravens?
     
  4. Jan 18, 2012 #84 of 162
    MikeMar

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    I wonder if they get in trouble if they have less tickets coming back than going there :D
     
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    That's how he learned to shoot, shooting ravens or crows off of the 47 pickets of the fence
     
  6. Jan 18, 2012 #86 of 162
    TonyTheTiger

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    It's probably how they make sure that no-one is left on the island at the end of the day. The few who return without a ticket can be counted on top of the number of tickets handed in.

    When you go ashore on a cruise, they swipe your card as you leave and again when you return. At the end of the stay, they know exactly who has not come back in time.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2012 #87 of 162
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    I had forgotten about "47" but just happened to read this last week from Cloverfield trivia:

     
  8. Jan 18, 2012 #88 of 162
    TiVotion

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    I'm not sure how I feel about this show quite yet. I was attracted to it because of LOST and JJ Abrams. I love a good mystery. On the one hand, it's a compelling storyline to unravel the mystery of why all this is happening. On the other hand, I'm getting the impression that each week we'll see a different inmate being rounded up and thrown in the new cell block. Until...what? The entire cell block is refilled with former convicts who haven't aged. And then...? I guess it's endgame by that time.

    It seems like the formula might get old after a while. My biggest fear was/is, they'll adopt the LOST writing policy that the main characters never ask each other the obvious, important questions that will reveal too much to the viewer. However, it was refreshing to hear Jorge's character actually ask outright something to the effect of where these people have been, and why they haven't aged...and tongue in cheek saying he had his own "wormhole theory" (a nod to all the LOST theories, perhaps?). He didn't get an answer. But at least he asked.

    Anyway, I'm giving it a chance and I'll stick with it. I was caught off guard by the reveal at the end of hour two. In hindsight, I should have seen that coming.

    And now I have a new celebrity crush on Sarah Jones. Man is she cute. Must find more information...
     
  9. Jan 18, 2012 #89 of 162
    TonyTheTiger

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  10. Jan 18, 2012 #90 of 162
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    I kind of think the lead is way too young to play this role. She looks like she could be a new Glee cast character instead of a detective.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2012 #91 of 162
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    I will be sticking with it for now. Did any one notice there was a QR code on Jack's jail cell at the end of ep2? I was trying to see if I could get a read on it but couldn't. Need a high def screen capture to see what if anything it says.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2012 #92 of 162
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    Watched it last night. Liked it a lot.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2012 #93 of 162
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    In addition to the obvious Lost vibe, this show reminds me a little of "The 4400." Maybe the prisoners were taken by the future and are being sent back. :D
     
  14. Jan 18, 2012 #94 of 162
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    He must have been a Steelers fan.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2012 #95 of 162
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    Waaaay too young. Yeah, she's nice eye candy, but I think she's miscast. She's so young that I have trouble taking her seriously. No one that still has baby fat is handling problems like she is. They either need someone older, or someone not quite so "cutish". For example, the blonde who plays Emma on Once Upon a Time, she has that slightly older, little more street-tough look.

    Still like the show though.:)
     
  16. Jan 18, 2012 #96 of 162
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    I'm also wondering if the answer isn't "cloning"...seeing them drawing Sylvane's blood, that's immediately entered my mind. But I'm not sure how that reconciles with memories. Their memories of how they arrived in the present day seem to be missing, as do perhaps some or all of their motives for doing what they are doing. Cloning might at least be a little less far fetched than time travel. Besides, we've done time travel. Based on what we've seen so far, especially at the end of the pilot...I'm assuming that Lucy and Emerson already have the answer(s) to HOW this is happening?
     
  17. Jan 18, 2012 #97 of 162
    Waldorf

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    They should have gotten someone who looks a bit like Jennifer Morrison's older sister rather than her younger sister. :)
     
  18. Jan 18, 2012 #98 of 162
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    Yeah, I've been thinking that the person playing the lead is way too wispy to be a SFPD detective. She may have mad skills and be a genius, but if she comes up against some 200lb. crazed killer, he will put her through the sidewalk. Gun or no.

    Might as well put Pee Wee Herman in charge.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2012 #99 of 162
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    Didn't think of Lost at least a little?

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    At least the guy from hour 2 saw the guy from hour 1, and acknowledged him. If it gets to be too populated, we will be in a situation where people start to wonder ... "Whatever happened to...?"

    I'd imagine most of these first episodes (probably most of episode 1) - will be introducing us to new characters.

    We'll probably meet "talksalot" soon so he can come back and drive the Sniper crazy.

    I predict it's more like an X-files formula. Most episodes are one-off stories, but every now and then we'll learn more about the overall mystery of the "how did they disappear" question.
     

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