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Alias 01/26/03 - Phase One


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#1 of 129 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted January 26 2003 - 11:42 AM

Well there's no point in waiting. Any thoughts/predictions? The episode tonight will change the whole series. Do you think it will be for better or for worse. I read an article on salon.com that said they were going to stop having cliffhangers and have the episodes more self-contained which is not a good thing...
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#2 of 129 OFFLINE   elMalloc

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Posted January 26 2003 - 12:00 PM

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#3 of 129 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted January 26 2003 - 12:28 PM

Rutger Haur is the new head of SD-6


#4 of 129 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted January 26 2003 - 12:34 PM

elMalloc, your graphic isn't showing up
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#5 of 129 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted January 26 2003 - 12:35 PM

I think they'll go back to the cliff-hangers in a while. They're just doing it self contained for now to draw in more viewers. Hopefully if it works, and the audience builds.... more cliff-hangers. Posted Image

#6 of 129 OFFLINE   elMalloc

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Posted January 26 2003 - 12:38 PM

Really? Guess it's still in my cache.

#7 of 129 OFFLINE   Matt Goddard

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Posted January 26 2003 - 01:43 PM

While I love story arcs and cliffhangers, there's nothing wrong with self-contained episodes. As much as I loved the X-Files mythology, if you asked me to name my favorite episodes most of them would be self-contained.

#8 of 129 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 26 2003 - 02:38 PM

I was sort of embarrassed by all the cheesecake ads of Sydney in various forms of undress or in lingerie and bikinis. This show is not just about cheesecake, but I guess that what Disney/ABC wants to portray to the rest of the country that hasn't seen Alias yet. Too bad.
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#9 of 129 OFFLINE   Ray Gutnick

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Posted January 26 2003 - 02:59 PM

I guess most of you haven't seen todays episode yet with the superbowl delay, but all I've got to say is holy cow!
They could easily have ended the series with this episode!


#10 of 129 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 26 2003 - 03:22 PM

Excellent opening for a post Super Bowl episode. Loved the James Bond style music during Sydney's airplane activities.
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#11 of 129 OFFLINE   Joseph S

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Posted January 26 2003 - 03:29 PM

Looks like the new guy just got some very important info. Good thing...

The Alliance is going down!!!


#12 of 129 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 26 2003 - 03:46 PM

Talk about turning this show upside down in one episode. I suppose it'll be a good jumping on episode for all the new viewers.
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#13 of 129 OFFLINE   Joseph S

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Posted January 26 2003 - 03:58 PM

Holy S...................

She's baaaaaaaaaccccccck.
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#14 of 129 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 26 2003 - 04:00 PM

Holy crap!

They killed Francie and replaced her with a double who's working for Sark and Sloane!!!!


I love this show!
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#15 of 129 OFFLINE   Bruce Cadotte

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Posted January 26 2003 - 04:01 PM

just this...........damnPosted Image

#16 of 129 OFFLINE   Joel Mack

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Posted January 26 2003 - 04:01 PM

HOL. LY. FUCK!

#17 of 129 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted January 26 2003 - 04:03 PM

I don't know. It seemed way too contrived and the character development was...............ARE YOU KIDDING? This was one of the best hours of television I've ever seen!! And how does Francie have a double anyway?
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#18 of 129 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted January 26 2003 - 04:04 PM

Joseph said it all right there.

Up until the last 2 scenes, it could've been a series finale. (though if I were actually making this the series finale, it'd have been like 2 or 3 episodes)

That ending had me grabbing my hair and screaming. J.J. Abrams is one brilliant guy.

This was the first episode I've seen on TV (had to download the first season, and half of the second to catch up, and finally did) and all I can say is that I'm speechless. I can't wait until next week, I just hope more people tune in.

Considering the ads featuring Jennifer half naked and stuff, I think America will start watching... At least that's not what the whole show is about.

The part with the plane was good, everything was good.

Also, was this episode longer than usual? It started at 9:30-9:45 right? Perhaps it was like the pilot.. (70 minutes?)

#19 of 129 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted January 26 2003 - 04:05 PM

Yikes, shake up galore. Good for getting first-time viewers to jump aboard.

#20 of 129 OFFLINE   Charles_H

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Posted January 26 2003 - 04:06 PM

WOW!

My heart was pounding through the entire show!

Only disappointment was my wife was using the TIVO..