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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted April 01 2012 - 01:41 PM

This almost needs to be a show made 10 or so years ago. Since their is no way to believe that Hauser is between 75-80yrs old. Back on the finale. At least they showed what was behind the door. But, I really hate that they left it on a cliff-hanger. Hopefully, one of the producers will explain the story if the show is cancelled.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   NeilO

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Posted April 01 2012 - 03:04 PM

This almost needs to be a show made 10 or so years ago. Since their is no way to believe that Hauser is between 75-80yrs old.

Why should Hauser be 75-80 year old? Was there something in the story about that? Sam Neill was born in 1947 and so that makes him about 65 years old. If Hauser were the same age that would make him 16 years old in 1963. I thought that Hauser was a rookie then or close to it. He could have gone to be a cop right out of high school, so 18 to 20 years old might have even worked. That still makes him less than 70 years old. A 65 year old playing a 70 year old is no great stretch.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 01 2012 - 03:20 PM



Originally Posted by NeilO 

Why should Hauser be 75-80 year old? Was there something in the story about that?
Sam Neill was born in 1947 and so that makes him about 65 years old. If Hauser were the same age that would make him 16 years old in 1963. I thought that Hauser was a rookie then or close to it. He could have gone to be a cop right out of high school, so 18 to 20 years old might have even worked. That still makes him less than 70 years old. A 65 year old playing a 70 year old is no great stretch.


I thought there was an age requirement to be a cop?  Even if not, the character moves much too well for a 70 year old man.



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#4 of 7 ONLINE   David Weicker

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Posted April 01 2012 - 04:34 PM

Why should Hauser be 75-80 year old? Was there something in the story about that? Sam Neill was born in 1947 and so that makes him about 65 years old. If Hauser were the same age that would make him 16 years old in 1963. I thought that Hauser was a rookie then or close to it. He could have gone to be a cop right out of high school, so 18 to 20 years old might have even worked. That still makes him less than 70 years old. A 65 year old playing a 70 year old is no great stretch.

While it is true that he would have Sam Neill would have been 16 in 1963, many of the events we've been shown have been from 1960. I know he didn't get to the Rock until '63, he did start dating the fair doctor much earlier - during some of the 1960 flashbacks. And I believe there was talk of his more literate studies (from which I inferred some college) prior to his being a cop. That also adds to his character's age. He is very spry for a mid-70's man. Plus, many branches of the government have a forced retirement age - which I doubt is much past 70 (at least for non desk-jockeys). Still, as a fiction show, I'm willing to suspend belief. The original argument is valid. But to me, irrelevant - I don't always look for scientific accuracy in TV shows - it is what it is, and so far is staying true to its own internal logic. David

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Mikah Cerucco

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Posted April 02 2012 - 01:25 PM



Originally Posted by David Weicker 


Still, as a fiction show, I'm willing to suspend belief.


Suspend disbelief.



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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted May 09 2012 - 04:19 PM

Officially canceled

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   NeilO

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Posted May 10 2012 - 12:42 PM

Officially canceled

That's unfortunate. I hope the creators will now tell us what they had planned.




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