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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 09:39 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  Widsith] Personally I find it rather limited but the blonde bit will keep me watching.


    She looks good doesn't she:-

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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 08:30 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter]...and most of all the attack on the water's edge. That was pretty good effects.


    I haven't seen ep. 3 yet, but so far I'm pretty impressed with the effects ,too. I just watched ep. 2 yesterday and the main bugs were top notch. It reminded me of the bug scene from the new King Kong. I thought it was an ok story overall (except for stuff like why didn't they go in with helmets and/or face shields when they know these things drop from the ceiling) and the only thing I'm not really interested in is the Helen story. Oh, and did I mention that Abby is cute? I might have. Wink

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     Thursday, March 01 2007 @ 09:48 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  Linquel]
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter]...and most of all the attack on the water's edge. That was pretty good effects.


    I haven't seen ep. 3 yet, but so far I'm pretty impressed with the effects ,too. I just watched ep. 2 yesterday and the main bugs were top notch. It reminded me of the bug scene from the new King Kong. I thought it was an ok story overall (except for stuff like why didn't they go in with helmets and/or face shields when they know these things drop from the ceiling) and the only thing I'm not really interested in is the Helen story. Oh, and did I mention that Abby is cute? I might have. Wink


    I think ep. 3 was the best so far, perhaps just because things are starting to come together and lines are being drawn. Since the actress playing Helen is still listed as a guest star on the credits, I'm guessing she won't stay long. I'm hoping.

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     Sunday, March 04 2007 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Okay, after seeing episode four, I can only say that I want Jamie Payne to direct an episode of Doctor Who. It was a fairly ordinary script, really, but his (her?) realization knocked my socks off.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." JNT, 1986
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     Sunday, March 04 2007 @ 01:38 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  mad4plaid] I think ep. 3 was the best so far, perhaps just because things are starting to come together and lines are being drawn. Since the actress playing Helen is still listed as a guest star on the credits, I'm guessing she won't stay long. I'm hoping.


    I finally watched ep. 3 last night and it was really good. I'm also glad they cleared something up that was bothering me. I was a little annoyed that Helen was first seen in the dinosaur time period, but then she was supposedly on the other side of the portal in the giant insect time period. I was even more annoyed that she was in the giant crocodile thing time period. But apparently she has been hopping from time period to time period via the portals that link others besides ours. It still seems a little convenient that she is able to go to the exact time period that will connect to ours and to the exact location in the time period (are they just localized around London in all time periods?) where the portal will appear. And I was hoping they would say something about the mysterious male skeleton that they found in the first dinosaur time period. But for the most part, I'm still enjoying the heck out of the show...much more than I enjoyed Torchwood.

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     Sunday, March 04 2007 @ 08:02 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Linquel]
    I finally watched ep. 3 last night and it was really good. I'm also glad they cleared something up that was bothering me. I was a little annoyed that Helen was first seen in the dinosaur time period, but then she was supposedly on the other side of the portal in the giant insect time period. I was even more annoyed that she was in the giant crocodile thing time period. But apparently she has been hopping from time period to time period via the portals that link others besides ours. It still seems a little convenient that she is able to go to the exact time period that will connect to ours and to the exact location in the time period (are they just localized around London in all time periods?) where the portal will appear.
    Episode 4 seems to shed some greater light onto this. Or at least it suggests what might be happening with the portals insofar as locality is concerned. Having said that, the forward progress on this issue is actually a little more confusing. I've been assuming that the portals are direct conduits. That is, if one arrives in Wembley Stadium in our time, then it will take you to the site of Wembley Stadium in the past. But I guess that either a) it's not happening that way or b) there's a whopping great plothole in Episode 4.

    The issue of time has not really been touched on at all, save for the fact that Helen was taken sometime in the 1990s. I don't think it's been suggested yet that portals have opened outside the lifetime of our main stars. It also seems to be that one portal opened for Helen, then no more portals opened for years, and then here in 2007, there are portals opening all time. And that, frankly, is a little weird. Is there a significance to that frequency? Is there a significance to the year 2007? I think I read somewhere, and it may have even been in this thread, that the producers of this show seem to have a better grip on their phenomenon than RTD does of his rift in Cardiff for Torchwood. I'm not sure that's necessarily true. These portals I think make even less sense than the rift.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." JNT, 1986
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     Monday, March 05 2007 @ 02:36 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]I've been assuming that the portals are direct conduits. That is, if one arrives in Wembley Stadium in our time, then it will take you to the site of Wembley Stadium in the past. But I guess that either a) it's not happening that way or b) there's a whopping great plothole in Episode 4.


    I thought they established in ep. 3 that the underwater portar was spatially fixed at one end (in the past) but that it wasn't fixed in the present, hence the swimming pool, lake, basement appearances.

    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]
    The issue of time has not really been touched on at all, save for the fact that Helen was taken sometime in the 1990s. I don't think it's been suggested yet that portals have opened outside the lifetime of our main stars.


    Well, in ep. 3 Cutter speculated that these may have happened in the past and that creatures passing through were the origin of monster and dragon myths in history. But that was just speculation.

    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]
    It also seems to be that one portal opened for Helen, then no more portals opened for years, and then here in 2007, there are portals opening all time. And that, frankly, is a little weird.


    I agree. Sometimes I wonder that this is the result of some "Home Office" experiment gone wrong, but I have nothing to base that on. The way Helen seems to be hopping from time period to time period at her leisure had me wondering if she was somehow involved in their creation, too.

    Has it been said if they are looking to possibly bring the show back for a second series? It's only six episodes, right? That seems so short. But I guess the effects are expensive and time consuming.

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     Thursday, March 08 2007 @ 03:16 PM EST
    only 6 episodes? how are they going to wrap it up in the two episodes remaining? Heck, with my luck, they'll leave it on cliff-hanger and it'll never come back.




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    Episode 4 was quite good. I liked the emotional aspect of the episode. We know have outsiders who are aware of what is going on (and not just psychotropic drugs in the water supply, or whatever government-backed spin was being put out): Connor's friends are now involved - or at least singularly involved. I also liked how Abby became the "bait" but she wasn't EVER a damsel in distress (especially liked the beginning when yummy macho man, Stephen, was afraid of the snakes.

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     Saturday, March 10 2007 @ 01:38 AM EST
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    Episode 4 was quite good. I liked the emotional aspect of the episode. We know have outsiders who are aware of what is going on (and not just psychotropic drugs in the water supply, or whatever government-backed spin was being put out): Connor's friends are now involved - or at least singularly involved. I also liked how Abby became the "bait" but she wasn't EVER a damsel in distress (especially liked the beginning when yummy macho man, Stephen, was afraid of the snakes.


    Yeah, I liked it, too. Especially, the early bits with Abby at home. The one thing I thought was kinda dopey was the way the infected guy's eyes got all evil-glowey when he was losing control. I thought it was a little cheesey, but I guess they had to do something to indicate when he was "evilllllll". I don't think the Dodo had glowey-evil eyes, though. Smile

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     Monday, March 12 2007 @ 06:39 PM EDT
    Slight spoiler for the last episode (Epi 6)

    The monster - it says in the preview at the end of Epi. 5 :-

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    comes from the future

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     Sunday, March 18 2007 @ 12:27 PM EDT
    Well, the series has now concluded. Any wrap-up thoughts?

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     Sunday, March 18 2007 @ 01:58 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] Well, the series has now concluded. Any wrap-up thoughts?


    I thought it ended quite well. The last 'monster' was very well done.

    One thing spoilt it for me and that was ITV3 - a sister channel to ITV1 - had a documentary on the 'Making of' that was shown before the final episode aired.

    I watched it thinking it would be about how the effects were done - and it mostly was - until one of the speakers showed and gave away the final twist at the end!!!

    As to the six episodes - I think it generally improved as it went along - with perhaps episode 2 the poorest of the group.

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     Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 09:36 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Linquel]Yeah, I liked it, too. Especially, the early bits with Abby at home.


    Missing Abby myself Big Grin

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     Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 09:58 AM EDT
    haven't seen the final yet, but I expect to real soon. Has there been any word from ITV whether this show will get a second series? or if it was a one run and gone item?

    I really didn't expect to enjoy it, but I did - good fluff, no need to think, just enjoy.

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     Tuesday, March 20 2007 @ 10:35 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  mad4plaid] haven't seen the final yet, but I expect to real soon. Has there been any word from ITV whether this show will get a second series? or if it was a one run and gone item?

    I really didn't expect to enjoy it, but I did - good fluff, no need to think, just enjoy.


    Yes I think the second series has been given the go-ahead - can't remember where I read that.


    quote 'I really didn't expect to enjoy it, but I did - good fluff, no need to think, just enjoy.'

    Yeh! not like with Torchwood where I kept thinking 'why did he/she do that' - and in Torchwood the word 'do' had a few meanings! Twisted Evil

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