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So, I very rarely get excited about new shows, especially network shows. I just wait until the season is over and if I hear good things about it then I wait until the library gets the season in on DVD and borrow it.

I've been seeing the commercials for this new show 'Alcatraz' being shown a lot the last month or so during the football games and it now has my attention.

Anyone else interested in seeing this? Has anyone heard anything about it yet, the premise, how many episodes have been made for season 1?

I think I'm going to check it out. The only thing though is it premiers tomorrow night at 9:00Pm EST and is a 2 hour premiere. It's running up against RAW, which I've actually become interested in again the last couple of weeks. I guess I'll have to flip back and forth. One good thing is I have no interest in seeing Perez Hilton, unless Vince and Co; go out of their way to embarrass and shoot on him in the ring.

Does this new show have "sci-fi" elements like 'Lost' did?

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Actually I think it premieres at 8 eastern so would only bump against the first hour of Raw.......although being against Raw isnt a hindrance to me watching it at all lol. I myself think this show looks really cool. I think it is either going to hit instantly or turn people totally off. I am in the "looking forward to it" camp

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I'm going to watch the show. Don't really know what to expect.

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I'll DVR it and give it a shot. I'm hoping I like it because network TV dramas have sucked since Lost.

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Gonna DVR it and see if it something I wanna watch or not.

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It looks pretty interesting. I'll watch it.

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I just hope halfway through the season, they do not forget the plotline and change the shows premise like what happened on Terra Nova

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There were a million commercials for it during the game tonight, it seemed like "Lost in Jail". That might just be because the fat guy from Lost is in it.

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sek69 wrote:
There were a million commercials for it during the game tonight, it seemed like "Lost in Jail". That might just be because the fat guy from Lost is in it.


That's pretty accurate (from the previews).

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: sek69 wrote:
There were a million commercials for it during the game tonight, it seemed like "Lost in Jail". That might just be because the fat guy from Lost is in it.


That's pretty accurate (from the previews).

How does someone remain that fat in jail?  Then again, how does someone remain that fat stranded on a deserted island?

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: sek69 wrote:
There were a million commercials for it during the game tonight, it seemed like "Lost in Jail". That might just be because the fat guy from Lost is in it.


That's pretty accurate (from the previews).

This may not be the best time to tell you guys that when the prisoners vanished from Alcatraz, they ended up in the Tunisian desert.

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srossi wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: sek69 wrote:
There were a million commercials for it during the game tonight, it seemed like "Lost in Jail". That might just be because the fat guy from Lost is in it.


That's pretty accurate (from the previews).

How does someone remain that fat in jail?  Then again, how does someone remain that fat stranded on a deserted island?
Actually on Lost they explained why Hurley never really lost weight.  At some point prior to them discovering the hatch which led to season 2, he had found a stash of Dharma food and had been eating it but not sharing it.  Of course that begs the question why the other survivors didnt beat the living fuck out of him for not sharing when they found that out

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srossi wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: sek69 wrote:
There were a million commercials for it during the game tonight, it seemed like "Lost in Jail". That might just be because the fat guy from Lost is in it.


That's pretty accurate (from the previews).

How does someone remain that fat in jail?  Then again, how does someone remain that fat stranded on a deserted island?

He's not playing a prisoner on the show.  He's playing a comic book fan and Alcatraz history enthusiast.

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mike3775 wrote: srossi wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: sek69 wrote:
There were a million commercials for it during the game tonight, it seemed like "Lost in Jail". That might just be because the fat guy from Lost is in it.


That's pretty accurate (from the previews).

How does someone remain that fat in jail?  Then again, how does someone remain that fat stranded on a deserted island?
Actually on Lost they explained why Hurley never really lost weight.  At some point prior to them discovering the hatch which led to season 2, he had found a stash of Dharma food and had been eating it but not sharing it.  Of course that begs the question why the other survivors didnt beat the living fuck out of him for not sharing when they found that out

Weren't Libby and Sawyer the only ones that knew about Hurley's stash?  Libby had her obvious reasons for not letting everyone know, and Sawyer used his knowledge for leverage, and it was obvious early on he had a soft spot for Hurley.

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Only thing thats confusing to me about it, is they keep mentioning 350 prisoners are back....does that mean, theyve re opened the "inescapable" prison? Will it end like the real Alcatraz did? Ill watch it tomorrow, I just hope the premise is good.

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carpetbeggar wrote: Does this new show have "sci-fi" elements like 'Lost' did?


Yup - you guys must have forgotten me talking about this show back in August when I got hired on as a 1963 Alcatraz prisoner: http://sportsandwrestling.mywowbb.com/forum4/21325-1.html

The show is based on the premise that the real reason that Alcatraz closed in 1963 is because one night all the prisoners and guards ( a total of 302 men ) completely disappeared from within the prison. The main plotline of the show is that the prisoners have started showing up in present day San Francisco. They have not aged at all and have no idea what happened to them or where they've been. Sam Neil plays one of the leads and I honestly have no idea if he is actually a good guy or bad guy but it does appear that he knows more than he is telling the other people working the case.


It's been a bit of a strange show to work on since there were times I worked 6 day weeks for a month and then I would do nothing for 2 or 3 weeks at a time. Apparently one of the main actors ( who is one of the present day characters ) has been working on another project in Toronto so when he was available they would shoot just the present day footage and when he was in Toronto they would shoot the 1963 prison footage which meant I would be working. My agent told me over the holidays that he had heard that the first 2 episodes tested very poorly with test audiences in LA so they did some major rewrites and then reshoot some stuff. I'm not a sci-fi fan at all so I  honestly don't know if this show will be a huge hit or be a major flop. FOX is definitely counting on J.J. Abrams' name to bring in viewers as his name " hot " right now and it is the only one they are putting out there in all the commercials and print promos:




The good thing is that they are heavily promoting this show so they might give it a bit of time if the ratings for the first few shows aren't that great. It was supposed to air on Sunday nights ( which I thought was strange what with all the animated shows that FOX airs on Sundays ) but it will air on Mondays at least for the first few weeks. I would tell you to watch for me but I highly doubt you will ever really get a good look at me. The next time I work I'll mark down my Prisoner Number and you can keep an eye out for me. ;)


 


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Show was great. I'm hooked.

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clawmaster wrote: Show was great. I'm hooked.

Good - I'll watch it later tonight. Remember that S & W members get an extra 15 % off on autographed 8x10 photos ( personalizations are 5 bucks extra ) and 20 % off autographed thongs ( no personalizations will be given ).

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CanadianHorseman wrote:
clawmaster wrote: Show was great. I'm hooked.

Good - I'll watch it later tonight. Remember that S & W members get an extra 15 % off on autographed 8x10 photos ( personalizations are 5 bucks extra ) and 20 % off autographed thongs ( no personalizations will be given ).

How much is the blonde chicks autograph?:)

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The Wife and I watched it and it was good, looking forward to next week.

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Benlen wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
clawmaster wrote: Show was great. I'm hooked.

Good - I'll watch it later tonight. Remember that S & W members get an extra 15 % off on autographed 8x10 photos ( personalizations are 5 bucks extra ) and 20 % off autographed thongs ( no personalizations will be given ).

How much is the blonde chicks autograph?:)

Obviously less expensive then mine would be. :tongue: Her name is Sarah Jones and she is really much cuter in person than she appears to be on TV.

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watched it this morning, and I have to say, it has a solid premise and a show I will continue to watch.  I just hope Fox doesn't insist on tweaks if the ratings are not there

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Just watched it.  Very interesting premise and I'll continue watching, but man I really wish the acting and dialogue were better.  It's par for the course for network TV, but it's just not up to the standards of HBO or Showtime.  There are way too many "Dum Dum DUMMMMM!" moments to take it too seriously.  It's about even with Flash Forward, which I also thought had a great premise, maybe even a better one, but was hampered by the dialogue and acting.  And that show didn't last long.  And the main chick just isn't hot enough to put aside the fact that she's an average actor. 

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srossi wrote: Just watched it.  Very interesting premise and I'll continue watching, but man I really wish the acting and dialogue were better.  It's par for the course for network TV, but it's just not up to the standards of HBO or Showtime.  There are way too many "Dum Dum DUMMMMM!" moments to take it too seriously.  It's about even with Flash Forward, which I also thought had a great premise, maybe even a better one, but was hampered by the dialogue and acting.  And that show didn't last long.  And the main chick just isn't hot enough to put aside the fact that she's an average actor. 


WOW, Steve, you put into words better than I ever could exactly my thoughts on the first two episodes. The lead "chick" really bothers me also. Not really a fan of her so far. IMHO I think an actress a little older should have been cast. I see why they did of course, as it IS network TV, but I'm a sucker for realism in my shows and having a female detective that young just doesn't sit well for me and their attempt at explaining how she became a detective at so young an age was really week.
Sam 'O Neill is the star of the show for sure IMO. I love the premise and will continue to watch to see where they go with this...and just for the fact I want to see if Bob "shines" in his scenes. You never know, maybe they'll give him a bigger role moving forward next season. ;)

BTW Bob, did you see yourself in any of the scenes yet? I know they really haven't shown a lot of the other inmates yet.

**edit* Bob I wanted to ask also, is the whole first season filmed yet? How many episodes do they plan on showing for the season?

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carpetbeggar wrote: BTW Bob, did you see yourself in any of the scenes yet? I know they really haven't shown a lot of the other inmates yet.

**edit* Bob I wanted to ask also, is the whole first season filmed yet? How many episodes do they plan on showing for the season?

I haven't watched it yet. I was going to watch it this afternoon but got called in for a fitting for an A & W commercial I'm shooting next week. Nothing special - just a guy chowing down on one of their fine delicious burgers.

I just checked my voucher and the last day I worked on Alcatraz ( November 26th ) we split the day between Episodes 7 and 8. They only worked a few more days before wrapping things up for the holidays so they might not have even finished Episode 8 yet. I heard that because of Abrams being hot right now that FOX commited to either 12 or 14 episodes which is higher than most new 1 hour shows get a commitment for.

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carpetbeggar wrote: srossi wrote: Just watched it.  Very interesting premise and I'll continue watching, but man I really wish the acting and dialogue were better.  It's par for the course for network TV, but it's just not up to the standards of HBO or Showtime.  There are way too many "Dum Dum DUMMMMM!" moments to take it too seriously.  It's about even with Flash Forward, which I also thought had a great premise, maybe even a better one, but was hampered by the dialogue and acting.  And that show didn't last long.  And the main chick just isn't hot enough to put aside the fact that she's an average actor. 


WOW, Steve, you put into words better than I ever could exactly my thoughts on the first two episodes. The lead "chick" really bothers me also. Not really a fan of her so far. IMHO I think an actress a little older should have been cast. I see why they did of course, as it IS network TV, but I'm a sucker for realism in my shows and having a female detective that young just doesn't sit well for me and their attempt at explaining how she became a detective at so young an age was really week.

Sarah Jones, the lead actress, reminds me of Kathryn Morris of Cold Case except with Tits. A veteran actress would have cost more money for a show that might or might not make it. And just because you hire a veteran actress doesn't mean the show will automatically make it. Julianna Margulies of ER, now of The Good Wife, had a lawyer show on FOX that didn't make it.  Can't remember the name of it off hand. It didn't even last one season.

My concern is this show will be a one year wonder like Prison Break.

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clawmaster wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: srossi wrote: Just watched it.  Very interesting premise and I'll continue watching, but man I really wish the acting and dialogue were better.  It's par for the course for network TV, but it's just not up to the standards of HBO or Showtime.  There are way too many "Dum Dum DUMMMMM!" moments to take it too seriously.  It's about even with Flash Forward, which I also thought had a great premise, maybe even a better one, but was hampered by the dialogue and acting.  And that show didn't last long.  And the main chick just isn't hot enough to put aside the fact that she's an average actor. 


WOW, Steve, you put into words better than I ever could exactly my thoughts on the first two episodes. The lead "chick" really bothers me also. Not really a fan of her so far. IMHO I think an actress a little older should have been cast. I see why they did of course, as it IS network TV, but I'm a sucker for realism in my shows and having a female detective that young just doesn't sit well for me and their attempt at explaining how she became a detective at so young an age was really week.

Sarah Jones, the lead actress, reminds me of Kathryn Morris of Cold Case except with Tits. A veteran actress would have cost more money for a show that might or might not make it. And just because you hire a veteran actress doesn't mean the show will automatically make it. Julianna Margulies of ER, now of The Good Wife, had a lawyer show on FOX that didn't make it.  Can't remember the name of it off hand. It didn't even last one season.

My concern is this show will be a one year wonder like Prison Break.

Not really saying it should have been a "veteran" actress, just that the character should have been portrayed as an older women, with a different and more mature looking actress playing the role.

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carpetbeggar wrote: clawmaster wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: srossi wrote: Just watched it.  Very interesting premise and I'll continue watching, but man I really wish the acting and dialogue were better.  It's par for the course for network TV, but it's just not up to the standards of HBO or Showtime.  There are way too many "Dum Dum DUMMMMM!" moments to take it too seriously.  It's about even with Flash Forward, which I also thought had a great premise, maybe even a better one, but was hampered by the dialogue and acting.  And that show didn't last long.  And the main chick just isn't hot enough to put aside the fact that she's an average actor. 


WOW, Steve, you put into words better than I ever could exactly my thoughts on the first two episodes. The lead "chick" really bothers me also. Not really a fan of her so far. IMHO I think an actress a little older should have been cast. I see why they did of course, as it IS network TV, but I'm a sucker for realism in my shows and having a female detective that young just doesn't sit well for me and their attempt at explaining how she became a detective at so young an age was really week.

Sarah Jones, the lead actress, reminds me of Kathryn Morris of Cold Case except with Tits. A veteran actress would have cost more money for a show that might or might not make it. And just because you hire a veteran actress doesn't mean the show will automatically make it. Julianna Margulies of ER, now of The Good Wife, had a lawyer show on FOX that didn't make it.  Can't remember the name of it off hand. It didn't even last one season.

My concern is this show will be a one year wonder like Prison Break.

Not really saying it should have been a "veteran" actress, just that the character should have been portrayed as an older women, with a different and more mature looking actress playing the role.


They could've taken an unknown who doesn't look that great but can actually act, and she would've come super cheap.  Cable does it all the time.  FX is building themselves up with great original dramas like American Horror Story and they have a fraction of the budget as Alcatraz I'm sure.  No one on that show looks that great but they can act and the dialogue isn't written for 12-year olds. 

It really just comes down to the image that the networks need to portray: hot and for the masses.  But almost all of those shows are gone in 2 years anyway.  I would think that the success of Lost and the incredible staying power of so many premium cable shows would prove that you don't need to dumb down a show so that every retard can predict the next line in order to be a success.  Even if you lose some mass appeal, a show can still be successful appealing to a broad niche, and the sustainable of the brand including merchandising and future DVD sales will make you more money than the never-ending merry-go-round of failed shows that at worst last half a season before being cancelled with no ratings and at best have one good year (the aforementioned Prison Break or Heroes) before everyone tires of it. 

Edit: A perfect example of what drives me nuts about network shows is how big a rush they are to "get on with it", as opposed to the cable shows that have season-long arcs that make sense and draw you in.  If Alcatraz was on HBO, no way does Hurley join the team the first episode.  It makes no sense.  "I'm the prickly Fed who hates everyone and even has doubts about the cop, but hey, there's a fat dude who runs a comic book shop.  He has a PhD at least, so welcome aboard!"  That decision literally took 5 seconds.  The cop said she wanted him, Sam O'Neill acted incredulous, and then said, "Duh, OK."  That's the stuff that I just can't deal with.  If this was "Dexter" or "The Wire", that would've been dragged out 8 episodes.  But God forbid you don't jump into the main plot right away on the networks, some teenager might get bored and switch to Jersey Shore.  But when you speed through 8 episodes in 1, everyone gets burned out and loses interest mid-way through the first season ayway.

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srossi wrote: Edit: A perfect example of what drives me nuts about network shows is how big a rush they are to "get on with it", as opposed to the cable shows that have season-long arcs that make sense and draw you in.  If Alcatraz was on HBO, no way does Hurley join the team the first episode.  It makes no sense.  "I'm the prickly Fed who hates everyone and even has doubts about the cop, but hey, there's a fat dude who runs a comic book shop.  He has a PhD at least, so welcome aboard!"  That decision literally took 5 seconds.  The cop said she wanted him, Sam O'Neill acted incredulous, and then said, "Duh, OK."  That's the stuff that I just can't deal with.  If this was "Dexter" or "The Wire", that would've been dragged out 8 episodes.  But God forbid you don't jump into the main plot right away on the networks, some teenager might get bored and switch to Jersey Shore.  But when you speed through 8 episodes in 1, everyone gets burned out and loses interest mid-way through the first season anyway.
Ahhh, AGAIN, you write it better than I ever could, exactly my thoughts too.

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carpetbeggar wrote: srossi wrote: Edit: A perfect example of what drives me nuts about network shows is how big a rush they are to "get on with it", as opposed to the cable shows that have season-long arcs that make sense and draw you in.  If Alcatraz was on HBO, no way does Hurley join the team the first episode.  It makes no sense.  "I'm the prickly Fed who hates everyone and even has doubts about the cop, but hey, there's a fat dude who runs a comic book shop.  He has a PhD at least, so welcome aboard!"  That decision literally took 5 seconds.  The cop said she wanted him, Sam O'Neill acted incredulous, and then said, "Duh, OK."  That's the stuff that I just can't deal with.  If this was "Dexter" or "The Wire", that would've been dragged out 8 episodes.  But God forbid you don't jump into the main plot right away on the networks, some teenager might get bored and switch to Jersey Shore.  But when you speed through 8 episodes in 1, everyone gets burned out and loses interest mid-way through the first season anyway.
Ahhh, AGAIN, you write it better than I ever could, exactly my thoughts too.

Quit channeling.   It creeps me out.


 

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gwlee7 wrote: Quit chanaggling.   It creeps me out.


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gwlee7 wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: srossi wrote: Edit: A perfect example of what drives me nuts about network shows is how big a rush they are to "get on with it", as opposed to the cable shows that have season-long arcs that make sense and draw you in.  If Alcatraz was on HBO, no way does Hurley join the team the first episode.  It makes no sense.  "I'm the prickly Fed who hates everyone and even has doubts about the cop, but hey, there's a fat dude who runs a comic book shop.  He has a PhD at least, so welcome aboard!"  That decision literally took 5 seconds.  The cop said she wanted him, Sam O'Neill acted incredulous, and then said, "Duh, OK."  That's the stuff that I just can't deal with.  If this was "Dexter" or "The Wire", that would've been dragged out 8 episodes.  But God forbid you don't jump into the main plot right away on the networks, some teenager might get bored and switch to Jersey Shore.  But when you speed through 8 episodes in 1, everyone gets burned out and loses interest mid-way through the first season anyway.
Ahhh, AGAIN, you write it better than I ever could, exactly my thoughts too.

Quit channeling.   It creeps me out.


Sorry GW, this is all I could find when "channeling" into your mind a moment ago. Fortunately they were no where's close to my thoughts at the time.



I think I better just stick to "chanaggling" rossi for the time being.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: BTW Bob, did you see yourself in any of the scenes yet? I know they really haven't shown a lot of the other inmates yet.

**edit* Bob I wanted to ask also, is the whole first season filmed yet? How many episodes do they plan on showing for the season?

I haven't watched it yet. I was going to watch it this afternoon but got called in for a fitting for an A & W commercial I'm shooting next week. Nothing special - just a guy chowing down on one of their fine delicious burgers.

I just checked my voucher and the last day I worked on Alcatraz ( November 26th ) we split the day between Episodes 7 and 8. They only worked a few more days before wrapping things up for the holidays so they might not have even finished Episode 8 yet. I heard that because of Abrams being hot right now that FOX commited to either 12 or 14 episodes which is higher than most new 1 hour shows get a commitment for.

Just a quick update - I worked on Friday and it was Day 1 of shooting for Episode 10. Easy day for me as I was there for 11.8 hours ( we go by 6 minute increments ) and did nothing but lie in bed reading in a jail cell and then pretending to sleep in the prison infirmary.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: BTW Bob, did you see yourself in any of the scenes yet? I know they really haven't shown a lot of the other inmates yet.

**edit* Bob I wanted to ask also, is the whole first season filmed yet? How many episodes do they plan on showing for the season?

I haven't watched it yet. I was going to watch it this afternoon but got called in for a fitting for an A & W commercial I'm shooting next week. Nothing special - just a guy chowing down on one of their fine delicious burgers.

I just checked my voucher and the last day I worked on Alcatraz ( November 26th ) we split the day between Episodes 7 and 8. They only worked a few more days before wrapping things up for the holidays so they might not have even finished Episode 8 yet. I heard that because of Abrams being hot right now that FOX commited to either 12 or 14 episodes which is higher than most new 1 hour shows get a commitment for.

Just a quick update - I worked on Friday and it was Day 1 of shooting for Episode 10. Easy day for me as I was there for 11.8 hours ( we go by 6 minute increments ) and did nothing but lie in bed reading in a jail cell and then pretending to sleep in the prison infirmary.


Man...what a job.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: BTW Bob, did you see yourself in any of the scenes yet? I know they really haven't shown a lot of the other inmates yet.

**edit* Bob I wanted to ask also, is the whole first season filmed yet? How many episodes do they plan on showing for the season?

I haven't watched it yet. I was going to watch it this afternoon but got called in for a fitting for an A & W commercial I'm shooting next week. Nothing special - just a guy chowing down on one of their fine delicious burgers.

I just checked my voucher and the last day I worked on Alcatraz ( November 26th ) we split the day between Episodes 7 and 8. They only worked a few more days before wrapping things up for the holidays so they might not have even finished Episode 8 yet. I heard that because of Abrams being hot right now that FOX commited to either 12 or 14 episodes which is higher than most new 1 hour shows get a commitment for.

Just a quick update - I worked on Friday and it was Day 1 of shooting for Episode 10. Easy day for me as I was there for 11.8 hours ( we go by 6 minute increments ) and did nothing but lie in bed reading in a jail cell and then pretending to sleep in the prison infirmary.
Are they really filming parts at the actual alcatraz or is it mostly a recreation?

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mike3775 wrote: Are they really filming parts at the actual alcatraz or is it mostly a recreation?

As far as I know everything except for some generic exterior shots of the prison has been shot here in Vancouver.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: Are they really filming parts at the actual alcatraz or is it mostly a recreation?

As far as I know everything except for some generic exterior shots of the prison has been shot here in Vancouver.

Some of it really looked like SF to me.  That's hard to recreate given how hilly it is, so that's a great job if they weren't on location.

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srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: Are they really filming parts at the actual alcatraz or is it mostly a recreation?

As far as I know everything except for some generic exterior shots of the prison has been shot here in Vancouver.

Some of it really looked like SF to me.  That's hard to recreate given how hilly it is, so that's a great job if they weren't on location.

I'll be honest - I still haven't watched the first 2 shows yet. I will probably do so tonight after the NFL games are over. While Vancouver does have some hilly streets I agree that it would be very hard to recreate those crazy streets of San Francisco.

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srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: Are they really filming parts at the actual alcatraz or is it mostly a recreation?

As far as I know everything except for some generic exterior shots of the prison has been shot here in Vancouver.

Some of it really looked like SF to me.  That's hard to recreate given how hilly it is, so that's a great job if they weren't on location.
Those may also be stock shots as well, which is what they used when they filmed Blues Brothers 2000 in Vancouver as well.

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mike3775 wrote: srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: Are they really filming parts at the actual alcatraz or is it mostly a recreation?

As far as I know everything except for some generic exterior shots of the prison has been shot here in Vancouver.

Some of it really looked like SF to me.  That's hard to recreate given how hilly it is, so that's a great job if they weren't on location.
Those may also be stock shots as well, which is what they used when they filmed Blues Brothers 2000 in Vancouver as well.

Nah, there were 2 actors talking while walking along this really steep street.  I don't know Vancouver so maybe they have some streets like that, but this sure looked like SF. 

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Show was decent again tonight.

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clawmaster wrote: Show was decent again tonight.

Not good, but decent.  They really need to reveal some new clues every week regarding this time warp mystery otherwise it becomes nothing but an extremely average network cop show.  And that's what it was tonight.

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srossi wrote: clawmaster wrote: Show was decent again tonight.

Not good, but decent.  They really need to reveal some new clues every week regarding this time warp mystery otherwise it becomes nothing but an extremely average network cop show.  And that's what it was tonight.

I agree.

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srossi wrote: clawmaster wrote: Show was decent again tonight.

Not good, but decent.  They really need to reveal some new clues every week regarding this time warp mystery otherwise it becomes nothing but an extremely average network cop show.  And that's what it was tonight.
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Well I finally managed to watch the first 2 episodes and I like it so far. I was actually seen twice in the 2nd episode - both times in the prison yard just before a bunch of prisoner beat up the guy that was killing the kids. By the way - srossi was right as they did shoot a lot of exterior stuff in San Francisco for the pilot. But from what i understand - outside of some exterior shoots of or around the the prison everything else will be shot in Vancouver. It looks like the ratings have been good but not spectacular for the first 2 weeks ( http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/01/24/alcatraz-ratings-bachelor/ ) so hopefully it continues to keep viewers interested and want to keep watching every week.

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Funny that people visiting Alcatraz are running around looking for the secret room.

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I liked tonight's episode although I think it was the weakest of the 4 that have aired so far. If anybody here really likes the show I can try to pick up a copy of the Call Sheet ( given at the end of each shooting day and outlines what will be shot the following day ) or the sides ( smaller version of the scrpit which contains all the dialogue being shot that particular day ). I did this a couple of years ago for 2 or 3 guys here for the movie 2012. Because I was working as a Stand-in and Photo Double for 2012 I was given Call Sheets and sides every day but as a Background Performer on Alcatraz I do not get these things at all. But I might be able to pick some up here and there if anybody here wants them.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: I liked tonight's episode although I think it was the weakest of the 4 that have aired so far. If anybody here really likes the show I can try to pick up a copy of the Call Sheet ( given at the end of each shooting day and outlines what will be shot the following day ) or the sides ( smaller version of the scrpit which contains all the dialogue being shot that particular day ). I did this a couple of years ago for 2 or 3 guys here for the movie 2012. Because I was working as a Stand-in and Photo Double for 2012 I was given Call Sheets and sides every day but as a Background Performer on Alcatraz I do not get these things at all. But I might be able to pick some up here and there if anybody here wants them.
I thought the episode was a little better than last week's but the pilot was still by far the best.  I feel like the show is really going to fade fast if they're just catching a different inmate every week and the plot isn't advanced soon.  They're already in a rut 4 episodes in!  And Sam Neil has become a parody in the last couple of episodes.  This is the guy who presumably was hired to give some semblance of acting credibility to the show and he's been atrocious.  Every time he shouts his lines, whether he needs to or not, I can't help but laugh. 

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CanadianHorseman wrote: I liked tonight's episode although I think it was the weakest of the 4 that have aired so far. If anybody here really likes the show I can try to pick up a copy of the Call Sheet ( given at the end of each shooting day and outlines what will be shot the following day ) or the sides ( smaller version of the scrpit which contains all the dialogue being shot that particular day ). I did this a couple of years ago for 2 or 3 guys here for the movie 2012. Because I was working as a Stand-in and Photo Double for 2012 I was given Call Sheets and sides every day but as a Background Performer on Alcatraz I do not get these things at all. But I might be able to pick some up here and there if anybody here wants them.
If you can get anything, I'll take them please and thank you.

I'm with rossi, my interest is starting to "fade fast." If they continue to just advance the story like they have been with just 30 seconds to a minute in the last scene every episode I can't see myself watching too much longer.

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We need to see more of the warden and the doctor.

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Crap - Alcatraz was just officially cancelled. :(

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/alcatraz-cancelled-season-two-22917/

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Crap - Alcatraz was just officially cancelled. :(

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/alcatraz-cancelled-season-two-22917/

Sorry, I know it's a blow to your career but that show had tons of potential and was very disappointing.  I lost interest after the 3rd episode even though I kept watching for the most part.  I hope Abrams at least tells us what the fuck was supposed to be going on in that show now that we'll never see an ending.

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srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Crap - Alcatraz was just officially cancelled. :(

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/alcatraz-cancelled-season-two-22917/

Sorry, I know it's a blow to your career but that show had tons of potential and was very disappointing.  I lost interest after the 3rd episode even though I kept watching for the most part.  I hope Abrams at least tells us what the fuck was supposed to be going on in that show now that we'll never see an ending.


Yeah that sucks C_H. I also lost interest after the fourth or fifth episode and really forgot all about it since then. I never even saw any clips of it channel surfing. So how many episodes actually aired?

Also, I'm still wondering which prisoner you were C_H...How about posting a screen cap here of the character you were, that is if you are comfortable doing that?

Have you got anything else on the go out there in the "Hollywood Of The North," Vancouver?

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carpetbeggar wrote: srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Crap - Alcatraz was just officially cancelled. :(

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/alcatraz-cancelled-season-two-22917/

Sorry, I know it's a blow to your career but that show had tons of potential and was very disappointing.  I lost interest after the 3rd episode even though I kept watching for the most part.  I hope Abrams at least tells us what the fuck was supposed to be going on in that show now that we'll never see an ending.


Yeah that sucks C_H. I also lost interest after the fourth or fifth episode and really forgot all about it since then. I never even saw any clips of it channel surfing. So how many episodes actually aired?

Also, I'm still wondering which prisoner you were C_H...How about posting a screen cap here of the character you were, that is if you are comfortable doing that?

Have you got anything else on the go out there in the "Hollywood Of The North," Vancouver?

A full season of 13 episodes aired, with a cliff-hanger at the end that I don't even remember right now.

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Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.

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Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

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khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

Mrs. Ports is still under consideration.

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CanadianHorseman wrote:
khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

Mrs. Ports is still under consideration.


Best of luck with your endeavor.

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Portalesman wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

Mrs. Ports is still under consideration.


Best of luck with your endeavor.
Exactly if Mr Ports can't even get her to make him a sammich, what makes you think she will for you?

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mike3775 wrote: Portalesman wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

Mrs. Ports is still under consideration.


Best of luck with your endeavor.
Exactly if Mr Ports can't even get her to make him a sammich, what makes you think she will for you?

Maybe she doesn't make Ports any sammiches because she's too busy making me sammiches.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: Portalesman wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

Mrs. Ports is still under consideration.


Best of luck with your endeavor.
Exactly if Mr Ports can't even get her to make him a sammich, what makes you think she will for you?

Maybe she doesn't make Ports any sammiches because she's too busy making me sammiches.

Careful, she'll throw your chairs in the pool too.

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gwlee7 wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: Portalesman wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

Mrs. Ports is still under consideration.


Best of luck with your endeavor.
Exactly if Mr Ports can't even get her to make him a sammich, what makes you think she will for you?

Maybe she doesn't make Ports any sammiches because she's too busy making me sammiches.

Careful, she'll throw your chairs in the pool too.
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mike3775 wrote: gwlee7 wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: Portalesman wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Portalesman wrote: Just watching Episode 1 on Hulu. I have a rubber brick to throw when I see that BAD TRADER Canadian Horseman on TV.
You're screwing up your chance to be part of my entourage.

But think of all the sammiches you'll miss out on!

Mrs. Ports is still under consideration.


Best of luck with your endeavor.
Exactly if Mr Ports can't even get her to make him a sammich, what makes you think she will for you?

Maybe she doesn't make Ports any sammiches because she's too busy making me sammiches.

Careful, she'll throw your chairs in the pool too.
And make you sleep with Darkie Bob
while simultaneously jerking off Whitey Ray

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Fuck, NBC just canceled "Awake".  I have no idea how ratings were but that show kicked ass.  I just wasted about 12 hours of my life since there will never be a resolution now.

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