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Lzen 07-12-2011 02:57 PM

Alphas on Syfy
 
Anyone catch the premiere of Alphas last night? It looks something like a cross between Heroes and X Files. It was definitely entertaining.

JD10367 07-12-2011 04:04 PM

I've got it on TiVo. I've always liked the lead guy (he's got one of those "character faces" like Ben Kingsley) and one of the supporting actors was a bit player on "Bones". And since it's on SyFy I'll give it a try because, unlike one of the shitty main networks, I know it won't get cancelled after three weeks. I think so many recent shows, from "The Cape" to "Moonlight", would've survived if they'd been on cable where they could've had a longer chance to develop an audience. The way NBC, ABC, and CBS work, they would've cancelled "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" after four episodes.

keg in kc 07-12-2011 10:17 PM

It wasn't bad. I thought it would be, and was pleasantly surprised.

jiveturkey 07-13-2011 07:18 AM

I think that it has more potential than Falling Skies.

Bowser 07-13-2011 05:12 PM

Is this show the reason Stargate Universe got the boot?

Mr. Laz 07-13-2011 05:43 PM

*on his way to add a season pass*

Jawshco 07-14-2011 12:00 AM

I liked the fact that the show was more centered around who these characters were rather than just emphasizing their amazing powers (which were actually a bit underwhelming). In fact, we didn't really get much of an orgin of how these people got their power, but rather we're left to just get to know who they are within this world. I liked that.

Of course there are the obvious stereotypes that we've already seen. The tough cop character with super strength, the autistic savant with an amazing power, the enchanting hotty, and the wise professor character. It is a very X-Men like concept mixed with the charm of No Ordinary Family. I could swear I've either read or seen a story that featured a character who was mysteriously shot in a closed cell, but I can't think of what it is...

I like it, and I hope it sticks around for a little while, but I don't like it as much as Falling Skies which I think has much more gravitas.

keg in kc 07-14-2011 12:32 PM

I liked the underwhelming aspect of the powers. It's not a great power/great responsibility cliche, but more of a some power/high cost kind of thing. Makes it seem more possible in the real world, easier to relate to them as characters, rather than being the kind of superhero that you might dream about being.

I liked the tease toward the end about the group not necessarily being the good guys, too, without them knowing it.

Actually thought the premiere was better than any ep of Falling Skies so far, but that's just a matter of taste.

Jawshco 07-14-2011 09:03 PM

Well, I'd agree that neither Alphas nor Falling Skies are amazing shows, but both are watchable.

As for realism... that makes me want to see a "Phoenix Jones and the Raincity Superhero Squad" show! Ha! You know one of those fools is going to get themselves killed someday. It would be like Kick Ass for real!

keg in kc 07-26-2011 01:49 PM

Thought last week's episode was a step back from the pilot, but I liked last night's episode a lot.

Pitt Gorilla 07-26-2011 07:42 PM

Only saw the pilot, but it reminded me a bit of Leverage. I liked it, but I may like Leverage better.

df8866 07-26-2011 09:12 PM

Cecil fielde defeated Rangers in firing first shutout
 
Cecil fielde defeated Rangers in firing first shutout

Cecil fielde turned and let out a scream while punching the air in celebration. It was as though four months of frustration -- which included a long stint in the Minor Leagues -- were being released all at that time .

The emotion was clearly evident on Brett Cecil's face after he struck out Mike Napoli (Texas Rangers #25) to record the first shutout of his career.

Cecil fielde --The 25-year-old allowed just four hits in the best start of his career as Toronto Blue jays dominates the Texas Rangers, 3-0, on Sunday night at the Ballpark in Arlington.

Cecil, who struck out a season-high seven and appeared to have little difficulty against the second-ranked offense in the American League.He said "It's obviously a great accomplishment," "I come back from where I was at the beginning of the season and kind of where I've been floating around the whole season.

"It has definitely been a big thing for me as far as getting back on the right path. I just hope it continues."

The Blue Jays lefty had previously thrown just one complete game in his career, which came on July 5, when he threw eight innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox. Cecil hadn't enjoyed a scoreless outing since a 7 1/3-innings performance on May 24, 2010, against the Los Angeles Angels.

Cecil didn't allow a runner to reach scoring position until the bottom of the eighth inning. Craig Gentry led off with a single just past the outstretched glove of shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Gentry moved up one batter later on a fly ball to left field. Cecil then retired the next two batters to escape the inning perfect .

Cecil came back out to start the ninth and appeared to find another gear. Cecil, who was optioned to Triple-A in April after a mysterious loss in velocity, topped out at 94 mph in the final frame before eventually striking out Napoli to end the game.

The third-year pitcher is now 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA and three quality starts in his past four outings. That's a stark difference from the guy who was sent down to the Minors after going 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA in his first four starts.

Count catcher J.P. Arencibia among those who think the velocity problems from earlier in the year were overblown.

Arencibia said. "I think the biggest thing is we got too jion in his velocity drop and all that stuff," "Sometimes that wears on you as a player, and I think he was trying to do too much.

"You see today, now he has his faith back, he's throwing out there. He's at his best when he pitches 88-90 and he's down in the zone. There's some guys that live and play for a long time doing that and are successful."

Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando matched Cecil pitch for pitch through the first five innings. He allowed just three hits over that span while striking out six, but the 27-year-old began to experience some difficulty in the sixth.

Ogando finished the inning but was pulled with two outs in the seventh. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six. It was just his fourth loss of the season and first since June 25.

"It was still Brett Cecil's night," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "You can get shut out by anybody if he's good and he's making pitches. If he's a (MLB) Major League pitcher, there are going to be times when he pitches a heck of a game and tonight was his night."

cabletech94 07-26-2011 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by df8866 (Post 7776003)
Cecil fielde defeated Rangers in firing first shutout

Cecil fielde turned and let out a scream while punching the air in celebration. It was as though four months of frustration -- which included a long stint in the Minor Leagues -- were being released all at that time .

The emotion was clearly evident on Brett Cecil's face after he struck out Mike Napoli (Texas Rangers #25) to record the first shutout of his career.

Cecil fielde --The 25-year-old allowed just four hits in the best start of his career as Toronto Blue jays dominates the Texas Rangers, 3-0, on Sunday night at the Ballpark in Arlington.

Cecil, who struck out a season-high seven and appeared to have little difficulty against the second-ranked offense in the American League.He said "It's obviously a great accomplishment," "I come back from where I was at the beginning of the season and kind of where I've been floating around the whole season.

"It has definitely been a big thing for me as far as getting back on the right path. I just hope it continues."

The Blue Jays lefty had previously thrown just one complete game in his career, which came on July 5, when he threw eight innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox. Cecil hadn't enjoyed a scoreless outing since a 7 1/3-innings performance on May 24, 2010, against the Los Angeles Angels.

Cecil didn't allow a runner to reach scoring position until the bottom of the eighth inning. Craig Gentry led off with a single just past the outstretched glove of shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Gentry moved up one batter later on a fly ball to left field. Cecil then retired the next two batters to escape the inning perfect .

Cecil came back out to start the ninth and appeared to find another gear. Cecil, who was optioned to Triple-A in April after a mysterious loss in velocity, topped out at 94 mph in the final frame before eventually striking out Napoli to end the game.

The third-year pitcher is now 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA and three quality starts in his past four outings. That's a stark difference from the guy who was sent down to the Minors after going 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA in his first four starts.

Count catcher J.P. Arencibia among those who think the velocity problems from earlier in the year were overblown.

Arencibia said. "I think the biggest thing is we got too jion in his velocity drop and all that stuff," "Sometimes that wears on you as a player, and I think he was trying to do too much.

"You see today, now he has his faith back, he's throwing out there. He's at his best when he pitches 88-90 and he's down in the zone. There's some guys that live and play for a long time doing that and are successful."

Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando matched Cecil pitch for pitch through the first five innings. He allowed just three hits over that span while striking out six, but the 27-year-old began to experience some difficulty in the sixth.

Ogando finished the inning but was pulled with two outs in the seventh. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six. It was just his fourth loss of the season and first since June 25.

"It was still Brett Cecil's night," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "You can get shut out by anybody if he's good and he's making pitches. If he's a (MLB) Major League pitcher, there are going to be times when he pitches a heck of a game and tonight was his night."

this is the best news of alphas EVAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to the 'ship!

Demonpenz 07-27-2011 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by df8866 (Post 7776003)
Cecil fielde defeated Rangers in firing first shutout

Cecil fielde turned and let out a scream while punching the air in celebration. It was as though four months of frustration -- which included a long stint in the Minor Leagues -- were being released all at that time .

The emotion was clearly evident on Brett Cecil's face after he struck out Mike Napoli (Texas Rangers #25) to record the first shutout of his career.

Cecil fielde --The 25-year-old allowed just four hits in the best start of his career as Toronto Blue jays dominates the Texas Rangers, 3-0, on Sunday night at the Ballpark in Arlington.

Cecil, who struck out a season-high seven and appeared to have little difficulty against the second-ranked offense in the American League.He said "It's obviously a great accomplishment," "I come back from where I was at the beginning of the season and kind of where I've been floating around the whole season.

"It has definitely been a big thing for me as far as getting back on the right path. I just hope it continues."

The Blue Jays lefty had previously thrown just one complete game in his career, which came on July 5, when he threw eight innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox. Cecil hadn't enjoyed a scoreless outing since a 7 1/3-innings performance on May 24, 2010, against the Los Angeles Angels.

Cecil didn't allow a runner to reach scoring position until the bottom of the eighth inning. Craig Gentry led off with a single just past the outstretched glove of shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Gentry moved up one batter later on a fly ball to left field. Cecil then retired the next two batters to escape the inning perfect .

Cecil came back out to start the ninth and appeared to find another gear. Cecil, who was optioned to Triple-A in April after a mysterious loss in velocity, topped out at 94 mph in the final frame before eventually striking out Napoli to end the game.

The third-year pitcher is now 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA and three quality starts in his past four outings. That's a stark difference from the guy who was sent down to the Minors after going 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA in his first four starts.

Count catcher J.P. Arencibia among those who think the velocity problems from earlier in the year were overblown.

Arencibia said. "I think the biggest thing is we got too jion in his velocity drop and all that stuff," "Sometimes that wears on you as a player, and I think he was trying to do too much.

"You see today, now he has his faith back, he's throwing out there. He's at his best when he pitches 88-90 and he's down in the zone. There's some guys that live and play for a long time doing that and are successful."

Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando matched Cecil pitch for pitch through the first five innings. He allowed just three hits over that span while striking out six, but the 27-year-old began to experience some difficulty in the sixth.

Ogando finished the inning but was pulled with two outs in the seventh. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six. It was just his fourth loss of the season and first since June 25.

"It was still Brett Cecil's night," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "You can get shut out by anybody if he's good and he's making pitches. If he's a (MLB) Major League pitcher, there are going to be times when he pitches a heck of a game and tonight was his night."


I hope the rangers bring him up soon

Lzen 07-28-2011 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by df8866 (Post 7776003)
Cecil fielde defeated Rangers in firing first shutout

Cecil fielde turned and let out a scream while punching the air in celebration. It was as though four months of frustration -- which included a long stint in the Minor Leagues -- were being released all at that time .

The emotion was clearly evident on Brett Cecil's face after he struck out Mike Napoli (Texas Rangers #25) to record the first shutout of his career.

Cecil fielde --The 25-year-old allowed just four hits in the best start of his career as Toronto Blue jays dominates the Texas Rangers, 3-0, on Sunday night at the Ballpark in Arlington.

Cecil, who struck out a season-high seven and appeared to have little difficulty against the second-ranked offense in the American League.He said "It's obviously a great accomplishment," "I come back from where I was at the beginning of the season and kind of where I've been floating around the whole season.

"It has definitely been a big thing for me as far as getting back on the right path. I just hope it continues."

The Blue Jays lefty had previously thrown just one complete game in his career, which came on July 5, when he threw eight innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox. Cecil hadn't enjoyed a scoreless outing since a 7 1/3-innings performance on May 24, 2010, against the Los Angeles Angels.

Cecil didn't allow a runner to reach scoring position until the bottom of the eighth inning. Craig Gentry led off with a single just past the outstretched glove of shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Gentry moved up one batter later on a fly ball to left field. Cecil then retired the next two batters to escape the inning perfect .

Cecil came back out to start the ninth and appeared to find another gear. Cecil, who was optioned to Triple-A in April after a mysterious loss in velocity, topped out at 94 mph in the final frame before eventually striking out Napoli to end the game.

The third-year pitcher is now 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA and three quality starts in his past four outings. That's a stark difference from the guy who was sent down to the Minors after going 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA in his first four starts.

Count catcher J.P. Arencibia among those who think the velocity problems from earlier in the year were overblown.

Arencibia said. "I think the biggest thing is we got too jion in his velocity drop and all that stuff," "Sometimes that wears on you as a player, and I think he was trying to do too much.

"You see today, now he has his faith back, he's throwing out there. He's at his best when he pitches 88-90 and he's down in the zone. There's some guys that live and play for a long time doing that and are successful."

Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando matched Cecil pitch for pitch through the first five innings. He allowed just three hits over that span while striking out six, but the 27-year-old began to experience some difficulty in the sixth.

Ogando finished the inning but was pulled with two outs in the seventh. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six. It was just his fourth loss of the season and first since June 25.

"It was still Brett Cecil's night," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "You can get shut out by anybody if he's good and he's making pitches. If he's a (MLB) Major League pitcher, there are going to be times when he pitches a heck of a game and tonight was his night."

Damn it, n00b!!!


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