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Old 09-18-03, 06:27 PM
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threat matrix pilot 9/18 thread

I thought I'd give this a try, to see how it is (if it sucks in the first 10 min like I expect, I'll just put the friends season finale that I missed on)
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I hope this show is better than it's name.
Old 09-18-03, 06:58 PM
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Well, its title did what it was meant to accomplish. Someone said to me last week:
"Isn't that based on the matrix movies?"

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I saw the pilot, and actually the best part of the show were the first five to ten minutes (you will see what I mean when you see the show). After that, it all goes downhill...
Old 09-18-03, 08:41 PM
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It's really funny. I guess they filmed this quite a while back but

Spoiler:
The main villain Hambali was captured in Bangkok at least a month ago - real time. Just kinda funny considering how current they're trying to be.
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I tried watching the first 10 minutes but Survivor Pearl Island lured me away.

I noticed one of the main "terrorists" was on Season 2 of 24. On 24 he played one of the drivers of the van with the nuclear device. Maybe they're hoping some of the magic of 24 will rub off on them.
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I'm barely paying attention. There is way too much of sitting in front of computers watching satellites, blah blah yadda yadda zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I agree the first few minutes before the credits were cool. Great production values with HDTV and surround sound, but it stands no chance against Friends and Survivor. I don't think I'll be watching it again. 24 with all it's flaws is much more entertaining.
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I really liked it.
Old 09-19-03, 12:22 AM
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If i can't find the time to watch 24 or MI-5, i'm not going to watch this. Especially opposite Survivor and Friends.
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I enjoyed watching it and it was pretty cool how they took out the suicide bomber at the end. When they threw him and the bomb in the containment truck and it blew up and the truck kind of did a hop in the air. Pretty funny if you ask me.

This was the first program that I was able to see in OTA HDTV and it was pretty good. Of course ABC is only 720p, but the nice thing was, is that it came thru as 5.1 Dolby Digital Stereo. Some good sound effects. It's too bad I couldn't use my Tivo to watch this and FF thru the commercials. I forget what it was like to have to watch commercials!

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it's weird...I think this show might interest me, but i'm not interested enough to watch..

back in June/July I downloaded whatever ep was floating around and never got around to watching it and eventually ended up deleting it..

oh well..

hope you guys enjoyed it though..
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Well, there's an hour of my life that I'll never get back. The show sucked. They tried to do way too much too soon and it was hard to keep track of what was going on. Not to mention that it was quite boring and unrealistic.

I noticed the guy from 24 as well. Is he the only guy in Hollywood who speaks Arabic or whatever language they were using? Geez. Talk about being typecast. In this day and age of terrorism, though, I guess he has relative job security playing a terrorist.

Also, did that deaf girl remind anybody else of a grown up Avril Lavigne?

Anyway, I somehow don't see this show lasting very long against Friends (and I guess Survivor, though I don't watch the latter). I doubt I'll watch next week's episode.

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First episode is ok. I will tune in for a few more episodes to see if it gets better.
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Originally posted by mrpayroll
I enjoyed watching it and it was pretty cool how they took out the suicide bomber at the end. When they threw him and the bomb in the containment truck and it blew up and the truck kind of did a hop in the air. Pretty funny if you ask me.

This was the first program that I was able to see in OTA HDTV and it was pretty good. Of course ABC is only 720p, but the nice thing was, is that it came thru as 5.1 Dolby Digital Stereo. Some good sound effects. It's too bad I couldn't use my Tivo to watch this and FF thru the commercials. I forget what it was like to have to watch commercials!

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Only 720p? Isn't 720p considered a higher resolution than 1080i?

About the show, I was disappointed. That whole videoediting sequence was beyond ridiculous. Good to know gay/jock from Buffy got some work after the show. Also I recognize the chick from the Vampire: the Masquerade show. I always thought she was hot, but that whole divorcee agents thing was very irritating. I may watch again, but I don't have any high hopes.
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Originally posted by spainlinx0
Only 720p? Isn't 720p considered a higher resolution than 1080i?
I've certainly always thought so.

As for the show: m'eh.
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Any series whose first episode shows a suicide bomber getting blown to bits in the back of a bomb truck is all right with me. I liked it. Definite potential here, especially to develop the characters as the season progresses.

Like that the show moves fast and doesn’t beat us over the head with the plot. There were a couple of moments where I was a little lost, but I thought that was a positive of the show – makes you pay attention.
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I quit paying attention after the guy called his ex-wife Mrs. Kilmer I didn't really give the show a fair chance, but I figure ABC didn't either by putting it in that timeslot. They should've at least moved the debut up a week so it wasn't going up against Survivor. That show's going to die quicker than the guy in the containment truck.

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The only things I liked were the opening sequence, the guy blowing up in the truck and seeing "Dixie Cousins" from The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

Otherwise it seems like The Agency except with more action but less interesting.
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Originally posted by spainlinx0
Only 720p? Isn't 720p considered a higher resolution than 1080i?


Well shows you how much I know. Isn't the higher the number, the better?

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Originally posted by mrpayroll
Well shows you how much I know. Isn't the higher the number, the better?

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Well you have to remember that 720p means 720 lines on the screen at one time. While 1080i means 540 alternating lines. It's why 480p is better than 480i, although these would be closer. I don't think I'm explaining it right, I think someone here who's more knowledgable could give you a better answer.
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Originally posted by movielib

Otherwise it seems like The Agency except with more action but less interesting.


I did not watch Threat Matrix but I wonder why ABC did not just pick up The Agency. It was a borderline show in the ratings, but why not go with that instead of taking a shot in the dark with an all new show.
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Forgot to watch it, but if it's up against the farewell season of Friends, this is a no-brainer for me.
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Is it exactly like MI-5?
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Originally posted by goLUCKY
Is it exactly like MI-5?
If MI-5 sucks, then yeah.

Actually, I heard MI-5 was pretty good, so it's probably nothing like MI-5.

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Originally posted by immortal_zeus
If MI-5 sucks, then yeah.

Actually, I heard MI-5 was pretty good, so it's probably nothing like MI-5.

I think that MI-5 is bangin' and I haven't seen TMatrix yet.

Can anyone compare them?

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