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Title: "The Event"
Post by: LaughingBear on September 19, 2010, 07:56:03 pm
Have any of you folks who watch TV seen a teaser for a new show called "The Event?"

From the bits I've seen, it's about something along the lines of 9/11? 

I've seen the teaser several times and after thinking about it for some time, it occurred to me, what better way to stem the seemingly growing number of people who are waking up to the truth about 9/11, than to make a TV show along the same lines, and dilute any consensus that may be congealing in the minds of folks by injecting hollyweird into it.

Perfect opportunity...

"Man you've been watching too much TV!"
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: Moonbeam on September 24, 2010, 02:18:41 pm
We saw the pilot. We didn't see any 9/11 connection per se (just a reference to detaining folks). Don't know if we'll continue to watch it though...
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: ff42 on September 26, 2010, 10:15:27 pm
A plane is a mile away from a directed crash into the ground yet the lawn furniture in the plane's path is blown all over the place?  Do the producers think we are stupid ... Oh, never mind.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 27, 2010, 02:17:48 am
I took the strange wind and ground-shaking as side-effects of whatever disappeared the plane.

Definitely NOT 9/11. Something far more supernatural, or at least hyper-technological ("indistinguishable from magic").
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: azcoyote on September 29, 2010, 04:36:51 am
I watched the pilot. Maybe I listen to Coast to Coast too much, but I get the feeling that it is more UFO oriented than anything related to 9/11. Plus the scientists being imprisoned in Alaska points to the HAARP project.

Missed episode 2 as had to work, but can watch the rerun on my cable. I'll give it a few episodes to see if it lives up to their hype as being a replacement for "Lost", which I really liked.

Coyote
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 29, 2010, 08:52:20 am
Episode 2: extraterrestrials among us
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: F42 on September 29, 2010, 09:10:44 am
It is a JJ Abrams show right?

Think LOST.
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 29, 2010, 10:19:14 am
It is a JJ Abrams show right?

Think LOST.

I don't see his name in the credits (http://www.nbc.com/the-event/about/):

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Executive producers: Evan Katz, Steve Stark and Jeffrey Reiner
Creator: Nick Wauters
Director: Jeffrey Reiner (pilot/series) and various
Co-executive producers: Nick Wauters, Jim Wong, Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, David Goodman and David Schulner
Producers: Jim Chory (pilot); Steve Sassen (series)
Consulting producer: Lisa Zwerling
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: F42 on September 29, 2010, 11:41:54 am
It is a JJ Abrams show right?

Think LOST.

I don't see his name in the credits (http://www.nbc.com/the-event/about/):

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Executive producers: Evan Katz, Steve Stark and Jeffrey Reiner
Creator: Nick Wauters
Director: Jeffrey Reiner (pilot/series) and various
Co-executive producers: Nick Wauters, Jim Wong, Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, David Goodman and David Schulner
Producers: Jim Chory (pilot); Steve Sassen (series)
Consulting producer: Lisa Zwerling

I didn't check before I posted knowing someone else would. ^_^

JJ does have a few shows on this season, so I was guessing.
 
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: Moonbeam on September 29, 2010, 12:22:04 pm
JJ Abrams projects: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009190/. We really like FRINGE.

We lost interest in The Event halfway through the second episode.
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: F42 on September 29, 2010, 01:35:13 pm
We likes FRINGE also.

Really liked LOST until the writers strike where JJ stopped writing. After that it had it's up's and downs.
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: azcoyote on October 02, 2010, 12:48:53 am
Yep, ETs. Though they still could be time travellers. I'm intrigued enough to stay with it.

LOST had it's down seasons but I am still trying to process the whole last season. Need to watch it again on netflix maybe.

Hate to admit I haven't seen FRINGE, Should probably catch up with that on Netflix too. Since I work nights, if the show isn't on Cox cable's On Demand, I've missed it. Happened with last 2 seasons of 24, which was getting kind of old anyway.

Coyote
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: canadian on October 02, 2010, 10:08:02 am
Episode 2: extraterrestrials among us

/groan Another perfectly serviceable conspiracy plotline ruined by David Icke and his 12 foot lizard men from Nibiru.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: Bill St. Clair on October 02, 2010, 11:02:11 am
Hate to admit I haven't seen FRINGE, Should probably catch up with that on Netflix too. Since I work nights, if the show isn't on Cox cable's On Demand, I've missed it. Happened with last 2 seasons of 24, which was getting kind of old anyway.

Fringe remains interesting. I watch most of my TV on Hulu, some of it in the late night when I'm unable to sleep, looking at the small, but very bright and crisp screen on my iPhone.
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: F42 on October 02, 2010, 11:29:33 am

Fringe remains interesting. I watch most of my TV on Hulu, some of it in the late night when I'm unable to sleep, looking at the small, but very bright and crisp screen on my iPhone.

Dang Bill I thought watching hulu on my computer screen was watching small. We don't have nothing here but OTA TV and even that is spotty now, so Fox sometimes doesn't come in all the time.

TV isn't very big in this house, stopped renting movies even. Reading has always been #1.

 
Title: Re: "The Event"
Post by: azcoyote on November 23, 2010, 11:55:04 pm
ok, I've been watching all of it (on On Demand if i work that night).

It's ok but not wonderful. Yes, they do seem to be aliens, mostly of the peaceful variety. We still don't know their agenda though, which is the only thing that keeps me watching. Is about to end with a cliffhanger. I'll keep watching for a while but I can't say i'm hooked.

Not awful but not great like "Lost" nor even as intriguing as AMC's"The Walking Dead", which would be my choice if i had to pick.

Coyote