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PostSubject: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:23 pm

12 Monkeys
Air Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time Slot: 09:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on Syfy
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE

"Pilot"

12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
27 years after a virus wipes out most of humanity, scientists send a man (James Cole) back to 2015 to stop the plague from ever happening. Cole's only lead is a virologist (Dr. Cassandra Railly), who knows the dangerous source of the outbreak.

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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:28 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:11 pm

12 Monkeys - Pilot - Advance Preview by Lisa Macklem


12 Monkeys premieres on January 16, 2015 at 9pm. Terry Matalas and Travis Ficket wrote the pilot which was directed by Jeffrey Reiner. Natalie Chaidez is showrunner. Matalas and Ficket have also written for Nikita and Terra Nova, and Matalas also wrote for Star Trek: Enterprise. Reiner’s long list of credits also includes the Pilots for Caprica and Helix, as well as The Event, Trauma, and Friday Night Lights. Chaidez also produced V, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Heroes. Clearly there’s lots of experience on this project with thrillers and science fiction! The series itself is, of course, based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam movie of the same name which is based on the 1962 French short film La Jetee by Chris Marker. The show is described as a “re-imagining” of the originals.

I think that fans of the movie will like the television, show, but you definitely don’t need to have seen the movie to understand what’s happening. I actually never did get around to seeing the movie – so I’ll be really interested to hear from people who did see the movie.

The “Pilot” has a lot of ground to cover. There are time jumps from 2043 to 2013 to 2015. We meet the cast of characters from the future – James Cole (Aaron Stanford), the “chrononaut” who travels back in time, his best friend Ramses (Kirk Acevedo), and Jones (Barbara Sukowa) who is in charge of the time travelling ‘program’. We also meet Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull), a virologist in the present, and her significant other, Aaron Marker (Noah Bean).

The “Pilot” gets through a lot of exposition but also gives us a good look at the two main characters. Stanford is excellent as Cole. He’s clearly driven but he’s also clearly not quite of this time – he’s a lot less “refined” and more direct. Schull is very enjoyable as Cassandra. She’s smart and competent – and it’s always nice to see another strong woman character on television. Sukowa also brings a level of intelligence and strength to her role. I’ve been a big fan of Acevedo since Fringe, so it’s always great to see him. Neither he nor Bean have a great deal to do in this first episode, however.

The series is generally shot in very dark and atmospheric lighting which you’d expect from this genre, and it works well, particularly in the future. Time travel is dealt with in a sufficiently complex and believable way. The special effects are also done extremely well. The premise of the show – that he’s travelled back in time to stop the destruction of mankind, knowing that ground zero is 2017 – may seem to be limiting, but the show sets itself up to be intriguing for quite some time.

I’d definitely recommend catching this one. The action zips along with plenty of twists and turns along the way. The guest star is Zeljko Ivanek, and he delivers his usual terrific performance. There’s a great surprise at the end of the episode. The episode also sets up a number of questions that will clearly be answered as the action unfolds – like what Cole’s real motivation is for joining the program. SyFy recently stated that they want to start becoming leaders again in their own genre – science fiction – and 12 Monkeys may just be the vehicle that really allows them to do that! Be sure to catch the “Pilot” on January 16, 2015 on SyFy at 9pm ET/PT.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:28 am


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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:44 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:32 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:50 pm

Well saw the first ep and it was better than I expected.
Well done nothing corny, some surprises, sort of like terminator in the time travel aspect.
I was surprised the killed off leland as that actor is good at that type of role.
now they show his duaghter at the end and she is crazy and looks like she is drawing a monkey, so she may be the one who releases the epidemic.

have # 2 will watch it later.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:33 pm

T5000 wrote:
Well saw the first ep and it was better than I expected.
Well done nothing corny, some surprises, sort of like terminator in the time travel aspect.
I was surprised the killed off leland as that actor is good at that type of role.
now they show his duaghter at the end and she is crazy and looks like she is drawing a monkey, so she may be the one who releases the epidemic.

have # 2 will watch it later.
Will watch it later tonight too, but I'm surprised that ep 1x02 is out there already. Did they air two eps last night??
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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:07 pm

T5000 wrote:
Well saw the first ep and it was better than I expected.
Well done nothing corny, some surprises, sort of like terminator in the time travel aspect.
I was surprised the killed off leland as that actor is good at that type of role.
now they show his duaghter at the end and she is crazy and looks like she is drawing a monkey, so she may be the one who releases the epidemic.

have # 2 will watch it later.
Damn, that opener was really fine stuff.
I like the story and the cast a lot (Nikita!!). Very cool to see "Birkhoff" back as Cole and Amanda Schull seems perfect for that role so far.
It looks like there's plenty of room for some great mysteries and the time travelling aspect is another plus.
So right now I'm pretty excited about this show. Let's hope it will become also a success ratings-wise, so maybe I'll get a bit easier over the ending of Continuum this year ...
BTW, I hope, we haven't seen the last of Leland Frost. As you said, he's a great actor and after all this is about time travel and changing the time line, so ...
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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:51 am

tscc1000 wrote:
T5000 wrote:
Well saw the first ep and it was better than I expected.
Well done nothing corny, some surprises, sort of like terminator in the time travel aspect.
I was surprised the killed off leland as that actor is good at that type of role.
now they show his duaghter at the end and she is crazy and looks like she is drawing a monkey, so she may be the one who releases the epidemic.

have # 2 will watch it later.
Will watch it later tonight too, but I'm surprised that ep 1x02 is out there already. Did they air two eps last night??
Apparently 1st 2  on the 16th..

Seen 30 ni of #2 and still good, so this is a surprise  seening as it is on syfy, where most of it original shows suck bigtime!
Last good shoe they had was Caprica.

I tried to find ratings for jan 16 on syf , but no luck.
I guess it takes 2-3 days for them to  be posted on tvbn.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:34 am

SyFy's heavily hyped "12 Monkeys" opens to unremarkable ratings.

The hype was notable and the campaign was aggressive, but the result was unfortunately unremarkable.
SyFy’s new series “12 Monkeys,” which is an adaptation of the film, premiered Friday to a modest 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 1.35 million viewers.
By comparison, SyFy’s series “Helix” scored a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating with 1.82 million viewers for its debut episode on January 10, 2014.
That launch, however, received lead-in support from the network’s popular WWE SmackDown! program (0.7 rating, 2.82 million viewers on 1/10/14).
This season’s “Helix” opener, which aired after the “12 Monkeys” premiere, settled for a series low 0.3 rating with 1.00 million viewers.
— Old-skewing, “12 Monkeys” drew a 0.2 adults 18-34 rating and a 0.5 in adults 25-54. Its rating in the men 50+ demographic was a solid 0.9.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 Monkeys - Episode 1x01 "Pilot"   Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:35 pm


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