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Posted Dec 4, 2011 @ 7:00 AM

I am continually amused that Willage is a sex symbol.

THIS doesn't help. Lol
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Posted Dec 30, 2011 @ 10:26 AM

Victor Garber receives 2011 COAF Humanitarian Award.

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Posted Mar 11, 2012 @ 10:08 AM

The pornstache Willage was sporting at the Oscars made me laugh for five minutes. No lie.

In other news, Mia Maestro has been cast as Matt Bomer's new love interest on White Collar. Although I hated the origins of her character on Alias, I thought she was a perfectly good actress, so I'm hopeful for her work on WC.
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Posted May 3, 2012 @ 4:14 AM

Being as it's been a few years since this has been rerun on my cable system, I picked it for a summer re-watch. Only, much to my surprise, season one at least is unavailable for streaming, even by pay, anywhere I can find. I've checked Netflix, Amazon, Hulu-plus and every other legitimate site I could think of and it ain't anywhere that Google can find. Is it being run on some channel that I'm just not currently getting or something? If anyone has any hard data, I'd appreciate it mucho.
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Posted May 10, 2012 @ 6:10 PM

Infamous Not sure I will watch this but Victor is in a new show picked up by NBC.

Infamous (previously Notorious), which is described as an opulent soap in which a female detective (Meagan Good) returns undercover to the wealthy family in which she grew up -- as the maid's daughter -- to solve the slaying of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Tate Donovan and Victor Garber co-star in the drama from Universal Television and BermanBraun. Liz Heldens (Prime Suspect, Friday Night Lights) penned the pilot and will exec produce alongside Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein.


Edited by OLynn, May 10, 2012 @ 6:12 PM.

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Posted Jul 1, 2012 @ 7:15 AM

Being as it's been a few years since this has been rerun on my cable system, I picked it for a summer re-watch.


What I'd love is an Alias blu ray set.
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Posted Jul 2, 2012 @ 10:23 PM

Small bit of trivia: Merrin Dungy appeared as Security Guard #2 (a most auspicious role, errrr not) in a Babylon 5 episode called "Messages from Earth". Unfortunately, the role was quite small and I only realized she was in there when the credits rolled. For me, this is awesome, because B5 and Alias are two of my three all time favorite shows.
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Posted Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:37 AM

It was a pleasant surprise to see Mia Maestro pop up on this week's White Collar, as lovely as ever. And it looks like she'll be in next week's episode too.
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Posted Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:14 PM

Small bit of trivia: Merrin Dungy appeared as Security Guard #2 (a most auspicious role, errrr not) in a Babylon 5 episode called "Messages from Earth".


That's cool.

She was also in a Season 9 episode of Seinfeld called The Bookstore. She played a cashier at a bookstore where George was forced to buy a book because he took it with him into the bathroom.
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Posted Jul 21, 2012 @ 8:54 AM

I saw the coming attractions to a film named Argo recently. It's the true story about a CIA plan to get six American embassy workers who had taken refuge at the Canadian embassy out of Iran after the revolution. Victor Garber can be seen in the trailer as the Canadian ambassador.
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Posted Jul 22, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

I saw the coming attractions to a film named Argo recently. It's the true story about a CIA plan to get six American embassy workers who had taken refuge at the Canadian embassy out of Iran after the revolution. Victor Garber can be seen in the trailer as the Canadian ambassador.


I'm really looking forward to this movie. I've loved the other movies that Ben Affleck has directed and the trailer for this looks great. The fact that Victor Garber and Kyle Chandler are in the cast makes it even better.

I recently started watching The West Wing from the beginning and was surprised to see Merrin Dungey in there. I was also recently shocked to find out that Mia Maestro is in the last 2 Twilight movies.

I'm thinking of doing an Alias rewatch since there's nothing on TV. I always forget how good this show was!
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Posted Jul 22, 2012 @ 10:55 PM

I'm really looking forward to this movie. I've loved the other movies that Ben Affleck has directed and the trailer for this looks great. The fact that Victor Garber and Kyle Chandler are in the cast makes it even better.


Kyle Chandler's in it too? Damn, a great cast gets even better.
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Posted Jul 24, 2012 @ 10:08 PM

I know, right? He's in the trailer for a split second in the "Dream On" montage.

Starting my re-watch without my lent out season 1 dvds. I forgot how great earlier seasons were when Sydney had all her countermissions.
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Posted Aug 15, 2012 @ 7:32 AM

Jen & Victor
OMG so sweet. THIS is why Alias worked so well. Made me miss the show all over again...

ETA the crib. Have you ever actually built anything before? LOL

Edited by OLynn, Aug 15, 2012 @ 7:36 AM.

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Posted Sep 6, 2012 @ 8:28 PM

I am rewatching season 1, and as they start going into the Rambaldi mythos, and recall that at one time the writers toyed with making Jack be Rambaldi and Sydney his experiment. I am so glad that they didn't go that way. It would make the burgeoning relationship become meaningless.
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Posted Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:20 PM

Alias was added to Netflix. This is fantastic news. I was so, so, so excited to settle in for an evening of re-watching. I started with an episode and realized they have changed all of the iconic music. There is no Joni Mitchell "The River" at the end of "The Indicator". Limp Bizkit's "Rollin" is gone from "The Two". It goes on and on. Granted, I have seen these episodes many times (and over the years acquired 90% of the music from the show and put it into an Alias playlist...ahem). I imagine it wouldn't be nearly as jarring for a new viewer, but it feels like a different show. Jennifer Garner talked about how J.J. used to play the music while she was shooting scenes so that she could walk down the hallway/alley/airport terminal/sidewalk, etc. in time with the music, and that feeling is gone now. Is this bothering anyone else as much as me?
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Posted Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:30 AM

I can't imagine I'll ever watch Alias on Netflix. I don't even watch the DVDs I have. However, it does cost money to license a song, I can see why they changed it. But yes, it's annoying.
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Posted Sep 29, 2012 @ 8:28 PM

I confess that I really don't pay that much attention to the music. Does anyone know if they did the same thing on the CD's?
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Posted Sep 29, 2012 @ 8:57 PM

I confess that I really don't pay that much attention to the music. Does anyone know if they did the same thing on the CD's?

NO.

The DVD's and the "other" ways have the original music.

jes004 you broke my drunken stupor. I had to check just to be sure and it brought back the memories/pain once again. I just happened to finally give in (YESTERDAY) and order season 5 (Continuum holla) after all these years and you do this to me!!!!

Edited by speedroc, Sep 29, 2012 @ 8:59 PM.

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

I was so excited to see Netflix add "Alias" to it's instant streaming lineup, but while settling in to watch the pilot episode, which in my opinion is one of the best pilots ever made, I notice all the music changes. Gah! I've seen the pilot so many times over the years and the music is such a huge part of the emotional pack of the show. Some of the changes were not so bad, replacing the Peter Gabriel song during Danny's funeral wasn't so bad, though the music in that scene never did me in, just the way Jennifer Garner nails re-recording her answering machine message. That scene gives me chills everytime. The one song change that I just cannot stand is taking out the Vertical Horizon song at the end of the episode. I just loved the way it mixed with the scene and it was just beautiful. How expensive could a song by a now broken up band be? They could afford Kat Stevens, but not a song that wasn't even a top 40 hit or even a single as far as I know.
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Posted Sep 30, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

If you watch everything except the the last two disks, Speedroc, it's not too bad. I pretend those didn't happen, One day I'll write my own alternate ending, but I'm still a little peeved at myself for losing the story I was working on when my hard drive crashed. I had planned on doing a back up and just didn't get around to it.

Edited by jes004, Sep 30, 2012 @ 2:06 PM.

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Posted Sep 30, 2012 @ 5:42 PM

You're correct. From the Prophet Five to S.O.S the season wasn't that bad.

But that ending..ugh.
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Posted Sep 30, 2012 @ 8:45 PM

Wow, the Alias thread. Returning to the earth from whence I came.

But that ending..ugh.

I actually think that the finale gave me PTSD for all subsequent series finales of shows I watch, as in, I actually now get nervous when they come around because I'm like, "Are they going to kill off my favorite character(s)? Are they going to just ... refuse to answer important plot points for which they have teased resolution throughout the show?"

That's too bad about the music for the shows on Netflix, though. There were some great musical moments in addition to the ones that you mentioned, Oykamu. The two that stand out for me after all these years are (1) Peter Gabriel's "I Grieve" when Sydney comes back to SD-6, thinking Sloane has been killed by Sark(? - IIRC) and (2) Fleetwood Mac's "Songbird" at the end of the Quentin Tarantino episode. I loved those.
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Posted Sep 30, 2012 @ 9:18 PM

Speaking of Tarantino, I wonder if they left in Rob Zombie's "Dragula" as He and his crew run down the hallway of SD-6 in "The Box?" I'm glad I have the DVD's so I don't have to be subjected to the changes. Like mentioned upthread, the music makes some of the scenes/episodes.

Can you imagine Sydney strutting down the airport hallway to anything other than No Doubt's "Hella Good" in "The Getaway?"
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Posted Oct 2, 2012 @ 11:36 PM

I did some brief recon on Netflix. "Hella Good" is still in "The Getaway" and "Back in Black" is still at the beginning of "Phase One." Coldplay's "God Put a Smile on Your Face" is gone from the end of "Double Agent." [Cough]NotthatIwouldhavenoticedoranything.[/cough] Sheryl Crow's "I Shall Believe" is gone from the end of "The Counteragent." "Home" is gone from the scene in "Salvation" where Syd and Vaughn are waiting to hear the results of their tests and talking about pie. Those are just a few more examples in which the original music is so ingrained in my memory of the scene that it takes me completely out of the episode to hear something else. The replacement music so far has all sounded the same to me as well--woman singer, kinda generic and...whiny. Definitely not the Ovary Electric music I loved so much.

Also, Peace 47, I only saw the finale once when it aired. I had managed to almost completely block out certain events and replace them with my head canon, until I read that. Oh well. I'll count on my selective amnesia returning to me soon.

Edited by Oykamu, Oct 3, 2012 @ 9:42 PM.

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Posted Oct 3, 2012 @ 4:44 AM

I did some brief recon on Netflix. "Hella Good" is still in "The Getaway" and "American Woman" is still at the beginning of "Phase One."

Uh-OH, now I'm definitely glad I don't have NetFlix. "Back In Black" by AC/DC was the original opening song (Syd in her what-was-wrong-with the-black-one lingerie) of "Phase One."
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Posted Oct 3, 2012 @ 9:41 PM

Nope, sorry, that was my bad. "American Woman" is in the middle of that episode when she's running through the park. "Back in Black" is what I meant. That IS still at the beginning of "Phase One."
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Posted Oct 4, 2012 @ 5:18 PM

OK, a few songs are definitely worth keeping, no matter the cost. That includes AC/DC mentioned above and Sinead O'Connor's "No Man's Woman" from the pilot. Sidney strutting around to some generic music is just ... wrong.

Speaking of Sydney, Melissa George is currently on the BBC series Hunted, playing a spy, a private sector spy at that. It's like Lauren was transported to London after Syd shot her! But that's not meant to sound bad - after a dodgy initial action sequence, it's actually a good looking series. It's got some guys with X Files, Spooks and Life on Mars on their CVs. And Melissa is not bad in it, if only she had played Lauren the same way.

Now, back to music, the scene that probably made me a shipper was the one where Syd throws her beeper into the Pacific. It's starts with Spy Daddy standing her up and she calls Vaughn to vent, as it turns out she was also grieving a colleague's death. He gives her this long pep talk and the scene finishes with them discretely holding hands. All this time Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" is weaving in and out of the background and makes the whole thing, which lasts the song's length, very effective. I can't still hear that song without being transported into Aliasverse.
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Posted Oct 4, 2012 @ 7:07 PM

Speaking of Sydney, Melissa George is currently on the BBC series Hunted, playing a spy, a private sector spy at that. It's like Lauren was transported to London after Syd shot her! But that's not meant to sound bad - after a dodgy initial action sequence, it's actually a good looking series. It's got some guys with X Files, Spooks and Life on Mars on their CVs. And Melissa is not bad in it, if only she had played Lauren the same way.

Have you seen the entire pilot or any additional episodes? I'm actually looking forward to this since its on MAX. I'm hoping it will fill the void (gratuitous sex and violence) that will be left after Strike Back finishes.
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Posted Oct 4, 2012 @ 7:11 PM

Coldplay's "God Put a Smile on Your Face" is gone from the end of "Double Agent." [Cough]NotthatIwouldhavenoticedoranything.[/cough]


Okay, THAT, is just wrong. I still think of Alias every time I hear that song, I can't imagine the scene without it.
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