Sunday, August 13, 2006

I cried like a baby...

27 comments:

Page48 said...

Five years went by in the blink of an eye. I never get tired of that scene from the first episode with Sydney in the cemetery when Jack approaches and gives Syd her very own CIA cellphone and then it rings. Sydney's tentative "hello" was like the starter's pistol going off..Syd's in, game on.

Wow, seems like I just finished watching that episode in "real time" and now it's all gone. My Alias done left me.

No wonder you cried like a baby, GS. It was definitely the appropriate reaction.

Kiki said...

Yeah, it did go by fast and I kick myself everyday for not be interested in Alias when it first came out. I thought it looked silly. But then it all break loose and it became my favorite show. I try not to think about it as dead and gone, I try to think about all the glory and that it was time for Syd and Vaughn to be done (sorta), but I see clips like this and it makes me want to go shake the shoulders of the network. HOW COULD YOU, YOU BASTARDS!!

Robetron said...

Wow, that really does tug on the ole heart. This is a really cool montage. Who made it, I wonder?

-R.

slingshot said...

genius.

it captured some of the most celebrated scenes of Alias...

loved it!

lisa said...

what, I say, WHAT, am I going to watch now???? there is nothing like Alias!!

Anonymous said...

I miss Alias...I think I'll go dig out my DVDs and watch them this afternoon. Thanks for posting that, GS!

Anonymous said...

That would be an awesome video if they had a different song on it. Maybe blur or supreme beings of leisure. Just an idea.. but it's terrific.

dlove said...

"My Alias done left me." - page48, that says it all for me. Great video.

lhaaheim said...

I can't hear it!!! Ahh!!! Stupid computer!!! Why won't you work!?! :-(

dlove- "My Alias done left me." - page48, that says it all for me.

Ditto!!!

I really really love the new banner though, it's a great collection of moments and people!!!

lhaaheim said...

Crap! Now I got it to work and I'm crying!!! Why did Alias have to be so amazing!?!

I'm with you GS! Stupid Bastards had to end Alias and wouldn't even give them a full season! Dumb SOBs!!!

That's such a pretty song, it was a great choice, I just wish it were longer, there are so many wonderful Alias scenes and they had so many good ones, I just want more!!!

I want my Alias back!

So well made! Does anyone know who made it!?! It's the best Alias montage I've ever seen, and if anyone can remember back I posted about a lot of them!!! :-D

Okay back to crying *sob* *sniff* *sob*

Page48 said...

No argument here...STUPID NETWORK BASTARDS!

lhaaheim said...

Oh look! In part of this article he's talking about us!!! :-D

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1844196,00.html

"I am eagerly anticipating the reaction to the Critical Studies in Television conference in Manchester next month, if only because it will afford me the always-thrilling opportunity to throw a newspaper across the room in disgust. If it is a slow news week, I confidently expect a flurry of snide pieces pointing out papers on "Xena Warrior Princess and Renegotiations of Place" and "Extending the Narrative of Alias" and bemoaning the death of serious scholarship.

I have never understood why there is such snobbery about studying modern pop culture. Does no one understand that some of today's pop culture will become high culture in a few decades' time? And what better time to study it than when it's just been produced and you can actually talk to the writers?

Moreover, there are so many new and interesting developments in fandom - the conglomeration of online discussions, fan fiction and fan art devoted to a particular TV show or book - that discussion isn't just fascinating, it's imperative. I'm particularly intrigued by the role of women in the new fandom. While the stereotype of a geek is a dandruff-ridden teenage boy with a large collection of limited-edition Star Trek plates, the nerds are changing. These days, fan fiction - fan-written stories about favourite characters from TV, film or books - is more likely to be written by women than men.

It is not hard to see why. In the past decade, the traditional geek realms of sci-fi and fantasy have produced more empowering, kick-ass heroines than any of the more "realistic" genres. Compare The West Wing - in which, goddess CJ Cregg aside, all the women are relegated to roles as wives or assistants - to Buffy, the vampire slayer. Or Xena, the warrior princess. Or Alias' Sydney Bristow, the super spy. I could go on.

The existence of these powerful female characters is worth celebrating. It's even worth devoting academic conferences to analysing and discussing. But of course, we can't have academics actually discussing something relevant to modern life, can we?"

Damn right!!! :-D

Tammy said...

OK - wish I'd seen this at home. It's Monday morning at work - and I'm crying... seems silly about a TV show, but Damn, it's so sad.

Yup, my alias done left me... page48 you nailed it.

bonkers for bristow said...

Tammy.
I'm right there with you. Snuffling into my kleenex behind my cube walls hoping that my red eyes will clear before someone comes over and asks why I'm crying. Could be a bit awkward! :)
Great video, great song (who doesn't like Enya?). My husband thinks I should move on from Alias. I'm glad to know I'm not alone.

lhaaheim said...

We don't have to move on, somebody has to keep Alias alive!!! Besides even though there is a lot of great TV, nothing is better then Alias!

~Liz

jenn256 said...

ok, GS you can NEVER NEVER let that be erased, EVER! Is there anyway to download it so I can keep it?

Yes, I am crying, and need to settle down before my daughter wakes up and wonders why her mother is crying....can you explain Alias to a 2 year old?

Loved it GS, thanks for sharing it with us!

Kiki said...

You can find it at youtube.com and you can save it from there I think. I thought it was the best of all I have watched. Very classy and clean. Perfect picture of Alias!

jenn256 said...

I can't stop watching it! It's just so sad, it makes me happy to see all those scenes together, but sad that in one month when the new season starts, out favorite show won't be among them.

kellie said...

Great article about women heroines/women fans in pop culture.

I cry about every time I watch Alias (so every day). My daughters who are almost 3 get up from their nap every day and I am usually watching the end of some great episode. They patiently cuddle with me and wait for it to end so we can have a tea party, go for a walk, or do crafts, but not before they ask me to play the Alias intro music so they can dance their crazy little asses off. It kills me.

Did anyone ever watch that old show Beauty and the Beast with Ron Pearlman and Linda Hamilton? It had a little bit of that thing that makes a semi-science fiction/action show dark and interesting. I recall being really addicted to that show as well, though I watched it only in reruns thinking it would be really stupid. I ended up loving it.

What shows were you addicted to before Alias? There really are very few for me.

Page48 said...

Should you ever find yourself wondering what sort of quality is required of a TV show in order for it to deserve a Season 6, just treat yourself to a tour of this website dedicated to the worst piece of shit ever created for television:

http://www.trailerparkboys.com

and while you're in the neighbourhood, try this:

http://trailerparkboys.com/shittest/instruct.html

Now, after you've recovered from that assault on your intelligence, remind yourself that the announced cancellation of Alias came shortly after Season 4, not after Season 5. Meanwhile, Trailer Park Boys is already in Season 6.

As a disappointed Alias fan, I'm fighting the urge to puke. If there's any change in my condition, I'll let you know.

Page48 said...

dlove, tammy, lhaaheim, glad you appreciate "my Alias done left me". I know it sounds pitiful, but it just reminds me of being dumped by someone you think the whole wide world of. It's not over because you want it to be over, it's just over.

Page48 said...

OMG, here's my 3rd post in a row! Is there a better scene in all of Alias than Sydney breaking the news to Dixon about SD6? The beauty of that scene, the emotion of Sydney, knowing that Jack's life hangs in the balance, the moment of truth for Dixon the patriot, everything he has ever believed in about to be proven a lie, trusting Sydney while hating every word she speaks, sickened by the truth, but trusting her nevertheless. Taking it like the man he is. Wow, is there anything more awe inspiring than this, that you have ever seen on television? How could a network exec live with his decision to cancel this show? I just don't get it. Do you get it?

lhaaheim said...

Kellie- Oh your kids dance to Alias! That's too cute! I have a new baby cousin and once she's old enough I'm gonna make sure she learns about Alias! Little kids are so cool!

Yes! Page48! That's it! It's like being dumped by someone you love! And nope I don't get it, that scene was very amazing! Even aside from the characters and story the acting was purely magnificent! The stupid dudes at ABC must lack hearts and souls.

~Liz

dlove said...

lhaaheim : thanks for the article.
page58: you are so right about that scene with the patriot, Dixon and freckled face Syd. That's the ultimate. I don't think any tribute to Alias would be complete without that scene.

I know we all miss Alias, but I think this was the right time to go. Although I do wish we could have had a full season.

lhaaheim said...

dlove- Your welcome! :-D I agree, I love Alias and I always want more but I would/could be satisfied with only 5 seasons. But I'm unhappy since we got screwed with a short final season. I too think that's where the real problem lies and why so many fans are adamant about not letting Alias rest in peace!

Kiki said...

Oh, that scene with Dixon and the truth. I loved it. It was a call back to when Sydney told Danny the truth, same location, same color filters. Loved it.

If you watch the season 1 finale with commentary- Carl Lumbly (Dixon) talks about how much he hated shooting the scene in which he catches Sydney breaking into an SD-6 facility to steal something in order to get Will back. he said it was an emotional night, that it was hard for him (as Carl) to believe that Dixon didn't trust Sydney, that she was lying to him. JG also said it was a very hard scene and Michael Vartan said it was one of his all time Alias favorites. Dixon says something about rhetoric. It is an amazing scene.

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