Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Alias Reunion

Nearly 9 years ago I started this blog as a place to chat about intelligent TV. The ABC message boards were a mess with lackluster fans who couldn't even wrap their brains around JJ's Alice in Wonderland references. We needed a forum where we could come discuss the very literary parts of Alias and of course all the kick-ass fight scenes. During the last 9 years, I have made friends with many of the blog followers- one even flew to Seattle and stayed with me for a few days on a layover to Canada. There are some I still chat with regularly and one I would even call one a very dear friend (though we have never met in person). This coming spring, we have planned a little reunion of sorts. I plan to fly out to Indiana and spend the weekend knee deep in CIA missions with Sara Fu, Des and Jenni! I could not be more excited about this trip- finally able to meet face to face, after all this time and experience Alias together, like we did in the beginning. The tentative plan is to watch Season 2, from the demise of SD6, thru Season 3 and the demise of Lauren Reed. Because of course, it will capture the rise and fall of Syd and Vaughn's relationship, the return of Will, a little double agent business and much more. I think it will be the perfect refresher for everyone. I want to give a special shout out to SRM who has been holding down the fort for the last 8 years or so, keeping this little blog going! And to Page48 and Uncle 111 for being the most loyal followers. Your ideas and conversation are what made this blog what it was and is and will continue to be... a safe house for the Alias intrigued.
This is Fu, holding baby Asher (who just turned 9 the other day!!) and Des, holding baby Tori. So excited to see them!!

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uncle111 said...

Yep!!!

Page48 said...

Uncle, I knew that was going to be a Comic-con trailer. I've been watching a number of them lately. And, of course, Henry Cavill had another Comic-con trailer featured as well.

Page48 said...

Tonight's "Zoo" contains a thinly (and I do mean thinly) veiled "Alias" shout out with a character by the name of Senator Dixon Vaughn.

Page48 said...

Quick summary of this week's "Zoo":

1) Senator Dixon Vaughn
2) "47" sighting
3) Carl Lumbly

Love the "Alias" connection, just wish the show was as bitchin' as "Alias".

Did a rewatch of the "Supergirl" pilot tonight. So many of the superhero shows we have right now are so dark and depressing and moody, but SG is a breath of fresh air if that's what you're looking for, and I am looking for that. Melissa Benoist is training hard and working with Jen's stunt girl and "Chuck" writers are on the case. I don't know if this show will work, but I sure hope it does.

Page48 said...

Supergirl gets her picture taken with Jack Bristow at Comic-Con.

Page48 said...

Back in the day, I used get comfy in front of the TV on Sunday nights and watch "Alias" and "The X-Files" back to back. Come January, I'll be able to recreate 1/2 of that experience.

The other half? Not so much.

uncle111 said...

Page,

X Files. Thanks! Can't wait!

Nice Supergirl ties to Chuck, and I'll have to try Zoo.

Page48 said...

Uncle, I forgot to mention that "Zoo" also has "Alias" alum Ken Olin appearing as a deceased scientist on archived video.

I haven't fallen in love with the whole premise of the show, which is basically animals of the world organizing and going on a murderous rampage. That ain't no "Alias", but as a summer series, it doesn't have much competition, so we'll see how it develops.

As I've said before, I lament the fact that the whole stable of Bad Robot writers seems to have thrown in the towel when it comes to pursuing original material.

Page48 said...

When will it be OUR turn? You want some more "Xena: Warrior Princess"? You got it.

You want some more "Alias"? You don't got it.....yet?

Page48 said...

And, BTW, Lucy Lawless is 47 (there's that number again) and she wants back in the Xena game. Jen, who left her role as the kickass Syd at roughly the same age as LL left Xena, should find some inspiration in this.

Page48 said...

If the Lone Gunmen survived (we all watched them die, didn't we?), then there is NO DOUBT that Jack Bristow survived.

uncle111 said...

Page,

We know from my screenplay that the Jack who was shot at Rambaldi's "tomb" was really Jack's double. So......

Page48 said...

Uncle, that's why everybody needs a double.

Trailer for the new Bond film, "Spectre". Yeah, that'll work.

What I wouldn't give for a "Jennifer" Bond flick, if you know what I mean.

Page48 said...

Little teaser from "The X-Files". It's not much, but it's new.

Page48 said...

I'm officially ready for this, and it's back on Sunday nights, just like back in the day. Only one thing missing........."Alias".

Page48 said...

So, it's been what, a month since the Affleck dust-up? So far, I've seen Jen linked to Michael Vartan (again?) and some dude from "Grey's Anatomy". Ben, on the other hand, is said to be chatting up Blake Lively and or the Affleck's nanny.

Hooray for Hornywood.

Page48 said...

I polished off the 2-part series finale of "Strike Back" tonight. All things considered, one of my fave action series. Great locales, tons of action, plenty of humour. Over the top? Sure. Too adult for network TV? Sure, but very entertaining from start to finish. Fun stuff. Both of the main actors are on the new fall schedule on network TV.

uncle111 said...

I'll be at The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in a couple of days. I have friends who flew to NY from California to be at the big premier. But I'll see it here on Thursday. Here is one of the best articles I've read from someone who has seen it-- http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/08/man-from-uncle-review/3/

Page48 said...

Uncle, reading the comments section, it sounds like this movie wasn't even on the radar of a lot of people. Obviously not everyone is as spy-hungry as we are.

I disagree with the writer's take on the Bourne movies, though. I think they're excellent. Bond can be a little tedious at times and MI falls somewhere in between the two, IMO.

I assume that, with any success at all at the box office, there will be at least 2 more UNCLE movies. I still think Bradley Cooper would have looked good in a string of UNCLE films.

uncle111 said...

I finished my series rewatch of Chuck this weekend. Boy did I hate reaching the end! I'm going to start it up again soon. Tonight I'm in The Pretender series.

Also, in case you are wondering...Yes! Go see The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie!!! EXCELLENT cold war spy movie...with humor, action, acting and music!! Great look and feel, as well as good story. I've seen it twice and will see it again before it goes off the big screen.

Page48 said...

Uncle, I don't know why "Chuck" teetered on cancellation EVERY season. It was clearly such a good show. "Man From UNCLE" is on my to-do list for sure.

BTW, you need to bump it up to the latest blog post.

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