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(Trek Today)   "Jake 2.0" cancelled   ( divider line
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12693 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2004 at 11:19 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-01-18 12:31:34 AM  

The thing is, that kind of thing could be happening all the time and we would never even know it.

How many tragedies have been stopped by helpful travellers from the future...?
2004-01-18 12:33:22 AM  
Aren't we also all supposed to be pleased that Jake 2.0 is being replaced by yet another reality show? Joy!
2004-01-18 12:46:31 AM  
Anyone else read the words "Jake 2.0" and "Trek Today" and fear some sort of really weird, really bad DS9 spin off?
2004-01-18 12:47:50 AM  

Holy crap, I remember that Nintendo Power cartoon! Hell, I'd much rather read that again than any of this Jake 2.0 stuff.
2004-01-18 12:53:00 AM  
Reviewed here.

(by me)

I thought it had a chance if they emphasized the geek factor (look how well it worked for the O.C.). Guess they didn't.
2004-01-18 12:53:47 AM  
Jake 2.0 is being replaced by a new show called "NTSC".

Here's a sneak look at episode 1:

[image from too old to be available]

Early screenings with test audiences show markedly better responses than with Jake 2.0.
2004-01-18 12:56:09 AM  
Well, let me be the third person to admit to enjoying the show. Even if you didn't like the plot, I hope you'll agree that there was something entertaining about putting a hopeless nerd into the position of an NSA agent. It's kind of like Johnny English minus (intentional) comedy plus sci-fi elements.

So far, nearly every science fiction series (with the exception of Treks) that I've enjoyed has been given a swift hacksaw or has been impossible to find in syndication. I-Man, Lexx, John Doe, Aeon Flux, Earth: Final Conflict... and because of my unwillingness to pay standard cable fees, I can't watch The Dead Zone or Babylon 5 reruns.

It sucks to enjoy TV that's actually worth watching.
2004-01-18 01:01:13 AM  
2004-01-18 01:02:44 AM  
I actually wacthed "Jake" Beta release 5. Suggested they add a hot lab biatch. I guess it wasn't enough.
2004-01-18 01:07:32 AM  
Bring back Cleopatra 2525!
2004-01-18 01:12:05 AM  
If it's really that good of a show, an open-source version called "GnuJacob-1.0pre-aplha-2.tar.gz" will come out soon.
2004-01-18 01:14:29 AM  
maybe the whole "lab experiment accident creates superhero" thing is a cliche, but jake 2.0 had an ok premise, which is more than i can say for most tv, which has almost no premise. i've decided that maybe democracy isn't such a good idea. if the same people that buy good charlotte albums and watch reality tv and the oc are electing our presidents, there's something flawed in the system.
2004-01-18 01:16:47 AM  
Oh boy I'm already looking forward to Jake 3.0
2004-01-18 01:19:49 AM  
and here I thought Jake 2.0 was that show about that loser who turns his life over to the audience for them to decide what he does and etc
2004-01-18 01:23:28 AM  
What I liked about the show is simliar to what batmn42 and Air_Hadoken liked about the show. I liked the fish out of water aspect to the show and the cute lab assistant. She was VERY hot. I also like the early "What can this nanotech stuff do?" aspect. I especially liked the shows where the nanotech stuff messed him up or didn't work right.

He had to come to grips with his powers AND find out what it was really like to be a field agent where if you messed up people died.

It didn't have the sardonic writing that I-man had, but it was interesting. What always make me sad is that with so many great science fiction writers out there, why don't they get some of them to do a series?

I was impressed by some of the writing on the new Outer Limits series. Did any of you see them? They posed some good questions and they also had some good actors and actresses in them who must have been attracted by the good writing. I remember two shows in particular.

There was a scientist who determined that the world was going to end because of a massive solar flare and that although they were on the other side of the flare, they would be devastated by the tidal wave that followed. The real heart of the story was, "What would you do if you knew and others didn't? Would you tell them or not?" He decided not to tell this woman and spent the last night on earth with her. Their date went well, but when she found out she was REALLY PISSED. "Maybe I didn't want to spend my last night alive with YOU!" Man! It was a great reaction and not expected, yet plausible and very well done.

The other was about a mother who had to give her life to keep a treaty and prove that their side wasn't lying. It was told in the form of a diary to her son. Very strong stuff.

The weird thing about the series was that the "voice of control" stated something at the end that didn't really go with the moral of the story, kind of alike a headline writer who didn't really get the gist of the story, but had to do something that would should interesting.
2004-01-18 01:27:35 AM  
Jake 2.0 jumped the shark when Lee Majors guest starred.
2004-01-18 01:28:06 AM  
mmmmm ....lab chick
2004-01-18 01:29:30 AM  
Bring back "Automan" and "Manimal"!!!!!
2004-01-18 01:45:05 AM  


/better now
2004-01-18 01:45:53 AM  
Holy fark, philbb!!! How the fark did I miss that issue?! Thanks!
2004-01-18 01:52:56 AM  
While I'd definitely hit it, I think afterward I'd have to say, "biatch, go eat a sandwich, and don't throw it up this time!

/sure I would...
2004-01-18 02:07:02 AM  
You know, that's funny. I thought the lab girl was fine too. I hope she goes into pr0n.

Anyone know if they'll make an season 1 DVD of Jake 2.0? I guess it wouldn't be too popular since they didn't make a full season but still, the lab girl..fap fap fap..
2004-01-18 02:10:59 AM  

Reruns of Seven Days are alive and well on Spike TV sometime between 1:00am and 5:00am as I recall. It's pretty great stuff, and it features that guy from Seaquest playing a character pretty much identical to the one he played there.
2004-01-18 02:35:27 AM  
Had an interesting premise, crappy follow-through. Won't miss it.

I do however miss shows like Seven Days... it had some wit, and some goofiness, along with a fair bit of genuine drama.
Even if you include the just plain BAD episodes (like one where something goes wrong, and he's sent to an alternate, and mirror image, universe. That was just lame, and a ripoff), it still came out more good than bad. At least it got a few good seasons in.

Firefly deserves another chance- I'm hoping someone at Sci-Fi gets the bright idea to restart the series.
2004-01-18 02:51:09 AM  
Quantum Leap. Hell yes.
2004-01-18 03:10:16 AM  
Jack Gladney Sorry, no Spike TV. No Cable. Thanks to this jobless RECESSION, I can't afford it.

In Seven Days, I thought the woman with glasses who played the scientist was hot. (Hmmm I'm starting to see a trend here.)

It's only a recovery if you are rich!
--Art Foneman
2004-01-18 03:14:33 AM  
moriarty23 AH! Cleopatra 2525! That was a fun show. Women warriors! Hot outfits! Xena-like comebacks!

Philbb Bless you for the link!
Stuff is the worst of the lad mags in my opinion, but I would have liked to see that series of photos.

Lad mags in order
FHM (UK version)
2004-01-18 03:14:40 AM  
I liked Jake. And yes, lab chick was hot. I knew it wasn't just me when my G.F. turned to me and said "Honey, I know it's a geek thing, but that chick is hot!". I nearly wept.

Ah well, I guess I'll have to watch Angel after Star Trek: Enterprise (anyone else notice how they've put the "Star Trek" name back into that? I guess fake Vulcan boobies weren't enough so they had to go for name recognition).
2004-01-18 03:22:23 AM  
Personally, I liked it better when it was called "The Six Million Dollar Man."

Yeah, I'm old. Come near me and I'll beat you with my cane. Young punks.
2004-01-18 03:42:37 AM  
Vec2017, I'm on your lawn.
2004-01-18 04:13:20 AM  
Well, that will cheer Sky One in the UK up. It's one of their flagship shows for the current season. Damn thing seems to be a cross between 'Odyssey 5' and 'Six Million Dollar Man' anyway.

Sky have a great trick in the UK as well. If a show isn't playing too well in the US or on Sky One, they shuffle it to a late night slot, then transfer it to their reruns channel Sky One Max and show it at different times every week until they run out of episodes. Then they can cancel it and say that no-one was watching it. I would have loved to have at least seen where they ended up with 'Odyssey 5'.
2004-01-18 04:13:58 AM  
isnt there a channel somewhere called 'Brilliant But Cancelled'? Canada maybe? Shows, well obviously cancelled stuff re-runs. Freaks and Geeks for example which I still cannot believe was canned. Firefly, i cant believe they cancelled that.
2004-01-18 04:17:23 AM  

This was my favourite New show this year.

actually the only new show i watched. It had replaced andromeda in my lineup. Andromeda sucks major ass and has for two seasons running in case anyone noticed. YET IT'S STILL AROUND!!! MOTHERfarkERS!

/drunk and post eve 6 concert.
2004-01-18 04:46:31 AM  
I thought 'Odyssey 5' was pretty slick. Same for 'Jerimiah'.
2004-01-18 05:31:50 AM  
I liked it. It was awkwardly geeky and I liked it. fark the naysayers who say their nay!
2004-01-18 05:54:26 AM  
Now and Again was a much much better show. Now it didn't deserve to be cancelled.
2004-01-18 06:03:39 AM  
Just watch Max Steel reruns...same premise, but Max Steel had better writers.
2004-01-18 06:29:59 AM  

I was about to make the same point, I really enjoyed everything i saw of now and again.
2004-01-18 08:27:43 AM  
I'll take your word for it.
2004-01-18 10:39:11 AM  
There was a book that was linked to on fark a really long time ago. I don't really remember what it was called but it was kindof like this show. A hacker in the future gets the oppurtunity to have a computer implanted in him, giving him the ability to interface directly with a computer. Well he's on a space station and the main computer (set up like a brain) starts takin over. Blah blah he saved the day nebody know what this was called?
2004-01-18 10:56:29 AM  
I'm more in shock that UPN actually cancels shows. With their lineup they should have cancelled something else and put Jake in its time slot. Putting Jake against West Wing and Angel isn't exactly a good idea.

I actually really liked the show. It had a few episodes where Jake barely used his powers and it was more like an NSA drama just like all the other government agency shows. Those were good episodes. It was as if the writers wished the premise of the show was different.

Sure there were some typical action show moments that were pretty lame but the show seemed to be going somewhere. It's too bad they cancelled this one. I considered it the 2nd best new show of the year after Line of Fire.
2004-01-18 11:00:22 AM  
I went to high school with Keegan Connor Tracy...aka Tracy Armstrong.

To see her now compared to the shy, dressed-in-black, keep-your-head-down-and-avoid-people girl who every guy still liked for some reason is strange...but I'm not complaining!
2004-01-18 11:16:37 AM  
Bastards. And they're replacing it with farkin' repeats of America's Next Top Anorexic.
2004-01-18 12:41:32 PM  
2004-01-18 12:58:22 PM  
Dang it I liked Jake 2.0. What pisses me off even more is we get another farking reality TV show. Enough of these cheap a__ shows where the studios don't have to pay actors, a script writer or anyone to care about quality control. IMHO the people who watch these reality TV shows are the same a__hats who slow down to a crawl on the freeway to see an accident on the side of the road.
2004-01-18 01:12:56 PM  
Jake 2.0 was a very good show. I knew it would be cancelled though. Oh well.
2004-01-18 01:24:51 PM  
I liked the show too. I've only seen the show 4 times and once it was a rerun though :( It had promise. I just don't think they gave it enough time. blah.

All the shows I like get cancelled. I have cable and satelite but nothing good is on. All we get now are reality tv, trading spaces, and everybody hates raymond.

2004-01-18 01:37:11 PM  
Who cares about Jake 2.0? That new show from Fox (you guys know what I'm talking about) needs to be cancelled before it's even aired. I'd rather watch American Idol.
2004-01-18 01:59:16 PM  
I thought it was a good show. It looked like it was gonna have some twists coming into it as well. To see it replaced with this America's next model thing pains me.
2004-01-18 02:37:50 PM  
Woot! Someone mentions the genius that was I - Man! I miss that show ;_;
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