Jack, Sydney, Irina, Vaughn and Nadia parachute into Sovogda, Russa to dismantle the giant floating red ball of the Circumfrence which is turning people into mindless, red-eyed zombies out to kill. ...
When a mission to Cuba goes wrong, Sydney is attacked and placed in serious danger of being buried alive in a sealed coffin. Back in Los Angeles, Dixon is exposed to a deadly pathogen released inside...
Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with her last boyfriend rather than her talent.
Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a Secret Agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the C.I.A. After a few years, after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6, Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real C.I.A. to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow, also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends. (Season 1)Written by
Opening credits generally do not appear until after the first act, 10-15 minutes into the episode. This was an unusually late appearance for an American TV series, but it seems to have set a trend. See more »
There are two versions of the pilot episode. One which lasts for sixty-nine minutes, aired on ABC commercially uniterrupted when premiered, while another only lasts for forty five minutes and was designed for commerical interruption. See more »
All Glitz and No Substance Makes A Hyped-up Show that Never Delivered
Alias has finally been canceled.
After five long years of constant media hype and a publicity barrage that reminded one of the constant Buffy marketing campaign.
Like Buffy, Alias never really delivered. audiences remained slim, especially considering the fortunes invested in its promotion.
Historically, the show will stand out as a warning to network executives on the dangers of believing your own PR.
Artistically, one of the other comments said that Alias was a blockbuster movie every week and there lies the rub. Alias slavishly copied every contrivance of the bad blockbusters of today while having very little actual content or quality (again like today's "tentpole blockbusters" that the public is learning to tune out.) Hopefully, Jennifer Garner will finally get a good part and J.J. Abrams will go back to the obscurity that his work seems to deserve.
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