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1997-11-22 00:00:00 - Last Supper/SPOILERS/bloopers/review/etc - (Peter Petrisko <ptp@primenet.com>)


I just finished watching "Last Supper" and, I must say, I was a bit disappointed. First, when it was established that Jade had survived the plague centuries ago, as was immune to disease, I couldn't help but think: 1. Where's her sword? Don't Immortals carry swords? 2. Shouldn't she be dating Duncan MacLeod, instead of the Wonder Years kid? Then, the scene with Dr. Sinclair. How come rats, with one or two drops of Jade's blood, become immortal, but the good doc, with an equal (or lesser) amount, proportionally, for his body weight, morphs into a mess of blood & pus? Yea, it makes for good tv visually, but its just a little inconsistent. Not to mention the contrived way that Jade was found, via the tv interview with Danny. It was little more than a short-cut way to get everyone together within the hour. And how did Dr. Sinclair find Danny's parents house? I guess it was in the phonebook? But wait, he was surprised to find Danny's dad was the ex-MP who rescued Laura/Jade 20 years earlier, which means he didn't know Danny's parents' last name to look them up in a phonebook? (And I doubt the house was listed under Danny last namehere) Maybe he went to every house in the book whose occupants' last name matched Danny's? I don't think they gave a last name on-air (to us, the viewers) but I guess it wasn't Smith or else the ep. would've lasted a lot longer before the good doc showed up. This ep. was deepsixed by the contrived plot devices and inconsistent science, IMO.

1997-11-23 00:00:00 - Re: Last Supper/SPOILERS/bloopers/review/etc - (stoodin101@aol.com)


> 1. Where's her sword? Don't Immortals carry swords? > 2. Shouldn't she be dating Duncan MacLeod, instead of the Wonder Years > kid? > Since I have never seen Highlander (and recognize these references only by stuff I see on Usenet about the show) that connexion didn't come to miy mind. I was reminded instead of an old, failed TV series called THE IMMORTAL, in which some goon chased an immortal around trying to get his blood. Every week. > Then, the scene with Dr. Sinclair. How come rats, with one or two drops >of Jade's blood, become immortal, but the good doc, with an equal (or >lesser) amount, proportionally, for his body weight, morphs into a mess of >blood & pus? This was my biggest complaint with the show on first viewing, because I heard SInclair's tape in the car saying EXACTLY how much blood could be used before getting a fatal dose. However, the 2nd time I saw it I realized that Jade is obviously aware of what's going to happen to Sinclair, "Let him have what he wants", and then later her talk about what happens when men learn her secret. She had probably seen that disnitegration hundreds of times by the time Sinclair tried it. I guess it just DOESN'T WORK on humans, period. Maybe that's a stretch, but no more of one than the existence of Jade herself.... For my money the actors carried this one over and above the science and plot devices. NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1997-11-23 00:00:00 - Re: Last Supper/SPOILERS/bloopers/review/etc - (Mike Horne <mike@whispers.demon.co.uk>)


In article <657tlo$l35@nntp02.primenet.com>, Peter Petrisko <ptp@primenet.com> writes I must stand up for Last Supper. Personally, I was beginning to get a bit dispirited after having watched Bits of Love and Regeneration, and Supper made up for it. I thought the acting was _far_ from lifeless, and there were several moments that had me feeling glad I had stayed with the series. The whole point of the episode was that it was a family drama which used sci-fi as an in-road to the dramatic aspects of the show. I have heard a lot of criticism (not just from this newsgroup) that there wasnt enough SF content in Last Supper, but that really misses the whole idea of the episode. Having said that, yes, the way the Dr. found out about Jade _was_ contrived, but that kind of thing _does_ happen in real life... -- Mike Horne mike@whispers.demon.co.uk * http://www.whispers.demon.co.uk "They say life is a river..."

1997-11-23 00:00:00 - Re: Last Supper/SPOILERS/bloopers/review/etc - (Epididymis Seaman <Epididmis@hotmail.com>)


Just out of curiosity, when is Outer Limits broadcast is your area? In fact, what is your area? I don't subscribe to Showtime, so I guess I watching the show in syndication. On the Los Angeles channel I watch in on, it doesn't air until Sunday evenings. This particular episode won't air for me until this evening. (And no, this isn't a complaint about spoilers. Your spoiler was well labeled.) Epididmis Peter Petrisko wrote: > I just finished watching "Last Supper" and, I must say, I was a bit > disappointed. > First, when it was established that Jade had survived the plague > centuries ago, as was immune to disease, I couldn't help but think:

1997-11-23 00:00:00 - Re: Last Supper/SPOILERS/bloopers/review/etc - (Peter Petrisko <ptp@primenet.com>)


Yes, it runs on Saturday afternoons (4pm). Every area is a bit different, running any time or day between Mondays and the following Sundays. I believe there is a listing, broken up by time zones, on the OL site, www.theouterlimits.com , for all US areas - though I couldn't say if its been updated since the new syndicated season started in Sept. (when many stations dropped, picked up, or changed broadcast time, of OL.)

1997-11-25 00:00:00 - Re: Last Supper/SPOILERS/bloopers/review/etc - (acutabov@ix.netcom.com)


>Epididymis Seaman <Epididmis@hotmail.com> wrote: > Just out of curiosity, when is Outer Limits broadcast is your area? In fact, > what is your area? I don't subscribe to Showtime, so I guess I watching the > show in syndication. On the Los Angeles channel I watch in on, it doesn't air > until Sunday evenings. This particular episode won't air for me until this > evening. (And no, this isn't a complaint about spoilers. Your spoiler was > well labeled.) > Epididmis > > > Peter Petrisko wrote: > > I just finished watching "Last Supper" and, ...<snip>... Here, it airs on Fox on Saturdays and Showtime on Sundays...

1997-11-25 00:00:00 - Re: Last Supper/SPOILERS/bloopers/review/etc - (acutabov@ix.netcom.com)


> > Then, the scene with Dr. Sinclair. How come rats, with one > >or two drops of Jade's blood, become immortal, but the good > >doc, with an equal (or lesser) amount, proportionally, for his body > >weight, morphs into a mess of blood & pus? Well, it didn't help to inject himself with a turkey-baster sized needle of her blood...