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2000-02-26 00:00:00 - The Beholder - (jstrongbow@aol.com)


This episode was supposed to be called "The Mind's Eye" I believe. No matter, to cut to the chase, I thought this was the best yet of the new season. It seemed corny in some moments, but the essential tragic romance story worked. Yet another nail in the coffin of the theme "Do not trust the government." I simply thought the acting and the story was better than average, which is something I can't say for the rest of the new season so far. I hear the buzz around the upcoming episode "Simon Says" and am looking forward to it . We'll see. The writing and story-telling so far has been so bad that it makes its companion yawner Stargate SGI appear to be well-crafted, well-written and important. Go figure.

2000-02-26 00:00:00 - Re: The Beholder - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>No matter, >to cut to the chase, I thought this was the best yet of the new season. It >seemed corny in some moments, but the essential tragic romance story worked. s p o i l e r s b e l o w 5 4 3 2 1 zero! I felt like it was too cluttered with other junk, like the inevitable Conspiracy, to work properly. I also felt that once she became tangible to the guy, the story fell apart; she should never have spoken, much less gone to bed with him, gz! Didn't much care for her design, either. Egan has done better work in the past, and I expect that he will do so again. But the emotional core of the story never reached me in the way it was intended.However, I am going to write my own "guy sees alien no one else can see" story and so fix the problems I had with BEHOLDER. "When was the last scandal? I can't remember. Which must mean I have become conventional." --- Iannis Xenakis