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1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Ship? - (jrp32@NOSPAM.bellsouth.net)


I just finished watchng the 11/8 epsiode of OL on broadcast TV. I kinda get the impression that all of the american watchers here are watching OL on showtime. Anyway, this was made from a story by harlan ellison and A.E. Vogt, i never did catch the title. It never showed unless it was at the ver first and i may have missed that part. I had watched the current StarGate1 right before it and their was no comparison. The OL was a real story. So does anyone know the title? The basic storyline was that a class of 'Starfighter' ships had gained sentience and were keeping 100 humans as slaves for repairs. Excellent.

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


Jim Patterson wrote: > I just finished watchng the 11/8 epsiode of OL on broadcast TV. I > kinda get the impression that all of the american watchers here are > watching OL on showtime. I watch it either way, myself being in the U.S. yes. But Showtime's the only way to see the brand new episodes, naturally. I do hope it stays that way, since I would think the production of the series has a lot more creative freedom (not have to worry about having to censor langauge, violence, or scenes of sexuality.) without the restrictions of network television. > > > Anyway, this was made from a story by harlan ellison and A.E. Vogt, i > never did catch the title. It never showed unless it was at the ver > first and i may have missed that part. > > I had watched the current StarGate1 right before it and their was no > comparison. The OL was a real story. > I know what you mean. Although I've seen probably literally just a few episodes, that seemed like they were done with some experienced writters, alot of SG's episodes are awfully predictable enough that you can pretty much tell whats going to happen in the end, before the end comes. > > So does anyone know the title? The basic storyline was that a class > of 'Starfighter' ships had gained sentience and were keeping 100 > humans as slaves for repairs. Excellent. you were probably watching "The Human Operators". > >

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>So does anyone know the title? The basic storyline was that a class >of 'Starfighter' ships had gained sentience and were keeping 100 >humans as slaves for repairs. Excellent. The title is THE HUMAN OPERATORS. Read Harlan Ellison's opinion of the ep at www.fandom.com, reported by the chronicler of the New Outer Limits, Frank Garcia. Interestingly, those ships were left over from the Earth/Kyben conflict in the original story, making this ep a "sequel" of sorts to DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND! I'm surprised that wasn't mentioned in the episode somewhere! " The one test of the really weird is just this -- whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers...." --- H.P. Lovecraft

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (RyanLawless@webtv.net)


Loved this ep. That girl was very pretty

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (jrp32@NOSPAM.bellsouth.net)


On 09 Nov 1999 13:16:25 GMT, stoodin101@aol.com (StoOdin101) wrote: >>So does anyone know the title? The basic storyline was that a class >>of 'Starfighter' ships had gained sentience and were keeping 100 >>humans as slaves for repairs. Excellent. > >The title is THE HUMAN OPERATORS. Read Harlan Ellison's opinion of the ep at >www.fandom.com, reported by the chronicler of the New Outer Limits, Frank >Garcia. Thanks Stoodin, I will. I've read enough of ellison to know that he is a great SF writer. But then i've also read enough and heard enough of him to know that if a single scene was changed he'll be screaming. <G>

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (jrp32@NOSPAM.bellsouth.net)


On Tue, 09 Nov 1999 02:54:38 -0500, Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net> wrote: >... alot of SG's >episodes are >awfully predictable enough that you can pretty much tell whats going to >happen in the >end, before the end comes. > >> >> So does anyone know the title? The basic storyline was that a class >> of 'Starfighter' ships had gained sentience and were keeping 100 >> humans as slaves for repairs. Excellent. > >you were probably watching "The Human Operators". > Thanks Trancser, somehow that episode name rings a bell. I've lost my web sites for reviews of OL, but i may have seen this somewhere. Insofar as SG1, i thought that for an on-going series it was pretty good episode. The same happy wrap-up, no main characters killed, status quo restored, can be seen on *almost* all of these type shows. Which of course makes the ultimate outcome pedantically predictable, :-) IMO, OL breaks that mold which is one of the reasons i like it. jim

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


Lawless wrote: > Loved this ep. That girl was very pretty Yea, very cute :)

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


StoOdin101 wrote: > >Loved this ep. That girl was very pretty > > > > Makes me wonder about the casting director's tastes in the feminine form, as > Polly Shannon in HUMAN OPERATORS is quite a bit similar physically to Nicole > DeBoer of QUALITY OF MERCY and MONSTER. > > Another episode had DeBoer in it, besides Monster? What season?

1999-11-10 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>Loved this ep. That girl was very pretty > Makes me wonder about the casting director's tastes in the feminine form, as Polly Shannon in HUMAN OPERATORS is quite a bit similar physically to Nicole DeBoer of QUALITY OF MERCY and MONSTER. " The one test of the really weird is just this -- whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers...." --- H.P. Lovecraft

1999-11-10 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>Another episode had DeBoer in it, besides Monster? What season? First season's QUALITY OF MERCY. She plays Cadet Bree Tristan. " The one test of the really weird is just this -- whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers...." --- H.P. Lovecraft

1999-11-12 00:00:00 - Re: Ship? - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


> First season's QUALITY OF MERCY. She plays Cadet Bree Tristan. > Thats right! I remember now. She's actually an alien if I remember right, and that also stars Terminator 2's Robert Patrick!