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2000-09-24 00:00:00 - How about RELATIVITY THEORY ?? (Spoilers) - (David Mitz <dmitz@cybercable.fr>)

[Spoilers below, about RELATIVITY THEORY (Season 4)] Hi everyone, I just watched again this episode, and would like to read your comments about it. I thought it was a good one. The plot wasn't very original, but it was well acted, well directed (especially for a Girotti episode). There was a sequence that was absolutely brilliant : when the soldiers enter the cavern and witness the aliens praying in terror. The image of this weird being, laying down on the ground, holding what we believe is a religious object, was incredibly chilling and clever ! Other than that, I didn't find the soldiers' behaviour very realistic. It would have been much better if they had had more scruples. The problem is, as viewers, we knew from the beggining that the aliens were peaceful (and only tried to defend themselves from the humans). So we knew early on that the soldiers were wrong. However, it's always a pleasure to watch an OL episode in which regular people like you and me turn into real bastards because of greed or misunderstanding. And as usual with our favorite show, the ending was terrific and completely unpredictable ! - David. -- "La premi�re preuve de l'ignorance, c'est de pr�sumer que l'on sait." Baltasar Graci�n.

2000-09-24 00:00:00 - Re: How about RELATIVITY THEORY ?? (Spoilers) - (stoodin101@aol.com)

>[Spoilers below, about RELATIVITY THEORY (Season 4)] It's a good one. Great alien design, for once, that REALLY comes into its own when we see and hear the Threatening Leader at the finish. Girotti does well behind the camera, even in filming the aliens (THE REFUGE and FEASIBILITY STUDY both suffer because of his inability to make those costumes look menacing). As you said, the script is a little shaky, the soldiers a bit TOO Conquistadorean, but compared to Season 6's MANIFEST DESTINY, which mines much of the same ground, it's A#1. It's not far from A#1 regardless. "...things are not healthy in our criteria for nobility and decency. Things are not right in that area. To put it bluntly, it's an insane asylum." --- Dmitri Shostakovich