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2001-04-23 07:59:17+00:00 - [ATOL]"Mona Lisa":Better than usual OL - SPOILERS - (charles novins <cnovins@hotmail.com>)


S P O I L E R S S P O I L E R S Mona Lisa had a character so likeable I was afraid I was seeing a pilot for a series. Members of this group probably know that OL has done the mechanical woman thing a couple of times now, and I must admit they do it pretty well each time. I particularly liked the erotic angle on the unexpurgated Showtime version of their first go. Mona Lisa bothered me at first because she acted completely inconsistent with how you'd expect an automaton to react. Quickly, it was clear they were going into "Data" mode, the unhappy robot who just wants to be a human. As sci-fi, it's seriously weak, because an emotionless robot can't want anything. However, accepting the premise let me get past that and enjoy the character, and I was glad I did. The worst aspect of the show, really, is that the show had a distinct philosophical point - that free-will cuts both ways in terms of morality. That's a very good point, actually, but the show somehow seemed forced to make the point. Still, the show threw me a few bones; our android was beautiful, charming, and admirable; her creator was caring; and the woman's search for her child was compelling and made me feel good when she succeeded. [sigh] I may just have to write an episode myself and see if I can find an agent who'll read it and submit it. Anyone have any good ideas for stories they'd like to share?

2001-04-24 00:30:57+00:00 - Re: [ATOL]"Mona Lisa":Better than usual OL - SPOILERS - (joshf@efn.org)


On Mon, 23 Apr 2001 07:59:17 GMT, "charles novins" <cnovins@hotmail.com> wrote: >S >P >O >I >L >E >R >S >S >P >O >I >L >E >R >S > >Mona Lisa had a character so likeable I was afraid I was seeing a pilot for >a series. Members of this group probably know that OL has done the >mechanical woman thing a couple of times now, and I must admit they do it >pretty well each time. I particularly liked the erotic angle on the >unexpurgated Showtime version of their first go. > >Mona Lisa bothered me at first because she acted completely inconsistent >with how you'd expect an automaton to react. Quickly, it was clear they >were going into "Data" mode, the unhappy robot who just wants to be a human. >As sci-fi, it's seriously weak, because an emotionless robot can't want >anything. However, accepting the premise let me get past that and enjoy the >character, and I was glad I did. > >The worst aspect of the show, really, is that the show had a distinct >philosophical point - that free-will cuts both ways in terms of morality. >That's a very good point, actually, but the show somehow seemed forced to >make the point. > >Still, the show threw me a few bones; our android was beautiful, charming, >and admirable; her creator was caring; and the woman's search for her child >was compelling and made me feel good when she succeeded. > >[sigh] I may just have to write an episode myself and see if I can find an >agent who'll read it and submit it. Anyone have any good ideas for stories >they'd like to share? well i have a story i've written and i have no luck finding an agent. if you can find one than i'd gladly hand it over to you cause i'd much rather see it on tv then have it be under my name. if you want to see it then just email me at joshf@efn.org or say so on the newsgroup. i won't post it again cause i've already done that twice (once for the original and once for the rewrite) > >