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1998-02-08 00:00:00 - "Dead Man's Switch" - (Johnny <jwiz888@ibm.net>)


I found the episode "Dead Man's Switch" pretty interesting. And it reminded me the potential of aliens attack. Most of the sence in that episode made sense except the last senece where the man under the bunker received a message from above the world saying the human won the war. If you had hear closely to the voice of the representative that was controlled by the aliens, his voice sounded like it was digitally created, just like a tiny machine that is put in the throat of a speaking impaired person. Anyway, the last scene didn't make sense because of the way the aliens told the man in the bunker to keep pushing the button. Didn't someone mentioned at the beginning of the episode that after a year all of the food, air, and electricity underground will be used up. How much longer can the man underground to keep pushing the button. Beside, even if the aliens find their way to the bunker, there is still no way they could disarm the genetically-activate failsafe switch. Only living organism with the right DNA sequence can decode the system. So either the aliens were dumb (which I don't think so because they already able to killed the rest of four people underground and was able to use the method of controlling a person above ground to a person underground and tell him to keep pushing the buttom) or the writer couldn't think of other possible way to fit senaros into one hour's show.

1998-02-09 00:00:00 - Re: "Dead Man's Switch" - (Mike Horne <mike@whispers.demon.co.uk>)


In article <34DE83C1.5F89DD3F@ibm.net>, Johnny <jwiz888@ibm.net> writes >I found the episode "Dead Man's Switch" pretty interesting. And it <snip> >underground and tell him to keep pushing the buttom) or the writer >couldn't think of other possible way to fit senaros into one hour's >show. Works for me :) Any one else have any thoughts? -- Mike Horne mike@whispers.demon.co.uk * http://www.whispers.demon.co.uk "They say life is a river..."

1998-02-11 00:00:00 - Re: "Dead Man's Switch" - (Adrian Penalo <adrianp@accesspro.net>)


I don't know, I found the episode very predictable. The extraterrestrials finally won, and fool the guy in thinking the humans did. Johnny wrote: > > I found the episode "Dead Man's Switch" pretty interesting. And it > reminded me the potential of aliens attack. Most of the sence in that > episode made sense except the last senece where the man under the bunker > received a message from above the world saying the human won the war. > If you had hear closely to the voice of the representative that was > controlled by the aliens, his voice sounded like it was digitally > created, just like a tiny machine that is put in the throat of a > speaking impaired person. Anyway, the last scene didn't make sense > because of the way the aliens told the man in the bunker to keep pushing > the button. Didn't someone mentioned at the beginning of the episode > that after a year all of the food, air, and electricity underground will > be used up. How much longer can the man underground to keep pushing the > button. Beside, even if the aliens find their way to the bunker, there > is still no way they could disarm the genetically-activate failsafe > switch. Only living organism with the right DNA sequence can decode the > system. So either the aliens were dumb (which I don't think so because > they already able to killed the rest of four people underground and was > able to use the method of controlling a person above ground to a person > underground and tell him to keep pushing the buttom) or the writer > couldn't think of other possible way to fit senaros into one hour's > show.

1998-02-13 00:00:00 - Re: "Dead Man's Switch" - ("Peter P." <ptp@primenet.com>)


I took the point of the end to be that we humans often overlook sometimes overwhelming evidence, when it is evidence of something that goes against what we want to believe or have faith in. In this case, the overwhelming evidence came when each Switcher was killed one by one, one of which was snatched up by a rope - or tentacle - and yanked up through a hole in the ceiling never to return... But since evidence went against what Ben wanted to believe in - that we humans won - he believed a badly faked general... Much in the same way we, as 'Outer Limits' viewers, were expected to overlook a badly ended ep, because we have faith in 'The Outer Limits'. Spooky, no?