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1999-06-20 00:00:00 - Too Tell The Truth (spoilers) - (dzander@solaria.sol.net)


Wow! I just saw the episode, _To Tell The Truth_ from the new series on my local CBS affiliate. I wish to say something about it but first I wish to ask a non-spoiler question. Is there a FAQ to this newsgroup? Also, I assume we can talk about either the old (classic) or new series on this newsgroup? One last thing, since these were first seen on ShowTime, does anyone mind if I lag behind and talk about episodes that are new to me yet not new to others in this group? Now for specifics about the episode... spoiler space.... I really liked this episode even though I knew exactly who the alien was almost as soon as I saw the actor. First we are given the fact that the aliens were shapeshifters, OK, big hint, one of us is a shapeshifter! Now who is the major actor to make the last appearance in the episode? (I forget his name, the guy with the big hairy beard) What I mean by that is of all the major actors, his character is the last to make a screen appearance, this was a major hint that he was the alien! Even before the faked blood test, I knew he must have been the alien by how he talked and handled himself; he just did not fit in with the humans (too calm throughout, too quite). For this episode, it seemed too easy to stay one step ahead, too predictable. I wonder if we were supposed to figure it out? I mean, the things that were said just seem to have more impact if we knew who the alien was! For example, when the Doctor is beaten to death and just as he dies, the alien says, "I'm sorry, Doctor...", then he says, "Its too late. Its too late." If we had not figured out that he was the shapeshifter beforehand, would these two scenes have had the same impact? Would they mean the same thing? (obviously they have different meanings depending on whether or not you knew he was the alien) I liked this episode even though it was very predictable. p.s. Any "Seven Days" fans here? Now *that* is a series that grows on you! -- Douglas Zander | dzander@solaria.sol.net | Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA |

1999-06-20 00:00:00 - Re: Too Tell The Truth (spoilers) - (pwinter@best.com)


In article <7khuo8$jco@ns.sol.net>, Douglas Zander <dzander@solaria.sol.net> wrote: > >Wow! I just saw the episode, _To Tell The Truth_ from the new series >on my local CBS affiliate. I wish to say something about it but first >I wish to ask a non-spoiler question. Is there a FAQ to this newsgroup? >Also, I assume we can talk about either the old (classic) or new series >on this newsgroup? One last thing, since these were first seen on ShowTime, >does anyone mind if I lag behind and talk about episodes that are new to me >yet not new to others in this group? Someone must have the charter around somewhere, but to answer your questions directly, it's perfectly fine to discuss both OL series, and we have syndicated as well as Showtime viewers here. So feel free to discuss any of the episodes at any time! BTW, everyone, don't forget that the one new episode in June is coming up next Friday at 11:30, with the season premiere of Stargate SG-1 at 10:00. Patty