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1996-05-09 00:00:00 - PTSS: Arturo mumbo-jumbo - (gkam@Newbridge.COM)


All this talk about whether or not the right Arturo slid or not is dizzying to say the least. Of course the right Arturo slid. I think it would be too much to ask for anything else, especially considering how the writers have been handling previous inter-episode cliffhangers. There doesn't seem to be any explanation for the van full of people who slid off that Love Gods world, or that girl they saved from El Sid during the big SF earthquake. Why should they explain the Arturo scene? If the remaining un-aired episodes don't handle these inconsistencies, I think people would just be fooling themselves to think that this Arturo mumbo-jumbo would be cleared up later. Each episode seems to be clear-cut and dry from the others (except for a few minor references to each other). Too bad. I think PTSS was a *good* episode, but half-way through it I had thought it was GREAT. (It would've been really good to have the 'real' Arturo re-build the sliding device and catch up with the gang and the 'fake' Arturo, but ah well) Greg

1996-05-09 00:00:00 - Re: PTSS: Arturo mumbo-jumbo - (Dutta <y312@unb.ca>)


On 9 May 1996, Gregory Kam wrote: > > Of course the right Arturo slid. I think it would be too much to > ask for anything else, especially considering how the writers have > been handling previous inter-episode cliffhangers. > There haven't been any cliffhangers nearly as big as this. > There doesn't seem to be any explanation for the van full of people Oh yeah, that was a BIG cliffhanger... not.. > who slid off that Love Gods world, or that girl they saved from El > Sid during the big SF earthquake. Why should they explain the Arturo > scene? Well the Arturo scene is a lot more important since it involves a major character, what happens to two stray minor characters from an alternate world, and what happens to a major character, i.e one of the regular sliders are two completely different things. It's like including a handgun in the same league as a nuke in the category of weapons of mass destruction. > If the remaining un-aired episodes don't handle these inconsistencies, > I think people would just be fooling themselves to think that this > Arturo mumbo-jumbo would be cleared up later. Each episode seems > to be clear-cut and dry from the others (except for a few minor > references to each other). > Well you could be right, but the thing is this is a hell of a lot more important than any other things that have happened this season. The writers could just ignore it... in which case I and I'm sure many people on this newsgroup will be VERY upset. Not talking about what happened to stray characters from another world who happen to slide with our group is annoying, not dealing, one way or another, with this which-Arturo-slid situation would be absolutely horrendous, there's lack of continuity and then there's LACK OF CONTINUITY. The writers deserve to be shot (in the stomach so they slowly and painfully) if they don't deal with this little mystery somehow, or at least keep it hanging over the heads of the sliders even if they don't resolve it. Oh, one other thing. I think Rembrant's last little comment to the shrink about how "And now we have a Professor who might not be our professor" or something along those lines is serious foreshadowing. Evidently the question is still hanging over the sliders minds after having slid from Azure Gate Bridge World.