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1997-03-01 00:00:00 - Re: Pleasant episode... <spoilers> - (Percy Hui <percy@cyberdude.com>)


Brannon "Ben" Boren <brannonb@u.washington.edu> wrote in article <01bc2605$966625e0$10ab8e8c@u.washington.edu.u.washington.edu>... > 4. So the Sliders can now Slide back to any world they've been to before? > That absolutely SUCKS. Takes the impact out of the end of every subsequent > episode. How many excellent endings in this show have been based on the > tragic finality of their departure. They'll never know that Arturo won the > election on Female World, they'll never get back to stop Bennish from > releasing the secret of the atom bomb in Last Days. These endings lose ALL > their value if the group can just come back later and see how things are. > Did Jensen only give them the ability to track wormholes, but NOT to > imprint coordinates? As they watch Rickman vanish, Quinn says the timer > will hold the coordinates untill they slide. Perhaps they'll be erased > after that? Hmmm. I'll have to watch this one again in a few days. I think they only have the coordinates of the last world psycho boy went to. And they have to keep following him in order to get the timer and go home. When I found this out, I was thinking, "Great! Sliders is going to be a chasing game." I don't think this is such a good idea. But I liked this episode very much 'cause of the things that happened in it. I think the Rembrandt-Quinn scenario was worth the one-week wait itself. Emotions flare! And when the three were on the cliff and the eulogy for Prof, I could feel what they were feeling too. It's like seeing a friend go and I've had that happen. So sad, got choked up. -- Percy Hui (percy@cyberdude.com) Richmond, BC, Canada http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Marina/7779/

1997-03-01 00:00:00 - Pleasant episode... <spoilers> - ("Brannon \"Ben\" Boren" <brannonb@u.washington.edu>)


Thoughts... Nice touch switching the role of Lt. Eastman to a woman and making her Malcolm's mother. That was a deviation from the script that got released a while back (in which Eastman was a man), and a good one I think. Have to say I was impressed with Part Two WAY, WAY more than Part One. Some realistic character interaction and true emotion, finally. I'd been wondering if we'd ever see the stress of Sliding come out. Rembrandt finally did what I've been wanting to do for a long time - knock some sense into Quinn. And Wade got to say "bastard." ;) I found myself saying the lines ahead of the characters, which is always good in my book (at least for episodic TV) since it means the dialogue is semi-realistic. Most notable was my shout at the television (good thing I was alone) when Quinn tackled Rickman. "Why didn't you just shoot him!?" How gratifying to hear Maggie say the very same words, (and listen to Quinn's lame response). Questions - and I KNOW they don't have good answers. 1. When Rembrandt demanded to go home immediately, just WHY couldn't he? They were obviously able to open the wormhole at will, and they had the coordinates of Earth Prime. Why not just use Jensen's timer to open another wormhole to Earth Prime and let them go? Takes sixty seconds. What's the hold up? 2. Exactly what did Quinn feel he had to hang around to do? "We promised to help these people" indeed. They promised to help them while being held at gunpoint, and only because they held the timer hostage. Hardly a morally binding situation in my book. Now I haven't watched the episode again, but after Quinn says that they can't leave because they have to stay and help, I don't recall him doing ANYTHING but hanging around and being with the professor. What was his point? 3. Are the doctors on the base incompetent or what? "Hmm. All these people are in comas, and they all have these odd puncture wounds on the backs of their necks. Must just be a coincidence..." 4. So the Sliders can now Slide back to any world they've been to before? That absolutely SUCKS. Takes the impact out of the end of every subsequent episode. How many excellent endings in this show have been based on the tragic finality of their departure. They'll never know that Arturo won the election on Female World, they'll never get back to stop Bennish from releasing the secret of the atom bomb in Last Days. These endings lose ALL their value if the group can just come back later and see how things are. Did Jensen only give them the ability to track wormholes, but NOT to imprint coordinates? As they watch Rickman vanish, Quinn says the timer will hold the coordinates untill they slide. Perhaps they'll be erased after that? Hmmm. I'll have to watch this one again in a few days. 5. So let me get this straight. The Sliders escaped from Pulsar World, which subsequently EXPLODED. However, Rickman's timer still works. Guess that settles the question of whether the production has forgotten about the sliding equipment and decided that the timer ALONE has the power to create an interdimensional portal. This in spite of the fact that the power draw on Quinn's basement equipment was enough to dim the lights in his house. What kind of batteries does he have in that thing anyway. Get me some. 6. Exactly why did the radiation meter get so hot that Wade dropped it? It must be a radiation ABSORBER... that's it. Well, I don't mean for this to be a tirade, since (though you might not guess it) I realy did manage to enjoy Exodus Part Two. An excellent effort. Keep Trying! Keep Sliding! Ben -- Brannon "Ben" Boren brannonb@u.washington.edu

1997-03-02 00:00:00 - Re: Pleasant episode... <spoilers> - (pf2144@aol.com)


brannonb@u.washington.edu wrote > Exactly what did Quinn feel he had to hang around to do? "We promised >to help these people" indeed. They promised to help them while being held >at gunpoint, and only because they held the timer hostage. Hardly a morally >binding situation in my book. Now I haven't watched the episode again, but >after Quinn says that they can't leave because they have to stay and help, >I don't recall him doing ANYTHING but hanging around and being with the >professor. What was his point? The point was that Quin had a chance to save hundreds of lives and it would have been immoral to condemn then to death