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1997-03-08 00:00:00 - 'Sole Survivors' thoughts & spoilers - (tararuiz@amug.org)


Although this episode didn't even bother to hide that it's plot was pretty much lifted from "The Omega Man" (mid 70's flick starring Charlton Heston <sp?>) I must admit that I was happily surprised that there was focus on *characterization* this week. It was great to see that Sabrina Lloyd was given something to work with in terms of what her character was going through. Wade's character worked best when contrasted against Arturo's often cold logic, and I'm glad to see that they've maintained the aspect of Welles/Arturo in the Welles/Beckett arguments. Of course, I'm still on the dislike side of the whole Kari Wuhrer thing, I believe more so for the acting and presentation rather than the writing. However, as much as it pains me to admit, sometimes it's good to have a character you 'love to hate' for at least a short while. Perhaps I'll eventually come around, who knows, anything's possible. I also enjoyed the interaction between Wade and Remmy which was reminiscent of the paternal scenes between Arturo and Quinn. It was refreshing to see interaction between these characters that was related to what they had been through during the past few episodes and not what we commonly see, which is a dialogue that's really an exposition to explain to the audience exactly what's going on. I think perhaps the most disappointing part of tonight's ep was the content given to Quinn. When they arrive on Zombie World and Beckett attacks Wade for being a self pitying and weak person who's broken up 'over the death of some old guy she wasn't even related to', I was surprised that Wade was the only one who was enraged at the comment and fought back. I couldn't believe that Quinn didn't immediately attack Beckett for that remark. Remmy backed up Wade's reaction and Quinn, I believe, took the role of mediator between them, but I thought that he would be the most incensed of all. Unfortunately the rest of show had him barely speaking and walking around with the glowing eyes. After seeing the emotional scenes between Wade and Rembrandt, I hope we get to see something similar occur with Quinn in the near future. So, after all of my espousing, I guess I'd have to say that I did like this ep, and I think it lends hope that the writers are moving towards the dramatic aspects of character development and interaction... now, if we could only get some of those original scifi plots back... :-) More hopeful than I've been lately, Tara tararuiz@amug.org

1997-03-09 00:00:00 - Re: 'Sole Survivors' thoughts & spoilers - (Slider17 <clintt@flash.net>)


umleonof@cc.umanitoba.ca wrote: > Think back to "The Guardian" when Quinn found out Arturo was ill. I think > that was when Quinn started to deal with the possibility of losing the > Professor. In a sense, he's already been through all this. Possable, but in the next episode (I think) Desert storm, It was obvious that the whole group knew about him. But , it's a sad situation still. Don't miss the slide!

1997-03-09 00:00:00 - Re: 'Sole Survivors' thoughts & spoilers - (umleonof@cc.umanitoba.ca)


In article <tararuiz-0803970142430001@d20-ts01.amug.org>, tararuiz@amug.org (Tara) says: > > >I think perhaps the most disappointing part of tonight's ep was the >content given to Quinn. When they arrive on Zombie World and Beckett >attacks Wade for being a self pitying and weak person who's broken up >'over the death of some old guy she wasn't even related to', I was >surprised that Wade was the only one who was enraged at the comment and >fought back. I couldn't believe that Quinn didn't immediately attack >Beckett for that remark. Remmy backed up Wade's reaction and Quinn, I >believe, took the role of mediator between them, but I thought that he >would be the most incensed of all. Unfortunately the rest of show had him >barely speaking and walking around with the glowing eyes. After seeing the >emotional scenes between Wade and Rembrandt, I hope we get to see >something similar occur with Quinn in the near future. > Think back to "The Guardian" when Quinn found out Arturo was ill. I think that was when Quinn started to deal with the possibility of losing the Professor. In a sense, he's already been through all this.