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1997-03-02 00:00:00 - Exodus: Finally! It's about time!!! - (aw267@FreeNet.Carleton.CA)


I had stopped watching the show, but caught this episode anyway. I say, "It's about time!!!". The Exodus story is just what this show needs to get it back on track. Finally, some semblance of a running storyline; some purpose for the Sliders, instead of just randomly spinning the dial to get home. Yes, it is sad to see Arturo die, but face it, this show was going nowhere fast ever since 2nd season began. Now, with some new direction, and a common goal for the team, maybe we'll see some *character development* instead of just disaster-of-the-week episodes. I like the fact that there is some strict chronology in the series now. It was beginning to look like Gilligan's Island all over again. As for the new character, I like her. It's too early to judge her on anything but appearance right now. I say give her a chance. The writers didn't really give her much to work with ("Okay, you are a tough, military officer who has the hots for Quinn, but doesn't know it yet"). Not really her fault. As for those in the newsgroup here STILL arguing that the "fake" Arturo slid wayyyy back in PTSS, *get a life*!!! It is a TV-show! Writers *do* screw up. Not everything works out perfectly in a TV-series, and I honestly think that those people are the ones who give "fans" a bad rep. Okay, i'm done my flaming. In truth, I think Exodus is the shot-in-the-pants that this series needs to survive. It should win over a few new viewers, call back a few old ones (myself included), and to heck with those who can't accept change!! Greg

1997-03-02 00:00:00 - Re: Exodus: Finally! It's about time!!! - (thirteen@fred.net)


In article <5fasdm$25m@freenet-news.carleton.ca>, aw267@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Gregory Kam) wrote: > As for those in the newsgroup here STILL arguing that the "fake" Arturo > slid wayyyy back in PTSS, *get a life*!!! It is a TV-show! Writers *do* > screw up. Not everything works out perfectly in a TV-series, and I > honestly think that those people are the ones who give "fans" a bad rep. This is exactly the kind of worthless argument made when no defense is possible. Yes, it's a TV show. Does that mean it doesn't have to make sense? That it need not observe internal consistency? That the characters are free to act as stupidly as necessary just to drive the plot forward? And, really, the "get a life" mantra has worn pretty thin by now. -- Stop by http://www.fred.net/thirteen/

1997-03-02 00:00:00 - Re: Exodus: Finally! It's about time!!!(spoilers) - (judgeedd@ix.netcom.com)


In <5fasdm$25m@freenet-news.carleton.ca> aw267@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Gregory Kam) writes: > > > >I had stopped watching the show, but caught this episode anyway. > >I say, "It's about time!!!". The Exodus story is just what this show >needs to get it back on track. > >Finally, some semblance of a running storyline; some purpose for the >Sliders, instead of just randomly spinning the dial to get home. > >Yes, it is sad to see Arturo die, but face it, this show was going nowhere >fast ever since 2nd season began. Now, with some new direction, and a >common goal for the team, maybe we'll see some *character development* >instead of just disaster-of-the-week episodes. > >I like the fact that there is some strict chronology in the series now. >It was beginning to look like Gilligan's Island all over again. > >As for the new character, I like her. It's too early to judge her on >anything but appearance right now. I say give her a chance. The writers >didn't really give her much to work with ("Okay, you are a tough, military >officer who has the hots for Quinn, but doesn't know it yet"). Not really >her fault. > >As for those in the newsgroup here STILL arguing that the "fake" Arturo >slid wayyyy back in PTSS, *get a life*!!! It is a TV-show! Writers *do* >screw up. Not everything works out perfectly in a TV-series, and I >honestly think that those people are the ones who give "fans" a bad rep. > >Okay, i'm done my flaming. In truth, I think Exodus is the >shot-in-the-pants that this series needs to survive. It should win over a >few new viewers, call back a few old ones (myself included), and to heck >with those who can't accept change!! > >Greg Like some of you, I quit watching Sliders in season 3. The last ep a saw (sorry I can't remember the title) that I enjoyed involved Quinn meeting his 12 year old counterpart and he tries to help him fight off bullies. This of course has been the rare exception to mostly lackluster episodes lately. I knew that Exodus was a two parter so I gave it a try. For once a very riveting story with some surprises! Some have said that JRD wanted off the show. They tried changing the Arturo character, make him more daring, but it wasn't enough. I think the FOX executives wanted him off the show due to his age. Now Rembrandt is the oldest character. I don't think his age was ever established, but he looks to be mid- to late-thirties at the most. This change seems to be for demographics and gender-balance. FOX is making a play for younger viewers. It doesn't hurt that Kari's character looks like a real-life Lara Croft (from the Tomb Raider video game)! I'll give it a try for a few weeks to see if this strategy works. Ed judgeedd@ix.netcom.com