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JirinPanthosa June 10 2013 04:06 AM

Battle Lines
 
Watching this ep now, and I'm thinking, why didn't the Ennis or Nol'ennis think of burying their captured opponents? Fate worse than death and final victory.

CorporalCaptain June 10 2013 04:42 AM

Re: Battle Lines
 
Ouch! It could have made an interesting subplot.

SJSharksfan39 June 17 2013 09:36 PM

Re: Battle Lines
 
Weren't the fights out in the open to the point where there was no captured opponents?

Tiberius June 18 2013 12:01 AM

Re: Battle Lines
 
I want to know why they didn't think to cut their enemies up into little pieces and keep them in separate sealed boxes. Let's see them repair THAT damage!

Sran June 18 2013 12:02 AM

Re: Battle Lines
 
What are "oxes?"

--Sran

JirinPanthosa June 18 2013 07:21 AM

Re: Battle Lines
 
It's spelled oxen. Haven't you played Oregon Trail?

Obviously he means, why didn't they feed their captured opponents to oxen?

Tiberius June 18 2013 07:59 AM

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I meant boxes, guys...

Khan Harrison June 18 2013 03:16 PM

Re: Battle Lines
 
Couldn’t they just chop off each other’s heads or torch their bodies into ash? These guys need a lesson on killing.

This planet was essentially playing paintball for all eternity!

Crazyewok June 18 2013 03:21 PM

Re: Battle Lines
 
ahhhh plot holes it would not be startrek without at least 1 :P

Hober Mallow June 18 2013 11:02 PM

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JirinPanthosa wrote: (Post 8262724)
It's spelled oxen. Haven't you played Oregon Trail?

Obviously he means, why didn't they feed their captured opponents to oxen?

They tried that. Fully healed and armed soldiers would just step right out the backside as if from a long dark tunnel. Not so much fun for either the soldiers or the ox.

MacLeod June 18 2013 11:17 PM

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You know this is one of the few episodes of DSN, I've only seen 2 or 3 times. Not one of my favourite episodes.

R. Star June 18 2013 11:33 PM

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MacLeod wrote: (Post 8266162)
You know this is one of the few episodes of DSN, I've only seen 2 or 3 times. Not one of my favourite episodes.

Yeah, it was a fairly transparent attempt to have Kai Opaka fall on her sword nobly so pave the way for Winn's rise to power.

On one hand it's a pity, because I liked the Opaka character, on the other Winn was such a delightfully wicked antagonist. Though it was nice Opaka showed up regularly in flashback.

Tiberius June 19 2013 04:30 PM

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R. Star wrote: (Post 8266222)
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MacLeod wrote: (Post 8266162)
You know this is one of the few episodes of DSN, I've only seen 2 or 3 times. Not one of my favourite episodes.

Yeah, it was a fairly transparent attempt to have Kai Opaka fall on her sword nobly so pave the way for Winn's rise to power.

Actually, at the time they hadn't thought of that and were planning on Bariel becoming the next Kai until they realised how boring it would be if everyone was buddy buddy.

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On one hand it's a pity, because I liked the Opaka character, on the other Winn was such a delightfully wicked antagonist. Though it was nice Opaka showed up regularly in flashback.
I don't remember her popping up more than once, maybe twice after they killed her.


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