Re: End of Shadow War = Lame
The war was always about getting rid of the First Ones and understanding a way out of the war.
Very early on, John Copeland asked me, "Okay, bottom line it for
me, what's the war about?" I said, "It's about killing your parents."
And his eyes went wide, and I explained, "No, not literally...but at
some point you have to step outside the control of your parents and
create your own life, your own destiny. That process is
inevitable...and if there are indeed older races, and they're interfering, that puts them smack in the middle of that same process."
It's not about who has the biggest gun, because there's *always*
somebody else with a bigger gun...it's about *understanding* your way
out of a problem.
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books