Hirogen Alpha wrote:
As for the original film, I watched it a couple of months ago, and with the exception of a few things, found it to be pretty awful. I realize now its where all the implausible trappings in the television series come from (I'm pretty sure salt water is acid to the aliens solely for an easy out to the ridiculous finale). Worse, it doesn't have any of the series' ideas. George's family is barely seen, and Newcomer culture is pretty one-dimensional.
I would give the film the benefit of doubt on this matter. Although it is on species it would be like saying you really don't learn about Vulcans or Klingons from Spock ands Worf in the movies.
Interesting thing about George renamed from Sam Francisco. My ex was a refugee from Vietnam and assigned a random name from immigration like the newcomer Sam in the movie. Much of slag society was loosly based on Jim Crow laws and the Vietnamese refugees of 1976.