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Old May 30 2010, 06:24 PM   #95
Rowan Sjet
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Re: 5x09 Cold Blood (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!!

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What personalities?!? They were cyphers, nothing more. The angry military leader (with familial connections to the soldier us humans just killed, of course), the wise elder, the morally resolute scientist (who's totally fine with VIVISECTION btw, but lets just ignore that this episode). And all played their usual roles in this cliche ridden suckfest.
Damn, what're you so pissed off about?

Compared to the usual 'Die, puny humans!' aliens we normally get on the show, yes, I thought they had tons of personality.
You should've rephrased it: "They had tons of personality... for a Doctor Who episode"
Heh. Not sure if I agree with that, but heh.

At any rate CJ, you really haven't seen these exact same tropes at least a half dozen times before in different media? What was there that made these characters special?

Also, what about the army of Silurians stepping out of hibernation after how many years and instantly ready to follow Restak(?) in not only killing the humans, but also a defenseless scientist and their wise leader? That would seem to fit your definition of "die puny humans".
And the sign said, "Long haired freaky people need not apply..."
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