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Old April 9 2013, 12:45 AM   #20
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Re: In A Mirror, Darkly: Best cold open ever?

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The FC opening scene was cool, but I thought "In a Mirror, Darkly" was awful. Why should I care about any of these people?
I don't get your point. Why shouldn't you care about any of these people?
More importantly, why do you need to care about these people? It's a one-off episode.

In IAMD Archer is just evil. And Phlox is just evil. And Hoshi is just evil. Their motives for constantly betraying one another are completely random. It doesn't feel natural. At all.
Would you say the same thing about Hamlet? I'm not, of course, comparing it to Hamlet, that would be silly. But the motivations for the betrayals seemed to me no less believable than the motivations for the evil characters in Shakespeare plays. They wanted power and they didn't care how they got it. Sure, I guess they did it with the veneer of B-action film villains. But really why wouldn't they betray each other, besides that morality thing?
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