January 16 2014, 01:22 AM
Re: Star Trek -- Project: Potemkin "The Night the Stars Fell from the
Thanks for the reply, Sir Rhosis
Yes, it is Radar's imaginary rank from "Welcome to Korea" that Hawkeye made up to get Radar into the officer's club. Someone pretending to be an officer seemed like a natural inspiration for my handle on Star Trek
boards, but for some reason I can't remember what the connection was....
The insect idea occurred to me as a possibility at least worth mentioning, since Grigory had admitted in his conversation with the Preserver ghost that he had killed insects before. "Sarat deserves to be squashed, probably more than the insects I've accidentally stepped on," which is a better way of expressing my thought than what I wrote the first time, seemed like it could have had a bearing on things, since all I had to do was put together pieces already laid out in dialog.
As for Preserver intent, the Preserver ghost seemed to be prodding Grigory to interfere in some way, which is exactly what he ended up doing. So, I thought it was worth exploring that possibility.
By the way, I liked the scene with the Preserver ghost. I liked the cuts which made it seem like Grigory was hallucinating.
This is probably the place to mention something, even though I suspect it may have been completely serendipitous, which is that the Preserver ghost effect looked like swirling stars. Even though Grigory's conversation happened in the daytime, my immediate thought was to wonder whether there was a connection there with the episode's title. I'd say not, since the falling stars were the Preserver spaceships arriving on Vulcan, right? Still, I thought it was an interesting coincidence.
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Last edited by Corellian Corvette; January 16 2014 at 06:12 AM.
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