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Old May 17 2014, 01:03 AM   #76
ZapBrannigan
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Re: Fridge horror for The Apple

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
I believe they were feeding it the explosive rocks, but otherwise, yeah, totally.

Plus, the episode suffers from what I think of as "small planet syndrome": everything relevant to the entire planet takes place around the one beam-down site.

That's right, it was explosive rocks Vaal needed so often. To be fair, they were only "five hour energy" explosive rocks.

And I didn't have a name for it, but small planet syndrome is a peeve of mine. It happens whenever we're dealing with pre-industrial natives. In "Errand of Mercy" and "Friday's Child," village elders are treated like planetary rulers and preposterously given the right to decide things they do not understand.
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