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Old September 17 2011, 12:50 PM   #1561
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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Well what do you know...

I stand corrected..
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Old September 17 2011, 01:13 PM   #1562
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Killing the love interest is right out of the BONANZA playbook. It's a tired trope. I toyed with it and dropped it.
Well, I completely disagree. A story where a secondary character is introduced only to die at the end can bring out tremendous insight into a primary character.

I give you this exemple:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlMR1WM-Pyo

I usually dismiss about 95% of all TNG episodes as merely adequate writing-wise (sorry), but this episode and especially the performance by Michael Dorn was cinema gold. And made me a fan of Dorn's.
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Old September 17 2011, 01:34 PM   #1563
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

I suppose The Paradise Syndrome would qualify for the killing the love interest trope.
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Old September 17 2011, 02:08 PM   #1564
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Well, Maurice was more specific than "having a secondary character die," he was talking about introducing a love-of-the-week and killing the character off. I entirely agree with him - it's beyond cliches, usually manipulative when it's not just lazy. COTEOF is a notable exception.

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Old September 17 2011, 10:37 PM   #1565
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

At least Kirk falling for Edith made some sense. Garrovick falling for an iguana, not so much.
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Old September 17 2011, 11:21 PM   #1566
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

It sort of makes sense, personality wise. They were made for each other, narcissistically speaking of course.
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Old September 18 2011, 01:01 AM   #1567
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

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It sort of makes sense, personality wise. They were made for each other, narcissistically speaking of course.
I suppose...but still...

I guess green scaley chicks go for the gim, surly type...
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Old September 18 2011, 02:14 AM   #1568
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Look up mating habits of reptiles and amphibians sometime.

Pretty scary stuff if you're a mammal on the receiving end of that.
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Old September 18 2011, 10:26 PM   #1569
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

YIKES!!
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Old September 18 2011, 10:31 PM   #1570
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

^^^There are so many different behaviors, just as there are with mammals. What are you taking about?
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Old September 18 2011, 11:55 PM   #1571
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Who's to say that alien amphibian mating habits would be anything like Terran amphibian mating habits?
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Old September 19 2011, 02:06 AM   #1572
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Yeah, well she slips him the tongue he's in for a real shock.
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Old September 19 2011, 02:14 AM   #1573
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Sorry, I have been away for awhile. Is there any sort of ETA on Act IV?

The 7th anniversary of principal photography slipped by in July and I was just wondering...
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Old September 19 2011, 03:51 AM   #1574
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Did they ever finish that last episode and will they be doing anymore?

This guy died wondering. That was 105 pages ago.

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Old September 19 2011, 01:17 PM   #1575
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...and so the ship was destroyed entering the distubance with a loss of all hands. All that remained was the bridge, which was restored and used on the destroyer, AJAX.

The End.

So there.
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