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Old November 23 2012, 10:38 AM   #76
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Re: Species 8472: What were their motives?

Not even if they stuntcast the entire female cast of Voyager as CSI Cleveland?

That would be you standing between Jennifer Lien and a paying gig!

How shellfish!
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Old November 23 2012, 10:44 AM   #77
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Okay I give in.

Jennifer can be the prossy in the lockup.

Mulgrew is of course the hardbitten boss sergeant lady person.

Dawson can be the chief investigator and Ryan can be her love interest and just to throw a bone to viewers who are not me Wang can be the body they are flensing away at in the lab.
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Old November 23 2012, 10:53 AM   #78
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Wang can't be the body every week.

I suppose he could be in the cold locker, and they keep opening his drawer for different reasons each week?

Does he get full residuals if we just see his toes?
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Old November 23 2012, 10:57 AM   #79
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The men will take turns every week.

You will only see Wang's toes but you will see a full body forensic autopsy on Beltran.

Obviously Beltran will get more money for that episode since he will have to lie completely still and show no change of expression as they lift varying sheets from varying body zones. I'm sure he will be very good at this though.
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Old November 23 2012, 12:22 PM   #80
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Be more worried about the girls have a coughing fit from all the sawdust after they open him up.
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Old November 23 2012, 12:28 PM   #81
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They will be wearing those fetching white medical masks.

It will bring out their eyes as they peer into his interiors.
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Old November 23 2012, 01:11 PM   #82
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How rude is it to see if there's an echo?
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Old November 23 2012, 01:25 PM   #83
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Ryan leans into the body cavity..

"A coochi moymoymoymoy.."

Dawson smirks.
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Old November 24 2012, 04:45 AM   #84
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I'm actually watching Scorpion right now, and it's clear that they have full intent of destroying life that is weaker than them.

I haven't seen In The Flesh since it first aired, but based on my vague memory, the borg attacked them first. So it seems to me that Species 8472 were originally intending to wipe out all life in the quadrant out of revenge for the borg's attack on them.

So, my guess is, if 8472 had defeated the borg, they probably would have gone on to attack non-borg worlds too. But that's a good question and an answer is never really given.
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Old November 24 2012, 04:56 AM   #85
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BOOTHBY: Humans. You've got a flair for the dramatic, I'll give you that. You want to keep talking? Fine by me, but no more beating around the bush. Now what do you want from us. The truth, Captain.
JANEWAY: Voyager is alone in the Delta Quadrant. We haven't been in contact with Earth for over four years.
BOOTHBY: Explain why you attacked our realm, hand in hand with the Borg.
JANEWAY: At the time, we didn't realise the Borg had started the war against you. We forged a temporary alliance with them because we thought you were the threat.
SEVEN: Your galaxy will be purged. Sound familiar?
BULLOCK: We were only trying to defend ourselves.
TUVOK: If that's true, why are you still in our galaxy? Your conflict with the Borg ended over a year ago.
As far as 8472 was concerned in In the Flesh, their "warcry" was more of a threat than a promise... Even though it was originally released as a threat and a promise.

I mean, when Worf says things like "death tot he opposition" during baseball games, do we really expect him to follow through on that chatter?
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I mean, when Worf says things like "death tot he opposition" during baseball games, do we really expect him to follow through on that chatter?
Apparently he did when he was a little Worf.
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Old November 24 2012, 11:20 AM   #87
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Yes he did, but it was an accident and he cried about it afterwards like a 4 year old girl with a skinned knee.
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Old November 24 2012, 03:53 PM   #88
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Be more worried about the girls have a coughing fit from all the sawdust after they open him up.
Wait, no one said anything about cutting open his brain
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Old November 25 2012, 05:03 PM   #89
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According to script, the Borg failed to assimilate any 8472. Therefore, they did no harm to 8472. In the real world, nations will tolerate open violations of their sovereignty and even the deaths of their own nationals yet not go to war. This is true not just of weak countries like Pakistan but even powerful ones like the US (the Liberty, the Stark.)

The notion that 8472 was defending itself by invading normal space and slaughtering thousands (or was it millions? billions?) in response to no loss of life or property is equivalent to saying that trespass can be justly treated as a capital crime! Their seems to be some projection involved here.
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Old November 25 2012, 09:55 PM   #90
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They might not be able to assimilate 8472, but that doesn't mean that they didn't kill a few billion (trillion?)trying to assimilate them while they were sucking cities into space. that's what the do. they find a planet, suck up all the cities and assimilate the raw resources and civilians. it's just a question of civilian response vs the military response, if 8472 had a military before they met the Borg.

How many cities, how many planets did they excavate, before the Borg were kicked out of Fluidic space?
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