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Old May 1 2013, 12:36 AM   #31
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Re: Earth: Final Conflict (beware spoiler)

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Kevin Kilner was definitely wooden, but I liked Lisa Howard. Okay, I liked her largely because she was really hot, but I had no problems with her acting. And Von Flores was always extremely good. In later seasons I kept hoping he'd be written out so he could get a gig more worthy of his talents, but he just stayed with the show, and since then I don't think I've seen him in much of anything, which is a shame.
Oh Yea, Von Flores is top notch, I enjoyed him in Tek War also.
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Old May 1 2013, 01:44 PM   #32
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Von Flores is totally the highlight of the show and all four seasons do some excellent things with Sandoval.

This fifth season though Sandoval turns into a moustache twirling bad guy as opposed to the ambigous playing both sides with a personal agenda of his own he was previously. Admittedly, my memories of season 5 aren't that good, I never bothered with it on DVD. Though in the past year or so EFC has been on at the same time I take my breaks at work (we have a TV in the lunch room). And damn, I caught one season 5 episode where Sandoval is actually boasting his evil plan to rule Earth. That year truly is an embarassment to the show.
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Old May 1 2013, 03:02 PM   #33
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^I felt so sorry for Von Flores. He was the best actor on that show, the one who most deserved to leave it for something better, but he was the one and only guy who stayed with it for its entire run and just kept getting saddled with worse and worse writing and characterization.
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Old May 2 2013, 03:45 AM   #34
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What channel is airing EFC?
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Old May 2 2013, 04:03 AM   #35
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What channel is airing EFC?
In the US, none. It was a syndicated show while it was on. These days it only seems to be available on DVD.
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Old May 2 2013, 01:26 PM   #36
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In Canada, re-runs are shown weekdays on Showcase and TV Tropolis. Although, for some reason, TV Tropolis only shows seasons 3-5 (Showcase shows all five seasons).
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Old May 2 2013, 06:08 PM   #37
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OK..so even if there is some difference of opinion on Boone& Liam...it seems we ALL agree than Von Flores was a great actor, and did his part in making Sandoval a great character (even if the writing, especially in season 5, undermined that work).

I wish there were re-runs..because my recollection of season 4 was that they seemed to be going back to things that made EFC an interesting series and where they were going with season 1. ANd then season 5--- like Andromeda, a cheap alternate version of the previous 4 seasons.
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Old May 2 2013, 06:23 PM   #38
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From what I remember of season 4, I didn't think it was much of an improvement.
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Old May 3 2013, 02:59 AM   #39
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Season 4 benefitted from having a story arc mapped out for the entire season and advnacing the storyline for the Taelons and Jaridians, which effectively wrapped up the series. Granted, the finale isn't much of a series finale, other shows have done worse, and it is much better than the actual series finale.

Also, the episodes Trapped by Time and Attonement are excellent and show Sandoval at his best. These might even rival season 1's highly praised Sandoval's Run.
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Old May 20 2013, 02:48 PM   #40
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So, after much struggling, I finally managed to finish the series.

Funnily enough, I actually enjoyed Season 5.
Am I the only one?
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Old May 20 2013, 03:01 PM   #41
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So, after much struggling, I finally managed to finish the series.

Funnily enough, I actually enjoyed Season 5.
Am I the only one?
Probably the only one who will admit to liking it

I found some stuff to like about it, and it was a fantastic Bold idea to go from the Frying pan (Taelons and Jiridians both as antagonists) into the fire (The combined Race even worse then the two seperate races) but, the budget sadly let it down. Only Rene and Geek girl and Sandoval as the main cast (Sandoval being the only one still around from S1). It kinda turned into a Xena/Gabrielle show in S5, and in my opinion the execution left a lot to be desired. I think the firsst 4 seasons were pretty solid for the most part, though
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Old May 21 2013, 07:04 AM   #42
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What I did find was that the finale to the Taelon/Jiridians story was kinda a damp squib.
Sort of "We have been fighting for years; Let's be friends.".

Was expecting a much more dramitic ending.
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