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Old March 10 2014, 04:07 PM   #166
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No, he knew the whole time, he was just being a dick.
I mean back as far as season 1. He didn't have memory back but he knew what happened between him and Travis.

Did anyone read the book by Paul Darrow? Called Lucifer and taking place after the end of season 4.
Is it an improvement over his last B7 book "Avon - A Terrible Aspect"?

Never read it (never seen a copy) but by all accounts it's pretty dire.
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Old March 10 2014, 04:19 PM   #167
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I own it. It's ok, but I don't think the Avon portrayed in the book has many similarities to the Avon in the show. I haven't read Lucifer yet.
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Old March 10 2014, 04:39 PM   #168
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The online reviews for Lucifer seemed pretty positive and there's a sequel coming out to it this year.
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Old March 10 2014, 07:49 PM   #169
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Lucifer is fairly well plotted, apart from a few odd choices...



Unfortunately, Darrow's writing style is painful.
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Old March 10 2014, 08:29 PM   #170
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But that's how Rome worked in the beginning.
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Old March 10 2014, 10:01 PM   #171
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Started doing a fanfic last night. Haven't written in ages. Felt good.

Might try and publish it one day.
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Old March 12 2014, 02:17 AM   #172
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B09: COUNTDOWN

Straight forward action adventure and the story is told in real time for a change. Avon steals the show with a great character story, Vila spends much of it playing the fool and once again the girls are restricted to the staying on the ship (Sally showing her displeasure by telling Cally off during the final countdown). Provine is a shocking actor, his death scene is just terrible, although it does continue to seed the Star One story arc for the season. The detonator is a stupidly simple device but it matches the story. It would've been interesting if Grant had accepted Blake's offer; he would been a good replacement for Gan. Peter Tuddenham doesn't appear in this episode, so this is probably the only episode where it could be called Blake's 5.
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Old March 12 2014, 11:16 AM   #173
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Countdown is good solid fun, it's nice to see a populace overthrowing the Federation as it shows the rebellion isn't just limited to Blake and co. Plus it lays the groundwork for series 3's Rumours of Death.

One of the problems of B7's format is that every other week they meet someone who could have joined the crew but didn't. From a dramatic point of view the Liberator having a crew of dozens wouldn't work so well, but rationally it would make more sense (and you'd never end up with a situation ala Horizon where there's just Avon left)
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Old March 12 2014, 09:26 PM   #174
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Countdown is good solid fun, it's nice to see a populace overthrowing the Federation as it shows the rebellion isn't just limited to Blake and co. Plus it lays the groundwork for series 3's Rumours of Death.

One of the problems of B7's format is that every other week they meet someone who could have joined the crew but didn't. From a dramatic point of view the Liberator having a crew of dozens wouldn't work so well, but rationally it would make more sense (and you'd never end up with a situation ala Horizon where there's just Avon left)
True but on the flipside a lot of the crew - especially Avon - wouldn't trust anyone else. He barely trusts the current crew!
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Old March 12 2014, 11:49 PM   #175
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This is very true!

I'm not even sure Avon trusts Avon...
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Old March 12 2014, 11:58 PM   #176
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This is very true!

I'm not even sure Avon trusts Avon...
Nah, Avon knows he can trust Avon, since he's Avon.

But, he also knows, if he wasn't Avon, he sure as Hell wouldn't trust Avon

Just started watching Episode A09 right now.

Nothing major to discuss.

Though it was interesting that Gan healed Jenna's wounds with the little Skin healer thing (beginning of The Web or end of the previous episode) and then On Planet, in The Web Blake is so astounded the inhabitants there could heal a wound so easily? Apparently Gan hadn't shared the Healing thingy with Blake yet, LOL.
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Old March 13 2014, 12:02 AM   #177
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Well, he might have and Blake simply forgot. You know, memory isn't his strongest skill.
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Old March 13 2014, 12:03 AM   #178
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I'm listing to the new full cast audio.

They just can't catch a break.
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Old March 13 2014, 12:22 AM   #179
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Well, he might have and Blake simply forgot. You know, memory isn't his strongest skill.
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A09 Project Avalon First time I've ever recognized (and acknowledged in my head) Glynis Barber in this episode. The last time through (My first since the early 1980s [a couple years back]) I did know right before seeing the episode, she was in it, but, didn't fully "feel/recognize" her. I never noticed or knew the couple times I watched the Series back in the 1980s.

I've always liked this episode. It's the first episode, I believe, that drives home the fact that even victories aren't what they think, and just how many steps The Federation plans ahead.
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Old March 13 2014, 01:29 AM   #180
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This is very true!

I'm not even sure Avon trusts Avon...
Nah, Avon knows he can trust Avon, since he's Avon.

But, he also knows, if he wasn't Avon, he sure as Hell wouldn't trust Avon

Just started watching Episode A09 right now.

Nothing major to discuss.

Though it was interesting that Gan healed Jenna's wounds with the little Skin healer thing (beginning of The Web or end of the previous episode) and then On Planet, in The Web Blake is so astounded the inhabitants there could heal a wound so easily? Apparently Gan hadn't shared the Healing thingy with Blake yet, LOL.
It was either that or he was reacting to the fact that they put a slice of beef schnitzel on his hand to fix him instead of an electronic piece of hardware.
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