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Old March 19 2014, 06:15 PM   #211
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I don’t think the ship’s arrival on Vila World is that fortuitous? I thought it’d been their ages but had malfunctioned meaning people thought they couldn’t get out even though they could as Vila and Keril did?
It's a bit of a dodgy scene; Vila concludes the ship has landed as they're still alive as air is seeping through the force field - wouldn't that mean it would work both ways, that air would be sucked out if they were still in space? The guy that got through beforehand didn't survive.

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Avon’s comment that Vila is far more useful than Tarrant’s good as well: although Vila’s usefulness is sometimes outweighed quite literally by his weight of course
I see what you did there.
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Old March 19 2014, 06:16 PM   #212
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I also forgot to mention the strange audio edit when Tarrant confronts Avon in the crew quarters in The Harvest of Kairos; when he says the word 'astute' Avon is mouthing something else. Always tried to work out what it was originally.
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Old March 19 2014, 06:58 PM   #213
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C06: THE CITY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

Vila's episode is filled with great lines from Michael Keating but Colin Baker - while great casting at the time - just comes across as the sixth Doctor, and it's very hard to shake. Tarrant's arrogance has been growing all season and it comes to a head this episode which almost sees Vila and Cally dead. The starship carrying the other Stargate- I mean terminus arrives at the other planet all too easily timed for my liking. Kerril goes from vicious Bayban footsoldier to Doctor Who companion when she changes her outfit.
Some have suggested Paul Darrow's overacting in "Timelash" was a thanks for Colin Baker's overacting in City At The Edge Of The World.
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Old March 24 2014, 08:35 AM   #214
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Never spotted this from Space Fall before; the console Jenna uses on the flight deck to seal the hatch and get them underway is actually the main teleport controller!

At this point the teleport hadn't been introduced so they probably just relocated the prop to the new set in the following episode.

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Old March 24 2014, 09:49 AM   #215
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Or the Liberator just has a lot of standardised consoles
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Old March 24 2014, 10:43 PM   #216
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Apparently, every species in the universe understands the meaning of a red or blue lever.
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Old March 24 2014, 10:51 PM   #217
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Well I was wondering about the levers; in the first couple of episodes Avon just presses a button on the console to trigger a teleport, but in subsequent episodes they start using the red and blue levers. Now does this mean the teleport only has a limit of 10 people per teleport? I remember watching an episode of series 2 or 3 in which they used three levers for three people.

Can't remember how many teleported in Mission to Destiny.
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Old March 24 2014, 10:57 PM   #218
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Half a dozen maybe? Not sure...That might be the most we've seen teleported in one go.
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Old March 24 2014, 11:24 PM   #219
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Maybe there were more teleport stations, but not as close to the bridge?

It is a VERY big ship.

Dozens of teleport stations times half a dozen bodies.

(Although when it was broken, Avon did seem worried enough to shoot the teleport's guts to speed up autorepairs.)
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Old March 25 2014, 01:53 AM   #220
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Just checked; they teleported seven.

How appropriate.

Though had Blake been more successful on Cygnus Alpha they likely would've taken up more.
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Old March 25 2014, 01:57 AM   #221
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Maybe there were more teleport stations, but not as close to the bridge?

It is a VERY big ship.

Dozens of teleport stations times half a dozen bodies.
Does beg the question what the original crew complement was on that ship.

Other than the flight deck, the teleport bay and a few sub control rooms we never saw much else for a crew to do; the auto repair and the self-recharging power cells took care of the rest of the ship.
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Old March 25 2014, 03:09 AM   #222
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Well I was wondering about the levers; in the first couple of episodes Avon just presses a button on the console to trigger a teleport, but in subsequent episodes they start using the red and blue levers. Now does this mean the teleport only has a limit of 10 people per teleport? I remember watching an episode of series 2 or 3 in which they used three levers for three people.

Can't remember how many teleported in Mission to Destiny.
Maybe Zen reroutes the controls to give the new crew an easier sequence. Or Avon realises after a bit that there was a 'macro' already built into the controls that would do it all for him.
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Old March 25 2014, 03:19 AM   #223
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This is an observation 8 year old me had... "Didn't they lose most of their teleport bracelets on Cignus Alpha? They must be running low."

Was the ship automatically making more bracelets or did they have hold some where lined with crates of teleport bracelets?
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Old March 25 2014, 08:09 AM   #224
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This is an observation 8 year old me had... "Didn't they lose most of their teleport bracelets on Cignus Alpha? They must be running low."

Was the ship automatically making more bracelets or did they have hold some where lined with crates of teleport bracelets?
They lost a heap in Cygnus Alpha, 1 in Seek Locate Destroy, 1 in Mission to Destiny, etc and yet in Redemption they had a full set:



Obviously Zen made more.
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Old March 27 2014, 08:22 AM   #225
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C07: CHILDREN OF AURON

Another continuity rich episode with references to Saurian Major (Time Squad), the Clone Masters (Weapon), Vila's space helmet (Dawn of the Gods), that green gun that's been in pretty much every episode this season, not to mention foreshadowing Cally's feelings towards Avon (Sarcophagus) and Avon going after Shrinker (Rumours of Death). Jan Chappell does a fine double act as Cally's twin sister Zelda. The story is very brutal, similar to Killer from the previous season, though this one moves a lot quicker despite less impact of the virus with extras being infected, and Jacqueline Pierce is in fine form. Loved the brilliant pre-DNA side-story about Servalan's blood, and the Thunderbirds-style explosions are naturally awesome. Despite being the typical Series C lackeys-of-the-week, Ginka and Derrell do a good job facing off against each other. Servalan's orgasm at the end is legendary. My only gripe is Servalan and Avon don't really get to face off as much as I'd liked, but this is Cally's episode after all.
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