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Old June 10 2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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Battle Lines

Watching this ep now, and I'm thinking, why didn't the Ennis or Nol'ennis think of burying their captured opponents? Fate worse than death and final victory.
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Old June 10 2013, 04:42 AM   #2
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Ouch! It could have made an interesting subplot.
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Old June 17 2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Weren't the fights out in the open to the point where there was no captured opponents?
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Old June 18 2013, 12:01 AM   #4
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I want to know why they didn't think to cut their enemies up into little pieces and keep them in separate sealed boxes. Let's see them repair THAT damage!

Last edited by Tiberius; June 18 2013 at 07:59 AM. Reason: I meant BOXES!
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Old June 18 2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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What are "oxes?"

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Old June 18 2013, 07:21 AM   #6
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It's spelled oxen. Haven't you played Oregon Trail?

Obviously he means, why didn't they feed their captured opponents to oxen?
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Old June 18 2013, 07:59 AM   #7
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I meant boxes, guys...
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Old June 18 2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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Couldn’t they just chop off each other’s heads or torch their bodies into ash? These guys need a lesson on killing.

This planet was essentially playing paintball for all eternity!
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Old June 18 2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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ahhhh plot holes it would not be startrek without at least 1 :P
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Old June 18 2013, 11:02 PM   #10
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JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
It's spelled oxen. Haven't you played Oregon Trail?

Obviously he means, why didn't they feed their captured opponents to oxen?
They tried that. Fully healed and armed soldiers would just step right out the backside as if from a long dark tunnel. Not so much fun for either the soldiers or the ox.
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Old June 18 2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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You know this is one of the few episodes of DSN, I've only seen 2 or 3 times. Not one of my favourite episodes.
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Old June 18 2013, 11:33 PM   #12
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You know this is one of the few episodes of DSN, I've only seen 2 or 3 times. Not one of my favourite episodes.
Yeah, it was a fairly transparent attempt to have Kai Opaka fall on her sword nobly so pave the way for Winn's rise to power.

On one hand it's a pity, because I liked the Opaka character, on the other Winn was such a delightfully wicked antagonist. Though it was nice Opaka showed up regularly in flashback.
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Old June 19 2013, 04:30 PM   #13
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MacLeod wrote: View Post
You know this is one of the few episodes of DSN, I've only seen 2 or 3 times. Not one of my favourite episodes.
Yeah, it was a fairly transparent attempt to have Kai Opaka fall on her sword nobly so pave the way for Winn's rise to power.
Actually, at the time they hadn't thought of that and were planning on Bariel becoming the next Kai until they realised how boring it would be if everyone was buddy buddy.

On one hand it's a pity, because I liked the Opaka character, on the other Winn was such a delightfully wicked antagonist. Though it was nice Opaka showed up regularly in flashback.
I don't remember her popping up more than once, maybe twice after they killed her.
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