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Old October 29 2014, 11:50 PM   #1
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Earth: Final Conflict

Sorry if this has been done before, I couldn't find the thread.

But does anyone know what the show was supposed to be like? I read and heard that the FC we got was much different than the FC Gene had intended for.
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Old October 29 2014, 11:55 PM   #2
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Don't worry and E:FC thread usually turns up one a year. As for what the orignal plan was supposed to be, but from memory the changes from S2 was down to the studio/network execs, it wouldn't be the last GR show that changed from the orignal concept Andromeda anyone
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Old October 30 2014, 12:20 AM   #3
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Season 2...at least the first 1/2, was like every sci-Fi Trope you've seen on Star Trek and/or seen in comics.

season 3 recovered, and season 4 seemed to be approaching what we had in season 1.

Season 5 has a couple of character names & the series title...but more like a SyFy Saturday night movie.
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Old October 30 2014, 03:10 AM   #4
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Re: Earth: Final Conflict

wulfio wrote: View Post
Sorry if this has been done before, I couldn't find the thread.

But does anyone know what the show was supposed to be like? I read and heard that the FC we got was much different than the FC Gene had intended for.
I don't know how much of the series Roddenberry had planned, if anything beyond the pilot. It is true the producers and writers of the first season had their own plans for stories and where they wanted to take the show in subsequent seasons. Those plans were abandoned when Tribune axed them and brought in new producers and writers who did their own thing with the show. I'm not sure what the original gang had planned exactly, though.
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Old October 30 2014, 12:37 PM   #5
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I don't think much is known of the original plan, but Boone would have been the lead for the entire show, I think he has a sexual relationship with Da'an, the Taelons are more ambivalent and less evil, (Zo'or was introduced towards the end of S1 when the studio changes began) the Jaridians were going to be very different and less overly evil... it was going to have more moral ambiguity.
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Old November 5 2014, 01:49 AM   #6
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I really liked Season 4. And, for my money, Liam Kincaid was a far more charismatic lead than William Boone ever was.

And Ronald Sandoval is one of my all-time favorite TV characters. He was even enough to keep me going through that incredibly shitty 5th season.
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Old November 5 2014, 03:09 AM   #7
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Sandoval was a boring villain. When he was potentially a hero in waiting (Sandoval's Run is the obvious key episode), but someone who could go either way, he was interesting. But from season two onwards there was increasingly little of that.
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Old November 5 2014, 04:33 AM   #8
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Personally I found season 4's Trapped by Time and Atonement to be excellent Sandoval episodes. But by season 5 the character was reduced to a one-dimensional moustache-twirler, but then by season 5 the show in general was reduced to unadulterated crap.
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