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  • #46
    And now for a word
    Took a serious instant dislike to miss torqeman. Am I right guys and gals in presuming that's a refernce to torquemada? Rome's infamous inquisitor? Either way at seveal points she said she might not be able to sit through the enitre episode as she hated Cynthia that much. She was also giving out that our intrepit reporter interrupted people (especially franklin) when they were busy. She called ISN the "fox news of the future". I think we can definitely say that engagement level is high. When she listened to franlin's story about his friend dying when they were 17 she said it was amazign they make interfaces you can kill yourself that easily with, even windows has you confirm things a zillion times. Also the loved corbyn's reaciton wehn he was bieng interviewed, especially the glance over the shoulder at Ivanova. Gave out at the reporter's mispronnciation of the name though
    In the shadow of za hadom
    and now we see connecitons coming together, it was delightful to see the ight dawnign in her eyes, she guessed about morden just before he came up on screen from the icarus. I'd also forgotten myself this is the episode we see the intorduction of the night watch. She was amused by the term "mini Pax". Seh really seemd to enjoy Vir's speech but wondered was it the first time we'd heard Vir's surname, i don't think it was but I''m not 100% sure. She liked the very dramatic lighting on sheirdans' face during the interrogation scene and commented later when Kosh was showing him za=hadum that it looed humaniod (I disagreed and said spideroid), Overall some laughter, little commentery but very engged wiht the epsode and we did have a side discussion Vir developoing some stee in himself and the interconnections, things coming together.
    "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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    • #47
      Originally posted by phazedout View Post
      And now for a word
      Took a serious instant dislike to miss torqeman. Am I right guys and gals in presuming that's a refernce to torquemada? Rome's infamous inquisitor? Either way at seveal points she said she might not be able to sit through the enitre episode as she hated Cynthia that much... She called ISN the "fox news of the future".
      If L hates Cynthia Torqueman that much, just wait until she makes the acquaintance of a certain
      Alison Higgins!


      And the link above says you're right about the reference.

      Originally posted by phazedout View Post
      In the shadow of za hadom
      Seh really seemd to enjoy Vir's speech but wondered was it the first time we'd heard Vir's surname, i don't think it was but I''m not 100% sure.
      I don't know for certain when Vir's surname is first heard, but I know he said it in #203 "The Geometry of Shadows". He keeps repeating to Elric's illusionary monster, "My name is Vir Cotto, diplomatic attache to ambassador Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic!"
      Last edited by alpha128; 05-06-2019, 06:01 PM.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by alpha128 View Post

        I don't know for certain when Vir's surname is first heard, but I know he said it in #203 "The Geometry of Shadows". He keeps repeating to Elric's illusionary monster, "My name is Vir Cotto, diplomatic attache to ambassador Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic!"
        Sinclair addresses Vir as Mr. Cotto in #104, "Born to the Purple" as he's playing with the toy while waiting for Londo. Then in "The War Prayer" the young lovers demand to see 'Ambassador Cotto'.



        "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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        • #49
          SO did L get how unique AND NOW FOR A WORD was for its time? I mean that episode came out of nowhere and was so unique. I mean what an idea, "Let's just break what we're doing and do an episode where an outsider takes a look at our world through the eyes of the media". What a brilliant idea it was at the time.

          And I assume she will love Dan Randall as well when you get to Season 4.
          Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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          • #50
            I'lbe honest here folks i've been awake since 05.50 and it's 22,35 now I am a phaze of very little brain.

            Knives
            some comments which stood out "he aid it eas the finest blade he'd ever seen but they look the same" then, somewhat contradictorily "one is longer than the other but he has longer arms so it makes sense". Soem comments about the brivari "it's such a huge cup why so little of the drink in it. There was a comment about the baseball too (in fact I'd forgotten entirely about the B arc). L did mention a holodeck but I pointed out given the size of the station it could easily accommodate such a space. "but why, it's just an american game". I didn't reply. She's reminded me the centari names sounded quite italian. then "itialian wiht a russian acent" possibly inspired by the opera. Effects wise L was very impressed by how well the being infecting Sheridan showed up in his eyes. As always, highly amused by the use of the grapple, earthforce doesn't have tractor beams L
            Confessions and Lamentations.
            Thought at one point it was a markab at the end but realised it was Delenn and Lineer. I'm not 100% sure but noticed delenn saying "faith manages" to lineer, might be the first coining of that particular phrase. Some coments about whether or not the child was infected and also a comment that we don't see children, i explained about JMS's rule regarding cute kids and robots. Did comment that when the Markab Doctor died He had time to broak out "I must go now2 but not convey the actual sentiment he wanted to say to Franklin.
            "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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            • #51
              Correct, that was the first time "Faith manages" was heard.
              "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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