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  • #16
    Originally posted by WorkerCaste
    If by good idea you mean a weapons control system that couples an unobstructed, real-time spherical view of space with a control system that reads motions for targetting, weapon selection, and power, then I wholly agree that it was a cool idea!

    If you mean hanging the actor by wires and using over the top martial arts with yelling, I don't think I can follow you there. It really is too bad they couldn't execute the concept closer to what JMS was envisioning, but I do give full marks for trying to break out of the usual concepts and images. You can't have fabulous successes if you don't risk the occasional flop.
    You got it... the idea was cool, the execution left much to be desired, good description of the why's.

    The "haunted ship" part of the story was quite weak IMO. Other than that I think LoTR:TLaDiS wasn't bad for a pilot.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Capt.Montoya
      Other than that I think LoTR:TLaDiS wasn't bad for a pilot.
      I completely agree. Looking back at virtually any pilot, it seems weak compared to the ultimate series. I can't think of a single instance where I felt the series was inferior to the pilot.

      BTW, I have to admit that I kind enjoyed the "haunted ship" plot line.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by WorkerCaste
        I completely agree. Looking back at virtually any pilot, it seems weak compared to the ultimate series. I can't think of a single instance where I felt the series was inferior to the pilot.
        I can:

        The Zarg plotline of Grey 17 is Missing
        The Fighting Tournament plotline of TKO
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        • #19
          Originally posted by NotKosh
          I can:

          The Zarg plotline of Grey 17 is Missing
          The Fighting Tournament plotline of TKO
          Um, I was referring to the series as a whole, not indiviual episodes in the series. I would readily agree that there are indivual episodes which were worse than the pilots of a number of series.
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          • #20
            Again, it's the concept vs the presentation. JMS originally wanted a spinning chair in the pod, which sounds reminiscent of the the weapons system in The Last Starfighter, especially during that film's "death blossom" sequence.

            Still, the idea of simply flicking a finger and sending a bolt of energy at your attackers would be eminently cool to use, but I believe it would have still looked somewhat goofy, even with the chair.

            I liked Martel. His male model looks were unnerving to me (I'm a standard human in appearance) but his performance was one of the best. I expecially liked his interaction with G'Kar and the interrogation with Minister Kafta, even though Kafta was a ham of the highest order. Similarly, I liked Dulann, although he didn't have much to do after his injury. The other regulars only had small parts that were tough to judge. Kitaro seemed very stiff and nervous. I don't know if that was acting or real.
            Tirk, Malcolm, and Nafeel (?) were all entertaining in their very limited exposure. Sarah, sadly, was the Tamlyn Tomita of this movie. She needed some work - as did the writing, which didn't make it any easier on her.

            Upon secondary viewing, I determined I really didn't like the effects. Gadjecki VFX has done some great work with Stargate lately, but LoTR was not some of their best work at all.

            Chris Franke's soundtrack was very good; ambient, moody, and not just a rehash of B5 themes.

            As a pilot, one could have only hoped that the wrinkles would have gotten ironed out. Unfortunately, it may be another dead end in the B5 universe.
            Last edited by B5_Obsessed; 09-07-2004, 11:24 AM.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by WorkerCaste
              I completely agree. Looking back at virtually any pilot, it seems weak compared to the ultimate series. I can't think of a single instance where I felt the series was inferior to the pilot.
              Stargate SG-1's pilot was a very strong one, IMO. Certainly on-par with the series, if not better.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Stunaep
                Stargate SG-1's pilot was a very strong one, IMO. Certainly on-par with the series, if not better.


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